We got a chance to play with the HTC Explorer, which was launched globally yesterday. The Explorer is the lowest priced phone HTC has ever launched but it does not feel cheap. Unlike some other vendors that don’t hesitate cutting corners by using thin, cheap plastics even for their high-end smartphones (wink), HTC has not compromised on quality of materials it has used. At 108 grams, the Explorer might feel like a toy to many but we were fairly impressed with its understated look and feel. On paper, the Explorer will be considered in the lightweight category in the specifications department but its snappy performance came as a surprise. HTC’s new Sense UI 3.5 adds a nifty shortcut bar on the left of the homescreen, which gives access to commonly used functions. Thanks to its 3.2-inch display, every corner of the display is accessible with the thumb for one-handed use. By the way, the Explorer runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3.5, which brings many bug fixes and better power management. The Explorer also has different finishes for the back cover, which is a good thing as some might not like its dotted-plastic finish (check our image gallery). That’s all for now, stay tuned for our detail review coming up soon. Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?
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