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HTC Advantage X7510 review

Too small to be a laptop, too large to be a mobile phone. So what is HTC's device?

Our Verdict

This is a curious gadget, and we're not quite sure where it is marketed. Some impressive spec, but overall the X7510 fails to win us over

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 16 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 3.1 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 6 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 640 x 480

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For

  • 3G HSDPA connectivity
  • 16GB storage
  • Decent keyboard

Against

  • Awkward to use for calls
  • Chunky device

HTC's Advantage X7510 is both too large to drop into your pocket and too small to drop into your bag and be a laptop. So what is it?

The Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system gives it the potential to make voice and data calls and it features HSDPA, so data speeds should be fine. Voice calls are a bit of a challenge though.

There's no speaker for private calling, should you want to hold the chunky main section to your ear. You need to use headphones.

Sluggish keyboard

The mini keyboard means the Advantage X7510 could be used for word processing or serious emailing.

The keyboard is flat and if you turn the haptic feedback off, typing can be slow. The keyboard and main body are separate from each other and connect via magnets.

The system works well, as long as you don't prod the top-heavy body too hard, otherwise it'll collapse.

Large display

16GB of built-in Flash storage is welcome and a miniSD card slot lets you add more.

There is GPS and Wi-Fi here too. The large screen also means browsing is more rewarding than on many smartphones, and reading emails less hard on the eye.

In the end, however, there is too much compromise with the HTC Advantage X7510, being neither small or practical.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.1 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time6 Hour
Product ModelX7510 Advantage
Screen Size12.7 cm (5")
Screen Resolution640 x 480
Weight (Approximate)375 g
Processor ManufacturerMarvell
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height133.5 mm
Width98 mm
Depth16 mm
Battery Standby Time300 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameAdvantage X7510 Smartphone
Processor Speed624 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number99HFC004-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

The ultimate mobile office refined and up-rated. More power, more control, more performance. Building on the success of its iconic predecessor, the second-generation HTC Advantage X7510 takes laptop performance in a pocket-size form-factor to new heights of power and usability. Featuring a massive 16GB of internal flash memory, coupled with finger gesture recognition and an improved tactile keyboard for intensive text-input, the Advantage X7510 makes playing media, working with Microsoft Office documents, sending and receiving emails and web browsing an altogether more empowering experience.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory128 MB