Palm Pre 2

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7/10 AVG.
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The Palm Pre 2 feels like a throwback to 2010. It's fun, but far from cutting edge. - Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine  
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Overall, this is a nice, slick little smartphone that performs well, and offers a number of unique features that first got us excited by the Palm Pre back in 2009. The only trouble is, the excitement surrounding these features has somewhat worn off. - Paul Lamkin, Pocket-lint  
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 14 reviews

The Palm Pre 2 is HP’s first webOS smartphone since acquiring Palm. It’s pretty much a splitting image of its namesake predecessor, but it does come with several improvements.

Compared to the Palm Pre, this QWERTY phone now features double the RAM (512MB), double the internal memory (16GB), a better 5-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, a more powerful 1GHz processor, and a Gorilla Glass protected touchscreen display. It also runs on the new webOS 2.0 platform.

In a nutshell, the Palm Pre 2 is basically a modest upgrade to the Pre instead of a being a completely new webOS smartphone. Sure the new webOS helps improve over-all performance, but it doesn’t really provide anything new to get excited about, and still lacks support from 3rd party app developers.

The Palm Pre won't likely entice current Pre users to upgrade, however it does look like a good option for fans of Palm's webOS or for those seeking a physical QWERTY keyboard.

Specs summary

Screen
3.1"

The Palm Pre 2's screen is 3.1 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Texas Instruments 3630 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the HP WebOS 2.0 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
15 GB

Internal memory is 15 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1150mAh

The phone is powered by a 1150 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. HP Palm's performance ratings are: 14.5 days standby time, 330 minutes talk time.

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 14 reviews

The Palm Pre 2 is HP’s first webOS smartphone since acquiring Palm. It’s pretty much a splitting image of its namesake predecessor, but it does come with several improvements.

Compared to the Palm Pre, this QWERTY phone now features double the RAM (512MB), double the internal memory (16GB), a better 5-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, a more powerful 1GHz processor, and a Gorilla Glass protected touchscreen display. It also runs on the new webOS 2.0 platform.

In a nutshell, the Palm Pre 2 is basically a modest upgrade to the Pre instead of a being a completely new webOS smartphone. Sure the new webOS helps improve over-all performance, but it doesn’t really provide anything new to get excited about, and still lacks support from 3rd party app developers.

The Palm Pre won't likely entice current Pre users to upgrade, however it does look like a good option for fans of Palm's webOS or for those seeking a physical QWERTY keyboard.

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

Software is great but the hardware is lacking

from Tracy and Matt (over 3 years ago)

It definitely is a good iteration on the original but I still don't think that it has enough to stay competitive in the 2011 smartphone market. Consumers generally think that good quality hardware = good product, and if Palm/HP continues to produce phones that are lacking in the hardware department,... More

It would only appeal to current Palm users looking for an upgrade to their webOS experience

from PhoneArena (over 3 years ago)

Overall, there is a lot to like about the Palm Pre 2. We like its overall shape, though its design is a bit dated now, but it’s easy to hold and feels comfortable in the hand. The improved webOS 2.0 software and 1GHz processor makes the Pre 2 feel faster and more powerful than the Pre Plus. But... More

  8/10

It's fun, but far from cutting edge

from PC Magazine (over 3 years ago)

After several months of delays, HP's Palm Pre 2 is finally available on Verizon. Like the first version, the svelte Palm Pre 2 is a finely crafted smartphone with a beautiful operating system. But the Pre 2 suffers from a thin app catalog, a cramped design, and last year's hardware. It compares poorly... More

  6/10

A very capable smartphone, but it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrade

from Cnet (over 3 years ago)

First off, it's been a while since we've had a WebOS device in for review, so it was really great to have one back in our hands. It reminded us how much we love the mobile operating system for its multitasking abilities, data management, and search functionality, and the new enhancements only make it... More

  7/10

This is one phone that put us on spin cycle despite its flaws

from InfoSync (over 3 years ago)

The Palm Pre 2 is a hidden gem of a phone buried beneath thick igneous rock layers of Android interfaces. The Pre 2's WebOS 2.0 integration and 1GHz OMAP processor are its main entrees, and those features boosted an already great phone even higher to the smartphone gods. We loved Palm's interface—it's... More

  8/10

A combination of cute good looks with powerful smarts and a uniquely different OS

from Wired (over 3 years ago)

Hats off to Palm for carving a place for itself in the crowded smart phone market, with its brace of handsets that manage to combine cute good looks with powerful smarts and a uniquely different OS. This latest version of the QWERTY-packing Pre series raises the bar again with its beefed up processor,... More

  8/10

It manages to deliver a mostly-complete experience with an excellent balance of style and function

from IntoMobile (over 3 years ago)

On the whole, I’m still really impressed with webOS, and the Pre 2 seems to answer most of people’s concerns about Palm’s hardware. You aren’t ever going to see app selection on par with Android, what with multiple hardware manufacturers pushing the platform, but with HP behind... More

It’s a welcome and worthy successor but not a crucial update for current owners

from Phonedog (over 3 years ago)

I know a lot of you would want to wait for different hardware to even consider a webOS device and I don’t blame you.  I’d love to see a slim, large screened webOS phone as well but the Pre 2 does an excellent job for what it is.  Looking at webOS, I occasionally feel like it is... More

Top usability, but poor battery life and not enough apps

from PC Pro (over 3 years ago)

The Pre 2 is a pleasant phone to use, don't get us wrong, but it needs to do more than that in the cut throat smartphone world. Palm's selection of apps remains paltry next to the rest, and the hardware is slowly being left behind - perhaps that's why it's yet to be picked up by any of the networks.... More

  7/10

Instability and a lack of applications makes Palm Pre 2 a let down

from PhoneArena (over 3 years ago)

We like the Palm Pre 2 a lot, and while we aren't convinced it's going to be a market hit, would very much like it to be. It is a well sized, ergonomic handset with a great UI and an incredibly intuitive phonebook experience thanks to the Just Type functionality. It also offers enough fun to... More

  8/10

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