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HTC S720 Libra review

6.1/10 AVG.

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The HTC S720 Libra currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

For years High Technology Computer Corporation (HTC ) has made phones for other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like Microsoft and Audiovox. Recently they decided to proudly produce products under their own name. Horray!

The HTC S720 Libra is a dual-band CDMA smartphone slider that offers up a rich feature set within an attractive housing. When closed, the Libra measures 103x51x19 mm. It features a wonderful 2.4 inch 240x320 pixel QVGA display capable of producing 65,000 colors. The display uses a light sensor to accommodate even viewing despite available light. Below lies a numeric keypad consisting of nine raised, rectangular buttons that are easy to press. The dedicated send and end keys are located on the bottom left and right respectively.

When you slide out the full Qwerty keyboard the display shifts from portrait to landscape revealing a simple three row pad that is uncluttered and easy to tap.

The Libra is packed with a Qualcomm MSM7500, 400MHz processor, placing it among the more powerful phones on the market. Complimenting the processor is 256MB of ROM and 64MB of onboard RAM, expandable of course. The Libra ships with Microsoft Mobile 6.0.

The Libra will allow you all the functionality of a high-end smartphone, including email, texting, viewing documents and surfing the web. It also clocks an impressive talk time of 7.3 hours (228 hours standby).

But the Libra is not all work and no play; included with the device is Windows Media Player to enjoy photos, music and videos, a 2.0MP camera that can shoot pictures and video, and Bluetooth 2.0 so you can be a monster multi-tasker.

Operating system
Windows Mobile
400 MHz
Screen Size
2+ MP

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HTC released the S720 Libra on June 12, 2007.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC S720 Libra user manual here.

HTC backs up the S720 Libra with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your S720 Libra has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HTC S720 Libra's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

400 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1050 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

S720 Libra Specs

Release date June 12, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz
Internal Storage No
ROM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.49 W/kg
Body: 1.38 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1050 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm (4.4 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
2x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Night mode
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Office Mobile
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): SMT-5800, HTC Fusion, UTStarcom XV5800

A Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system update is now available.
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