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HTC Fuze review

4.6/10 AVG.
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4.6/10
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The HTC Fuze currently has an Informr score of 4.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Building on their powerful, popular line of sleek touch screen devices, HTC has released the Fuze, also known as the GSM variant of the Touch Pro. The HTC Fuze offers a wonderful 2.8” high resolution screen and a beautiful TouchFLO 3D interface which runs on top of the Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 operating system.

This TouchFLO interface is remarkably intuitive, and since it runs on top of the Window’s OS, it simplifies what might be an otherwise cumbersome navigation process. The user can relax and let the TouchFLO interface not only make interacting with the device simple and intuitive, but fun as well! However, the one drawback to the interface is that it can, at times, lag. This is a complaint echoed in some circles.

The HTC Fuze boasts a high-end feature set sure to please. In addition to a 3.2MP camera and video player, you get WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, push email capability, enormous customization options, music player and much more. You also receive a number of useful applications, including WikiMobile, Internet Sharing, Adobe Reader LE and Remote Desktop.

Pros: Great touch interface, powerful apps, fun to use

Cons: Touch interface sometimes hit or miss/lags, YouTube and MSN Messenger must be downloaded.

Verdict: The Fuze competes on an Olympic level with the finest smartphones on the market. Aside from a small concern for the sometimes sluggish UI, this phone can simplify your life and keep you connected better than most of the competition. If you are looking for an all-in-one device that has the horsepower to run the most advanced mobile applications currently available, and do it in a way that is pleasing to the senses, take a look at the HTC Fuze.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
528 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The new pro by HTC is a true all-rounder, with multimedia and navigation just part of its ammo, and has every premise of becoming the most complete Windows-powered device to date.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
MobileBurn

The HTC Fuze from AT&T definitely looks and feels like an extremely high-end device. However, the high-gloss finish makes this smartphone a complete fingerprint magnet, and the glass over the touchscreen can make touching the correct area a bit of a challenge. We were relatively impressed by the...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn
Wired

Some people have really bad phone skills. You'll ask a question and they'll take forever to answer, or they just sit there on the line, making you think the call dropped. (Hello? Hello?) Now imagine a phone that does that. You tap a button and nothing happens. So you hit it again. After the third or...

- Roger Hibbert, Wired


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HTC released the Fuze on June 4, 2008.


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


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


If your Fuze 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
Unknown

The HTC Fuze's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7201 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1340mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1340 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 19.5 days standby time.

HTC Fuze Specs

Overview
Release date June 4, 2008
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7201 528 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 228 MB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1340 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: 19.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm (4 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
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 QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
VGA
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint Mobile
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Touch Pro

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