I can't belive how good this phone is. I was VERY weary about buying it due to the 200 CPU as I had a KJAM priviously which was a big disserpointment after the original JAM. I had decided on the P3600 as a replacement but when I went to the shop it wasn't available and the 3300 really cought my eye (looks so much better in the flesh). When I played with it I was suprised how quick it was, I was amazed to find virtually ALL the aplications running in the backround. Its at least as quick (if not quicker) as the JAM and a world apart from the KJAM.
The next pleasant suprise is the Battery life. I'm not a very heavy user but I rarely got more than two days out of the KJAM. I'm now getting at least five with the 3300. Most impressive is the life when using the GPS. Every device I've had would die after 2 hours, in fact I rarely used them without keeping them on charge whilst in the car. Starting with a nearly full charge, I used the 3300 for two hours and still had over 50% left, enough for a couple days of regular use.
Don't be put off by spec sheet, it works!
A very good phone, but those of us needing more power will need to look elswhere (as alreay mentioned Asus P535 or Eten X500, etc..).
For me the disappointing factors are:
- Slow CPU,
- The propriatory audio headset socket (no normal 2.5 or 3.5mm, so you are forced to use the bundled headset),
- No hot-swap for memory card,
- The new mouse trackball is likely to break after some time,
- Week battery.
Hey look at that folks, who would have guessed an HTC fan would be satisfied with adequate hardware that just meets their present average need.
Fortunately, thanks to their review and someone else who was honest enough to allude to the HTC's poor battery selection for things like wi-fi, the rest of us who will need more power can look for other choices like the mentioned Eten Glofish X500 with a better 400Mhz processor and 1530mAh battery or the Gigabyte g-Smart i300 with a 512Mhz processor, 256MB memory (double the amount of its two competitors) and supposedly has a spare battery included. Though specs are specs, will wait for head to head comparisons then can decide.
Oh, right, the HTC fan can probably laugh that the Eten X500 and Gigabyte i300 are still unavailable right now and does not market that unique glowing RollR (TM) trackball.
I've had this phone or about a week now and I've found that it's been really cool. I like the design, the nice big screen and the touch sensitivity is really precise once you get the calibration sorted.
I used to have the Motorola Razr V3 and was really hacked off with it because of the lack of card slot, the poor memory and the ringing volume was really quiet. I don't really need a phone of this caliber but I was so fed up of having a phone that does nothing, I wanted to get a phone that does everything!
People on here have criticised the processing power. I, myself have no problems with it. I run TomTom 6 on it quite a lot, I make and recieve calls, send and recieve texts and i have a few appointments, calender inputs etc. Nothing major. I'm not running spreadsheets on the thing, so I can't comment on that. As far as I can see, the processor is pretty fast and i've had no problems with it so far!
I'm with t-mobile, so I took out the web n' walk option. It's really fast for a mobile phone, and as long as I can check Penny Arcade and my emails on it, im cool!
The camera is pretty good, and when i'm uploading my 2mp photos to my PC, it's really quick. The active sync is a really good feature.
The navigation wheel is good. It clicks as you turn it for added precision. I don't tend to use the ball at all. It just looks pretty when it's all glowing blue! Oh yeah, the phone looks sexy as fook too!
On the whole, I'd say this is an awesome phone! I'm really really pleased with it and from now on, i'm not having anything else other than HTC ever again! I would recommend this phone to anyone!
I have it - it is a good PDA
but like all WM5 devices the phone interface has a lot to be desired.
Ignore the slow CPU comments the unit works just fine! and performs well- I would recommend it.
Round up then:-
Camera is ok and not great no flash etc
GPS aquires quickly (via internet app quick GPS)
Wifi slams the battery - but what do you expect
The bundled car kit will scratch the case - get a brodit one.
yes, you can overclocked to about 260mhz, after that it becomes unstable. check out discussions on www.modaco.com for details and software
the processor looks poor.
but wont it be possible 2 overclock it?
does some1 know a link where u have software so u can overclock it? (free)
or will u lose ur 2 year insurance with that?
I read alot of info on the OMAP designer website, its true its not designed for multi tasking ie running video, gps, gsm, all at the same time. Specs show it should be good enough. However look at Eten's X500, good samsung 400mhz with same specs as this HTC P3300. Anyone has a P3300 and used it yet. Please give us your review. I am also concerned about the 200 mhz speed.
Not me! But others can preorder it for $699. Not only the CPU ... but the battery also - 1200mAh will not do the job for a GPS/PDA. These days even an average PDA has to have at least a 1500mAH battery!
How about buying a bery decent GPA for $300-$400 and a decent phone for another $200.
You can get a Motorola Q for $99.
Or just burn your money!
Be aware, this week cpu pda wont be able to lunch some popular aplication such skype. I dont really understand HTC policy on this device. if it wasnt for the CPU this pda/phone will rock the market. it could be the ipod of the pda...but..200mhz procesor....im sorry guys but dismised...and if any manager from HTC is reading this post, "you lost a very good oportunity, maybe next year when you think over about this mistake."
200MHz CPU and USB 1.1 yeah great unit for 600-700 bucks - who needs this junk?
This Phone Is Launcing as the mda compact III with t-mobile uk in early december
Don't be fooled! Corporate world try to pull another trick on us. Why? Because there is enough stupid people buy outdated tech as new!
Slow CPU spec.
The Omap 200Mhz processor seems as a bad choice, but maybe (hoping to the end) it performs acceptable. It could be the perfect MDA... Could it be that HTC choose the CPU in order to reduce power consumtion?
Well, we will all see shortly.
If it doesnt perform, I will buy the HP iPAQ hw6915.
A review from mobile-review.com.
oh wait... it's lighter and it's got built-in gps... but why should they choose to use an omap850?? i think the company's too much concerned with the profit they want to make
I can't believe it. I just can't believe it! such a nice ppc and then a 200mhz cpu? WHY??? isn't it actually s200 with a changed design?
Check out Gigabyte's g-Smart i300. Very similar specs, 416 MHz processor, 256 MB Flash, miniSD. Also Asus' P535, although no EDGE on that.