HTC Arrive (CDMA)

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.61 inches
Weight 0.41 pounds
Form factor Slider
Physical keypad QWERTY
Screen size (diagonal) 3.6 inches
Carriers Sprint
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 7

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Tech Specs

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Alias HTC Arrive


Height 4.63 inches
Width 2.32 inches
Thickness 0.61 inches
Weight 0.41 pounds
Form factor Slider
Color Black
Slide orientation Landscape
Physical keypad QWERTY
Noise cancellation No


Screen size (diagonal) 3.6 inches
Touchscreen type Capacitive


Carriers Sprint
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model QSD8650
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 1


Model Adreno 200


RAM size 576 MB


Internal size 16 GB

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p


Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 7


Video out No
Headphone jack 3.5mm


Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer


Capacity 1500 mAh

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Shadow 024 (Currently owns)

    As a brief note, this is the only modern smartphone I've ever owned. My first phone was an old samsung flip phone, and after that, I owned a Motorola Q9c, a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone which I still have, and then upgraded to my HTC Arrive after 5 years.

    This phone was almost built for me or so it would seem when I first laid eyes on it. It had everything I wanted. Windows Phone for my service of choice integration, a good slide out keyboard to replace the blackberry style keyboard on my Q9c, and a decent camera according to reviews. Windows Phone gets better depending on how much of Microsoft's services you are tied into. Xbox, skydrive, office, hotmail, and windows live all come together. Not only that, it needed to be on Sprint.

    The keyboard is great but Windows Phone has issues with landscape (doesn't always support it) so you end up flipping your phone around with the keyboard out now and then. The hinge itself can be a bit creaky when you press down on that side of the screen, otherwise it's an amazing slider. WP7 has an amazing on screen keyboard but sufferes occassionally due to the small size. Auto-correct usually fixes the mistakes, but I feel a bigger screen would be better than the physical keyboard after using the phone for a year.

    That's another thing, the screen is small but a smaller screen feels more personal and closer to me. Lately I've been craving a larger size and do get some phone envy. The colors tend to fade at medium angles. The brightness is good and the pixil density works. As with most phones, the camera doesn't fair very well in dark or low light indoor settings. Out doors however, the photos from the Arrive are great. Site reviews say it's one of the better first generation Windows Phone devices.

    Battery life lasts me all day (12-18 hours) on single day moderate usage with default settings. I've since changed my brightness to max full time but I still get good life. Games however drain it relatively quick but the device show no signs of studdering. As Sprints only Windows Phone, it was a winner for the generation 1 devices. However, those looking into a new phone while sticking with Sprint may want to hold off till a new device shows up.

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    • Design 7
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    • Reception / call quality 7
    • Performance 9
    • Software 7
    • Battery life 7
    • Ecosystem 9
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