HTC Grace, in terms of appearance, is a smartphone that at first glance appears to be a mainstream solution, but after studying it in detail and use it, you realize he had as much to offer such as a top device. Maybe even more, because of its compact dimensions (103.8 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm, 115 grams) makes it comfortable to wear in the inside pocket of your jacket or pants pocket.
Quality is very good. The front is occupied by a 3.2-inch touchscreen, under which there are four keys and a sensitive optical sensor confirmation button. It uses easy to navigate through menus / applications / virtual desktops. Missing camera for video calls. On the left side are the volume keys and the bottom microUSB interface. Above we have the Power button / Screen Lock and the 3.5 mm jack. The camera lens located on the back of the phone is flanked to the left of the external speaker.
Android OS, Version 2.2 (Froyo), personalized interface with well-known HTC Sense. We do not have any information about any update to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Processor responsible for executing tasks is clocked at 600 MHz ARM 11, in tandem with a GPU Adreno 200, 384 MB RAM and 512 MB internal storage space. HTC Grace comes with a 2GB microSD card. Even if there is a high-performance configuration, the power is large enough for any application from Android Market.
On the multimedia side, I noticed the high quality of sound. Sure, for this you need some headphones as the ones that come in the package are sub-mediocre.
Regarding the Internet, everything goes smoothly. The browser is fast and, more importantly, very well done. An essential aspect that you surf is easy with automatic arrangement of text on the page, when you zoom or rotate the screen. The possibilities of connection are well known: EDGE/3G/HSDPA or Wi-Fi.
Accessories: charger, headset, data cable and 2GB microSD card.
Pluses and minuses
[+] Smartphone lightweight, compact, well built;
[+] Hardware balanced, provides a satisfactory level of performance;
[+] Autonomy good for a full-touch phone;
[+] Sound quality is very good;
[-] Camera / Video;
[-] Lack of front camera for video calls;
Conclusion: HTC Grace proved to be an overall solid smartphone companion that I enjoy using during testing. The price is steep but undoubtedly one: about $500. Do not forget that LG Optimus One, a device with very similar specifications it’s about $250.