• HP Pre Plus
77
Based on 35 scores, 60 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Innovative interface; great for Web surfing or running multiple apps.
  • Intuitive OS, syncs Facebook and email contacts and calendars, fast web browser.
  • Decent compact touch screen smartphone, great multitasking ability, double the memory and storage capacity of the first Pre.

Cons:

  • Poor battery life; some overheating problems.
  • Sparse app store, dated design, sharp edged keyboard.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Government Computer News on -

B Pros: Innovative interface; great for Web surfing or running multiple apps. Cons: Poor battery life; some overheating problems. Before Apple smashed into the mobile space with the iPhone, it all pretty much belonged to Palm and Research in Motion....

By Good Gear Guide on 80

If youre looking for a smaller and less expensive alternative to the Motorola Droid you will be pleased with the Palm Pre Plus. The hardware improvements and future software upgrades should boost its appeal - especially among the latest crop of...

By 3G UK on 60

on the Palm Pre PlusA year ago the Palm Pre bowled us over, but the Pre Plus has a dated design and very few added extras and doesn’t really hold its own next to the latest superphones like the Samsung Galaxy S or HTC Desire. The sync features...

By Mobile Choice on 60

A decent phone, but outdated compared to the superphones of this year...

By The Inquirer on 80

Over a year has passed since then, and Palm has brought out successors to that phone and operating system. The company has since changed owners and is a part of HP now, which has big plans for WebOS and development of the brand along with its...

By V3.co.uk on 80

The Palm Pre Plus isn't wildly different to the original Pre, and is more of a service pack release. Not much has changed other than the doubled memory size for storage and running applications. Holding back the webOS operating system is a lack of...

By LanOC Reviews on -

Despite a few very minor issues, the Palm Pre and Pixi have done an excellent job of putting multi-tasking into the hands of the user. Partner an extemely friendly interface with good responsiveness and you've got a prime example of how to manage...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

The original was a device overflowing with potential thanks to its swish touch interface and cute pebble-shaped design, but in the end it fell slightly short of the mark. Now Palm is hoping to right most of the original's wrongs with an...

By Icrontic on -

Throughout the course of reviewing the Pre Plus, I was often met with the feeling that these first-gen webOS models are the imperfect progenitors of something truly outstanding. WebOS is one of the most capable, intuitive and polished mobile...

By GadgetRepublic on -

A solid choice for the smartphone shopper, the Palm Pre Plus has almost everything you could desire. Bar a super high-definition screen or quite high specced camera, this phone is as smart as they come.From 40 per month on O2 Ireland price...

By SiliconRepublic on -

It is true that without a wide selection of third-party apps the average smartphone wouldn't be much fun but what do you use most on an everyday basis?As an iPhone owner, I use Messages, Mail, Safari, an RSS feed reader, the social networking triad...

By Phones.com on 84

Windows Mobile and Android operating systems are currently in charge of the mobile market, with their new smart phones announced every passing minute. In such a fast moving industry, Palm has announced two of its updates, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus...

By TechRadar on 70

One year ago, the world was awaiting the arrival of the first Palm Pre, like a foretold saviour from the boredom of smartphone monotony. This would be the handset to truly grasp the 'iPhone killer' title and run with it, but that plan didn't...

By Recombu on 80

We really like using the Palm Pre Plus it is fast, its nice to hold and it generally worked well. But when compared to the recent flock of smartphones like the HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson X10 and the Google Nexus One, the Pre Plus is...

By CNET UK on 88

The Palm Pre Plus keeps everything that was great about the original Pre, including the slick webOS operating system, and improves upon the hardware. But plenty of water has passed under the smart-phone bridge since the launch of the Pre, leaving the...

By LaptopMag on 60

Palms flagship phone retains its ease of use on AT&Ts network, but short battery life and sluggish performance hold it...

By Know Your Mobile on -

Compared to the Pixi Plus, the latest Pre is definitely the more serious player.Although the Pre Plus hasn't really changed much from its original model, besides the removal of the round button in favour of the hidden touch-sensitive type. Removing...

By PC Pro on 50

An improvement over the original, but not in the right areas. Lags behind the best of the smartphone pack...

By Pocket-lint on 70

There are too many negatives here to fully recommend itKey specs3 megapixels, 3.5mm jack, 3G, Bluetooth, GPRS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, Li-ion battery, Touchscreen,...

By T3 Magazine on 80

A host of small improvements make the Plus an attractive opposition, but with apps still at a premium and that keyboard still making life difficult, it's doubtful this will win over any Apple or HTC...