• O2 Pre
79
Based on 49 scores, 101 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    26
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Proper QWERTY keyboard. Pin-sharp screen. Excellent contacts organisation. Multi-tasking apps
  • Over-the-air syncing of social network and email accounts, powerful multitasking ability, fresh user interface and excellent touch-screen ...
  • You might have to pry the Palm Pre from our hands – we definitely liked using it, and the interface is a joy to use once you understand how it works and figure out all the tricks, We’re power users – we like being able to multitask the..

Cons:

  • Choice of apps is small. Bulkier than the iPhone. No video recording
  • Limited customisation of home screen possible and sparse App Catalog.Look and Feel...

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

This is a really easy conclusion for me to write and it goes like this: The hardware on the Palm Pre is terrible but Web OS is great!Palm have clearly invested a lot of time and money into the new OS and I wish they had given the hardware a similar...

By Whathifi.com on 80

The Pre is the most eagerly awaited phone of the year. Plenty of hype has left multimedia addicts chomping at the bit for this dinky pebble portable. Why? Well its main claim to fame is the multi-tasking, multi-touch WebOS interface.What the can't...

By pz10 on -

It's not like we didn't Tell You. And hey, it's not like we're on time either. But we guess better late than sorry goes both ways. Once a popular (mostly stateside) PDA and smartphone maker, Palm were going full blast from safe to sorry....

By GSMArena on -

From a user's point of view, Palm were only a step away from going bust, when they announced the Palm Pre and its webOS almost a whole year ago. From the very start, it was shaping as one of the most eagerly anticipated and novel gadgets of 2009....

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 100

Positioned as the phone to take on the iPhone and, you know what, it...

By Phone Arena on -

Were now at the home stretch and compared in detail all the strengths and weaknesses of each smartphone. Its a tough call because all of them are highly regarded in the industry as market leaders for their perspective wireless carriers....

By Expert Reviews on 60

The Pre is interesting but flawed: it has some amazing features but is let down by a slow processor, poor battery life and software quirks....

By What Mobile on 60

The Pre has a clever new operating system that could change the way we do things, running live applications like a desktop PC and making widgets obsolete. The bright, responsive touchscreen is as impressive as Palms...

By Stuff.tv on 80

A tidy smartphone for those who dont get the iPhone, but the lack of apps left us wanting...

By 3G UK on 100

The Palm Pre stands for comparison against the iPhone and the HTC Hero, both five-star smartphones with awesome multimedia capabilities. It doesn't beat them on everything, sure all excel in different ways but it's invented some...

By Mobile Choice on 100

The Palm Pre just invented a new smartphone standard....

By GadgetRepublic on -

The Palm Pre is beautifully designed and compact, the user interface is great and typing out emails and text messages is a pleasure. The ability to have up to 20 live apps open and running in the background at once is great, as is the little email...

By RegHardware on 75

Its difficult to use the Pre for a few days and feel anything other than nagging disappointment. This was the phone that was supposed to turn around Palms fortunes and provide the iPhone with something to truly worry about and, in its...

By Recombu on 90

Although its not perfect, the Palm Pre is a good-looking smart phone thats fun to use. The touchscreen is fast and responsive, the interface is accessible and stylish and the programs on board work well. If the iPhone didnt exist,...

By Pricemo on -

In the end, this is what makes the Palm Pre so compelling, and a better choice for savvy computer users than the Apple iPhone or even the highly extensible T-Mobile G1. Its a new mobile computing paradigm more than a highly useful phone.Search...

By The Inquirer on 80

Palm's Pre is a very impressive smartphone that ticks all the right boxes. It has a responsive, simple-to-use touch interface and links with social media and messaging services. Add to that the QWERTY keyboard and support for Microsoft Exchange, and...

By CNET UK on 88

The Palm Pre matches the iPhone for touchscreen innovation, offering a user interface whose gesture and multi-touch capability make for a genuinely finger-friendly phone. The physical keyboard is handy, if you can get to grips with its tiny keys, but...

By V3.co.uk on 80

Palm's Pre is a very impressive smartphone that ticks all the right boxes. It has a responsive, simple-to-use touch interface and links with social media and messaging services. Add to that the Qwerty keyboard and support for Microsoft Exchange, and...

By PC Pro on 67

It's good enough to ensure a devoted following, but this much-hyped phone isn't without its weaknesses...

By IT PRO on 67

Its slicker than using Symbian, arguably more pocketable than its top rivals the HTC Hero and iPhone and a valuable and valid alternative to the ever-expanding sea of Android phones we seem to be pelted with on a weekly basis these days. Updates...