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HP Veer 4G review

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HP Veer 4G
HP Veer 4G
HP Veer 4G
HP Veer 4G
HP Veer 4G

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The HP Veer 4G currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Similar in look and feel to the Pre, the HP Veer is a next-gen webOS vertical slider offering a complete mid-range feature set.

Boasting a 2.6-inch display generating 320 x 400 pixels, the Veer also slides open vertically to reveal a full QWERTY keypad, conveniently offering a second input mode.

You'll also find a 5MP camera with video capture, MP3 player, video playback and native YouTube player, the HP Veer scores points for feature inclusion, but doesn't max out said features, placing it in the middle of the pack.

The HP Veer offers a full internet browser, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and, surprisingly, tethering capability.

With a talk time of up to five hours and a standby time up to 300 hours, the HP Veer is an attractive phone that hits the important marks.

800 MHz
800 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
910 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


In the end, I’m having a hard time figuring out who HP built this phone for. It’s obviously not for power users, so to think of it from the perspective of a tech savvy smartphone lover is a waste of time. Is it for tweens and teens? Maybe. AT&T’s $15 smartphone data plan makes...

- Zach Epstein, BGR

To sum things up, while I really wanted to like the Veer 4G, and there were some things about it that I really liked, I found that the small size and limitations that go along with it held back the Veer from really being a great smartphone. WebOS is still a great operating system and a joy to use, e...

- Dan Seifert , MobileBurn

You know that girl down at the far end of the bar wearing the glasses just quirky enough that you can't help but falling totally in love, even after talking to her for 15 seconds reveals that she is completely and utterly incompatible with every single aspect of your life, every one of your tastes i...

- Matt Buchanan , Gizmodo

As much as we absolutely adore is quaint form factor, we find that it’s also its Achilles Heel at the same time. Specifically, we’re limited in our output with certain functions, like typing up messages or reading emails, that seem to make it become more of a chore than anything else. Ev...

- John V., PhoneArena
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We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HP Veer 4G user manual here.

HP backs up the Veer 4G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Veer 4G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HP support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HP's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HP Veer 4G's screen size is 2.6 inches with x pixels resolution.

800 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7230 800 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

6.5 GB

Internal memory is 6.5 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 910 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Veer 4G Specs

Release Date May 15, 2011
Regions Available USA
Operating System No
Processor Qualcomm MSM7230 800 MHz
Internal Storage 6.5 GB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.38 W/kg
Body: 0.59 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 910 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 12.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm (3.3 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 103 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: WPA/WPA2
Viewable document types: BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: Evernote, Weather Bug, Slacker Radio, Yelp, Bad Kitty, Fandango, Zagat
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Weather, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

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