Test drive mobile phones and handsets online before you buy them using TryPhone

Are you in the market for a new cell phone or mobile phone? With so many choices and options, it’s very difficult to figure out which phone is the best just by viewing them online. If you really want to make sure you’re buying the best phone, you usually have to end up going to a physical store and checking out each model yourself. However, this is time-consuming and requires going to multiple stores!

Luckily, there’s an easier way to test out a cell phone before you buy it: TryPhone! TryPhone is a new online web service that is aiming to help consumers choose the right cell phone by allowing you to actually test out the menus and functions on the cell phone in an interactive Java application. Using their fully interactive online virtual handsets, you can test drive mobile devices, applications, content and services, as well as watch demos.

So you heard the BlackBerry Pearl had some cool new features? Well using TryPhone, you can actually browse the user interface for a Blackberry device and make sure it’s what you really wanted!


When you hover your mouse over the buttons, they will light up which indicates that you can click on that button. On the right hand side, you’ll see a list of all of the available demos for that phone. Clicking on one of them will guide your through how to perform that task by making the appropriate buttons blink. Once you click on it, you’ll see the next screen and the next button to click highlighted. You’ll see exactly how the screen looks in the interactive application:


The web site also contains other useful information about the phones, including all of the specs, battery life time, memory, OS, and customer reviews. You can also rate each phone and give comments if you like. This is useful if you’re someone who likes to first read what others have to say before making a decision.

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Currently, their listing of phones is only 8, but that’s because it has just started. It does include phones like the Samsung Juke, Apple iPhone, Motorola V3m, Nokia N95, and Blackberry Pearl. Hopefully, they add a bunch more phones soon!

So next time you plan on comparison shopping for phones, make sure you check out TryPhone and see if the phone you are looking for is listed there! Enjoy!

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  • nice find aseem…thanks for letting us know this…

  • I liked this website, but there should be more phones, they have very less feature phones.

  • Good to hear about test drive facility, a good step towards providing more satisfaction to end user!

  • Thanks for the new technology, we can product test online, saving time and energy going to the stores. I hope there will be more phones available for this kind of testing.

  • Ovi

    Tryphone is okay, but check out GSMLive.ro phone simulators here: http://www.gsmlive.ro/telefoane/Apple/iPhone/simulator You can see far more of the actual phone (there are also Nokias, SonyEricssons, LGs etc), you can scroll it like the real iPhone, you can search its content!