- Lisa Gade , Mobile Tech Review
The HD7S has a quality build and look, is extremely slim and offers the largest display among Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
The HTC HD7S is a smart phone than runs the Windows Phone 7 operating system and features some impressive specifications. Under the hood you will find a 1GHz Snapdragon processor paired with 512 MB of RAM. A 5-megapixel camera is also included. The HD7S has a large and colorful 4.3 inch touch screen, making navigating through menus easier than ever.
The phone ships with stock Windows Phone 7 with a few tweaks done by HTC to enhance the user experience. The tweaks do their job as this is one of the smoothest Windows Phone 7 devices currently on the market. Unfortunately, Windows Phone 7 still does not have near the customization options that Android has. The phone is also filled with a fair amount of bloat from the factory, but these applications can be easily uninstalled if you choose to do so.
The HD7S has a good amount of space for applications, 16 GB to be exact. Problem is, there is no room for external memory cards so you are stuck with 16GB. The camera is extremely unimpressive, producing images that are low in contrast and not very sharp.
3G speeds are impressive on the HD7S with web pages loading quickly and applications downloading in seconds. The impressive hardware also lends itself to the phone's great overall performance. Multi-tasking and switching between several applications does not slow the phone down much at all.
Battery life is simply alright for a phone this size. It could use a larger battery but the one included will still get the job done for most people. It can last a full day without being charge with moderate usage. Heavy users may find that they have to charge their HD7S in the middle of the day.
Need to Know: HTC HD7S
1. 1GHz processor and plenty of RAM make the HD7S quick and snappy. (The Good)
2. Windows Phone 7 is really starting to mature and is a worthy competitor in today's market. (The Good)
3. The camera is not good at all. (The Bad)
4. Windows Phone 7 lacks customization options. (The Bad)
Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)
Choppy call quality and awful battery life
The HD7S brings a fresh look to the current OS and UI table
We laughed, we cried, we scratched our heads with the "Phone to Save us From Our Phones." The HD7S brings a fresh look to the current OS and UI table. Windows Phone 7 OS is unlike anything else out there, and for that we applaud Microsoft. However, the OS was pretty, but not as functional as Android, especially in the browser. Applications were slim, there was no Flash support, and the Zune store was the pulse behind multimedia purchases.
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Very reliable, no slow-downs or crashes with the built-in apps
Large Super LCD display with very enjoyable OS
The HTC HD7S is currently our top pick among Windows 7 Phones. However, we understand if you opt for the also capable Samsung Focus for its Super AMOLED display and slightly more pocketable form factor. The Focus is currently less expensive since it's been in AT&T's lineup since November of 2010, but we wouldn't be suprised if third party dealers offer the HD7S at very attractive prices. The HD7S has a quality build and look, is extremely slim and offers the largest display among Windows Phone 7 smartphones. As with all Windows Phone 7 devices, it’s fast, easy to use and there&rsq... Full review
On-contract price is undoubtedly hard to swallow considering it doesn’t differ tremendously from the original
It offers a large touch screen with a sharp picture and fast performance but fails in terms of camera and call quality
Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.
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Manuals / User Guides
- HTC HD7S Manual (PDF)
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