Specs summary


The HTC HD7S's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system (OS).

5+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 11.5 days standby time, 270 minutes (2G).

The HD7S has a quality build and look, is extremely slim and offers the largest display among Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

- Lisa Gade , Mobile Tech Review 

Reviews summary

Based on 6 reviews

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.

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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)

PC Magazine

Choppy call quality and awful battery life

from PC Magazine
The HTC HD7S is a beautiful Windows Phone 7 device, but it has a problem. It's not the OS; Windows Phone 7 is attractive and works well. But this cell phone is terrible for making calls, and has absurdly short battery life. Short of a serious firmware update, we can't recommend the HD7S to AT&T subscribers in its current state... Full review

The HD7S brings a fresh look to the current OS and UI table

from InfoSync

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.

But then there was the phone's non-expandable memory, poor camera, lack of a front-facing camera, no HDMI terminal, and 3G connectivity that m... Full review


Very reliable, no slow-downs or crashes with the built-in apps

from Pocketnow
If you're an AT&T customer who loved the 4.3 inch screen on the HTC HD2, are interested in the new Windows Phone 7, and haven't already bought a Samsung Focus, you might like the HD7S. It's the only Windows Phone 7 with a large 4.3-inch screen, but when you look at the other Windows Phone choices available on AT&T, that's really the only thing it has going for it... Full review
Mobile Tech Review

Large Super LCD display with very enjoyable OS

from Mobile Tech Review

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

from PhoneArena
Although it’s the latest thing to grace AT&T’s lineup, the HTC HD7S doesn’t dethrone the Samsung Focus as the carrier’s best WP7 handset. Moreover, its $200 on-contract price is undoubtedly hard to swallow considering that it doesn’t differ tremendously from the original model. Revolting in a way, we’re sad to see that the latest crop of WP7 devices on the market are none other than recycled models like this one, but it’s even worse for the HD7S since it doesn’t receive a fitting price point... Full review

It offers a large touch screen with a sharp picture and fast performance but fails in terms of camera and call quality

from Cnet
The HTC HD7S delivers on many fronts, including a large, crisp display and fast performance. Unfortunately, the subpar camera and call quality prevent us from giving it a higher score. Unless you absolutely crave the larger screen, the Samsung Focus is still our top pick of AT&T's Windows Phone devices. The HTC HD7S will be available starting June 5 for $199.99 with a two-year contract... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date April 15, 2011
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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Processor Qualcomm 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 576 MB
ROM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.956 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
270 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 11.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.8 x 1.1 cm
(4.8 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 162 grams
(5.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC T9295

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