HTC HD7 review

As you will no doubt be aware today (21st of October) is the ‘launch day’ of Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 in the UK and Europe, so here we have some great HTC HD7 review by www.smartphonegurus.com

What’s inside:

  • Two piece charger into which the USB cable fits
  • The micro-USB sync / charge cable
  • Headset with rubber buds
  • Safely Information, Warranty, Quick Start guide etc

The back of the case shows the specifications of the machine itself:

  • Size: 122 x 68 x 11.2mm
  • Weight: 162 grams
  • Processor: 1Ghz Snapdragon
  • Platform: Windows Phone OS 7
  • Internal Storage: 16Gb (specially increased from 8Gb for O2)
  • ROM: 512Mb, RAM: 576Mb
  • Camera: 5MP, autofocus with dual LED, 720p HD video recording, built in scenes
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Internet:
  • 3G (Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed, Up to 2 Mbps upload speed), GPRS (Up to 114 kbps downloading), EDGE (Up to 560 kbps downloading), Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • HTC Hub: Weather, Stocks, Converter, Photo Enhancer, Sound Enhancer, and more. Downloadable apps and games
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, Other supported profiles: AVRCP, HFP, HSP, PBAP
  • Social Networking: Facebook and Windows Live, Share photos on Facebook or Windows Live SkyDrive
  • Multimedia: See photos from your camera, Facebook and Windows Live accounts in the Pictures hub, Music and Videos Hub powered by Zune lets you listen to radio, download music, and more, Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound
  • Audio supported formats: .m4a, .m4b, .mp3, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Video supported formats: Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .mbr., .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1), Recording:.mp4
  • Location: Internal GPS antenna, Bing Maps
  • Power & Battery: Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, Capacity: 1230 mAh. Talk time: (WCDMA: Up to 320 mins, GSM: Up to 380 mins). Standby time: (WCDMA: Up to 320 hours, GSM: Up to 310 hours)
  • Network: Europe:(HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Asia Pacific: (HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Special Features: Kickstand, Customize your phone with live tiles which dynamically update all key information right on the Start screen, Choose from thousands of video titles and music tracks via integrated Zune services, Play console-quality video games with XBox LIVE integration
  • Recommended Windows System Requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, Zune software

The HD7 will always be compared both on specifications and size to the HD2 which preceded it to the market (and ran Windows Mobile 6.5). As you can see the machines are nigh on identical with the HD7 only being different with respect to slight housing design changes and the lack of front facing controls compared to the HD2.

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Even though the HD7 weighs in at some 5 grams heavier than the HD2 and is 1-2mm greater in size it feels slightly lighter and smaller, which indicates good ergonomic design by HTC’s engineers!

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