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HTC HD7S Unboxing

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HTC HD7S Unboxing
Six solid months have covertly flown by under our feet, and amazingly enough, we haven’t seen any new Windows Phone 7 devices during that span for AT&T, which is remarkable to say the least when the platform is trying to gain ground against the competition. Well, the dry spell is finally over as the HTC HD7S is about to grace the carrier’s lineup with some minute improvements over the version that T-Mobile has been offering since the fall.

Not swaying from the norm, its packaging follows the same path trodden by many AT&T handsets before it by flaunting the usual white and orange colored box with the image of the HTC HD7S profoundly center and upfront. On its sides and rear, there are some useful information alluding to its specs, but there isn’t anything out of the ordinary with this one. Moreover, its contents prove to be predictable since it packs along the wall charger, microUSB cable, stereo headphones, and customary set of documentation.

HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing


Following closely to the design principles set forth by the beloved HTC HD2, the HTC HD7S is definitely likeable, pocketable, and gracious with its design – though, it doesn’t quite have the same allure as before. Naturally, it’s identical to T-Mobile’s version in almost every way except for the distinct offset yellow color surrounding the handset’s camera and kickstand. Once deemed as massive, the feeling is no longer the same since we’ve come across some larger, and even bulkier looking smartphones more recently. Regardless, we still adore its chrome trim bezel and soft touch back cover.

HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing

HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing
HTC HD7S Unboxing


Thankfully, the HD7S employs a higher quality 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD display that exponentially looks fabulous versus the washed out looking one in use with T-Mobile’s version. More importantly, colors have a good amount of saturation to them, while retaining their tone at pretty much most angles. Some of its other features include a 1GHz  processor, 512MB ROM, 576MB SDRAM, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, 720p video recording, 16GB internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, and microUSB port.

Out of the box, it offers the latest and most up-to-date Windows Phone 7 experience, though, we’re still drooling over what Mango has in store for us in the fall. Still, we’re greeted with other software features like copy and paste to make the experience decent over what we first checked out with the platform.


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posted on 25 May 2011, 20:09 3

1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


nice. although i still think the focus is better with the super amoled... it is worth the less .3 inches...

posted on 25 May 2011, 20:49 2

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


No way, why "less the 0.3 inches" ??

Samsung have made the Galaxy S II with a 4.3" SAMOLED+ screen and its bloody awesome!

HTC just need to change suppliers

posted on 25 May 2011, 21:30 2

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


because the screen of the super amoled is .3 inches smaller than the one on the hd7s...? do u not get that or what r u saying? i am saying i still think the superamoled is better..

posted on 26 May 2011, 07:49 1

12. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Maybe you don't speak very good english:

SGS II has 4.3" SAMOLED+
HD7 S has 4.3" IPS LCD

So, both have 4.3" screens, and the screen of the super amoled is not 0.3" smaller than the HD7 S...

posted on 26 May 2011, 08:54 2

14. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


You sir are stupid and can not read. Who gave you a thumbs up? They are stupid and can not read either. Lucas here is talking about how the Samsung FOCUS has a 0.3" difference, it comes with a 4.0" screen whereas HD7S is 4.3"

posted on 26 May 2011, 18:17 2

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i speak perfect english... maybe u need to learn to read... i said FOCUS... read before u stupidly comment...

posted on 25 May 2011, 20:27

2. jacky_luvsjrod (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 May 2010)


Does it have a front facing camera?

posted on 25 May 2011, 20:33

3. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


as of yet, no WP7 device has a front facing camera

posted on 25 May 2011, 21:31

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i know it doesnt have them, but the circle things at the top kinda look like cameras...

posted on 26 May 2011, 07:50

13. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Not cameras, they are proximity and light sensors.... Farken hell

posted on 26 May 2011, 18:17 2

19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i know... i said looks like...

posted on 25 May 2011, 21:36

7. nathanandroid555 (unregistered)


That might be the battery life indicator.

posted on 25 May 2011, 23:50 2

10. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Wait a damn minute....4.5 hours of talk time?!?!?! The battery life on this is gonna be terrible!!! The worse Android phones I have seen is 6 hrs talk time.

I hope thats cuz the battery is incredibly small...

posted on 26 May 2011, 02:36 3

11. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Yep. That is when HTC HD7SII will appear with 4.5" screen and 870mAH battery with 15mins talk time, super cool, smart.

posted on 26 May 2011, 23:15 1

20. snowgator (Posts: 3294; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nice looking phone. I have really enjoyed every Windows phone I have played with, and the first set of updates went real well. While I do wish they would come with more internal memory if they are not going to allow it to be expandable, 16 GB is plenty to work with. I just worry about negative backlash from fans of other types of phones that may hurt this OS from gaining ground. This is on my personal short list of phones, as are most new and upcoming Windows devices. Looking forward to good reviews.

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