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.
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.
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.