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HTC HD7S

Announced
Mar 21, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 5, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (217 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

HTC HD7S is a re-branded version of the HTC HD7. The phone is equipped with a 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD display which is the largest in the WP7 lineup, but even more intriguing is the fact that the phone will ship with an updated version of Microsoft's platform supporting copy and paste. On the hardware side you get a 1GHz single-core processor, while in the camera department you have a 5-megapixel snapper.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.80 x 2.68 x 0.44 inches (122 x 68 x 11.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.71 oz (162 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 217 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 576 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (760 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.5 days (276 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1230 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Dolby Mobile, SRS WOW HD
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless), M4B
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Converter
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless)), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Mar 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 500
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