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HTC 7 Trophy Review

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HTC 7 Trophy Review
Call quality on the HTC 7 Trophy is on the whole good. When listening on the phone, there are no issues with regards to either volume or clarity. Listeners on the other end of the line found that the phone was a bit quiet at times, however, repositioning the handset slightly corrected for this. The loudspeaker delivers an overall good noise, though is slightly tinny with a few muffles, but nothing major. With there being no issues with regards to reception or mobile browsing, the HTC 7 Trophy gets an overall thumbs-up in this department.

Get the HTC 7 Trophy up and running and you will find the overwhelming smoothness and visual flare of the OS works a treat. Given the hardware and software, 99% of the time, it all runs like a dream.

One final point on performance is a lack of true multi tasking. This didn't ruin the experience by any means, but meant, for example a half written text was lost on a couple of occasions when hitting the search button by mistake.

Battery life on the HTC 7 Trophy is pretty standard. With a quoted 6.75 hours talk time and 17 days standby time, in reality, it lasts a full day and maybe a bit more. Better than the HTC Desire, Desire HD and HD7, however, not a patch on similarly specced Symbian phones.


Conclusion:

The HTC 7 Trophy is a winner after all. With solid specs, a nice rugged feel as well as solid performance across the board, the HTC 7 trophy delivers a great screen, great connectivity and great performance. Admittedly, the camera could be better and the screen bigger, however, we’d say the HTC 7 Trophy finds a good balance between price and performance. Alternatives to the HTC 7 Trophy include the HTC 7 Mozart for an 8MP camera with a Xenon flash on a very similarly specced device, the Motorola Defy for an Android phone that can take a bit of a bash here and there, or the Nokia C7 for a well-balanced Symbian alternative.

Thanks to Vodafone UK for providing us with the review unit!


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Pros

  • Well-balanced performance
  • High-quality construction

Cons

  • Camera is nothing spectacular
  • No DLNA
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posted on 31 Jan 2011, 15:26

1. nattriplett (unregistered)


You failed to mention that this phone has no microSD support. This is a complete non-starter for me.

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HTC 7 Trophy

HTC 7 Trophy

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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Display3.8 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (246 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
576 MB RAM
Size4.67 x 2.42 x 0.47 inches
(118.5 x 61.5 x 12 mm)
4.94 oz  (140 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 6.75 hours talk time

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