HTC HD7 vs HTC Surround vs Samsung Focus
When it comes down to retaining a solid connection to the network, we're overly satisfied with the levels we experienced with all three smartphones. During our time testing them, we didn't experience any dropped calls or major fluctuations in signal strength in the greater Philadelphia region.
If you require a handset to last all day, and we mean all day, you'll instantly want to grab the Samsung Focus seeing that it blows the competition out of the water. Even on heavy usage, we easily obtained a solid one day without requiring any additional charges. For the two HTC smartphones, they'll require some constant recharges if you'll be using it all the time. Just based on a day to day experience, there's no question that the Samsung Focus is way ahead in terms of offering long lasting battery life.
Still in the early stages, there's nothing drastically different with the platform experience by all of the available Windows Phone 7 devices out on the market right now. Rightfully so, there's nothing to change the performance that we experience on the HTC HD7, Surround, and Samsung Focus – all of which offer a fantastic starting point for anyone curious with Microsoft's new mobile operating system. Although design will undoubtedly play a key factor in the decision of most people, it's going to be hard since all three sport the candy-bar form factor. Sure you've got the predominantly metallic exterior of the HTC Surround that makes it feel like a premium device over the other two, but the HD7 has the largest display out of the bunch while the Samsung Focus is the thinnest and lightest.
Overlooking their appreciative designs, the true telling of which device is superior comes out of hiding by looking at some key categories. With that in mind, it's no wonder that the Samsung Focus appears to be the most well rounded out of the three. Specifically, we're mesmerized by the quality of its stunning Super AMOLED display that manages to quickly differentiate itself – even despite its all plastic construction. Moreover, we've seen at how it's able to capture better looking photos and videos, offer superior long lasting battery life, and wonderful viewing angles with its display. Seeing that these three are the easiest handsets to find in the market right now, it's probably a good idea to side with the Samsung Focus as the preferable choice to enter the Windows Phone 7 arena.
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1. Swayam Narain (unregistered) posted on 18 Feb 2011, 09:18 1 0
Yea it looks like focus has an edge over HD 7 and surround, but i think I'll wait for Nokia!
3. sled (unregistered) posted on 25 Mar 2011, 15:07 1 0
I was already leaning towards the focus but I think you just sealed the deal for me.
Thanks for a great review! It really helped give perspective. :)