HTC HD7S Review
More than six months in since Microsoft brought its new mobile platform to the scene, we haven’t witnessed anything new in terms of hardware for AT&T’s Windows Phone 7 lineup, but customers can now opt to pick up the HTC HD7S for the golden price of $200 on-contract. Aside from its choice of utilizing a Super LCD display instead, there is absolutely nothing else that separates it from the original version. Still, some might be drawn to the prestigious line that it’s following.
Employing the same svelte and solid looking industrial design of the original model, there’s plenty to like about it, but the only thing different with its aesthetics is the yellowish/gold accent surrounding the area of the camera.
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Who knows what the “S” stands for in its name, but one can only presume that it can be related to the exceptionally better looking 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD that it’s packing – whereas, the original one sports a regular LCD panel. Although it produces deeper looking colors and doesn’t fade tremendously at various angles, its overall brightness is still rather reserve in output.
All the buttons are located in the same positions as before, while in the rear, we find its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, tiny speaker grill, and kickstand. Meticulously looking at its rear cover, which encases its 1,230 mAh battery and SIM card slot, it doesn’t seem to close all the way and exposes a tiny gap.
1. gaurang (unregistered)
what is its no-contract price.....?????
2. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)
Is it just me or is the back of the phone a bit darker and blacker than the HD7?
4. madaleno (unregistered)
I have an HD7 (carrier free) and I must say that it's the last HTC I have.
No more HTC for me.
The camera just sucks. Pure garbage.
The HD2 camera is better.
HTC lowered its quality. HTC products no longer shine.
My wife as an iPhone 4, and the camera just shines.
I love WP7, but MS should test the hardware where they put it's new OS.
Poor hardware like this one can kill WP7.
I will wait for what Nokia has to offer.
5. zephxiii (unregistered)
wow HTC really needs to step up to the plate withe battery life....disappointing.
6. agamhonda (unregistered)
I picked upt he new HD7S on Wednesday. I have to stay overall I am happy with the phone. There are only a couple things I am not happy about such as.... Bing Map isn't turn-by-turn anymore. On my Windows 6.5 phone it was. I am not sure why it isn't available and the mango update isn't going to give you true turn-by-turn direction. The other negative is that you can't upload video from your phone to facebook, youtube, and etc... Beside those two negatives this phone is awesome!!!
7. CleverBee13 (unregistered)
Bought the htc hd7s phone...DO NOT BUY IT!!!... See i was excited but then almost a week later it wouldn't make sound...then i unfortunately found out that nobody on the other end of the phone couldn't hear me. Before all of this happened the phone was wonderful...I could hear people on the other end and texting was great etc etc but there was like a staticy sound in the background of all calls being made...and in one week no less it started acting up by not downloading apps in the software or by being online with the phone...so the marketplace was off limits for me...oh and what exactly is the point of a data plan if the internet on the phone never works...even in a WiFi zone? So i went back and got another phone...same one yes and now today (9/7/11) its doing exactly the same bs. Really this phone is horrible...and i bet i will only recieve stroe credit instead of my money back...even if I am sick of at&t...:(