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HTC Trophy Review

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HTC Trophy Review
This is a short review. For an in-depth look, see our HTC 7 Trophy Review.

Introduction:


Last of the major domestic players to get into the game with Windows Phone 7, Verizon Wireless can now offer their customers the new experience in Microsoft’s platform with the HTC Trophy. Although it’s essentially a 6-month-old model at this point, its $149.99 on-contract price point is just a tad below the usual spot we find most high caliber smartphones at nowadays, but it’s also a world phone as well. Considering that this is Verizon's WP7 launch handset, let’s see if it can entice customers!

Design:

Somewhat of a bummer, there’s nothing special with the HTC Trophy since its design is an exact facsimile to the European version that we reviewed – though, it sports a red theme internally. Clearly, it doesn’t quite embody the eye catching industrial design that we associate with HTC’s stable.

The HTC Trophy is an exact facsimile to the European version, but it sports a red theme internally - HTC Trophy Review
The HTC Trophy is an exact facsimile to the European version, but it sports a red theme internally - HTC Trophy Review
The HTC Trophy is an exact facsimile to the European version, but it sports a red theme internally - HTC Trophy Review

The HTC Trophy is an exact facsimile to the European version, but it sports a red theme internally


HTC Trophy Review

You can compare the HTC Trophy with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

From the looks of it, the handset retains its distinguishable 3.8” WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD display with support for 16.7 million colors. Easily, it’s by far one of the better display panels we’ve seen in use with HTC’s line of WP7 smartphones, thanks to its sharp details and deep production of iridescent colors.

As for the rest of the device, we find everything else in its usual location on its side. In the rear, you have a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and speaker grill. Meanwhile, removing its back cover offers access to its 1,300 mAh battery and SIM card slot.

The sides of the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
The sides of the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
The sides of the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
The sides of the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review

The sides of the HTC Trophy



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posted on 31 May 2011, 09:31

1. aphrophyre (unregistered)


Honestly, if you were previously on contract and were waiting for this this phone to release before you decided to upgrade, chances are you had a $50 credit on your account. This phone really only costs $99. I doubt many new Verizon users were jumping on the WP7 train, Android seems a lot more suited for them since its the only thing that gets advertised on the network.

posted on 31 May 2011, 09:42

2. sonisoe (Posts: 329; Member since: 06 May 2009)


i think i'll go and jump on wp7 wagon. i had a hands-on when wp7 was launching and i was impressed despite a number of missing pictures, so i waited to see how things would develop. and seeing the demo of mango update, i'm now almost sold... any device would do for me, but i doubt nokia would disappoint as they always come out with the best hardware from camera to design...so here's waiting for another 6 months or so, and hopefully though sony ericsson would join the party too, a sure competition to nokia...

posted on 31 May 2011, 13:24

4. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Why this review is soo poor ? ...



And in Pros there is - "It’s a world phone" .... huh? What it means ? Does the Nokia N8 for example is not a world phone ? I dont get it xD

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 09:51 1

5. Killer B (unregistered)


I think the HTC 7 Pro (Sprint's HTC Arrive) would have been a better WP7 device to launch with. At least it has a slide-out keyboard...

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 00:07

6. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


This guy gives all WP7 phones the same review. They all get 7's. Just go and read his ATT HTC HD7s review.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 11:16

7. sgg61991 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Feb 2009)


Pricey at $150? Clearly he hasn't looked at any of the new android phones on VZW which are all $200 or more. I think $150 is pretty cheap considering that I payed $250 for my last phone. And I have a $50 credit this time. "its $149.99 on-contract price point is just a tad below the usual spot we find most high caliber smartphones at nowadays" Again, how is it expensive?

I also thought that his review of the camera was pretty harsh. It's a phone. Not a DSLR.

I played with this phone in store and I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to get it in July when my contract is up.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 00:45

8. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


its a good phone at this price only thing that I didn't liked was its gpu adreno 200

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 00:46

9. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


its a good phone at this price only thing that I didn't liked was its gpu adreno 200

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HTC Trophy

HTC Trophy

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
view full specs
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
(119 x 61 x 12 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 4.9 hours talk time

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