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HTC Trophy Review

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Interface and Functionality:

Not surprisingly, the handset is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8650 processor with 576MB of RAM, which offers a resounding, responsive, and quick experience with the platform.
 
Packing the most up-to-date Windows Phone 7 experience with the “NoDo” update already on board, it brings along some much-wanted features, like copy and paste, which wasn’t available during the platform’s initial launch. Out of the box, you can also see its affinity to Big Red since it’s set with the Verizon red theme activated.

The interface of the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
The interface of the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review

The interface of the HTC Trophy


Though cramped in space with its portrait style keyboard, it still exhibits a responsive feel as we speed type, but the landscape option is moderately better thanks to its larger footprint.

On-screen QWERTY keyboard - HTC Trophy Review
On-screen QWERTY keyboard - HTC Trophy Review

On-screen QWERTY keyboard


If you want to learn more about Windows Phone 7 and all of its core features and apps, then you can read about it more in our in-depth walkthrough.


Camera and Multimedia:

In general, the 5-megapixel shooter in the rear captures some passable looking shots – albeit, colors are on the dull side. Still, its LED flash does a decent job in lighting up the scenery.

Camera interface - HTC Trophy Review
Camera interface - HTC Trophy Review
Camera interface - HTC Trophy Review
Camera interface - HTC Trophy Review

Camera interface


Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Trophy - HTC Trophy Review

Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Trophy


Likewise, its 720p video recording is equally satisfactory with its 24 frames per second capture rate, clear audio recording, continuous auto-focus, and average looking details.

HTC Trophy Sample Video:



With the Zune experience in tow when playing songs, not only do we still like its presentation, but its audio quality is acceptable with its strong tones.

Zune - HTC Trophy Review
Zune - HTC Trophy Review
Zune - HTC Trophy Review
Zune - HTC Trophy Review

Zune


Meanwhile, the combinations of its beautiful looking display and snappy processor provides an invigorating video watching experience.


Internet and Connectivity:

Despite its lack of Flash support, Internet Explorer is undeniably still pretty good with its fast page loads, tight navigation, and proper renders to make the experience more than satisfactory.

Internet Explorer makes web browsing more than satisfactory - HTC Trophy Review
Internet Explorer makes web browsing more than satisfactory - HTC Trophy Review
Internet Explorer makes web browsing more than satisfactory - HTC Trophy Review
Internet Explorer makes web browsing more than satisfactory - HTC Trophy Review

Internet Explorer makes web browsing more than satisfactory


Fortunately, the HTC Trophy is a world phone that will work domestically via Verizon’s network, but it’s even able to work in many parts of the world as well thank to its built-in GSM radios.

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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: 336; 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: 81; 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
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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
(119 x 61 x 12 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 4.9 hours talk time

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