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HTC Trophy Review

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HTC Trophy Review
Calling quality is really great with the handset seeing that it produces clear and natural sounding voices on both ends of the line, though, its speakerphone emits some muffled tones at the loudest volume setting.

Retaining a good amount of bars in high coverage areas, signal strength remains consistent during our testing in the greater Philadelphia region.

Getting 5.5 hours of continuous talk time on a single charge, it’s better than the 4.9 hours of talk time rated by the manufacturer, but seems rather low compared to the competition. Still, we managed to get by a solid 8-hour work shift with no problems at all on normal usage.
 

Conclusion:

Honestly, it’s rather disappointing to see that Verizon is recycling a previous model and making the Trophy as its launch Windows Phone 7 handset. Besides its world phone feature, there’s nothing spectacular to set it apart from the other recently released WP7 devices, but its $150 on-contract price makes it an even harder sell at this point. Unfortunately, this is the only solution available to customers who wish to experience WP7 – meaning, you’ll need to accept it for what it is.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
OS Version: 7.0.7389.0

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Pros

  • It’s a world phone
  • Responsive platform experience
  • Good calling quality

Cons

  • Same exact model as before
  • Still pricey at $150
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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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