HTC HD7S Hands-on

HTC HD7S Hands-on
We got to handle the phone with the largest screen inWindows Phone land at the CTIA show, in its AT&T reincarnation, which adds an“S” to its name.

The 4.3” LCD display on the HTC HD7Ssports the same 480x800 pixels of resolution, but the “S” means thatthe screen is now of the Super LCD variety, unlike the plain vanillaLCD of old, exhibiting higher contrast, brighter, vivid colors, andbetter viewing angles right before our eyes.

Not to mention it should be more power-efficient than the LCD on the HTC HD7. Have a look at the few pictures we snapped of the new screen on the HTC HD7S:

The handset offers a remarkably goodfit in the hand, because it feels very compact for its screen size,with curved edges everywhere, and soft-touch plastic on the back. Allthe rest of the usual WP7 goodies are onboard – 1GHz Snapdragonchipset and protruding 5MP camera with dual LED flash that does HD video recording.

There is a kickstand tucked around thecamera area, which comes in very handy for watching movies on thelarge screen. You should be able to store enough of those movies onthe handset, since HTC has graced it with 16GB of internal memory.

AT&T's HTC HD7S will ship with thelatest version of Windows Phone 7, which means an even more fluidperformance, and the copy/paste update onboard. AT&T didn'thesitate to slap its carrier-specific software on it, as we couldeasily see the U-Verse TV service app winking at us from a double-tile on the homescreenin nasty orange.

As for availability, it shouldn't be long, AT&T has set up a preview website, where you can enter your email address to get notified for the HTC HD7S arrival. In the meantime, you can read our in-depth review of the original to catch a notion what you will be dealing with on AT&T.

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1230 mAh(4.50h talk time)



1. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Kickstand! Woooot!!! xD

2. HallucinatingElvis unregistered

LOL, A Kickstand... Wish my Inspire had a kickstand :(

3. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Slim!...I'm impressed. Windows phone 7...Disappointed

5. joe unregistered

I don't know why considering WP7 kicks all kinds of ass, and embarrasses the ugly, unintuitive, choppy, laggy, fragmented pile of crap known as Android and matches and even surpasses iOS is many areas of usability and smoothness. It also happens to be by far the best looking mobile OS by a country mile. It's not without some early headaches, but in a year there won't be a mobile OS as good. Whether that makes it successful, nobody knows. Consumers are sheep who will buy sh*t simply because everyone else is. How else can you explain people putting up with Android. I say this is a former Android user for 9 months.

8. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

i have to agree.... this luis guy must be hating on stuff he has never used WP7 is awesome!!! WP 6&6.5 yea pretty bad

9. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

I want to try windows 7 but there just aren't any phones that really appeal to me. That's where I think why people are hesitant to try windows 7.

4. hasgjs unregistered

The display looks huge. I'm not sure I like it.

6. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

joe ur retarded u just dont know how to use a phone

10. M unregistered

Of course WP7 has a more user friendly UI. Just waiting for WP7 on a LTE device with a bright 4.3" screen, dual proc and a big battery. Also want a GPS mapping program with turn by turn voice and this will be a keeper.

11. Unplug unregistered

While you all argue about whats better ... I work for a living and productivity out weighs angry bird or some app that does some meaningless task ... Give me office 2010 on my phone I can get my job done faster, better and make more money so I can go somewhere enjoyable with people I want to be around and turn my phone off! Wait ... WP7 doesn't need an app for that ... It comes with it ... Go play angry bird Joe

13. mattyfromma unregistered

I think WP7 is just going to get as popular as android when more of these phones hit more carriers. Sprint just got a wp7 phone and well its 50/50 some people prefer keyboards some dont, but this is only one model. Verizon doesnt have a wp right now, T-mobile has one model. Att is the only carrier that has a few different models. I have an android phone and like other people are just waiting for a model with more options. The good thing i think Microsoft is doing is controlling their OS and not letting every manufacturer out there customize the UI and make OS updates take forever.


Posts: 2; Member since: May 11, 2011

Where is it already !!!!

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