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HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4

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Posting some respectable above average looking images with its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, the HTC HD7 will surely appease the needs of any photo enthusiasts out there. However, it still doesn't overcome the stunning looking shots captured by the iPhone 4. Beating it in almost every category, it manages to produce sharp looking photos that have the correct amount of exposure to uncover plenty of fine details. Colors are also almost perfectly replicated versus the slightly off color tones evident with images taken by the HTC HD7. In low lighting situations, the iPhone 4 continues to show its prowess as it maintains a level of clarity – plus, its LED flash works light years ahead better than the overexposed look of the HD7. All in all, it's not to say that the HD7 doesn't do a great job, but the iPhone 4 sets the bar really high – so it's going to take a lot to topple it.

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Even though the HTC HD7 offers continuous auto-focus while filming in 720p, it still doesn't provide the level of clarity and detail seen with the iPhone 4's high-definition videos. In addition to that, the ones captured by the iPhone 4 record at the speedy rate of 29 frames per second versus the 24 fps presented with the HD7. So from a quick look, there is some noticeable evidence of choppiness with the HD7's recordings, but it still should be satisfactory for most people.

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In the battle of deciding which handset provides for the better music player interface, it actually comes down to a deadlock tie seeing they both have their intriguing features. With the iPhone 4, there's no denying that coverflow will continue to make it one of the spiffier looking players out there – especially when you're able to browse your library so effortlessly. Still, the HD7 brings all of the captivating visuals of the full blown Zune experience to make its level of presentation seemingly well-rounded. Although they're not the best sounding speakers, the iPhone 4 manages to emit slightly more tolerable tones over its competition.

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The music player of the Apple iPhone 4 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4
The music player of the Apple iPhone 4 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4

The music player of the HTC HD7 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4
The music player of the HTC HD7 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4
The music player of the HTC HD7 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4

Honestly, both devices are the perfect solution for watching videos seeing that you've got the large screen of the HD7 and the brilliant luster of iPhone 4. High definition videos play completely effortlessly without any evidence of lag or slowdown to ruin the exceptionally smooth experience. Most people would argue that the bigger display of the HD7, combined with its kickstand, would be a more ideal movie watching solution. However, the iPhone 4 can still be seen as equipped with its higher clarity and deep looking colors – plus, it's not too big to hold in the hand for watching videos.

When it comes down to storage options, the two smartphones pack an adequate amount of 16GB in storage, but the iPhone 4 is also available with double the memory at 32GB – but for more money of course.


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Being new to the mobile market, Windows Phone 7 is clearly in the early stages of development – and it shows in the amount of applications it has to offer in the Marketplace for Mobile. Conversely, the iPhone 4 is littered with so many apps, which are mostly polished versus the competition, that you can find just about anything you can imagine. However, as time goes on and developers begin to uncover the true potential of Windows Phone 7, it's almost inevitable to see both on the same level. But for right now, the iPhone 4 takes the cake with its sheer amount of available offerings in the App Store.

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Marketplace for Mobile on the HTC HD7 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4
Marketplace for Mobile on the HTC HD7 - HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4


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