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HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4

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HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4
Calling quality goes to the HTC HD7 bar none because its performance is clear from any distortion, static, or interference – which makes conversing much easier on the ears. As for the iPhone 4, there is a distinct amount of static in the background which makes comprehending words a bit of a chore.

Battery life is awarded to the iPhone 4 seeing that it puts out more juice from its battery over the experience we see with the HD7. Naturally, both will easily accommodate normal usage within a solid 8 hour work shift, but at the end of the night, the iPhone 4 still has more juice in its pack. Obtaining roughly 1 ½ days of normal usage with the iPhone 4 after being fully charged, it seems to fare better than the mark of less than a day with the HD7.


When they're priced evenly, it's ultimately going to come down to which platform experience you'll want to side with. Needless to say that iOS shows its maturity and depth thanks to features like multi-tasking and copy & paste on board, but the HD7 provides for a fresh experience that's remarkably polished from the onset. Sure there are some standout features with both devices, like taking photos with the iPhone 4 or the superior calling quality of the HD7, but these two high-end smartphones will easily satisfy the needs of just about anyone out there. In any event, you really can't go wrong choosing either handsets as they establish themselves as being in the upper echelon of the smartphone market.

HTC HD7 vs Apple iPhone 4 Video Comparison:


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posted on 22 Nov 2010, 10:26

1. blueFox (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 May 2008)

Okay, this is the limit. I used to love this website, but nowadays all you people are doing is lavishing superlatives on Apple products. When comparing browsers, why doesn't the article mention Flash support? And about video playback: Can the iPhone play XviD/DivX videos without converting first? No, it can't. And you guys just ignored the fact. Your site sucks -- at least, the "X v/s iDevice" reviews sure do. Grow a pair of balls and throw the rest of the money Jobs paid you on his face. You've sold your integrity, your reputation, to the Devil.

posted on 23 Nov 2010, 20:44 2

2. peepee (unregistered)


WP7 doesn't support Flash, HTML5 and Silverlight. iOS devices do support HTML5, though. So, your reasoning is invalid.

Phonearena is one of the most credible phone review sites in the web. If you can't accept that Apple make great devices that the mainstream media and average consumer like, you can't be helped.

posted on 25 Nov 2010, 10:53

3. Baz (unregistered)

Iphone does support xvid/divx using free VLC media app :)

posted on 25 Nov 2010, 13:39

4. fluffy boii (unregistered)

yes, you are 100% right.
i noticed it from a mile away
damn apple...
such fags

posted on 25 Nov 2010, 14:24 1

5. troll (unregistered)


posted on 27 Nov 2010, 13:22 1

6. TimoTim (unregistered)

I look forward to the match up between iPhone 4 and the Samsung Focus. That should have been the first VS match up between iOS and WP7.

posted on 28 Nov 2010, 00:15

7. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

What's special about the Focus? Isn't it basically the same as the HD7?

posted on 29 Nov 2010, 00:32

8. TimoTim (unregistered)

No. The areas that the HD7 stuggled to keep up with the iPhone (like screen quality and hardware size) should switch over to favor the Focus... or at least equal it. The Focus uses a SAMOLED screen while the HD7 uses a regular LCD... SAMOLED beats iPhone's Retina Display any day of the week... its black levels are superior and colors are richer. The Focus also has a better battery in it than the HD7 and should prove to be on par if not better than the iPhone 4 and its thickness and weight is right their on iPhone's level but has a bigger screen to play with (3.5" vs 4").

posted on 27 Dec 2010, 05:59 2

9. Coco (unregistered)

I have both phones. The iphone 4 is a super piece of kit and if I'm honest it is probably the best overall smart phone I've used to date but it has had time to mature. The software on the HD7 works well but it's not mature and not quite complete (it was probably released early to catch xmas sales). The exciting thing for me about the HTC HD7 is the pending Flash support and what future Windows Phone 7 updates will bring (copy & paste, better landscape support etc). These I think will (or will not) make the HD7 a great phone. Also although the quality of the HD7 screen is not as good as the iphone 4, I do find the larger size does make tapping on links, messaging and browsing the web more pleasant.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 06:45

10. joe (unregistered)

I have a hd7 and I must say I have been very impressed with its ability to hold a signal during a call and support a working alarm clock.

Two very basic features that the iPhone 4 has failed to deliver. With the iPhone coming in at roughly double the price of the hd7 (UK), these failures for me are unacceptable.

Take the rose tinted glasses off guys...

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 12:41

11. Ueliton (unregistered)

Now I see why Apple spends so much in marketing... thank God I´m an advanced mobile phone user and I don´t believe in such unbalanced match thing.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 17:00

12. Dave Granger (unregistered)

One thing to remember is that the iphone 4 costs close to twice what the HD7 does. Unless you literally have more money than sense it's a no brainer which to buy.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 10:24

13. Lordy (unregistered)

Wow, This site is ruined. how much money did you get to sell out for such piece of crap (iPhone). No matter how advanced the iPhone is (Which it is not really) it isnt a PHONE. and most of the apps are just pure crap just to toll up the app count.
the HD7 is an all-round champion, you know why? because microsoft and htc care about there customers. just wait and see how much apps will come for the HD7.

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 10:56 1

14. Hugh (unregistered)

Rude comments, faceless authors, amateurs justifying their purchase, must be an on-line forum!

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 08:32

15. Ahmad KKK (unregistered)

i have the HTC HD7 it's relly better than iPhone 4 but its settings are really difficult...

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 12:55

16. Timmy The Bear (unregistered)

Well, Iphone 4 is definitely over priced, but it has better all-around quality, and easier os.

Htc Hd7 is great too and is cheaper, but most of it's performance fails compared to the Iphone 4, and the Os on Hd7 is not so user friendly

Additional: I don't work for Apple nor Htc nor Microsoft, don't accuse me of anything, it's just my opinion, no hating!

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