HTC HD7S Review
More than six months in since Microsoft brought its new mobile platform to the scene, we haven’t witnessed anything new in terms of hardware for AT&T’s Windows Phone 7 lineup, but customers can now opt to pick up the HTC HD7S for the golden price of $200 on-contract. Aside from its choice of utilizing a Super LCD display instead, there is absolutely nothing else that separates it from the original version. Still, some might be drawn to the prestigious line that it’s following.
Employing the same svelte and solid looking industrial design of the original model, there’s plenty to like about it, but the only thing different with its aesthetics is the yellowish/gold accent surrounding the area of the camera.
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Who knows what the “S” stands for in its name, but one can only presume that it can be related to the exceptionally better looking 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD that it’s packing – whereas, the original one sports a regular LCD panel. Although it produces deeper looking colors and doesn’t fade tremendously at various angles, its overall brightness is still rather reserve in output.
All the buttons are located in the same positions as before, while in the rear, we find its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, tiny speaker grill, and kickstand. Meticulously looking at its rear cover, which encases its 1,230 mAh battery and SIM card slot, it doesn’t seem to close all the way and exposes a tiny gap.