HTC Trophy Review
posted by John V. / May 31, 2011, 6:57 AM
This is a short review. For an in-depth look, see our HTC 7 Trophy Review.
Last of the major domestic players to get into the game with Windows Phone 7, Verizon Wireless can now offer their customers the new experience in Microsoft’s platform with the HTC Trophy. Although it’s essentially a 6-month-old model at this point, its $149.99 on-contract price point is just a tad below the usual spot we find most high caliber smartphones at nowadays, but it’s also a world phone as well. Considering that this is Verizon's WP7 launch handset, let’s see if it can entice customers!
Somewhat of a bummer, there’s nothing special with the HTC Trophy since its design is an exact facsimile to the European version that we reviewed – though, it sports a red theme internally. Clearly, it doesn’t quite embody the eye catching industrial design that we associate with HTC’s stable.
You can compare the HTC Trophy with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
From the looks of it, the handset retains its distinguishable 3.8” WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD display with support for 16.7 million colors. Easily, it’s by far one of the better display panels we’ve seen in use with HTC’s line of WP7 smartphones, thanks to its sharp details and deep production of iridescent colors.
As for the rest of the device, we find everything else in its usual location on its side. In the rear, you have a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and speaker grill. Meanwhile, removing its back cover offers access to its 1,300 mAh battery and SIM card slot.
HTC Trophy 360-degrees View:
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 May 31, 2011, 9:31 AM 0
Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 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 May 31, 2011, 9:42 AM 0
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 Jun 08, 2011, 11:16 AM 0
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- Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1300 mAh