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Testseek.com have collected 136 expert reviews of the HTC HD7 and the average rating is 74%. Scroll down and see all reviews for HTC HD7.
Award: Recommended October 2010
October 2010
 
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The editors liked

  • Giant 4.3-inch display makes everything easier
  • Windows Phone 7 runs like well oiled machine
  • Great ergonomics
  • The gaming fraternity will be itching to get online with the Xbox LIVE facility ...
  • Nice user interface
  • Large display for browsing
  • Builtin kickstand for video viewing
  • The HTC HD7 features a large 4.3-inch display and has a solid build quality and integrated kickstand. The Windows Phone 7 device offers full wireless options
  • A 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture
  • And 16GB of internal memory
  • Large
  • Bright screen. Useful kickstand. Excellent audio and video performance.
  • Design feels solid
  • Including kickstand
  • Large display makes for easier typing
  • Bigger type on websites
  • Fast data performance with HSPA coverage
  • Useful bundled apps
  • 4.0
  • 4.0 / 5 PCWorld
  • Nov 5
  • 2010
  • 0 User Reviews Be first to review »
  • Bottom Line
  • The behemoth HTC HD7 has some impressive specs like a 4.3inch screen
  • 16GB of storage
  • And a 5megapixel camera with 720p video capture
  • But it does not support TMob
  • Speedy browsing
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Windows 7 phone
  • Large and responsive screen
  • Screen is ideal for playing games
  • Movies. The kickstand works perfect during such occasions
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement provided the right effect
  • DualLED flash supported the absence of Xenon
  • Cloud services
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • HTC Hub for exclusive HTC apps
  • High quality look and feel
  • Large responsive capacitive touchscreen
  • Windows Phone 7 provides a unique and easytouse user interface
  • Wireless synching through Windows Live is included.
  • Good screen
  • Bright enough for direct sunlight
  • Fast and responsive
  • Excellent for media playback
  • Windows Phone 7 looks great on the screen
  • Video is smooth
  • Bright and immersive
  • Web browsing is a pleasure on the large screen
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS work very well for music and video
  • Decent battery life
  • Thin
  • Very large and responsive display
  • Good build quality
  • Kickstand
  • Feels great in the hand
  • Decent camera
  • Dual LED flash helps in low-light situations.
  • Excellent performance with a responsive touchscreen
  • Beautiful and fresh interface design
  • Strong multimedia features
  • 4.3″ display transforms the system into a mobile theater
  • Find my Phone feature is builtin and free
  • With its great performance and growing library of graphically rich games it makes sense that serious Xbox gamers will want this phone
  • Wireless Sync
  • Strong social networking in
  • Enormous and bright screen
  • Userfriendly Windows Phone 7 OS
  • Smooth performance with no lag
  • Kickstand for watching videos

The editors didn't like

  • Questionable build quality
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Contrast
  • Color reproduction
  • Small battery for its size
  • Though the HD7 has 8/16GB of on board memory
  • There’s no memory card slot to top that storage space up Look and Feel...
  • Mediocre 5mp camera
  • Poor fitting rear cover
  • No 3rd party app multitasking or task switcher
  • The HD7 is on the bigger side and lacks expandable memory. Speaker is weak. Touch screen isn't quite as sharp or vibrant as the latest devices
  • No HSPA+. No hotspot mode. Poor camera.
  • Display looks duller than competing phones
  • Doesn't support HSPA+ or mobile hotspot app
  • Shorter battery life than Samsung Focus
  • Volume rocker too narrow
  • Out-of-focus 720p video
  • 4.0
  • 4.0 / 5 PCWorld
  • Nov 5
  • 2010
  • 0 User Reviews Be first to review »
  • Camera
  • Limited storage
  • No card slot
  • No lens protection
  • No Bluetooth file transfers
  • No video calls
  • No multitasking
  • Limited availability of third party apps
  • No flash or silverlight support
  • No slot for memory cards
  • Mobile Office apps (particularly Word) are short on features
  • Weak external speaker affects speakerphone performance
  • Wireless synching can be complicated to set up
  • No "cut and paste" or thirdparty multitasking.
  • Recessed power button difficult to push
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Camera lacks color richness
  • Pictures often blurry and dull
  • Design has a few issues
  • OS needs to mature
  • Camera has some issues
  • Battery life could be better
  • Windows Phone 7 is still has an extensive setup process
  • Display looks a little washed out when compared to other devices
  • Lagginess (specific to launching third-party applications)
  • Dual LED flash is sometimes too bright
  • Tends to forget some settings.
  • Doesn’t take advantage of TMobile’s 4G network
  • No cut and paste or internet tethering available yet for Windows Phone 7
  • Dedicated social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter need to be downloaded separately
  • Lacks multitasking capabilities
  • No option to expand storage
  • Camera shots are hit or miss – camera pictures are not consistent and the camera often takes a while to focus.
  • Short battery life
  • Poor camera quality
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Screen washes out easily

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  Published: 2011-12-21, Author: Carl , review by: androidauthority.com

  • Abstract:  With all these Android smartphones hitting the market, it was only a matter of time before Windows decided to join in the fray. HTC brings us the HD7, packing the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system and promises us a different experience. Pitted agai...

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  Published: 2011-07-23, Author: Brett , review by: examiner.com

  • Abstract:  It seems that T-Mobile has a thing for big phones. Earlier on in 2010 the carrier launched the HTC HD2, which was a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone. It had a huge 4.3" screen. It was lauded for its sheer beauty. The HD7 is the HD2's new brother.The HTC HD7 is es...

 
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  Published: 2011-07-01, review by: consumersearch.com

  • Enormous and bright screen, Userfriendly Windows Phone 7 OS, Smooth performance with no lag, Kickstand for watching videos,
  • Short battery life, Poor camera quality, Limited viewing angles, Screen washes out easily

 
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  Published: 2011-06-09, review by: brighthub.com

  • I have never been this happy with a mobile and certainly not as impressed with one since the first iPhone was released.In terms of performance, design, and features, the HTC HD7 is the equal of the HTC HD2 and the Android powered HTC Desire. How...

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  Published: 2011-05-12, review by: anandtech.com

  • This is a multipart conclusion, so let's start with the HD7. I've long felt that with the Venue Pro and the HD7, T-Mobile ended up with the two best WP7 launch devices, at least in the US. AT&T's range includes the Surround and it's pointless speaker, the...

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  Published: 2011-04-26, review by: Geek.com

  • Abstract:  I’ve been an Android user since the G1. Picked one up on launch day, in fact. I was working in an environment that was heavily embedded in open source, so the greater concepts that surrounded Android appealed to me. It was my first real smartphone, ha...

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  Published: 2011-02-28, review by: gadgetreview.com

  • Good screen, bright enough for direct sunlight, Fast and responsive, Excellent for media playback,
  • Recessed power button difficult to push, Mediocre battery life, Camera lacks color richness, pictures often blurry and dull
  • HTC HD7 ReviewFebruary 28th, 2011 12:00 PM | by James Pikover | View Comments | cellphone review, hd7 t-mobile hd7, HTC, HTC HD7, Microsoft, Review, T-Mobile, Windows, Windows phone 7, wp7HTC’s HD7 is the second Windows Phone 7 device I’ve had the ple...

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  Published: 2011-02-28, review by: techgage.com

  • Overall, the HD7 proved to be a solid, easy-to-use device. Watching a movie on the smartphone is unlike any other Windows Phone device, provided you are prepared to use headphones or a third party external speaker. The kickstand is solid in constructi...

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  Published: 2011-02-18, review by: zomgitscj.com

  • So what can we say that hasnt been said about the HD7 already. It’s pretty much what you’d expect, in the same 4.3 Inch formfactor that HTC has used over on the HD2 and Evo 4G before it, but applied to the new Windows Phone 7 OS.If you’ve considering ...

 
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  Published: 2011-02-13, review by: ubergizmo.com

  • The HTC HD7 is currently the Windows Phone 7's flagship device and it delivers a great performance with its large display; whether it is emailing, browsing the web, getting directions on Bing maps, reading and editing a document or watching videos, it is...

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