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Award: Recommended October 2010
October 2010
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The editors liked

  • Massive screen gives you plenty of browsing space
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS do make a difference
  • Autofocus in video
  • Windows Phone 7
  • Big screen
  • Dual LED flash
  • Colours and contrast both respectable
  • Good for watching video
  • A great OS for the big screen
  • The gaming fraternity will be itching to get online with the Xbox LIVE facility
  • Good mobile Microsoft Office experience
  • Excellent touch-screen keyboard
  • Stylish and simple interface
  • Integrated Zune Player
  • Fantastic styling and finish
  • Refreshing user interface
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Enormous
  • 4.3-inch screen
  • Simple attractive user interface
  • Easy to sync with Zune
  • Good music store
  • Fabulously responsive touchscreen
  • Good on-screen keyboard
  • Big
  • Beautiful
  • Simple and fast
  • The HTC HD7 features an absolutely massive touchscreen display – at 4.3 inches – and is perfect for multimedia use. If you want to browse the internet on the move
  • Then this really is the device for you. It's also great when it comes to movie playback
  • With the big screen making the HTC HD7 a handy portable media player. There's even a kick stand
  • So you'll be able to stand it at a comfortable vi
  • Large screen
  • Cool kickstand
  • Decent sound enhancement
  • Looks good
  • Impressive screen
  • Stand for watching video
  • Windows Phone 7 works well
  • Well built. Great screen. Xbox Live gaming and Zune Music.
  • Feels responsive to use
  • Good looking design
  • Easy to use OS
  • Integrated kickstand

The editors didn't like

  • Rattly volume key suggests build quality not quite as good as usual
  • Battery life poor
  • Viewing angles on screen not great
  • Lots of problems with the finish
  • Speakers are very quiet
  • Camera takes mediocre photos
  • Bad at getting signal
  • Battery life well below average
  • Though the HD7 has 8/16GB of on board memory
  • There's no memory card slot to top up that storage space
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Lack of manual Wi-Fi search feature
  • No SD-card slot
  • No Flash support
  • O2 exclusive
  • Sounds weak
  • Average video
  • No memory expansion
  • App store is just getting going
  • Poor social-networking options
  • Landscape mode is lacking in places
  • Poor Yahoo search in the browser
  • No expandable memory
  • Screen is surprisingly poor
  • The Windows Phone 7 OS won't suit all users – it currently lacks the number of apps available for the iPhone 4 and Android devices – and social networking integration is surprisingly poor. The screen on the HTC HD7 could also be brighter.
  • No Flash on the internet browser
  • Average HD recording
  • Mediocre HTC Hub
  • Video kept shifting focus
  • App market quite bare so far
  • Average camera. Choice of apps limited. No easy way to switch apps.
  • Screen isn't as good as it should be
  • Short battery life

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  Published: 2011-06-02, Author: Niall , review by:

  • Feels responsive to use, Good looking design, Easy to use OS, Integrated kickstand
  • Screen isn't as good as it should be, Short battery life

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  Published: 2011-03-18, review by:

  • Fantastic styling and finish, refreshing user interface, built-in stereo speakers
  • O2 exclusive, sounds weak, average video, no Flash support, no memory expansion

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  Published: 2011-02-07, review by:

  • Looks good; impressive screen; stand for watching video; Windows Phone 7 works well,
  • Video kept shifting focus; app market quite bare so far,
  • A good-looking phone with a great, large screen, but it has a couple of annoying flaws too ...

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  Published: 2011-01-20, review by:

  • Windows Phone 7 has launched to a mixed reaction - but if you like it, and you want the best multimedia experience it can deliver, then the HTC HD 7 is the place to look. ...

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  Published: 2011-01-03, review by:

  • This shouldn't work. I mean yes, the rather clever people at Microsoft are behind the OS and the increasingly amazing HTC make the thing, but this is all new. How dare they, you may say, how dare they just storm forward with a brand-new Operating System...

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  Published: 2010-12-30, review by:

  • Big screen, Dual LED flash, Colours and contrast both respectable, Good for watching video, Windows Phone 7: a great OS for the big screen
  • Lots of problems with the finish, Speakers are very quiet, Camera takes mediocre photos, Bad at getting signal, Battery life well below average
  • It looks great on paper, but the HD7 turned into something of an unpleasant surprise. With a fairly mediocre finish and problems that prevent using the shiny new OS on such a big screen the pleasure it otherwise would be, this oversized handset only oc...

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  Published: 2010-12-17, review by:

  • HTC's HD7 has a great screen and feels well-built, although battery life needs improvement. The Windows Phone 7 operating system is fast, easy-to-use and looks great. It's also a very capable office tool, thanks to powerful email and calendar apps and ...

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  Published: 2010-12-13, review by:

  • The HD7 is a brilliant device. It is super slick and fast and it does almost everything you could want from a smartphone. The hardware is great, although if you don't like the 4.3" screen size, it may not be for you. It is a great looking phone that c...

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  Published: 2010-11-26, review by:

  • Some people will love this, others will wait. Many different tariffs can be obtained by the different providers for this new piece of hardware from HTC. For now there are five different variants - HTC 7 Surround, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 P...

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  Published: 2010-10-29, review by:

  • The HTC HD7 is the first of a raft of WinPho 7 handsets but its high spec and solid quality are likely to put it at the front of the queue. HTC has kept its usual buffing up of the OS to a minimum, with just the HTC Hub section offering specialised app...

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