HTC HD7

  • Windows Phone 7
  • 4.3"
  • 1 GHz
Released November, 2010
Overall, the display is bright and clear, showing off 480x800 pixels, but we definitely noticed a difference in quality compared with some of the higher-resolution displays on some of the today's latest smartphones.
Rated 80% by by c|net (Nov, 2010)

Conclusion Check out the HTC HD7

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the HTC HD7

Front view of HTC HD7
It’s organized into four main sections – applications, games, music and the HTC Apps.
by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

screen size

4.3"
3.5"
3.5"
The screen size is an obvious advantage – though it’s not necessarily how you might feel about it.
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
With a kickstand and a large 4.3” screen, the HTC HD7 would have made an excellent makeshift picture frame.
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

screen resolution

HTC HD7
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 3GS
Though it didn't improve the sharpness all that much, it did do away with some of the pinkish hue and brightened up the photo overall.
HTC HD7 by c|net (Nov, 2010)
The noise levels are lower and there’s less work for the noise reduction, so there’s a decent amount of detail left in the photo.
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

memory

0 GB
0.56 GB

0.25 GB
1 GB
1 GB

processor

HTC HD7
Apple iPhone 4S
HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
It would have been nice if there had been more hardware upgrades, including the processor and display, but the smartphone was generally responsive during our review period.
HTC HD7 by c|net (Nov, 2010)
The HTC HD7 is equipped with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB ROM/576MB RAM.
HTC HD7 by c|net (Nov, 2010)

camera resolution

0 MP
8 MP

5 MP
16 MP
20 MP
The camera has various settings, including six different resolutions, effects, scenes, and flicker adjustment.
HTC HD7 by c|net (Nov, 2010)
We tried emailing a photo from HD7’s camera, but the email app downscaled it before sending – so, emailing full resolution shots is a no go.
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

clock speed

HTC HD7
HTC Titan II
Apple iPhone 3GS
Under the bonnet the HD7 uses a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and like most of HTC’s other Windows Phone handsets it has 512 MB ROM and 576 MB RAM.
HTC HD7 by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2011)
 

Performance Real world tests of HTC HD7

cpu speed

1 GHz
1.5 GHz
0.6 GHz

browser benchmark

HTC HD7
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 3GS
The browser can handle up to 6 tabs open at once.
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
There are alternative browsers in the Marketplace but they still use IE for rendering (so they don’t have Flash or Silverlight either).
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

download speed

7.49 Mb/s
1.46 Mb/s
2.03 Mb/s
As we mentioned earlier, the HTC HD7 doesn't support T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, but we still had good data speeds over its regular 3G network.
HTC HD7 by c|net (Nov, 2010)

talk time

379 min
840 min
720 min
However, the smartphone did meet its rated talk time in our battery drain tests.
HTC HD7 by c|net (Nov, 2010)
It is quoted at 320 hours of stand-by and five hours and twenty minutes of talks in a 3G network.
HTC HD7 by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

Sortable isn't aware of anything this item excels at.

cons

  • 1 GHz
  • 216 ppi

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 70%
Read the review (Jun, 2011)
Snaps look crisp and detailed, but colour reproduction isn’t wonderful and it has a tendency to burn out highlights when taking pictures outdoors when there’s lots of bright sun light.
Rated 80%
Read the review (Nov, 2010)
The camera did much better with outdoor shots, producing clear shots with more accurate colors.

Video

Now add the fact that the HD7 is pretty loud too and you get the idea that the HD7 is a pretty good music player indeed.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
The HD7 doesn't support T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, but it is 3G-capable and has Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, and GPS.
HTC HD7 | Rated 80% by by c|net (Nov, 2010)
YouTube videos took a few seconds to load but played back without interruption and with synchronized audio and video.
HTC HD7 | Rated 80% by by c|net (Nov, 2010)

Resolution

The HTC HD7 did very well in our audio quality test.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
We tested the quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) HTC HD7 in New York using T-Mobile service, and call quality was good.
HTC HD7 | Rated 80% by by c|net (Nov, 2010)
As well as taking stills shots it can also record video at 720p HD resolution.
HTC HD7 | Rated 70% by by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2011)

Screen

It’s the subpar contrast, subdued saturation and surprisingly weak brightness that we’re not happy with.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
Of course, the whole reason for the HD7's bigger size is the 4.3-inch touch screen.
HTC HD7 | Rated 80% by by c|net (Nov, 2010)
The Converter has an easy to use, touch-optimized interface and can handle conversions in many areas.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

Apps

Search is available for the Marketplace but right now it pulls together search results from all sections – so, songs get mixed in with the apps and games.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
There are less useful apps like Flashlight and a “she loves me, she loves me not” app but you’ll probably end up downloading everything from the HTC Apps section.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
Even 3D games looks pretty impressive thanks to its integrated 3D graphics processor.
HTC HD7 | Rated 70% by by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2011)

Operating System

The HD7, however, holds the distinction of having the largest display of any Windows Phone 7 handset in the U.S., and certainly the extra screen real estate plays well with the platform's multimedia and gaming abilities.
HTC HD7 | Rated 80% by by c|net (Nov, 2010)
You can integrate it with desktop Windows Explorer and it has some integration with Windows Phone 7.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)
The Pictures hub is the photo gallery of Windows Phone 7.
HTC HD7 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2010)

Editions Editions of the HTC HD7

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