HTC HD7 review


One of the first smartphone with Windows Phone 7 was the HTC HD7. It is a well built phone with good specifications. Take a look on it key features:

  • 4.3″ 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Dual-band 3G with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (2Mbps)
  • Windows Phone 7 operating system
  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, geo-tagging
  • 720p video recording @ 25fps
  • 8GB of built-in storage
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Standard microUSB port (charging)
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • Accelerometer for screen auto rotation
  • Office document editor
  • Facebook integration and cloud services
  • Built-in A-GPS receiver
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Comes with HTC Hub and exclusive HTC apps
  • Voice-to-text functionality
  • Kickstand with trademark yellow accents
  • Great audio quality

The HD7 is big and heavy; it has 162 grams and 122 x 68 x 11.2mm. Above the screen it has the ear piece speaker, the LED status, the proximity and light sensors.  At the bottom of the screen it has three touch sensitive controls: back, home and search. At the top and bottom of the screen there are two grills which look like speakers but they are not. They are only for design and to raise dust. On the right side of the phone we can see that it has a dedicated camera button and the volume keys. On the bottom side it has the microUSB slot, the 3.5mm jack and the microphone. On the back of the phone we can see the camera with its dual-LED flash covered by a by a folded kickstand made from aluminum.

The internal memory in Europe has 8GB and in Asia it has 16Gb. The amount of RAM and ROM memory is 512 Mb respectively 576Mb. The chipset is made by Qualcomm and it is Snapdragon QSD8250. The phone has a 1GHz Scorpion processor and the Adreno 200 GPU. It has light, proximity, accelerometer and compass sensors.

The 5MP camera with dual-LED flash is takes very good photos. The LED is powerful and well synchronized. It has autofocus, geo-tagging, metering mode, flicker adjustment and many other options which will help you to optimize the pictures quality. You can shoot 720p videos with the HD7 and their quality is good.

Depending on the carrier you will have 7.2/14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 2/5.76 Mbps HSUPA.  The Wi-Fi connection has b/g/n protocols but no Hotspot support. Bluetooth is v2.1 with A2DP and the microUSB slot is v2.0. The browser has xHTML and HTML so it works smooth.

The screen resolution has 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 217ppi. It is protected by a Gorilla Glass screen and it is an LCD type display. Indoor it has good legibility and the colors are displayed correctly but outdoor in sun light it loses its legibility.

The 1230 mAh battery doesn’t offer a good battery life to the phone. It barely passes the one day limit with normal usage but if you use the phone only for calls and SMS it can last for about one day and 5 hours.

Check good deals for HTC HD7 on It is a well balanced smartphone with a top OS platform.


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