HTC Trophy review

HTC Trophy

The HTC Trophy is at the middle of between the phones with Windows Phone from HTC. It is a mid-range smartphone made from high quality matt plastic and it has a solid construction. Check the main features of the phone:

  • 3.8″ 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 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

Full specs here.

The Trophy has a stylish design and around the screen it has a thin metallic frame subtle and elegant. Above the screen you can see only the ear piece speaker but there are more; there are the proximity and light sensors and a status led which blinks in red or green to indicate charging or missed calls and SMS. Under the screen it has three touch sensitive buttons: back, start and search, holding pressed the start button will activate Voice Commands. On the right side the phone has only the metallic dedicated camera button which can be pressed at half and then full pressed. On the left side it has the volume rocker keys and the microUSB port. On the top of the phone we find the 3.5mm jack and the power button.

It has a poor sun light legibility but indoor it looks fine. It has good contrast, deep and vivid colors. The 3.8 inches display is S-LCD and it has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and pixel density of 246ppi. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass and it supports multitouch.

The internal storage has 8 GB and it can’t be expanded. The phone has Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement. It has 576 Mb of RAM and 512 Mb of ROM. The heart of the Trophy is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset and the 1 GHz Scorpion processor. The GPU is Adreno 200. The configuration is quite powerful for a Windows Phone smartphone.  It has accelerometer, compass, proximity and light sensors.

The 5MP camera offers some decent features: flicker adjustment, metering mode, geo-tagging, autofocus and has a LED flash. It can shoot videos at 720p resolution and 30 fps. The camera key wakes the phone up and directly opens the camera apps. It can’t be activated accidentally because the proximity sensor is used cleverly so the camera won’t start is something is in front of the proximity sensor. The pictures quality is decent and this is all I can say.

At connectivity is has 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA up to 2Mbps, Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 port.

The battery has 1300 mAh and offers the phone autonomy of 435 hours standby time in 3G and 6 hours and 40 minutes talk time in 2G mode.

The HTC Trophy is a well built phone with a beautiful design. You can check good deals for it on


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