HTC HD7 Smartphone Review

Posted: December 2, 2010
HTC HD7 Smartphone Review

The HTC HD7 combines the ultimate multimedia device with Windows Phone 7 where you can watch movies, play Xbox Live games on the 4.3" screen, and much more. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the smartphone that offers 16 GB of storage and a 5 megapixel camera for only $70 with a contract.

What You Need to Know

  • The HTC HD7 is pretty massive compared to the iPhone 4, but weighs only an ounce more and it feels sturdy
  • It has an ergonomic rounded backside and still slides into your pocket
  • The kickstand and speakers on the side are a nice touch for viewing and listening to your media
  • The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory, but no expandable SD slot
  • The HD7 runs on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and has a 4.3” touch screen
  • The phone boots up applications just as fast the iPhone 4 and the Droid X
  • The 4.3" screen is responsive and its size and virtual keyboard makes typing easier
  • The screen is bright, but has reflection issues in the sunlight
  • The tile interface allows you to pin your apps to the start menu, but it's not as customizable as we'd like
  • It's a Microsoft phone, so you're stuck with using Internet Explorer and Bing
  • You can pinch and zoom, and swipe through your menu options
  • However, there is no copy and paste or Flash for web browsing, yet
  • It has an HTC Hub that runs on top of Windows 7, which you should think of as your homepage or Xbox Live dashboard for your phone
  • The annoying part is the loading animation
  • It features basic apps and games you can download
  • If you want to organize and share your media you'll need to sync it to your Zune account
  • You can also play Xbox Live games on the phone
  • It can handle the XBL games with no chugging, but they take awhile to load
  • Sync your Xbox Live account and check on your avatar
  • There’s also a 5 mp slash 720p video camera
  • As for picture quality, outdoors images look soft and hazy, but indoors and close up shots look a lot better
  • Video quality is grainy at best with some artifacting and the default is set on 480p and you have to switch it to 720p each time


  • You can get this phone for $70 with a contract on Amazon Wireless

Overall Rating

  • At the price, it’s a Buy
  • The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace doesn't have as many apps compared to Apple or Android, but it's just a matter of time
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Comments are Closed

  • suryu

    i have to see if the mytouch is gud caus i just bought it for my girl me i got iphone 4 but which camra is the best?

    Posted: December 16, 2010 5:14 PM
  • Sax92

    I would watch Attack of the Show, but it wasn't taken off of Direct TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: December 6, 2010 4:13 AM
  • TheRealBanana

    I would have bought it if it had Android. I like to be able to do whatever I want with my phone, customization-wise. I currently have Windows Mobile 6.5 on my TP2, and say what you want about an outdated operating system, you can do whatever you goddanm want with WM6.5. There are endless ROMS out there with infinitely different customization options to be had. I really like HTC's touchflo interface as well and I'm disappointed that all they could muster on WP7 was a crappy app.

    Maybe someone will figure out how to get Android on this thing. Maybe then I will buy it.

    Posted: December 4, 2010 3:12 AM
  • TKETZ196

    There were a few flaws in their review of this product. Don't get me wrong I love HTC's products, and I thought AOTS review was good. They did not point out the problem with the pink tint to objects that should be white. this problem i believe is for indoors shots. Also, how could they not mention the "antenna-gate" that has the tech blogs buzzing? It may not be nearly as bad as iPhone 4 issue, but would have been nice to see it live on air whether if the model they used had the same issue.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 9:58 AM
  • applebook

    Yet another misuse and abuse of the initials "HD." There is nothing "HD" about this or most "HD" products.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 3:51 AM
  • reijunJoe

    Why does there still seem to be no phone that has it all? You'd think if they were gonna put out new models all the time, someone would have clued in as to what it should deliver, by now.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 12:44 AM
  • techguy1

    If only it had expandable memory to fufill kevin's hentai needs

    Posted: December 2, 2010 8:03 PM
  • techguy1

    Its an HD phone you really should make the video in HD to complement it

    Posted: December 2, 2010 8:00 PM