Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC 7 Trophy
Member Name: Freakon
HTC 7 Trophy
Advantages: Comfortable, sleek, 8GB onboard memory, Windows 7.5 OS - Xbox Live!
Disadvantages: The touch buttons can occasionally be pressed by accident, can't expand the memory
Having previously reviewed the HTC desire, I can now say that this model is a step in the right direction. The handset itself is sleek and comfortable. The lack of physical buttons is a delight and really adds to the overall look of handset. There is a silver trim around the main touch screen and touch buttons which gives it a stylish finish. The biggest delight about this handset for me is the physical camera button, giving a distinct feel of a digital camera. The button adds great benefit to taking pictures rather than the touch screen style of taking photos. Although the camera is only a 5 Mega pixel camera, it performs as any would. The LED accompanying the camera is bright and adequate for the job. The sound/speaker set on this phone is a delight; the sound is crisp and definitive and included in the software is a sound enhancer, which has SRS Enhancement which really takes this speaker set to a new level on mobile devices.
It's hard to not mention the marriage of handset with the operating system, the update to Windows 7, now on Windows Mango 7.5 is an absolute treat, the beautiful metro system leans itself perfectly for this handset. I am not entirely convinced a different OS would work with this handset; it's just a delight from start to finish.
HTC offer many handsets, OS's onboard and with many different Network providers, but there is a distinct symmetry between the HTC 7 Trophy (Could be 7.5 now?) and the Windows Mango 7.5 OS. The integrated HTC hub with HTC sense allows HTC to continue to offer a portion of there background OS (for want of a better word) and delivers beautiful, smooth weather content and HTC apps on the market.
Personally, I have tried many different phones and operating systems, but no combination has come close the mobile-agulation the combination of Trophy/Mango 7.5.
If you ever get a chance to really dive into this phone and explore the functionality, I highly recommend you invest the time to understand its true beauty.
Summary: Great handset coupled with a great operating system, is a win!