CNET is available in the following editions:
Read our full review
Add your review
Good: The same as previous review
Bad: The same as previous review
Comment: loAs I have now read all the reviews I cannot simply understand people buying a phone just because it looks awesome.Let's face it everybody, this mobile OS, WP7 is unfinished, it lacks a huge pack of features, basic features like bluetooth file transfers, ringtone personalization, file explorer to manage your files in your own way, that stupid 99$/year fee to unlock your phone for your personal created apps.
In general this OS is way too "locked" for users. I mean come on, I buy it I'm using it, it's my business what I do with it. And for the comparison between iPhone and WP7, let's face it, iOS is an mobile platform that is finished, using WP7 feels like I am a free beta tester.
Good: Big screen, advanced hardware,slim,good battery and pretty good camera.
Bad: The OS holds this device back, it lacks tons of basic features: bluetooth obex,personal ringtones,phone is blocked to install apps outside marketplace without paying that stupid 99$ fee, no file manager, no flash etc etc etc
Comment: There are too many features and problems that this device's OS has to be able to write them all here.It's a pitty that MS lauched an unfinished OS to the market and we users got fouled by them.
I won't buy a MS phone again, it;s like throwing my money in garbage.
Comment: Funny. The review talks about everything but misses why we buy a phone.
Very few reviewers talk about this.
Good: Brilliant build quality, very quick processor, great selection of apps, powerful screen, very responsive touch screen
Bad: Could use a 16GB storage option, could supply a bigger battery
Comment: I am still absolutely amazed by this phone. The speed of the device is amazing for what you would consider to be an entry level WP7 phone. The camera works surprisingly well, producing stunning quality photos for a 5MP sensor, I'm used to 12MP photos but this sensor can match it with less than half the power.
I couldn't fault the WP7 OS, the speed is amazing and the apps, all-be-it not as many as Android/iOS, I kinda like it that way. It gives a more diverse range and allows you to try more without being bombarded with pointless apps.
Overall opinions? Anyone who wants to try Windows Phone 7, go with the HTC 7 Trophy. I really wouldn't recommend any of the LG or Samsung WP7 Phones, go for HTC with their amazing build quality and sheer reliability.
Comment: I ordered this phone today and what i have seen and read i cant wait for it to turn up so i can have a good look and play.
Good: responsive screen looks good feels nice to handle good camera, ect
Bad: limited app store
Comment: great phone ive tried it out for a few weeks i think im going to get it is a great phone
Good: Supremely responsive touch screen, interface looks awesome, decent camera
Bad: Windows Phone 7 is awesome but it does need more updates.
Comment: All my friends with iphones are now regretting buying it.
HTC Trophy + WP7 = pure awesomeness.
Though i have to admit, there are not enough apps in WP7 marketplace yet and most paid apps are way too expensive. Yet, i think this is one of the better/cheaper phones for WP7 now.
Good: Super Fast, great interface for one hand usage, utility expands daily with additions to the applications store
Bad: 8 GB is pretty small, and it seems like there is an issue with the screen seperating, with bubbles forming between the layers.
Comment: I had wanted the other most popular smart phone, the iphone4, then an android device for the application base. But when I went to the store and saw this gem, I thought that I would give it a shot, and I am glad that I did.
Once I had set up the data connection, I began a journey that every gadget enthusiast enjoys, discovery of a new toy. NOT only a toy but a useful phone. From the ability to use the phone with one hand, without a single delay in the interface.. I am always snapping shots and uploading to Facebook.... recieving and reviewing my emails has never been easier... while at the same time listening to the latest songs from my collection.
Photos are pretty good, and easy to work with, meaning that you can interact and upload to your social sites very easily.
Applications, good email, good sound quality and ability to work with you media files, fast interface....
What else do you need? ( will not babysit, or pay bills, or take the dog for a walk...)
Good: Very fast browsing, switching between apps etc Any problems seem to get fixed quickly too.
Bad: Limited app choice, buggy or broken apps but they get fixed quick! And the number of apps has grown at a fast pace.
Comment: My first post said this phone would rock eventually - it now does. Launch bugs have been fixed and the app store feels like it grows hourly. The phone is so quick to respond and the linking to windows live, xbox live and windows cloud storage is really seamless and fast. I love this phone and would highly recommend it.
Comment: Tried Windows Mobile a while ago, didn't like it, can't see myself going there again even with a new version.
Log in with your CNET UK or Facebook account to post a user review, or click Join to create an account
Please log in, register or login with Facebook to add a review or comment
Ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers if you should buy the HTC 7 Trophy
More Mobile Phones in Crave
About CBS Interactive
Copyright © 2014 CBS Interactive Limited. All rights reserved.