HTC have further enhanced their growing portfolio of mobile handsets with the new HD7. As the name suggests, this model is very much focused on high definition, with video capture supported as well as playback on the great quality display.
HTC have established a great reputation for producing not only good quality handsets, but also ones that score highly in the style stakes. The HD7 maintains this trend with its sleek lines, and despite the massive 4.3" screen that is on offer, they have done a great job in keeping the physical size of the phone down to a bare minimum. At just 11.2mm in depth, the unit is remarkably slim, and the height and width readings of 122mm x 68mm maintain the overall compactness. Weighing in at 162 grammes, the phone is a touch of the bulky size, but when in your hand it does offer a feeling of robustness. Unlike other models in the range such as the HTC Gratia and the HTC 7 Mozart which focus on size and camera respectively, the HD7 is very firmly pitched at multimedia fans, especially film lovers. A useful stand allows the phone to be stood up on a desk, and the speakers are placed in such a way at the top and bottom of the phone that when placed horizontally, you experience the best stereo sound. This sound is further enhanced by Dolby Mobile, a system designed to give consumers the ultimate in sound, straight out of the box.
With online facilities very much a major part of most modern handsets, the HTC HD7 offers great connectivity along with a good browser. Team this with the big screen, and the satisfaction gained from browsing the web is immense. The HD7 is a 3G model, enabling the phone to connect to the web via this method, resulting in ultra fast exchange speeds. Thus uploading videos and photos to sites such as Facebook is quick and easy affair. When at home, or indeed anywhere where you have access to a WiFi network, you can connect via this method to really achieve the fastest possible connection. Thanks to a resolution the same as the Samsung Galaxy S at 480 x 800 pixels, graphics look crystal clear, and even when zoomed in, the overall quality is maintained. The HTC HD7 offers perfect smartphone functionality together with the glossy user interface offered on the new OS. The phone will appeal on many levels as it is a perfect upgrade, a great introduction to Windows phones and also a brilliant media device.
The HTC HD 7 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 are availble now.