Summary: The Trophy is not the fastest or the most powerful phone in today’s market. It doesn’t have 4G support or a dual processor, but it is a solidly built phone that offers good all-around performance. Being smaller in size will be a plus to many users. Other pluses include the soft-touch finish and dedicated photo button which is useful for taking a quick picture.
This phone uses Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system, which is intuitive and easy to use.
Summary: For a $99 smartphone, the HTC Trophy is a good buy. It's $50 less expensive than the Droid Incredible 2, and we like its 5-MP camera, attractive interface, and solid build. You don't get a dual-core processor or multitasking (yet), but those looking for an inexpensive smartphone that's easier to use Android will be satisfied with the Trophy.
Summary: HTC introduce new phone called the HTC Trophy. Verizon’s first 3G spawn of Bill Gates completes the major carrier circuit, so now there’s no excuse for Microsoft to lose out on sales with all four of their bases covered. The Trophy is great for handling multimedia, but the phone feels dated next to other current-generation smartphones.
Pros: Good multimedia capabilities, Responsive touchscreen
Cons: Network speeds are inconsistent, Hardware is a bit dated
Excerpt: 4G LTE may be all the rage, but for Verizon Wireless customers that can't take advantage of the new service, there are some great high-end 3G smartphones out there. One of those is the HTC Trophy , Verizon's first Windows Phone and another smartphone that's capable of global roaming thanks to a SIM card slot in the back.
Excerpt: Sure, the focus over at Verizon may be on the three 4G smartphones, but there are still some great 3G choices for those that haven't received LTE in their neck of the woods. One of those is the HTC Trophy , Verizon's first Windows Phone and a good addition to their portfolio of devices capable of roaming globally. It offers a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.8-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities, and a 1,300 mAh battery.
Conclusion: Is the HTC Trophy worth your time? It’s certainly much better than the first generation of WP7 devices from late last year. With that said, the hardware itself is pretty awesome despite the meager specs and the software is efficient in the sense that it doesn’t take a miniature super computer to run somewhat smoothly. For this we give Microsoft props. But what gets us the most is the lack of apps (once again). It ruins a potentially awesome experience.
Conclusion: If you've been dying to try a Windows Phone 7 device on Verizon, the HTC Trophy is the first and only (for now!). It's a solid choice though, with HTC's pleasing styling and build quality, good speed and world GSM roaming capabilities. And like all current Windows 7 phones, it should be upgradable to the new 7.5 Mango OS when that comes out later this year with desirable features like multi-tasking and deeper social networking features.
Pros: Solid first Windows Phone 7 smartphone for Verizon. World phone with GSM roaming. Great gaming and multimedia.
Cons: Usual Windows Phone 7 issues to be addressed in OS 7.5 Mango (no multi-tasking, etc.).