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...
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.
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.).
Conclusion: The HTC 7 Trophy is a winner after all. With solid specs, a nice rugged feel as well as solid performance across the board, the HTC 7 trophy delivers a great screen, great connectivity and great performance.
Pros: Well-balanced performance, High-quality construction
Conclusion: We feel that interest in the HTC 7 Trophy will mainly hinge on whether or not you have an Xbox and play online regularly. If not then you might want to check out one of the other HTC Windows Phone 7 phones instead. That said the HTC 7 Trophy is a decent phone.
HTC 7 Trophy review: The HTC 7 Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone that offers a 3.8in SLCD display and a 5-megapixel camera, but the 8GB of internal memory is disappointing.
Good Gear Guide.au
27 January 2011
Conclusion: The HTC 7 Trophy smartphone has limited internal memory and a display that isn't as big or as sharp as competing handsets' screens, but the slick user interface of Windows Phone 7 makes it a good option nonetheless.
Pros: Stylish, thin design, good screen, HD video recording, ease of use
Cons: Only 8GB internal memory, protruding camera lens with no cover, limited camera settings, HTC apps don't add much value
Excerpt: Now so many Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices have appeared on the market, it's getting harder to distinguish between them all. Of course the Samsung Omnia 7 is recognisable by its super AMOLED screen, while the HTC HD7 is easy to recognise thanks to its huge display.
Pros: : Speedy touch-screen, huge 4.3in HD display, excellent social networking facilities
Cons: : Nothing to make it stand out from the other WP7 devices
Conclusion: It’s not the prettiest, nor is it the most feature-packed Windows Phone 7 handset out there, but what the HTC 7 Trophy offers is a cheap entry point into the new Microsoft eco-system. In the UK, the HTC 7 Trophy is free with a £25-a-month contract.
Pros: Cheap, small, quick, easy to use
Cons: Nothing that breaks out from all the other WP7 handsets on sale