Summary: The hardware could use a bit of updating, but the HTC HD7 for T-Mobile combines the power of Windows Phone 7 with a large touch screen and delivers satisfying performance.
Pros: The HTC HD7 features a large 4.3-inch display and has a solid build quality and integrated kickstand. The Windows Phone 7 device offers full wireless options, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and 16GB of internal memory.
Cons: The HD7 is on the bigger side and lacks expandable memory. Speaker is weak. Touch screen isn't quite as sharp or vibrant as the latest devices.
Conclusion: Because of Microsoft's stringent minimum specifications for OEMs and 'standardisation' of the platform, each Windows Phone 7 handset is going to offer a very similar OS experience. That said, the HD7 is the biggest screen around at launch which is a real boon when it comes to media playback and web browsing.
Summary: The HD7 is quite a nice phone. The new platform seems promising, and is a huge step forward from WM 6.5, apart from a few shocking omissions. The HD7 loses out on account of these omissions, as well as a few of its own. A decent display in lieu of an S-LCD, a mediocre battery, mediocre speaker to mention a few. It is not a well rounded package and has a number of small, yet visible chinks in its repertoire. At Rs. 29,990 we cannot ignore that fact.
Pros: Well built and sleek, Snappy hardware, large display, Very nice interface, great browser
Cons: Mediocre battery, Mediocre loudspeaker, A flagship device deserves a higher grade display
Conclusion: The HTC HD7 is an all in all pleasure to use. Unfortunately however, it isn't as much of a wow device as its Android 4.3" siblings, having been released far later than the EVO 4G , therefore lacking the edge and without the build quality of the HTC Desire HD or the new Sense UI's functional implementation. HTC's overlay upon Windows Phone 7 comes only in the form of HTC Hub, and is pretty underwhelming as it’s not intended to be another Sense UI.
Pros: Windows Phone 7 looks great on the screen, Video is smooth, bright and immersive, Web browsing is a pleasure on the large screen, Dolby Mobile and SRS work very well for music and video
Cons: Design has a few issues, OS needs to mature, Camera has some issues, Battery life could be better
Conclusion: If you're a T-Mobile customer looking to try a new Windows 7 Phone, the HD7 is a great way to start. It's not perfect, but the display size, classy looking hardware and kickstand are big pluses. Until the Dell Venue Pro hits retail shelves (if it ever makes the trip from online sale via Dell.com), the HD7 is also your only Windows 7 Phone selection on T-Mobile. There's much to like in Microsoft's brand new, clean slate OS; particularly the clean and stunning UI.
Pros: Huge 4.3" display, kickstand and good call quality.