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Htc-surround.33150211
6.5 out of 10

HTC Surround

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Reviews and Problems with HTC Surround

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Overall 8
8.0

"Excellent Durable TouchScreen Phone"

ForU2Cry, CNET
3 November 2011
  • Pros: I am very impressed with this phone, More than I could have imagined for the price
  • Cons: Surround and Speaker not of good quality if getting it for the extra speakers, not recommended Battery Life Poor 1 and a half hours of constant talk time, 6 hours of standby no talk.
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Overall 7
7.0

"Robust phone with an OS designed for business"

TonyVukasovic, CNET
15 August 2011
  • Pros: Sturdy, can take a beating Decent speed Louder speaker Smooth and unique UI X box live
  • Cons: Gaming is slow I felt the keyboard to be a bit too cramped both portrait and landscape the windows phone 7 layout was designed to provide easy access to your apps through live tiles, I noticed that it backfired as I started to add more tiles to the home p
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Overall 7
7.0

Windows Phone: Not The Best. Not The Worst.

AaronPierce, Phone Arena
19 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Had this phone for about 4 months. When I heard Windows was releasing a phone I thought the capibilities were going to be vast, but sadly they were not. I ended up starting up another line just to get the Motorola Atrix & get away from the phone. Definitely a phone for just "glance & go" people.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Great phone I'd definitely recommend!"

dpvetter2002, CNET
4 May 2011
  • Pros: Streamlined os - fast & doesn't lock up; customizable tiles on homescreen; facebook integration; synchs contacts to windos live; streams movies; excellent browser; htc quality
  • Cons: Lacks multitasking which I will explain in the review, limitations with ringtones, battery life, inability to synch office docs from phone to computer, phone does not have as many apps as iphone or droid. You also cannot tether the phone to a pc for inte
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Overall 8
8.0

"This phone has its up's and down's."

WP7hpG62, CNET
8 February 2011
  • Pros: The WP7 format is so much better than the pervious OS. There are excellent programs on the phone, like Xbox LIVE and HTC Hub. The phones home screen layout is better than the iPhone 4 and the Blackberry Torch's.
  • Cons: There are a couple con's about the Surround. One disclaimer is that one can not have there own personal ringtones. A second issue is that the phone has major problems if exposed to alot of moisture. Last the phone has issues with unlocking the phone.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Surround

MisterTickle, REVIEW STREAM
5 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I got the HTC Surround as a gift actually. I already have an HTC phone, and I’m pretty satisfied with the brand. This phone, unlike the other one I have, is a prepaid unlocked phone. This means that I can use the phone with any cell phone service. I’m very used to the Android platform so switching to the Windows 7 operating system is a bit hard to accept. The navigation is a bit more difficult.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Great phone for the media inclined!"

kitlife, CNET
5 January 2011
  • Pros: Great phone call sound quality, nice sleek design, beautiful bright graphics on a large screen, easy to manage. Great for interactive stuff such as gaming, videos, and more, and if you're a facebook and messenger addict.
  • Cons: It didn't import my contacts from the SIM card I use on my blackberry. I'm sure if you're just a little more patient or more phone/computer savvy you can figure it out. Definitely needs a screen protector cause screen smudges easily.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Better user experience than with Samsung Focus"

urr_quasdim, CNET
12 December 2010
  • Pros: Build quality, touch-screen response, non-slip back, very fast CPU, good size and nice color display
  • Cons: lacks cut & paste (for now), app count small and repetitive (but growing), camera lacks anti-shake, mail client doesn't open all attachments and syncs Inbox folder only
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Overall 7
7.0

"Fantastic Windows 7 Interface phone"

harry_1234567890, CNET
1 December 2010
  • Pros: Windows 7 OS , interface, sensitivity, E-mail surfing, ZUNE , HTC Hub etc stuff
  • Cons: Battery Life, CAMERA , SPEAKERS DOLBY, Some Message Errors. Fewer options for E-mail ppl
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Overall 7
7.0

"its premium build and a overall good phone"

indiantechie, CNET
22 October 2010
  • Pros: the way its built feels high quality, and its good sized screen and new os overal simplicit of use make it a good runner up
  • Cons: the speakers i've noticed that whenever a reaaly good phone comes out the only bad part is something superficial....... and usually something the company decided to change these slide out speakers just dont work
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