Excerpt: The metal midsection, face plate, kickstand & the surround speakers adds a significant weight to the phone, but it looks good & feels solid in hand, the hardware specs are sufficient for a smooth & snappy Windows phone experience.
Excerpt: I just recently ordered the HTC Surround from At&t as a upgrade from my outdated and nearly obselete LG Vu and may i just say that i am super-siced. I have been reading all types of reviews and critiques on this phone an i cannot wait until I have it in my hands. Ive been doing so much research on this phone im almost an expert on it. My surround is en-route to my house and should be there tomorrow or tuesday at the latest.
Pros: music-centric device, windows phone 7 layout, People Hub, HTC Hub, etc., Personalization options are spectacular, PC like Internet quality, Nothing like the LG Quatum or Samsung Focus as far as creativity goes, kickstand (ingenious), Zune Music Capability, Virtual Keyboards, 3.8" WVGA Screen
Cons: fragile touchscreen, No Super AMOLED Screen, Retina display isnt avalabile, No Gorilla Glass, NoDo (copy and paste) options arent avalabile yet, Utilization of abundant space is.... to be desired
Excerpt: I feel that it is important to follow up on my original review (“A breath of fresh air for smartphones”) since I have had the phone for 5 months. I feel that the Start screen is so intuitive. It's very customizable and personal - you'll see that you can pin almost anything there. MarketPlace has grown 10-fold (or more!) since my last review. There are lots of useful apps that make use of the system interface and device features.
Pros: Windows Phone 7 interface, Separate camera button, Ease of use, Internet Explorer
Excerpt: I love this phone, i thought it would be full of glitches since its new but its not to bad. the screen is unresponsive sometimes but very rarely. takes a second to dial a number after you tell it to call, and the app market crashes every once in a while.
HTC Surround is Amazing Smartphone for Mediaphiles!
AzraelPC, Phone Arena
26 November 2010
Excerpt: Ordered this phone last week and received it in mail Wednesday. Straight out of the box, it worked like a charm. Had absolutely zero issues setting anything up. If you have MS Exchange email for work (like me), you will need help from an IT admin, but aside from that, importing ANY other email is absolutely seamless (Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo, any ISP, etc).
Pros: ZUNE+XBL Integration, IE browsing is PC-like, Email integration is simple, Wifi setup is simple, virtual QWERTY is fantastic and can be done with only one thumb, Durable Build (doesn't feel cheap like Samsung Focus)
Cons: not a S-AMOLED, haven't gotten the surround sound working yet, Marketplace is in its fledgling state, but growing daily
Excerpt: The Windows Phone 7 user interface is absolutely beautiful. You'll find that everything you want/need to do can be done quickly and easily. The live tiles make perfect sense, rather than having separate and individual apps and services. The Surround's speaker is alarmingly impressive - the sound quality is exceptional. HTC Hub is a fun and aesthetically pleasing animated live tile. I find myself tapping into it constantly.
Pros: Form factor, Windows Phone 7 interface, Speaker - Dolby and SRS, HTC Hub, Useful apps in Marketplace, Separate camera button