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Hey guys! I just got my w2 in the mail today and already filed for my tax return. I plan on using my refund on a new phone, particularly the HTC HD7 from Tmobile. But before I make a purchase I was just wondering how does this phone stack up to the other phones in the market, such as the EVO, Iphone 4, galaxy, etc etc.


Please and thank you for all the help.
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I know that I want one

Why not consider Android ones like HTC Desire HD? or HTC Desire Z?

Dont know about how it is over there in US but should be good

EDIT: Just wanted to say, one thing that I might lack is battery life, also win7 phones are improving but IMO not has yet proved its a worthy contender for iPhone or Android.
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I own a Samsung Focus which is the ATT lineup of Windows Phones and all I can say is I am in love with it. There are major updates coming for the OS itself at the end of the month which will give developers more tools to create better apps. The only thing I don't like about the HTC HD7 is the screen. After seeing one friend that bought that particular phone, I wasn't really impressed with the graphics. The samsung focus on the other hand has the Super AMOLED screen which is just gorgeous to look at.
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Hi i have the HD7 and i am loving every moment of it.

The interface is awesome, the guys at Microsoft did a real awesome job with the Metro UI and it always feels like there something new to see.

But thats not the phone!

The phone itself is massive, it feels big in my hand, and i have large hands. The buttons are also conveniently placed but i sometimes find it hard to arch my thumb all the way across the screen to hit the search button on the bottom right(if im holding it in my right hand).

The screen is made of gorilla glass making it scratch resistant and its pretty gorgeous. Even though its not an AMOLED screen, htc has done a good job with the brightness and the responsiveness.


The phone feels incredibly responsive and performs functions faster than the iphone 4. Even though there is no multi tasking and what not, you must understand that it is windows phone7 1.0 (its really 7.0.xx).

While all the basic apps are there you may not see some specific ones since the app store is still growing. But the app store itself is done very well.

Another something to be concerned about is the battery life. As it employs a 1250mAh battery for such a large screen expect your battery to barely make it through the day if you use it a LOT. But most days of normal usage are fine seeing my battery down to 25%ish.

The overall build quality of the phone is excellent and has a nice die cast metal border that lends a high quality feel. The back plastic cover is not something i like, but not something i dislike either. The phone is heavy and it feels like youre using a quality item.

All in all its an awesome phone, but considering that it was released so recently, you may wonder why HTC did not make it more cutting edge.
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Thanks for the replies guys! Now I'm debating between the HD7 and the Focus.
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Just an HD2 with a different OS.
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Well, I'm not sure about that. From the video phone and OS reviews it may be the best phone out there atm.
    
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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone;12083020 
Well, I'm not sure about that. From the video phone and OS reviews it may be the best phone out there atm.

It has Windows 7.

It's FAR from the best phone out there.
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It has Windows 7.

It's FAR from the best phone out there.
Interesting considering the few people at school that I know with an iphone and I let them play with my quantum said they would get one if anything happened to their iphone.
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Interesting considering the few people at school that I know with an iphone and I let them play with my quantum said they would get one if anything happened to their iphone.

Of course....

ANYTHING is better than an iPhone....
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