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HTC HD7 Review: Passable and a Failure?

For those of you who are planning to pick up the upcoming HTC HD7 smartphone, we have a review for you to read now, one which doesnt exactly cast the handset in a good light. Prepare to be somewhat disappointed after you’ve read this.

The HD7 goes on sale on October 21st in Europe and Asia, but consumers in the US will have to wait until November 8th to get their hands on one. However, after you’ve read Engadget’s review, you might think twice as they have only scored it a 6/10. The HD7 is considered to be the premium handset in many people’s eyes, especially to those who owned the impressive HTC HD2.

Where did it go wrong? Engadget has stated that the build quality is below par and picked out further issues with the viewing angles, color reproduction and contrast levels. Worryingly, they also mention about the small battery size (1230mAh), adding that the phone is going to need to be charged everyday if used extensively.

If you are looking for the solid reason why they have only scored the HD7 a 6, and other handsets like the T-Mobile G2 an 8, then perhaps this paragraph from their review sums it up nicely –

”For a device aspiring to woo us with its multimedia features, this, along with middling sound output from its stereo speakers, renders the HD7 a failure if measured purely by the boasts of its promotional materials.”

What are your thoughts on this? Are you surprised by the poor score? Read their full review here and give us your say on this.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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