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.”