The HTC 7 Pro Mobile Phone flips, spins and slides, but does it stack up?

htc 7 pro mobile phone The HTC 7 Pro Mobile Phone flips, spins and slides, but does it stack up?

It’s the HTC 7 Pro Mobile Phone. We know it’s from Windows and we know that with everything it does, it does it pretty fast. We checked one out and put it to the test against the big boys, the Blackberry and the iPhone to see how it stacked up.

Taking Care of Business

This phone actually does wonders with all your documents, allowing you to easily open and edit them in a snap. One thing that’s also great is the ability to organize and stay organized with it. I imagine that this can actually replace a computer if you really needed it to. That’s one up on the Blackberry and way ahead of what’s possible with the iPhone as far as office documents go.

Usability

The HTC 7 Pro has some interesting features with it’s design.

htc 7 pro qwerty keyboard The HTC 7 Pro Mobile Phone flips, spins and slides, but does it stack up?

Not only does it have a qwerty keyboard for easier typing, the 3.6″ display screen tilts up so it’s easy to watch movies while you travel absolutely hands-free. The screen quality is great, has a touch screen, gyro and an audio jack for headphones. Me likey.

Apps

The HTC 7 Pro doesn’t have all the apps you’d find on a Blackberry or iPhone just yet, but they do have a market place where you can install them as quickly as the iPhone, and easier than the Blackberry. I noticed though that it had everything one would need to stay busy right on the phone already:

• Note Pad
• Picture Enhancer
• Audio Equalizer
• Flashlight
• 3D Weather
• Unit Converter
• Stock Watcher

Social, Photos, Music

The iPhone *for some crazy and wrongful reason* is known as the king of sorting photos, but you can’t even create folders on the iPhone! However sifting through people and all your music is easy, but the HTC does a pretty nice job of making everything visually stunning as well. It took a little while to get used to but when you get good at it, it’s pretty fast.

Another interesting thing is the gaming feature.  The HTC touch now brings the gaming experience from the Xbox straight to mobile with Xbox Live, so if you love your Xbox, you’re going to freak out with this phone.

Overall this mobile phone is loaded with all the bells and whistles, a 5 mp camera, 720 HD video camera, bing maps (satellite view is awesome) and definitely stacks up with the others.

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More Specs and Comparison Chart after the jump

Comparison Chart

HTC 7 Pro

Weight: 185 grams (6.53 ounces) with battery
Keyboard: Slideout Qwerty
Display Type: Touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
Display Size:
3.6 inches
Display Resolution:
480 x 800 WVGA
CPU Speed: 1GHz
Platform: Windows Phone OS 7
Storage: 8 GB
Camera: 5 mp colour, auto focus, flash, 720p HD video

BlackBerry Storm

Weight: 160 grams (5.64 ounces) with battery
Keyboard: Onscreen Qwerty
Display Type: Touch screen
Display Size:
3.25 inches
Display Resolution:
480 x 360
Storage: 18 GB
Camera: 3.2 mp colour, flash

iPhone 4

Weight: 137 grams (4.8 ounces)
Keyboard: Onscreen Qwerty
Display Type: Touch screen with pinch-to-zoom, retina display
Display Size:
3.5 inches
Display Resolution:
960 x 640
Storage: 16 or 32 GB
Camera: 5 mp colour, LED flash, 720p HD video at 30 fps

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5 Responses to “The HTC 7 Pro Mobile Phone flips, spins and slides, but does it stack up?”


  1. 1 Tim Jan 22nd, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    The iPhone ” is the king of sorting photos”, are you serious?? All it does is plop them all in one folder, where’s the sorting in that?!? Am I missing something here?

    Also believe the HTC 7 PRO uses Windows Phone 7, and not Windows OS 7.

  2. 2 onemoregadget Jan 22nd, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Maybe you missed the rest of the sentence. iPhone syncs with iPhoto. Being able to sort photos into folders and albums and faces seems pretty king to me. And the review is correct. They do call it Windows OS 7. It doesn’t make sense but when does Microsoft ever really make sense anyways.

  3. 3 Tim Jan 22nd, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    “The iPhone is the king of sorting photos, people and all your music, but the HTC does a pretty nice job of making everything visually stunning and easy to sort through as well. It took a little while to get used to but when you get good at it, it’s pretty fast.”

    What sentence points out iPhoto? I’ve re-read the entire review and see no mention of this “iphoto” you’ve mentioned. And even if it did, So??? The review is about “phones” not what you can do on a Mac with the photos from the phone. I would also assume that pictures from the HTC 7 Pro Mobile Phone would be equally easy to use in iPhoto, or has Apple crippled their iPhoto so that it only works with their hardware? The sentence is “The iPhone is the king of sorting photos…” It’s not, “The Mac is the king of sorting photos..” It also doesn’t explain what the other 96% of the population does that uses a PC with Windows or Linux.

    How many versions of iPhone OS’es has there been now, 10, 11, 12? And you still can’t do something as simple as make a folder and move pictures into it? NOT what I’d call “KING” of anything. In fact I would consider the ability to do so, a basic feature. I could do that on my Cingular 8125 in 2006, which ran Windows Mobile 5.

    Maybe because you’re in Canada, and maybe they call it something else up there but every where else in the world it’s called Windows Phone 7. Here Windows OS 7 refers to the PC operating system, not the phone operating system. As Microsoft calls it in their press release:

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/feb10/02-15mwc10pr.mspx

  4. 4 onemoregadget Jan 22nd, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    haha, right on! http://www.htc.com/www/product/7pro/specification.html

    Tim. For the sake of your health and for your blood pressure let’s agree to disagree. I’ve amended the review just for you!

  5. 5 Tim Jan 22nd, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    That’s usually the answer I get from Apple fanboys when I prove them wrong or point out how inferior Apple products are. And before you get on your high horse and call me a MS fanboy, I’m not. I’m a TECH fanboy and appreciate “good” tech. I have had smart phones ever sense I had the Kyocera 6035. Having had a iPhone 3GS now for over a year I’m well versed in how inferior and overrated a product it is. One of the things that really gets under my skin is the damn Camera Roll, and lack of being able to do something as simple as make a folder and move pictures in it! That, and the Shake To Undo. I’m not even going to get into what a closed and narrow operating system it is.

    Good Lord!! Even HTC can’t get it right?? “Windows Phone OS 7”! Guess Microsoft should have go with something a little more simple, maybe, WP7 or WPOS 7.

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