HTC 7 Trophy

The Good Sharp, colourful display; lightning-fast; decent camera; reassuringly weighty.

The Bad Very similar to other Windows Phone 7 mobiles; not many apps in the app store yet.

The Bottom Line The HTC 7 Trophy is a perfectly good choice if you want to take advantage of Microsoft's nifty Windows Phone 7 operating system. It doesn't really stand out among the other handsets running the operating system, though.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

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HTC 7 Trophy

Lately, CNET UK Towers has been awash with smart phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system. The HTC 7 Trophy is the most affordable way to hop on the Windows Phone 7 bandwagon -- for now at least. It's available from Vodafone for £25 per month on a 24-month contract, or £400 SIM-free from the Carphone Warehouse.

Trophy device

HTC has made a reputation for itself as a manufacturer of solid, reassuringly weighty handsets, and the Trophy is just such a phone. It tips the scales at 140g, and measures 62 by 119 by 12mm. We find that a pleasing size -- the phone is slim and narrow enough so that it'll fit in just about any pocket or handbag.

Around the edge of the screen, there's a fine strip of chrome, while the rest of the Trophy's chassis is black, with an attractive brushed-aluminium effect in places. There's nothing wrong with its design, but it's slightly less slick than that of the HTC 7 Mozart or the larger HTC HD7.

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