HTC Trophy, running Microsoft’s Smartphone OS in the herd of HTC’s Android Party, is a 3G device that offers much more than its price, which is $99 with Verizon’s contract. Device houses many Microsoft exclusive features like Office and Outlook. It’s capability to run Xbox Live Games and support to Netflix is some of the attractive features offered by Smartphone. The Geeks Club explores pros and cons of the HTC Trophy for our readers. Here are technical specifications of HTC trophy.
Technical Specifications of HTC Trophy
- Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8650 Snapdragon
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 7
- Display: 3.8 inch WVGA display (800 x 480)
- Camera: 5 Megapixel
- RAM: 576 MB
- Internal Memory: 16 GB
- Communication: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Dimensions: 4.67 x 2.42 x 0.47 inches
- Weight: 4.9 ounce
Handy and Portable
Compared to its contemporaries like Droid Incredible 2 or HP Pre 3, HTC Trophy is much portable and pocket friendly. It features all black body where red-colored netted speakers on the back and chrome ring around its chassis stand distinguished. With soft rubber body, Trophy offers good grip while in hands.
Front side of Trophy features capacitive buttons viz. Back, Search and Home. Right side houses camera button while volume controller is present on the left side. Power button and headphone jack are located on peak of device.
Windows Phone 7 Interface
If you find icon based menus of Android or iOS bit irritating, Live Tiles offered by Windows Phone 7 might delight your optic senses. In addition, one can customize content of these Tiles to his own wish, makes them more useful. Though social networking Tiles don’t provide you with detailed updates, users are set to get notified when someone tweets or updates status on Facebook.
Home Screen puts all of the installed apps on view. More the apps, more the scrolling through growing list; but one can put frequently used apps on Tiles for quick access. HTC Trophy’s keyboard does not extend to the full length of 3.8 inch touch screen but typing over it is not at all cumbersome.
Good Performance but No smooth Multitasking Yet
HTC Trophy houses 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, which makes task quicker and easier. However, it lacks multitasking to some extent where closing down certain app makes processes like music player running in the background pause for an instance. Mango update from Microsoft might be able to resolve this issue in future.
The popularity and usage of Smartphones in market is decided by the number of apps it can run. Though processor speed, RAM and other technical terms are concerned with critics and analysts; users, on the other hand, has nothing to do with anything more than apps. In such scenario, Windows Marketplace lags a way behind as that of Android Market and Apple App Store.
Accessing Market Place Tile introduces you to the menu where users can search for their favorite app according to category.
Camera and Connectivity
Though 5-megapixel camera of HTC Trophy takes a while to launch, it is capable of taking excellent pictures with great details and clarity. Capable of recording 720p videos, audio quality of recording lacks lucidity. However, sharing captured images on social networking sites is quite irksome.
Being 3G, it certainly cannot offer experience provided by Verizon’s 4G devices in market; but it assures quite considerable speed on browsing.
Priced at $99 with Verizon’s contract, HTC Trophy is not certainly a high-end Smartphone. But it offers some good features that cannot be ignored. Users not ready to spend too many bucks but craving for Smartphone features can surely give HTC Trophy a shot.
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