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Cell Phone Comparisons
HTC HD7 vs. HTC Surround

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October 18th, 2010


Windows Phone 7, the new operating system from Microsoft, will hit the marketplace running on Nov. 8, 2010. Two of those phones are already making some big noise: the HTC HD7 and HTC Surround, both of which will available for sale on Wirefly.com.

Key Differences

  • Size: Windows diehards will recognize the HD7 as the close cousin of the HD2. It’s 4.3-inch display sets it apart from the Surround and the other Windows phones set to launch. Despite its extra-large display, the HD7 does not pack on much extra weight. It’s dimensions are only slightly larger than the Surround and it is actually a few ounces lighter..
  • Power: Both are equipped with ultra-fast fast 1 GHz Snapdrageon processors. The HD7 carries 512MB of RAM while the Surround has 448 MB RAM.
  • Storage space: Right out of the box, both phones offer 16GB of on-board storage space.
  • Battery life: The HTC HD7 reportedly offers a respectable 6.33 hours of talk time and an incredible 310 hours of standby time, while the HTC Surround checks in with 4 hours of talk time and 275 hours of standbytime.

Side-By-Side Comparison

HTC Surround HTC Surround
HTC HD7 HTC Surround
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) TBD TBD
Carrier T-Mobile AT&T
Operating System Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone 7
Interface WP7/HTC Hub WP7
Display 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that delivers a 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) resolution 3.8 – inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that delivers a 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) resolution
Data Speed 3G 3G
Global Roaming Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Hotspot No No
Camera 5-megapixel; Flash: Dual LED; Auto focus 5-megapixel; Flash: LED; Auto focus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture HD; Up to 720p HD; Up to 720p
HD Output None None
Apps Windows Marketplace Windows Marketplace
Adobe Flash Support No NO
Storage Space 16GB internal 16 GB internal
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Li-ion 1,230 mAh, replaceable – Up to 6.33 hours talk time; up to 310 hours standby Li-ion 1,230 mAh, replaceable- Up to 4 hours talk time; up to 275 hours standby
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon 1 GHz Snapdragon
Memory RAM: 576MB RAM: 256MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.71 oz 5.8 oz
Dimensions 4.8" x 2.68" x 0.44" 4.7" x 2.4" x 0.5

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Up to 450 min. usage; 500 hr. standby

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