HTC 7 Surround

  • HTC 7 Surround
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Based on 13 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Highquality design, Bright touch screen, Fast and responsive operating system, Easytouse music player.
  • It's Windows Phone 7!, Comes with 16GB of user available storage, Very useable, high quality phone and multimedia device.
  • Build quality is top notch; loud, high quality speaker; beautiful display; slick user interface; kickstand for watching videos and projection when listening to music through the Dolby speaker; one of the best mobile web browsing experiences to date.

Cons:

  • Speakers weigh down phone, No expandable memory, Unimpressive camera
  • The slideout speakers are gimmicky and don't really improve the sound, Overall build quality is a bit 'soft' especially around the screen edges and the fit of the back cover, The available applications are clearly lacking some polish.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ConsumerSearch on

Designed with the multimedia crowd in mind, the HTC Surround smartphone comes equipped with a slide-out speaker panel and joins the ranks of devices running Windows Phone 7. Stewart Wolpin of DigitalTrends.com calls it a "remarkably intuitive"...

By Hardware Secrets on

The HTC surround is a unique smart phone with a slide-out surround speaker system. The speaker system makes the phone a little heavy, but to some, that extra weight adds to the sturdiness of an already solidly built phone. For music lovers, the sound...

By infoSync World on 83

Well, we've seen the Samsung Focus, which specializes in the best touch screen display with its Super AMOLED screen. Then there's the Quantum with its ample sliding QWERTY keyboard for the texter and avid Word document scribe. Then along comes...

By Pocket PC Thoughts on

The HTC 7 Surround is among the first of the Windows Phone 7 smartphones to appear on the market, and clearly HTC is aiming this one toward people who like to share music and videos with others (or don't want to bother with earbuds :-). But how does...

By Evergeek on 70

The latest operating system vying for dominance in the handheld market, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) launched earlier this fall followed by a slew of new smartphones that use it.The HTC 7 Surround is a recent Windows Phone 7...

By PhoneDog on

The HTC Surround is a solid device, hardware-wise. The issue I have with it is Windows Phone 7. I want to like the OS, I really do. Out-of-box, it's great. But once you start using it, you have to slow yourself down, or you will get frustrated....

By Phone Arena on

Still in the early stages, there's nothing drastically different with the platform experience by all of the available Windows Phone 7 devices out on the market right now. Rightfully so, there's nothing to change the performance that we...

By Digital Trends on 75

Beefy speakers help the HTC Surround cough out a bit more sound, but don’t justify the extra weight or subpar camera....

By BrightHub on 60

The HTC Surround is quite an interesting release from HTC on AT&T's network. Released on November 8th, 2010, the AT&T HTC Surround attempts to not only be a first generation handset but also the first portable entertainment handset. Featuring a...

By Canadian Reviewer on 90

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas SevillaThe HTC Surround, is one of the new Windows Mobile smartphones ushering in Microsoft's new OS . It has all the specs that matter like a 1GHz processor and a receptive 3.8 inch screen but also adds some of the...

By Here's How on

After several years, the smartphone market is now well established,with several strong competitors. Mostsmartphonesdeliver the same combination of WiFi, 3G, GPS, apps, camera and touch-screen controls, and Windows Phone 7 is no different. While the...

By G4tv.com on 80

Video Review: Windows Phone 7 has arrived, and Chris Hardwick has a first look at the HTC Surround with Alison Haislip, a smartphone that boasts a 3.8" touch screen, Microsoft's new OS, MS Office, a 5 megapixel camera and even Xbox Live games. Find...

By CellPhoneQuick on

The HTC Surround’s heft and nearly unnecessary slide-up screen is forgivable, given the phone’s otherwise solid construction. Not forgivable is the Surround’s substandard camera. If you seek an AT&T Windows Mobile 7 phone, the Samsung...

By Gear Live on

We performed our Windows Phone 7 review while using an HTC Surround smartphone from AT&T. Now that we've got the overarching review of Microsoft's big comeback in the mobile operating system world out of the way, we wanted to focus on the HTC...

By Ubergizmo on

The HTC Surround is part of the first batch of Windows Phone 7 devices to arrive on the U.S market. It has been designed to be a great music companion, thanks to its powerful sliding speaker. This seems like a perfect companion for the Zune Pass, the...

By Phone Arena on 85

Based on our initial experience with Windows Phone 7, it's clear to say that Microsoft placed a lot of emphasis on its presentation – which is evident with its heavy usage of transition effects and dynamic tiles. Although it showcases plenty...

By PCWorld on 70

The Surround is a solid Windows Phone 7 phone with a regrettable "boom box" gimmick....

By LaptopMag on 60

This Windows Phone 7 device has an innovative design with a slide-out speaker, but it's not the best vehicle for Microsoft's new...

By Pocketnow on 80

While there will be plenty of Windows Phone 7 devices to choose from, each one offers some unique hardware features. The HTC Surround is one of the more unique hardware form-factors for Windows Phone 7. If you're looking for something with killer...

By Engadget on 60

Of all the Windows Phone 7 launch devices, AT&T's HTC Surround is likely the most curious. It's a landscape slider built on the same basic internals as the rest of its platform siblings, but there's no keyboard under that screen -- the...