It's an old one
This review is in no way the seller's fault. It's Microsoft's. There are no updates for it, the store is not supported and if you have music on your computer, it's the only way you'll get music on it. Be happy with the core apps on it; that's all you get. I tried logging in with my Microsoft login (the one I use for my HTC 8X, 640 LTE and my 635). No luck. It is, in essence, a handheld boat anchor. If you buy a Windows Phone, an older one, make sure it runs, minimally, 8.1. Windows Phone 7 is not supported, as far as I can tell.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
This phone is a great phone but I can't get it on a network so I can't use the internet or any other apps that need internet access but I can use apps that don't need internet access
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
This product isn't perfect, but for almost $45 it was practically a steal.
I didn't think I would have an issue with this phone; I honestly didn't, nor did I think I would have to be a frustrated customer to speak out against his paid-for product. When I received the phone, it was either on the previous owner's or the deliverer's part to inform me of its condition. The phone was delivered as shown and described, with cracks and a missing battery as well as a missing battery door. However, through a thorough 'inspection', I came to the realization that the LED lights for the camera did not work. This isn't so much as a "The sky is falling" issue, but [again] either the deliverer or the previous owner could have informed me of the mishandled merchandise more properly. All in all, the only problems I experienced, while it may seem tedious, involved the broken LED lights and the gritted edge of the bottom portion of the phone near the speaker. It seriously looked like someone gnawed on it.Read full review
Supreme value and a phone you don't have to keep replacing with the newest!
It's interesting that I'm writing this review now after having come back to this phone 3 or 4 times since its release. I've played plenty around with Androids and iGadgets phones and as time goes, their products do get better and better as older versions go obsolete. But with a Windows Phone, I actually feel that the system (software and hardware) isn't as easily dated and I can always use an older WP7 phone without feeling the lag, the chokes and freezes, and the dinosaur hardware. With Windows Phone, the OS is snappy and updates have been (much) easier and I feel more guaranteed than Android. Bottomline is after using a newer dualcore Android phone on Gingerbread, I can't go back to an older roid phone; on the other hand, I keep going back to use the HD7 as it's got a, basically put, kick @ss OS. The "single core" processor, lack of RAM/weaker specs compared to today's newest simply just don't matter when the user experience is top notch. So if you want a phone to keep, just try one and forget about all the tech hardware hype for everything else. Anyhow, it's still worthwhile to mention a couple of cons I do notice everytime I pick this phone back up. The screen really isn't great as it's a bit washed out and viewing angles are... well, let's say a feature is that those big tiles change colors when viewed from different angles. The back cover is also too soft so it feels "lumpy" in hand. But nonetheless, if these are the only setbacks for half of the other phones I've used, the world will be a happier place. Well at least I'll be.Read full review
I actually enjoy using this phone, it's worth the money. Pleasant surprise.
First and foremost, i'm an Android person, but i was lacking the money to buy the Amaze or Galaxy S II, so i went with the HD7. Let's just say, I was pleasantly surprised. Everything i thought i wouldn't like about it seemed to be fixed when Mango came out. I knew someone who had the HD2 and i didn't really like it but this phone is a far cry from it's predecessor. The OS is smooth, sleek, organized, and very fast. I haven't experienced any kind of lag so far. Not sure if the screen is glass or plastic but it's hard and not that weird soft plastic type material the screen on the HD2 had. It's fairly easy to use, for someone who is used to smart phones. Nice large screen. It's not a super AMOLED screen or anything but the colors still pop in my opinion. Pictures are excellent when you have the right lighting. Calls are clear, i hardly ever lose my signal, and the speaker is great.I was worried about the internet explorer browser at first but it is actually very fast BUT, it doesn't support flash. Now for it's downfalls. The market is no where near as extensive as Apples or Androids so if you are looking for tons of apps, this is not the phone for you. It does not (or at least i haven't found it yet..maybe it's just me) have a silent option, only vibrate. Even when you turn the volume all the way down, it just goes to vibrate. This may not bother some but it irritates me. I'm a student and when you are in a quiet class full of people taking a test...vibrate can sound a lot louder than usual. So you have to turn the phone off for complete silence. Being forced to use iTunes for an iPhone was a problem for me so with the HD7 i didn't like being forced to use Zune to put music on my phone. Also I'm quickly realizing that 16gbs may not be enough. But maybe that's just me because i'm a music junkie. I haven't tried the mobile tv but i did check out the Netflix app. The app takes a min or 2 to boot up the very 1st time but after that everything moves pretty fast. Doesn't take the movies long to load up at all. The sound quality is excellent and the picture is actually not bad either. It started off really pixelated but cleared up after a couple seconds. I'm sure that has a lot to do with your signal also. It's pretty decent to watch a movie on if you have no other choice. I haven't actually watched a full movie on the phone so i'm not sure how that effects battery life. But i did take an 8 hr road trip and played my music the whole time. Started on a full battery and by the time i got to my destination, i still had a little under half of battery life left. Maybe a quarter, and i still used the phone a couple hours more after reaching my destination before having to charge it. That is pretty excellent coming from a Mytouch 3g. The battery life on that phone was horrible. All in all, if you are looking for a good phone and are ready to do a little give and take, then this is for you.Read full review