12-08-2011, 05:15 PM #1
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The HTC Radar and Nokia Lumia 710 look okay... but I was really hoping to get a phone with more than 8GB of storage and a good camera. I'm not looking for an entry level phone. Is there any news or even rumors of some higher end Windows phones coming to T-Mobile?
- 12-08-2011, 10:47 PM #2
As far as specs go...the HD7 is still a really good phone (especially for the price) Its got a big screen, 1Ghz, and 16GB storage. They only thing it lacks is 4G. So if thats not a big deal for you then id highly recommend it.
12-09-2011, 11:45 AM #7
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Sure do wish my DVP was the 16GB model though (or that I had switched out to a 32GB card when I first got the phone). I'm currently using over 7GB of the space on mine so I tend to keep an eye on what I've got on the phone these days.
- 12-09-2011, 11:45 AM #8
DVP has a 32GB Model. The Camera is terrible, though everything else is pretty good (screen, build quality, etc.).
The HD7 I don't recommend. The Camera takes pink pictures (and the camera app is void of any usable options), it has terrible sound quality, the Screen is pretty bad, and the internal SD storage type can lead to sluggish performance for some Apps/Games. That SoC is End of Life. Unless you're buying off contract, I just can't recommend - personally.
Wait for a better phone to come to T-Mobile. I dunno why they are bringing yet another low end phone. The Radar is enough...
- 12-10-2011, 12:17 AM #10
Edit: I barely realized I gave you a lecture on Windows Phone but never bothered to answer your question lol. Well to be honest I have an HD7 on T-Mobile and it isn't a bad phone, but with this second generation of WP devices coming out it'd be a very um, dim-witted decision to buy it, especially if it's on contract. I would wait to see what comes out early 2012, as Nokia said they were going to go hard on manufacturing Windows Phones.
12-10-2011, 12:41 AM #11
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I believe that Nokia hasn't been making these new phones pentaband because the carriers don't want it. That's one of the reasons that the carriers were unwilling to subsidize any of Nokias Symbian smartphones. They didn't want phones that could be easily used for a competing network.
- 12-10-2011, 02:02 AM #12
Example B - HD7
Example C - Vibrant
Obvious Pink Tint, even on objects that aren't even white.
All you have to do is point the camera at a white refrigerator or other white surface. You can even see the pink tint in the viewfinder before the camera takes the picture. It's cause the camera oversaturates red. The white balance is completely useless in it. It's extremely hard to edit it out, too. I have an HD2. It had the same camera module with the same issue. HTC put out a firmware fix to fix it, but the camera quality (sharpness and clarity of the pictures) decreased after that firmware update. I dunno what they did.
With some in-camera options we could probably eliminate most of it and make it a lot easier to edit it out (probably easy enough that an Auto-Fix could remedy most images). The camera takes pictures with pretty bad sharpness comapred to the Vibrant, too.
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- 12-11-2011, 07:21 AM #15
What is your timeframe for getting this new phone?
If its for Xmas then you already know whats out there. If longer just hang loose and see if NOK will be bringing anything better. They should provide something pretty decent for T-Mobile given the internation relations they have with them / parent company.
- 12-11-2011, 08:43 AM #16
- 12-11-2011, 02:34 PM #17
HD7 battery life is excellent if your phone is in standby most of the time for moderate and heavy use its terrible. I do not know how other phones compare because I do not use them. Other wp7 devices I mean. But there have been complaints about lumia 800 and titan battery life as well.
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- 12-12-2011, 11:50 PM #18
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- 12-12-2011, 11:54 PM #19