Reviewed by wbs380 on May 17, 2013
Lack of available apps is a major downfall for this phone. Battery doesn't last real long when using apps (like Facebook). Have a lot of trouble with the phone muting or hitting "flash" with my face while on a call.
Reviewed by Sxylxi12 on April 26, 2013
I have had my HTC Trophy for 2 years now and I am due for an upgrade. Though, I have dropped this phone many, many, times, it still works just fine. Even with the cracked screen I find myself not jumping at the chance to run into Verizon for my upgrade, like I usually do. It really is a great smart-phone in my opinion. Very easy to use, the live tiles are really great (don't want to go without them now, they even show updates on pictures for all your profiles, status updates, etc...very cool to have it all live right there#, it's fast, battery life is as good as any other...no better, no worse. In regard to the Operating System, some say the Windows OS does not have as many, or the same Apps as Iphone or Android. However, I do find it has everything you need and then some in regard to available Apps. I think people who are used to having certain Apps just miss them if not available to Windows OS, but, you will most certainly find a similar App to complete whatever task you are looking to fulfill. It is light-weight, very slim, not too large (all of a sudden the smart-phones are getting as big as tablets it seems, which I don't like), and the screen is very crisp and clear. My only complaint about this phone is not having both front and rear facing camera...but that's it...and that is very minor to all the great features of the phone. So with all said, I would highly recommend this phone.
Reviewed by blowe86, San Diego, CA, USA on April 23, 2013
I have had this phone to almost my full 2 year term and for once will not be rushing into my next available upgrade. I wish it was 4G, but the WIFI is good and the Windows OS is very easy to use. The screen is average size but is vibrant. I loved the gaming in the beginning. Windows seems to have slowing taken their attention off of this. This will be my main reason for eventually upgrading. The camera is not the best and no front facing camera. Otherwise it is a great phone for users who have a hard time operating smartphones. The gaming is decent if Windows stays with it and the battery is fine.
Reviewed by chaplaindl, Los Angeles, CA, USA on April 22, 2013
I really like the user interface of this phone. I like the windows and the way the display can be tailored. I am glad not to have a little robot running all over it. However there are a fair number of limitations to it. 1. It doesn't support many of the applications available to other types of phones including Flash Player. 2. It seems buggy. Sometimes when I am trying to check Facebook, it begins to create little windows some with shadows and none controllable by the phone all over the screen. The only way to get out of this is to start over or reboot. 3. I can't manage my Facebook pages from the mobile Facebook application the way I was able to with the phone I used to use.. I have to use the desktop versions of the pages, which are difficult to manage because everything is so small. 4. I have been inexplicably unable to access the cellular data network for three days now and so far that has not been fixed. 5. Battery life is abysmal. Even with all the power-saving settings I can use, and essentially leaving it in my pocket unused most of the day, the battery does not last more than 4-6 hours. If I actually try to use the phone, it lasts a shorter period of time - about 2 to 3 hours and then it must be recharged. 6. The map function tells me I have missed a turn AFTER I have missed it; it does not warn of a turn ahead of time.
Reviewed by Mels79, Idaho, USA on April 16, 2013
When I first got this phone it was so simple I thought I bought some cheap dumb phone. Then, after using it for a few days I realized how cleaver and high tech it realy was. I've had it for 2 yrs and can't imagine parting with my live tiles. I love the easy comfort of finding everything at a glance. Being able to pin recipes, games, audio books, and people I call most to my home screen. In the 2 yrs I've had this phone i dropped it a hundred times and just now it's showing wear from being ran over by a truck, but it still works. The downside is the battery didn't last long, but I bought an extended battery and have no other issues with it.
Reviewed by AliasandI, Ashland, OH on April 16, 2013
I purchased this as my first smart phone and have been strangely surprised. I have dropped it several times and it's still going strong and my toddler has done who knows what to it! I am nearing my 2 year mark and I am definitely in need of an upgrade. It was extremely easy to navigate as my first smart phone. I enjoy that it linked my contacts and facebook as well as yahoo e-mail. The camera takes amazing pics but the ONE DOWNFALL is that you can not send videos via text messages. They must be e-mailed or posted on Facebook to share depending on the size of the video.
Reviewed by , Los Angeles, CA, USA on April 5, 2013
I've had this phone for about a year now and it is just OK. There is nothing special like long battery life, superior graphics or better call quality. It's a bit heavy and thick. It does this annoying thing where the keyboard will suddenly go black. It always happens right when I need the keyboard to for instance enter my password, enter an access code to buzz someone in from my lobby intercom, or after my voicemail asks for my pin. Then it flashes back on for a second or 2. Then you try and hit the keys quickly while it is lit up, and it goes black again. Very annoying. I don't recommend this phone, in fact, I can't wait til my upgrade in November when I will get an iPhone. That's another thing, the windows phones can't get all the apps other phones like iphone and android can. Thanks anyway Microsoft - keep your trophy phone.
Reviewed by crashemhard, California on March 30, 2013
This is my first smart phone, so I can't compare it to others. I selected Win 7 because I thought I might be editing Office docs on it, but I have not really used this feature much. I do regret not having some appls. which are available for Android and IPhone. The phone is easy to use, the call quality is great, I know better than others. I find the touch sceen keyboard hard to use, and its really almost useless to me for long emails...I need to use my computer for that. I use Gmail calendar to keep track of my appointments and that is a great function. Web surfing also is fine. The phone is very compact, and fits nicely in my pocket...also probably why the touchscreen may be hard to use. You must use the Zune application to download photos, and that is a pain. Zune stopped working once, and I got absolutely no help from Microsoft, HTC could not solve the problem, and I finally fixed it myself with a web search. So, I will probably switch to an Android phone at some point.
Reviewed by Casada913, Valley Stream, NY, USA on March 25, 2013
I happen to really like the Windows Phone platform. I very much like the tiles and how easy it is to customize them. I've had Blackberry's, iPhones and Android phones and I found the Windows phone to be as equally responsive as the iPhone. A couple of my favorite features: 1 - the intuitive typiing. Just type a couple of letters and it suggests the word for you, and more often than not, it's correct. You can also easily add words to the dictionary. 2 - Pictures - you can now see all your picture libraries from Facebook, Google+, etc. on your device. I also love that it randomly rotates the image on your picture tile selecting from your Favorite pics. 3 - Address Book - You can easily create categories in your contact, that group a bunch of your contacts together. E.g., I have a group for all my bills. I click on that group and they all show up in one place. 4 - LOVE that when this phone is connected to the Bluetooth in my car, it announces all new text messages and allows me to listen or ignore, then it allows me to reply. All, without touching the phone. Try getting your iPhone to do that! I love the Windows' organized interface. I found Androids to be too chaotic and I hate the iPhone email. One of the negatives is that it doesn't have as many apps Android or the iPhone, but it's getting there. It still missing Instagram. Now that I've tested the Windows OS, I will probably upgrade to Windows 8. Though the Blackberry 10 has come out....so maybe I'll have to try that. Are we ever truly satisfied?
Reviewed by OhioRachel, Cincinnati, OH, USA on March 18, 2013
I have had a lot of difficulty with this phone for many reasons, but here are my top 3 most frustrating: 1. Missed calls, texts and vmails show up sporadically - or don't show up, at all. 2. It calls my contacts all by itself. 3. It doesn't connect to the MarketPlace so I cannot download new apps or even upload software updates.