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HTC Surround

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of HTC Surround. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and camera. The usability and sound also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the portability. There are some critical reviews about the size and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Surround is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Surround


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of HTC Surround from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the usability.


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Surround Windows Phone (AT&T)HTC Surround Windows Phone (AT&T)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Klug (

HTC Surround Review: A Pocket Boombox


Even though the WP7 official unveiling is quite a ways behind us, we've been spending quite a lot of time with the respective Windows Phone 7 launch devices. Anand has the LG Optimus 7 and the Samsung Focus, and I got the HTC Surround. There are a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

HTC Surround (AT&T) review: HTC Surround (AT&T)


Editors' note: In our review of the HTC Surround and Samsung Focus, we point out some of the more major features of Windows Phone 7, but for a more detailed look at the full operating system, please check out our in-depth review of Windows Phone 7 .

The HTC Surround features surround-sound speakers and a kickstand. The smartphone has a 1GHz processor, full wireless options, and a 5-megapixel camera. Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh and friendly user interface, great multimedia capabilities, and an...

Speakerphone volume is low. Phone is hefty and lacks expandable memory. No copy and paste yet. Limited support for landscape mode. Xbox Live games slow to load. No direct syncing for non-Exchange Outlook accounts; must go through the cloud.

The HTC Surround features the high-quality design that we've come to expect from HTC, but the only thing its built-in speakers really add to the phone is weight. Unless you're set on the speakers, the Samsung Focus is a sleeker Windows Phone 7 device...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Sullivan (

HTC Surround (for AT&T)


The Surround is another solid smartphone offering from HTC. If you like the Windows Phone 7 experience (what's not to like?), this handset will not impede that experience in any way.

Touchscreen looks good and responds well ; Dedicated button for camera functions

Pull-out speaker system sounds tinny ; Maximum upload speed on AT&T is too slow

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

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

HTC Surround (AT&T)


The HTC Surround promises a big entertainment experience with its kickstand and huge slide-out speaker, but Windows Phone 7 just isn't up to the task.

Huge slide-out speaker. Kickstand for watching videos. Windows Phone 7 looks great.

OS doesn't really work in landscape mode. Big speaker can't be used as speakerphone. Short battery life.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HTC Surround (AT&T) Review


The HTC Surround is what happens when a company has to be creative within a set of specific limitations. While we applaud HTC for creating an innovative design with its slide-out speaker, the phone as a whole doesn't fully deliver as a...

Good build quality, Runs fast and fluid, HTC Hub adds useful apps, Dolby speaker sound is full and clear

Short battery life, Slide-out speaker adds heft, App selection is lacking, No multitasking with third-party apps

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

HTC HD7 vs HTC Surround vs Samsung Focus


Microsoft's brand spanking new mobile platform has launched globally with much adulation from critics and owners all around to place it in the limelight, but with a wide array of offerings from the onset, it's natural to find some people at a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

HTC Surround vs Apple iPhone 4


The rivalry that exists between Microsoft and Apple has long been a familiar story as each company has been able to tell the tale of their existence amidst stiff competition from the other. In the mobile space, it's quite clear that Apple has taken a...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

HTC Surround Review


Looking back at it now, it's clear that HTC was one of the prominent mobile handset manufacturers that somehow defied the odds by providing some attention to Microsoft's Windows Mobile. Even though they didn't have the notoriety back then versus how...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (

HTC Surround Cell Phone Review


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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

HTC Surround


Getting a hint from its name, the HTC Surround carries a mini-Dolby Surround powered speaker bar. The speaker bar can be slid open from what you would suspect to be QWERTY keyboard underneath its screen. It has a kickstand to rest the phone in...

Dec, 2010