Nice review. I had the same choice as mentioned at the end: LG Optimus 7 or HTC trophy and as the reviewer I oppted for the LG Optimus 7 because of the better build / high qualitity feeling, increased storage, higher capacity batterie, narrower form factor (feals more phone-like in my hands and is easily pocketable) and the hardware buttons.
The screen of the optimus is just normal LCD which results in a not so good viewing angle but it is very bright and I liked it more than the Trophy's when comparing it in a shop (unfortunatly i hadn't a chance of comparing them in direct sunlight). I also like the responsiveness of the LG's screen.
So far I must say that LG with Widows Phone 7 is a great phone - infact the best (at lest most fun
) I've had so far. What isn't so great (hardware wise) is the camera (especially for indoor shots of people with its flash - but I really don't know if other phone cameras are that much better and I might be spoiled by my "real" camera).
Nevertheless the Trophy seemed like a nice phone too (I don't get why in Europe most phones have only 8GB
) and thanks to WP7 you really get an increadible fast phone with already lots of nice apps (IMDB, eBay, MSN Movies, Lyrics Now, Shazam). WP7 is so much fun to use that I gladly overlook its current limitations (I hardly had situations where I needed Copy&Paste). Probably my biggest missing features are teathering and categories in contacts which I hope they'll add soon. All in all WP7 really don't feal like a Microsoft product
in a good way: it is extreamly pollished and stilish (makes iPhone really look old and cluttered) and it just worked hassle free out of the box