Overview of all new Windows Phone 7.5 devices

By Tom Warren, on 11th Oct 11 2:16 pm with 69 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 update is rolling out to existing devices but the company’s device partners are planning a whole host of new handsets over the next few months. What’s in store for holiday shoppers this Christmas?

LiveSide have put together an impressive list of Windows Phone 7.5 devices on the way. The list includes all of the latest handsets, some available right now, and leaked information about future devices. If you’re interested in picking up a device in the next few months then it makes for a good comparison chart, including the pros and cons of each device.

Confirmed devices

HTC TITAN HTC TITAN Screen: 4.7” SLCD
Processor: 1.5 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 16GB storage
Camera:  8MP (Main) / 1.3 MP (Front)Release:October 2011
 Pros: Unique screen size, 8MP camera and good battery life
Cons: Screen could be a little large for some
Radar HTC Radar Screen: 3.8” S-LCD
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 8GB storage
Camera: 5MP (Main) / VGA (Front)

Release:
October 2011
Pros: Small form factor, forward facing cam
Cons: Only a 5MP camera
Samsung Focus S Samsung Focus S Screen: 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Camera: 8MP (Main) / 1.3 MP (Front)

Release:
November 2011
Pros: Average sized screen, should cater for all
Cons: Only a 1.4GHz processor
Focus Flash No Image Screen: 3.7” Super AMOLED Plus
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Camera:8 MP (Main) / VGA (Front)Release:November 2011
Pros: Smaller sized screen
Cons: Only a 1.4GHz processor
Omnia W Samsung Omnia W Screen: 3.7” Super AMOLED
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 8GB storage
Camera: 5MP (Main) / VGA (Front)

Release:
November 2011
Pros: Smaller sized screen
Cons: Only a 1.4GHz processor
LG Jil Sander E906 LG E906 Jil Sander Screen: 3.8” TFT
Processor: 1.0 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 16 GB storage
Camera: 5MP (Main)Release:October 7, 2011
Pros: Stylish looking device
Cons: Basic specs, no forward facing camera
Acer Allegro W4 Acer W4 Screen: 3.6” TFT
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 8GB storage
Camera: 5MP (Main)Release:November 2011
Pros: Low-cost Windows Phone
Cons: No forward facing cam and basic specs
ZTE Tania ZTE Spirit Screen: 4.3” TFT
Processor: 1.0 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB storage
Camera: 5MP (Main)Release: Q4 2011
Pros: Large screen
Cons: Low specs
Fujitsu IS12T Fujitsu IS12T Screen: 3.7” TFT
Processor: 1.0 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 32GB storage
Camera: 13.2MP (Main)Release:August 25, 2011
Pros: Wide range of colors
Cons: No forward facing camera and basic specs

Leaked and rumored devices

Nokia Ace No Image Screen: 4.3” AMOLED CBD
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 16 GB storage
Camera:8MP Carl-Zeiss (Main)Release: Q1 2012
Pros: Carl-Zeiss Lens and Nokia apps
Cons: Only a 1.4GHz processor
Sea Ray / 800 Nokia Sea Ray Screen: 3.7” AMOLED CBD
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 16 GB storage
Camera: 8MP Carl-Zeiss (Main)Release:November 2011
Pros: Carl-Zeiss Lens and Nokia apps
Cons: Only a 1.4GHz processor
Sabre / 703 Noka 703 Screen: 3.7” LCD CBD
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM, 8GB storage
Camera:5 MP (Main)Release: Late 2011/early 2012
Pros: Nokia apps, LCD screen
Cons: Only a 5MP camera
LG Fantasy LG Fantasy Screen: Unknown
Processor: Unknown
Memory: Unknown
Camera:UnknownRelease: Q4 2011
HTC Bresson HTC Bresson Screen: Unknown
Processor: Unknown
Memory: Unknown
Camera:16 MP

Release: unknown

  • http://techin5.com Jubbin Grewal @Techin5.com

    EXCELLENT list here Tom, good work :)

  • Anonymous

    Nokia Ace for me, thank you

    • GP007

      Now that my LG Optimus 7 is acting up I might grab the Nokia Ace as well if it’s true, I need a bigger than 4″ screen after using this 3.8″ for so long.

  • mediabuff

    Can you also add which carrier is going to offer these phones ? many thanks

  • Adam Webb

    Isn’t AMOLED better on the battery than normal LCD screens? As only the pixels being used are lit? Pretty sure thats the case anyway.

    Nokia for me, hoping it’s got a decent camera!

    • Robin Ashe

      AMOLED is worse for web browsing since most websites have a white background. More important I think is sunlight visiblity, for which the SLCD on the Titan appears to be very good.

  • http://parasvalecha.blogspot.com Paras Valecha

    AMOLED and Super AMOLED displays are more battery efficient when using the Dark theme. The black pixels don’t light up which saves power. How is this a ‘Con’? :O

    • http://techin5.com Jubbin Grewal @Techin5.com

      It’s a con when it’s on white. But considering most people would use Black (just a guess), you’re right – it really shouldn’t be a con. Got to put something I guess lol.

    • https://profiles.google.com/christopher.gull/ CG

      I agree, stupid thing to put on con! My Omnia7 lasted (by accident) 36 hours, as I forgot to recharge it last night, and before recharge this morning I had been surfing a lot of internet (which has a lot of white in it usually!) + other things.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Yeah fair enough, I’ve swapped the cons out :)

    • http://parasvalecha.blogspot.com Paras Valecha

      :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/aerosmillie David Smillie

      Tom, where did the photo of the Samsung Focus S come from?

  • http://twitter.com/BasKoene Bas Koene

    The LG Sander looks ugly, the Nokias too. Samsung and HTC are nice.

  • http://twitter.com/adamUCF Adam

    Where are the devices with physical keyboards? That’s Microsoft’s best opportunity to lure away crackberry users.

  • http://twitter.com/Nelus08 Jay

    Hoping the Nokias camera quality is as good as the N8

  • Anonymous

    Is MS going to release any iTouch sort of devices for listening to music, playing games, apps, and MS Office users?

    • https://profiles.google.com/christopher.gull/ CG

      Zune player they recently sent to the grave?

  • Gast

    Since when does Amold consume more battery than normal LCD screens? o.o

  • Jeffe

    I can’t wait to buy one of these but it is a little dissapointing that the devices are still not out.  It just seems like they lose momentum.  There was so much fanfare once they announced Mango and I just don’t think they get to capitalize on it.  Maybe I am wrong.  Since they announced Mango, both Apple and Google will be announcing new OS’s and also sounds like their phones will be out about the same time the new Mango phones are.  Will wait ANOTHER month for my new device I suppose.  I am itching!  Come ON MS, Samsung, and HTC!

  • Anonymous

    carriers?

  • Anonymous

    why is “nokia apps” a feature listed under Pros?

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Because the apps are unique to Nokia devices.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000094651374 Sebastiaan Den Boer

      According to the statement of Nokia they are not: “Nokia Apps will be available to all Windows Phones.”

    • LWSJR

      Perhaps they will be available to all WP devices;  but they will be native and free on Nokia WP devices – which is the ‘Pro’.

  • Jbinaz

    I’d love to see what networks are supported in the specs (GSM/CDMA).

  • http://www.andrew-stockdale.co.uk Andrew Stockdale

    Going to stick my oar in about AMOLED screens – they use quite a bit less power than an LCD/SLCD (on average), but will use 2-3x the power displaying a fully white screen. WP7′s UI is designed with OLED based screen tech in mind though, with large swathes of black, so it’s really not a downside at all.

  • http://twitter.com/ondraster Ondra Moravek

    I still hope for Samsung Focus S turning out in Europe (anywhere in Europe Union) or at least on European ebay (Germany would work best, Czech would be even more awesome). With working 3G/HSDPA/HSPA bands though. So it must be on TMOUS rather AT&T…

  • Anonymous

    Nokia, all I want for christmas is a Sea Ray with hardware buttons.

  • Mrdeezus

    I see failsauce all over these phones:

    1-16gb memory? where are the phones with 32 or even 64gb?

    2- Too many small screen phones

    I am an android user and have been patiently waiting for a windows phone. I am with Sprint and I have a evo4g. I am willing to leave my carrier for the right phone-if Sprint doesn’t come out with a good windows phone. Phone must have following specs:

    1-Mango
    2-ffc and good rear camera
    3-Mininum 32gb storage-I am a zuner and how can anyone take full advantage of zune without ample storage? I hope that we will see these specs in a wp7 device.
    4-4.3inch screen or bigger.

    • MyNameHere

      Hopefully some of these higher end phones will support the use of microSD cards. I’d rather pay $40 on Amazon for 32GB than $100 extra for built-in 32GB.

  • Jed Hubic

    I find that there’s a good variety of different sized phones which is nice. I think I will like to actually go to the smaller screen of the Nokia Sea Ray from my HD7. I’m guessing Nokia’s quality will be second to none, hopefully there will be some good cases for it.

  • Alombelino

    Does anyone know if Sprint is going to get a new wp7 device?
    I’m looking at the Arrive, but I’d like better specs.

    • Anonymous

      Just wait a little while with more patience. You will get better options than Arrive.

    • http://twitter.com/Shadow_024 Shadow 024

      The LG fantasy was rumored to be a CDMA device, unknown if on Verison or Sprint though.

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

    Samsung Focus S please :)

  • Anonymous

    Maybe LG or Focus S find his way to Mexico but is hard to love a technology & see the brand make so many mistakes in marketing. The same Samsung Focus since Oct 2010 in Mexico but the model has more time. The price is excesive I prefer to buy a Lenovo Laptop! Mobility in this devices has no meaning for me as Administrator, Programmer. Galaxy Tab 10.1 is looking great but still the performance & upgradability of such devices is less than expected. So green this 2 markets need at least 2 o 3 years more to be mature. Mass marketing is must for a device designed to be for consumer market! The excellent was kill with delay & long time to market!! How is iphone or android reach more fast to every market. Even emergent markets. Good the part of many model but needs more carriers. Is a sad history similar to MAC. If you compare with a desktop or laptop you can buy an excellent device for that price upgrade, improve almost 3 or 4 OS. The price – value relation is unmeaningfull. And Yes is a time of “mobility” but needs a lot to be perfect. An even with a perfect device the carrier can kill with overprice, service, a bad network. If the consumer is reaching Enterprise then what is in his minds?

  • Anonymous

    Two last points unloked devices is a must. Basically for upgrades options. And accesories is must. Sorry but people put stickers in his cars for a reason Differentiate, personalize, call attention & transmit a message!

  • Anonymous

    I am wandering if there would be any high end device with just 4″. I don’t want too big nor small. So far i don’t see any. Like the size of and design of Samsung focus but want some pretty good hardware.

  • Idoelm

    A family of Windows phones has grown with devices with modern specifications-advanced

  • Tim

    Why’s a 1.4GHz processor listed as a con. Apart from the Titan every phone has a 1.4 processor or slower! Makes it sound like every phone is slow when even a 1GHz processor is decent enough.

    • http://twitter.com/OldCongress Gamer

      I was wondering about that too, because 1.4ghz is more likely an underclocked Qualcomm 1.5ghz processor.

    • Guest

      To them all, I offer a collective YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnnnnn 

    • Me

      To you I offer my middle finger!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_67BINZIRPTU4QI4JTA3YUWVMCQ Dan Sorensen

    For those complaining about the onboard memory, can’t you add your own 64GB SD card to the phone when you buy it? Heck you could add a 128. Do remember that on Windows phones that SD card acts as its ‘hard drive’ and is not replaceable memory.

    • Anonymous

      I think the problem is that many models don’t even have an accessible SD card slot

  • Viiipottaja

    Nokia could/should put out a model with a Xenon flash.. while the demand for it may not be huge, there is certainly a niche market for it. I for one would prefer a Xenon equipped model..

  • http://www.facebook.com/aerosmillie David Smillie

    Where did the photo of the Samsung Focus S come from?

    • Ion

      That’s what I’m wondering… Looks like Tom pulled it outta his ass. And since when are AMOLEDs bad? I’m sorry but I don’t like huge 4.7 inch screens if they have a such a low-resolution. The tiles look huge, the keyboard is huge…if you like that then do you run 800×600 or something on your 24″ monitor at home? Pretty stupid if you ask me!

  • Krnk15

    Could you add GPU as well, the Adreno 200 and 205 are far more different than their names suggest.

  • Lance Davis

    DEAR SIR…WHY ARE 1.4 GHZ PROCESSORS BAD??  AREN’T  WINDOWS PHONES OPTIMIZED TO NOT HAVE TO NEED SUPER FAST PROCESSORS?  NOT AS MUCH AS A**LE, BUT MUCH MORE SO THAN A&*$%ID!!

    • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

      WHY DO YOU HAVE TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS?!??!!!!!!1ONE!! IS ALL CAPS THE NEW BLACK OR WHAT?

    • Anonymous

      switching case is hard… i usually lower case all the way. maybe he is doing it for different reason.

    • Lance Davis

      I REALLY CAN NOT TYPE THAT WELL AT ALL!!!  AND I JUST LEAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON!!

    • http://FACEBOOK.COM/LANCETDAVIS LANCE

      ACTUALLY THIS IS MY STRAWMAN TYPING!!

    • Anonymous

      Did you really censor the words Apple and Android? Wow.

    • Lance Davis

      WE TALKING WINDOWS PHONES!!!! I LOVE THEM!

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    The Titan is the ONLY hardware that stands out in this list…

    I hate to sound like a broken record by UNIQUE HARDWARE is what WP7 badly needs in order to really set it apart.   The OS is nice, but the first thing people see and talk about in the store is the device.

    • Anonymous

      Unique hardware is not coming from the likes of Samsung or HTC.  HTC devices all look alike and so do the Samsungs.  Any differentiation in the looks department is gonna come from Nokia.

    • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

      Nokia?  Well from the early designs they might add a bit of color which would be great from an asthetic and design view, but from a functional view it doesn’t look like they are adding anything better than what is currently out there.

      Right now Nokia is going through a lot of restructuring so all they can do is add some colored phones.   I don’t think we’ll see any major cutting edge changes to their handsets until end of next year.

    • Anonymous

      Great post oolong2.  I can’t verify when Nokia is going to put something out as I didn’t really put a time line on my predictions.  Also, the colored phones are different as I said in “the looks department” meaning not tech wise.  Besides, adding a little color could be enough to get a wonderful looking and performing OS off to a better start.  

      I do believe the real deal tech stuff from Nokia is going to hit in late spring but that’s probably wishful thinking on my part.

    • Matthewmsft

      I think the Jill Sanders phone was a good idea :) If Microsoft can get more ‘designer’ phones (*cough*Missoni*cough*) they can begin to create a large dent in the phone market. The only problem with the Jill Sanders phone is that nobody knows who she is :P

  • Anonymous

    Any one have any idea which of these are headed to Sprint? I’m ready to ditch AT&T with the quickness but Sprint needs a decent WP7 before I do.

  • Anonymous

    Sea ray for me

  • Anonymous

    16GB of storage isn’t enough on these newer devices.  Everyone I know says, “I want an iPhone so I can have the music storage and I don’t like Android’s music synch”.  Zune is great at synch and WP7 will never shine until it can have increased storage capacity.

  • guest

    I’m holding out for sea ray

  • http://www.andrewseymour.co.uk/ Andrew Seymour

    I was going to buy the HTC Titan but then realised, I’d actually like a phone that has NFC Payments built-in, would love the ability to use my phone as a debit card/money wallet. I hope, the next version and next set of Windows Phone devices support NFC otherwise, i’ll be utterly disappointed as this really would make Windows Phone next-gen.

  • Anonymous

    What’s coming to t-mobile ? I can’t stand my Android anymore, hardware is great (sensation 4G) OS not so much.

  • captain_caveman2k

    Why is the Fujitsu listed as having ”Basic specs” when it has 32GB of Storage and a 13.2MP Camera? These are two features that surely most users will be looking at – as far as I can tell, the biggest problem for the IS12T is it’s limited availability?

  • kmoore

    Whoops, somehow posted against the wrong post…

    Microsoft’s Windows Phone site indicates that the Samsung devices use
    the same exact MSM8255 clocked at 1.5GHz as the Titan.