HTC Surround's bootup speed has some zip

Windows Phone 7 has some speed to it. From running apps to simply starting up your Windows Phone, the zip Windows Phone 7 has is a noticeable improvement over Windows Mobile. The 1ghz processor helps speed things along nicely.

While the HTC Surround's start-up speed isn't as fast as what we've seen with the HTC HD7 boot times, it's still very respectable. From pressing the power button to seeing the Start Screen is just a smidgen over thirty seconds.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Can anyone do this test with a Samsung Omnia 7 or one of the phones that doesn't use a microSD slot? There's been posts saying the Omnia7 is overall faster since it uses internal NAND and not a card so it makes me wonder.
  • Just restarted my Omnia 7 for you, took 25s. Although I was under the impression the os was on a seperate rom. So nand/sd might not make that much difference.
  • Tried this on my old stock HD2 running the latest firmware from HTC: 28 seconds: Power On > WM loaded;
    38 seconds: Power On > Sense loaded. This without the selective launch delay WP7 uses to appear that it is booting faster. George, I think your results just confirmed what I reading elsewhere: WP7 is a slow booting OS and certainly not "significantly" faster than WM, actually slower in this example. Thankfully most users don't reboot their phones all that often.