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HTC 7 Mozart review

A Windows Phone 7 handset with a musical and photography focus

HTC 7 mozart

Windows Phone 7 has a long way to go to prove itself a contender, but on the HTC 7 Mozart you can colour us impressed. We like the new attitude to a home screen with live tiles and our own content making an appearance, and the design of the whole OS is very attractive.

We liked

The HTC 7 Mozart really holds its own in terms of media playback, thanks in part to the enhancements like SRS virtual surround sound which was very effective when watching video.

With a lightweight feel and rubberised sections on the reverse, the HTC 7 Mozart feels like a handset that will weather the course of a long contract without meeting an early demise.

The camera offers good picture quality but can be slow to load and slow to take photos, particularly when using the flash.

We disliked

To say we took issue with some areas of the social networking integration is not to belittle how well Microsoft has melded Facebook with its OS. However, we want to see more networks available for this level of integration and to be missing out on notifications and messaging in Facebook is a real loss.

The messy back panel really takes something away from the HTC 7 Mozart's design, and we found the strange placement of the volume button increasingly annoying.

Verdict

The HTC 7 Mozart is a good start for Windows Phone 7. It's got its heart in the right place and with HTC behind it, you'd be churlish not to expect a high quality handset.

For straightforward music playback and a comprehensive contacts book, the HTC 7 Mozart won't go far wrong, but don't expect too much from it. Even with that 1GHz processor and 576MB of RAM to play with, it sometimes struggles with seemingly simple tasks.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderOrange
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameOrange
Battery Talk Time6.75 Hour
Product Model7 Mozart
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)130 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height119 mm
Width60.2 mm
Depth11.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time360 Hour
ManufacturerOrange Broadband
Product NameHTC 7 Mozart Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeG-sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberOHTN4962
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.orange.co.uk
Marketing Information

Amplify your audio experience

The HTC 7 Mozart gives you high fidelity sound for a richer listening and viewing experience. The secret sauce is SRS WOW HD - bringing virtual surround sound to your mobile.

Never a dull moment

Keep yourself entertained with the Music + Videos Hub powered by Zune. Have a full library of music and videos on your computer? Sync it to your phone wirelessly and take it to go. Or you can always listen to the latest tunes on the built-in FM Radio.

Package Contents
  • HTC 7 Mozart Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • User Guide