HTC 7 Mozart review

A Windows Phone 7 handset with a musical and photography focus

The definitive HTC 7 Mozart review
The definitive HTC 7 Mozart review

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The HTC 7 Mozart shoots 720p HD video (not quite the 1080p true HD that RIM insists its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will have, but as good as other HD-toting handsets like the HTC Desire HD, Sony Ericsson Vivaz and Nokia N8).

The video recording app isn't quite as straightforward to use as the Apple iPhone 4 and output quality isn't quite on a par either.

As you can see in the clip above, the video recorder is constantly monitoring light levels and autofocusing, but it's a little slow to catch up – this means areas of bright, overexposed video and juddery focus attempts.

While shooting video is pretty straightforward, sharing it is less so. With no option to upload straight to YouTube or Facebook, longer videos can't be shared via email either. You'll have to sync it with the Zune software on a PC.