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HTC 7 Mozart review

A Windows Phone 7 handset with a musical and photography focus

Our Verdict

The HTC 7 Mozart is a high quality Windows Phone 7 handset, but often feels restricted by the software.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 8 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 8 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 6.75 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 480 x 800

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For

  • Beautifully designed OS works well with the hardware
  • Neat Facebook integration
  • Excellent Office apps
  • Great for music playback, particularly good sound quality
  • Hardware is lightweight yet sturdy and attractive

Against

  • App market choice is low compared to others
  • No real multitasking
  • Camera is a bit slow
  • Button placement infinitely frustrating
  • Battery life could be better

The HTC 7 Mozart has a 1300 mAh Lithium-ion battery that HTC says should keep you gassing for up to 330 mins with 435 hours of standby time. We're not convinced by this figure. We weren't completely let down by the battery, despite the fact that the charger icon seemed to go down very quickly at first, but if we could have a five-hour conversation on a single charge we'd be extremely surprised.

HTC 7 mozart

Getting through one day on a single charge was a hard job, even when usage was pretty light so probably best not to expect 18 days of standby time either. For intense use while writing this review, we had to recharge the handset after five hours' use.

Capacity: 1300 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 330 mins
  • GSM: Up to 405 mins

Standby time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 435 hours
  • GSM: Up to 360 hours

As a Windows phone, the HTC 7 Mozart uses Bing maps rather than Google Maps, which is the default to on Android handsets like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and Apple's iOS devices such as the iPhone 4.

HTC 7 mozart

Bing Maps has proven to be pretty good, though. The GPS is quick and accurate on the HTC 7 Mozart, while the maps are attractive to look at. When loading, rather than a depressing grey grid you get a nice cloudy effect while the maps animate in.

The app also offers accurate walking or driving directions in a flash and you can watch the map progress while reading the written instructions, which is really useful.

Unfortunately there's no option to bookmark favourite locations, so you'll have to tap addresses or postcodes in each time.

HTC 7 mozart

Although the HTC 7 Mozart obviously doesn't offer Google's extremely useful Street View, it automatically switches to satellite view when you zoom in close enough using the simple pinch-to-zoom gesture. There's no option to have the directions read out though, so it's not really good enough for use by drivers.

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
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
RealtoneYes
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log, Caller ID, Conference Call
Height119 mm
Width60.2 mm
Depth11.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
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