HTC 7 Mozart Review

Sun 31 Oct 2010

Filed Under: HTC, Smartphone 

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Welcome to the 2010 HTC 7 Mozart review. The HTC 7 Mozart was released in late October 2010.  Initially it will only be available for the Australian Telstra network but presumably for others over time. The HTC 7 Mozart is one of the first Windows Phone 7 OS based mobiles to be released to world. Since the phone is still new (at the time of writing) here are our first impressions. Approximate pricing we saw was around the $850 outright.

The new Windows Phone 7 OS is very impressive.  From startup of the phone we where impressed with the speed and graphical presentation.  All the basic tasks on the phone are grouped into large finger friendly squares on the main screen that when activated reveal it full functionality. You can navigate the screens by scrolling up or down and as responsive as any other mobile running a 1Ghz CPU ! Applications run almost instantly and their settings easy to access.  Forget the ancient Windows Mobile OS the new version is so much better.

Build quality of the HTC 7 Mozart is also very good  It is a solid phone that is mostly made of aluminum and glass which feels great to hold and use. The Mozart name means that it supposedly sounds good and it does to a certain extent.  Sounds quality in hindsight does not approach the quality and volume of the 6233 our favorite and old benchmark.

The new HTC 7 Mozart has all that you need in one device for email, calls, SMS, IM, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and more.  The only thing missing is the ability run FLASH which means no videos or ability to run any FLASH based Facebook games.

Overall the the HTC 7 Mozart thanks to the latest OS excellent.  It is more graphically more impressive than all the other Android OS based phones and the iPhone. The changes are centered around making the various communication options easy to access and it works. The only thing that is currently a question mark for us is how stable the new system will be in the long run.  We like it and can recommend the HTC 7 Mozart as an alternative to any Android phone from 2010 and the iPhone.

Specifications

  • HTC 7 Mozart
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Tri-band 3G 850/900/1900/2100 (Dependent on country)
    HSDPA 7.2 Mbps data speed (download)
    HSUPA 2 Mbps (upload)
  • Design
    Touch screen
  • L119 x W60.2 x D11.9 mm
    Weight 120 grams
  • Display/s
    3.7 inch External TFT 480 x 800
  • Camera
    8MP
  • Video Camera
    720 HD pixel main video camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth V2.1
  • CPU
    1Ghz
  • Memory
    Up to 8 Gig on board
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    A-GPS
    Compass
    Accelerometer
    Andriod Store for Apps
    Proximity Ambient Light
    Music and Media player
    Organiser/Calender
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio with RDS
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Li-Po 1300mAh battery
    Up to 435 hours Standby
    Up to 205 mins Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $850 AUS 2010 (Outright)

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