The HTC 7 Mozart is one of the strongest Windows Phone 7 devices out there and there are quite a few things about it that make it special. If you’ve ever used a Nexus One phone, you probably enjoyed the aluminum unibody design and you will see it on this HTC once again. Another detail that should be mentioned is the 8 megapixel camera and let’s not forget about the possibility to record 720p movies directly from this smartphone. However, the fun doesn’t stop here. The HTC 7 Mozart comes with many impressive features and it is one of the better phones on today’s market.
Before we go into the technical details and features that this phone offers, we should take a look at its exterior. As most Cutbot phones, this one comes with a very slick and simple design. The front panel is smooth and covered by the touch screen and only three touch sensitive buttons. The only other details noticeable here are the small HTC logo and a little gap for the speakers. When you flip the phone over, you will notice the same delicate design, but a few fine lines will give it a more powerful look. The Windows Phone and HTC logos were added here, along with the 8 megapixel camera lens and the Xenon flash. You will also notice the external speaker, which is powerful enough for listening to music or watching a movie in most situations. When you first grab the phone you will notice that the edges are curved, which offers a pretty hefty grip. The volume controls, the two-stage camera button, and the power button are all located on the margins of the phone, along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
This device runs on a 1 GHz Snapdragon chipset, which is more than enough considering the fact that the operating system is known for performing miracles will very few resources. Thanks to the 3.7 inch SLCD screen, you won’t have any problems with browsing or watching movies and luckily, the processor can handle both of these actions quite well and the 8 GB storage space will be enough for a few video or music files. The possibility of expanding the storage space would have been nice, but HTC decided to vote against it.
One of the most attractive features offered by the HTC 7 Mozart is the 8 megapixel autofocus camera. If you are trying to snap a great photo and you have control over the lighting conditions, you will be able to do it. However, if you plan on taking pictures during the night or even in a somewhat dark indoor environment, they won’t be as clear as you might expect. Luckily, the Xenon flash will change the situation a little bit and under the right conditions, you will obtain a more than decent result. Recording in 720p is possible, but you might notice some defects and drops in frame rate, which is unfortunate.
Browsing the internet with the HTC 7 Mozart is really a breeze and you can easily view HTML websites in their original form and scroll through the pages without any kind of problems. The processor and the 576MB of RAM will offer you a smooth experience so everything is perfect in this department. However, you will have to use the touch screen keyboard and this is a common problem with other phones. Luckily, this isn’t the case here. The screen is large enough to offer the right key size and the phone will recognize your finger easily. Microsoft decided to offer a helping feature for those who have trouble hitting the right keys. The system will anticipate the letters that you are most likely to hit thanks to its embedded dictionary and it will make those keys a little bit larger. The only minor downside when it comes to browsing is the lack of Sliverlight and Flash support.
The name implies special abilities when it comes to music and the phone doesn’t disappoint. You might want to experiment with different headphones since you can fit anything in the 3.5mm headphone jack, but the device itself and the music player work great. The sound is always clear and the notes are very vivid no matter what type of music you are trying to listen.
There are quite a few apps you can download and install to the HTC 7 Mozart, depending on what you want to do with it. One of the most popular ones is Bing Maps, a simple, but very useful and effective application that will allow you to search for locations and calculate routes. The phone will load this application very quickl y and you will find what you are searching for in no time. One you head out on the road, you can use the GPS, which performs admirably in any circumstance. Office Hub is useful for those who need to view or create Excel and PowerPoint files. Like any other application from the HTC 7 Mozart, it loads rapidly and there are no noticeable problems.
Pros and Cons
The HTC 7 Mozart is a great phone when it comes to browsing the internet and listening to music. Plus, it can offer great pictures under the right conditions and the built quality is well above the standards.
Unfortunately, you will only receive 8 GB of storage space and you will have to deal with it.
The HTC 7 Mozart is a very reliable and well designed phone. There are plenty of features that you will find useful and the processing unit is powerful enough for any task. You won’t have problems with browsing the internet, the camera quality is reasonable and the music player is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. This is without a doubt one of the best Windows Phone 7 devices out there, if you take a look at performance, design and price.