HTC 7 Mozart review

HTC 7 Mozart

The HTC 7 Mozart is equipped with Windows Phone 7 OS and it can be upgraded to version 7.5 mango. Its launch was made in October 2010.

The phone is meant to be a media phone. It has Zune media player which can be found in the music & video tab. When you start Zune media player, the history is displayed and you can see the last songs played. You can go in Zune’s menu and select the video or music player, start the FM radio or go to Market. The video and music player are very simple and intuitive. A less of the player is that you can’t swipe your finger on the time bar to roll back or forward, you have to press the rewind buttons. Sound Enhancer can apply sound enhancements to music or videos separately. The phone has also SRS and Dolby surround enhancement with equalizer. The FM radio with RDS is very minimalistic; it only shows the current frequency and 2 buttons, the rest are in settings. As the Mozart is a media phone, it has an excellent sound performance in all speakers: the ear piece speaker, rear speaker and the best quality is seen when you connect the phone to an output.

What is nice at Windows Phone is that you can put individual icons or items on your screen like a song or a FM frequency or even a movie. As on all other Windows Phone smartphones, Mozart has the same home screen. HTC didn’t leave their mark anywhere in the user interface.

The Mozart has a 3.7 inches Super LCD display with 16 million colors which  supports a resolution of 480×840 pixels and it has 252 ppi pixel density. It supports multitouch and has Gorilla Glass screen. The phone has average dimensions: 119x60x11.9 mm and weights 130g.

The 8 MP camera is not too brilliant but it makes its job well. It’s getting more help from its Xenon flash. As features it has only autofocus, geo-tagging and smile detection but it can record 720p videos. A secondary front camera would have been good but it doesn’t have.

The hardware is supported by a Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset. The processor is Scorpion at 1GHz with Adreno 200 GPU. We don’t even need more than this on a media phone, do we? With 576 RAM and 512 ROM it handles like a charm. The Mozart has an internal memory of 8GB and it can’t be expanded with a microSD. This is was a big mistake made by HTC; what was in their mind when they made a media phone with non-expandable storage? From the 8GB memory only 4GB are available for storage, 2GB is for apps and 2GB are used by the system.

GPS has Bing Maps support and has A-GPS receiver. The phone has only accelerometer and proximity sensors.

If you want to buy a stylishness smartphone and you are a person who likes making snapshots or listening to music while you walk this is a perfect phone for you. Go for the HTC 7 Mozart you won’t regret it also has metal body parts and is quite resistant.


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