The Good Xenon flash is great for taking shots in the dark; decent sound quality; good music store; simple, attractive user interface.
The Bad 8GB of storage can't be expanded; volume could go higher; app store is just getting going.
The Bottom Line The HTC 7 Mozart isn't the awesome camera phone that it claims to be, and an 8GB memory limit is its Achilles heel as a music phone. But its xenon flash, excellent music store and fresh Windows Phone 7 OS, mean it's still music to our ears.
HTC 7 Mozart
The HTC 7 Mozart strives to set itself apart from the Windows Phone 7 pack with a xenon flash and 8-megapixel camera. But that's really just gravy on top of a solid, shapely phone that offers a simple, slick user interface. If you buy the Mozart, you'll have to wait for Microsoft's app store to fill up, and the operating system has a few early quirks, but the Mozart sings a happy tune overall.
The Mozart is available for free on a £32.50-per-month contract, exclusively on Orange. You can also buy it SIM-free for around £470.
The Mozart has the challenge of differentiating itself from thethat launched alongside Windows Phone 7. Because of Microsoft's strict minimum specs, each launch phone has around 8GB of memory, a 1GHz processor, at least a 5-megapixel camera, and a large screen.
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