HTC 7 Mozart

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.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

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Review

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.

Have we met before?

The Mozart has the challenge of differentiating itself from the other phones that 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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