The Definitive Guide to Windows Phone 7 Handsets

Eager for a piece of WP7? Here are the top phones you should consider, broken down by US carrier. You're welcome.


HTC 7 Mozart It trumps the WP7 handsets announced by LG and Samsung today, with an 8MP camera and Xenon flash, and it also has Dolby Mobile and SRS Wow HD for "virtual surround sound".

Otherwise, it's very similar to the other WP7 phones HTC has announced, with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM and 576MB of ROM, and 8GB of internal storage. The phone itself measures 119mm x 60.2mm x 11.9mm, and weighs 130g. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a G-sensor, ambient light sensor and GPS are natural inclusions.

HTC 7 HD7 Check out what Matt has to say about the HD7 here.


HTC 7 Surround At 3.8 inches with a 480x800 resolution, it's a little larger than the Mozart, and internal storage is just 8GB, which is half what the Mozart contains. Considering this is a media-tuned device, that's a little surprising. The processor is powered up at 1GHz, and there's 512MB of ROM and 576MB of RAM.

Weighing 165g, it measures 119.5mm x 61.5mm x 12.97mm and has the usual assortment of specs, such as Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, a G-sensor, ambient light sensor and a 5MP camera with LED flash, capable of 720p video recording. Inside, a 1230mAh battery lurks.


HTC 7 Pro Internally, it's roughly the same phone ticking away as the various other WP7 handsets HTC is launching, with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 576MB of ROM and 16GB of internal storage. That extra memory will be hugely appreciated, I'm sure.

It's a little smaller in size than some of the other handsets, despite its slide-out keyboard. It measures 117.5mm x 59mm x 15.5mm, and weighs 183.5g. It's crammed full with the usual specs, along with a 5MP camera with LED flash (capable of shooting 720p video) and a more powerful battery at 1500mAh. The Pro won't be released until the first half of 2011.

No Carrier

LG Optimus 7 Either the Optimus 7 will be available on most networks worldwide, or the carrier just hasn't been announced yet. It's a 3.8-inch candybar with 16GB of internal storage and has a 5MP camera.

Europe only

HTC Trophy In the meantime, the Trophy should be one of the cheapest WP7 phones on the market. Internally, it has 8GB of storage with 576MB of ROM, 512MB of RAM and has a 3.8-inch WVGA screen. It measures 118.5mm x 61.5m x 11.96mm, weighing 140g. Instead of compromising on the camera or battery in favour of keeping costs down, it's a 5MP effort with 720p video recording (Microsoft's lowest-allowed spec for WP7 phones), and the battery is a 1300mAh.

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