Windows Phone HTC Surround vs HTC 7 Mozart
Windows phones HTC Surround and HTC Mozart are among the five new Windows phones introduced by HTC together with Microsoft. HTC has introduced five new Smartphones in to its Windows Phone 7 portfolio; HTC 7 Surround, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Pro and HTC HD7. Each one is unique in design and features.
The Smartphones from HTC 7 family are run on Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP 7) platform.
MS Windows Phone 7 with a unique Hub and Tile interface has been designed for operational ease. It offers quick and easy access to applications and content. Windows Phone 7 also integrates with many popular Microsoft consumer services such as Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing (search engine) and Zune (digital multi media player).
HTC 7 Surround
The main attraction of HTC 7 Surround is its multimedia features. HTC market this device as ‘Pop up cinema,’ a phone with a richer listening and viewing experience.
This phone, that runs on WP 7 platform is integrated with Dolby Mobile and SRS Wow “virtual surround” and many popular Microsoft consumer services as mentioned above.
The unique feature of HTC 7 Surround is its slide-out stereo speaker and integrated kickstand, delivering high-fidelity audio and virtual surround sound.
HTC 7 Mozart
Running on the same WP 7 platform and integrated with SRS WOW HD, the HTC 7 Mozart is tagged by HTC as “surround yourself with dynamic sound,” a phone powered by high-fidelity audio.
Both phones do not vary much from the classic HTC smartphone family.
HTC Surround is having a landscape slider to house stereo speaker and kickstand;It is slightly thicker (0.04”) and heavier (1.23 ounce) due to the slider mechanism.
Size: Height 119.7 mm (4.71”) width 61.5 mm (2.42”) thickness 12.97mm (0.51”)
Weight: 165 gm (5.82 ounces) with battery
Instead of QWERTY keyboard under the screen, thequarter-inch slide brings out a speaker bar, together with a button that turns on a virtual surround sound mode. For added dimension and volume, you have to just hit the surround sound button.
On the flip-side is an integrated kickstand to prop the smartphone up for watching videos.
These are the main attractions of this phone.
Some users opine that though the speakers are amazingly loud without distortion, they say the drawback in the design is that, these are the only speakers on the device, so in the closed position the sound quality may drop.
The kickstand is designed for landscape orientation, but most of the navigation buttons are aligned to portrait. Navigation while watching movie in a landscape position may be bit lousy. It’s an improvement required in WP 7.
HTC Mozart is a candy bar, it’s slimmer and light in weight, because of the absence of the slider mechanism.
Size: Height 119 mm (4.69”) width 60.2 mm (2.37”) thickness 11.9 mm (0.47”)
Weight: 130 gm (4.59 ounces) with battery
Both HTC Surround and HTC Mozart have Touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability with a resolution of 480 x 800 WVGA
The screen of HTC surround is slighter bigger than HTC Mozart.
HTC Surround – 3.8” and HTC Mozart – 3.7”
Displays are bright, vibrant and more colour accurate, but some opine that it is bit too bright at the lowest setting and not up to the standard set by the iPhone 4.