Saturday, December 4, 2010

Telstra HTC Mozart Review 20101204 (9th day)

Over the next 5 days I’m going to give an indepth review on what is important TO ME regarding the HTC Mozart. (Remember each and every person has different needs and wants)

Phone calls (obviously)
I have trouble answering a call when they come in, the button just doesn’t seem to want to work, probably operator error. But annoying to say the least
There is a slight drop out of the phone call when you pick up the phone to answer – ie, when you pick up off the desk, press the answer button and then put to your ear, I suspect the screen sliding from horizontal to diagonal is the problem

Text Messages – I have teenagers
The messages are fairly easy to compose, but I do find that I have to press more buttons than in the Nokia because I have to pick up each letter and then use the predictive words in the HTC, whereas with the Nokia you really only have a choose on 10 buttons and then the phone tries to guess (and gets it right 99% of the time)
I do like the way the predicted words are displayed at the top of keyboard, but again, many errors made when trying to ‘pick’ them up for usage, I end up with letters from the top row of the QWERTY keyboard.
I like the way the Messages are kept together in conversations, makes for easy tracking.

Emails – when I choose to use them
I’ve hooked up to my Gmail account, the emails are very easy to retrieve, send and view, and when you delete pretty! (It’s a girl thing)
I do find though that I’m not getting all the emails that come into my account, now that MAY be because I have a PC downloading emails at another site and maybe once read, don’t get downloaded to a phone. Technical – something that I’ll figure out one day

Games – to amuse me during ‘those’ times I need amusing
Love bejewelled, but I dislike the amount of time it takes to load, over 1min, which I find frustrating.
Bejewelled – doesn’t fall into sleep mode, when left untouched which could and would waste the battery
My son loves the games, as I said in one of my earlier posts, I tend to be a creature of habit and am happy with bejewelled.
The downloading of games and apps from the marketplace is pretty easy – but it’s not something I would do often – I’m not like so who seem to think it’s a competition to see how many ‘apps’ they can have on their phone.
The music that goes with bejewelled is fantastic (that’s the only music I’ve probably heard all week)

Tethering – to fire up my notepad to the ‘net
The phone CAN NOT be tethered – which is a HUGE hurdle for me, without tethering I need to carry a dongle and that means another contract. I have a data package with the Nokia

To be continued................

Telstra Exchange

10th Day Review

“I have been given a HTC Mozart with Windows 7 Phone by Telstra free of charge to review. The comments expressed by me reflect my own user experience and personal opinion and are not made on behalf of Telstra.”


  1. I love they way you and running the review. Others have been at times quite negative without being constructive. Great Job

  2. thank-you - for me there is nothing worse than looking for/at a product and only seeing the postives/ I'm not saying that negatives should be the only thing written about.

    But you need to explain your circumstances and why you like/dislike something and I think that is what I'm doing

  3. O
    I have this phone and would NOT Recommend it to any one

  4. Anon - Can you explain why you don't recommend the HTC Mozart?

    Personallly I don't like it - but that is purely because of the the tethering issue. I know my son loves the HTC Mozart, taken to it like a fish to water. But for me a phone is not a toy or a time timewaster, but a tool and this 'tool' didn't measure up in the scheme of things.

    Please return and comment!