HTC 7 Mozart and LG Optimus One P500 Mid Range Smartphone Comparison

Comparing mobile phones handsets before buying can be hard work so, here are two middle of the range Smartphone which are both very popular and recently available to the UK market. Both handsets are by differing manufactures and are both priced competitively, hence being middle range Smartphone’s that are positioned to suit the lower budget. They are both available on attractive contract deals, as well as being available as ‘pay as you go’ handsets as well. So to compare these handsets fairly, let’s review a selection of features to find out what each Smartphone really has to offer to a potential owner.

The overall design, form, shape and appearance of a mobile phone are what first catches the user’s eye and also obviously helps with its usability. The LG Optimus One P500 has a touch screen form casing with an elegant chrome effect edging and comes available in six colour options including black, silver, purple, blue, titan and dark red. It is a compact shaped handset measuring 11.35cm by 5.9cm by 1.33cm and weighs in at 129 grams. In comparison the HTC 7 Mozart is also a touch screen handset which is available in a black coloured brushed aluminium casing with subtle etched swirls on the back of the casing. The 7 Mozart is a little slimmer in size but taller, slightly wider measuring in at 11.9cm by 6.02cm by 1.19cm and weighs a little more than the Optimus One P500 at 130 grams. However overall when it comes to the appearance they are both great looking Smartphone’s, so a decision based on design would have to come down to personal preference. realme

A phones operating system, built-in technologies, memory and battery time are all important factors to consider when deciding on a new phone. So let’s now compare these features on each handset. The Optimus One P500 is an Android Smartphone whereas the 7 Mozart runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system. Both handsets support 3G technology, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, EDGE, USB connectivity and assisted GPS. However the Optimus One supports Google Maps, whereas the 7 Mozart supports with Bing™ Maps, as you would expect. From a memory perspective, the Optimus One has less internal memory, but supports more external memory via its memory card option, for example the 7 Mozart can only hold up to 8 gigabytes of external memory compared to the Optimus One which provides up to 32 gigabytes in total. The LG Optimus One P500 is expected to provide better battery time, so a slightly deeper casing size may have helped LG cram in a more efficient battery into the phone. 3G talk time for the LG handset is estimated at 7.5 hours and for the HTC handset 5.5 hours from a fully charged battery, so there is quite a difference to consider. However the big decider here will be which operating system does the consumer prefer and how important is the memory capabilities and battery time of the handset.

Now let’s take a look at each phone’s touch screen, media and imaging features. The LG Optimus One P500 has a smaller sized touch screen, smaller megapixel camera and less impressive music and sound features than the HTC 7 Mozart in general. The LG Smartphone has a 3.2 inch touch screen and 3.1 megapixel camera, whereas the HTC has an impressive 3.7 inch sized screen and the offers a massive 8 megapixel lens. From a sound point the Optimus One does have a music player and built-in FM radio, however the 7 Mozart offers the same plus it supports SRS surround sound and a Zune® music hub.