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Face off: Samsung Omnia W vs HTC 7 Mozart

Samsung and HTC have been intense rivals in production of quality Android products. The companies have now stretched their businesses to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform as well. The Samsung Omnia W, known as Focus Flash in the U.S. and HTC 7 Mozart are flagship Windows Phone handsets from the firms. Both devices run on 3G network and feature better processor, camera and good displays. Here we bring you a detailed comparison of the Omnia W and the 7 Mozart. It will guide you to choose the best one before venturing to buy a Windows Phone handset.

Samsung Omnia W vs HTC 7 Mozart

OS

Both the HTC and Samsung Windows Phone handsets feature the most recent update of the firmware. This is Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the Windows Phone update that has been making rounds for a while in tech market. That is why there is actually no competition between the gadgets in this category.

Winner: draw

Thickness

With a larger form factor, the 7 Mozart is 12mm thicker. It is when Samsung’s Omnia W touts a density of only 11mm. Needless to mention, customers look for thinner devices over the thicker ones today. Thus, the Omnia W clearly makes an edge over its HTC competitor.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

Weight

As in the case of thickness, the HTC handset is also heavier with a weight of 4.59 oz (130 g). The Omnia W, at the same time, weighs only 4.07 oz (115 g). The difference is big that users may fall in love with the Omnia W over the HTC 7 Mozart.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

Display size

It is one of key areas where both the HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia W share identical features. Well, both the Windows Phone 7.5 handsets come with 3.7-inch screens. The former has an S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels at 252ppi, whereas the latter has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the same resolution and ppi.

Winner: draw

Battery

When it comes to battery life, the HTC 7 Mozart, which packs a standard Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery, falls short to the Omnia W. The device only provides 6.75 hours talk time and 360 hours stand-by time. Meanwhile, the Omnia W, which has a more powerful Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery, features a talk time of 14 hours and stand-by time of 490 hours.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

Processor

The HTC handset draws its power from a 1GHz Scorpion Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon processor. The Omnia W mounts a more powerful 1.4 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, at the same time. Indeed, the Samsung handset makes a clear edge over its HTC rival in the performance of processor.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

System memory

When it comes to system memory, the 7 Mozart narrowly outdoes Omnia W. The HTC handset features 576 MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM on the board. The Omnia W, in the meantime, depends on 512MB of RAM for additional power.

Winner: HTC 7 Mozart

Camera

HTC has implemented a powerful rear camera on this Windows Phone handset. To compete with the leading smartphones of the market, the 7 Mozart mounts an 8 megapixel rear camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, Xenon flash, geo-tagging and much more. The camera can record video at 720p. There is no front camera, though.

Meanwhile, the Omnia W comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera with 2592 x 1944 pixels, LED flash, autofocus and geo-tagging and so on. The camera can also shoot video at 720p. The device has a VGA front camera as well.

Winner: HTC 7 Mozart

Price

Pricing of the handsets also goes interesting, indeed. The HTC handset is available for a relatively big price of Rs. 20,600. The Omnia W, which is certainly not a bad phone, comes for a small price of Rs.14,100. A customer, who looks for a not-much-bad Windows Phone handset will have no hesitation in choosing the Omnia W.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

Bottomline

Well, the Omnia W, Samsung’s landmark Windows Phone handset, wins over the HTC 7 Mozart in all major aspects of the comparison. From processor performance to thickness to price tag, the Omnia W has a clear edge over its HTC competitor. Moreover, the Omnia W is a largely accepted and also widely distributed handset across the world. In the U.S., the same device appears with another name, the Focus Flash. Hence, this comparison simply predicts the Omnia as the overall winner. Of course, you can grab the device for a small price and enjoy Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

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