Group Test: Windows Phone 7

A new operating system; five brand new handsets

Image 1 of 5 HTC 7 MOZART
HTC 7 MOZART
Image 2 of 5 HTC 7 TROPHY
HTC 7 TROPHY
Image 3 of 5 SAMSUNG OMNIA 7
SAMSUNG OMNIA 7
Image 4 of 5 HTC HD7
HTC HD7
Image 5 of 5 LG OPTIMUS 7
LG OPTIMUS 7

Stephen Fry may have been seduced by Windows Phone 7, but ultimately the operating system's success will depend upon the quality of the handsets. Built for pleasure as well as business they all have Xbox Live connectivity, Zune music players, at least a five-megapixel camera and the ability to edit Office documents. A good start…

Best: Web browser
HTC HD7
£380
Love: Large, responsive screen. Good camera
Hate: Tricky lock button. Short battery life. A little too large for some
HTC HD7 pics I HTC HD7 review I Link: HTC

Best: Camera
HTC 7 Mozart
£399
Love: Best camera on test. Stylish unibody design
Hate: Short battery life. Slight lag apparent when taking photos
HTC Mozart pics I HTC 7 Mozart review I Link: HTC

Best: Overall
LG Optimus 7
£499
Love: Extra media features really help make this phone a cut above
Hate: Metallic design feels a little over-engineered
LG Optimus 7 pics I LG Optimus 7 review I Link: LG

Best: Touchscreen
Samsung Omnia
£499
Love: Super AMOLED screen. Long battery life. Accurate touchscreen
Hate: Design doesn't live up to the higher price tag
Samsung Omnia pics I Samsung Omnia review I Link: Samsung

Best: Value
HTC 7 Trophy
£399
Love: Solid, practical and affordable
Hate: Plastic build and dull overall design. No standout features
HTC 7 Trophy pics I HTC 7 Trophy review I Link: HTC