Best Beginner: HTC 7 Mozart
Windows Phone 7 is an extremely easy to learn operating system, perfect for smartphone beginners. A handset like the Mozart is just about the best way you can get to grips with things like maps and mobile music.
But just because it is beginner doesn’t mean it lacks a punch. Specification-wise the Mozart is fully loaded with an 8 megapixel camera and 1GHz Qualcomm processor
Best Value: LG Optimus 7
Free on £30 per month mobile plans with Vodafone. A feature rich smartphone at a decent price capable of running Windows Phone 7 as well as any competing handset. The phone includes a 5 megapixel camera capable of ‘panaromic mode’ which allows you to take extra wide angle photos.
Best Build: HTC 7 Trophy
HTC have a reputation for build quality and ease of use, with many of their Android phone some of the best made on the market. The Trophy has a decent weight to it that few of the other Windows Phone 7 handsets have. It also has a chrome/brushed aluminium construction throughout giving the phone a tough and solid feel. The 3.8″ screen is one of the best on the market at the moment.
Best Screen: Samsung Omnia 7
This handset almost deserves to be best overall just because of its screen. Samsung are pretty much unparalleled in the world of smartphone displays at the moment with their Super AMOLED tech bringing visual joy to those who use it. The deep blacks and rich colours on this Samsung handset perfectly suit the tiled layout of Windows Phone 7.
Best Overall: HTC HD7
HTC have long reigned supreme in the world of Android (except for the Nexus S, which is awesome). So too do they dominate the Windows Phone 7 market. The HD7 has a massive screen which provides ample viewing space for web browsing and other smartphone activity. It also has a responsive and snappy set of touch sensitive buttons with a handset build quality to match. All in all the perfect Phone 7 setup.