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HTC Mogul Review

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If you read our review on the T-Mobile Wing, you may find yourself asking, “Isn’t this the same phone?” Well, kind of. See, both phones are made by HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.) and are very similar but there are major differences at the same time. The biggest differences are that the Mogul is a CDMA phone, layout, and the look and feel.

Looking at the phone, you notice that while it’s elegant in its gray finish, it’s also very busy. There are many shortcut keys laid out across the phone to help cut down on fumbling through the menu. As we give you’re a tour around the phone, we will discuss these and point out what their function is.

HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review

Model

Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

HTC Mogul

4.33" x 2.32" x 0.72"

110 x 59 x 18.5

5,8

165

T-Mobile Wing

4.29" x 2.32" x 0.66"

109 x 59 x 17

5,9

168

Cingular 8525

4.4" x 2.3" x 0.86"

112.5 x 58 x 22

6,2

176

Blackberry 8800

4.5" x 2.6" x 0.6"

114 x 66 x 14

4,7

134


From left to right and bottom to top - HTC Mogul, BlackBerry 8830, Samsung U600 - HTC Mogul Review
From left to right and bottom to top - HTC Mogul, BlackBerry 8830, Samsung U600 - HTC Mogul Review
From left to right and bottom to top - HTC Mogul, BlackBerry 8830, Samsung U600 - HTC Mogul Review
From left to right and bottom to top - HTC Mogul, BlackBerry 8830, Samsung U600 - HTC Mogul Review

From left to right and bottom to top - HTC Mogul, BlackBerry 8830, Samsung U600


The front is still dominated by a 2.8” 65k color TFT touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320. Its dimensions are 4.3” x 2.3” x 0.7” (110 x 59 x 18.5 mm) and weighs 5.8oz (165g). While it’s on the larger side of phones, it’s still very comfortable to hold. While it doesn’t have the tendency to slide out of your hand, we would have liked to see some kind of rubber grip available, even if it would only be the battery cover.


HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
The display showed a very rich and sharp picture. The colors were shown in wonderful condition and the only time we had issues seeing the display was when the sun was shining directly only the display. As with most screens on phones, there will be difficulty viewing the display sideways with polarized sunglasses on. Just below the display, you’ll see the D-pad, left –and right soft touch keys, Windows key, the OK key, and the call and hang-up keys. Located above the display is the speaker with an Internet Explorer shortcut to the right and the messaging shortcut to the left. Just next to the speakers are located two notification LED’s. These will inform you if Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is turned on, if you are charging the phone and when it’s charged, and if there is signal.

At the bottom of the phone, you will find the MicroSD card slot, miniUSB port, and the IR port. There is no cover to either the MicroSD or miniUSB port so there is no fumbling with getting the card in or out or plugging in the unit.

Located on the left side are the scroll wheel, OK button, voice command shortcut button, and the Wi-Fi switch. The scroll wheel has two functions. When listing to music or in a call, the wheel will adjust the volume. When looking through the menu, it will let you scroll through the menu and pushing it in will select what has been highlighted.

Bottom - HTC Mogul Review
Right side - HTC Mogul Review

Bottom

Right side

Left side - HTC Mogul Review
Left side - HTC Mogul Review

Left side


The right side holds the camera, communication manager, power buttons, and the stylus. Like the Wing, pressing the power button will turn off the display. Unless a message or call is received, the only way to turn it back on is to press the power button. The stylus contracts to fit into a much smaller place. Pulling it out will extend it and when placing it back, it will contract to its smaller size.

HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
Unlike the Wing, the Mogul has a more tradition battery cover. While it still takes up almost the entire back, it does not wrap around to make up the bottom of the slider. Due to its design, it still does not have any movement. In the top right-hand corner are the camera and flash. It’s nice to see that there is a flash but it would be nice to see a mirror as well. To the right, there is a hands-free speaker and a port to connect an antenna too.

Removing the battery cover, which proved to be a little difficult, revealed the 1500mAH Li-ion polymer battery. The battery took up most of the back.

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