First Impressions - AT&T HTC TITAN 4G [Video]

The TITAN has finally landed on AT&T! Possibly one of the most talked about and anticipated second-generation Windows Phones, the HTC Titan (we're not capitalizing it every time, sorry) lives up to its name. It's also hard to find in stores.  But the massive 4.7" inch device with a 1.5GHz CPU, 8MP rear camera (arguably the best of the lot), a 1.3MP front camera and 16GB of storage (12.5GB available) is certainly worthy of your time to hunt down.

We managed to get our grubby hands on it and we go over it in the video after the break, comparing it to the int'l version.

Thankfully, AT&T has changed very little with their version versus the international one released at the beginning of October (see our hands on video here). Here are the notable changes:

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AT&T International version
Firmware = 11004.502Firmware = 10902.401
"4G" 1900 (HSPA+) for AT&T"4G" HSPA+ but non-US data band
SIM-Locked to AT&TSIM-Unlocked
Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC)non-HAC
Standard WP7 accent colorsHTC Green Accent colour + Standard
Body: Gun Metal GreyBody: Black

There may other differences but those are the most notable ones we've seen so far. With the addition of the 1900 WCDMA band, the HTC Titan can finally reach AT&T's "4G" HSPA+ network, giving a nice boost to your upload and download speeds. Generation one devices were HSPA, meaning 7.2Mbps while second-generation Windows Phones on AT&T feature HSPA+ aka "4G", which is theoretically possible of 21Mbps (but on AT&T, it's rare). Forgetting nomenclature, does it make a difference? You betcha.

So far the phone feels great and since it is so identical to the international version, we have nothing but good things to say about it. Look for more hands on and a full review this week, in addition to comparisons to other second-gen phones, like the Focus S for starters. Have questions? Ask away in comments. Also tune into our podcast tomorrow evening for further discussion.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.