HTC Titan II Review

While all the attention has been focused on the Nokia Lumia 900, another Windows Phone has slipped on to the AT&T store shelves. The HTC Titan II joined AT&T's Windows Phone lineup on April 8, 2012 and it is bound to turn some heads now that it's out of the shadows.

The HTC Titan II sports a 4.7" Super LCD screen, 16gb of storage, a 1.5GHz processor and a sleek uni-body design. While the large screen could easily be the center piece feature of the Titan II, the 16mp rear camera will likely stand out more on the Titan II spec sheet.

While the Nokia Lumia 900 is a fantastic addition to the AT&T Windows Phone lineup, the HTC Titan II is no slouch. Once customers have the opportunity to handle the Titan II in AT&T stores, the choice of which new Windows Phone will get a little harder to make.

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The HTC Titan II takes on a more complete uni-body design that gives the Windows Phone a solid feel to it.  Some may not like the non-removable battery but the will like the contoured design.
While the Titan II is a large phone, the uni-body design and curves allows the Titan II to fit comfortably in the hand.  The rubber finish gives the Windows Phone a nice feel and a bit of gripability.
Powered by Windows Phone Mango, a 1.5Ghz processor and respectable 1730mAh battery, the HTC Titan II will keep you going throughout the day.
HTC has done a very good job of improving upon the original with the Titan II.  The result is a solidly built Windows Phone that will turn heads with its performance.
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 Where do you start?  The 16mp camera with BSI sensor?  The 4.7" Super LCD screen?  The uni-body design?  There's is a lot of good to be found on the HTC Titan II.

 We won't say the Titan II is a perfect Windows Phone but it's hard to find anything overly critical of the Titan II.  Some will find the 16gb of storage limiting while others would prefer an AMOLED screen to the Super LCD.

 The HTC Titan II is an impressive Windows Phone that will give the competition a run for its money.  The Titan II does as any good sequel should do, improve upon the original.  The 4.7" screen looks good, the fit and feel is comfortable and the 16mp camera can easily replace a stand alone point/shoot camera.  HTC has stepped up to the plate and has delivered a quality Windows Phone.  Dare I say the best on the market?

HTC Titan II Design

In many respects, the HTC Titan II is what the original Titan should have been.  But you live and learn.  HTC has done an excellent job in refining the design of the large screen Windows Phone from adding a textured surface to the volume and camera buttons to leveling off the 3.5mm jack to accommodate a better connection.

HTC Titan II and Titan I

The HTC Titan II comes in measuring 5.2 x 2.7 x .4 inches and weighs only 5.18 ounces. The original Titan measures in at 5.14 x 2.78 x .39 and weighs 5.6 ounces. The only place you'll notice the extra length is if you use a belt case. The extra .06" may not sound like much but it makes the Titan II fit a little snug in cases that would accommodate the original Titan.

HTC Titan II right side

The button layout of the Titan II is identical to the Titan. Up top you have the power button and 3.5mm jack; down the right side is the volume and camera buttons; and down the left you will find the micro-usb port. To the rear is the camera and speaker with the microphone resting at the bottom of the Windows Phone.

HTC Titan II left side

HTC Titan II top

While the backside of the Titan was along the lines of a uni-body shell that housed the body of the Windows Phone, the Titan II is a truer uni-body design with no battery cover (and no removable battery). You do have a slide-off panel on the back of the Titan II that will expose the SIM card slot. There are copper contacts that will disconnect the power to the Titan II when you remove the cover (much like we see on the HTC Radar). Should your Titan II lock up and you need to perform a battery pull, removing the SIM card cover will yield the same results.

HTC Titan II SIM Card Cover

The face of the Titan II is dominated by the 4.7" Super LCD screen. Compared to the original Titan, the Titan II's screen seems a little brighter. Colors are vibrant and the screen nicely responsive to the touch. We believe the Titan II uses Gorilla Glass which will add a level of durability to what feels like a very durable Windows Phone.

Another nice design improvement with the Titan II is that the bottom portion of the Windows Phone face curves out. Just as the screen reaches the capacitive buttons it slopes ever so slightly. I'm not sure why HTC choose this design but it helps distinguish the screen from the capacitive buttons and gives the Titan II a handle of sorts.

HTC Titan II back side

Overall, the Titan II feels really good in the hand. While the Windows Phone is slightly longer and thicker than the original Titan, it doesn't feel beefier. If anything it feels slimmer. While the Titan II has a large screen, it just doesn't feel like a huge Windows Phone.

The backing on the Titan II appears to be more contoured along the sides which lets the Windows Phone slip comfortably in your hand. The rubbery surface is a nice touch too and gives the Titan II a more grippable surface. The downside to the rubber surface is that you lose the cold metal feel the Titan has which was kinda nice in its own right.

HTC Titan II's Screen

HTC Titan II

The HTC Titan II sports the same 4.7" Super LCD screen it's older brother, the Titan. But for whatever reason, the Titan II's screen appears brighter. It's not blindingly brighter or a bad thing, just enough to make look twice when comparing the two Windows Phones.

The screen on the Titan II is slightly recessed to create a bumper of sorts to protect the face of the Windows Phone from coming into contact with surfaces when the Titan II is laid face down.  As far as touch responsiveness, the Titan II screen won't disappoint. You don't see any ghosting or lag time when scrolling around the screen.

Remember the graphics lag the Titan experienced when you turned on the SRS video enhancement? It's still there but isn't as evident as it was with the Titan.  The solution on the original Titan was to turn off the SRS enhancements but that doesn't have the same effect with the Titan II.  On or off, the SRS Enhancements really has no impact on the graphics lag.  On a long shot, I looked at the same apps running on the Nokia Lumia 900 and the brief lag was present on the 900 as well.  Not sure what's going on here but seeing the results were the same on other devices, HTC may have tackled this problem. At least from the SRS angle.

HTC Titan II outdoors under a sunny sky

Screen performance outdoors is good. I didn't have any issues with reading the screen outdoors. The Titan II performed on par with other Windows Phones under a bright and sunny sky, if not better.

While there are many who will see the AMOLED screens as the only game in town, the Super LCD screen of the Titan II can hold its own. I like the AMOLED screens but find the Super LCD screen of the Titan II to have a little more natural and brighter color tones.  This tends to make the Super LCD a little more viewable outdoors.  I wouldn't discount the Titan II at all for not having an AMOLED screen and think anyone will be pleased with the Titan II's screen appearance and performance.

Under the hood of the HTC Titan II

HTC Titan II About Screen

The HTC Titan II is running Windows Phone 7.5 version 7.10.8112.7 which is also referred to as the Mango Commercial Release 2 (CR2 for short). It is the latest version of Windows Phone with fixes in place for the vanishing keyboard and Gmail Sync issues.

Along with Windows Phone, the Titan II is loaded with the customary AT&T software suite, YPMobile and the HTC Hub and Photo Enhancer. As with any other Windows Phone, you can delete any of the AT&T apps that you won't need to free up storage space. There are more HTC apps available through the HTC Apps section of the Marketplace such as Locations, Compass, and Tango.

HTC Titan II App List

The Titan II is loaded with all the Windows Phone goodies such as the Office Hub (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneNote), the Pictures Hub, Xbox Gaming Hub and your Contacts Hub with Facebook and Twitter integration.

Speaking of storage, the Titan II has 16gb of storage and 512mb of RAM. Out of the box, the Titan II has 13.61GB of total storage (storage after Windows Phone is installed) and 13.09GB of available storage (storage after all the AT&T apps are loaded).

Everything is run by a 1.5GHz processor that moves things along rather nicely. Apps loaded without delay and app switching was smooth. There for a second, it felt as if the boot up time was a little longer with the Titan II but in timing things out, it booted up on par with other Windows Phones (about 22 seconds). Both my original Titan and Lumia 900 took about the same time loading.

HTC Titan II Battery Test

The Titan II is powered by a 1730mAh battery which is slightly larger than the 1650mAh battery of the original Titan. Battery life was better with the Titan II, as expected with a larger battery, lasting easily through the day and into the evening. Using WP Bench (opens in new tab), we stressed the battery at a constant 100% CPU usage and the battery went kaput after three hours, twenty six minutes and forty-six seconds. As a comparative measure, the Nokia Lumia 900 lasted three hours and forty-one minutes. A difference you would expect to see with the Lumia 900 having a slightly larger battery.

Other items of note under the Titan II's hood includes the typical Windows Phone gadgets such as GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi, Compass, Gyroscope, accelerometer, and proximity sensors. The Titan II is an AT&T 4G LTE Windows Phone and I'll have to defer to Dan's observations with the Lumia 900 on how 4G LTE performs. The Birmingham market is due to get 4G LTE but at the present, the best I can do is the pseudo 4G.

All in all, I was very pleased with the software and performance of the HTC Titan II. Apps loaded and ran smoothly, battery life was respectful, and while an microSD expansion slot would be nice the 16GB (well... 13GB) of storage is enough for most Windows Phone users.

HTC Titan II's Camera

HTC Titan II camera

If the tipping point in selecting your Windows Phone rests with the camera, the HTC Titan II is a must have purchase. HTC has done a fantastic job of improving the camera performance and software. The 16mp, 28mm f2.6 rear camera really shines and the software improvements only adds to the experience.

The secret to the camera's success is the larger resolution and the BSI Sensor. The BSI sensor is a back-illuminated sensor that uses an arrangement of the imaging elements to increase the amount of light captured and in the process improve low-light performance. Combine the BSI sensor and f2.6, 28mm lens and the Titan II is hard to beat indoors and shines really nicely outdoors.

HTC Titan II camera settings

Software improvements include image stabilization and an Intelligent Auto setting that takes your camera settings, lighting and other variables to determine what scene setting will work the best. There are eighteen scenes and they range from portrait to landscape to food.  In using Intelligent Auto, I found it to do a pretty good job of choosing the right scene selection. You still have the Panorama and Burst Modes as well as settings to adjust exposure variables such as metering, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.  The sample images below were only edited with respect to image size for publication.  Just click on the thumbnail to view the full size image.

From bright sunny days to indoors to subjects in the shade, still image quality is extremely good. I did encounter a few overexposed areas but nothing that you wouldn't see with any other camera.  Straight from the camera images were sized (at the 16mp resolution) at 3840x4640 pixels at 72dpi.  Increasing the dpi to 280 (for prints) will yield you a nice 16x12ish print.

Video quality was just as nice from both the front and rear facing cameras. The microphone does a good job of it even on a windy day.  And no, I didn't break the front facing camera while shooting the video sample....

Overall, HTC has done a very good job of improving camera performance on the Titan II. From the physical camera to the software behind it, the Titan II's camera really shines. I don't see the Titan II replacing my DSLR but it may replace my smaller point and shoot camera on those time when I need a camera but don't want to lug around my larger DSLR and lenses.

Other observations on the HTC Titan II

  • Call quality is very good. Earpiece volume is solid and the microphone picked up my voice nicely.  The back speaker isn't the best but will do in a jam.
  • I'm a stickler on the vibration alert. I spend too much time in Courtrooms and other situations where I can't afford to forget to turn down my ringer volume. A solid vibration alert makes my life easier and means I miss fewer calls. The Titan II's vibration alert is respectable but a little on the weak side when compared to the original.
  • The Titan II comes with a settings selection typical for an HTC Windows Phone that include SRS Enhancement, Internet Sharing (requires an additional service from AT&T), Attentive Phone settings and SIM applications (not that we have SIM applications).
  • The Titan II is compatible with the various docking stations (HTC, Mobi, etc.) and cases for the original Titan can be used.  They are just a little on the snug side but after a day or so of wear loosen up.
  • The Titan II does support AT&T’s Visual Voice Mail system.  I haven't tinkered with yet but to enable Visual Voice Mail, make sure you have an 4G LTE plan on your account and then setup your voicemail by calling it. Just follow the prompts and when you hang up, the device will setup your Visual Voicemail for you. The service gives you the option to directly listen to your voicemail without dialing in, delete the message, call back the contact or view their information if the caller is in your People Hub.

Overall Impression of the HTC Titan II

HTC Titan II from AT&T

Two new Windows Phones hit the AT&T shelves on April 8th, the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900. While the Lumia 900 seemed to get the biggest fan fare, the Titan II quietly came to market.  They say you have to watch out for the quiet ones and Titan II is definitely a Windows Phone worth watching. The Titan II can easily hold its own against the competition and will make the choice of your next (or first) Windows Phone all the more difficult.

HTC has taken the framework of the original Titan and improved upon it. The 4.7" is the focal point of the Titan II and it shines both in image quality and touch sensitivity. There is still the nagging graphics lag present but it's really a non-issue in that it only is evident in the title screens of a few games.  The lag is also not limited to the Titan II in that I had similar results with the Lumia 900.

While the large screen of the Titan II is the focal point, you can't ignore the 16mp camera. The BSI Sensor helps the camera perform nicely in low light situations and the 16mp resolution produces some very nice still images. On the video side of things, the Titan II performs equally as nice.  If all else is equal and you're looking for the Windows Phone with the best camera, the Titan II will definitely top the short list.

Someone commented in another post saying equating a 4.7" screen to a brick. Such a reference does not hold true with the Titan II with the fit and feel being hard to beat. There's no argument that the Titan II is a large Windows Phone but with the curved uni-body, the Titan II conceals its large stature very well.

HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 both from AT&T

So, which is better? The Titan II or Nokia Lumia 900. We'll take a closer comparison between these two Windows Phones soon but the Reader's Digest version is that these two Windows Phones are neck and neck. Some may say it's a dead tie as to which is best. I think two features will be the deciding factor for most between these two Windows Phones; the camera and the screen. It may boil down to a coin toss as to which is best but one thing is for certain, AT&T has two of the best Windows Phones available in their line up.

The HTC Titan II is running $199.99 with contractual discounts through AT&T but look for better pricing through third party retailers such as Wal-Mart and For those interested, off-contract pricing will run you about $550. I don't think you can go wrong with the Titan II. It's an improvement over the original and that's the underlying goal of any sequel.

As with the Nokia Lumia 900, we'll easily give the HTC Titan II solid thumbs up.  Maybe even throw in the other thumb for good measure.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Wow looks great! I've gotten the Lumia 900 now but the camera on the titan II actually looks better than the Lumia!
  • Just played with 2 dummy displays at the Att both in my local mall. Hands down HTC all the way here. It feels better in the hand. There about the same size but the live tiles are noticeably bigger on the titan 2. Throw in the better camera and it's a no brainer unless you have limited funds. Now if tmo could just get the titan 2 I'd be happy.
  • Looks like a really nice phone. I thought I was sold on the 900, but I might have to check out a Titan II before my 30 days are up.
  • Just got to see one in person at my local AT&T store. Lets put it this way: Holy @#$%&! this phone is awesome! Makes me really pumped to see what Apollo will bring considering the quality a phone like the Titan II can bring to the table today.
  • if the unibody design is any way similar to the htc radar, then it must be really nice. i just felt the radar today at the local wind mobile store (Canada) and wowww. the sreen is impressive, but what impressed me the most was the body. it feels GOOD. way better than my samsung focus! of course, i wouldn't buy it now, because wp8 is around the corner, and plus it's not much of an upgrade due to its 1Ghz processor. i like the FFC though
  • I love that George's gnomes feature so prominently in all of our reviews :) they are perfect reference for the different cameras if you go back to compare!
  • I think the reason why any screen is curved is so that it is easier to reach with the thumb as you get closer to the edges. Especially with larger screens like on the Titan. Great review!
  • Good review after reading al the hype on the Lumia900 I was thinking that everyone forgot about this big boy. not bad at all but I would really have to play with this and like it a lot HTC has much work to do if i'm going to ever buy another device with there name on it again..
  • Seems like a worthy sucessor to an already great phone.
    I love my original Titan and there seems to be some nice refinements to the Titan II.
  • Lumia 900 ftw! Boo to lcd
  • Yup, side by side at the store you can see how much deeper the blacks are on the can also see how much better contrast the Lumia has, not over saturated like a Samsung screen, just right
  • It's still oversaturation - just a bit darker!
  • I was fortunate to have won a Titan II last week. Not only di I get an awesome phone, but I can hold on to my upgrade until WP8 comes out. It should be here tomorrow and I just have to wait until screen protectors and cases show up on EBay...unless the cases and protectors from the original Titan will work.
  • Congrats! I'm resisting temptation and waiting for WP8 to use my upgrade!
  • How many frames x second does burst mode shots ?
  • It's a five frame burst that takes about two seconds.... if I had to guess it's about 3fps.  Stay tuned, later this week I'll have a review on Turbo Camera, an app that cranks out frames at a rate of 10fps plus.
  • I'm holding out until Windows Phone 8.  I mean, AT&T has shown no regard for the customer when it comes to updates, so I can imagine them either not providing the update or taking a long time to do it. Anyway, if I was buying today, I think I might go with Nokia and I say that for a few reasons: *they are aggressive with exclusive software that is really useful.  I know HTC came out with "Locations" to compete with "Drive", but Drive is free and Locations charges after 30 days. 
    *the Lumia is $99 and reviewers seem to think the phones are similar in quality and features, so why pay double?
    *I feel like the HTC phones (and Samsung) are just Android shells with WinPhone injected inside. We get nothing exclusive or unique.
    *Nokia is ALL IN.  They are betting the house on Windows Phone and that makes me want to support them and I feel they will support their users. I currently have a Titan and like it a lot, I just think the future of the platform rests on the success of Nokia and I think they'll keep doing great things by being focused on the platform vs. having WinPhone be an afterthought. 
  • I recently owned the HTC Titan (returned in favor of the Lumia 900).
    Anyhow, it really came down to a *couple* of HUGE issues with the HTC Titan II, if you ask me.  One of the issues may have been fixed, the other certainly was not.  Those issues are: 1) Reception quality, and 2) Location of the power button.
    The HTC Titan had without-a-doubt the *very* worst cell reception I've ever experienced on a phone.  I dropped 5 phone calls in the first two days, "fixed" something on the removeable back cover, but still suffered from horrible reception.  Perhaps that has been addressed with the HTC Titan II.
    The second issue is the location of the power button.  I don't have large hands, but I don't have small hands either.  With a phone this large, they really needed to perform further testing with "real world users".  I not only had to hold the phone completely differently in my hand in order to reach the power button (with one hand), but then the power button itself was low-profile, which made it more difficult to press.  Simply locking/unlocking the phone became a chore.
    Inexcusable, if you ask me.  The location of the power button on the Lumia 900 is spot-on where it needs to be.
  • Agree to the power button thing. Reception have improved with patch, and for old (first batches) Titans the back plate had to be replaced. I bougt mine 1-2 months ago and therefore had no issues at all. Best WP I had, but the things on Titan II sounds like the stuff you want....
  • I haven't had any issues with reception.  I've been carrying both the Lumia 900 and Titan II over the past few days and reception was the same on both. With regards to the power button, it's really subjective.  Personally, I don't like where the 900's power button is and prefer the power button towards the upper corner of the right side.  My car cradle blocks the power button on the 900 and for some reason, I had more "in-case" activations with the 900.
  • Did you try to place a call side by side???
    my Titan 1 would have 5 bars and then when i'd go to place a call it would drop to 1 Lumia maintains all 5 bars throughout
  • Wait wait wait. The only yipcanjo I know is Scott. Hope you're well. I want a white Lumia. It will go great with a green Lu shirt. :) Peace Glenn in NJ
  • Hated this review, it was so good and pointed out valid reasons i should now ditch my Beloved Titan I....*sob* , how the heck im supposed to get this sold and get my hands on some additional money? Well, I have no idea :'( In other words, darn good review, to good (if any can be that). How will I be able to live with my Titan I now??!! :-(
  • T-Mobile has left me no choice but to wait until WP8 comes out next fall.  The Radar and 710 are nice but not nice enough to give up my HD7.  This will be the first phone I've had that I actually kept for the whole 2yrs.
  • I gave up my hd7
  • Great review. I really like this phone, I think HTC did a fine job here.
  • I got the Lumia 900 cyan instead. The Titan II wasn't demoed here though.
  • Just got my Lumia after spending 30 minutes giving both the once over. What swayed me was the screen and the design. Plus I think you will see more accessories for the Nokia.
  • The Titan 1 was the worst phone I've ever owned, 5-6 reboots a day, horrendous call quailty, bad reception....I had it replaced 3 times!!
    I also forgot to mention that I would lose data connectivity about 3-4 times a day on the Titan...on each replacement too...NEVER again will I buy an HTC device..
    @George Ponder, why not mention in the review that the rubber HTC uses discolors and fades with time...It has happened on all 7 HTC rubber devices I have owned and this one is no different
  • Why not mention the rubber HTC uses discolors and fades with time?  Well... I've only had the Titan II for three days and it's not faded yet.   I've got an HD7S and it hasn't faded and the orginal Titan doesn't have the rubber finish (but the metal back hasn't faded either).  Beyond that, the Tilt 2 and Touch Pro had plastic bodies, which didn't fade either. Nope... fading of HTC devices has never been an issue for me.
  • the top and bottom of the metal plate on the Titan 1 has already faded on mine and if you look online at used ones for sale you can see the same thing...
  • Don't have that issue with my Titan which I had since November and I never use a case or anything. Also never experienced it on any HTC device I've had in the past 5 years.
  • metal != rubber. I've had my HD7 for over a year and the rubber backing is just like new... No fading. The metal buttons don't "fade" but I agree they do get worn in the spots where touched - that's my only gripe with the phone. Also, it's only locked up 3 times in a year which was probably due to the app I was using at the time.
  • I'd also like to point out that because the screen is soo big and the resolution so low...the text in email and sms is pixelated. I have good vision and that bothered so much on th Titan 1
  • Nice review on the Titan II. I got to play with it today in the store and the camera was what I liked about it most, but I don't regret getting the Lumia 900. For me I liked the look and feel of the 900 in my hand, the color choices, slightly larger battery, I'm an AMOLED fan since my Samsung days, Nokia has nicer exclusive Apps and most importantly the PRICE was perfect for me! I look at it as a WIN-WIN situation for MS!
  • You spend a lot of time in courtooms? Do you practice a little law on the side?
  • Sheriff's Office...
  • I was debating the two and was surprised when I pressed the titan II screen it had huge flex on the back so as to cause the screen to ripple. Mabry my demo unit was bad? Anyone else see this. Its what pushed me to get the 900.
  • i noticed that too...maybe it's caused by the new glass they are using on this one. Titan 1 is certainly solid on that front
  • What's a flex? Sorry, English is not my 1st language.
  • It means it bends or is flexible. Not solid.
  • Nope... I'm sticking with nokia
  • Just got back from an Att store and held both phones, tough choice there both really nice phones but that screen on the 900 is a thing of beauty and the Titan 2 is a classy looking phone. Two great phones but I'm waiting on Apollo plus I'm on tmo so I have no choice
  • God Damn it! 32gb idiots! How hard is this already?!?!?
  • Apparently about $100 hard, judging from the iPhone 16GB vs 32GB.
  • And a ton of us would be willing to pay it. So what the hell is the problem?
  • +1
  • I went go my local AT&T store looking for reasons not to like the Titan II, I wanted to swear-off HTC: it is well designed, wonder if it will come out in white on CDMA.
  • I can't get excited over this incremental upgrade over the T1.
  • Am I the only one to think replaceable battery is important? Many reasons... Wear, resale value, expansion. I don't like this trend!
  • Battery not charging to 100% on mine. :/ Any suggestions on how I get it to? Have you had any problems not getting it fully charged?
  • Great review George. This completely confirmed that the Titan II is my next device.
  • I just got my upgrade to this fine beauty (HTC Titan II). I choose this model over the Nokia Lumia 900 for the larger screen and camera. The larger screen is helping my aging eyes, and typing on the larger screen is very comfortable, I don't miss having a physical keyboard (My last few phones have had this feature). I've had it a day and I already have all my games and apps reinstalled and configured the way I like, so upgrading was a breeze. Loving it.
  • I visited my local att store and looked at the lumia 900 and titan 2. Just wanted to report impressions the phones gave me. Against my expectation, titan 2 was the winner in my eyes. The screen looked better, the touch was more sensitive and smoother, graphics looked more natural and pleasing. I was mostly impressed by the built quality and feel of the titan 2. the nokia felt like a good solid performer (eg a Honda) but the HTC was robust, elegant, and amazingly well built unit (eg BMW).
    I did find the curved bottom piece of the titan nice to the touch and well designed.
  • HTC should've focus more on the SCREEN quality...
    The reason I ain't buying HTC phones anymore is because every body thinks I have an android devices.. I don't blame them all hardware pretty much use the same shell.. Except the LUMIA..
  • I looked at both but the Titan II just looked like every other android they put out with WP just thrown on. After my experience with 3 of the original Titans no going back to HTC for me. Nokia had a completely different design and is actually vested in making WP succeed. They are contributing to the ecosystem and getting advertising worldwide. I never once even saw a commercial for the original Titan or Focus S which I had before my 900.
  • Good review!
    But why does it feel like I am reading an big advertisment? How come you mention that Titan II has a Super LCD 4,7 " big screen so many times in the review and the specs? But not even a SINGLE time I can read that the resolutions is just 800x480 which gives a really poor pixel density of 199 ppi. The almost two years old iPhone 4 has 330 ppi and even my first smartphone, the SEVEN (7!) years old XDA Exec (HTC) WM6 from 2005 had a sharper screen with 222 ppi!
    Super LCD with good colors, big screen etc. I have a Titan I and I have realized that 4,7 inches is a waste when having so few pixels. It only makes apps, games and web pages look pixelated and old and small text hard to read. I have to zoom as much as on any WVGA-phone.
    I have played with iPhone 4 and Android phones with 720p-screens and going back to my own "flagship" HTC Titan is not fun at all, it has a good looking OS but the screen feels so old. On a modern, high end phone you shold not be able to see the pixels. Surfing the web is much more convenient on the iPhone thanks to the higher resolution, even though the screen is just 3,5 ".
    I agree with the one who said that the Lumia 900 actually is something special, with the design and Nokia apps. Titan I and Titan II just feels like a cheap Android phone with WP as OS.
    Is there a reason why you not dare to compare it to other smartphones, regardless which OS they run?
    I see that the screen resolution and other limitations is WP7s fault and not HTCs, but it doesnt make the phone better.
    When it comes to its specs (except the camera maybe) Titan II feels outdated today and later this year when WP8 comes out with hi-res screens, dual core, 1080p recording etc. the Titan II will look so old.
    A good WP7 phone? Yes. Comparable to other high end smartphones? No.
  • Looks like an excellent phone.. Between the two I prefer the Lumia 900 due to the eye catching Cyan color option and Nokia apps like Nokia Drive..
  • If I was moving to AT&T I would take a serious look at this phone.... Hope Verizon gets this phone as that would make me get it tomorrow....
    Still have my heart set on the Lumina 900 as it's a sexy phone, the Titan I and II just look like another HTC Android device and Nokia seems to have a better selection of apps....
    I just wish HTC would give a new design to their phones, looking at the back of that I swear I was looking at a Android device and that's what I hate about HTC devices, they all pretty much look the same. Different lines should look like Different phones...
  • I just played with it the other day. It is a really nice phone. The only thing keeping me from buying one is the responsiveness of the screen. The screen feels less responsive than my Lumia 800. 
  • I'm going to stop by one of the att stores here and check them both out this weekend when I have time. I'm really leaning towards the titan II.
  • With all that Firepower you'd think HTC would be willing to give one new phone to other carriers
  • Salivating....can't wait to dump my old iPhone 3 for this
    new baby.
    It will also serve as a very capable digital camera
    replacement, overall saving me more money.
    The other important item which hasn't received much
    mention is the incorporation of the basic Windows
    Office suite and the ability to sync seamlessly with
    my Windows 7 desktop environment.
    Not at all interested in humping a tablet around, even
    a 7 inch. I will however invest in a 46" smarter LED TV.
    Supposed to be released in Australia early April and
    is compatible with our 4G network 1800Mhz, unlike
    the iPad3.
    Great review!
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  • I see the Titan II doesn't have flash.  Is that a deal breaker?  Don't you need flash to see videos?