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HTC Titan II

Announced
Jan 9, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 8, 2012

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Big display (4.7 inches)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (199 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor

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Description

HTC Titan II, the follow up to last year’s Windows Phone device with a mammoth 4.7” screen. While the screen size and CPU speed stay the same, there are several significant upgrades in the new phone, not the least of which is a 4G LTE radio that will work on AT&T’s growing LTE network. The HTC Titan will be the first LTE-equipped Windows Phone device to be offered, continuing HTC's tradition of LTE-related firsts. The Titan II will also sport an increased emphasis on its camera, with a 16-megapixel camera (you read that right) with a wide-angle lens, image stabilization, and a backside-illuminated sensor for superior low-light performance. When the light gets too low, you can use the devices dual LED flash to liven up your images, while using the red eye reduction for the inevitable bugaboo that results from using a flash. The camera also takes 720p video, which should look great when reviewing it on the 4.7” super LCD screen. The Titan II also brings with it an enlarged 1730mAH battery, which hopefully will help offset the inevitable battery drain of using LTE.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.20 x 2.70 x 0.50 inches (132 x 69 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.20 oz (147 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

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  • Physical size:
    • 4.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 199 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.6
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, ISO control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Continuous autofocus, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 205
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.30 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.2 days (293 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1730 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Jan 2012

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