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HTC Titan II Review

HTC Titan II 7.5

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HTC Titan II Review
Callers said that the HTC Titan II was “unlike anything you’ve ever called on before.” They described it as “intense” and “piercing,” likening it to wearing a hearing aid (although they never have worn a hearing aid.) They had a hard time describing what exactly it was, but we were very loud to them to the point that they took their phone away from their ear. Despite the volume they said we were mostly clear, with a slight hollowness, and rated us an 8.25/10. We did not have the same experience they had, as callers sounded rather normal and quite good to us. The buzzing sound we experienced with the Titan was no present in the Titan II and we were overall impressed with the phone capabilities of the HTC Titan II.

As we mentioned the battery is not removable, but HTC has bumped it up slightly in size from 1600mAh to 1730mAh. They did not give a rating, but in our limited testing the phone was able to last through the day without needing a charge. Keep in mind that your results may vary depending on how you use the phone.


In the end the HTC Titan II is a decent upgrade to the original Titan, but it is less an upgrade and more a refresh. It is good to see HTC continue its string of 4G firsts by having one of the first AT&T LTE Windows Phone devices, and the bump to 16MP on the camera produced noticeably better videos than the original Titan did. Still, the improvements are incremental, so if you purchased the Titan recently don’t feel too left out. Everything we liked about the original carries over to the new device to go along with these improvements. Since they cannot leave their mark with software, HTC does a good job of delivering impressive hardware on the Titan II.

Software: Windows Phone 7.5 release 2

HTC Titan II Video Review:


  • Addition of 4G LTE and 16MP camera with better video performance
  • Improved voice quality over the Titan
  • Comfortable to use despite such a large display
  • Everything we liked about the Titan


  • Slight lag at times
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posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:12 5

1. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)

7.5/10 is a fair score I guess. Slightly lower than Lumia 900's 8/10, especially with it's price.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:35

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i guess in the windows phone world, the titan is the lumia's only competitor.

but soon...

41MP > 16MP

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 09:20

6. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)

41MP means it takes up MUCH MORE space. So they scale the image, and you get a nice low resolution around 16MP.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 09:51

7. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

Dafuq you talking about?

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 16:15

14. Birds (Posts: 1082; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

No dude they combine the pixels. Every six pixels becomes one pixel so the actual resolution is around 5 megapixels. But if you note that the 808 actually takes photos at both 38 and 32 megapixels, well it is easier to see how it can combine pixels, making a super pixel of sorts. There is no down scaling, just combining pixels.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 18:12

15. corrifa (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)

Wouldn't scaling down be pretty much the same thing as combining them?

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 18:34

16. Birds (Posts: 1082; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Rofl in a way but scaling down - according to Nokia- creates lost detail but combining pixels doesn't. I kinda see what they mean. When they combine the pixels the the picture is encoded at the same size as when it was 38 or 32 megapixels. But when the pixels are combined, the resolution drops by five to six times. In other words, you can look at it like it is 38 or 32 mega pixels when the final product is finished. Its is just that the pixels are connected so if you were to scale it to five megapixels, view it at full resolution, it wouldn't have any loss of details as if you were to view it at the actual 38 or 32 megapixels.

posted on 02 May 2012, 05:34

23. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Hahaha. This guy doesn't really understand how pureview tech works.

posted on 15 May 2012, 10:52

25. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


posted on 15 May 2012, 11:17

26. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i said "soon" bro. easy. it's a 100% sure decision that Lumia will incorporate Pureview in their next flagships.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 07:49

3. Dameon (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

nice review..now im not sure if i wanna get a wp7 phone now or wait for apollo and see what they have in store

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:17

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

I was really hoping for the same set of photos as with the Lumia 900 so I could compare the two of them head to head.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:29

5. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

slight lags at times?!! lags in WP? really?! how often? what happen to htc+WP?! tsk tsk tsk..

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 10:05

8. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

It is tough to reason out 200.00 for a WP 7.5 device at this point. I expect HTC and AT&T to get this down to Lumina 900 levels, and then this will be a great option. I am hoping for a September/October WP8 launch, and these two devices need to hold the interest of phone buyers until Apollo turns some heads.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 10:24

9. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

lumia 900 camera sucks bad. i can vouch for that. that is why i returned it yesterday. indoor shots esp are blurry and the flash doesnt light up a turd! windows needs to go back in the oven until Christmas i feel..we need duel processors, real cameras and more customization options...oh and another 100000 apps would be nice. otherwise ..i am liking what i am seeing but i am sticking with android for now.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 12:42 2

11. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

Somehow I get the impression you havn't actually tried the Nokia 900

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 14:37 1

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

from ur name i get the feeling u wernt very inclined to like wp7 in the first place.. if u actually tried it at all

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 21:14 1

17. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

What? "Duel processors"? Are they gonna fight or something?

posted on 02 May 2012, 05:36

24. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Dual processors? Dude, clock speed issue only occurs on android phones because of it's OS. WP doesn't need that much of clock speed. And Camera? Wait until nokia's pureview gives a visit to WP.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 12:19

10. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Cons: "Slight lag at times"


posted on 09 Apr 2012, 15:07 1

13. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Still HTC doesn't know how to utilize power or 16 mpx. N8 has 12 and is far more superior to this one.
HTC lame once again.
Fanboys used to say...mpx are not everything. HTC should listen to them.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 10:45

18. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)

If camera performance and boxy design is not your thing, head for the Nokia Lumia 900: sexier, better build quality, and great set of exclusive apps especially Nokia Drive and Maps - two of my favorite apps from my Symbian devices

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 15:09

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Do you guys ever notice?? There's always a "But..." in the conclusion!!

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 23:04

20. deadhead (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I went to AT&T today and looked at the Lumia 900 and this.. the Nokia is way better looking and it feels premium compared to the HTC despite the fact that its cheaper by $100 on contract.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 05:39

21. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

The Titan's camera is still beaten by the Lumia 900. Carl Zeiss optics? Yes please.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 14:00

22. Borhan007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 17:12

27. kickinpwnr (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

As far as the lack of customization mentioned, is that in comparison to an Android device. Is customization however comparable to an iOS device?

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HTC Titan II

HTC Titan II

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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Display4.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (199 ppi) S-LCD
Camera16 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, Single core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion processor
512 MB RAM
Size5.20 x 2.70 x 0.50 inches
(132 x 69 x 13 mm)
5.20 oz  (147 g)
Battery1730 mAh, 4.3 hours talk time

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