HTC Titan 2 Hands-on

HTC Titan 2 Hands-on
Just when we thought AT&T customers were getting their sweet fill with the HTC Titan, out of nowhere, its very quick successor came storming onto the scene at AT&T’s Developers Summit. Yeah, we know what you Titan owners are feeling right now, but that’s just the nature of the industry – out with the old (really fast), and in with the new.

Quickly holding onto the Windows Phone Mango smartphone, our first impression right from the bat is its stark similarities with its predecessor – like it’s larger than life presence and solid industrial design. However, it’s rather underwhelming to say the least, namely because it doesn’t try to go beyond what we’ve seen already. Nevertheless, we’re pleased by its always quality design and construction, which is strengthened by its metallic casing and soft touch coating. Still, it may prove to be too much of a gargantuan device from some people – though, its weight feels rather good for a device of its size.

Again, we’re presented with an insanely large 4.7” Super-LCD display, which seems to have the same WVGA (480 x 800) resolution as before. Yes, it’s obviously generous with its real estate, but its brightness output doesn’t seem potent enough to withstand the harsh view of the sun. Under the hood, the Titan 2 features a 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which, as always, is ever plentiful in offering a responsive and smooth performance. And to sweeten the load, it’s blessed with 4G LTE connectivity to bring Microsoft’s shiny platform up to par with the others in terms of data connectivity.

However, the star of the show with this baby is its demanding 16-megapixel auto-focus camera in the rear, which features a dual-LED flash, wide-angle F2.6 lens, backside illumination, and image stabilization. For all the talk, it seems very impressive on paper, but on the other hand, its 720p video recording is rather dull – especially in the world of 1080p recording.  Regardless of that, it’s filled to the brim with some photo-taking centric things that will appease a wide-range of people.

to see more pictures, check out our gallery full of HTC Titan II sample photos

So far, there’s no word on when this beastly phone is coming out, but it’s reported to come out in the coming months. Well, at least that’s some time away from the debut of the original HTC Titan. Moreover, pricing has yet to be revealed.

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Titan II
  • Display 4.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1730 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.5 Mango



25. davidpf

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

...Can you make a phone call on it?

27. Phrozt

Posts: 9; Member since: May 11, 2011

Good lord.. if that's your criteria for buying a phone, this is not the site for you.

24. Phrozt

Posts: 9; Member since: May 11, 2011

Let's hope someone other than John V reviews this one so it doesn't get the same terrible score that the Titan did, simply because the author is a fanboy.

12. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011


14. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

verizon already did their rain of their greatest smartphones bro and now its at&t turn and not with just 3 but 7!

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

f 2.6?? Disappointing. Even with backside illumination, it's still unlikely to capture as good of photos as an N8

13. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

F 2.6 on a cell phone isn't dissapointing by far, if you nkow anything about f stops on a lens the ability for a cell to shoot at f 2.6 is quiet amazing considering most of my fast lenses for my DSLR's are at f 2.8 What i find dissapointing is why are these phones getting bigger and bigger? come one we have enough issues with battery life as it is and you want t okeep adding real estate to the screens? The largest battery eater we have are our high resoultion screens as it is and to add more pixels is obsurd. How about build us a phone with more ram. James

17. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I said that last year and it seems like all people want is bigger screens. Give me more RAM and a 4.6'' screen and i am good

6. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Wow, that screen looks washed out.

8. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

My phone has a Super-LCD display, and it always gets washed out in sunlight too. Don't know if any of the mobile screen technologies really excel in this category (with normal brightness, not with brightness set to max).

18. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011


21. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Or Clearblack. Only good techonologies like these actually look good everywhere. Super LCD is mediocre so don't expect anything great.

5. cober319

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

oh sweet! 4.7" screen!! oh wait, now I have to use my other hand to reach anything at the other end of the screen. except for those of you with Ogre hands. I can't wait for the 6" phone that I have to carry a satchel for. really big screens are dumb.

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I'm 5'10" and have no problem with the screen on my Nexus... sorry you have small hands not everyone does. Trust me I don't have ogre hands either...

15. Reverse

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

@iamcc: We don't care about you and your gf buying nexus.

11. ladyhaly

Posts: 106; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

If it's not up to your preference, don't buy it. The world doesn't revolve around your petty whims.

20. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

It must suck to be you. See I can handle a phone like this. You know what they say about a man with big hands!

23. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

You know what they say about people with small hands! The titan is not for you!

4. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Htc titan was just release 2 montgs ago...

9. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

it is saying this is the second version of the titan that was originally on AT&T.

16. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Same thing im saying

22. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

They did the same thing with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S2 Skyrocket. It was out 6 weeks before the LTE version came out.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

They will really have to discontinue the original Titan for this to sell. Very few people live in an AT&T LTE area, and the camera on the original Titan is great anyways. The original will have to be priced lower, and there is no other differences. Seems senseless.


Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

HTC Titan S!

1. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's pathetic. Only Apple has the right to give us something more of the same and thrill us with it.

19. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Wrong. The correct statement would be " Only Apple gets away with giving the world something thats more of the same and thrilling fanboys." Those who don't blindly follow actually think about their purchaces.

26. hetero

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

u r right is failing....the screen looks exactly like my hd7 in the sun....i dont see ANY improvement with this S-LCD display.....NONE......actually hd7 has a nicer shape than this....i always loved big screens.....but this is a bit overdone at 4.7....remember guys a tablet pc is minimum of 5 inch...

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