Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II: Specs comparison

Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II: Specs comparison
Today was indeed a great day for Windows Phone fans, or at least for those across the U.S. At CES 2012, we were introduced to not one but two new, fancy, and shiny smartphones powered by Microsoft's platform, namely the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900. And both of them are meant to run on AT&T's LTE network, which is a very important milestone for the Windows Phone platform. 

Yet still, there are quite a few hardware differences that set these two devices apart. The difference in display size is the most obvious one – while the Nokia Lumia 900 sports a 4.3-inch SuperClear AMOLED display, the front side of the HTC Titan II is occupied by a bigger, 4.7-inch Super LCD screen. Note that the resolution of both of them stands at 480 by 800 pixels, but that is due to the limitations of the Windows Phone platform.

The cameras on these two smartphones are far from similar as well. While the Nokia Lumia 900 is equipped with an 8-megapixel shooter, the HTC Titan II has a 16-megapixel camera on its back. The former boasts a f2.2 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics, while the latter brags with a backside-illuminated sensor and image stabilization. However, we know that the number of megapixels and the tech specs that get thrown along with them do not indicate how good a certain camera is, so our final judgment will be stated once we take both of these handsets for a spin.

Below is a list of the hardware specs for the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II so feel free to take a look. Is anyone thinking about grabbing any of these two smartphones?

Nokia Lumia 900 HTC Titan II
Platform Windows Phone Mango Windows Phone Mango
Dimensions 5" x 2.7" x 0.45"
(128 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm)
5.20" x 2.70" x 0.50"
(132 x 69 x 13 mm)
Weight 5.6 oz (160 grams) 5.18 oz (147 grams)
Display 4.3", 480x800
ClearBlack AMOLED
4.7", 480x800 Super LCD
Processor 1.4GHz Snapdragon APQ8055 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8255
RAM 512MB 512MB
Rear Camera 8MP,
720p video recording
720p video recording
Front Camera yes yes
Storage 16GB,
Connectivity 3G, LTE 3G, LTE
Battery 1830mAh 1730mAh

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
Titan II
  • Display 4.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery 1730 mAh(4.30h talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Tough choice....But I'd go for the Nokia becasue that is one sexy piece of chocalate. In this department, it only comes down to design. lol Both phones are soooooo sweet!

24. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

and also because 900's battery is going to be better. it has a smaller screen and its amoled so it'll consume less power. but i think in browsing, titan2's battery will be better

2. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

i think i would go with the lumia 900 only because the superior beautiful design that nokia has and the pixel density and screen technology. other than that, i wish i could have both because htc titan has a huge screen and im a big fan of huge screens even tho i have average sized hands, i still find a way to work it out. and the 16 megapixel camera! thats effin amazing! its not going to replace super dslr cameras or wide angel digitals but definetly beat any camera on a phone even the iphone 4s! but i think i will take lumia because it looks so dang on appealing to me especially the cyan version omg tech orgasm! :)

25. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

i have a feeling that this 16mp camera isnt going to be better than n8 but it'll be better than 900's.

40. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yep you're right... i saw some sample pics from titan 2 and it looks crappy... n8 is still better...

3. JesterB

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Tough Choice. I would have to see the clear back and the super lcd up close. All in all, good for windows phone.

4. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

For my money, Nokia Lumia 900 - f2.4 aperature for the ffc, Carl Zeiss optics for the rear camera, 20 EA games exclusive to Nokia Lumia devices, superior telephony, not too big - not too small form factor, and not to mention the most beautfully designed phone currently on the market. Uh, huh...Nokia FTW!

34. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

If this is the same camera on the Lumia 800 then the Titan 2 will blow it out of the water. The original Titan was superior to the 800.

5. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Nokia Lumia 900. HTC Titan II looks great but the Lumia is just too sexy.

13. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

totally! i'm usually an HTC fangirl but really the titan cannot stand up to the lumina at all. too bad i'm still firmly in the "android or bust" group or i would be drooling right about now. :)

14. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

greatly im in the "watever phone more appealing and will not be beatin so early" group i kinda hate super fandroids or apple diehards but at least ur not one of those ppl who are like " my htc ________ will crush that wp7 into pieces or wp7 is crap type of person" i respect that from ppl

16. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Yep, phones are phones it all comes down to personal preference anyways. . .

21. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

A 16megapixel camera should have a full hd recording and not 720p. Never mind about that ill go for Nokia 900 :)

35. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

You can thank Microsoft for limiting us to 720p. Just wondering - does 1080p really look that much better?

37. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Not much... and not unless you have the screen to fully optimize that quality...

6. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My first foray into the realm of WP7 is by way of HTC Radar I bought a month ago... and my experience with it is more than satisfying! But in this showdown, I think I would go with the Nokia. I think the 4.3" display size is just right. I'm sure there are a lot others who would love the bigger display size of the HTC, but it's not for me. But good luck to both though! I wonder if the rumored Samsung Mandel going to be announce also at the CES2012.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Tough choice, but I'd go for the Nokia; I've only ever owned Nokia or HTC phones, so that makes the choice even harder, but I'll stay with Nokia on this, they have too much going for them to not pick one up. That being said, I'll hold off on signing a new contract until one comes out with an N8-grade (or better!) camera

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

nokia all the way

9. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

its definitely the lumia 900 going to be picked by customers the most because that freakin sweet design that is so appealing over the titan 2. nokia is the shizz when it comes to design. beats iphone 4/4s design and htc or samsung's galaxy sII designs out of the blue all the way

10. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is a flip coin for me.... any phone will satisfy my phone needs

22. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Makes me wonder why would people thumb down a comment like this? come on people, does indecisiveness means the end of the world? sheeeesh. . .

11. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lumia 900 won. The CBD is way better than S-LCD on HTC. And 16Mpx? Why exaggerate on resolution, resolution and quality aren't the same.

12. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

so true bro and too many ppl do not ge that so thats why the titan 2 is an iffy

36. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Its just a marketing gimmick

15. flopjoke

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Lumia design.. that is one of the best designs I've ever seen on a mobile device in the 21st century. I'd like to meet the designer and congratulate him. He has set the bar for "sleek design". Although the "specs" of Titan 2 are good on paper.. that's one ugly product. Even if you were to buy a phone ONLY for looks.. Lumia, hands down.

17. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I won't bury the Titan part 2 yet. Nokia is the big dawg in the WP yard, but HTC has had time to work on the "superphone" in the WP performance area, and they have had LTE phones out while this is Nokia first shot at a monster device and LTE. Now, I am with everyone else here, I think the Nokia will be the device that launches WP into a great 2012. But HTC can hit this out of the park, they truly can. I will be excited to play with these. Gonna have a good time......

18. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Why can't either of them come to Verizon?! I'm gonna need a new smartphone but I don't trust google worth a damn(less than I trust Microsoft, not that that is really saying much), but all big red's got is the age-old Trophy and a buncha Blackberry's!! It's android or bust over here and I lose more resolve every day!

19. bongky

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Definitely lumia here. The HTC looks like an overgrown baby compared to the sleek and sexy lumia. The design of the lumia really blow the competition out of water. Even I admit it looks better than my iPhone 4S. Really a sweet design and the camera specs, drooling! I'll wait until WP7 migrates to dual core. After spending time with iPhone 4S, living with single core will be rather hard for me. Everything just boots up and load faster. So Microsoft, please release the next generation of windows phone that strives on dual core. To me, quad core is just overkill. Battery technology can't even keep up to dual core yet,what more to say quad core.

20. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011


23. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Orgasm alert!. .

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