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HTC Titan Review

HTC Titan

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HTC Titan Review
Introduction:

Last year when Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform rose out of the ashes, veteran smartphone maker HTC came to the plate bringing along devices fitting for the launch party – such as the HTC Trophy, Surround, and HD7. Obviously, the biggest one of the bunch, the HD7, didn’t quite pack the same punch as previous ‘HD’ devices from HTC, but fortunately enough, the Taiwanese company is making sure to turn things around with its latest Windows Phone device. Truly having a gargantuan presence behind it, thanks to its insanely large 4.7” display, the HTC Titan as its name implies intends on being a prominent figure amongst the recent crop of Windows Phone Mango smartphones.

HTC Titan Review
The package contains:


  • microUSB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and Regulatory Guide

Design:

At first glance, the Titan might seem to be too much phone for any normal human being, especially with its wide figure, but after holding it in our hands, it reconfirms our assertions of being yet another quality device. Donning yet another indelible industrial design that shines in all corners, there’s plenty to like about this beauty – like its sturdy metallic casing, relatively slim figure (0.39” thick), and clean appearance. Yes, its metallic shell adds some weight to the handset, but it’s warranted in keeping it rock solid.

The HTC Titan has a sturdy metallic casing, relatively slim figure, and clean appearance - HTC Titan Review
The HTC Titan has a sturdy metallic casing, relatively slim figure, and clean appearance - HTC Titan Review
The HTC Titan has a sturdy metallic casing, relatively slim figure, and clean appearance - HTC Titan Review

The HTC Titan has a sturdy metallic casing, relatively slim figure, and clean appearance


HTC Titan Review

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It was only yesterday when the HTC HD2 enthralled us with its 4.3” display, and as fate would have it, we’re reliving the same thing now that there’s a 4.7” WVGA (480 x 800) S-LCD display taking up space on the HTC Titan. In a smartphone world filled with 720p displays, its WVGA resolution (200 ppi) is undoubtedly behind the times – and it’s blatantly exposed when viewing fine text in a zoomed out view within the web browser. Nevertheless, its Super LCD panel produces enough vivid and high-contrast color tones to reel in our eyes. Add in to that its wide viewing angles and strong brightness output, it’s able to maintain its visibility when using it outdoors.

The HTC Titan comes with a 4.7” WVGA (480 x 800) S-LCD display - HTC Titan Review
The HTC Titan comes with a 4.7” WVGA (480 x 800) S-LCD display - HTC Titan Review

The HTC Titan comes with a 4.7” WVGA (480 x 800) S-LCD display


Since there is plenty of spacing separating its capacitive buttons, accidental presses are actually very rare. Above its display, it features that distinctive narrow looking earpiece common amongst HTC smartphones, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, which combines with the Tango app to offer video chat via Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity.

Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera - HTC Titan Review
Android buttons - HTC Titan Review

Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera

Android buttons


Around its sides, we find its microphone, microUSB port, two-level shutter key, volume control button, 3.5mm headset jack, noise cancellation microphone, and dedicated power button.

Bottom edge - HTC Titan Review
Camera and volume keys (right) - HTC Titan Review
Power key and 3.5mm jack (top) - HTC Titan Review
microUSB port (left) - HTC Titan Review

Bottom edge

Camera and volume keys (right)

Power key and 3.5mm jack (top)

microUSB port (left)


Back - HTC Titan Review
Rear camera - HTC Titan Review
Battery compartment - HTC Titan Review

Back

Rear camera

Battery compartment



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HTC Titan

HTC Titan

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
view full specs
PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (199 ppi) S-LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size5.18 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches
(131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm)
5.64 oz  (160 g)
Battery1600 mAh, 11.83 hours talk time

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