Summary: The original HTC Titan came out last fall, offering some of the best hardware we'd ever seen running Windows Phone. But that was months ago. Nokia's Lumia 900 now leads the pack when it comes to design and build quality, and we've seen Windows Phone's pace of improvement slow while Android and iOS have continued to mature and innovate.
Summary: Overall opinion: This model hopefully will price equal to the Titan; the bigger battery and better rear camera may elevate its price tag, though. Not a bad follow-up model, though, especially if the larger battery carries with it extended life.
Summary: The HTC Titan II pushes the limit of just how big and capable a Windows smartphone can be. If it weren't for the lower-priced Nokia Lumia 900, the Titan II would be the greatest Windows Phone 7 handset to walk the earth.
Cons: While an ultrasharp shooter sounds great, we're not sure about paying an extra $100 for the privilege. The phone's massive size could be an issue for smaller hands and the display wasn't as sharp as we'd like.
Summary: Two new Windows Phones hit the AT&T shelves on April 8th, the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900. While the Lumia 900 seemed to get the biggest fan fare, the Titan II quietly came to market. They say you have to watch out for the quiet ones and Titan II is definitely a Windows Phone worth watching. The Titan II can easily hold its own against the competition and will make the choice of your next (or first) Windows Phone all the more difficult.
Conclusion: The HTC Titan II offers arguably the best hardware, found in a Windows Phone smartphone. Its 16MP camera unit and LTE network connectivity might even sway a few users away from devices, running on competing platforms. After all, Microsoft has been working hard to expand the Windows Phone ecosystem, with the Marketplace expanding on an hourly basis. Furthermore, like a typical HTC, the Titan II is superbly well put together.
Pros: 4.7" 16M-color S-LCD capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels), Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; tri-band 3G with HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps, LTE network connectivity, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 CPU, Adreno 205 GPU 512MB RAM, 16 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash; dedicated button; 1.3MP front-facing unit, 720p video recording @30fps, 16GB of built-in storage, Standard 3.5mm audio jack, Standard mic...
Cons: 720p video recording does not do the massive camera sensor any justice, WVGA resolution does not look that great on a screen this size, Non-expandable storage, No mass storage mode; Zune only file management and sync, No Flash (or Silverlight) support in the browser, No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune), Non-user-replaceable battery, A much higher price than its direct competitor, the Nokia Lumia 900, Design is dated and not exactly inno...