HTC Titan Review: Windows Phone 7.5 on a Giant Screen
8 February 2014
Conclusion: The HTC Titan is one of the most exciting Windows Phone 7 handsets yet, raising the bar for the platform once more. With its 1.5GHz processor, 4.7 inch display, and fancy new camera, the Titan shows off HTC's prowess as one of the leading smartphone manufacturers. It's not a perfect handset, though, and that great sounding specification sheet isn't without its flaws.
Summary: The HTC Titan's big and beautiful design and impressive features make it one of the better Windows Phone offerings on AT&T.
Pros: The HTC Titan has a premium and polished design coupled with a colorful and vibrant display. It ships with the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, and has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, an 8-megapixel camera that takes great pictures, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat.
Cons: The HTC Titan could be a little too large for small hands, and it doesn't offer expandable memory. We expected better call quality as well.
Conclusion: The Titan is yet another solid-looking and respectable device from HTC. As ever, design and build quality are at the forefront of things here but it’s not all about exteriors; this is a phone that shows off Windows Phone 7 and Mango effortlessly. You get a healthy amount of internal storage and access to SkyDrive for all of your storage needs, a decent camera and a dependable battery.
Pros: Large 4.7-inch screen with great contrast, Impressive 8-megapixel camera, Solid, dependable battery, Understated stylish design
Cons: Low screen resolution, Dearth of apps compared to iTunes App Store, Size maybe too big for some, No microSD slot
Summary: Once we got used to the HTC Titan's size, we enjoyed using this Windows Phone on a daily basis. The large screen is bright (albeit with relatively low resolution), and we appreciated the snappy performance. We're just not sure how many people want to carry a device this big. Some will pick up the Titan and think it's overkill, especially compared to the much lighter Samsung Focus S , which is the same $199 on AT&T.
Conclusion: The HTC Titan and the Nokia Lumia 800 (not yet available in the US), are our two top picks for second generation high end Windows Phones. While the Lumia is extremely ergonomic and attractive in that Euro-chic way, the HTC speaks to those who want the biggest display along with a high quality metal casing. The Lumia 800 is the Alfa Romeo sports car to the HTC Titan's Escalade sensibility. It's big, it's posh and has all the creature comforts.
Pros: Huge and lovely display, excellent build quality.
At 4.7 inches, the Titan stretches the definition of the smartphone form factor, but is Windows Phone suited to such a vast display?
10 October 2011
Summary: True to its form over the past couple of years, HTC has delivered another thoroughly competent device with the Titan. Build quality is as good as — if not better than — any other phone in the company’s recent portfolio, while the improvements in Mango have pulled Windows Phone 7 right up alongside the best in the mobile business in a number of important aspects.
Pros: Superb screen and robust build, Snappy performance, WP7.5 gets all the basics right
Cons: Low pixel density, Size makes for awkward handling, Marketplace lacks the app diversity of iOS and Android
Conclusion: The HTC Titan is a premium Windows Phone 7.5 handset. It looks nice and performs even better. Some users will enjoy the large screen, which is great for things like films and web browsing, but some might find it too big for day to day use. The is a good alternative option as it's almost the same device but with a smaller screen.
Conclusion: The HTC Titan's outsize casing takes up a lot of pocket space and won't be for everyone, but the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS is gorgeous to look at and fun to use. The huge screen looks good, though it could have been great with a higher pixel count and the camera is as good as it gets from HTC.
Pros: Huge touch screen, 8-megapixel camera, Windows Phone 7.5 OS
Cons: No expandable memory, no Flash support in browser, limited selection of apps in the Marketplace