January 9, 2012 by admin
HTC Titan has definitely been named aptly as the 4.7 inch display onboard this beast is truly of a size that is fit only for titans. HTC has had some success with previous phones that run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone like the HTC Trophy and HTC Surround and with the HTC Titan they look to add another phone to that list. This smartphone runs on the Windows Phone Mango and looks set to be a phone that would be remembered by many. However will it be remembered for being a great phone or otherwise? Let’s find out.
The HTC Titan runs on the same OS as the HTC Radar, that is the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and as expected they are pretty much the same. It also sports the latest version of HTC Hub so that you still get the Sense UI feel that is what everyone loves most on a HTC phone. This OS adds some visual improvements and at the same time better functions too. Just like previous phones, you get two main screens one being your homescreen and the other one for your apps. It still has the live tiles on the homescreen that work as either a shortcut or a notification based on how you set them. On the other screen you are presented with the list of apps found on the phone. You can pin them to the start menu with a long press too. Windows Phone has been able to dish out some amazing messaging experiences previously and with the HTC Titan it gets supersized thanks to the supersized screen. The extra large screen gives us a keyboard that is spacious and put that together with the responsiveness the phone has to offer, the messaging experience on this phone is just out of this world. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango also provides a better email experience as well as it is not only more refined with the universal inbox system it is also extremely easy to set up.
The highlight of this phone has to be the 4.7 inch WVGA S-LCD screen which takes up almost the whole front side of the HTC Titan. For such a huge screen, the resolution does not cut it which shows when you are trying to view small text. However, all is not lost as you still get amazing colors, good viewing angles as well as a very bright screen.
There are many reasons to like the web browsing experience on the HTC Titan that you tend to forget that there is no Flash support. We loved how smooth the whole browsing experience was especially when we were navigating through pages. It also offers HSPA+ speeds to top it all off. Since this a GSM phone, you could use it anywhere in the world. The HTC Titan also comes with the usual connectivity options like aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR as well as Wi-Fi with the mobile hotspot feature.
In terms of how the phone performs with call quality, it was a downer. This was because voices on both ends sounded hollow. Nevertheless things change when you turn on the speakerphone as it offers good volume output. The 1600mAh battery does a good job as you can get a day out of it with every charge.
Pros and Cons
HTC Titan could definitely use a much better resolution as it only churns out 200 ppi with its present resolution. Video recording was also not up to our standards.
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