Conclusion: Compared to the rest on test, the Titan is a big screen with an ever-improving OS underneath... but we can’t help but think the Sensation XL (the same phone running Android) is a better bet. However, if you’re after something different from an Android or iPhone device, and want to take the plunge with Microsoft (plus loving the thought of big screen media on the go) then the HTC Titan is certainly not without its charms.
Pros: Enhanced contrast, Surround sound effects, Camera effects
Cons: No Flash vid support, No contextual menu, Sharp screen design
Excerpt: The HTC Titan runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and includes a 4.7 inch screen and a camera optimised for low light performance. Is this the best Windows Phone yet? Read our full review to find out.
Summary: Additional comments: No expandable external storage slot. Top end speed, even for single-core processor; many dual-core list slower speeds—Well done. Noise cancellation feature with dedicated microphone. Youtube client, popular social network short-cuts. Document viewer and editor both available on-board. MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+ player / MP4 / WMV / H.264 / H.263 player. Stereo FM radio with RDS. GPS with Bing maps – no surprise: It’s a Windows phone.
Excerpt: The Titan 4G is a towering grey giant, defined by a 4.7 inch screen that has a 480x800 resolution. At 147 grams it's a heavy smartphone, and that's without the traditional slide-out QWERTY keyboard found on its forefathers. In terms of design, the Titan 4G lacks inspiration. It's a behemoth drenched in banal grey, modelling no swooning curves or premium materials. Instead, HTC hope much of the Titan's allure will come from its expansive screen.
Pros: Captures good still pics, even in dim lighting;
Cons: There's a lot of features lacking; It is ugly;
Summary: The HTC Titan has a huge 4.7-inch display packed into a battleship-strong metal chassis, the Titan is running on Windows Phone 7. The Titan features tight integration with a variety of social networks, such as Windows Live, Google Mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Simply associate those networks with the phone and you’ll get status updates from your network in the People Hub.
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.
Summary: The HTC Titan is proof that size isn't everything. While the phone's screen is impressive and we're generally pleased with what Microsoft has done with Windows Phone 7.5, it just doesn't feel like the dramatic leap forward the platform badly needs right now.
Cons: No microSD card slot; screen resolution could be better; No Flash support in browser.