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
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: At the launch of its latest phones, HTC claimed to the biggest Windows Phone handset vendor. This in itself is not much of a claim considering the minimal amount of the smartphone market Microsoft has managed to garner. However, despite this, HTC has obviously hitched itself to the WP7 wagon for the foreseeable future by launching two new Windows Phone handsets.
Excerpt: At the launch of its latest phones, HTC claimed to the biggest Windows Phone handset vendor. This in itself is not much of a claim considering the minimal amount of the smartphone market Microsoft has managed to garner. However, despite this, HTC has obviously hitched itself to the WP7 wagon for the foreseeable future by launching two new Windows Phone handsets.
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: HTC has released yet another 4G handset but the Titan has one big difference – it’s running the under-rated Windows Phone operating system. Combined with Telstra’s super fast 4G network, Windows Phone provides even faster access to your files via email or from the cloud. And with Telstra’s 4G network growing and radiating further from capital cities and regional centres, you’ll get faster speeds in more areas.
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