AT&T have sent us the HTC Titan II and after using the phone for a few weeks I find myself wondering if I should have gotten it instead of the Nokia Lumia 900. The Titan II is the successor to the HTC Titan which I absolutely loved because of the 4.7 inch screen, the speed and the feel of the gigantic Windows Phone. Here are some pictures of what we are playing with and or thoughts on the device.
We always love the size of the larger phone with the Titan II and its 4.7 inch screen however this time the camera on is front and center as the best feature on this phone.
HTC has not done much to support the Windows Phone 7 platform while Nokia has created significantly more apps for the their phones.
Pictures of the Titan II
Here is the Titan II next to the Lumia 900
Surprisingly the Titan II and the Lumia 900 are almost the same size in your hand however, there is no doubt that the size of the Titan II’s screen is larger.
Putting the Titan II next to an iPhone really shows the new feature over the original Titan which is a curved screen. It had taken some time for me to get used to holding it but I ended up liking the curve on the phone after all.
Just like the original Titan the Mini USB connector is on the left hand side of the phone however HTC paid more attention to the beveling where the lines drop down as opposed to going through it.
The top side of the Titan II has the 3.5mm jack for your headsets and of course will support your microphones too. You will also find the power button which depending on your hand size may be slightly hard to reach without shifting the phone position.
On the right side of the HTC Titan II is the volume rocker and the camera button which is to be expected.
On the back, top side of the phone is the speaker, camera lens, and dual LED flash. This side of the phone is probably where all the magic is on the Titan II as this device has a 16mp camera that really does take some great pictures.
The bottom of the back of the phone has the removable door to put in your SIM card however what you won’t find is the battery as the Titan II has a non removable battery.
After using the Titan II I have to say I really love this phone and part of me wishes that I got this one instead of my Nokia Lumia 900 however Nokia’s software support is far superior to what HTC is doing for the Windows Phone Platform.
The Camera on the Titan II is absolutely fantastic and truly if having a great camera on a phone is the most important thing to you than you should definitely get the Titan II over any other Windows Phone out today.
This picture was taken with the Lumia 900
This picture was taken with the HTC Titan II
16 MP Rear Camera 720p video capture
1.3 MP Front Camera
1730 mAh Battery 4.s hours talk time 12.2 days standby time
16GB Internal Storage
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G – UMTS/HSDPA UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz
4G LTE Band 4 and 17
Size (inches) 5.12 x 2.76 x 0.39 inches
BLUETOOTH® technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo BLUETOOTH support
Display size 4.7 inches 480×800 WVGA Super LCD
The battery life on the Titan II is as good as it needs to be with it easily lasting a full day with regular usage. When using the phone I never really needed to put it back on the charger until 8PM and that is with the Bluetooth and Wireless turned on. And when I leave the house for the day and added a bit more usage I lost about an hour of charge.
The Basic Features
The call quality on the Titan II is good and the feel of the phone is great in your hands. The storage capacity is 16gigs but you will only get about 12 usable and this is not expandable. A new feature on the Titan II is that the bottom of the phone is curved up and as it turns out I liked the feature all though it did take some time to get used to it. The Titan II has LTE equipped on it and it works well on the AT&T network all in all this is a great phone. Finally, included with the Titan II is the ability to get Visual Voicemail which is definitely cool when you begin to use it.
Anyone using the Titan II is sure to be happy with it as the phone is sure to feel great in your hand. The screen on the titan is very bright however the black on it is not as good as the Lumia 900. The biggest thing that you will love on the HTC Titan II is hands down the camera as it is better adjusted to take low light pictures and the 16mp lens really makes a difference. You can grab the HTC Titan II from AT&T from Amazon for 149.99 or from AT&T for 199.99