Here you`ve got HTC Titan II а device that takes everything great about Windows Phone and places it on the most high-quality gigantic device in the field. And as it turns out, HTC may have created а silent hit. But is it really as good as everybody says? You’ll find out in just а minute.
HTC has never had trouble delivering а fabulous looking smartphone when they`ve been on point – and 2012 has proven several times already that this is а year when this king of hardware is going to be bringing the heat all across the board. HTC Titan II takes the great hardware points that war lives in the first Titan device and increases them from top to bottom. There’s а gigantic 4.7-inch S-LCD on the front, the soft plastic on the front has one cover on it with some excellent patterning for grip and easy usability, and the camera on the back is better than any other Windows Phone released thus far.
This device feels great to hold, looks great, and is as responsive and intuitive as any Windows Phone, great or small, released thus far. The front of this device also has а bit of an “HTC lip” at the bottom where your finger will rest to tap one of the three Windows Phone menu buttons – this added bit makes the whole smartphone seem that much more high class. Curved glass has an extremely favourable effect on the brain when it comes to judging the quality of а smartphone, and this is no exception.
The HTC Titan II camera is one of the bigger sell-points on this device with the ability to take 1080p video and capture photos at 16 megapixels. That said, it appears that HTC did а better job with the photo and video package on the HTC One series with Android than they’ve done here – and with their Image Sense Chip installed on all of those devices, we certainly would hope so. Compared to essentially any other Windows Phone, on the other hand, this device has no competition.
Have а peek at а few examples of what’s going on here in the video and photo departments, and be sure to note that the camera interface as well as physical camera button also takes on the good parts of Windows Phone and make the best of them. Taking photos and video with this device is easy and enjoyable.
This device is not exactly а masterpiece when it comes to battery conservation. It has а massive 4.7-inch rather bright display, runs а single-core Qualcomm processor that was made well before their masterpiece S4 processor, and Windows Phone Mango has the ability to run а massive amount of tiles on its home screen flipping and flopping and accessing information live all the time. Because of these reasons, this device will last you а full 8 hours if you’re lucky – but more likely а bit less than that.
As for phone quality – the sound is clear, calls have been crisp, and i`ve got no complaints. You can get and receive calls with clarity, the phone on the other end of the line being really your only limitation. This is essentially true of all modern smartphones (with а few notable exceptions) so if you’re transferring here from а feature phone: have no worries.
HTC Titan II Conclusion:
Here you’ve got а device that takes everything great about Windows Phone and places it on the most high-quality gigantic device in the field. HTC knows what they’re doing when it comes to delivering top-class smartphones; the HTC One series for Android is proof of that. HTC Titan II isn’t quite as premium as the HTC One series, as it turns out, but it’s certainly one of the nicest all-round Windows Phones on the market.