HTC or Nokia Windows Phone? http://pdog.ws/rKecas Given the size of the screen, the name is appropriate! Aaron takes a first look at the HTC Titan, a giganti...
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The unpredicted moniker certainly means the HTC Titan that, although we heard whispers from it, has a surprising 4.7-inch screen, which makes it easily among the greatest phones available on the market. It is also running Mango, the most recent version of Microsoft’s operating-system, and is made to be among the flagship phones transporting the Redmond OS flag.
Design smart, it isn’t much to create home about. We have been noticeably not impressed with a few of the functional designs offered up for Home windows Phone by most producers (possibly the Samsung Omnia 7 aside) and also the HTC Titan assumes that industrial feel too. There is a definite feel from the HTC HD7 concerning the phone, meaning we are sad there is no kickstand around the corner – it had been a genuine champion around the old phone and really should happen to be ported across as we see it.
There’s an 8MP camera bolted on the rear of the telephone, having a 28mm lens and f/2.2 aperture, that is flanked with a double Brought expensive – what this means is the plethora of conditions for picture taking has elevated substantially and places the telephone within the greater echelons of snap quality (theoretically).
However, the primary factor we are thinking about seeing is whether or not the enhanced 1.5GHz processor, which sadly is not dual core, has the capacity to deal with constant scrolling and application frequent lowering and raising.
What’s promising: it appears to have the ability to handle everything we put in internet marketing. Sure, Home windows Phone has already been very clever, but despite the extra multitasking available, it was still a good experience. However, the standard from the Super LCD screen is impressive – the shades are wealthy and also the shades of black deep – although as you can tell within our alongside comparison, not necessarily within the same league because the Samsung Universe S.
HTC’s primary USP within the Home windows Phone range would be the additional programs it’s produced for the woking platform and also the enhanced camera – for example, you are able to take burst shots using the snapper or utilize it to capture a large panorama of photos.
These two photography features labored well within our opinion – whether it will likely be enough to lure people to Microsoft’s platform, we do not know (although we doubt it) but it is good to determine some differentiation.
One irritating point – the audio configurations HTC has wedged inside, including SRS Multichannel Audio and 5.1 virtual audio are generally only triggered by heading from the Music and Videos application and in to the system configurations.
The truth that these can not be triggered from inside the applying itself still shows what lengths Home windows Phone needs to go – it ruins the clever feel from the OS needing to navigate by doing this.
Our early impressions from the HTC Titan are mixed: on one side, Home windows Phone has had one step forward with Mango, and also the Titan is everything its title promises, having a bigger screen and hefty proportions that really easily fit in the hands very well.
But however, it’s nothing excessively exciting to check out, bar the bigger screen. Just one core processor is hardly cutting edge, regardless of the added speed, and also the functional style of the unit does not set our pulses racing.
HTC Titan specs:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
Announced 2011, August
Status Available. Released 2011, October
Dimensions 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
Weight 160 g
Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density)
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Multi-touch input method
- Gyroscope sensor
Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
- Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot No
GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
OS Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Mango
CPU 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Colors Carbon Gray
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Bing Maps
- Digital compass
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- Facebook and Twitter integration
- YouTube client
- Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer)
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1600 mAh
Stand-by Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)
Price group [About 510 EUR]
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