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HTC Titan review

A smooth Mango phone that’s maybe a bit too big
Mon Nov 07 2011, 12:23
HTC Titan Front

Product HTC Titan
Specifications Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 16GB storage, 4.7in touchscreen with 480x800 resolution, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, 71x132x9.9mm, 160g.
Price £480 SIM free

WINDOWS PHONE 7.5 Mango devices are out now so we took a look at the HTC Titan to see if it's one of the best.

The HTC Titan is in keeping with the look of HTC handsets, looking similar to the Incredible S and Evo 3D. It's no surprise that it looks like an updated version of the HD7. It has the classic HTC flat and rectangular style with rounded edges.

The aluminium uni-body gives it a premium feel that you'd expect from a flagship device. Even though the Titan is a large phone at 71x132mm, it is quite thin at 9.9mm. This is thinner than a lot of HTC's previous devices and a nice improvement.

Its size does mean the handset is pretty heavy at 160g, 2g lighter than the HD7 which is a smaller handset. The Titan is heavy but that didn't get on our nerves as much as we thought it would because the weight is balanced well.

HTC Titan Web Browser Internet Explorer 9

HTC has opted for a Qualcomm 1.5GHz processor inside the Titan with 512MB of RAM. Although this chip is single-core rather than dual-core it didn't put a dampener on the phone's performance. Single-core is consistent with all existing Windows Phone handsets.

We really can't say anything bad about the overall performance of the Titan. Moving between screens and scrolling was smooth and silky.

There is more internal storage than we usually find in HTC handsets at 16GB compared to the typical 1GB. This is handy for keeping a decent amount of photos and music on the phone. However, there is no SD card slot for expansion. Apart from internal storage there is Skydrive that offers 25GB of free cloud storage.


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