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HTC Titan Review

HTC TitanThe first thing everyone notices about the HTC Titan is the size of the screen, it's bigger than the already generous screens of handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S II and even bigger than the Windows Phone HTC HD7. It even boasts a huge 1.2-inches over the iPhone 4 and 4S. Of course you cant fit a huge screen into a compact phone, the Titan lives up to its name with dimensions of 131.5mm x 70.7mm x 9.9mm and weighs 160 grams. To say that this screen dominates the appearance of the HTC Titan is something of an understatement, effectively the Titan is the screen!

The screen itself is a Super LCD 4.7-inch screen featuring a resolution of 480 x 800. This is lower than the 960 x 680 resolution of the Apple iPhone 4 but it is still very crisp indeed. A higher resolution would have been welcomed but HTC have to work within the Microsoft specification. Despite the lower resolution on paper the HTC Titan is a device that will certainly allow you to show off how colourful Windows Phone 7 really can be and is a worthy challenger to the high end iOS and Android handsets on the market.

The HTC Titan is powered by a single core Qualcomm 1.5GHz processor, and once again the phone could be criticised for not having a dual core chip like the competitors but in reality you will be hard pushed to notice the difference. This phone is fast with no lagging and quick load times, noticeably quicker than the first generation of Windows 7 phones like the HTC Trophy. This speed makes internet browsing a real joy, pages load quickly and look great on that huge screen. For storage of movies and music you get a decent 16GB of capacity, but with no microSD card support either you won’t be able to expand this, but that's common to all Windows Phone 7 devices.

Connectivity is as good as other high end smartphones out there with HSDPA up to 14.4Mbps, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. Other hardware onboard includes GPS and a number of sensors like gyro, proximity and even a digital compass. In terms of entertainment the Titan offers SRS and 5.1 surround sound with a built-in speaker on the rear of the handset next to the camera, however as yet this has not been enhanced with Beats Audio like the new Sensation XL and XE models from HTC, but it still sounds great.

The HTC Titan boasts an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and is easy to use despite the huge number of settings to play with such as white balance, contrast, brightness, sharpness, saturation and metering. The HTC Titan features the latest  Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) which offers over 500 new features over and above the previous version of Windows Phone 7. These new features combined with the hardware and huge screen offer a vast improvement. The HTC Titan is one of the top Windows 7 smartphones on the market and proves that big really can be beautiful.

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