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The best Windows Phone on the market -- for now

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Of all the different handsets that pass through our hands, many are good, some are bad, but there's only very few that surprise us. The Titan can certainly count itself among that standout minority, thanks to the way its oversized display, superb camera and overall build quality jibe so well with the generally slick and wonderful Windows Phone OS.

Not all the surprises are positive, though. The WVGA panel delivers poor pixel density, the 16GB of flash storage is non-expandable and the lack of apps and occasional bugginess of the OS may all be bothersome, depending on your priorities and temperament. Perhaps there's an argument for waiting to see what Nokia has in store for us -- those guys also know a thing or two about design, and Nokia World is just ten days away. However, if you're ready to make room in your pocket for a phone this big, and room in your heart for a fledgling OS that occasionally requires some patience, then you will love the Titan.

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Critic reviews

8.0
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.3
  • Display
    7.4
  • Battery life
    8.2
  • Camera
    7.7
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.2
  • Media support
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.7
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.6

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User reviews

8.5
23 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 17, 2011

The Titan can certainly count itself among that standout minority, thanks to the way its oversized display, superb camera and overall build quality jibe so well with the generally slick and wonderful Windows Phone OS.

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8.0
CNET Nov 18, 2011

The HTC Titan is a solid and well-built offering for those looking to jump ship to the Windows Phone OS. It has a large 4.7-inch display that makes it a treat to watch videos, though pixel density is not the greatest due to the WVGA resolution.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Dec 13, 2011

Bottom line: If you want the largest display you can find on a Windows Phone--and don't mind the girth that goes along with it--the Titan won't disappoint.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 11, 2011

As for whether or not this impresses as a Windows Phone 7 device, it is one of the top WP7 smartphones on the market and goes as far making Android and iOS dull by comparison.

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8.0
SlashGear Oct 12, 2011

Those willing to grapple with the Titan, however, will find plenty to like. Build quality is second to none, the display delivers for multimedia and the camera is certainly one of HTC’s best.

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9.0
WPCentral Nov 25, 2011

The Titan will offer you a solidly built Windows Phone with ample storage space, a fantastic screen, a very nice camera and good call quality.

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7.0
TechRadar Oct 12, 2011

In some respects, it's brilliant. But there are just some basic mistakes that needn't have been there. For many users, they won't be deal breakers - but for the ultra geeky ones like us, they just don't sit right.

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8.0
timchoi89 timchoi89

NOTE: I have to review this as a wifi device since I don't have AT&T service. That's why I didn't score the reception and that's why my battery has lasted so long today. I got this phone last night and I really really like it. Too bad I'm on T-Mobile and not on AT&T so I couldn't...

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7.0
reuterrat reuterrat

Well, after 4 months with this phone I am thinking about dumping it for a Lumia 900. Let me start with the positives though. The phone is gorgeous. That big screen makes a big difference for a variety of reasons, but for me, its the ease of use when using the keyboard that is the biggest draw....

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8.0
killakoq killakoq

First Windows Phone, hopefully isn't my last. I like the fact it's so different visually from iOS and Android. I waited till ICS was out to make my decision and though ICS is pretty slick, there's something about Windows Phone 7 (7.5 I guess, actually) that just screams style. I was also...

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9.0
RimeOne RimeOne

I think if more people tried Windows Phone 7 out it would become a much more popular platform. It is the most stable mobile OS I've used to date, its very fluid and is efficient in that it doesn't need a 454 big block to make it move at a fast pace. Heh hem Android. Anyway, that's the software...

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8.0
ChazClout ChazClout

The HTC Titan is an aptly named Windows Phone due to it's large size and solid build quality. As a large chunk of metal and glass it feels like something special, especially when you use the traditionally plasticy Android handsets. The large screen is a pleasure to use and the low PPI compared...

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9.0
yianni yianni

The Windows 7 OS on a larger phone is a great combination. The live tiles keep you informed without being intrusive.

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8.0
jonarogers jonarogers

HTC TITAN The phone itself is a flagship device. The HTC Titan lives up to its name – it has a giant 4.7 inch screen. It dwarfs the minuscule-by-comparison iPhone, which comes in at 3.5 inches. I really appreciated the extra screen real estate. When watching video or even scrolling around...

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10
jeepguynola jeepguynola

It can sub for your computer before you get out of bed. Easy to type on, easy to read. It’s a workhorse on top of being gorgeous. Windows Phone’s first true flagship...

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