January 4th 2012 10:32 pm

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A clear improvement over its predecessor, but still not the best Windows Phone

74

Overall, we have very few qualms with the HTC Titan II. Despite its clumsier design, it certainly has more to offer than its predecessor, which was already considered a great phone when it was released on AT&T a scant five months ago (six months if you count the European launch). But is there any reason to fork out $200 for a Windows Phone that has roughly the same feature set as the less expensive Nokia Lumia 900, which is getting subsidized beyond our wildest dreams? Unless you're a camera enthusiast, we think your money could be put to better use elsewhere.

Critic reviews

7.5
12 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.8
  • Display
    7.1
  • Battery life
    6.9
  • Camera
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.3
  • Design and form factor
    7.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.5
  • Media support
    7.6
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.4

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User reviews

8.2
5 reviews
7.0
Engadget Apr 12, 2012

Despite its clumsier design, it certainly has more to offer than its predecessor. But is there any reason to fork out $200 for roughly the same feature set as the less expensive Nokia Lumia 900? Unless you're a camera enthusiast, we think your money could be put to better use elsewhere.

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8.0
CNET Apr 5, 2012

The HTC Titan II pushes the limit of just how big and capable a Windows smartphone can be. If it weren't for the lower-priced Nokia Lumia 900, the Titan II would be the greatest Windows Phone 7 handset to walk the earth.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 10, 2012

The $199 HTC Titan II is a very good Windows Phone, offering the polished Mango interface on a brilliant 4.7-inch screen. The 16-MP camera is a standout feature, and it mostly lives up to the hype...but you'll have to really want the camera to pay the $100 premium.

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7.0
PC Mag Apr 12, 2012

The HTC Titan II is a good but not great Windows Phone, as its high-end camera doesn't perform up to expectations.

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6.0
TechCrunch May 11, 2012

When you lop on a fat body and poor battery life (likely the most crucial feature in any phone), it’s nearly impossible for me to recommend this device.

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9.0
SlashGear Apr 11, 2012

This device 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.

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8.0
CNET AU Jun 8, 2012

If you like your phones thicker and with a bit of heft then the Titan 4G could be the phone for you. If you weigh up the pros and cons, you'll notice that HTC has delivered on its side of the equation, with good design, a great screen and a first for smartphone imaging.

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7.0
Consumer Reports Apr 13, 2012

The HTC Titan does have a bountiful display that may appeal to avid e-book readers. But it's bulkier and much more expensive than the Nokia Lumia 900. It's also not clear that it can take better pictures, despite having twice as many megapixels as the Lumia and other phones.

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9.0
WPCentral Apr 9, 2012

The 4.7" screen looks good, the fit and feel is comfortable and the 16MP camera can easily replace a stand alone point/shoot camera. HTC has stepped up to the plate and has delivered a quality Windows Phone. Dare I say the best on the market?

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8.0
phoneArena Apr 9, 2012

In the end the HTC Titan II is a decent upgrade to the original Titan, but it is less an upgrade and more a refresh ... Everything we liked about the original carries over to the new device to go along with these improvements ... HTC does a good job of delivering impressive hardware on the Titan II.

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8.0
Phone Scoop Apr 14, 2012

In the end, the HTC Titan II is a tiny bit of a let down. Aside from perhaps being a bit on the heavy side, the Titan II's hardware is fine. The display looks good and calls sound great. The ... LTE 4G signal performance and poor 4G battery life leave me with some reservations.

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8.0
MobileBurn Apr 16, 2012

The Titan II is a fine smartphone, although it might be too big for the majority of users. Its boring and uninspired design really don't set it apart from the competition, especially Nokia's Lumia 900. It does perform most tasks well, and those that are fans of Windows Phone will feel right at home.

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9.0
ezemaster ezemaster

The only thing that I don't like about this phone is the battery. Why did HTC put a battery that was less than 3000mAh into this device? Motorola did it with great results on the Droid RAZR Maxx and its AMAZING!

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9.0
JDFitzCTB JDFitzCTB

Everyone keeps comparing this to the Nokia Lumina 900. I received this phone free from Microsoft. If I could get the Nokia for $0 or $99, I wouldn't spend $100 for this phone. That being said, I would choose this phone if the price points were similar. When you put the Nokia in the OEM case,...

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