HTC Titan II

74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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HTC Titan II review

Summary

The Titan II improves upon its predecessor in performance and image quality, but it's difficult to justify the premium price tag when AT&T's giving away another solid WP handset for free.

Pros
  • Camera is one of the best on the marketGood performance Wonderful call and speaker qualityLong battery life
Cons
  • Microsoft limits the display resolution to WVGAThicker and bulkier than its predecessor
HTC Titan II review

Titan. It's a ballistic missile and one of Saturn's moons. The word also plays a huge role in Greek mythology and in normal use refers to something of enormous power and influence. So it's understandable, then, why HTC seems to prefer it as a name for its phones. So much so, in fact, that the release of the LTE-enabled Titan II on AT&T actually marks not the second, but fourth iteration of the name: if you recall, the company once released two Windows Mobile devices called the TyTn.We had mixed feelings as we watched the latest Titan get introduced at AT&T's Developer Summit in January. On the one hand, we were intrigued by the idea of a smartphone with a monstrous 16-megapixel camera, as well as LTE -- something the world previously hadn't seen on a Windows Phone device. But the announcement also took place a mere two months after its predecessor launched on AT&T's network, which gave us the sinking feeling Ma Bell's new strategy was to crank out a plethora of refreshed phones boasting only a couple of new features (see: the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket). So what of this sequel we have before us? Will it come out victorious like Remember the Titans or a disaster like Titanic? Is it worth it to new customers to shun the free Nokia Lumia 900 and shell out $200 for this guy instead? Follow us down the page and we'll fill you in.

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Scores

Engadget

74
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.8
Display
7.3
Battery life
7.1
Camera
8.0
Ease of use
8.4
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Specs

Titan

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Screen size
4.7 inches
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Specs

Titan

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Screen size
4.7 inches
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