HTC Titan review

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with a massive screen and 8MP HD camera

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The HTC Titan ships with a respectable 1600mAh battery that seems fairly up to the task. Remember this isn't a dual-core smartphone, so for a 1.5GHz processor, 1600mAh should see you through a day of use, which is what we managed.

HTC claims you'll get 410 minutes of talk time on WCDMA or 710mins on GSM, and 460 hours of standby on WCDMA or 360 minutes on GSM. But battery life is always dependent on so many factors including where you are, signal strength and so on.

We took the HTC Titan off charge at 7am and spent about an hour browsing Twitter and playing with settings. We then took it with us on a run for almost two hours, while we used the excellent RunKeeper software to monitor our progress.

Throughout the day, we browsed the internet for about an hour, sent about 15 emails and a handful of texts and made two phone calls - each about 10 minutes long. By the time we went to bed at 10pm, it was still going but only had a bit of juice left. The next day, we barely touched it and it lost hardly any power.

HTC titan

All of the usual suspects are on board connectivity-wise: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (which we seemed to be unable to use to send or receive files, bizarrely - another leaf out of Apple's book) and GPS. DLNA is catered for as it is on most handsets these days, but there is no NFC chip. We'll not rue that too much since NFC hasn't really caught on yet.

3G works well and internet pages loaded quickly with no fuss - we'll put that down to Internet Explorer, since Microsoft claims it is wonderful - and Wi-Fi boosted those speeds even more. GPS was fine and got a lock reasonably quickly. It wasn't so quick that we were bowled over, nor was it so slow that we got grumpy.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderO2
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time11.83 Hour
Product ModelTITAN
Screen Size11.9 cm (4.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)160 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7.5
Messaging TypeMMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, SMS (Short Message Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density199 ppi
Height131.5 mm
Width70.7 mm
Depth9.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time360 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameTITAN Smartphone
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeGyro Sensor, G-sensor, Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberO2MTITANBLK
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Unlike anything you've ever held before

With the largest screen of any Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN lets you work big and play big. Sporting a 4.7" screen and an ultra-slim 9.9mm unibody contoured design, the HTC TITAN is unlike anything you've ever held. It's the perfect phone for multitasking, enhancing your work efficiency, editing Office documents with the big virtual keyboard and making your entertainment and photos really come to life.

Limited Warranty1 Year