gGadget > HTC® Titan II Specs and Features
The HTC Titan II hasn’t even been released yet, and it’s already attracted a pretty big following. According to some sources, the Titan II will be released sometime in March of this year. Reviewers speculate that this new HTC phone will give the Windows smartphone OS a fighting chance in the race against Android and iOS competitors. If you can hardly wait for the release of the Titan II, here’s a taste of its specs to help tide you over:
The Titan II’s body measures in at 5.2″ x 2.7″ x 0.4.” At 0.4 inches thick and 5.2 oz heavy, this smartphone is neither bulky nor the most svelte in its class. In terms of appearance, the Titan II is sleek and simple. HTC didn’t take any design risks on this phone. In many ways, its plain yet enticing body lives up to the HTC tagline. To the typical smartphone user’s eye, this phone is quietly brilliant.
Unlike other top smartphones of early 2012, the HTC Titan II is a Windows phone. It sports the Windows version 7.5 Mango OS. Windows phones are notoriously easy to use, and the HTC Titan II is no exception. Its 7.5 Mango OS allows users to pin their favorite apps and contacts to the start screen for easy access. The phone will also automatically create a alphabetically sorted list of apps that makes getting to specific apps simpler, faster, and more efficient. To top it all off, the HTC Titan II also comes with Internet Explorer 9, which is the most advanced Windows mobile web browser.
The Titan II’s LCD screen with 480 x 800p screen resolution is unimpressive in comparison to Super AMOLED Android smartphone screens and the iPhone’s Retina display. However, the phone’s large 4.7 inch display will be enough to win many mobile users over. A 4.7 inch screen doesn’t make the phone too big, and it’s the perfect size for watching YouTube videos and Netflix movies from the palm of your hand.
The Titan II’s 16 megapixel rear-facing camera is probably its most talked about feature. Since most top smartphones only come with 8 megapixel rear-facing cameras, the Titan II will most likely win budding photographers over. You can’t argue that the Titan II’s 16 megapixel camera is anything short of incredible. However, users may be disappointed that HTC’s latest Titan phone can only record video in 720 HD. This is a step down from the 1080p HD video capture that can be achieved by many top smartphones.
The Titan II will be the first Windows phone that has access to a 4G LTE network. This phone will join the small class of devices that can connect to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. As you probably already know, internet speeds on AT&T’s 4G LTE network are up to ten times faster than average internet speeds on a 3G network. AT&T’s 4G LTE network is only available in around 28 areas of the U.S. right now. Many other areas of the U.S. will be getting 4G LTE coverage over the next year. The HTC Titan II will only be able to achieve 4G speeds in areas that are not LTE compatible.
The Titan II’s 1730 mAh lithium ion battery will be just barely powerful enough to keep the phone charged throughout the day. Since the Titan II has a rather large 4.7 inch display, and the phone will be connected to the AT&T 4G LTE network, we can expect rapid battery drainage. If you’re used to charging your smartphone at least once a day, the Titan II’s battery may not be much of a letdown.
A 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor allows the Titan II to be as speedy and efficient as you need. The Snapdragon S2 is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest smartphone chip, and it certainly brings the HTC Titan II up to speed. If you’re tired of waiting for apps to load while your multi-tasking on your phone, you won’t be disappointed by how zippy the HTC Titan II’s processor is.
The Titan II’s 16GB of internal memory will be sufficient for most users. Since many smartphone owners are beginning to store music, pictures, and videos in their cloud storage accounts, instead of on their phones, 16GB is an ideal amount of storage space for all the apps anyone could ever want.
Although there are oodles and oodles of apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace, the app selection for the HTC Titan II won’t be as extensive as the app selection for Android phones and iPhones. Windows needs some time to catch up in the apps department. If you’re looking for a phone with an outstanding camera, speedy processor, access to 4G LTE speeds, and a pretty decent selection of compatible apps, the Titan II might just sweep you off your feet.