Both HTC Titan and HTC Titan II are Windows Phone, But Where is the Difference?


HTC, the Taiwan based company, announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the next version of the HTC Titan, the HTC Titan II and with that the company now holds two of the best and biggest Windows Phone Smartphone.

The HTC Titan II will be hitting the shelves in the first half of this year but before that the speculations about the differences between the two handsets have started to heat up. And keeping pace with the comparison thing I am writing a comprehensive and detailed contrast of the two giant handsets.

HTC TitanI will start the hardware comparison with the CPU and RAM of the handsets. The HTC Titan comes packed with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor which is seconded by a 512 MB RAM on the other hand the HTC Titan II comes powered by the similar single core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz processor which also is seconded by a 512 MB RAM. Both the handsets have the similar kind of storage capacity that is 16 GB onboard without expansion facility.

Now if we talk about the size and dimension of the handsets the HTC Titan has a measurement of 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm and despite of the huge size the handset weighs a mere 160g. As far as the dimension of the HTC Titan II is concerned the mobile has a measurement of 132 x 69 x 13 mm and this handset can be termed as feather light as it weighs only 147g.  In this section the Titan II seems to be gaining the upper hand over the Titan.

Now the Display segment, both the handsets are equals in the field of screen size as both of them have a 4.7 inch screen and a 480x800p resolution LCD capacitive touch screen. Both of the devices support over 16m colors.

If we turn our attention towards the camera section of the phones we get to know that there is a major difference between the two handsets. The Titan sports an 8 MP camera on the rear side whereas the Titan II sports the best camera till date with a resolution of 16 MP, just the double.  Both the handsets have a 1.3 MP front camera. So, there are no prizes for guessing that who is the winner in this segment, of course the Titan II.

I would now like to tell the readers about the battery of the phones. The HTC Titan has a standard Li-Ion 1600mAh battery which gives the users a talk time of 11h 50m and a standby time of 360 hours. The other handset in question the Titan II has a little stronger battery of 1730mAh which gives the later device an edge over the Titan.

HTC Titan II

As far as the Operating System is concerned both the handsets run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. In the connectivity segment the Titan II rules supreme as it has LTE support on offer that the Titan does not have. Both phones, of course, have the Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth. Almost all the features are the same in the handsets as both have ZUNE Music Pass music service for those who are in love with entertainment, especially music. Then Both Have EDGE and GPRS, both of them have Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Both the handsets have Xbox Live Built in so do your gaming at will any time.

The HTC Titan has list price of $830, the price for the HTC Titan II has not been declared officially but looking at the features one can presume that the handset will be priced much above than the Titan.

HTC Titan

The Verdict

Definitely, the Titan II will be a thing to watch when it arrive in the mid of the year but the price will be an issue to watch. It has some real advantage over the HTC Titan but if the price is extremely hefty then the user will have to think twice before going for the phone. the Titan is also not a bad phone by any standard. So one can buy either of them keeping their need and pocket in cognizance.

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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  2. Is the Titan II suppose to fix the apparent “hold the Titan in your and hand and loose 2 bars” and sound quality syndrome ?

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