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A high-end Windows-running smartphone launched by HTC this year is the Titan. It is aptly named since it measures a respectable 5.2 x 2.7 x 0.39 inches and weighs a hefty 5.6 ounces. We are dealing with a premium handset that manages to remain quite thin and it has tapered edges along the back which make the handset feel comfortable in the hand.
The primary reason why the phone is so big is due to its massive 4.7-inch Super LCD display that has an 800 x 480-pixel resolution (WVGA), the same resolutions found on the Radar 4G. The bad thing is that since it is a larger display, the pixels are more visible, especially when looking at text. Other than that, the screen is great in just about any aspect, managing to offer great viewing angles, bold graphics, deep blacks and vivid colors.
Below the display you will have access to the touch sensor keys for back, start and search functions. Looking at the right spine we notice the camera shortcut key and the volume rocker, while on the right side resides the microUSB port. On top of the Titan you will find the 3.5 mm headset jack next to the power/screen lock key. On the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera that comes with a dual LED flash and has an f/2.2 maximum aperture lens plus a backside-illuminated sensor, while in the front on the upper-right corner there is another 1.3 mpx camera.
The device is running on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango which is the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS and packs a lot of improvements. Aside from the regular Windows Phone interface, the Taiwanese company adds its own touches like the HTC Hub, Watch, Locations, Photo Enhancer, Connected Media and Notes. The one sold on AT&T also has the AT&T Code Scanner, Live TV, Navigator and others as well.
Some of the most important features of the HTC Titan that we have to mention include voice dialing, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, speakerphone, along with text & multimedia messaging. In the connectivity area it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and AT&T’s HSPA+ 14.4 4G network.
Under the hood of this smartphone is a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1.50 GHz and 512MB of RAM. It might not be as powerful as those handsets that come with dual core processors, but it is powerful enough to provide a smooth user experience.
The phone’s comes fitted with a 1,600 mAh lithium-ion battery that is rated to last for up to 11.8 hours of talk time and up to 15 days in standby. Its digital SAR rating is of 0.38 W/kg, according to FCC’s radiation tests.