This is my next have published their review of the HTC Titan. They scored the handset 7.7/10, finding the size somewhat unwieldy, and also found the low resolution on the large screen â€œcartoonishâ€.
While they felt the camera produced consistently high quality images, they did observe:
The one issue typical to smartphones that the Titan hasnâ€™t been able to overcome is a limited dynamic range. Strong highlights, such as Peter Chouâ€™s face or the daytime sky in the sample pictures, tend to be blown out, taking any useful detail with them. Additionally, though HTC is keen to emphasize the Titanâ€™s low-light performance, Iâ€™d describe it as merely good, not outstanding.
The did however find battery life pretty good, saying :
It consistently lasts beyond 20 hours of regular use (Gmail with push notifications enabled, occasional browsing, photography, video capture and playback, and GPS use) and if you go easy on it, you should have little trouble going from breakfast on Monday to lunch on Tuesday without recourse to the charger.
True to its form over the past couple of years, HTC has delivered another thoroughly competent device with the Titan. Build quality is as good as â€” if not better than â€” any other phone in the companyâ€™s recent portfolio, while the improvements in Mango have pulled Windows Phone 7 right up alongside the best in the mobile business in a number of important aspects. The Titanâ€™s 4.7-inch Super-LCD is a major step forward for watching video on your phone, though that move probably shouldnâ€™t have been made without a commensurate increase in resolution.
Ergonomics issues do arise due to the Titanâ€™s sheer size. Only a limited demographic, likely dominated by professional basketball players, will find this smartphone a perfect fit, with most of the rest of us struggling to adapt to its atypical dimensions. App-crazy smartphone users might also be better off looking elsewhere, as the Windows Phone Marketplace still has some catching up to do to match its more illustrious and mature competitors. Ultimately, the verdict on the Titan depends on your priorities: if multimedia consumption is paramount for you and the idea of a more limited third-party app selection and a little extra bulk in your pocket doesnâ€™t fill you with dread, the Titanâ€™s an easy recommendation.
Superb screen and robust construction
Low pixel density lets down a beautiful display