Review: HTC Titan

After reviewing the HTC Radar a couple of weeks ago, today I have a hands-on review of the second Windows Phone from HTCs October 2011 WP7 device refresh. The phone is called the HTC Titan, and it certainly is a Titan in all respects.

The device is dominated by a massive 4.7-inch display on the front, a slim, black and very HTC design along with a processor that’s much faster than previous Windows Phones. Essentially this device is an upgrade from the first-gen HTC HD7, and an upgrade it certainly is.

Our HTC Titan was kindly provided, as always, by MobiCity, so a big thanks to them for allowing us to conduct this review. Please check them out if you are thinking of buying a Titan.


Below is a full table of the HTC Titan’s specifications. As you can see, the device’s main feature is the 4.7” 480 x 800 display and single-core Qualcomm processor at 1.5 GHz. It also features 16 GB of internal storage and an 8 MP camera, already cementing itself as a top-of-the-line HTC device.

  HTC Titan
Product Codes X310e
Codenamed "HTC Eternity"
GSM Bands 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSPA 850 / 900 / 2100
Display 4.7-inch 480x800 S-LCD
200 ppi pixel density
5-point capacitive multi-touch
Gorilla Glass
Processor Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon (S2) chipset
1.5 GHz single-core Scorpion CPU
Graphics Adreno 205
RAM 512 MB
Storage 16 GB internal storage
12.8 GB available storage space
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
FM Radio
Camera 8 MP rear camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash
1.3 MP front camera
720p video recording (rear)
Ports MicroUSB (charging, data)
3.5mm audio jack
Sensors Accelerometer
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Battery Li-ion 1,600 mAh removable
Launch OS Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"
Launch Date October 2011
Size & Weight 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
160 g

Really there are no notable emissions from the specification list, except for the microSD card slot which not many Windows Phones have anyway and only 720p video recording despite specs that could easily support 1080p.

Review Index

This review is pretty lengthy, so if you only want to find out about certain features skip to the appropriate section below, or simply watch the video overview on the next page.

  1. Introduction and Specifications
  2. Video Overview
  3. Design and Display
  4. Software
  5. Performance
  6. Camera
  7. Media Playback & Call Quality
  8. Battery Life and Conclusion

Video Overview

Here is a short video overview of the HTC Titan, because sometimes reading a review as long as this one can be tedious.

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