by Emily Price on Mashable
One of the first things you’ll notice about the Titan II is that it’s huge. The phone measures 5.2 in. tall and 0.39 in. thick. The Titan’s curved design makes it easy to hold (even for medium-sized hands), but if you’re used to toting around something smaller like an iPhone then the Titan will definitely be an adjustment.
The phone has a 4.7 in. touchscreen, which is on the smartphone high end. The Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3 in. screen. Unfortunately, the resolution on the Titan’s screen is just 800×480 — exactly the same as the Lumia and the original Titan.
The 16-megapixel rear-facing camera is where the HTC Titan II really shines against the competition. 16 megapixels is larger than many of the point-and shoot cameras out there, and the phone’s dedicated camera shutter button can make you feel like you’ve got a traditional camera in your hand rather than your smartphone.
If you haven’t tried out Windows Phone, you should go check out a handset at your favorite mobile retailer –- even if you’re not in the market for a new phone. The OS is clean, easy to use and perfect for smartphone newbies, as well as anyone looking for a simple no-nonsense smartphone solution.
Microsoft is very strict about the requirements for Windows Phone devices. They want to make it so you’re looking at many of the same specs from handset to handset.
Worth the Buy?
We really enjoyed the HTC Titan II, and would definitely rank it as one of the best Windows Phone handsets currently available. Unfortunately, its $199 price tag makes the handset twice the price of the LTE Nokia Lumia 900 (also on AT&T) which offers a superior body design and screen for half the cost.