While Apple’s iPhone 4S and Samsung’s Galaxy S 2 continue to fight for the title of the best smartphone, HTC’s Titan threatens the fragile balance. It features a huge display of 4 inches, which is larger than Samsung’s and dwarfs the iPhone 4s and a top-tier camera that promises to outshine the competition in every imaginable way. Still, these two elements are the only ones that stand out from the crowd and being as expensive as $750, it will make a difficult decision for those who see their contracts coming to an end.
The display’s size is great and it doesn’t affect the overall size of the smartphone or its weight, winning the battle with Sensation XE on all chapters. The problem is that since it runs on Windows Phone 7.5 OS, it has a resolution of only 480×800, which translates into a pixel density of 198 per inch. In a world where we take over 300dpi for granted, this can be a shortcoming that will be hard to explain and ignore. The images are still bright, and you can enjoy high-quality movies, uploaded from the computer or captured with its own amazing camera.
We have mixed feelings about these videos, because while the camera is terrific and works very well even with low light, its storage capabilities are limited to 16GB. HTC Titan can’t be expanded, and the odds are that you will quickly run out of space if you let yourself to be carried away by the waves of enthusiasm and take snapshots all the time. The price tag can be a bit intimidating, but it is on par with the direct competition and those who want the very best smartphone will not look at a couple of dollars. All HTC has to do it to convince the masses that the time of the Titan has arrived.