Rated 5 out of 5Â by cobbcr62 Outstanding phone
This is such a great phone, I went from iPhone to the HTC Titan 2 and could not be happier. The 4.7 inch screen is a plus, with the iPhone I was finding that texting was an issue with the measly 3.5 inch screen and I was making tons of auto correct errors. The phone itself is well built and takes wonderful pictures with its 16 MP camera.
June 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by tdawg362 something is wrong here
I have had this phone for less than 3 months and i already have to send my second one back. At first i loved the phone all the features with it the games yet i would like a few more updates and places where we can add things to apps. The first one i had the speaker go out on my and this one the battery wont even last half a day before it goes dead and wont restart. When i tried to recharge the phone it erased everything on the phone and it was annoying me so after i send this one back i hope i dont get any more trouble with this phone
August 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dgwolf i love my phone....
at first its kinda of hard to understand it, but thts why u have to go over the manual book n it has an app of HOW-TO-USE ur smartphone. after tht ur good n ready to go.
i would recommend it to smarter ppl tht are always on the go or maybe for business. it updates emails for u, it can figure out what more or less u want to do or where to go. it thinks smart for you!
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by YUYGUTF HTC Titan II = Win
I have always been "meh" about Apple products. Not that they are bad, just excessively hyped. My wife loves her iPhone 4s, but I have found it a bit clunky looking and sought for myself something else to replace my well-aged Palm Pre Plus with its useable but now abandoned OS. Started trying out a bunch of Android phones in the ATT store and several looked great, but then I started considering the downside of being hooked into the Google Big Brother watch-everything-you-do business plan and wanted to see if there was another option.
Enter Windows 7.5. After trying several phones, narrowed it down to this one with the Lumia a distant second. The Titan II has a larger screen than iPhone (or almost any other phone with the exception of the Galaxy Note) but weighs about the same and is sleeker. I know the specs on the iPhone screen are supposed to be better, but I think the Titan II screen is stunning, and I cannot tell the difference. Youtube and Netflix look awesome.
Web surfing is a breeze and is generally pretty fast. It is great to be able to have more than one page open at a time in my tabs. Fewer apps than Google or Apple? Yes, but I already have more apps than I am likely to use. Am still getting used to some of the details of the Zune interface with my laptop but have no complaints. It seems pretty intuitive so far. Absolutely no problems with using it on the phone. Camera takes pretty good pictures, really excellent ones in high light settings. I have the camera in a Casemate case which creates some extra resistance to pressing the shutter button - this means I have to concentrate on holding the camera very still or there is blur from the movement of the camera itself. I think this is more a function of the case than the camera. One of my favorite features of the camera is the panorama setting. I have taken some really stunning shots in that mode.
Voice quality is fine both sending and receiving. I have watched my wife use Siri and enjoyed the novelty for about 5 minutes. Without having tried the equivalent software on this phone much, my guess is the voice command mode may not be quite as sophisticated as Siri. However, the voice recognition software that allows me to hear and respond to text messages while driving using the Bluetooth in my car blows me away. Using the voice recognition software to look things up is something I am unlikely to need, but texting and emailing while driving is a certainty.
I really like the lines of this phone. The specs say it is not actually thinner front to back at the thickest point than the iPhone, but the edges are clearly more rounded, making it feel slimmer in your pocket. When I see friends with iPhones in their pockets, it looks like they are carrying a brick. Of special usefulness is that the bottom of the screen has a sort of curl to it. This has two advantages. The first is that it makes the phone a little less likely to drop out of your hand - that curl catches your thumb as you hold it for reading text or glancing at the tiles. You'll probably have to hold it yourself to get the feel for what I am talking about. The second is that when you put it on a table, that lip holds the screen off the surface making it less likely to scratch. If you pick one up in the store, look at it in profile to see what I am describing.
Some have suggested that because of its size, it might be better for large handed people. I have really small hands for a guy and have not a whit of difficulty. The size is a definite plus for text reading or game play. It is an absolute bonus for texting in either landscape or portrait orientation (The text recognition software is superb to make typing even easier still). One of the reasons why I rejected some other phones was that not all of them will go to landscape for web browsing. The Titan II adjusts to orientation between portrait and landscape and back very quickly.
For my uses, battery life seems more than adequate. I am too busy most of the day at work interacting with people directly to spend hours surfing or playing games, the real battery users. I also do not need to have info "pushed" to me. If I want to know the weather forecast, for example, I will hit that app on the tile screen. There is more than enough juice at the end of the day after emailing, texting, and talking to get in a couple of rounds of Fruit Ninja and read a pile of news articles and listen to a couple of hours of podcasts before a recharge is necessary. If you are on the go and need to have information about the stock market, news, or weather pushed to you constantly, so that your 4G data stream is running all the time, you might have a different experience.
I think my main concern before buying was not having the ability to add memory with a card. So far I have taken a bunch of pictures, have a load of emails, apps, podcasts and music and seem to have huge amount of memory left. Eventually, will have to make use of the SkyDrive cloud, but I feel pretty certain that is a good ways off.
Any phone is going to present some type of compromise. This is a really nicely crafted, well thought-out device stylistically and electronically. It uses a sophisticated OS that demonstrates practical use and is attractive while doing it. For my needs, the Titan II is the best of all the devices I have tried in the stores. My experience with it in the real world has actually been more rewarding than I expected.
July 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Billbur Great size, performance and camera
This is an awesome phone - the screen size is perfect with great clarity. It is on the large side, so those with small hands may want to look elsewhere. It is a speedy device, running any application without lag. The 16MP camera is an added bonus.
June 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by unclegrampy Fits well in your hand , great camera with many features , excellent picture quality , great music player.
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 7bigbenrings All I can say is this phone is awesome. It just works so smooth and it actually knows what I'm thinking when i text. It really runs butterfly smooth, so fast at downloads with the web,apps etc. The camera, well I can write a 199 word on the camera alone but all I will say is WOW! The screen is beautiful and the big screen for texting is amazing. I was considering the lumia 900 but after reading from CES, the only reason it won best in show was the price. Well its well worth the extra $100
April 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mgmt Windows phones are cool
My 1st smartphone, and I'm impressed. Easy to use, lots of features. Great camera, but video doesn't zoom. Good syncing between apps. Good audio. Wi-Fi's a bit slow to hook up after screen timeout, and doesn't do 5 gHz. IE needs a Java plug-in (not yet available). Zune The Software is great. I have a Skype app that works fine, but unlike an Android phone, it can't access your entire contact list, and the phone doesn't offer Dialer / Skype calling options for your contact list. Great virtual keyboard.
Overall, the phone's a keeper.
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rayme Exceptionally easy to use yet very powerful.
I have been an android user for about 2 years. Most recently I owned a Samsung Galaxy S. I must confess that I do not miss Android at all. I work for the financial industry and I needed an easy solution capable of connecting to a Microsoft network. This phone has been great in this space. Access to our Microsoft network has been very easy to configure.
In the fun space, I have installed slacker for music and Skype for vide conference. Both applications perform very well. I have been able to use GPS with real time information of traffic and road conditions. In sum, android has been replaced. I bough my wife the HTC vivid and performance wise the windows mobile phone is much faster.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ArchEngnr Excellent Phone
HTC Titan II is a beautiful phone powered by Windows Phone 7.5 OS. This is one good example of where hardware meets the software platform. I don't care about Mega Pixels, but here in this case this is really good camera with larger resolution. Super LCD may not look good before AMOLED, but definitely not bad. The fluidity and versatality of Windows Phone 7.5 enhances the underlying hardware usefulness. Titan II overcomes the voice problem that some may experience with Titan. Music listening is really ears pleasing on this one. A great phone.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anonymose Smooth and friendly
A powerhouse and easy too. And if you're nervous about switching from 6.5 platform to 7.5, this is the device for you. It takes some time to get used to the design,but face it,this is the next step in os evolution. Dont waste you're money on anything else. Go straight to the top!!!
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pkmccarthy Best Windows 7 Phone on the market
This phone beats the Lumia 900 by a small margin and that phone is awesome too (spouse has white 900).
This phone is perfectly sized for a big phone. wonderful feel in the hand, great screen size, awesome resolution, great on screen keyboard size. fits well in my pocket even for its size (its physically as big as the lumia but more screen size) and viewing the screen outside is better than any phone I have had in the past (the spouses lumia does beat mine in viewing outside but not by much).
the camera is the real winner on this phone - it beats EVERY OTHER PHONE OUT THERE -- I cannot believe the pics I can get over the lumia or any android and iphone.. simply amazing -- best camera features ever too..
as for the OS, well, its awesome. I challenge anyone to use a wp7 OS for a week - once you do you will NEVER go back!
lastly, the integration with my email accounts (several exchange accounts, many personal accounts AND office 365 accounts AND Lync) makes this a winner hands down - I can do work for clients and my company AND my personal social all in one place - no one else integrates the OS this way
June 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by malmstead986 think otherwise!
When I got this phone I knew that windows phones had some limitations, and that it wouldn't have many customization options. What I didn't know is to what extent. Windows only allows up to 480x800 resolution which would be okay on a smaller phone but 4.7" screen should have higher pixel density. You have to zoom in close on web pages before you can decided what it says.
The fact that you can't have a background except for on the home screen is inconvenient
I think it will take windows developers a long time to get caught up in the mobile OS "wars"
I love the industrial feel of the phone. The camera is great, but I feel like it doesn't need to protrude so much that it gives the phone a wobble.
I think that this would be a good phone for an older person. With big hands. Windows is very simplistic and easy to use.
The good: industrial feel. Camera. Screen size.
The bad: poor app market. Wobble due to protruding 16 megapixel camera. Screen resolution. WINDOWS PHONE.
I'm going to get the HTC one x instead. Thank god for 30 day return period!
May 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by talkingmom I love windows phones! This is the 1st HTC I have ever owned. I love the big screen and the option to txt w the horizontal key board or the smaller vertical on! On and the speek to txt love it u do have to check that cuz sometimes it says some off the wall stuff! Apps are great I haven't tried tango yet which id like to checkout I hear it's like Skype can't wait to check it out! the few things I dont care about w this phone is when I try to end a call it wo t let me, and it kicks me off line from time to time, and I have had this phone since December 2011 and i haven't had to do a update on it which is unusual cause w my other window phones I had to do updates about every 3 months or so! With the HTC in the 6 months I've had it and not having to do an update is odd to ms! The battery is pretty good as long as u dont have any background apps running or if ur online alot but the phone charges quit fast! Depending on where im at my phone will cut in and out now my daughter has the same phone and has had it the same amount of time and she has no problems
June 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by doingme A really good phone
I just switched from an Android phone to this Windows phone. While I like the "playfulness" of the Android, I really needed a phone to help me flow from work to personal. We use the Microsoft Exchange Server at work and because I need access to email when I am out of the office, this phone will help me do that. I also like that all of the apps that I was using on the Android phone I am now using on this Windows phone, including IHeart Radio. I also like that I can blog on the go, thanks to the 16mp camera. I downloaded the Wordpress app and am so amp to put out blogs whenever I like, without having to tote my laptop and DSLR camera. I feel more productive with this phone than I ever have. Make sure you access the instructions for setting up Outlook under the Help menu on the phone. Very easy instructions.
April 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RickyInNY WOW!!!!
WOW. I compare this to a Nokia 900. I pick this one because of the larger screen.
I am happy I did. I have an older version of a Window Phone(OS 6.2) and was not happy at all with Windows. They have do a great job on the User Interface. I compare this to my wife Iphone. I think this is a far better phone and OS.
April 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by harrington Here youâ€™ve got a device that takes everything great about Windows Phone and places it on the most high-quality gigantic device in the field.
April 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by 304j766 My first impressions of this phone was, "wow, what a nice looking phone."
What I really like about this phone is the size of the phone/screen. I think its a perfect size, not big, not small. It fits perfectly in my hand. The phone feels solid and durable, not cheap.
The menus and applications are pretty straightforward and easy to navigate. Tiles are customizable and you can set them up the way you like on your home screen.
Windows Marketplace has thousands and thousands of apps! Internet browsing is great and screen resolution is really good! Download speeds are pretty good as well with LTE.
One minor issue I've come across with this phone so far is that the birthday calendar doesn't work right. For example, a birthday you have saved for one of your contacts will not appear in your calendar. And if it does, it may not appear on the right day. Other than that the battery doesn't last quite as long as I would like. Even with little use, it seems to drain quick. (Battery is not removable)
May 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Early Best Device Ever! Very Very Happy!
What can I say, been using a phone since startac and upgraded every chance I could get. Tried them all, this one it the best. The OS unreal. I thought it would be too simple, (was a WM6 ROM junkie before WP7) but no very nive MS! Bring on WP8!
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RMNY Very nice!!!!!
This is my second windows phone. I had and old HTC with WIn OS 6.2 . I hated it. The user interface was not made for a phone. I compare this to a Nokia 900. I am glad that I pick this one . I love the larger screen size. My wife has an IPhone and I think this phone user interface is much better.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1Fishermun Incredible phone all around, Windows OS shines.
This phone is incredible, the camera, sound quality, call quality, reception, and battery life are all outstanding. Windows OS is finally getting the attention it deserves.
April 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Andyroou Great phone for the right buyer.
I love the windows interface of the phone. Kind of crummy that they limited the screen resolution for all WP's to 480 x 800. Would have been nice to see more pixels. Really there are two cons to this phone. 1 being the battery life. 4 hours of talk time.. It's a joke. And the micro usb slot is in an awkward spot. Where your hands would normally sit on the left side, there is a port for the charger, so you have to move your fingers out of the way to interact with the phones touch screen. A bit of a hassle seeing how you'll be charging your phone halfway through full days use. And 2 you can set your texts messages to vibrate only. You have to actually have the phone on vibrate, which turns EVERYTHING on vibrate, just to not hear the annoying txt sound when your receive a message. Everything else about the phone is wonderful. Love the active tiles that constantly move about the screen, makes the phone enjoyable to look at as you watch your battery drain. :P. Really it's a wonderful phone once you get past the battery life.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Phonemaster1546736 I LOVE IT
Do not hesitate about buying!
This is the best phone I have ever had.
Battery life is great, camera is epic.
Great apps from marketplace.
In a nutshell, great phone!
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 I love the phone as far as the appearance and the screen is very clear.My camera I absolutely love the pictures are very clear. I have had connection problem to the internet. When I'm connected to wifi it picks up very well. The only other issue I have had is peolple say they can't hear me so I don't know what that could be.
June 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BlackRoseLink Windows 7 Powerhouse
The Titan II is an incredible step for WP7. It has a desirably large display for watching whatever content you want to put on it, a sizable amount of memory for storing that content, a ridiculous 16 MP camera with amazing, easy to use features, a front-facing 2MP camera, and the typical WP7.5 setup. It has the power to do so much more, and hopefully when it becomes a more popular interface (which it should), the Titan II will it lead the fray. The only downside is that the CMOS sensor on the 16MP camera is a bit lacking, but nothing to complain about when you have 16 Million Pixels stuffing a 4.7 inch screen capable of HD definition. It's just a shame I've killed my Titan II in a recent hail storm.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nycmetroguy Best camera phone on the market!
I love the camera on this phone and it does a good job auto-focusing and detecting night light.
The attentive phone features are great and I especially like the one that quiets the phone when you pick it up. Useful in a meeting.
The real pleasant surprise for me was the blinking lights on missed call & voice mail. Old school but a real nice touch there by HTC putting thoughts into designing this phone!
May 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by PhoenixLady Worst Windows Phone I've Had
I am an all Windows phone user. I was very excited about the screen size for viewing and for ease of typing.
Unfortunately this has been a horrible phone experience. This is a very heavy phone. Tiring to hold up for a long conversation, or reading, or games or anything really. This phone continues to freeze, I have had it for only two days. Despite the jokes this NOT common with Windows phones. The top button that turns the phone on and off is flimsy, ironic compared to the tank like body. It often does not respond to turning the phone on. I have had to use the camera to activate the phone several times. It is very slow to respond compared to other phones i've had. overall a really disappointing experience.
the 16g is a very small amount of space. i am down to 3g after just installing apps.
plus since you can't get to the battery you can't do a hard reboot or have extra battery time on the road. ugh.
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jerriT Classy, fast, sleek!
I have had every iPhone, and about ten Android phones all within the past years. I decided to try a Windows phone. I am so pleasantly surprised. The phone has the simplicity of an iPhone but options and the freedom of an Android phone. Live tiles kill battery, but it isn't a huge issue. Definitely would recommend.
April 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Fast - but no customizing, poor battery efficiency
Overall, a good viewing screen, especially in bright sunlight; very fast; great voice activation.
The cons: Battery only lasted a few hours, even with limited use; cannot customize-stuck with large, limited viewing icons; needed to have SIM card replaced two times in the first 10 days of use; camera photo button in an awkward location.
April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kimmie02 I used to have the Sony Xperia, and did not like it. The htc Titan has great battery life, I can use the web all day, use speaker phone for conference calls and NEVER have to charge the bettery. I have had the phone for a little over a month and the battery life has not gone below half. I like the larger screen, it make it easy to see and operate. So far, no problems!!!
June 11, 2012