HTC Titan - all-aluminum shell

    An interesting play on words and meanings would turn out if HTC made the Titan model out of titanium! But this smartphone, unfortunately (and maybe fortunately - do not forget about the price!) Is made of aluminum. This was, of course, not material, but its power and size.


    Titan is really enclosed in an aluminum shell. It does not have a back cover in the usual sense of the word, and the gadget is completely inserted into a durable all-metal case with a pair of plastic pads to let the signal pass. This design is also used in Sensation models. In general, it looks and feels super reliable, but if the gadget falls down with its glass face down from a sufficient height, I think it will not be good for it, and no Gorilla Glass coating will save. The classic lid could fly off, the battery too, and thus the impact energy would dissipate, but then everything is monolithic ...


    But let's not talk about sad things. Better about sensations and ergonomics. The "Titan" is huge and heavy, while lying pretty well in the hand, but for some reason not very in jeans. Smart in thickness of only 9.9 mm, but it seems quite plump and pretty bulging pocket. However, this is personally not critical for me - I calmly carry the Galaxy S II in the same pocket =)

    The Titan is pleasantly rough to the touch. Such an accident does not slip out of his hand. All buttons seem to be “in place”, although with such dimensions, in my opinion, it would be a little more convenient if the power button was on the left side of the upper end, and not on the right. Special thanks for the camera key! But this is probably not HTC, but Microsoft needs to be addressed, since this is its requirements.


    The 8-megapixel camera on the rear panel protrudes much beyond the body and collects all the dust that it finds. In addition, I think that over time ugly scuffs will appear on the edging of the photomodule - from contact with shelves and tables.


    After the appearance of monsters such as Samsung Galaxy Note, the diagonal of the “Titan” 4.7 ”does not seem so big. But after a closer examination, it still turns out to be so. Not in the absolute sense, but in the relative. At a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, the dots per inch density is too small, and the graininess is striking. Someone will say that many monitors have this figure even lower, but do not forget that they usually are much further from the user than smartphones.

    As for color reproduction, brightness and viewing angles, then the S-LCD shows itself from the best side. The display remains readable under bright lighting, although the colors still “fade” somewhat - in this, he is not a rival to AMOLEDs.


    Titan is based on the Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset with overclocked to 1.5 GHz, Adreno 205 graphics and 512 MB RAM. The gadget’s own memory is 16 GB, but the user has no more than 12. It is impossible to expand it, in my opinion, although there are such rumors on the Internet.


    If you believe the synthetic test WPBench, this gadget is now one of the most powerful Windows phones, because he is gaining 96.91 points. In fact, this results in the absence of brakes. However, windscreens are usually hellish and do not slow down :)


    Eight megapixels with 28 mm lenses, f / 2.2 aperture and a dual LED flash hint to us that the pictures with the HTC Titan camera should be not bad. And so it actually is, but with one caveat: not bad for HTC, which for some reason has traditional problems in this sense.

    Take a closer look at the dude with seven pizza boxes!

    Consider vibrissa for a long time not combed kote!

    Understand what’s happening on TV!

    The situation is the same with video.


    In the case of Windows Phone, it’s difficult to talk about some special software on the manufacturer’s smartphone. Microsoft does not allow you to customize the interface, so HTC (and everyone else) is forced to limit themselves to the minimum interspersed with their own developments. HTC has its own section in the Marketplace called HTC Apps, has its own hub with weather, stocks, etc., as well as a small set of pre-installed programs: Notes, Media Manager, Flashlight, Photo Enhancement, HTC Watch and Locations.


    1600 mAh - this could be a lot, if not for the large screen and the overclocked processor. On average, the gadget asks to the outlet once a day, which against the background of most Android phones looks very good. But, for example, the recently tested Samsung Omnia W can live up to 30 hours without any problems, so this is not the limit.



    Vague doubts torment me ... It seems that the smart is beautiful, strong, pleasant to the touch. He is, after all, powerful as hell knows what! But for some reason it does not catch. I thought for a long time that I did not like it, and came to the conclusion that most likely this is the Metro interface too large. On smaller diagonals with the same resolution, it looks much nicer, and it’s more convenient to manage it. Would I buy for 27 thousand rubles? I don’t know, I would rather give my preference to more compact models with a lower price.


    OS: WP7.5 Mango (7.10.7740.16)
    Processor: ARM 1.5 GHz (Qualcomm MSM 8255T)
    RAM: 512 MB
    Main memory: 16 GB (12 user accessible)
    Screen: 4.7 ", S-LCD, 480 x 800
    Communications: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
    Ports: micro-USB, 3.5 mm audio jack
    Cameras: 8 megapixels, dual LED flash, autofocus + 1.3 megapixels. for video calls
    Navigation: GPS and GPS
    Battery: 1600 mAh
    Dimensions: 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
    Weight: 160 grams
    Price: 26900 rubles

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