The HTC Radar is aimed at Windows Phone users who want a sleek and elegant device but the aptly-named HTC Titan is aimed at those who want more. More screen size, more horse power, more everything.
The HTC Titan sports a massive 4.7-inch display and the WVGA resolution looks good but you would really have liked to see a resolution bump for such a big screen. Still, even though it likely won’t fit in your skinny jeans, the big screen is beautiful to look at and is quite responsive.
Inside, the HTC Titan packs a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor which should be more than enough to handle whatever Windows Phone Mango can throw at it. In my brief time with the device, everything ran smoothly including the true third-party app multitasking.
On the back, you have an excellent 8-megapixel camera with a dual flash and a clean finish on the brushed aluminum back. While it’s definitely a big phone due to the screen size, it’s surprisingly light and slim. It’s only 5.6 ounces and .39 inches thick, so it’s still a sleek device.
Of the HTC Titan and the Radar, those of you who care more about the specs would likely go for the Titan. It has more power inside, more screen real estate and a great camera. I’m still a bit partial to the Radar just based on look and in-hand feel, although I wonder how well it will hold up once you load it up with apps.
Regardless of which one is your favorite, it’s good to see some new Windows Phone Mango devices out there and HTC is showing that it’s not just getting devices out there for the sake of pleasing Microsoft. The Radar and Titan both seem like high-quality smartphones.