11-20-2011, 06:15 PM #5
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I won a Titan this past week during a WP7 meetup and I am very pleased with it thus far! I am an iPhone 4S user (Sprint) but there is much about this phone that impresses me.
1. The "feel". It definitely has that "premium" aura about it. Well balanced, solid, yet thin...nothing cheap/plastic feeling about it at all. Very little flex. Not quite up to the iPhone but far ahead what else is out there (haven't held a Lumia yet...).
2. The screen. OMFG. Pictures don't do it justice...just WOW. Huge. Combined with the physical construction/feel of the phone it just feels very "next gen". Text is just so easy to read and everything is well spaced. Love it. On the negative side the colors are a bit over-saturated (makes the tiles really "pop" but when comparing the same video clip running on the 4S the skin tones were not as natural), and the level of fine-detail isn't there either. But that was only really noticeable via direct comparison and the huge difference in size might outweigh that for some people. I guess it would be like choosing between sitting on the couch and watching a top-of-the-line, calibrated 40" TV vs. a decent, middle-ground 60" TV (I know that isn't to scale but I don't feel like doing the math :P).
3. Mango rocks! I am constantly amazed at how fast and functional it is. Can just breeze through it all day long without a sweat. I only noticed some minor chug using Office (mostly in Excel, but only when opening something), but nothing at all serious. And I did experience some keyboard lag when sounds were turned on, but I tend to turn them off anyway and the lag stopped when I did.
All told, I love this phone. I was tempted to sell it (after I tried to give it away to a family member...nobody wanted to switch to AT&T :blush:), but I think I am going to keep it. My 4S still does more for me overall (in terms of apps, plus I am a Mac user at home) but the Titan (and Mango obviously) is the first thing that gives me that urge to switch.
- 11-20-2011, 06:27 PM #6
So did ATT totally remove the default HTC green color or is it just not the default color?
So annoyed ATT made their version grey and not black. Sick of carriers messing with phones and software. ATT is one of the worst.
11-20-2011, 11:17 PM #8
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i would appreciate if any Titan owners can confirm this. Since Titan doesnt come with headphone, how can one tune in FM radio stations? whether any headphones will work as FM antenna for the zune FM radio? While playing with Titan at an ATT store, when I pressed a FM radio station, the phone asked me to put headphone because it would act as antenna for the phone. so i am wondering how it will work, whether any headphones will work?
Titan owners, could you please check if the FM radio works with any headphone? thanks
- 11-21-2011, 12:05 AM #10
I am looking at purchasing the Titan this week. Anyone seeing any issues with dust accumulation between the glass and LCD? I'm so tired of seeing that issue come up with phones where the screen and glass are not sealed properly.
THanks for all the info, guys.
- 11-21-2011, 01:46 AM #12
The other thing is, at the bottom, right below the back arrow button, there is a dead white pixel. It's just about at the edge of the screen. Not a huge deal, but enough to bug me, lol. Other than that, the screen is perfect.
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- 11-21-2011, 02:32 AM #14
Yeah other than that, this phone is absolutely sick! Love everything else about it. The hardware really is awesome, one of the nicest looking phones I've ever seen. Runs circles around the Focus S! :p
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- 11-21-2011, 08:40 AM #15
My first impressions - I wasn't floored. The OS itself isn't new to me. I have been trying out various WP7 phones over the past two months. I tried the Trophy, HD7S, Radar, and Samsung Focus S.
The phone is big and somewhat heavy. Build quality seems solid and impressive. I can't even think about trying to use this phone with one hand. I will either struggle, or drop it.
In the past 20 hours of having the phone I am already experiencing a few problems, the most notable of which is frequent disconnection from wireless networks. The other problem is poor call quality, but I only made a couple of phone calls and will keep testing this today.
- 11-21-2011, 03:40 PM #16
I have to disagree, the phone does not feel that heavy at all, no more than an iPhone. And as for size, I think it's perfect, I can use with one hand and type quite easily. Even though the screen is big, the entire phone itself is about the same size as galaxy s2. But different strokes... if anyone is unsure, they should try out a demo unit first (if you can find one!)
- 11-22-2011, 04:46 AM #17
I went through the same crap when I got an HTC Flyer... went through 3 of them before I finally got a perfect one. So much for HTC's quality control. So back to the store tomorrow. :(
- 11-22-2011, 02:23 PM #18
aimfire, the first one I opened had a dead pixel that was completely dark on white background. The second had a blue stuck pixel and the third is perfect (except a spec of cardboard looking dust in the front camera (meh; just wanted a perfect screen).
HTC is def slacking with little things but most people besides those like us wouldn't even notice much or mind.
What I learned yesterday, though, is that the people at the physical microsoft stores are awesome and willing to make sure you leave happy. I told the guy I was scared to buy because I've seen pretty variable htc quality and he told me not to worry, just have a seat and examine each one carefully!:P
- 11-22-2011, 02:26 PM #19
This is my first wp7 and also wanted to know if the low clicking autofocus-sounding noise was normal when the camera app is in use and the camera is working. Mine makes a distinct sound that is audible in a completely quiet environment. Just wondering if it's normal.
To the point: I love this device. The screen's arguably low resolution:real estate is not as bad as I imagined (or bad at all, really). I will come back with a good impression after a day or three since I just bought it last night.
11-22-2011, 02:48 PM #21
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I returned the Focus S for this phone. I liked the Focus S, but there were far too many firmware type bugs makine the device annoyint. I also was on the fence about the build quality. I didn't really like the plastic feel ultimately.
I was HOUNDING the ATT stores in my area and finally found one that got ONE in a shipment. They held it for me and I picked it up.
This phone is SOLID! You can't even compare build quality of this to the Focus S. This device just 'feels right'. I haven't experienced any flaws mentioned above (WiFi disconnecting randomly, yellowish 'hue' on white screens or dead pixels). The screen size, which is what I was afraid of and how it would feel in my hands, actually feels just right too. I would think any phone bigger than this (Hello Samsung Note) would just be uncomfortable in the hands and against the ear. The phone is a tad bit heavier than the Focus S, but not uncomfortably so. I had an HTC Arrive on Sprint and that thing was a BRICK! This feels far lighter than the Arrive.
I am monitoring battery useage. Obviously the 1600mah battery is a tad smaller than the 1650 in the Focus S, but we shall see.
I DO, however, want a case for it. While the build is solid, the back does feel 'slick'. I usually like to find cases anyway that prevent my phones from sliding around on smooth surfaces.
While the device may be very hard to find, I do think it's worth being checked out if you're thinking about it.
- 11-22-2011, 03:30 PM #23