- 11-26-2011, 12:50 PM #1
I recently purchased a Titan from AT&T's 1 cent sale (...as recent as about 13 hours ago). I'm already anxious to get the phone in hand, and I'm planning on making mine stand out a little bit.
I was wondering if the phone's body is aluminum or plastic? I've heard different accounts from multiple sources (cnet says plastic, wpcentral says aluminum, etc etc). If it is aluminum, polishing it to a mirror finish shouldn't be too difficult! Can anyone tell me unequivocally if the phone is body is plastic or alum?!
- 11-26-2011, 02:24 PM #3
Most European Titan reviews do mention its Metal unibody, whether the US one is plastic i can't say, but the one i was noseying at in phones4u was indeed metal. (Assistant opened it and dropped the back on the table)
It certainly didn't make the noise of plastic LOL.
Perhaps the black is metal and grey plastic, i have no idea, but the one i saw in phones4u was the black one.
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- 11-26-2011, 03:20 PM #8
I played with one at an at&t store on Wednesday and took the back off and it was certainly metal (cold but light - gotta love aluminum) the bottom section that looks different is indeed plastic so the antenna can function. I was impressed how much the bulk of the phone is contained in the screen and battery. I agree that the back seemed to weigh almost nothing.Recent refugee from the now defunct world of Palm.
11-26-2011, 03:24 PM #9
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Edit: Also what soundguise said about the temperature. Aluminum will feel much cooler than plastic, especially if you put something cold on one part of it or stick in in the freezer for a moment.
- 11-26-2011, 03:25 PM #10"Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 11-26-2011, 03:30 PM #11
I'm pretty sure it's plastic, but it is "pretty sweet plastic" lol. Very hard and durable feeling. I think that's why there is confusion. On the phone it feels very much like metal.
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- 11-26-2011, 10:04 PM #16
Its treated to feel like metal. I think its amazing!
11-26-2011, 10:48 PM #18
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I quote from HTC's press release from the September launch of both the Titan and Radar.
"The HTC TITAN brings your favorite content and multimedia experiences closer than ever with a large 4.7 inch display, HTC’s largest phone screen ever wrapped in an ultra-thin 9.9mm aluminum case."
If along the way they substituted the aluminum with plastic they've chosen a plastic that looks and feels just like aluminum.George Ponder
Reviews Editor - Windows Phone Central
- 11-27-2011, 06:25 AM #23