- 07-14-2012, 04:19 PM #1
As someone who was super excited to get this phone last november, I am now pretty sad with my decision.
Besides the questionable reception due to the metal chasis or the upcoming fixes that never made it, now ATT has released tango updates for most of their phones besides the Titan 1.
Lessons learned: no more HTC windows phones for me. hopefully when nokia starts using decent cameras on their handsets, I will stick to them for the more respectful update timelines.
Anyone else kinda phased that our phone has gotten ZERO attention since it came out almost 10 months ago? I mean literally, not one update. =(
...waiting for wp8....
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- 07-14-2012, 05:29 PM #2
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07-14-2012, 05:40 PM #3
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Actually I have received some updates, one for the OS fixing the disappearing keyboard and one firmware update of some sort.
But as you say there is more that needs a fix. In my case the buggy auto versal, very unstable wifi, very bad call quality (in rare cases), the media/games volume thats incredibly loud at even 1/30. Probably some more that I cant think of right now.
I have a OEM HTC Titan so it gets the updates pretty fast.
My problem is that the Titan II never got released in my country, otherwise I would have traded my Titan for a Titan II.
Its sad that a phone like this, with great hardware and one of the best WP cameras never will get "the complete overhaul" a.k.a. WP8.
07-14-2012, 06:11 PM #4
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I've had multiple issues with my Titan and it's now back with HTC for the 2nd time. Reboots, slow & sluggish performance, apps crashing until I need to reboot the phone and that's before I get going on the phone reception which is just pathetic.
HTC have lost me as a future customer and looking at the One range Android customers aren't giving them any love either. They really have lost their way.
For me the complete lack of hardware related fixes or even acknowledgement that there are issues has put me off using HTC phones, especially when Nokia are delivering great looking hardware.
- 07-14-2012, 08:06 PM #5
- 07-14-2012, 08:29 PM #6
International Titan owners received several updates. Unfortunately, AT&T is terrible when it comes to releasing updates. Thankfully the only update AT&T got even remotely right was Mango. The rest have been abysmal (especially NoDo). However, there are several problems with the Titan that HTC has yet to address and most likely never will. I got so fed up that I replaced my Titan with a Lumia 900. Nokia's dedication to customer satisfaction completely makes up for the Titan's better camera. And while the camera isn't better on the 900, I do get far (far) better call quality and wifi reception. The wifi antenna range on the Titan 1 is so bad it's barely usable."Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
07-14-2012, 08:39 PM #7
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I have had a Titan II for 4 months now. Thrilled with the phone, Esp. the Camera and display quality, I am frustrated as I'm still on 8112 and can't seem to even trick the phone to update to Tango. HTC has been ZERO help on this issue. ATT says the update is staggered and I'll just have to wait for it.
I've had a few HTC phones and all have worked well, still it would be nice if the damn MFG could push out the update.
- 07-15-2012, 11:59 PM #9
I feel so depressed for where HTC finds itself on these boards. They had a chance to build total loyalty from WP buyers. Instead, most of the Titan users are left with a bad taste in their mouths and are ready to roll. My Wife is on Titan #3, and with all the problems she is really looking at something new.
When you see how much better recieved the Radar was on T-Mo, and that all the first gen HTC's (Arrive, Radar) were beloved except the Surround, maybe it is just HTC and AT&T do not mix."So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work during the days God gives them under the sun."
07-16-2012, 12:18 AM #10
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07-16-2012, 05:14 AM #11
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I'm getting a little disappointed that I haven't gotten Tango yet. My Titan in the international unlocked version so I really expected faster updates. The thing is, I love my Titan to death, it's a brilliant phone. What I hate is the waiting. Given the current 'speed' at which HTC is updating this phone, I shudder to think how long it'll be before I ever see 7.8.Life couldn't get better, this could be the best day ever.
- 07-16-2012, 03:09 PM #15
1. Poor call quality
2. Weak WiFi antenna
3. Memory bug (crashes the phone when you're memory is low)
4. Audio pops between music tracks
5. Ecosystem is a distant (distant) second to Nokia.
6. Feeling of abandonment by HTC. :(
Last edited by HeyCori; 07-16-2012 at 03:19 PM."Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 07-16-2012, 06:06 PM #16
Its so frustrating. I blame it on the metal housing with ridiculously cheap metal-paint? attenna connectors.
- 07-17-2012, 01:13 AM #18"So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work during the days God gives them under the sun."
- 07-17-2012, 04:03 PM #20
All the problems you guys have stated (other than no tango) have not happened with my phone. I got it the 3rd day it was out and I've been happy ever since. Yes, my keyboard disappears every so often, but it's already to the point I am just used to it.
07-17-2012, 05:25 PM #21
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First week AT&T Titan owner here, checking in.
Nothing at all is wrong with my phone that I would send it back for, but I do have issues that would be nice to get a firmware update for. And Tango providing optimization overall would be nice, just in general.
- Every so often someone will say they can't understand me clearly, though the earpiece seems fine.
- Perhaps my biggest issue is AT&T service. I was never happy at all with my data speeds, signal strength or the death grip issue. Not sure how much firmware can help here.
- No reboot problem at all
- No funky behavior when the storage gets full though I have avoided going under 2GB free and am now around 4.5GB free just in case
- WiFi strength and speed seems good. No real issues with connectivity (I understand it shuts off when the screen goes off, but will stay connected when charging, by design)
- Love the camera
- Love the screen
- Battery life is excellent. I haven't even bought a car charger. Nor do I charge at work. However, it does seem to really eat battery and get hot when gaming or even doing something simple like using SuperTimer (with ads). That I don't like. But in general it's good.
- Still fast and enjoyable to use.
I do not regret being on this platform, but come on AT&T.
07-17-2012, 05:28 PM #22
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I haven't had any issues with my Titan to make me regret upgrading from a Samsung Focus, it's definitely better in all ways compared to the Focus.
I do know that I'm not as happy as I could be though. It seems to lag in weird ways and have screen glitches that the Focus never had. Also, same case with most of you, no Tango due to AT&T.
I'm satisfied enough with it for now though, it'll hold me over until I'm eligible for upgrade again and Windows Phone 8 is out for a couple months. The 7.8 update will also make things a bit better (hopefully by including all of the bug fixes that came prior).
Even though I can't upgrade my Titan to Windows Phone 8 and it has some limitations, I won't be getting rid of it when I upgrade. Like my Focus; it will just roll to someone else in the household, become a back-up device or be my secondary-hiking-device. Both will be better and even more-so worth keeping once 7.8 comes out.
If you have a Beta app, PM me! I'll probably test it (if I can).
07-17-2012, 06:20 PM #23
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After the lack of support from verizon with their one and only HTC I was done.
Mango came out and no tethering or visuial voicemail was included...nor would it be. I amde tons of calls between verizon and HTC. Verizon didnt even know what a windows phone was and htc said there hardware couldnt support it. Basically they were blaming each other.
I said it works on atts net why not yours.
when the lumina 900 hit 50...I grabbed it I left verizon and paid the fee I was done with their horrible bloatware crashing google phones...hard to tell who is paying them off...sad...
- 07-17-2012, 08:22 PM #24
Very dissappointed with my Titan I purchase. I actually purchased two for my household. Zero support from HTC to deal with the known manufacturing flaws. They even deleted som comments on their support boards. No bad language or anything like that. Just dismal reviews of how the phone is working. I know many have not had issues. That does not help all of us who have. I can't see myself buying another HTC phone due to this experience. WP7 or any other OS.
07-17-2012, 10:19 PM #25If you have a Beta app, PM me! I'll probably test it (if I can).
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