September 29, 2016

Comparison – HTC Titan II vs Nokia Lumia 900 – Tough Competiton

I had once compared HTC Titan and Nokia Lumia 800. At that time, HTC Titan won the comparison but at that time as well, I knew that when the successors will launch, I will compare them and I was quite excited to see what result I will see. HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900, both were launched on the first day of Consumer Electronics Show.

While, Nokia Lumia 900’s launch was quite rumored, Titan II came up and surprised many people and coming with a 16 megapixels camera, made it more popular. Nokia Lumia 900, on the other hand, also came with worth talking new features such as larger screen, better battery life, secondary camera, etc.

HTC Titan II vs Nokia Lumia 900

Windows Phone 7 is growing and with such phones, it will be hard to stop it. It doesn’t matter which ever phone wins, Windows Phone 7.5 will be profited.

HTC Titan II Vs Nokia Lumia 900

Form Factor

HTC Titan II – 132 x 69 x 13 mm, 147 grams weight.

Nokia Lumia 900 – 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm, 160 grams weight.

HTC Titan II has quite higher dimensions and yet the weight is less than Nokia Lumia 900. Nokia should have tried to keep the weight quite less. HTC Titan II even after having higher dimensions, HTC managed to keep the weight less. In smartphones, weight and dimensions matter and that’s why this section also matters. HTC Titan II takes the victory here.

Result – HTC Titan II wins

Processor

HTC Titan II – 1.5 Ghz Scorpion processor

Nokia Lumia 900 – 1.4 Ghz Scorpion processor

Processor matters a lot in smartphones because it controls the speed of the phone on which people are highly dependent. Well, in this category, we don’t see any huge difference, but any difference is important and need to be looked at. HTC Titan II has a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and Nokia Lumia 900 has a 1.4 Ghz Scorpion processor. Even .1 Ghz difference matters. The speed in HTC Titan II would be better than Nokia Lumia 900 but not much. Let’s compare these phones in other categories.

Result – HTC Titan II wins

Display

HTC Titan II – S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 4.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels.

Nokia Lumia 900 – AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels.

Well, this round is quite competitive. HTC Titan II sports a S-LCD capacitive touchscreen and Lumia 900 sports an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. After reading comparisons between these two screens, we found out that AMOLED screen works very well in the sunlight as opposed to S-LCD. Touch response is quite the same.

Then, we come to the screen sizes. Nokia Lumia 800 was much criticized for its 3.7 inches screen so a screen size increase was very much expected. But yet, the larger screen can not beat the HTC Titan II’s screen size. When we put 4.3 inches against 4.7 inches, 4.7 inches win easily. Resolution is same so nothing competitive there. Lumia 900 wins in screen type, Titan II wins in screen size and no competition in resolution. So, we have a draw here.

Result – Draw

Camera

HTC Titan II – 16 megapixels rear camera, 720p video recording, 1.3 megapixels secondary camera

Nokia Lumia 900 – 8 megapixels rear camera, 720p video recording, 1.3 megapixels secondary camera

The first mobile phone ever to have a 16 megapixels camera! HTC Titan II was at first in the headlines with this specification only. 16 megapixels is no joke, it can easily beat point-and-shoot entry-level cameras. Titan II’s camera megapixels are double Lumia 900’s. This clearly makes it a huge winner. Amazing one indeed.

Result – HTC Titan II wins

Operating System

HTC Titan II – Windows Phone 7.5(Mango)

Nokia Lumia 900 – Windows Phone 7.5(Mango)

Windows Phone is growing undoubtedly. The operating system matters quite a lot in smartphones these days. Most people prefer Android but yet Windows Phone creates a space for itself. Phones like Titan II and Lumia 900 make Windows Phone better and more popular. Well, both these phones have the same OS which cannot be compared with each other of course! So, we will call it a draw.

Result – Draw

Connectivity

HTC Titan II – GPRS, EDGE, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0

Nokia Lumia 900 –  GPRS, EDGE, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0

Connectivity makes the smartphones experience hundred times better. Accessing internet in fast speed, transferring files, etc. The difference in this section is Nokia Lumia 900’s one more feature which is known as NFC(Near Field Communication) which helps you to transfer data with a touch with other NFC enabled phones. This features gives Lumia 900 this round.

Result – Nokia Lumia 900 wins

Memory

HTC Titan II – Not revealed

Nokia Lumia 900 – 16 GB memory, 512 MB RAM, no card slot.

For unknown reasons, the memory details of HTC Titan II were not revealed. On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 900 has 16 GB memory and 512 MB RAM. The thing lacking in Lumia 900 is that it doesn’t has 1 GB RAM which I think will definitely be there in Titan II. But, we cannot compare the phones in this category.

Result – No result

Battery

HTC Titan II – Li-Ion 1730 mAh battery

Nokia Lumia 900 – Li-Ion 1830 mAh battery

Being honest, I feel that Nokia tops at two things: battery and protection of screen etc. Nokia Lumia 900 also has an amazing battery life which gives it up to 300 hours of stand by time, 7 hours of talk time and 60 hours of music play. The only thing revealed in battery category of HTC Titan II is that it will have a Li-Ion 1730 mAh battery as opposed to Lumia 900’s 1830 mAh battery. So, now, let’s simply award Lumia 900 this round.

Result – Nokia Lumia 900 wins

Price and Availability

HTC Titan II – Not revealed

Nokia Lumia 900 – Not revealed

When you decide that you have to buy a gadget or any item, one thing you cannot forget is the price. But, in this category, you will have to face a bit disappointment. None of the pricing info have been revealed in any of the phones. HTC Titan II is expected to come in the first quarter to AT&T and Nokia Lumia 900 is expected to come in March also at AT&T’s network. AT&T seems quite lucky. But for now, we cannot get any result.

Result – No result

Dreambloggers Verdict

There were 9 rounds in this comparison. 3 were won by HTC Titan II. 2 were won by Nokia Lumia 900 and the other rounds were either drawn or ended up in no result. Only if Nokia Lumia 900 had won in 1 more round, we would have had a draw but HTC Titan II has won the comparison with one round. HTC Titan II is an amazing smartphone and when compared to Nokia Lumia 900, after a neck-to-neck fight, it finally defeated Lumia 900.

OVERALL WINNER: HTC Titan II

Comments

  1. Nokia Lumia 900 has NFC ?

    Base on Nokia US web, it doesn’t reflect so.

  2. I prefer HTC!

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