"Super intuitive,great battery life,great photos!"5.0 starson by stephenlobo
Pros: 1 Intuitive with a large beautiful screen
2 Flip to silence, flip to speaker, loud ring when in pocket/purse
3 Beatiful pictureswith FB, skydrive. No more silly syncing!
4 Buttery smooth operation email,calendar,apps,browsing, everything!
Cons: 1. Wish it had LTE (Titan II came out just 2 months too late! for me)
Summary: I own a lot of electronics and this is atleast my 7th phone in the last 8 years(sony ericcson, orginal Razr, Palm Pre, Torch, iPhone 3GS, Droid bionic, Samsung Focus). I've never had as emotional an attachment to anything as with this amazing piece of machinery. Where to start?
The first thing that caught me off guard(pleasantly) was the buttery smooth, gorgeous tile interface. It took me 10 seconds to figure out that the long press was my best friend and I've customized my digital finger print by putting my actual frequent contacts on the front instead of a silly contact list(why bother with a click, then a browse and then another click or even more stupid a search??). Android allowed me to do this, but not like this. This is plain simple - even my mom(60) and dad(69) who are tech luddites of the highest order figured this out in seconds. Speaking of which maybe that's the best endorsement - my parents have found this phone, bar none, to be the most intuitive, easy to use devices. I was shocked to find my mom, who has difficulty using a PC despite being around the things for decades, using the phone so easily.
But enough about the OS. You can read about that in other reviews. Short opinion - nothing holds a candle to Windows Phone Mango - in real world usage. Doesn't matter what your hardware is, the thing is THE most responsive, THE most intuitive, THE most aesthetically pleasing interface that strives to get the HECK out of your way and get you into what you want to do as quickly as possible.
The Titan. What an apt name. Except that it doesn't feel like you're holding a giant in your hand. Maybe they should have called it the gentle Titan? I don't know what HTC did, but the phone feels solid and not bulky. It almost defies logic, but I find it easy to hold and use. I have normally sized hands(I'm 5'9") and this thing feels excellent in my hand. The screen is gorgeous and unless you actually hold it next to the Samsung Focus(Super AMOLED), you wouldn't think that a better screen is possible. At higher brightness levels it's simply outstanding. What I like a lot more with this model is that it goes very low in brightness when I'm reading ebooks at night. Yes, I read eBooks on this giant screen on the Amazon kindle with the lights all out. It is the only device I read on now - which is kinda sad because I thought I would never find anything better that the new Amazon kindle to read on.\
Browsing websites on this thing is buttery smooth and a joy because I no longer have to squint at full desktop versioned sites on the mobile screen.
The camera is by far the best I've used on a phone. The flash is bright and while it's no match for the higher end point and shoots, this thing produces beautiful, crisp photos that have people doing double takes when I tell them this was off my phone. Comparing pictures taken with other phoines at the same events only the iPhone 4S versions were comparable.
I like the little features HTC has added like the attentive phone - if you want to silence the phone, turn it over onto it's face. If you're in a call and want to go to speaker mode, turn it over on to it's face and it's on speaker. It actually rings louder in your pocket or your purse and gets softer when you pick it up. How the heck they did this, I don't know - but that's freaking amazing! Maybe they use the light sensor or something to do it.
Now for the shocker: battery life. I cannot believe how long a thing of this size goes. A FULL day of HEAVY usage is typical for me before I have to charge it. I have 6 email accounts all syncing constantly with calendar invites and reminders. I use a blue tooth device and I use the GPS constantly to find my way around. And I have blue tooth connections enabled to connect with the system in my car. I don't know why other phones of this size can't do the same - someone said it's because it's a single core processor on this phone.
The music/videos hub (Zune subscription and HTC's youtube app) and Skydrive support(all the photos from my phone are automatically synced so I don't ever have to upload or backup anything) - truly excellent apps that essentially keep all my stuff in the cloud.
Now for the not so good:
The speaker phone is capable but it's a little tinny at the higher volumes. My Samsung focus was better in this respect.
Call volumes at default settings aren't always the best. If you go into System settings and enable the hearing aids section, this is fixed(and then some)
Overall, I'm just amazed with this device. After hunting for years for the perfect electronic companion, I think I've found it.
The only sad thing is that HTC announced the Titan II. It's got a 16MP camera! Still, I think 8MP is plenty. Also consider that the price of this phone may go down to the 1c special they had on Thanksgiving given that it's successor is out on AT&T.