Windows have now launched the Mango update of their mobile operating system and we are now seeing the first devices filter into the marketplace that run on this platform. HTC have a tradition of producing a good range of Windows phones and this looks set to continue with two new models ready for launch. Here we take a look at the HTC Titan and the HTC Radar and see which model comes out on top?
HTC always produce well built handsets that look attractive whilst never really grabbing your attention. This rule can certainly be applied to the Titan and the Radar as they are both unmistakably HTC devices. They sport the same rectangular design with rounded corners that is found on the majority of the firms models. Both of the handsets are impressive with their overall depth measurements, especially the Titan which at 9.9mm is one of the slimmest phones available. The Titan does offer a much bigger display than the Radar at 4.7 inches and therefore the unit not only measures up larger in width and height but also weighs 23 grammes more at 160 grammes. Despite its extra size and weight the Titan is the more appealing of these two phones from a design point of view. The fact that it also incorporates a larger screen is a real attraction of this model. The 4.7 inch display offers a high quality 480 x 800 resolution but thanks to the larger screen size this equates to a pixels per inch rating of just 198. The HTC Radar on the other hand offers a smaller 3.8 inch display with the same resolution but thanks to the smaller screen the pixels per inch on offer here is an impressive 245 meaning that this device ultimately boasts the higher image quality.
Internal storage is impressive on both the HTC Titanand the Radar. Despite neither model offering an external card slot users should find the 16GB offered on the Titan ample for all manner of usage including music storage and video. The Radar offers a smaller 8GB of capacity which means the unit will not store many movies or an expansive music collection. One could argue that this should not pose to much of a problem as anybody looking for a true multi media device is likely to opt for the larger screened Titan. The amount of space offered on the Radar is plenty for the average phone user however. These two models both operate on a powerful single core processor. The Titan offers the most impressive of these two chips with its 1.5Ghz offering which is twice the power of the processor that the Radar offers. It is worth remembering however that the Radar does not require all of the power that the Titan possess as its screen is much smaller and therefore places less strain on the chip.
HTC have produced two great new Windows phones in the shape of the Titan and the Radar and we look forward to seeing what other models the company introduce over the coming months.
The HTC Titan and the HTC Radar are available now.