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HTC Titan II vs. Nokia Lumia 900 vs. Samsung Focus S – the ultimate WP showdown [TABLE]

CES 2012 certainly stirred things up a bit in the Windows Phone camp. Nokia unveiled their new flagship, the Lumia 900, while HTC announced the cameraphone monster that is the Titan II.

Both phones come with support for the blazing fast AT&T 4G LTE network and should appear on the shelves in the second quarter of this year. But the question remains – which one is the right one for you. We’ll try to find the answer to that by comparing them to one of the best pre-CES WP smartphones – the Samsung Focus S.

Let’s start with the highlights. The HTC Titan II has the impressive 16MP camera (check the camera samples here) and 4.7-inch S-LCD screen as its key selling points, while the Nokia Lumia 900 impresses with a gorgeous polycarbonate unibody and an ClearBlack AMOLED, which is a real joy to behold.

And now we are off to the actual comparison table.

 

HTC Titan II

Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Focus S
OS

Windows Phone 7.5
Mango

Windows Phone 7.5
Mango

Windows Phone 7.5
Mango

Display
4.7-inch
S-LCD
4.3-inch
ClearBlack AMOLED
4.3-inch
Super AMOLED Plus
Resolution
480 x 800
480 x 800
480 x 800
Height
132 mm
127.8 mm
126 mm
Width
69 mm
68.5 mm
66.8 mm
Thickness
13 mm
11.5 mm
8.5 mm
Weight
147 grams
160 grams
110.6 grams
Processor
1.5 GHz
Scorpion
1.4 GHz
Scorpion
1.4 GHz
Storage
16GB
16GB
16GB
microSD
No
No
No
RAM
512MB
512MB
512 MB
Main camera
16MP Auto-Focus with
dual LED Flash (720p)
8 MP Auto-Focus with
LED Flash (720p)
8 MP Auto-Focus with
LED Flash (720p)
Front-facing camera
Yes, 1.3MP
Yes, 1MP
Yes, 1.3MP
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n
USB
microUSB port
microUSB port
microUSB port
Bluetooth
2.1 + A2DP
2.1 + A2DP
3.0 + A2DP, EDR
Battery
1730mAh
1830mAh
1650mAh
Price
(Wi-Fi only)
$??? (16GB)
$??? (16GB)
$199 (16GB)
on a two-year contract
Availability
Q2
Q2
Currently available
Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer, proximity, compass

As it happens the Samsung Focus S beats both the HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 when it comes to size and weight.

However one cannot simply ignore the 16MP camera of the HTC Titan II. We can’t say if it is blowing the fish out of the water just yet, but it’s pretty certain that if it’s a WP-running cameraphone you want, the Titan II is one of your best bets. In addition, it’s the only one out of the contenders which has a metal unibody.

And finally, we have the Nokia Lumia 900, which is a great balance between looks and functionality. Sure, it might be a bit on the heavy side but it comes with free lifetime voice-guided navigation and that curved glass that makes all those swiping gestures feel so natural.

A penny for your thoughts. Which one of these Windows Phone powerhouses would you pick and why?

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