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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Battle of Windows-Based Phones: Nokia Lumia 900 vs. HTC Titan II

Windows Phone 7 has what it takes to be a serious contender in the smartphone arena. In Consumer Electric Show 2012, Microsoft managed to do what it was not able to do in the past: get people to talk about its phones. As a result, Windows users are now anxiously awaiting the release of Windows powered Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II.
Both of the phones have the most recent version of Windows Phone OS; large screens over 4 inches wide, and 16GB of storage, with 25GB of extra storage online. And both of these are quite powerful. Where Titan II has a single core processor of 1.5 GHz, Lumia 900 is also equipped with a single core processor but of 1.4 GHz. Normally, buyers compare phones on hardware specs and design, and software perks. Although call quality and battery life are also important, these do come secondary still.
The Titan II isn’t actually much taller or wider than the Lumia 900. Even though it’s much more buttoned-up than the Lumia 900 in the looks department, HTC gave it some nice curves on the back cover, especially a rubberized area that offers a great, tactile grip. The Lumia 900′s design in blue and white are very eye-catching but that doesn’t mean at all that Titan II is unattractive.
The screens of both the phones share same WVGA resolution 800×480 pixels. However, the smaller screen of Lumia 900’s 4.3 inches versus the Titan II’s 4.7 inches makes the display sharper. In addition, the Lumia 900′s AMOLED screen material and ClearBlack display technology, against Titan II’s LCD display, make blacks look darker and colors pop. Additionally, with brightness on both screens set to the highest settings, the Lumia 900′s display looks richer, deeper, and far more vibrant than the Titan II’s.
The Titan II’s 16MP camera is HTC’s one of the best arguments against the Lumia 900, and that is not just because the Titan II produces photos with double the megapixels. The Lumia 900, with its 8-megapixel lens and Carl Zeiss optics, do keep more of the photo in focus when it’s shot. But, beyond its photo quality, the Titan II also has much more varied photographic options, including panorama mode and burst shots, more effects, smile detection, and red-eye reduction.
Since both of the phones have just been released in UK, they are expected to hit Pakistan after sometime obviously. Hence, nothing can be said on what will be their prices. However, it is pretty much expected that both of them will be priced above PKR 40,000, at the least.
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