Both Microsoft and AT&T had two good reasons to smile yesterday as the latter began the sale of two popular 4G (LTE) enabled Windows Phone devices: The Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC’s Titan II. Both these phones have a plethora of features that include large screens greater than 4 inches in length, 16GB internal storage which can be extended by another 25GB of cloud storage online. Although the Titan II has a gem of a camera (16MP), the Lumia has a competitive price tag, thus matching up to its rival. So which phone will cater to your needs? This guide will help you in making a clear choice.
Since both phones are powered by the Microsoft’s Windows OS, the difference will be brought around by differences in design, screen quality, camera and price. Let us first begin by comparing the form factors of the respective phones. The Nokia Lumia 900 has an astonishingly splashy design. The phone fells great on the palm. The Titan II on the other hand isn’t taller or larger than Lumia 900, although on first sight it does look a little bulky. The dimpled rubbery back gives a tight grip on the phone. So, design wise the Nokia Lumia 900 holds a clear advantage over HTC’s Titan II.
Next on the list is screen. Both screens share a similar 800×480 WVGA screen resolution. However, the Lumia 900 holds a slender advantage in this aspect. Firstly, the smaller screen in case of the Lumia 900 vs the 4.7 inches of the Titan II provides a sharper display. Another advantage that the Lumia 900 holds is the AMOLED screen, with ClearBack display technology which actually provides better levels of contrast. Clearly the Lumia 900’s screen looks deeper and richer in comparison to that of its rival. The Lumia 900’s display actually makes colours pop in comparison to the Titan II.
Having compared the design and the display quality, it’s time we divert our attention to the camera. The 16 MP shooter is the only area where the Titan II gets an advantage over Nokia’s Lumia 900. Photos on the Lumia 900 seem to have a yellowish tinge on them. In comparison the Titan II provides more bluer and life like pictures. The camera is great and shoots well both indoors and outdoors.
So who is the winner at the end of all this? The design, the display and more importantly the price puts the Lumia 900 a notch ahead of the Titan II.