It’s Easter Sunday and what better way to celebrate the holiday than by having a special edition of Smackdown. It’s been a while since we’ve thrown two competitors in the ring together to duke it out, but today is a very special occasion. Two new devices have just leaped into the highest ranks of Windows Phone hardware: the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900.
In one corner we have HTC’s followup to the Titan, which somehow manages to go even bigger than its predecessor with 4G LTE support and a 16-megapixel camera — the highest of any smartphone available in the United States. But in the other corner we have Nokia’s new flagship and the first U.S. edition of its Lumia lineup, which also has 4G LTE support but undercuts with an amazing $99 on-contract price.
Nokia Lumia 900
HTC Titan II
|Processor (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon S2||Qualcomm Snapdragon S2|
|CPU Clock Speed||1.4 GHz||1.5 GHz|
|Graphics (GPU)||Adreno 205||Adreno 205|
|System Memory (RAM)||512 MB||512 MB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB||16 GB|
|Display||4.3” ClearBlack AMOLED||4.7” Super LCD|
|Display Resolution||800 x 480||800 x 480|
|Display Pixel Density||217 ppi||199 ppi|
|Dimensions (L x W x D)||127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm||132 x 69 x 13 mm|
|Weight||160 grams||147 grams|
|Camera (Front)||1.3 megapixel||1.3 megapixel|
|Camera (Rear)||8 MP f/2.2 lens, dual LED flash||16 MP f/2.4 lens, dual LED flash|
|Video Recording||720p HD at 30fps||720p HD at 30fps|
|HSPA+ Support?||Yes (21.1 Mbps)||Yes (Unknown)|
|4G LTE Support?||Yes (AT&T)||Yes (AT&T)|
|Battery||1830 mAh Li-Ion||1730 mAh Li-Ion|
|Standby Time (Estimated)||Up to 350 hours||Unknown|
|Talk Time (Estimated)||Up to 7 hours||Unknown|
|Price (contract / off contract)||$99.99 / $449.99||$199.99 / $549.99|
As you can see, both of these amazing Windows Phones are very evenly matched with only a few areas in the hardware where they manage to out-muscle one another. Overall it looks like the Nokia Lumia 900 comes out on top thanks to its sharper display, thinner profile, larger battery, and jaw-dropping low price. With that said however, the HTC Titan II did win in a few key areas with its slightly faster processor, lighter weight, and of course that super-sized 16-megapixel camera.
Before you make your decision we think it would be wise if you check out both in-person first. At the end of the day, personal preference may dictate which of these LTE Windows Phones you end up walking out of the store with. Whichever one you do pick, there’s pretty good odds you won’t be regretting your decision.
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