Australia's 4G phones compared

We compare the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, the HTC Velocity 4G and the HTC Titan 4G

HTC this week announced the first 4G-capable Windows Phone, the Titan 4G. It is just the third 4G-capable smartphone in Australia sold by Telstra, alongside the already released HTC Velocity 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G.

Although 4G is relatively new in Australia, the arrival of the Titan 4G has now given consumers a decent selection of devices. If you're in the market for a 4G phone, we've compared the current three choices. We expect the HTC One XL to be added to this list in the coming weeks but for now, here are Australia's three 4G smartphones compared.

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Android phone

HTC Velocity 4G

HTC Velocity 4G Android phone

HTC Titan 4G

HTC Titan 4G Android phone (preview)

Operating system
Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
UI overlay
Samsung TouchWIZ
HTC Sense
N/A
Screen size
4.5in
4.5in
4.7in
Screen resolution
480x800
540x960 (qHD)
480x800
Display technology
Super AMOLED Plus
Super LCD
Super LCD
Pixel density
207ppi
245ppi
199ppi
Front camera
2-megapixels
1.3-megapixels
1.3-megapixels
Rear camera
8-megapixels w/single-LED flash
8-megapixels w/dual-LED flash
16-megapixels w/dual-LED flash
Camera features
Autofocus, geotagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilisation
Autofocus, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, instant capture
Autofocus, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilisation
Video recording
1080p HD @ 30fps (720p HD front camera)
1080p HD @ 60fps (720p HD front camera)
720p HD @ 30fps (VGA front camera)
FM radio
No
Yes
Yes
Internal memory
16GB
16GB
16GB
Expandable memory
Yes, microSD
Yes, microSD
No
Thickness
9.4mm
11.3mm
13mm
Weight
132g
163g
147g
RAM
1GB
1GB
512MB
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core (1.5GHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core (1.5GHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 single-core (1.5GHz)
Australian 3G networks
HSDPA 850/900/2100
HSDPA 850/2100
HSDPA 850/2100
Australian 4G networks
LTE 1800MHz
LTE 1800MHz
LTE 1800MHz
Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11b/g/n
802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
3.0 with A2DP
3.0 with A2DP
2.1 with A2DP
HDMI-out
No (Yes with MHL adapter)
No (Yes with MHL adapter)
No
Quoted talk time
Up to 5h
Up to 5h 10min
Up to 4h 20min
Battery capacity
1850mAh
1620mAh
1730mAh
Removable battery
Yes
Yes
No
Major carriers
Telstra
Telstra
Telstra

Would you consider buying the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, the HTC Velocity 4G or the HTC Titan 4G? Let us know in the comments below!

Related articles:

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G review
HTC Velocity 4G review
HTC Titan 4G preview
HTC One XL review

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