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HTC Sensation

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The HTC Sensation is a multimedia superphone. Want to be entertained like never before? On-demand movies look great with a stunning qHD display, and t...

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“A True Sensation?”

published 11/10/2011

ProSleek design, overall a well thought through phone

ConsPoor Battery Life, DLNA complicated to use

Introduction:- Upon being selected recently to test a HTC Sensation for a fortnight on behalf of Ciao I was more than eager to get my hands on the phone to put it through its paces. The reason for this being that I currently own a HTC Wildfire S, and really wanted to see what improvements had...

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ProThe graphics, screen and sound quality are stunnin...

ConsBattery life, SatNav and connectivity issues.

I’m the kind of girl that likes technology but not the price tag so I was delighted when Ciao asked me if I’d still be willing to test the new HTC Sensation Smartphone. Although I’m very much in love with my Samsung B3410, I’ve always been curious about Smartphones with the main question being...

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ProSleek design, camera, ease of navigation/use, apps...

ConsBattery runs out fairly quickly, sometimes the cam...

The Superman of Smart Phones! A mobile phone, Wi-Fi hotspot, 8 megapixel camera, HD video recorder, high speed web browser and so much more - It’s possible with the HTC sensation! I have been selected to test this phone by ciao, so I did not buy it and I was given two weeks to try it out. - Main...

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Excellent

ProCan do just about anything!

ConsCan't always get Youtube to work properly.

When it comes to the world of mobile phones, no one could ever accuse me of being ahead of the game. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Mobile phones were quite commonplace when I gave in and reluctantly bought my first “brick” about 10 years ago, and ever since that time my philosophy when it...

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Excellent

ProExcellent all round smart phone, wide range of fea...

Consbuilt in FM radio signal rather dissapointing

HTC Sensation Review Introduction In the past, I have owned a number of basic phones that were used just to make phone calls and to send text messages. Having recently bought the Sony Ericsson Xperia x8 smart phone I had started to get used to a reasonably good level of internet services through...

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“HTC Amazing”

published 26/09/2011

ProEase of use, looks great, so much to do

ConsBattery life

I have recently been given the chance to trial the new HTC Sensation mobile phone, and while I do love my current Blackberry Curve phone, I have, to put it mildly, been quite blown away by the HTC! From first glances, it appeared to combine everything I loved about the Blackberry with a much...

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Excellent

Propacked with features, user friendly, it's like a m...

Consbattery can drain a bit quick

I’ve owned and used several mobile phones during my time on this mortal coil, starting with those lovely ‘brick’ ones way back in the early days, (you know, the ones where you needed a ruck sack to carry the battery around). Luckily, over the years phones have become easier to carry and have...

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Super

ProGood clear screen, quick easy access to the intern...

ConsManual lacks information battery life goes quickly

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to test the HTC sensation. This is my first experience of both a smart phone and a phone that doesn’t have buttons but a swipe screen so I wasn’t sure how well I would cope to set it all up and get it going. Given this is on test I am reviewing this...

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Super

ProLooks great, gorgeous screen, good multi media fea...

ConsThe battery life is poor

The Simply sensational HTC Sensation I was lucky enough to be chosen by Ciao to receive a HTC Sensation to review a few weeks back. Previous to the Sensation I had been using a Samsung Galaxy S2 which I absolutely adored with the exception of the Kies software that came bundled with it so I knew...

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“A touchy phone”

published 02/02/2012

ProLots to do on it, touch screen, easy to use

Consbattery, sometimes freezes

I was bought this phone a few months ago after my last one decided it was going to give up on me. This is the first touch screen phone I have had and I was a little apprehensive at first about using it. My main worry was whether it would be easy enough for me to use without having to keep...

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Satisfactory

ProGood looking, very powerful and a huge high qualit...

ConsMany, many niggles and hardly ever any signal.

Ok so I was due an upgrade on my contract and having become increasingly disheartened with Samsung phones not being able to hold charge long enough to be any good to anyone, I looked towards the HTC Sensation and to say I made a huge error is a huge understatement. On arrival the HTC Sensation...

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“HTC - How Terribly Cool!”

published 10/07/2012

ProLooks great, huge range of features, good deals ca...

ConsLarge

I have my mobile on contract through Virgin, I exchanged my old one for the HTC Sensation about 6 months ago due to the fact that I could get an amazing deal by being a Virgin Media customer at home. I had the choice of a Blackberry, a Samsung Galaxy or this one with a few pounds per month...

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“HTC Sensational!”

published 11/08/2011

ProLooks Good, very easy to Use

ConsBattery life could be better

Background I was an iPhone user and very proud of it! I managed to get my 3GS 16GB iPhone in February 2010 for free on a £35 / month contract and was happy that I had beaten the system to a certain extent! Unfortunately, my contract came up for expiry and I was faced with a challenge – do I just...

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Excellent

ProGreat phone, GPS, game unit and camera

ConsShort battery life like all Smartphones

HTC Sensation: I am going to start this review by saying that I am not intending to go too much into the technical specifications as you can find them anywhere and knowing me I probably will get them into anyway. This phone is not my first Android phone (see my review of HTC hero) so this was...

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“It really is sensational”

published 16/08/2012

Prospeedy processor, great build quality, camera, dis...

Consoccasionally bad call quality, slight defects in b...

The build quality is the first thing you notice and it is great with a matte aluminium finish and a full glass front. It has a really good feel to it, although on the downside, there is a slight creak on the bottom left corner when the phone is pressed relatively hard. There is also a possibility...

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Product Information : HTC Sensation

Manufacturer's product description

The HTC Sensation is a multimedia superphone. Want to be entertained like never before? On-demand movies look great with a stunning qHD display, and they sound crystal clear with Hi-Fi audio technology. The HTC Sensation also includes an immersive HTC Sense experience making this phone easy-to-use and a top entertainer. The premium design, complete with contoured glass edging, feels great in your hand. Remember that time you pressed the shutter button and had to wait while your camera phone finished taking the picture? With the instant capture camera, the moment you press the button is the same moment the photo is captured. Never let a great shot slip away. Surf the web in style with multi-window browsing, a quick lookup tool for jumping to Wikipedia or YouTube and the latest Flash support for smooth video playback. HTC has transformed the lockscreen into a window to the good stuff on your phone - you can check up on your portfolio, view your friend's status, and more. Have you ever held a thunderstorm in your hand? When checking the weather - feel the sun's rays or wipe away the droplets of water.

Product Details

Product Description: HTC Sensation - Android Phone - GSM / UMTS

Product Type: Android Phone - 3G

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile

Mobile Services: YouTube, HTC Watch

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 65 mm x 11 mm x 126 mm

Weight: 148 g

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: Colour - 4.3", LCD display - colour - 4.3" - Super LCD

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen, Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Operating System: Google Android, Google Android 2.3

User Interface: HTC Sense

Instant Messaging Services: Yes, Google Talk

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A , AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Talk Time: Up to 495 minutes, Up to 400 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 400 hours

Colour: White, Metallic brown, Matt white

SAR Value: 0.36 W/kg

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSDPA

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Long Name: Sensation

Manufacturer: HTC

Display / Diagonal Size: 4.30000244140625

Cellular / Integrated Components: 8 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player; GPS receiver

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

RAM / Installed Size: 768

OS Provided / Type: Android OS 2.3

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Display Type: S-LCD

Cellular / Operating System: Android

General

MPN: IS_HTC sensation uk, Sensation White, HTC Sensation, 99918461, 99HNA168-00, 99HNA037-00, 10024720, 99HNA034-00, 99HNA033-00, 99HNA039-00

Product Type: Android Phone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Width: 65 mm

Depth: 11 mm

Height: 126 mm

Weight: 148 g

Body Material: Aluminium

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Body Colour: White, Metallic brown, Matt white

SAR Value: 0.36 W/kg

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile

Operating System: Google Android, Google Android 2.3

User Interface: HTC Sense

Input Device(s): Touch screen, Multi-touch , capacitive

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Instant Messaging Services: Yes, Google Talk

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Messaging & Data Features: Macromedia Flash support, Adobe Flash support

Mobile Services: YouTube, HTC Watch

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 3.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth Profiles: File Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP), Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP), Message Access Profile (MAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

Additional Features: DLNA Certified, video editor, widgets support

Ring Tone Formats: WAV, MP3, AMR, WMA

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 40

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Processor

Type: QUALCOMM Snapdragon, QUALCOMM MSM8260

Clock Speed: 1.2 GHz

Memory

RAM: 768 MB

User Memory: 1 GB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 32 GB

ROM: 1 GB

Digital Camera

Sensor Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Camera Light Source: LED light

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Digital Video Formats: 3gp

Features: Video recording, Video recording, Geo-tagging

Self Timer Delay: Yes

Still Image Formats: JPEG

Navigation System

Navigation: GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Google Maps

Display

Type: Colour, LCD display - colour

Diagonal Size: 4.3"

Display Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels

Display Languages: Danish, Czech, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours

Technology: Super LCD

Connections

Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Micro-USB

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1520 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 495 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 400 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 350 hrs ¦ Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 400 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter , power adapter

Also Included: microSDHC - 8 GB

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 08/06/2011