HTC Sensation

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HTC SensationAre you ready to dump your television in favor of a multimedia power station that fits in the palm of your hand?  Could it be that the HTC Sensation replaces your home HDTV?  Well, of course not.  Just imagine your family and friends packed in around your Smartphone watching the latest football game.  Not a pretty picture.

Then again…If you love the idea of being able to use your Smartphone for  phone calls, as well as use it as your personal digital entertainment system while on the road (or at the office), the HTC Sensation is something you should consider. The HTC Sensation offers a complete, yet easy to use entertainment experience that takes this phone to the top of charts for personal utility and fun. The premium design, complete with contoured glass edging, feels great in your hand.

Overview of the HTC Sensation

The HTC Sensation is a multimedia entertainment center that fits in the palm of your hand.  It is an Android Smartphone loaded with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HTC Sense User Interface (UI 3.0), along with some impressive features that will seriously challenge your home television set for utility and speed.

When you have the HTC Sensation you have access to an entirely new library of entertainment including apps, movies, and games.   On-demand movies look fantastic with the HTC Sensation qHD display and with Hi-Fi audio technology the sound is crisp and crystal clear.   Why not turn to your HTC Sensation any time of day to keep up with email, Facebook and Twitter and watch your favorite videos when you need a break? The HTC Sensation experience offers the complete all-in-one communication and utility gadget.

Features

The HTC Sensation is loaded with a 1.2Ghz dual core processor and 768 MB RAM so its primed for the largest 4G network available.  Playing your favorite games, multitasking between apps and downloading huge movie files is a snap.  Never miss a beat because you’ve got complete social network integration with Facebook and Twitter.  The case, with curved edges to the Gorilla glass front,  feels solid in your hand.  However, it’s a fairly large phone compared to other models with dimensions of 126.1 length x 65.4 width and x 11.3mm thin. People with smaller hands may find it a bit awkward to hold. The back of the case is really different and most appealing with a 3-tone grey and black with aluminum frame. The screen offers 540 x 960 pixels which is a higher resolution than most Smartphones the exception being the iPhone. Viewing a website on other Smartphones is sometimes disappointing.  However, the resolution in conjunction with Sensation’s qHD screen means you see more of a website at once.

The Sensation is built with the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) OS and has the latest version of HTC’s Sense user interface. The first thing you’ll notice different is the Sense 3.0 feature that you can unlock the device by dragging the ring across the screen in the usual fashion or you can drop one of the app icons above it to open and launch the app.  You can swap out any app icon to replace any of the four standard apps should you prefer to use another app.  The speaker that is built into the HTC is better than most. You can watch and record 1080p video with the HTC Sensation using the 8-megapixel camera with twin LED Flash.  Not only can you watch video on this phone, but you can also create it too. Photos are impressive with sharp detail captured by the 8-megapixel lens.

  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Dual-Core Processor
  • 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD Display
  • 8-Megapixel Camera w/ Dual LED Flash
  • 768MB RAM
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 1080p HD Video Recording
  • VGA secondary camera
  • Battery 1520 mAh
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Battery: Talk time: 7 hours; Standby time: 4-9 hours

Pros

  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Dual-Core Processor
  • OS: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Display: 4.3in super LCD (SLCD) display
  • Touchscreen: 540 x 960 pixels resolution
  • Dual LED Flash
  • Sense 3.0 and the new un-lock screen feature

Cons

  • Front camera is disappointing
  • Battery life not all that great when handset is frequently used
HTC Sensation4Moby2011-10-16 14:25:17Are you ready to dump your television in favor of a multimedia power station that fits in the palm of your hand?  Could it be that the HTC Sensation …