HTC Sensation White

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A phone oozing quality and power on all fronts. Winning combination of customizable and attractive software with solid aluminium styling. Interface performance issues are a small complaint.

THE GOOD

Great build, cool concave screen, dual core power, snappy and sharp camera

THE BAD

Heavy, occasional interface lag, HTC Sense interface is slightly stagnating

9out of 10 read review

User Reviews (38)

7.6 read reviews
Talk Time8 hours
Standby Time14.6 days
Network (Band)Quad GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Operating SystemAndroid
Software Memory768 MB RAM
Display Resolution540 x 960 pixels
Display Size4.30 inches
Display Colours
Dimensions126.1mm x 65.4mm x 11.3mm
Weight148g
GPSYes
Camera Resolution8.0 megapixels
Video CameraYes
Camera FlashYes
Camera Features8-megapixel, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization, face detection, and instant capture
DataGSM/HSDPA
Browser
Bluetooth3.0
TV OutYes
TouchscreenYes
Memory CardmicroSD up to 32GB and 8 GB included
Internal Memory1GB
MMSYes
E-mailYes
JavaYes
Wi-FiYes
9out of 10

At Last – A Debut for Dual-Core

Sensational Stuff: The HTC Sensation’s dual-core processor makes for an all-new mobile phone experience

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, HTC’s attempt at a dual-core phone has finally arrived in the form of the fantastic Sensation. On the outside, it looks like any other smartphone with its shiny aluminium casing and curvaceous build. On the inside, however, it’s a completely different story; the Sensation boasts a 1.2GHz dual processor – making it insanely fast. Mix in an 8MP camera, vibrant 4.3 inch display and a broad range of connectivity options and you’ve got yourself an excellent high-spec phone. First impressions suggest this could be one of the year’s most exciting releases.

What We Like

As you’d expect, the highlight of the HTC Sensation is that it’s incredibly fast, and this insane speed can be attributed to the astonishing power of the dual-core processor found within. 3G and Wi-Fi are of course both supported by the Sensation, and the power of two makes for a rapid browsing experience here both at home and in public when connected to internet hotspots.

Aside from the phone’s speed, the general build of the handset is also impressive. The curvy edges look the part whilst the aluminium exterior gives the Sensation a strong, rigid feel. The screen is another design highlight, measuring colossal 4.3-inches diagonally and displaying bright, crisp colours at a pixel resolution of 540x960.

The Sensation also boasts an intuitive Android interface that’s bursting with excellent widgets and uniquely customisable features. The user can enjoy up to seven different homescreens at any one time, and it’s possible to organise these under a range of categories such as ‘work’, ‘play’ and ‘travel’ – a neat feature from the brains back at HTC HQ.

The high-spec camera and video faculties on-board the Sensation are further positives of the device. 8-megapixels and 1080p video recording look impressive on paper and the dual LED flash and autofocus that feature here are equally welcome additions to the already fit-to-burst spec list. The Android Market is another of the handset’s many highlights, and app-lovers should find themselves right at home with the selection of handy and often entertaining apps on offer.

What We Don't Like

The biggest concern we have over the Sensation is its battery life. With so many innovative features on-board, it’s only to be expected that the phone will struggle to keep up, and early signs show that a day of moderate use will be enough to drain the battery entirely.

Elsewhere, there are concerns over the heaviness and bulkiness of the Sensation handset. At 142g, it’s no lightweight and can be a burden to carry round all day in comparison to some of the more compact smartphones out there. Still, this is only a minor problem and shouldn’t be enough to put off prospective buyers altogether.

Conclusion

All-in-all, the Sensation is a great smartphone that meets and exceeds basic expectations: it has a powerful dual-core processor, vibrant 4.3-inch display, innovative UI, high-spec camera, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity and much, much more. HTC have made a serious statement of intent with this release, and rival companies such as Samsung and BlackBerry will need to up their game in order to compete with a company who are undoubtedly punching well above their weight.

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7.6

The HTC Sensation is HTC’s first dual core phone and is by far one of the best that HTC has ever had. The battery life compliments well the features that the phone offer, thus it means recharging every now and then will never be an issue. Its multimedia features are equally impressive as well as the megapixel camera that makes photo and video capture a very rewarding experience. If you are to shop for phones and would want to get the best there is, the HTC Sensation can surely top your list.

8.5out of 10

bought this phone because they said it's great. i've been using it for these past 4 months and i can say that it IS great. usability and features is top notch, the best i had. could have a bettery battery life though. i got it with the Wii.

8.5out of 10

not all dual core is fast, a lesson I learned when I started using this phone. It Is not slow but I am quite expecting it to be faster. In fact I am not really at all convinced that it is actually dual core in the first place.

8.5out of 10

bettery life is horrible.. aside from that.. its a great phone..

8out of 10

this phone has power and speed at the expense of battery.. very poor battery...

8out of 10

i just bought this it's awesome!!!! i called just now... this phone is better than sg2.. ihave tested the s2 from my brother,, very boring.. go for xl or xe, very nice phone com,pared to sg2! you will be satisfied espcially htc sense.. htc d best!!

9out of 10

this phone has it all..! i'm glad i bought this.,.! i love how powerful it is and very fast! it has all the smartphone features. althugh it is pretty costly, it is worth the money!

8.5out of 10

i was torn between getting this phone or a blackberry torch.. i opted to buy this one instead.. so far it's an ok phone. no lags or hangs or wahtever. camera is brilliant and the multimedia and audio quality is excellent.. one thing that is not ok is the battery..i'm after for a new powerful battery on e-bay, said it would make my phone last longer..anyway, overall rating is 8 for it.

8out of 10

powerful phone with great applications and cutomization options! my first time owning an htc phone. this one's great!!

9out of 10

This phone does it all! I have all the things I need in this phone. I love the customization, it's super! I can change my profiles and widgets and everything! Plus the camera takes very good pictures. It's also easy to use! I got this phone through an online deal on O2 and it's very easy to pay too. I am happy I purchased this.

10out of 10

the htc sensation is brilliant eye candy,., i love the design and look of it,.! and the ui graphics is very entertaining,.. camera is also a great feature in the htc sensation.. cool phone.. i say its a must have!!

9out of 10

when i first experienced an htc phone, it had htc sense. now, i dont buy other phones without htc sense! when i heard of this, i knew this phone will totally focus and bring the htc sense capability to its fullest! i bought this without thinking and this phone is indeed great! my overall rating for the htc sensation is 10!

10out of 10

Indeed, it is another phone that HTC should be proud about. But it does not offer anything new to old HTC users.

8.5out of 10

I do not want to lose this phone wherever I go. It is stable and I have everything that I need here. It is just awesome and amazing all together. I had some problems with it at first but when I learned using it properly, there was no turning back for me.

9out of 10

the best phone ever in the world!! i love you htc!!

8.5out of 10

This might be one of the best decisions I made this year. I do not know much about cellphone technologies but the way I see it, it is really great and I do not think I would be buying another set of phones ever again.

8out of 10

If the Sensation XE is already available in your country, then I suggest that you get the phone right away and not settle for this phone anymore. Although it is good and efficient, the improvements in the XE makes the XE much better.

8.5out of 10

the htc sensation is brilliant eye candy,., i love the design and look of it,.! and the ui graphics is very entertaining,.. camera is also a great feature in the htc sensation.. cool phone.. i say its a must have!!

9out of 10

It is much like the Wildfire S2 in terms of software usability. It's pretty much the same but I prefer this one over the other. It's because of a higher spec (2 cores!) and better array of features. It costs way higher though.

8out of 10

First look and it has captivated me. the memory is decent as well as the screen quality. But the camera is good at 8MP. It is packed with a lot of features too.

8out of 10

I like the screen, that's one. The camera is also nice. It's quite fast since its Android and the storage is also decent. But it lacks some features I need. I should have waited for more cell phone releases before I decided to buy this one.

8out of 10

Why would anyone go for the xe?The Galaxy Nexus has More RamThe Display on nexus uses coeonntivnal RGB which is way better than the pathetic Pentile Matrix used on xe, and S amoled features darker black, better contrast and less saturation than SLCD1.2ghz oamp processor is much faster than old scorpion processor even though its 1,5 ghzThe beats audio ain't that great, the one with the phone arent those high end beatsThe nexus has wayy more phone memoryThe nexus will recieve updates first

0.1out of 10

I do not really have much to say about this phone. It’s okay for starters but for people who have much demand on space, it can be quuite problematic because you still need to purchase additional storage for it. I mean, why pay more if they can already place the memory there in the first place?

8out of 10

Na, this one is just a bit overrated. Everything about it is mediocre. Would have not complained if not for the prize. I was really expecting a lot more.

8out of 10

A 4.3" multi-touch screen will make you feel like you are watching at a widescreen tv and it is perfect for watching movies and capturing one because it has a 8MP camera.

9out of 10

I have used both camera is better in sensation, if weight is not a problem, go in for HTC sensation. Scorpion processor 1.2ghz dc is better. qHD resolution with 256 ppi is much better than s2. For more space procure 16 gd or 32 gb micro sd cardfor sense and transfer some huge applications to memory card.

8out of 10

HTC sensation is more better than Samsung galaxy. In HTC there only one problem that is the sound, it is too low, but its sound is very clear, meaning high clarity. Camera, touch everything is more than Samsung. I was Samsung customer , once I used HTC after that I am a HTC customer and a lover also of their products. Now since then HTC is one part of my life. Now I am using HTC sensation. And I am feeling better.

8out of 10

I have a sensation phone for about 2 weeks everything is amazing but the battery if handled properly can last you up to 1 and half days worth mild use. The ICS update just makes it even better. I cant recommend this phone enough just amazing it will give xperia S a run for its money .

8.5out of 10

I just love my sensation, using ICS for past more than a month at start it was a bit sow but after a few days its awesome, never hang or never faced any problem. Accept the battery life, I have installed many applications. Does anyone know how much will be the price of sensation xl or sl which support sensation, I have ask HTC customer they recommend it if has been updated to ics.

8out of 10

I hate this phone, I got it for my upgrade and not even 24 hours later it was over heating and shutting off just using it. Called t mobile, my provider and they said they haven’t heard that problem and would give me a new one for free. So I did that and needles to say I haven’t had this phone a year yet and it overheats to the point where touching it hurts.

6out of 10

I am facing a problem with my camera..my sensation takes photos in 8mp but the size of every photo is less than 1mb and quality of the photo is very poor specially at indoor and out focused and same problem with cam coder.

7out of 10

My HTC sensation has recently stopped working on WiFi. It keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. I have tried it with different service providers and the result is the same. What is the nature of this fault.

7out of 10

The battery life for ics or gb is miserable with the original. battery only 4 hours with wifi and game. Play is even worst totally unstable points charging up to 80 percent is smooth. But after that it takes almost 2.5 hours to charge the rest, touch sensitivity after screen protector is not so good ics update helped in many ways but in the end poor battery n percentage by HTC.

7out of 10

On GB everything worked butter smooth but on ICS the performance of the phone is not up to the mark. I guess what has happened is that after ICS update the phones which were performing badly on GB have improved but the ones which were performing blazingly fast on GB have become slow.

7.5out of 10

HTC Sensation always gave me a problem with the battery that it never last too long but after I install the update of the ICS back on May 16th the problems increase at that very same moment! The phone battery goes crazy. The phone turns off & on & I need to use the charge for the phone to turn on completely.

6.5out of 10

I think this website is good! I can't log on thuogh! Anyone why? also my writing is plain white so I literally have to highlight it to see it anyone know why? Thanks because as you would think it's annoying me!

9out of 10

This is a great phone, and so is the iphone, I don't think they <a href="http://cyopmiacvg.com">shulod</a> be compared to each other in terms of which one is better. This is because they both do different things, for diffrent people, for example the iphone is nice, looks beautiful, and has a lot of free games. But, the Diamond also has some perks, for example: tethering is easy and with WMWiFi router you can use your phone as a wireless access point, copy and pasting helps to do stuff and you can use it as a removable storage device for a computer. So the question isn't which one is better, it is what do you want to do with your device.

0out of 10

well maybe, but its that those apps are installed, they just dont show up at first, but when i wait and then do sehntmiog to reload home screen then they show after a time. Well i dont have a camera to make video :/ I could probably send u some pictures if it helps http://khkmdpetw.com [url=http://iceegwukjg.com]iceegwukjg[/url] [link=http://srozadwfuc.com]srozadwfuc[/link]

0out of 10

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