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This is a great phone for the money when it launched. I personally own one of these device. It has great potential even when it's not rooted. It comes with tons of features. It was one of the first few devices to boast the qHD resolution. It's dual core performance is more than enough for it be in the standard among phones for over a year or two. Which is a lot of time considering how cell phones are evolving. When rooted this phone unleashes it's power with overclock capabilities of 1.5Ghz to 1.7Ghz dual core. This overclock will depend on phone to phone as silicone quality will vary from phone to phone. It's has the capabilities to match almost to the samsung galaxy s2, if NFC and front facing camera's are not much of importance. It's unique unibody is great and having the battery cover as part of the antenna is quite clever. I also like the idea of not having to remove the battery to access the microsd card.
I've done alot with this phone. It is not supported in the official MIUI releases which makes this phone even better. Who ever is looking to get a phone that has a 4.3" Display with a high resolution for T-Mobile carrier. I would say look no more, buy it and enjoy it as me and others have.
baught this phone as gift for wife as x-mas and she loves it fast phone works great nice features nice big bright screen first android ever owned and has been a wonderful expierience so far wish battery life was better but i guess if phone were meant for internet use only well they whouldnt have computers lol.
I have heard that HTC offers the best looking Android shell for the candy bar type devices and after using the Samsung version of the shell I'd have to agree. The phone works well and the interface is the best. The transferring of personal data (like contacts and photos) however, could be a bit smoother. The 4.3 size screen is ideal for my wife - her phone really, but I have been spoiled with the 4.5 size of the Galaxy SII and would not go down in size from there.
Overall, I like the phone and would recommended.
Overall, I like this phone. Feature wise, having Android gives me plenty of things on the market to download but I'd rather have plain android rather than HTC Sense. But things run fairly smoothly even with it there.
Battery life to me isn't fantastic but I'm coming from a G1 which was terrible until I had a brick of a battery to keep it running. The battery is strong enough to handle about 1 1/2 hours of GPS time and ends up at about 19%. (My experience from a recent trip) Beyond that if I use it consistently throughout the day, I'm charging it every night.
It runs apps well, doesn't hesitate with the apps I run. Plays video smoothly when I'm streaming from HBO to go or Crunchyroll.
When I was looking for an android phone I knew I couldn't afford the latest greatest but this one had been that at one time and the prices are more reasonable for it.
As for comparisons, I'm partial to Apple's interface and usability . Android still has a ways to go in making the users' experience easy and well designed as Apple's. However, for an Android phone, this one is very pleasant to use.
Great underrated phone, I would say it's as good as the Amaze 4G aside from the camera module. It's super fast, does 4G, has a QHD screen that is sharp, and its a very slim and good looking phone. What else do you want?
I bought this for my wife, to replace her on-contract phone, and i didnt want to buy it from t-mobile, cause then it would mean a new 2 yr agreement, and the extra hassle. I got a great price on ebay.
The phone is a slight battery hog, if you turn everything on, and that's true for all phones, but the 4G does eat the battery slightly quicker.
The HTC Sensation is an extremely accomplished device, but there's no getting around the feeling that it underwhelms. While it is indeed a dual-core speed demon like the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC's latest doesn't exhibit quite the same level of UI responsiveness and is furthermore saddled with a signed bootloader that prevents users from improving things themselves. Our biggest issue is with Sense, whose fancy new graphics and improved lockscreen utility can't hide the fact that the core UX hasn't materially changed from the days of the Hero.
In terms of design language, HTC is a monoglot and proud of it. The Sensation doesn't break with the company's established styling, yet its subtle physical refinements add up to make it a veritable pleasure to hold and to operate. Combining these excellent ergonomics with the phone's superior battery efficiency and generous qHD display resolution makes the Sensation a formidable foe for Samsung's celebrated new flagship. Given the choice between the two, we'd opt for the Galaxy S II for its brilliant display and snappier performance, but that's just a matter of preference. Ultimately, you'll have to decide what it is you value most in your Android superphone and pick the one that fits those needs best.
Its so much faster than my old Iphone. So useful and user friendly. HTC updates it whenever needed. The Camera works great even in night dark. I can say that it does whatever ur laptop does...
-Battery life is 2 days max, if u use it as smart phone, videos, games... u may finish it in half day...
-Mono Speaker sucks, even SRS is not enough to save the speaker... U need some nice bluetooth headset for the phone...
I got this phone on the day it was released. It scrolls so smooth. Never freezes up like my old 3g phones. The colors are vibrant and easy to see the screen during the sunlight hours.
The phone battery is the downfall. This phone gets warm when using anything data connected or related and will drain your battery at a faster rate.
I use the GPS a lot, it is always up to date and accurate. I use the internet daily to research, bid jobs, watch videos, and more.
I love this phone and have had it since June 2011 with no problems. It even tells you when to restart it. Maybe this helps avoid the force close issues. Either way, Thumbs up HTC!
absolutely perfect phone! its light weight, nice big screen, touch sensitivity is off the richter scale! Can you tell I love the phone? I got this to replace my samsung galaxy I, and was I impressed!! Would definitely buy again. One problem though, battery dies within 8-9 hours. And that's with light phone call useage. I think running apps pulls the life out of the battery fast.
I absolutely love this phone. It is very user friendly, it is very fast, it has any feature you could possibly want. I believe it is using the latest android software which is great. Size is great, battery life is standard for these smartphones. I dont have any complaints about this phone.