HTC Sensation Android phone

HTC Sensation review: A powerful beast wrapped in a sturdy, aluminium shell

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  • Expert Rating

    4.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.00 / 5 (of 7 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 792.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Larry

5.0

1

Pros
Quiet Brilliant
Cons
a bit big
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I have 2 HTC smartphone. One is HTC Sensation, another is Incredible S. HTC Sensation is awesome nad it works great for me. i got no complaint at all except that the 4.3” screen is a bit big for me to hold.

Jim

1.0

2

Pros
speaking your texts and emails, the screen (when not in the sun)
Cons
Low Bluetooth & wireless signals are deal breakers
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This phone really has some deal breaking issues. There are definately issues with the wifi and with the bluetooth.

Phone #1:

random reboots, Super short battery life, would not stay connected to wifi reliably, poor batter life and it died in less than 24 hours and could not be turned on again. The battery meter just kept dropping even though it was plugged in and the charger and cable were good.

Phone #2:

WIFI: While NOT holding the Sensation in my hnad….The signal is always about 10dBm below my laptop and iPhone when in the same location. Installing a wifi finder reveals that access points are present one moment and gone the next unless they have the strongest signal. The iPhone and the PC see 10+ access points and the Sensation can only see two of the three in my house. If you install a signal analyzer it reveals that the Sensation shows the signal varying wildly while the PC and iPhone show a steady signal.

BLUETOOTH: While playing audio the signal fades and the music skips unless the Sensation is within 2 feet of my Motorol S9 headset. if I put it in a sweathshirt pocket I get skips. If I put the sensation on my pants pocket the audio cuts out 50% of the time.

Other issues: short battery life, stalls, browser hangs, phone search results put web results at the top of the list and contacts and music at the bottom of the list off of the screen making the user think that it is not searching contacts (what happened to ranking the results and displaying the highest ranked and closest matched?), song somtimes changes when unlocking phone, VM notification still displayed when there are no messages, hard to sync music automatically and most third party sync software doesn't sync play counts or ratings, bluethooth integration with built in music player is poor, you have to tell the music player to use bluetooth each time... even if the bluetooth headset isn't already connected. Compared to the iPhone, the navigation is inconsistent. Sometimes you navigate back with the back button, sometimes it's in the software.

I think I'll go back to the iPhone, it is not as flexible as the Android OS, but it executes it's core functions flawlessy. The Android OS, or maybe the Sense overlay doesn't seem ready for prime time.

chad

4.0

3

Pros
Hot
Cons
Not
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android device will be more popular in future, because it is open source.
http://www.dootar.com/Android/

Taity

4.0

4

Pros
Front & back facing cameras, screen quality
Cons
Guessing the price - $1200 +
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Under 'Cons' you mention 'slow camera'. HTC's promotion of the camera portrays the opposite:

Instant capture camera

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.

Please will you clear up the obvious discrepancy here. Is the camera fast or slow, or otherwise just normal like most other digital cameras?

pawan

4.5

5

Pros
your phone
Cons
my phone
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its very nice phone but i can not buy this phone

Taylor Elston

5.0

6

Pros
Camera, HTC Sense
Cons
Memory
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Great Phone absolutly love it

Rupert

3.5

7

Pros
HTC Sensation
Cons
Non-Ofcom approved mobile ad comparison
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