HTC Sensation–A Multimedia Superphone

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HTC recently unveiled its latest smartphone – the HTC Sensation which was rumored as the HTC Pyramid but now it’s finally official as the Sensation. So, what’s this new device all about? Let’s go ahead and find out.

The HTC Sensation sports extremely high quality and great looking hardware with top notch specs.

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It features a premium aluminum unibody construction which gives the device a solid feel, durability & makes it look better.

It has a 4.3 inch qHD Super LCD display with the resolution of 960 x 540 which offers 35% more pixels than a typical WVGA display with the resolution of 800 x 480.

HTC haven’t just bumped up the resolution, they have made the screen on the Sensation a true widescreen display. The device has a 16:9 aspect ratio that lets you enjoy movies in full glory without any black bands or letterboxes.

The new aspect ratio makes the phone fit more nicely in the hand because of a narrow profile. The HTC Sensation offers a contoured glass which feels great as well as protects the screen from sand, dust etc.

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Also, the Sensation has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz dual core processor with 768 MB of RAM. 2 cores with a lot of program memory should be a quite awesome.

What’s new in HTC Sense 3.0?

The latest version of HTC Sense has a lot more to offer compared to its previous iterations. One of the things that have undergone a major transformation is the lockscreen. HTC Sense 3.0 features an “active lockscreen” as HTC call it. The new lockscreen lets you access much stuff without even unlocking the device. For instance, you can check weather, stocks, facebook updates etc right on the lockscreen.

 

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Also, you can put up to 4 app shortcuts right on the lockscreen for quick & easy access. If you want to access the camera app & capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment, you don’t need to unlock your phone, find the camera app & then launch it, it’s just there on the lock screen. Everything is now “instant”.

The HTC Sensation also has instant camera capture for zero delay in capturing photo. As soon as you tap the capture key, the picture is right there without any kind of delay.

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The Sensation captures videos in full 1080p at up to 30 fps with stereo sound recording.

The HTC Sensation has all the things that you might care about from DLNA to HDMI output. Pretty sweet!clip_image012

The new HTC Watch service let’s you watch Hollywood movies on the go with progress downloading that let’s see you watch them without having to wait for the entire thing to download.

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The device will be available in the US on T-Mobile as the HTC Sensation 4G (T-Mobile HSPA+) and in the areas like Europe and Asia pacific soon.

Full specs:

Processor Dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™, 1.2 GHz
Operating System Android™ platform (Gingerbread)
Internal Memory 768 MB RAM, 4 GB Internal Storage (1 GB user addressable)
Display 4.3” (diagonal) qHD(540×960 pixels)
Network GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPS GPS/AGPS
Camera 8 megapixel autofocus camera with Dual LED flash
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi®: 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm audio jack, SDHC capable microSDcard slot (8GB card inc.)
Battery 1520mAh LiIon
Dimensions 5″ (L) x 2.6″ (W) x 0.44″ (T)
Weight 5.2 ounces

The HTC Sensation looks like an extremely powerful & a fantastic multimedia smartphone to me. What do you guys think?


Comments

50 responses to “HTC Sensation–A Multimedia Superphone”

  1.  “instant camera capture” – not much required ,hough a unique function to make this phone ‘multimedia phone’
    What I like in HTC is its power to run Android and its UI.No keypad? I am wanna go for ‘HTC 7 Pro’ next time.
    btw improve your skills(writing) as a tech-blogger and enhance your post with small observations you make with any phone.(what most people like and love to know if they are willing to buy the phone)
    Over all its a good ‘intro blog’ for a phone,but it could have been better.

  2. Either this or the Galaxy S2 is the best spec’d phone right now. I wonder how does it performs in quadrant. The GS2 I saw it scored 3000+ Which is insane.

  3. But, Sensation has a qHD display compared to Galaxy S 2’s WVGA display. 🙂 

  4. yes, but the GS2  is only 8.49mm thick compared to Sensation’s not even close 11.3mm. Plus, GS2 has Super AMOLED Plus(TM).  GS2 also has bigger 1GB RAM, and has bigger 16GB INTERNAL storage compared to sensation’s 768mb and 8gb microsd memory.

  5. Well, you can expand the memory. 32 GB is more than enough I guess 🙂 Also, Sensation has a better quality hardware, it’s a bit thicker, but looks better  & Sense 3.0 is amazing which blows Touchwiz 4 out of the water! 🙂

  6. No, I just said that because Internal storage is better than microsd.

    Edit – I meant to say that it is faster. I kinda like TouchWiz 4, kinda looks like wp7, the widgets at least.

  7. Dude, even you know that Sense 3.0 looks much better and qHD resolution does matter! 😉

  8. Tushar Sundrani Avatar
    Tushar Sundrani

    Gr8 phone but the problem with HTC is that they launch awesome phones very soon for instance Desire HD looks nothin when compared to this… So yea if u buy a HTC there are very high chances that your phone will become obsolete soon… Gr8 work btw..

  9. a better multimedia phone, i’ll surely keep it in mind, before buying a smartphone…
    it looks amazing 🙂

  10.  I’ve tried Sense 3.0, didn’t like it remember? Plus, many apps, live wallpapers in particular, are not compatible with qHD.

  11. But, qHD will come on more and more device now. More pixels are definitely better buddy 😉

  12.  Oh gosh this thread is really getting smaller. I agree, qHD might be the future resolution. I think I’m just bitter because my devices are on WVGA. haha!

  13. How small can this go?

  14. Nice review! If I ever feel like getting a smartphone, I may consider this one. I just hate the date plan that they force you to buy. Too much unnecessary spending.

  15. Even I don’t no.. lol 😀 

  16.  Avatar
    Anonymous

     Awesome! Thank you @twitter-77507047:disqus for the link! for the link!

  17.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Awesome I’ll surely buy it whatever be the cost! Thanx @twitter-77507047:disqus ! !

  18. HTC is so Awesome…gr8 review for the device..!
    amazing blog bro….keep it up 😉

  19. A super article for a super device. Nice. Really. Good. Going. 🙂

  20.  awesome…looks like the best HTC has got now..but the price should be below 35k.

  21. Reetesh Chhatpar Avatar
    Reetesh Chhatpar

    This is indeed impressive informative content for users planning to buy the device. A section on PROS & CONS could have made it more rich. But, good show Paras. Users like us look forward to receive such information, so please continue this trend. Good show.

  22. Great article and the phone looks great! I’m curious about the keyboard though…. ?

  23. I can’t wait to get my hands on the device. Like to see how Sense UI 3.0 pans out. Not its biggest fanbut I love the improvments coming up

  24.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    It has a 4.3 inch display. So, input would be no problem at all. HTC will also include a modified version of the “Swype” keyboard and many more options as well which will work great. Typing on it is even faster than on a hardware keyboard! 🙂

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    Anonymous

    Typing on this huge 4.3 inch display is a breeze. Also, HTC will include a modified version of the Swype keyboard called “Trace” which will work wonders. Much faster & easier than most hardware keyboards out there 🙂 

  26. Looks like it will be around that price point 🙂 

  27. Looks like it will be around that price point 🙂 

  28. Thanks 🙂 

  29. Thanks a lot bro 🙂 

  30. There are chances that the device will become obsolete but after 1.5 years at least 😉 

  31. There are chances that the device will become obsolete but after 1.5 years at least 😉 

  32. Thanks 🙂 But, this was just an “overview” not a “review” 😉

  33. Thanks 🙂 But, this was just an “overview” not a “review” 😉

  34. I’m a big fan of the Sense UI. It’s the best OEM skin on Android. Ever. 

  35. I’m a big fan of the Sense UI. It’s the best OEM skin on Android. Ever. 

  36. Thanks 🙂 

  37. Thanks 🙂 

  38. Looks good. But, sadly, it’s another Android device – which means it’ll soon be outdated or obsolete because Android phones are made to fit the OS, rather than the other way around. There’s still no point to dual core because Android isn’t optimised for it. Android is a virtual machine system, whichis why it’s so sluggish and needs large processors, rather than running straight from the hardware.

    HTC themselves though are really making good steps forward. I’m partly hoping they’ll ditch Android and just make their own OS, i think they’re a big enough name now to shift significant units, and then they ditch the POS that is Android

  39. I’m a not a big fan of Android but I’m a big fan of what HTC does. Integrating social into the OS, improving the UX a lot by bringing missing stuff to the table, the Sense UI and the htcsense.com cloud features. Rumours have been around that HTC is working on an HTC app store for Android and WP7. Also, maybe HTC creates it’s own OS in the near future. It’s a really really great company.

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    Anonymous

    HTC has a custom OS for budget phones. Plus the market is already saturated
    with enough OS

  41. Maybe you’re right lol 

  42.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Adding another OS to the market is a complete waste. 🙂

  43. No, it’s not. There’s still a long way to go yet.

  44.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    We have got iOS, Android, Windows phone 7, Blackberry.. that’s one to many

  45.  so what? just pick what you like, there’s never too much choice.

  46. Don’t forget Symbian, Maemo, MeeGo, Bada, Brew and some even use Windows Mobile hehe 😉  

  47.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    There is always a treshold, where it makes no sense to have that man

  48.  if they’re all the same, yes. But Symbian has features no others do, Maemo is a full Linux distro, WP7 and iOS are for the Windows/Mac ecosystems, and BB isn’t really for much of anything. It’s like saying we have Dell and Toshiba why have other companies making Windows computers. Different things appeal to different people. If the only OSs on the market were iOS, WP7 and Android then open source fans and Linux users will be totally left out of the consumer market. So long as there’s enough difference between them it doesn’t matter one bit how many there are, it means there’s more choice.

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