HTC Sensation Review
HTC is one of the leading brands when it comes to smartphones. HTC Sensation is one of the best sellers of the company. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread , and is the first of the HTC smartphones to support the HTC Sense 3.0 user interface.
The Sensation is equipped with a camera, loudspeaker, FM radio, WiFi with the included Personal Hotspot feature, Bluetooth and 1GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB.
HTC Sensation Features
The HTC Sensation features a multi touch, 4.3 inches, 540 x 960 pixels S-LCD capacitive touchscreen display. Great for viewing e-mails, browsing the web, watching videos, viewing photos and gaming.
It has 2 cameras, a front facing camera (secondary) and a back camera (primary). The primary camera boasts of 8 megapixels with dual-LED flash, face detection capabilities and autofocus. It results in great photo quality, even in dark scenes. The video recorder can capture videos at 1080p at 30fps with audio recording. The secondary camera can capture VGA quality photo stills as well as video recordings with audio.
Aside from the fact that it can store MP3 audio formats, for people who love their music, it also has a built in Stereo FM radio with RDS and also features loudspeaker playback. It also plays WAV ringtones. It also features an SRS sound enhancement as well as an equalizer settings when earphones are plugged in.
As for connectivity, it is WiFi and 3G capable, so you are connected virtually anywhere you are. You can browse the web and read emails. Push notifications can be enabled for emails so you get your emails at a timely manner of your choice. You can also share your phone's internet connection with other devices through the Personal Hotspot feature.
It has an internal memory of 1GB and 768 MB RAM. Memory can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.
The HTC Sensation is equipped with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for HTC Sense so you can share photos and videos as well as update your status easily.
Although the HTC Sensation is packed with great features, there are a few issues with the screen's contrast as it is lost when the phone is tilted at a certain angle and the colors seem like they fade. The reflective screen coating also diminishes sunlight legibility although not as bad as some of the other mid- to high-end smartphones we’ve tested.
On a full charge, the HTC Sensation can last up to 285 hours on standby and up to 420 minutes of talk time. However actual battery life varies wildly depending on how you use the phone and which of its features you keep on. Under normal use, with WiFi and Bluetooth kept off, the Sensation will last for a day or so.
The HTC Sensation is a powerful smartphone and can hold its own against any of the leading brands in smartphones. If you can overlook some of its flaws, like the contrast and sunlight legibility issues, then it is worth getting.