Much like most of the previous 5 or so high-end Android smartphones for T-Mobile, like the T-Mobile G2x and Sidekick 4G, the retail packaging with the HTC Sensation 4G follows in the same path. Naturally, an image of the handset prominently graces the box with the T-Mobile and HTC Sensation 4G names all present throughout its sides. Moreover, we’re presented with some noteworthy specifications in the rear to get people drooling about this high-caliber smartphone. Inside though, there isn’t anything particularly exciting since it’s packed along with the usual set of items – like the micro USB cable, wall charger, stereo headphones with clip & ear buds, and an appropriate quick start guide.
Not deviating from the wonderful design and construction that we saw with the European model, T-Mobile’s version is absolutely identical except for the distinguishable T-Mobile branding found near its earpiece. Aside from that, everything else remains absolutely the same, which isn’t a bad thing at all considering it’s top-notch in many ways. With the 4G moniker on board for the ride, it’s enabled to work with Big Magenta’s acceptably fast HSPA+ network – so expect web surfing to be fun and swift.
Undeniably at the top of the ladder amongst the current crop, the HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3” qHD Super LCD display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, 768MB RAM, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, full 1080p video recording, VGA front-facing camera, 8GB microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, aGPS. In terms of software, it’s running the latest version of HTC’s popular Sense UI running on top of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Of course, we’ll be checking it out extensively to see how it handles, but in the meantime, you can watch our unboxing video below. In addition, if you’re curious about the European model, please check out our review – but expect our in-depth review of T-Mobile’s version soon!