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HTC Sense 4.0 Overview

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HTC Sense 4.0 Overview
Realizing that it needs to change something to get back on the right track again, HTC has reworked many of its offerings. Not only has the company made changes to the styling of its smartphones, but it has also innovated its custom software found on those devices – the Sense UI. With the launch of its newest handsets – the One series of Androids, HTC has introduced a new version of Sense, which comes as an answer to all the negative feedback that the company received regarding its UI overlay. Most importantly, HTC has put a lot of effort into simplifying the UI in order to make it a bit easier to work with, and a bit lighter on the processor as well. After spending some time with the quad-core One X, we can safely say that the company has achieved its goals for the most part, but alas, there's still some work to be done.

Watch the video below and check out the screenshot gallery for an in-depth overview of HTC Sense 4.0! And, if you'd like to see how this whole thing works on an actual handset, feel free to read our HTC One X Review!







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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:27 3

1. zheking (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I don't like the battery on the one x or am totally sold for it

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:58

14. POSifanything (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


Is there going to be a android phone coming out besides the GS3 that can out performed the gs2? because this demo is just embarassing... it laggy and choppy as hell among other things... I thought this was a brand new hardware supposed to be the next generation? WOW REALLY??? POS and a EPIC FAIL

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 18:44 2

22. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I own a galaxy s2 but have been using and testing a one x for several days now and must say its very impressive. Ive seen no lag and in many cases Ive seen it respond faster than my s2,now considering its quad core and has ice cream sandwich its understandable. Ive havent liked HTC phones of last year but i must say the one x is a comeback phone and sense 4.0 is a much needed update,albeit id like betterm icons Will be still waiting to see what Samsung Will unveil with the s3 before i decided on purchasing an s3 or HTC one x as my next upgrade

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 01:02

28. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


The Tegra 3 inside the One X is not the latest and greatest. Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processors have been proven to get better benchmark results (One S). This is because of the Snapdragon die size, compared to the Tegra 3. In Quadrant for example, I have seen the One X get 4200~, whilst the One S gets 5100~.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:35 5

2. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


If you wan't to improve, then just get rid of the non-Sense bloatware.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:37 1

3. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I'm gonna download the rom for this
for sensation.....

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:20 1

4. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Been testing and using a one x for a day or two now,its a class phone! Think HTC need to update their icons though they look a little dated

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:41 1

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


a little? more like totally dated

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 21:06

24. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


They need to be more squared like ICS icons

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:25

5. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Is there a way to categorize apps and label them in the app drawer? It's one of the features I would have to say I love about MotoBlur.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:45 2

6. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


that's one really glitchy browser, but I won't be using it anyway.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:01 7

7. leftheodo (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


The buttons on the browser ALWAYS appear when you slide your finger fast from the top to the bottom! The "blink" when you zoom in is there because the "rearrange text to fit page" feature is turned on, so the phone rearranges the text everytime you zoom in or out! You can turn it off in browser/settings/advanced settings if you don't like it! I would suggest you do your homework before you do a software overview or never do one again ( I would go for the 2nd if i were you ) ! Anw we all know that you are an iFan and try to find cons on every phone you review that is better than the iPhone! John V. does a good job on reviewing phones! You should go work o\in an Apple store! You will be happy there!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:04 2

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


if I'm not mistaken the browser things appear if you use a certain strength on the pressure, or so a sudden move, its not that is a glitch

thanks for the review, sometimes you feel a bit nervous or lost, don't know how you set up your review video, as a fellow person that says "uhh, umm, emm " a lot i recommend is doing a first video then based on that one write down the things, and then read from there, that way is easy for you to carry on and have less redundancy. (it helped me a lot)

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:12 1

10. Xial649 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Am I the only one who wishes that there was a nice 4 inch display phone with these kinds of specs? Am not a huge fan of large screens, or UI skins. A 4 inch, pure ICS, dual/quad core device would be perfect in my opinion :D..... Anyone hear of any such device coming out?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:21

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Actually yeah, Sony does. Check them out.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:33

13. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


the samsung blaze 4g from tmo.. its GB but im pretty sure it will be updated to ICS or you can root..

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 17:28

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The only one I can think of is the G2X on T-mobile... But that's Gingerbread, it might be updated... Though the Tegra 2 might not give you the best experience with ICS. The only others I can think of is the Galaxy Nexus, but it has a 4.6 inch display (around 4.3 if you don't count the software buttons) Maybe the HTC One S on T-mobile with an ICS ROM installed?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:12 1

11. haseebiq5 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Very bad performance of web browser.It is laggy and pinch to zoom or double tapping is choppy.It seems that web browser is confused and does not understand what we want.This type of browsing performance on quad core processor is really a shame!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 14:01

15. ahhxd717 (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Can't wait for a fully functional Sense 4 rom for the Inspire. I've always liked Sense and have thought that it looks more... polished? than vanilla Android (except for ICS, but I still prefer Sense). I usually use Dolphin Browser anyways, so if the browser is "glitchy", although seeing the comments above I doubt it is, then I can deal with it. Btw, is there a Translator widget? That's the widget I use the most... I think I can still install the one from sense 2.1 though. It worked in 3.0/3.5 for me.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 16:50

20. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Ray, you have a very condescending tone when you review a non Apple device, I'm not saying that you you do it on purpose but it just comes out almost on every sentence. Kind of funny.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 06:31

26. Jon_33 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


I hate that Gingerbread app dock, they should have made it ICS

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