HTC Sensation 4G User Reviews
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ahmedzaki posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:15
Worst Phone Ever
ahmedzaki has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Very Bad Reception, Battery Life, call quality, loudspeaker, Audio Output, Heat Problem and weight
it has very clear display nice brightness, performance also is very good when it has power
the reception is the worst ever all the time it's in my pocket it has no signalBuild quality 9/10Reception 6/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 6/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
- Nice Display
- Build Quality
- UI Usage
Android802 posted on 31 Oct 2012, 22:15
It's been a great phone. I recommend it to anone on T-Mobile!
Android802 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I bought this phone when I switched from sprint to T-Mobile. It has been great. It was my first Android phone (came from a blackberry) and I was completely blown away at how great the phone was. It is very well built and has held up to a lot of the abuse I have put it through.
It's not the perfect phone; it does have its' faults. It can be difficult to hear people while making phone calls. The speaker is a little weak in my opinion but you can turn on hearing aid setting which boosts the speaker volume to a more audible setting. The battery tends to drain quickly too. I usually find myself charging my phone once or twice a day (with heavy use). But I always have my charger with me or a car charger so this wasn't a big issue to me, but it could be for you if you are someone who doesn't have access to an outlet or some sort of charging station.
The Screen and Display on the Sensation are great! The phones produces really nice colors and it is nice and bright... when you are indoors. If you wander outside, the screen can be seen but it is very washed out.
I dont watch a lot of movies or stream video from my phone, but i listen to a lot of music and the music player on this phone is amazing! The EQ is fantastic and when used with a good pair of headphones really makes your music come alive and sound great.
One of my favorite features, and the biggest reason that i got it was for the phones camera. It's an 8mp continuos autofocus camera that takes (i think) GREAT pictures....Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
- Build Quality
- Fast and Quick
- Camera quality
- Music PLayer
- Battery drains a little quickly
- Screen is hard to see in sunlight
- Could do without HTC Sense
- Storage (only 1 gb??)
AminArmani posted on 04 Sep 2012, 03:00
AminArmani has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I like this phone so much. It is just beyond beautiful inside out. Just have it almost 3 months and no problem to date. The built in browser with flash support is smooth as a sheet of ice. I am a heavy user so I have a lot of HD games installed and played with no lags or problem at all. Now I have over 180 apps and Games installed. Highly recommended if you think One X is too dear.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- No lags or glitch.
- Crystal clear display.
- Blazing fast on latest ICS 4.0.3 firmware.
- Buttery smooth animation.
- 8MP ful HD camera.
- Very fast processor.
- Lots of RAM.
- Very high qHD display resolution.
- No cons at all!
chellie posted on 10 Jul 2012, 15:15
crap crap crap
chellie has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
this phone has gone night night on me cant do a thing on it because i cant unlock my screen this is not the first time this has appened and will never get a nufa one everyone i no has had the same problemBuild quality 2/10Reception 5/10Call quality 2/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 10/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 2/10Display 2/10Battery 2/10
- good camera
- everything eles
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armandons posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:35
armandons has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Had this phone for 2 weeks now , recently installed android ice cream sandwich + sense 3.6 , great phone , gorgeous screen, nice 3d effect
There is one thing that butered me, after 5 days typing and unlocking the phone became difficult, really annoying , like the screen wasn't responsive at all , luckily the problem disappeared just as fast as it arrived , everything works fine now. Love this phoneBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Gorgeous display
- premium build quality
- great overal performance
- the unlock ring is not always responsive
quesoesgrande posted on 14 May 2012, 19:38
quesoesgrande has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This isn't the best, but it comes close. The display, camera, sense experience, and tons of other things are great! Battery life could be better though. I love this phone but wouldn't hesitate to trade for a one s, one x, or gs3 if the opportunity arrose.Build quality 10/10Reception 5/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 6/10
- display qhd
- build quality
- fast data
- looks good
- sense ui too heavy
pennyway posted on 05 Apr 2012, 23:48
Not Happy with this Phone
pennyway has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I got my Sensation in November and it was working fine, other than having to charge it sometimes twice a day. Then a week ago it seemed like it overheated and I couldn't get into my homescreen. It completely froze. I sent for a new one and only have it for a day when the same thing happened. I'm presently waiting for my third replacement to come and I'm really hoping that this one is good!Build quality 10/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 8/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 2/10
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Jphones posted on 13 Feb 2012, 02:45
HTC Sensation sometimes sensational
Jphones has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great phone only thing that sucks is the battery and signal goes in and out. An touchscreen sometimes clicks nowhere near where you press. Screen and camera are beautiful and the dual flash really adds great clarity. HTC Facebook and Facebook app can make your contacts have multiple slots but luckily the link feature can sync them together even though it does it automatically randomly. They do give you the option at anytime to link contacts. The individual ringtone feature is very nice along with the block caller. Videos look great on the SLCD screen. As much as I like touch screens I do miss the optical track pad allowed for more precise navigation.Build quality 8/10Reception 6/10Call quality 7/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 6/10
Arslnmsd posted on 07 Feb 2012, 07:13
Arslnmsd has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
A must have phone! But I would like to see more and more software updates to optimize speed and battery life. I am waiting restlessly for the ICS update from HTC. I hope ICS will resolve many issues including battery life optimization, camera and multimedia feature enhancements etc.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
savien808 posted on 01 Jan 2012, 10:22
The Best Phone Ive Ever Had!
savien808 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Ive had MANY phones and this is by far the best one ive ever had!
Ive always recomended HTC phones to all my friends since i had the tmobile wing!
The brightness and clarity of the screen is just FANTASTIC!
I enjoy reading books on this device cause it can make ot ANY text!
My only complaint was, my friend has the exact same phone running the exact same software! (android 2.3.4) And im missing the htc application "reader" and the widget "myshelf" but i know that htc is a great developer! and it should be fixed soon!
Over all this is a great phone!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Wheres the MY Shelf widget?
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TehM1ZZL3 posted on 23 Dec 2011, 13:49
HTC Sensation: The Perfect Smartphone
TehM1ZZL3 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Just bought mine here without contract about 3 weeks ago and I must say that it is an excellent device. The phone before this was the LG GT540 because I couldn't stand Windows Mobile on my HTC Touch Diamond 2. So when I had some spare money I decided to buy this reasonably cheap smartphone for its qualities.
Android is on his best on this phone. In combination with HTC Sense 3.0 you get the best out of your phone. Also the 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and the 768mb memory makes it very fast. The screen (4.3" QHD SuperLCD) is beautiful, however the view of angle is not very good. I must say that it is useless to not buy this phone because of it's viewing angle because it only helps when you are watching with like 5 friends a movie on your phone.
Cons are battery life and camera quality. If you use the phone a whole day you have to use the charger, but when you use it now and then you can make two days of that. Still not that great, but you can buy spare batteries on eBay for about $10.
The camera quality for photo's is not that great. They are not showing real colours like they are. If you make 1080p records it drains very fast battery and it takes a lot of space so the standard 8GB SD is not big enough for long records.
If you want to buy a phone in the HIGH-END smartphone segment right now you should buy this one!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
- Advanced High-End Smartphone
- Large screen with high resolution
- Easy to use
- Unlimited posibilities (Thanks to Android)
- Extremely high build quality
- Battery life
- Camera quality
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supervision2006 posted on 10 Dec 2011, 02:15
Nice phone, yet to be perfect
supervision2006 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
HTC Sensation is a nice phone, the design of it is very presentable and its features are good and smart. The Camera quality is nice. But battery life is poor, ringing tone volume is soft, not able to do video call (unless use 3rd party software).Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 5/10
- nice phone
- Battery life is poor,
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deeoh1084 posted on 18 Nov 2011, 11:21
Worst android phone ever owned
deeoh1084 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
i had this device since July 2011 and it is horrible!! i already exchanged it 3 times with t-mobile and now they are going to exchange this to G2X! 1st one it froze a lot, 2nd one microphone didn't work, 3rd one vibration doesn't work... very poor build quality and the battery drainage is horrible horrible horribleBuild quality 1/10Reception 8/10Call quality 3/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 8/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 8/10Battery 1/10
- camera is pretty decent and UI is pretty good but it freezes a lot
- battery, battery, battery!!! it freezes a lot, poor build quality
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SMACKAYAK posted on 24 Aug 2011, 19:32
HTC SENSATION I LOVE IT
SMACKAYAK has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I really truly love this phone i had a couple of minor issues/glitching when i first had gotten it but i just got a software update last week and everything is working perfect now. The video quality is amazing. If your into gaming on your phone this is fantastic for that.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Super fast
- Great camera one of the best i have seen on a phone
- easy to use
- HTC is awesome
therealikt posted on 23 Aug 2011, 00:04
Better than expected, Sense UI 3.0 is awesome
therealikt has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I previously did not like the Sense UI, and would immediately root and flash new ROMs, which causes the inevitable mess. However, with this phone, its so good I didn't need to. Sense 3.0 is simply brilliant. I dropped my iPhone 4 for this, and also owned the Evo 4G. iOS is still a little more simple, but the hardware here is superior.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Sense UI, easy customization, and the few T-Mobile preinstalled apps are actually very useful
- Gonna need that battery, but its an easy trade for such a nice screen size.
afghanmoose1 posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:41
not even 24 hours and i regret getting this phone
afghanmoose1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great build, feels a little slippery to the naked hand, sense 3.0 is the coolest OS to date, but not as mature yet. Lots of problems though, syncing, death grip, tmobile coverage, wifi bars drop when the top back of the phone is touched or gripped. Those are all game changers for me, plus it barely picks up my wifi thats in my room. Ive had an iPhone 4 for awhile & wanted to get rid of it several times since ATT has an act for dropped calls, problem is that i couldn't compare a phone to it, i am still on the search to find the best one to beat it. This phone falls short to what the iPhone does easily, which is disappointing.Build quality 9/10Reception 2/10Call quality 5/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 4/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 6/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
- HD screen
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switchs posted on 11 Aug 2011, 01:57
switchs has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
My Desire HD was mutch better, nicer Build quality, better fitted in hand, battery was better.
Of course this ir faster phone, but some time it just crashes, with Desire HD i had no such problems.
Overall it is second best phone i have used after desire hd, and i have been used a lot.Build quality 6/10Reception 8/10Call quality 3/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 2/10
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Nuadar posted on 28 Jul 2011, 17:21
Sensation it is
Nuadar has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
One of the best phones i ever used...
Build quality is superior,call quallity and signal are great too,16:9 qHD display was made for multimedia and internet browsing, I saw better camera phones but its still pretty good,Sense 3.1 is completely amazing and it takes Android experience on new level,HTC keyboard is one of the best on androids and performance of the phone is mazing thanks to its 1.2 GHz dualcore...
Only con I found is its battery life..which isnt that greatBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- except battery life
domiluv318 posted on 23 Jul 2011, 02:44
Amazing Phone, Freezing issues, but love it anyway...
domiluv318 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Amazing phone but has some freezing issues but still the best phone ever... I love this phone more than any other one I have head...
The screen is perfect size... :) I can actually type....
Only other thing is that it heats up a little... But it takes seconds to cool down :)Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Everything!! Minus whats in the Cons
- Freeze Up
- Heats Up
- Battery Life
Richie posted on 16 Jul 2011, 11:48
Awesome Phone, Some issues with freezing up
Richie has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is one of the best phones in the world and the best I have ever owned. Nice solid feel to it , super fast and very handsome looking. The only issue I have unfortunately is that the phone will just freeze I have had it less than a week and I have had to reboot once , call tech support. I may end up returning it. The phone is lovbely I just do not want to have to keep rebooting my phone or having to call tech support.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 7/10
davincianguy posted on 16 Jul 2011, 03:16
HTC would have made HTC Sensation as sturdy as HTC Desire
davincianguy has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had HTC Desire before and was a perfect phone the only problem was the internal memory capacity. I think as being a very heavy user and a die hard fan of Android. But, had to part with it because of having to upgrade it to the latest OS Gingerbread. So, choose HTC Sensation as it was only phone that was available with GB. I was given option of SG2 but i do not like Samsung even if they make a great phone. Anyway this is how i got my HTC Sensation. It just been two weeks that i have HTC Sensation. The phone is really good and don't have any complains with it. However, using it thoroughtly i have come to notice few isssues with the phone.
1. Sometimes, it just hangs or freezes with black blank screen and have to pull out the battery to restart it. There is no other option for it to reboot the phone.
2. When the phone restarts the icon just vanishes and shows the default Android icon. However, i have found a solution for this but this is just temporary. Hope this might get fixed on future updates.
3. Screen bleeds on some widgets for example; power control widget, calendar widget, twitter widgets, etc.
Apart from the above mention problem the phone is near perfect. I wanted this phone watching the HTC presentation by product manager from HTC but it would be a shame if what he told in the presentation and the phone actually running live. Hope HTC will solve this problem in future updates. I was very much in love with my HTC Desire and was sad to part with it. If i have moneyBuild quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 3/10
- Works as it's expected
- Screen bleeding problem in certain application widgets
- Icon vanishes if phone is restarted or rebooted
- ometimes, it just hangs or freezes with black blank screen and have to pull out the battery to restart it. There is no other option for it to reboot the phone.
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untethered posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:15
LOTS OF BLING, LOTS OF DISAPPOINTMENT
untethered has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
PRO: Extremely customizable, very good at multi-tasking, great for web browsing, beautiful, tasteful, good connection, tons of Android apps available, fun to use.
CONS: Can barely handle 1080p w/o manually closing all programs, then rebooting to play it back. More at home with 720p. The "stereo" recording mic is a joke. Sound recording is worse than my 2008 Nokia N82. It's choppy and quiet when played back on YouTube. The speaker plays music and phone calls too quietly. HD look, LD sound. You cannot edit videos, only trim them. Androids don't have editors like iPhones or Symbian because they fragment. The software camera shutter and the constantly adjusting focus makes it impossible to take a video of yourself that is in focus. Album art uses random photos for songs. Like many Androids, the device suddenly stopped being able to upload my videos to YouTube. I must use a usb now. The headphones are made for Dumbo - too big. Battery life is abysmal.
If, like most folks, all you're going to do is shoot random vids of others, surf the net, socially network and you want a big screen, some bling and groove to tunes, Sensation is perfect. If you intend to cash in on all it has to offer & get your money's worth, you will be disappointed.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 4/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
- Extremely customizable, very good at multi-tasking, great for web browsing, beautiful, tasteful, good connection, tons of Android apps available, fun to use.
- Can barely handle 1080p w/o manually closing all programs, then rebooting to play it back. More at home with 720p. The "stereo" recording mic is a joke. Sound recording is worse than my 2008 Nokia N82. It's choppy and quiet when played back on YouTube. The speaker plays music and phone calls too quietly. HD look, LD sound. You cannot edit videos, only trim them. Androids don't have editors like iPhones or Symbian because they fragment. The software camera shutter and the constantly adjusting focus makes it impossible to take a video of yourself that is in focus. Album art uses random photos for songs. Like many Androids, the device suddenly stopped being able to upload my videos to YouTube. I must use a usb now. The headphones are made for Dumbo - too big. Battery life is abysmal.
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Yay!!! posted on 07 Jul 2011, 00:34
Yay!!! has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is just amazing! i love it!! i switched from verizon to tmobile for this phone, and coming from the iphone, this blows the iphone out of the water!!! better step up your game, apple, htc is coming up quick! ;) absolutely amazing!!!! I cannot wait to see more phones like this come out!!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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trewmuzik posted on 06 Jul 2011, 09:19
Great phone...with problems
trewmuzik has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
At first glance I was amazed by this phone. The visual effects, the screen size, the cpu speed all made me fall in love immediately. However, there are a few quirks and problems.
So far I have not felt any kind of a lag or problem with the CPU. Everything moves very quickly. Apps open fast, especially Maps. I was totally shocked at how quickly it loaded up and was ready to go. The few problems I have experienced with the CPU seemed more like software glitches than anything else. Every once in a while I have a difficult time uninstalling an app. When I select the app to uninstall and choose to uninstall it will just sit there. However, I have found that by getting out and going back in usually solves the problem.
The camera is nice but not as nice as I expected. The quality is decent, but you would think that a dual flash would work better than a single. So far, I don't see a difference. Getting into the camera, taking pictures and reviewing them is a smooth and seamless process though.
The battery is my biggest problem. One would expect for a battery of this phone caliber to drain quickly but this phone is pretty bad. I set it down on my desk at work and periodically unlock the screen to check a couple of things but nothing more. By the time I'm back for lunch the batter is almost 3/4 depleted and I have to put it back on the charger. Another major problem with the battery is the heat it produces. If you mess around with the phone for longer the battery gets very hot.Build quality 10/10Reception 7/10Call quality 5/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 4/10
- Screen Size
- Call Quality
Prateek211 posted on 03 Jul 2011, 14:14
it's just awesome....!!
Prateek211 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i own this phone last week. and i m just loving it.. this phone has one of the brilliant built quality that i hv ever seen in any phone before. the tilted front glass panel from edges is just wat only htc can do. it has one of the finest and sharpest 8 mp camera. pictures are so clear and fine on it's qhd screen with 544x960 resolution. the phone is super fast.
The connectivity option in the phone is just fabulous. sound quality with srs it's pretty good,, but i xpected a little bit more. and the one and only drawback of the phone is batttery life which will give u around 5-5.5 hrs....otherwise i give this phone 10/10
Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- best camera
- best resolution
- best connectivity options
- battery life
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