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HTC Sensation 4G retail price set at $549.99, beats Galaxy S II by $150

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HTC Sensation 4G retail price set at $549.99, beats Galaxy S II by $150
The HTC Sensation 4G is HTC’s latest flagship and the first dual-core handset by the Taiwanese company premiering HTC Sense UI 3.0, but up until now its U.S. retail price tag remained a secret. T-Mobile broke the silence recently with some good news – the Sensation 4G is to cost $549.99 off contract, while if you get it with a two-year agreement including voice and data it will set you back $199.99.

Apart from being HTC’s first dual-core flagship, the 4.3-inch Sensation 4G is also the first true rival to Samsung’s Galaxy S II flagship which similarly flaunts a dual-core processor and equally sized screen, all in a super slim package. While feature-wise the two handsets are similar, pricewise they are miles apart – the Samsung Galaxy S II currently sells for some $150 more as it carries a $699.99 price tag on Amazon.

HTC Sensation 4G retail price set at $549.99, beats Galaxy S II by $150
Both handsets, however, offer superior performance and you might have a hard time picking the right one for you. If price isn’t your only concern, feel free to check out our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation (in its European version) and let us know which one would you pick in the comments below.

source: T-Mobile (Twitter)

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posted on 02 Jun 2011, 07:35 3

1. SK_007 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

Wow thats amazing,though i would have opted for Sensation even if the asking price was same!!!!!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 07:35

2. incredible (unregistered)

i am definetely buying the sensation now..!!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 07:48

3. supa_dupa (unregistered)

Easy choice - The Sensation!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 07:50

4. Pol (unregistered)

....Will this phone have locked bootloader ?

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 08:14

5. Victor.H (Posts: 775; Member since: 27 May 2011)

That's a good question, Pol. HTC has recently said that they will ship their future releases with an unlocked bootloader, but it seems that even HTC doesn't know yet whether that includes the Sensation 4G. Stay tuned.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 08:28 1

6. bucky (Posts: 3113; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

always liked htc phone. They just really need to work on their battery, speaker and camera-desperately. from the reviews, its doesnt really look like they did. :(

[EDIT]Sry didnt mean to reply lol

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 08:37

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

this bootloader is locked for the HTC. HTC said "future" devices starting with the Evo3d.
the galaxy stomps it hands down. if money isnt a factor, get the sammy. either way they are both great devices though.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 09:16

8. Zietus (unregistered)

I don't believe the prices can be compared, the $549.99 is a US Wireless Carrier Retail price and the $699.99 (unlocked no carrier affiliation) will most likely not be the price for the SG2 when it is officially sold by the US Wireless Carriers.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 10:01

10. Junior in Jamaica (unregistered)

That is a very good point. We will have to see what the US versions of the SGS II will be like.

Let the price wars begin (much to my delight).

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 09:54

9. antwone1990 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

June 15th please hurry up!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 11:16 1

12. kach22 (unregistered)

I think even Iphone 3 is better than any of these phones. Can you guess the reason...don't be stupid because it's simply IPHONE made by APPLE. It's the only phone that makes you "smart" even if you are not. If you are smart enough u don't need an iphone.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 12:10

13. jrocka01 (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

Factoring in the price difference makes the Sensation the better choice. To me anyway.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 07:56

15. Nico (unregistered)

Hi Guys,
I'm based in Belgium, Europe. Next week I'm flying the US and I'm thinking of buying a HTC Sensation.
Does anybody know if the sensation will work in Europe ?


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