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

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.

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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Sensation 4G
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Battery 1520 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)



1. SK_007

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

2. incredible unregistered

i am definetely buying the sensation now..!!

3. supa_dupa unregistered

Easy choice - The Sensation!

4. Pol unregistered

....Will this phone have locked bootloader ?

5. Victor.H

Posts: 1107; Member since: May 27, 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.

6. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 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

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

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.

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).

9. antwone1990

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

June 15th please hurry up!

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.

13. jrocka01

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

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

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 ? Thanks

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