We gave the HTC Sensation high marks in terms of hardware; not surprising, as HTC builds devices with fantastic build quality. But after about a month of use, we might have to reconsider the build quality of the Sensation. It turns out that if you have a nervous habit of removing the back battery cover, the volume rocker of the Sensation might fall out, as happened to us. Worse, we don’t know where exactly the volume rocker fell out, so we’re left with an inoperable volume switch (only usable if you find a key or paper clip to press the inset buttons). Has anyone else had [...]
There were pretty strong indications that the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G will make its way to Canada and everything hinted towards a July availability with Bell. Starting today, the phone is officially part of the carrier’s Android line-up.
It will cost you $549.95 straight-up, $149.95 on a three-year contract, $499.95 on a two-year and $524.95 on a one-year contract. For the money you get the Sensation sporting a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, WiFi, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and VGA front facer. It runs Android 2.3 [...]
HTC’s uber phone for 2011, the HTC Sensation, is currently available in the US as the Sensation 4G on T-Mobile. The Sensation has Qualcomm’s new dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 768MB of RAM, and a spacious 4.3″ qHD display. It’s also available overseas in unlocked form. Until now, you couldn’t get a Sensation that works on AT&T’s 3G (and 4G, with HSPA+) network. Over at Negri Electronics, an AT&T-compatible Sensation is available for a pricey $700. We don’t see it as likely that AT&T will get the Sensation in its current form, so this [...]
Lately, we’ve been getting news of plenty of the hot smartphones of the moment making plans for debuts in Canada. Early last month, we heard about Samsung’s Galaxy S2 getting ready for Canada, followed shortly thereafter by a rumor of the HTC Sensation prepping for a Canadian launch of its own. Now Best Buy’s Canadian website has tipped what an on-contract Sensation will cost buyers, but is it too much for what you’re getting?
If you want to pick up the HTC Sensation 4G for Bell in Canada, the smartphone will set you back about $150 with a three-year [...]
Here’s how the story goes: Nokia launches the N9 MeeGo smartphone with eight-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics to later show off a couple of (amazing) samples as well as a comparison according to which the camera is the fastest on the market.
Probably offended by the fact that Nokia is not up to date with the latest and greatest HTC smartphone (or that the HD7 was the slowest on the chart), the Taiwanese manufacturer strikes back on Twitter. “The HTC Sensation‘s camera is the quickest draw in the West (and East, and South and North…)”, says [...]
A couple of days ago we told you that the HTC-made Sprint EVO 3D has been rooted but the tools were not made public yet. Since the HTC Sensation and the EVO 3D have similar internals, the tools are supporting both smartphones and have now gone public.
These are Fre3vo and Fre3dom. Fre3vo is a temp-root acquiring tool, allowing users access to a root shell on their HTC EVO 3D and Sensation devices. Fre3domis the name of the tool being developed to enable S-OFF on the EVO 3D and Sensation. Fre3vo is already available if you follow the source link where you’ll find links, [...]
If we earlier heard about a possible Bell Canada exclusive on the new HTC Sensation this July we’ve now got news for you! Virgin Mobile Canada has tweeted that the smartphone will be featured in its line-up.
The non-3D flagship made in Taiwan — a very solid Android smartphone that got 4.5 out of 5 in our review — will be on Virgin — though no details were made public at this moment — as well as on Bell, which already announced it coming in a few weeks for $549.95. It will be a great alternative for those who don’t want/like the Samsung Galaxy [...]
The HTC Sensation 4G — the T-Mobile carrier variant of the HTC Sensation formerly known as the HTC Pyramid — might be half a star behind the Samsung Galaxy S II but it definitely is a solid Android smartphone, as HTC’s non-3D current flagship handset.
The Taiwanese manufacturer is pushing the T-Mobile Sensation 4G via its Marketing department with a 30 second ad that shows off both the smartphone itself as well as its main functionalities. We’re sure there’s nothing new to most of you out there but the ad, as with other HTC commercials, is [...]
We’ve been getting a lot of requests for a comparison between the Galaxy S 2 (review) and the HTC Sensation, and here it is! Both of these devices represent the cutting edge for smartphones: they have plenty of RAM, dual-core CPUs, special screens, and custom interfaces that are well designed. In terms of pricing and availability, the Sensation is coming to the US as the T-Mobile Sensation 4G and will sell for around $199, but right now you can import one for about $750. The Galaxy S 2 has yet to be announced for the US, but we think it’s coming to AT&T, Sprint, and [...]
Swype has become one of the most popular third-party keyboards because, with some practice, it can dramatically improve your speed of text entry on a mobile device. So it’s no wonder that HTC now has a similar product, which they call Trace, that is now shipping on the HTC Sensation 4G. Trace integrates with the already-great HTC keyboard, but it doesn’t work as well as Swype, as you’ll see in this video. It seems to be less accurate, and sometimes the keyboard confuses a tap and hold of a letter (to get foreign characters) with a swiping gesture.
You can wait until next week, June 15, to get your T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G straight from T-Mobile stores or you could have bought one yesterday with some retailers selling the smartphone early.
If you fancy winning an HTC Sensation 4G though, T-Mobile has got you covered as next week Magenta is giving away 10 HTC Sensation 4G smartphones to celebrate Father’s Day. The news was brought on Magenta’s official Facebook page and Monday same page will bring on the details so you might want to check those out. As a reminder of what you can win if you’re lucky [...]
It’s not the first time a retailer has jumped the gun on smartphone sales, and it won’t be the last, but it doesn’t always involve an eagerly-awaited model like this: some Walmart stores are apparently selling the HTC Sensation 4G already, in advance of its announced retail debut.
T-Mobile plans to start selling the Sensation 4G at its stores next week, on June 15. It had also announced that some Walmart stores would begin selling the smartphone on June 12, but it looks like they couldn’t even wait that long. Reports from users in an XDA-Developers forum [...]
The HTC Sensation 4G, the carrier variant of the HTC Sensation, T-Mobile announced back in April got a signed bootloader which speaks of difficult ROM development for the smartphone. Then came HTC saying they are reviewing their bootloader policy after which Peter Chou himself announced the Taiwanese company will no longer lock its smartphones’ bootloaders.
Though the statement refers to the future, HTC support people are responding emails about Sensation 4G bootloader inquiries: “We are currently developing new bootloader unlocked software for your phone. HTC is [...]
The HTC Sensation is a very big deal for HTC, and for smartphone enthusiasts. It represents HTC’s flagship for 2011, and with it comes several firsts. It’s the first shipping HTC phone to pack a dual-core CPU, what’s more, it’s the official debut of Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon CPU, which clocks at 1.2GHz, just like the Exynos chip found on the Samsung Galaxy S 2. It’s also HTC’s first phone to go beyond WVGA 800×480 resolution; the Sensation has a qHD display, making for 960×540 pixels. The Sensation is coming to T-Mobile later in [...]
If you’re interested what the HTC Sensation 4G will cost on T-Mobile without a contract — it will go for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan — Magenta has got you covered.
The carrier just tweeted the above, letting everyone know that “the retail price (non-contract) for the HTC Sensation 4G will be $549.99 + applicable tax”. That’s $350 more than what it costs with a two-year agreement but that’s not too much if you’re in for the 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm [...]
T-Mobile has announced the availability of the HTC-made T-Mobile Sensation 4G, a smartphone Magenta refers to as its most powerful smartphone.
The Sensation 4G is expected to be available by June 15 from the carrier’s retail stores as well as online and as early as June 12 at select Walmart locations. It will go for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.
Launched back mid-April, the Sensation 4G runs Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile platform with the latest HTC Sense 3.0 on board and [...]
Get ready for some new additions to HTC’s lineup on T-Mobile; a recently-uncovered job posting has confirmed that T-Mobile is planning an event to launch three new HTC smartphones on June 8.
The posting is eliciting those with a knack for smartphones to help the company show off these three unnamed HTC models at an event taking place in Houston, TX. We learned a couple weeks back that T-Mobile was planning to launch the Sensation 4G on June 8, so that’s likely to be the highlight of this event. Heck, there have been signs of a June 8 launch for the Sensation going [...]
Ever since its launch back in the middle of April, many are looking forward to the HTC-made T-Mobile Sensation 4G which should be available, according to rumors, on June 8. Magenta is trying to maintain the momentum and puts the Sensation 4G in a comparison with other smartphones, T-Mobile or other.
As you can see in the slide, qHD aside, the Sensation 4G and the LG-made T-Mobile G2x feature the same characteristic. But of course, qHD resolution is one of the selling points of the ex-Pyramid smartphone. Compared to the Galaxy S 4G, the Sensation 4G is superior by an additional [...]
HTC Sense 3.0 was introduced on the HTC Sensation and it will be featured on the “multimedia superphone” as well as on the T-Mobile Sensation 4G variant, the Sprint EVO 3D and hopefully on upcoming qHD superphones like the Kingdom and Holiday.
Among the great features introduced by HTC Sense 3.0, the HTC-made user interface replacement brings, in its latest version, 18 splendid weather animations. If you have an HTC Windows Phone 7 smartphone you might be familiar with some of these but if you haven’t seen any of them, check out the video below and let us know [...]
HTC and T-Mobile announced the HTC Sensation 4G smartphone on April 12 with the occasion of the HTC Sensation (Pyramid) unveiling event and it looks like it will be sold at Target for $199.99.
According to a screenshot of a T-Mobile dealer’s system, the upcoming HTC-made T-Mobile smartphone will be available from June 8. This is yet another confirmation of the date after seeing Google Ads referring to the same launch date. Oh, and let’s not forget the press render for the device which shows June 8 too, so we might have a winner here! The smartphone sports a 1080p [...]
We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of HTC’s flagship for this year. The HTC Sensation will begin shipping overseas in a few weeks, while those in the US will have to wait a big longer for the release of the Sensation 4G on T-Mobile. With a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz CPU, plus 768MB of RAM, and a 4.3″ qHD display, the Sensation ranks as HTC’s highest-spec’ed phone yet. We’re starting to see a glimpse of how the Sensation is going to be priced thanks to a photo of a display for the phone or Target stores. Priced at $199.99, or $549 with [...]
HTC has a long history of signing and locking it’s bootloaders, and this latest release is really just status quo, with all of their previous smartphones dating back to Windows Mobile having a locked bootloader as well. In light of recent statements and action by Motorola and Sony Ericsson however, things look a little different in respect to the competition this time around.
HTC does not offer an unlocking service, nor has made any announcements of intentions to do so, leaving the hardcore developer community un-supported. Fortunately for HTC owners, there are frequent [...]
HTC’s Sensation 4G showed up at the FCC earlier this week as model PG58100. There was some confusion at the time, with many identifying the phone as the Doubleshot, instead. Today, new FCC filings show another HTC phone, this time model PG58130, and actually emblazoned with “HTC Sensation” on its FCC label. Were we wrong? Was the first phone the Doubleshot, after all? No; the PG58XXX series is what we know as the Sensation, and the variances in model numbers are just regional editions of the same phone.
Today the WiFi Alliance published its own certification [...]