Today we are reviewing a little monster, the HTC Sensation. A 4.3 inches smartphone with dual core and Adreno graphics. Check some of its main features down here:
- Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
- 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
- 4.3″ 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass
- Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0
- 1.2 GHz dual Scorpion CPUs, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset
- 768 MB RAM and 1 GB storage for apps
- 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geo-tagging
- 1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps
- Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
- Accelerometer, proximity sensor and an auto-brightness sensor
- Front facing camera with video calls
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
- MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
- Smart dialing, voice dialing
- DivX/XviD video support
- HTC Locations app
- HTCSense.com integration
- HTC Portable Hotspot
- Ultra-fast boot times (if you don’t remove battery)
- Office document editor
Full specs here.
Above the screen we find the proximity and light sensor, on the left of the ear piece speaker the secondary camera and under the ear piece it has a status LED. Under the screen it has four touch sensitive controls well spaced and with good responsiveness. On the right side the phone is completely empty but on the left side it has the volume rocker and the microUSB port. At the top we fine the power button and the 3.5mm jack.
The Sensation has a 4.3 inches S-LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass. Viewing angles are not perfect. When the phone is tilt the colors get slightly off and are quickly lost. The legibility under sunlight is acceptable. It supports multitouch, a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and a pixel density of 256ppi.
At connectivity is has EDGE speed up to 560 Kbps in 2G mode, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA speed in 3G mode, Wi-Fi with b/g/n standards DLNA and Hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and a MHL microUSB 2.0 port. You can use the MHL microUSB port as an HDMI port. The browser has Adobe Flash support.
The 8MP camera sensor has the following features: LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization, face detection and instant capture. The image quality is a bit low as we know from all HTC phones. The camcorder interface is the same as the camera’s and it has lots of options. Shooting is made at 1080p HD resolution with stereo sound recording.
The Android version can be updated to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The chipset is a Snapdragon MSM8260 from Qualcomm. The 1.2 GHz dual core Scorpion processor and the Adreno 220 GPU are helped by 768 Mb of RAM. Internal storage has 1 GB and it can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card. The phone has gyro, accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors.
The battery is a little too small for a phone this powerful. It has 1520 mAh and can keep the phone on in standby for 350 hours and in talk time for 8 hours and 20 minutes.