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HTC Sensation

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1554 reviews of HTC Sensation. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the reception and sound. The connectivity and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, performance, screen, size, design

battery, sound, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Sensation is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Sensation

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 user reviews of HTC Sensation from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The battery and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity and reliability, while there are some critical comments about the sound.

performance, usability, battery, screen, design

sound

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation Sim Free Mobile PhoneHTC Sensation Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Sensation

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 user reviews of HTC Sensation from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the price. Comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

price

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation Z710E Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - No Warranty - BlackHTC Sensation Z710E Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - No Warranty - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Sensation

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Sensation from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Z710E Sensation Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Dual Core Processor, Wi-Fi and GPS, No Warranty (Black)HTC Z710E Sensation Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Dual Core Processor, Wi-Fi and GPS, No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Sensation vs. Galaxy S II vs. Optimus 2X: Head to head

 

Time to lace up the gloves and step inside the ropes again. A new dual-core competitor, the HTC Sensation, is challenging the current crop of flagship droids with its fast new chipset, high-res screen, sharp-eyed camera and that classic HTC charm much...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: HTC Sensation (Videos)

 

Die ersten Eindrücke beim Engadget Deutschland Hands-On des HTC Sensation fielen positiv aus. Nun ist das HTC-Flagship im Handel, und unsere US-Kollegen haben ihm eine ausführliche Review gewidmet. Ihr Fazit: "EIn extrem hochwertiges Gerät, aber man...

May, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

HTC Sensation 4G (T-Mobile)

 

The touch-screen, Android-based HTC Sensation is T-Mobile's biggest and best smartphone yet.

Big, beautiful, high-res screen. Excellent Web browsing performance. Good-looking, useful Android skin.

1080p video recording has some glitches. Can't trigger voice dialing over Bluetooth.

Conclusions Last year, Verizon Wireless subscribers had a choice between two slightly different, but excellent Android smartphones that were basically as good as each other, the Motorola Droid X (4.5 stars) and the HTC Incredible (4.5 stars). This...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

HTC Sensation 4G Review - A Sensational Smartphone

 

I like what HTC has been up to lately. Rather than fighting a race to the bottom with endless soulless variants of the same piece of hardware in a crowded (and fiercely competitive) Android handset market, it's trying to grow beyond just being a...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC Sensation vs Samsung Galaxy S II

 

Pick and choose, people, pick and choose!”, screamed the jester, while juggling with the HTC Sensation, and the Samsung Galaxy S II in front of the crowd about to buy the hottest smartphone of the season.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : TechSpot (techspot)

HTC Sensation Review

 

Speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Large qHD display, New HTC Sense 3.0 UI, 8MP camera with 1080p HD video

No metal unibody, Only 1GB internal storage, Perhaps too large for some people

The HTC Sensation is a great handset, there's no doubt about that, and in my opinion it is the proper successor to the original HTC Desire. With a spec boost in almost every area it's a more convincing upgrade than the Desire S was and feels like a...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Allan David (technoodling.net)

HTC Sensation Ice Cream Sandwich | Review

 

Ok, first off, if you're expecting your HTC Sensation to look a lot more like the Galaxy Nexus after upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich, let me burst your bubble now so you won't have any false hopes. It won't!

There are still some prominent changes though – the new home screen where all the shortcut buttons are now aligned at the taskbar at the bottom complete with folder support, the new look for standard apps (Locations, Camera, Calendar, etc.) – but over...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : tecksphere (androidappreviewsource.com)

HTC Sensation 4g getting S-Off

 

Alpha RevX has announced via twitter that the HTC Sensation 4g has been broken and has a fully unlocked boot loader with S-Off. S-Off mean security off and this is what control the phone from having custom ROM's flashed over it. Please be wary that if...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : mohseen (brighthub.com)

HTC Sensation Reviewed: Could This Be the Android Phone of the Year?

 

This is HTC's biggest phone of the year, join us in our HTC Sensation review, as we check out the newest phone in the battle for smartphone supremacy. Find out if this Android powerhouse is really sensational. We kick off with a close look at the...

So what is the verdict on HTC'S most important phone for the year 2011? Good, the temptation to rate it excellent is very strong, but in all honesty, once you get past all the eye candy, the phone is not as good as it should be, and a $600 price-tag is...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

HTC Sensation Review

 

This is already the 3rd dual-core Android smartphone we've reviewed and still the HTC Sensation got me excited as much as the first two did. Check out our full review and verdict on the HTC Sensation after the jump.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1520
Battery performance:1520
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):285 / 400 / 420
Standby time (3G):350 / 400 / 525
Talk time (2G):16.7 / 8.25 / 8.33
Talk time (3G):16 / 6.6 / 6.66 / 6.67

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 8
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3 / 4.3
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 540 x 960
Display Type:TFT
External display: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):700
Talk time (2G):10

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:50
Internal RAM:0.75
Maximum memory card size:8

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, OGG / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9, XVID / MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV,XVID / 3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV9,XVID / MP4

Navigation

Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM,HSCSD / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / 4G / EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Browser supported:HTML
Camera included: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.57 x 0.445 x 4.96
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM
Operating frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Playable formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA
Playback formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HTC Sense / Sense 3.0
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 2.3.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Phone Features

Direct printing: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):700
Talk time (2G):10

Processor

Processor:MSM 8260
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:MSM 8260

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 2.3.3
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal memory:1024 / 768
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:1
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Pink

Video

Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.445 / 0.469
Height:4.09 / 4.96
Weight:3.25 / 5.22
Width:2.09 / 2.57