HTC Sensation Gadget Review
The HTC Sensation has now been on the market for a couple of months and it seems to be popular as it is the latest flagship handset on offer from HTC. Below is an article which reviews how the phone has been received after release and how it stacks up against competitors and past HTC mobiles.
Source : Smartcompany.com
HTC Sensation consensus?
There is a lot to like about the HTC Sensation, but reviewers have specifically praised the device’s hardware make up.
Engadget points out that despite the screen being 4.3 inches, the handset “feels small”, and manages to feel a lot better than even some of its slightly smaller counterparts. “The Sensation is a simple and untainted joy in the hand,” it says.
Although TechRadar says the smartphone isn’t certainly in the same “light” category as some of its competitors, it says the device is of a “solid build quality”.
It also had quite a bit of praise for the Android user interface, especially the ability to play with widgets and add new effects.
“There’s clearly been a great deal of effort made with the HTC Sense 3.0 user interface, and it shows – it’s not as snappy as the Samsung Galaxy S2, but it’s unflappable and we found very little slowdown throughout.”
PcWorld found the device to be fast and snappy, especially on the lock screen where users can drag four applications in order to unlock the phone directly into those programs.
“We love the fact that HTC Sense displays your eight most recently opened applications at the top of the notifications panel in a horizontal scroll bar, along with quick setting toggles including WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, GPS, mobile network and a link to all phone settings.”
It also praised multimedia capabilities.
There are some cons. PcWorld noted battery life is short and will need recharging every night, and also said the screen isn’t as crisp as some alternatives.
“The glossy surface of the HTC Sensation’s display is something we don’t like. The surface seems extra glossy but doesn’t feel as smooth to slide your finger across as most other Android phones we’ve tested.”
Engadget also said the device feels as if it has quite a few features, but ultimately isn’t as responsive as the Galaxy S II.
“Our biggest issue is with Sense, whose fancy new graphics and improved lock screen utility can’t hide the fact that the core UX hasn’t materially changed from the days of the Hero.”
HTC Sensation – Who’s it for?
The HTC Sensation is part of a new group of dual-core enabled smartphones that is really pushing the boundaries of what these devices can accomplish. The HTC Sensation is a good example of a phone that is not only powerful, but slim and functional as well.
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line Android phone that delivers you plenty of bells and whistles, the HTC Sensation is one to consider alongside other dual-core enabled phones.