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HTC Sensation 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1143 reviews of HTC Sensation 4G. 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 really like the design and portability. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Reviews about the apps and sound are mixed, and the connectivity and reception get less positive opinions.

usability, performance, screen, portability, design

battery, reliability, reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Sensation 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of HTC Sensation 4G from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reception and price, and views about the sound and battery are mixed.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

reliability, price, reception

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation, Black 4GB (T-Mobile)HTC Sensation, Black 4GB (T-Mobile)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

HTC Sensation


Can HTC's latest flagship take on the rest of the superphone brigade?

Large, high resolution screen ; Super fast dual-core processor ; Good camera with bright LEDs ; Beautiful chassis design

Poor battery life ; Screen quality could be better

Running below the screen are the four standard Android buttons, which are all touch sensitive. They're responsive and unlike some touch buttons we didn't find them ever getting in the way and resulting in accidental activation. The lack of physical...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (

HTC Sensation review


Dual-core HTC Smartphone with updated HTC Sense

Refreshed version of HTC Sense ; Great screen ; with inset glass ; Blisteringly fast

Screen isn't as good as others ; Battery life is terrible ; Cost of HDMI adaptor

Expert review by (

HTC Sensation review


What's not to like about HTC's Android flagship? We're still looking...

Right now, this is our pick of the Android Army

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Sensation


The HTC Sensation is the Taiwanese company's flagship 2011 device. Announced in April, it's now in in our hands for a full review, which some might see as quite a quick turn around, but in the flesh it doesn't feel rushed. The HTC Sensation is set to...

Great design, HTC Sense 3.0 is packed full of detail, great screen, smooth running and stable

Some might find that HTC Sense takes over too much of the experience, but otherwise it's only minor niggles

For the most part the HTC Sensation runs very smoothly indeed. We did find that Wi-Fi went to sleep overnight and on a couple of occasions we had to prompt the Sensation into reconnecting, but it’s not alone in this. We found that the HTC Sense...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

HTC Sensation Review: In Depth


Picking up where HTC's hit smartphone, the Desire HD, left off, the Sensation is their new flagship phone. It's a powerful dual-core superphone, with an equally large (but slightly thinner) screen,…

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (

HTC Sensation review


It seemed like HTC was falling behind in the mobile processing power race, but all that changed when the dual core Sensation was unveiled. The flagship device combines Android 2.3 with the manufacturer's own Sense user interface, and is definitely a...

A fine dual-core smartphone with a neat design, but it’s just pipped by the slicker and cheaper Samsung Galaxy S II

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

HTC Sensation review


The HTC Sensation is not a small phone. Carrying it around in an unusually uncluttered handbag this week, we were very conscious of its bulk. It's crafted from slabs of metal and weighs an above-average but not unreasonable 148g. However, it's broad as...

HTC calls the Sensation a ‘multimedia superphone’ and given its razor-sharp screen, generally decent video playback (excepting Adobe Flash) and great audio, we can see why. If you can handle its sheer size, this is both an excellent phone and a...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Casper van der Kaaij (

HTC Sensation review


The HTC Sensation is a complete Android HTC smartphone. The HTC smartphone is equipped with a 4,3 inch qHD super LCD screen, 8.0 megapixel digital camera, WiFi, GPS and HDMI output. A 1,2Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor allows the phone to run nice and...

H TC is bringing a fun addition to its Android smartphone portfolio with the HTC Sensation. The HTC Sense interface over the Android operating system makes it a typical HTC smartphone. The only thing I do not like is the scrolling through the menu, due...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Morti (

HTC Sensation Review


There are many powerful high-end smartphones in the market currently. Just remember the Samsung Galaxy S II or the LG Optimus 2X — are there many devices that can compete with these two? To win a fight against Samsung's or LG's flagships, a device...

4.3-inch qHD touchscreen ; 1.2GHz dual-core processor ; 8MP camera ; HTC Sense 3.0 ; Android 2.3.3

Wi-Fi ; Battery life

First the HTC Sensation was launched in Europe exclusively via Vodafone that offered the phone for free with a £30 ($48) tariff with a two-year contract. Then the unlocked version of the device was sold for about £549.98 ($903). After several weeks,...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Jan Vermeulen (

HTC Sensation review


The HTC Sensation is described by the Taiwanese manufacturer as a multimedia “superphone” – we put their claims to the test

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1520 / 1600
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):285 / 350 / 360
Standby time (3G):400 / 460 / 525
Talk time (2G):11.8 / 8.25 / 8.3
Talk time (3G):6.6 / 6.67 / 6.8 / 7

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.9 / 11.9
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 540 x 960
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:0.75


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, OGG / AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PPS, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, M4V, WMV


Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,2100
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call:No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, 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

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal Memory:1024 / 768
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes


Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.13 / 9.9
Height :12.6 / 13.2
Weight:119 / 148
Width:6.54 / 7.07
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