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HTC Sensation

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1174 reviews of HTC Sensation. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the battery and screen are generally positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reception, while there are some less positive reviews about the sound.

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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 by: (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 are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound. Opinions about the connectivity and reliability are different.

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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, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

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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, 2016

Consumer review by: (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, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC Sensation review

 

HTC's dual-core wonder finally arrives - let battle commence!

Premium build ; Fast operation ; Pin-sharp screen ; Accurate keyboard ; Slick 3D animations

Awful battery life ; Still poor in direct light ; Video player erratic ; Power button slightly lost ; Camera needs to be faster

Updated: now read our Hands on: HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE reviews.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

HTC Sensation

 

Fast interface, plentiful features including DLNA and video rental service, sounds good

Video performance could be better, only 1GB internal memory as standard

Fast, feature-packed smartphone that sounds good but could look better

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Sensation review

 

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: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

HTC Sensation

 

The Sensation is the current flagship of HTC's range here in SA. Does it have what it takes to take on the other big guns?

HTC Sense 3.0, fast, nice screen, decent size

No backlight for onscreen soft buttons, some instances of screen unresponsiveness, loudspeaker could have been better, no Gorilla Glass

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

HTC Sensation incelemesi

 

G oogle'ın Android işletim sistemi tüm dünya çapında oldukça popüler hale gelmiş durumda. HTC bu işletim sistemini ilk kullanan üretici firma olması nedeniyle geniş sayıdaki Android smartphone modeli sayesinde Android'in nimetlerinden yararlanıyor. En...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: GadgetLite (gadgetlite.com)

Review: HTC Sensation Android smartphone

 

Professional, slim design, High end hardware , quality display, snappy CPU – a decent combination of spec for Droid gamers, Runs latest Android Gingerbread out of the box, HTC Sense UI, Eight megapixel camera – performs well, captures above average...

Can be pricey depending on your choice of contract, ensure you weigh out how much texts / mins / data you will actually need, Poor battery life remains to be most smartphones’ achille’s tendon, especially those with a large display, Lack of dedicated...

If you’re looking for a new phone to upgrade to or you want to try out an Android that’s premium-spec’ed and capable of ‘doing-it-all’, the HTC Sensation is no doubt a potential candidate. Like ourselves, if you’re in the UK, the HTC Sensation we...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Amelia (htcphones.net)

HTC Sensation vs. Samsung Galaxy S II

 

It's not really easy to compare two perfect smartphones – the HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Both have fast and powerful dual-core processors, great cameras, almost similar prices and both look very good. Which one to choose?

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

In final summary, the HTC Sensation is well worthy of the flagship handset badge but it would have been better if the benchmark scores could also see off the competition a little more convincingly!

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

HTC Sensation review -

 

Spacious HD screen, efficient new unlock screen, HTC?s standard ease of use, new 3D look and feel, great email and web features, excellent touch-screen

Mediocre camera, HTCSense.com backup service still doesn?t work, very little change in Sense 3.0 bar aesthetic upgrades, 3D effects are love-or-hate

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 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: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
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: Yes

Data Transmission

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:10.9 / 7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 540 x 960
Display Type:TFT
External display: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

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: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system: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 formats supported:3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9, XVID / MP4

Navigation

Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
GPS antenna: Yes

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: Yes
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):65.4 x 11.3 x 126.1
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
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: 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 (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 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 (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 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: Yes

Storage

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

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Pink

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.13 / 1.19
Height :10.4 / 12.6
Weight:148 / 92
Width:5.3 / 6.54