My husband & I are like night & day when it comes to many things. To him technology is a hobby and to me it is a means of getting from point A to point B. As a mom & blogger, I live and breathe technology yet I don’t always pay attention to more than what makes my life easier. He on the other hand does research on all the newest tech “toys” for fun in great detail. With all that being said that is what makes phones like the HTC Sensation 4G stand out, the ability to appease both of us in different ways.
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HIS: The size of the Sensation 4g is perfect for many different hands. The curved aluminum back rests snugly in the palm of my hand. The screen, 4.3″ qHD (960×540 pixels), is made of curved glass that contours to my face and helps me perceive the boundaries of the screen while swiping between pages or typing. The colors are bright and vibrant, and the high resolution makes looking at it a joy. The balance between the soft-touch coating and aluminum give the back a smooth and sturdy grip that puts away the worries of dropping the phone. The phone has two cameras (one of which I use). The front VGA camera is for video chatting, and the rear 8mp camera is for taking still photographs and 1080p videos. The back camera is a large improvement over previous HTC 5mp sensors found in their older T-Mobile phones. It does well in low light and is exceptional outdoors. The software that comes loaded on the phone is Android 2.3.4 covered with the all new HTC Sense 3.0. While many people enjoy the full screen animations, I prefer to turn off both screen animations and weather animations. I do this to help maximize the processing speed and abilities of the phone for other tasks. Everything is powered by a dual-core 1.2ghz Snapdragon processor. T-Mobile’s 4g (HSPA+) data speeds are great in my area. I typically get 8-12 mbps down and 1.5-3 mbps up. Let me put it this way: my phone’s internet connection is faster than my laptop on my work’s ethernet connection.
I purchased the Sensation 4g, my 12th HTC phone, because of my confidence in the quality of the product that I would be receiving. There is also amazing developer support for HTC phones, and the Sensation is no exception. I enjoy “hacking” into my phones; rooting, S-Off, custom ROMs, custom kernals, etc etc. Many times our phones have the ability to do more than what they can when they’re stock. Remember, these are legitimate computers in our pockets. Currently, I have the ROM from the recently announced HTC Sensation XE w/ Beats Audio, a custom kernel overclocking my dual-core processor up 30% to 1.5ghz from the original 1.2ghz, and the amazing camera software from the HTC MyTouch 4g Slide. *“Hacking” my phone allows me to extend the life and bring in the new innovations from upcoming devices to my more than capable current handset. The build quality, technical specifications, and developer support are what keep my coming back to HTC device after device.
*I am in no way responsible for any damage to your device for inspiring you to modify your phone against the warranty. This is a choice you make. Educate yourself and follow the instruction of the people who are smarter than I am.
HER: It’s pretty? Just kidding. I am a creature of habit. Ask my husband everytime I get a new phone, computer, etc… I get
irritable very irritable. With the Sensation, I didn’t miss a beat. Not to sound corny, but it felt like it was made with me in mind. While attending BlogHer ’11, I had the ability to meet with HTC during an insight session. HTC actually wanted to know what we want out of our phones. What features we love? hate? new ideas? I was in a room filled with mostly iPhone users. I found it interesting that many of the features people wanted out of their “non-HTC” phones, HTC already had. I took the time to show the other attendees how great my Sensation was. The funny thing is I don’t consider myself a “techie”, but HTC makes it easy to talk about their devices since they have their users (all different types of users) in mind. As a blogger, social media is 24/7 for me. HTC’s sense is a user interface that allows us to customize our phones with HTC widgets to fit a variety of needs: social, work, play, travel, etc… This is one of my favorite features because it makes my life easier. Flip the page and there is my FriendStream. With HTC sense, we loose that cookie-cutter feeling that comes with many phones. It has the ability of allowing me to multitask. I can use my phone as a wi-fi hotspot, listen to Pandora, and check my email without it slowing me down. My phone has been dropped a time or 2. I am a mom of 3 it happens. Sensation has to get credit for it’s durability too. I have been pleased with the Sensation. I didn’t have to adapt to the phone it adapted to me.
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Please note: The HTC Sensation 4G was received while attending BlogHer ’11. I have received no compensation in exchange for my honest opinion.