His&Her Tech Review: Is the @TMobile @HTC Sensation 4G appealing for both sexes? #giveaway

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.

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.

Now for the giveaway…

Please note: The HTC Sensation 4G was received while attending BlogHer ’11. I have received no compensation in exchange for my honest opinion.



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  1. I would love to win this!

  2. This would be awesome!

  3. I SOOO want this! I don’t go anywhere without my phone (not even the bathroom…kidding…not really)! I take pictures CONSTANTLY, I’m on the web, I’m texting, and occasionally I even make phone calls!
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  4. My husband and I are so hilarious when it comes to phones. We are both so technology-oriented, for different reasons, but when it comes to cell phones, we just want it to call people. We have never been big “app” people. I have learned to text out of necessity, because the Jr. High kids I work with, text me constantly. So in reality, I guess I need it most for calling and texting.
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  5. My phone is my lifeline to all things social. I can keep up with my blog and my family and friends, etc while on the go. I can check up on absolutely everything in my life right from my phone!
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  6. If I win I’m giving this to my husband.

  7. My phone is my gateway to the world. I use it to connect to family, friends and my social networks. It’s my calendar, my alarm clock and my phon.e book

  8. i have tmobile and needed a new phone anyways. hopefully this one will work out!

  9. I would like to reach out and touch someone!

  10. Hard to keep up on this stuff

  11. I have to keep track of the medical situation of an elder family member.

  12. I agree my phone is more than just a phone to me because it provides everything I need while I’m away from home. It is a computer that can help me look up where I’m going and then tell me how to get there. At the same time I can document the trip with pictures and video. Best of all it serves the basic need to talk when things are good or bad. Its allows me to text my needs and thoughts at times talking just doesn’t feel right. Without the phone I feel lost and a drive to get to those multiple items such as TV, computer, land phone, ect that can never fill the void.
    Right now I’m using one of my old flip phones that really needs replaced. I love tmobile because of the great signal I get with the service. My friends at work who don’t have the same service have to walk outside to get enough signal just to make a call or get a text.

  13. I didn’t know anything about the sensation but it sounds like a great option. Thanks!
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  14. I take my phone everywhere with me and use it for everything – email, GPS, web, kids games, and I love my apps!
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  15. I cannot live without my phone, even for a couple hours! I am a textaholic! :)
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  16. I can’t live without my phone because my son is disabled and if his school needs to reach me in an emergency, I know they can. It’s my life line! I would not be able to leave the house without it. :)
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  17. a phone keeps me connected to the outside world – especially if I am alone and on the go

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  18. What would we do without our cellphones…lol..I like that we can keep up with kids and family.

  19. Just in case of emergencies 911 can be at my fingertips

  20. I need a phone to keep in tough with the wife. I have a pay as you go phone and it is not smart. I need an HTC Sensation 4G .

  21. I love to have my phone with me all the time. it lets me stay connected.

  22. I live in Hawaii and all my friends and family are in Indiana. I need my phone to keep in touch with them.

  23. switching back over to TMobile this week and would love to have my hands on this phone. After having a blackberry for 2 years, I have gotten extremely used to having everything I need in the palm of my hands. The only down fall with that is the Blackberry freezes up so often!! Heard lots of good things about the HTC brand and would love to give it a shot. :)

  24. I dont have a land line, so I really cant live without my cell!

  25. I like to have my phone with me where ever I go, it’s like an adult security blanket.

  26. I love T-Mobile ! Customer Service is a real person willing to solve what ever your problem. My Phone is 4 yrs old I need a new one PLEASE

  27. I can’t live without my phone because I need it for work and my fiance lives in another country

  28. I’d like to win this

  29. I can’t live without my phone because I need it to google things when my husband/sister and I are arguing about something…

    Also anytime I leave the house I feel better knowing I have it in case something happens to my kids or I have an accident.

  30. With 4 kid’s, I have to have a phone because someone is always trying to reach me.

  31. my phone keeps me connected to my teenagers and where they’re at
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  32. I think this may be a T-Mobile phone that even LEVI might like! I mean, it’s not made by DeWalt, but it can survive 3 boys!

  33. I run a review blog and I’m always answering emails while taking care of my 3 kids. I love that my phone cn alert me when i have a message and i can chose what to answer and where.
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  34. I am terribly addicted to my phone! The minute I realise I may have left it somewhere I am already on the way back!

  35. Isn’t it crazy how we have adjusted to being able to contact anyone anytime and we are afraid we are going to miss that important call that can’t wait! Remember when we were carefree and no one knew where we were and it almost feels like we escaped back in that day! I wish I could just put down the phone and live back in those times! But wait! I might miss that call! LOL!
    Thank you so much!

  36. Because I always love to be connected

  37. I’m constantly on my phone — I don’t have a home phone so I use my cell phone as a way to communicate with others

  38. I can’t live w/o my phone b/c it has my calender and all my contacts in it. I’d be lost without it!

  39. It keeps us in touch with grandma and grandpa!

  40. It’s my main line of communication to my husband who works too much!!!

  41. Because I am constantly on the go and need to keep in touch with my family!

  42. I don’t have a home phone so my cell is my connection to everyone. It also helps to distract my daughter when we are having to wait or when she gets bored!

  43. well the obvious! much easier to keep in touch and on hand for emergencies
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  44. I’m never without my phone. I use it for everything.

  45. i’m forced to live without a phone now because my other one died

  46. i can live without my phone but not when it is the only way i can keep in contact with my son and daughter…..it do come in handy.

  47. Can’t live without my phone because I need to stay connected

  48. i can live without my phone because use it for everything

  49. because i have the need to constantly check my email!

  50. I would love to win this nice phone

  51. i cant live without my phone because thats how i keep in touch with most people that and on facebook and also im pregnant so i have to have a phone just in case i go into labor

  52. Actually I would have no problem at all living without a phone…it’s my daughters that would object :)

  53. I don’t drive, so my phone is very important to me to stay connected and…get from point A to point B.
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  54. I need a new phone, but I may not give anyone in my family the new number!

  55. I couldn’t live without my phone because I always forget my grocery list on the kitchen counter and have to call home for a reminder!