Summary: The camera support software provides geo-tagging, touch-focus (in addition to the autofocus) , face detection, SmartShot, BurstShot, SweepShot and ClearShot support – definitely making the HTC Amaze 4G smartphone a camera-centric mobile phone!
Summary: With no iPhone to run the show, T-Mobile has three flagship phones, all very similar: the HTC Amaze 4G , HTC Sensation 4G , and Samsung Galaxy S II . Like the others, the $259.99-with-contract Amaze runs a skinned version of Android on a huge, gorgeous 4.3-inch screen using a crazy-fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
Pros: Stellar camera, Big, high-resolution screen, Fast performance
Cons: Large and heavy, Outdated software, Bad battery life
Summary: The HTC Amaze 4G can be quickly described as a shutterbug’s phone, since it packs in an 8 megapixel camera (with advanced features) and 1080p video capture, plus a dual LED flash. It also has all of the features you’d expect to find in a modern Android smarphone, including a 1.5 GHz processor, Wi-Fi and 4G wireless, Bluetooth, and even NFC compatibility for wireless payment and social media check-in functionality when available.
Pros: Slightly unusual design and two color choices, white or black, Good screen, Responsive and easy to use, Great camera
Cons: Voice quality is good, but not great, Battery life is slightly disappointing
Conclusion: The HTC Amaze 4G is a very good smartphone for T-Mobile, and for all HTC customers. The main highlights of the device are the gorgeous picture quality and the very good hardware performance. The beautiful design, the powerful dual-core processor and the latest version Android 2.3 Gingerbread are there to fulfill the list of high end specs of the device. Overall the handset is pretty good for purchase coming at the price of $260 with a two-year contract with the carrier.
Conclusion: The battery life is not stellar, but everything else about the Amaze 4G is pretty great. While we’re not sure it’s actually worth $60 more than any other dual-core phone, the Amaze holds its own and excels when it comes to taking pictures and video. We hope that HTC updates this device to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as soon as it’s available, but until then, the Amaze is a great choice for T-Mobile subscribers and highly comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Pros: Potent processor and hardware, Great camera, Extra recording button is odd, but useful, HTC promises quick Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade, HTC Sense is great for first-time smartphone users
Cons: Strange design, Mediocre battery life, 4.3-inch screen may be too large for some., LCD screen cannot match the color of AMOLED, Camera can get a little hyper