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.
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
Excerpt: 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...
Pros: Stellar camera, Big, high-resolution screen, Fast performance
Cons: Large and heavy, Outdated software, Bad battery life
Excerpt: We've had the HTC Amaze4G in house for two weeks now, and T-Mobile's latest uber-phone is top notch. It's a large phone, somehow larger than the HTC Sensation 4G , though both have a 4.3" display.
Pros: High quality design and build, qHD display, HSPA+ 4G 42Mbps.
Summary: The Amaze 4G is undoubtedly one of the best-looking Android phones around, and HTC and T-Mobile back up those good looks with a fast processor, a fantastic camera, and impressive 4G speeds (at least on the download).