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. HTC tried to differentiate its option a little, though, boasting that the Amaze has “the most advanced camera of any smartphone.
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Cons: Large and heavy, Outdated software, Bad battery life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. The Amaze has a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU just like T-Mobile's version of the Samung Galaxy S II . It's got an excellent 8 megapixel camera with a backside illuminated sensor and f/2.2 lens for better low light shots. There's also HDR and burst mode.
Pros: High quality design and build, qHD display, HSPA+ 4G 42Mbps.
Looking to Amaze Customers - HTC Amaze 4G Reviewed
17 October 2011
Excerpt: T-Mobile has been on a streak releasing lots of powerful smartphones lately, which is a bit ironic considering the fact that they may no longer be around in a year. The Amaze 4G from HTC is yet another powerful release, but does it fall by the wayside...
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). The ultra-premium design and instant access to the camera and camcorder with dedicated buttons will lure many T-Mobile customers to this device.
Pros: Most attractive Android phone yet, Fast dual-core speeds, Capable of fast 4G downloads, Sharp and powerful camera, Loud speaker
Cons: Relatively heavy, Inconsistent 4G speeds, Shorter battery life than T-Mobile's Galaxy S II, Expensive