Summary: At Rs. 30,700, the Sensation is a good handset, but it's plagued with a few niggles that detract from the overall feel of using a flagship device. What we really love is the initiative from HTC to include a higher resolution display that many manufacturers have not done. However, this alone doesn't sell a phone and the Sensation has a very strong competitor in the Samsung Galaxy S2, that display resolution and interface aside, is a better overall product.
Pros: Good overall build quality, High resolution display is killer for text and browsing, Packed to the gills with features, Dual core processor makes it quite snappy while future proofing
Cons: Display should have had a better blackness level and contrast, Battery life is lower than we expected, The antenna is weak, and the Sensation tends to lose signal easily, It feels solid, but some parts of the build seem sloppy
Conclusion: The HTC Sensation is no doubt one of the top Android smartphones for 2011. With a very high resolution 4.3” touch screen, dual core CPU, 4G HSPA and 1080p video recording, it’s hard not to be tempted. Throw in HTC’s Sense software and services and an elegant and classy industrial design and we’re sold. The only thing that bothers us are the Sensation’s benchmark numbers, which should be higher given the phone’s 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 220 GPU.
Pros: Top specs on all counts, runs latest version of Android. HTC Sense still one of the best Android customizations, excellent battery life, lovely design.
Cons: Super LCD tech doesn't compare to IPS and Super AMOLED. Benchmark numbers aren't astounding.
HTC Sensation review: A powerful beast wrapped in a sturdy, aluminium shell
Good Gear Guide.au
18 December 2011
Summary: The HTC Sensation combines a large, qHD display with an excellent unibody aluminium design. It may not feel as snappy as other dual-core Android phones, nor offer anything hugely new or innovative over previous HTC models, but it remains a great smartphone.
Pros: Premium unibody design, qHD display, Slick Android and Sense software
Cons: Battery life, Doesn't feel as snappy as other dual-core phones, Slow camera