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Good: camera, look and feel
Bad: battery life, can't use when charging.....
Comment: I've had HTC Magic for the last 20 months, and couldn't wait to upgrade to something better, quicker, smarter...Ahh i thought the sensation is coming, so thought yay, let's do it. Unfortunately what a let down. a THE BATTERY LIFE - now i'm not the biggest user of phones, more for people to contact me, but jessss, I would barley last a day, and i hadn't set-up f/book, twitter etc,
The other big problem i had was when it was charging, i couldn't or it wouldn't let me use it i.e. it stuttered, so playing games, typing etc. But the worst thing was, in th e morning half asleep, alarm goes of, i was having to do the pin sentry thing, and I had to to unplug the phone, before joing the dots, so i could snooze/turn off the alarm , the first time i ended up locking the phone.....not good.
So wanting it to be good , and got let down, shame as i really wanted it. Ended up now with an S2, not entirely happy with this either, but that's another story...
Good: Fast, large screen size, good camera
Bad: Battery life, HTC Sync doesn't work
Comment: This is my first android phone; I bought a Sensation at the same time my girlfriend got the Desire S, so I've been able to compare them.
The best points are the large screen size and its speed, which helps most with things like web browsing. Some other good points are the camera, which is 8MP instead of 5MP on the Desire; and it takes good quality pictures and video.
The phone seems quite solid, with a nice metal case; although it feels quite large in your pocket. From the front it looks almost identical to the Desire S, just slightly larger.
The battery life isn't great; on average, I'm using up 50% of the battery a day, so I tend to charge it every night to be safe. Battery life really depends on what you do with the phone though, and as the phone is new I'm perhaps playing with it quite a lot.
Whilst I'm really happy with the phone, I can't say the same for the HTC Sync software that connects it to the PC; which simply just doesn't work. I've tried to use it about 20 times in the last week, I've re-installed it twice and changed various phone settings; but I've only managed to connect the phone twice, and HTC crashed one of those times during a sync. I've contacted HTC support and got absolutely no response, so have given up.
Thankfully, it is possible to sync my PC Outlook contacts and calendar via both Google mail and Soocial; which isn't a neat solution, but at least it appears to work.
Comment: as a comment on the app hooha dooda, i had the same problem with my orange san francisco. i logged on to market.android.com, downloaded a few apps, then they all worked perfectly on the mobile version.
Good: Htc sense, web browser, widgets, the case and huge screen and it's power
Bad: battery could be better
Comment: Love everything about it, It's a lot of fun and a great, powerful all rounder. Would suggest you invest in a better battery though... But the battery isn't terrible.
Good: Fast, clear screen; battery lasts 2 days.
Bad: Nothing yet!
Comment: Absolutely fabulous phone. Feels really well made and screen is gorgeous and bright. Camera excellent and easy to operate with quite a good array of control for a camera phone. Have just downloaded HTC update and the battery is now lasting a couple of days and phone no longer gets hot.
I had an HTC HD2 previously and this one is a cut above that one. I love it.
Good: Almost everything including Sense 3.0, Design, Screen.
Bad: Poor speaker volume, average battery life, and signal problems.
Comment: My first Android phone was HTC Hero .. and after using it for few days, I fell in love with Android and HTC Sense, so I quickly upgraded to HTC Legend in less than a year. Then I wanted bigger screen and more powerfull smartphone, so I upgraded to HTC Desire HD.
My only complaints on DHD was its poor speaker volume, and below average battery life, so I was looking forward to replace it with Sensation when it was announced assuming that HTC will not make the same mistake twice. However, after spending quality time with the Sensation in HTC showroom, I was extreamly disappointed to discover that it has even worse speaker phone than DHD and below average battery life!!!!!! Man.. HTC proved to be so stupid to do the same mistake again and in row! Not mention creating new problem that affects the phone's wifi, BT, and 3G signals!!! Hello HTC!!! Didn't you learn from Apple mistake? Big shame!!!
That problems of the Sensation was a deal breaker, so I hope HTC will avoid them in Sensation 2 or DHD 2.
Good: I'm at a loss for words
Bad: I have no more to say
Comment: It's simply amazing. But it making quite a headache because I can't seem to choose it between Galaxy S 2. Both are equally great smartphones.
Comment: torn apart between this and samsung galaxy II
Good: Amazing design, big screen, excellent performance
Bad: Battery life, multilingual support! gorilla glass
Comment: my own experience.. i will list the devices i have/had in the past 12 months with ratings:
HTC Flyer (10/10) the best device i ever used!
HTC Sensation (9/10) it could be a bit better!
HTC wildfire S (8/10) lovely small light device that can do a lot!
HTC HD Mini (5/10) Windows mobile 6.5 is just worthless!
Samsung Nexus S i9023 (9/10) it is actually one of the best android devices, but still comes with Samsung Cheap plastic feel!
Sony Ericsson Arc (6/10) - disappointing for advanced users!
Ipad 2 - (9/10) Amazing device
iphone 4 - (7/10) - performance is good though.. but its boring
Overall, Sensation is one of the best devices i got, i dont see it heavy, but you have to keep it plugged in the charger most of the day!
if you like the sensation, you will love the flyer.
if u cant afford the sensation but still want a nice HTC device, go with wildfire S
Good: Fast processor, good GPS, good screen.
Bad: Everything else
Comment: I have 2 HTC Sensation sets and 3 Google Nexus One sets. THe Sensations [both of them], have consistently worse reception on 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth [well tried and tested in varied reception areas].
THe Sensation aerial is positioned in such a way, that unless you balance the phone horizontaly between two fingers ... you have no Bluetooth signal [the same more or less applies to W--Fi and 3G signal]. In areas where Nexus received a good signal ... the Sensation was dead [irrespective of the way it was held]. The Sensation has more Ram and Rom memory than Nexus, but it handles Applications differently than Nexus ... the stuff that runs freely from the Micro SD card on Nexus, has to load from the phone memory on Sensation. Hence I find myself continually uninstalling packages from the Sensation to create the space for my e-mails [stripped of all attachments]. This might be due to Sense 3.0, but it might be down to the mods that HTC applied to their specific version of 2.3.3. The Google version of Android 2.3.3 in Nexus is fine [as was the old 2.2.1 version].
The battery time in Sensation is poor by any standards ... I get 2 hours max at full contrast, by just downloading and previewing the e-mails. All in all, not a very good buy. You would do better buying Galaxy SII.
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