Mark Milan of TP, reporting for duty.
Last night, at the Republiq, HTC Philippines finally launched its much-anticipated dual-core Android flagship handset, the HTC Sensation --
HTC calls Sensation 'A Multimedia Superphone'. Running on a dual core processor, flaunting a stunning qHD display and featuring Hi-Fi audio technology, HTC Sensation should be able to entertain you like you've never experienced before. This handset also comes with a refreshed, immersive HTC Sense 3.0 experience that's not only gorgeous but also easy-to-use. Furthermore, the premium design, complete with contoured glass edging, really feels great in the hand.
Watch me play with a pre-production unit of HTC's Superphone --
So what can I say about HTC Sensation? Its hardware matches its user interface -- they're both sexy. I've yet to fully explore HTC Sense 3.0 but off hand, the transitions look nice. As for the case itself, I like the rounder phone factor and the contoured glass edging. As expected, the phone looks sophisticated, corporate and expensive; with just one look, you'll know it's a flagship release. Priced at Php 33,000, HTC Sensation is for people who always want to get the best that their money can buy. Thumbs up!
Here's my HTC Desire HD beside HTC Sensation --
So will I upgrade to HTC Sensation? Let's see.
I'll make an HTC Desire HD vs. HTC Sensation Specs Comparison Table and publish it the soonest. In the meantime, here are the complete technical specifications of HTC Sensation --
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||High-End (Flagship Release)|
|Dimensions||126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm|
|Operating System||Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Display||4.3-inch, 540 x 960 pixels, S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, |
VGA front-facing camera
|Video Capture||Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound recording|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player |
- XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-out (via MHL A/V link)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Memory||4 GB storage, 768 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1520 mAh|
|Uptime||Stand-by of up to 350 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G) |
Talk time of up to 8 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)
|Value-Added Features||HTC Sense 3.0, Gorilla Glass Display, Google Services Suite, Social Networking Service Integration, Dual Core Processor|