HTC Sensation Philippines - Price, Specs, Video, Photos, First Impressions

Mark Milan of TP, reporting for duty.

htc sensation

Last night, at the Republiq, HTC Philippines finally launched its much-anticipated dual-core Android flagship handset, the HTC Sensation --

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 --

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 --

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name HTC Sensation
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Release)
Dimensions126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
Weight 148 grams
Available Colors Black
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
Announcement April 2011
Availability June 2011
Price Php 33,000


  1. can i ask you something guys? Which phone is better, HTC sensation or samsung GS2? for quality and build and for performance? please send me a reply....

  2. Kung Quality po eh HTC Sensation... Pero sa Performance pareho lang ata, pero angat parin sa specs ang Galaxy S2... sa Techradar #1 ang Galaxy S2 followed by Sensation

  3. Samsung GS2. Also, it doesn't come with a locked bootloader. The current batch of the HTC Sensation does. I don't know if that'll change.

  4. i will be waiting for your post about htc desire hd versus htc sensation.. hope post it asap for my decision making.. thnx

  5. where can we buy this beautiful lady? been searching malls, they still have no clue about this phone.

  6. JomivillavicencioJune 19, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    how much is this and where can i buy this phone? 

  7. well most of the reviews i read are SGS II > Sensation then pretty is the O2X. Yes it has not been released in the philippines but in other areas it has so you can read reviews about these 3 phones.

  8. "well most of the reviews i read are SGS II > Sensation then pretty far is the O2X." - typo forgot the word 'far' on my previous post.


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