Friday, July 1, 2011


HTC Sensation 4G Advantages And Disadvantages

HTC has launched another smart phone HTC Sensation 4G (or can be called as HTC Sense 4G). This latest smart phone features some latest advanced technologies like dual core toting and runs on Android 2.3 operating system. This device features 4.3 inch LCD screen, 8 MP primary and 0.3 MP secondary cameras and supports most of the latest audio and video formats.

HTC Sensation is a candy bar shaped smart phone with 4.96 X 2.57 X 0.44 inch dimension and weighs around 148 grams. This gadget is built on unibody chassis as company claims. Entire back panel can be slip off to insert battery, micro SD card and SIM card, but offers easy accesses to these accessories.

Display and Camera: HTC Sensation 4G is offered with 4.2 inch LCD display which is large compared to other smart phones and presents 540 X 960 qHD quality resolutions. This display system presents 16: 9 native aspect ratio which is suitable for movie watching and other clip viewing.

HTC Sensation is included with two cameras. Primary camera with 8 MP resolution and also include dual LED flash light. Flash light of this device is very bright and presents good quality image even in dark conditions. One more dedicated camera can be found above the display. This secondary camera is dedicated to video calling and features 0.3 MP resolutions.

Memory and Multimedia: HTC Sensation is offered with 1024 MB internal memory and can be extended up to 32 GB with micro SD or micro SDHC card.

As mentioned earlier, HTC Sensation 4G supports almost all music and video formats. Sensation supports both video and audio playbacks and also supports YouTube player. Audio format supported by this device include MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, M4A, MIDI, AMR and OGG. Video file format supported by Sensation include MPEG4, WMV, XviD, 3G2 and 3GP. This device is also included with FM radio.

Connectivity and other specifications: HTC Sensation 4G smartphone is included with Bluetooth connection version 3.0 and Wi-Fi connection and supports 802.11b, g and n. this device can also be connected with micro USB 2.0 cable and features USB charging and mass storage. This device can be connected with 3.5 mm head phone jack and also includes DLNA and Tethering connectivity.

HTC Sensation 4G Advantages And Disadvantages

Some of the other specifications included in this device are Gyroscope, accelerometer and compass. This device can also be included with phone book features like search by first or last name, ring ID, picture ID, caller group and multiple numbers per contact. This cool gadget is also included with location based navigation system like A-GPS and features turn by turn navigation.

HTC Sense 4G has 8 MP Camera but without flash. Like just another Apple Device.

Also note that this phone cannot be used worldwide, as it is not a GSM phone. We will talk about this later in this post.

Battery: This dual processor device is offered with 1530 MAH capacity battery and presents 8.25 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time backup. With 3G connection battery offers 6.66 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby battery backup.

Battery is somewhat of a problem but it's expected with all the features and because one can't put it down! All phones have something that excels over the others, no phone is perfect.  A Smart Phone with dual speed on a 4G Network will consume large amount of its battery than a normal Smart Phone. Its the same for HTC HTC Sense 4G.

If you check the phone can be run under both 3G and 4G network if you are in the area where both network is available there is a bigger chance that battery will be drained faster than you thought because at this point the phone needs to be connected on both towers 3G and 4G.

Always remember that the faster the network the shorter the battery life. In this case i recommend that you buy a spare battery. or if you have no problem, you can buy a 3500mah battery for this phone. This will work perfectly and it is really beneficial for you specially if you really need to have a fast connection. I almost forgot that 3G and 4G is not only applied to your internet is also applied to your SMS receiving and sending and call receiving and sending.

Warning! This is NOT a GSM device (phones that use SIM cards like AT&T, Roger's, Orange Mobility - think iPhone as a GSM phone). This phone needs to be activated by your phone carrier with a clean ESN number that is not bad.

One of the biggest drawback of using CDMA Version of phone is, when the phone gets banned from the network with that flagged ESN (electronic Service number), that means it is bad you can't use it other than just being a tablet device without phone capabilities.

Now, assuming that this device's 4G network is only for the Sprint USA bands, you may not be able to receive the full benefit of the 4G network in the rest of the world unless and otherwise your network service provider offers you a 4G support.

4G network is a higher speed of internet bandwidth your phone is capable of running, meanwhile it is backwards compatible to using lower speed, as it is only finding the best available data network (where you get a cell signal). So, that is why it is a 4G device - in the USA Sprint has bands with faster internet.

Consult your wireless carrier. If you spend a lot of money, and find out that you can not use it because of incompatible network then you wasted your money. If you are on a CDMA network then please check compatibility.

Some points you should consider is, HTC Sense 4G screen is SLCD and not AMOLED, and it is a capacitive, not resistive. Capacitive and resistive is a touch screen input type, where resistive is not that responsive but enables you to use stylus, and capacitive type is very responsive, a slight touch will do but you cant use stylus, only your fingers.

And about the SLCD and AMOLED both are different thing, it is the display itself. So HTC Sense (HD) 4G has SLCD screen and it has a capacitive touch input.

I have heard from one of my friend that there is already a GSM version of this phone.

Here are some reasons you should know why your HTC Sense 4G consumes more battery and it is up to you to take the precautionary steps.

The only problem we face with HTC Sense 4G is the battery. Battery is not good and also not bad for a 4.3 display mobile. Obviously use pretty mush charge consumption than other smart phones. And also there are certain factors which really effects your phones battery life try to manage your applications by Task manager no more than three application should work at same time and set your outer display brightness to lower level for better result and also while your phone is on Wi-Fi it consumes almost 50% more battery.

Also read my earlier post:

 Does The HTC EVO 3D Has Advantage Over HTC Sensation.


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