HTC make top notch smartphones and currently the two most popular seem to be the HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D. On paper both phones are very well armed and have similar features. So which one is the best mobile phone in real life? The HTC Sensation or the similar HTC Evo 3D?

Both phones have 4.3inch LCD screens. The Evo 3D obviously has the 3D LCD screen with a pixel resolution of 540 x 960 and the Sensation has an LCD screen with the same resolution of 540 x 960. Both phones feature touch screens which are very responsive and use heat sensors to detect your finger.

In terms of storage both phones feature an internal storage of 1GB. Both the Sensation and Evo 3D can, however, take a microSD card up to 32GB to expand on the internal storage.

The HTC Evo 3D beats the HTC Sensation when it comes to memory, commonly know as RAM. The more RAM the quicker the smartphone can open applications and run more applications simultaneously.  The Evo 3D has 1GB of RAM whilst the HTC Sensation has only 768MB of RAM.

Both phones are future-proof in terms of the CPU, computer processing unit, and feature dual core processors. This is a new thing when it comes to smartphones with only the Samsung Galaxy S 2 being the the other phone currently with a dual core processor. Both mobiles have a 1.2GHz dual core processor allowing for extremely quick loading times and processing power.

In 2011 there is now a lot of consideration to do with the camera within a smartphone. Both phones feature front facing and back facing cameras.The HTC Sensation probably beats the Evo 3D when it comes to the cameras, the latter has a 5 mega pixel back facing camera and the Sensation has an impressive 8 mega pixel back facing camera. The Evo can record in 3D however, but only up to 720P. The Sensation can record in up to 1080P, the highest quality possible currently.

The weight of a phone is incredibly important when buying it. The two handsets have very similar dimensions but the Sensation is much lighter at 148g compared to the heavy 170g of the Evo 3D. This increase in weight is most likely due to the 3D features that the HTC Evo has and slightly more powerful battery. Which leads me to the two batteries, the Evo 3D has a 1720mAH battery which can last up to 355 hours on standby. The HTC Sensation’s 1520mAh battery is slightly more efficient and can last up to 525 hours on standby.

Being HTC phones they both use the Android operating system and the incredibly easy to use HTC Sense user interface.

 

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The HTC Sensation got its first update yesterday, 6th July. It seems like the update was just for unbranded phones in Europe. By unbranded phones we mean unlocked phones that haven’t been sold by a mobile phone network. The update, confirmed by those from the UK to Scandinavia, updates the HTC Sensation‘s software to version 1.35.401.1.

The update was aimed at fixing minor bugs in the current software and improving the stability of the operating system. The update was done over-the-air, push updates were sent to the phones and then the user had to be connected to an internet connection to install the update which was 27MB in size.

If you haven’t received the push message and want to install the update then go to Settings > About Phone > Check for updates, to download the update. Like all downloads make sure you back-up messages, contacts and any other settings before installing the update. You may also want your phone to be fully charged so it doesn’t cut out mid-update.

HTC haven’t confirmed the details of the update but it looks like the Bootloader hasn’t been unlocked. Users have reported slightly quicker loading times and increased performance. The lag when using the homescreen launchers has been reported to be solved and working to full functionality.

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HTC released the Desire S as a successor of the popular HTC Desire. The Desire was a popular phone among consumers and mobile phone experts. The Desire S was released in March 2011 and since then other phone manufacturers have started to release incredibly powerful smart phones, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 being the most notable. In an effort to compete HTC have released the HTC Sensation to compete with the Samsung, but is the HTC Sensation that much better than the HTC Desire S?

The HTC Sensation does have incredible specifications and with a dual core processor it is definitely better than the Desire S when it comes to loading times and dealing with large files. The Desire S has thrown itself in direct competition with the likes of the iPhone with a 3.5″ screen. The Sensation on the other hand has gone for a massive 4.3″ screen. This makes the HTC Sensation a  bit more clunky but it still fits in the hand perfectly, weighing 18g more than the Desire S.

Both smart phones run Android v2.3 Gingerbread as their operating system. They both also have the HTC Sense user interface, making them both easy to use and up to date with software.

The Sensation has a higher screen resolution 540 x 960 pixels compared to the lower 480 x 800 pixels in the Desire S. Both phones use the same S-LCD panel, providing stunning display quality.

The HTC Sensation has a dual core 1.2GHz processor, compared to just the single core 1GHz processor in the HTC Desire S. This puts the Sensation way in front of the Desire S in terms of processor power but it isn’t the most notable difference when using the phones for light use. The Desire S is no slow phone though and has a decent 768MB of RAM, same amount as the Sensation.

The Sensation has a very impressive 8MP camera, whilst the Desire S has only a 5MP camera. They both have 0.3MP front facing cameras however.

Overall the HTC Sensation is the better phone but the Desire S is still a very good phone and would be more than adequate for many consumers. However if you find the right HTC Sensation deal then it is well worth picking one up!

 

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The two latest smartphones from Samsung and HTC go head to head in a Samsung Galaxy S2 v HTC Sensation comparison!

Both the phones are the first batch of smartphones to contain a dual processor, both running at 1.2GHz there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two phones when it comes to processing power. The HTC Sensation has only 768MB of RAM, compared to 1GB of RAM in the Samsung Galaxy S2, this allows the Samsung Galaxy S 2 to gain slightly faster loading times and can deal with lots of data at once more efficiently than the HTC Sensation.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a large 16GB or 32GB internal memory, which is massive compared to the HTC Sensation’s 1GB. You can expand the storage space in the Sensation using a microSD card upto 32GB.

A department where the HTC Sensation beats the Samsung Galaxy S2 is with screen resolution. Despite using the Super AMOLED Plus technology, the Samsung has a slightly lower screen resolution of 480×800 pixels compared to 540×960 pixels in the HTC. The Sensation also has dual LED flash, one more than the Galaxy S2. The HTC’s screen of 4.3″ is only slightly bigger than the Samsung’s of 4.27″. Both provide a very good screen size allowing for easy navigation. The Sensation features 2 cameras, a 8MP back facing one and a 1.2MP front facing one for video calling. The Samsung also has 2 cameras, the front which is also 8MP but the front facing camera is slightly better at 2MP, pipping the HTC Sensation when it comes to the cameras.

The HTC Sensation weighs a heavy 148g compared to just 116g for the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S 2 is also an incredible 2.8mm thinner than the HTC. The Samsung phone is just 8.49mm thin, the HTC a bulky 11.3mm.

All in all both phones are really good, high quality phones but the Samsung Galaxy S2 probably just pips the HTC Sensation. Main reason is due to the weight and size, also the better front facing camera which is very useful for video calling. The HTC Sensation isn’t of the thin and light category of smartphones but still lies comfortable in the hand.

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The HTC Sensation is the latest phonHTC Senastione in the HTC range of Android run smartphones. It releases on June 15th 2011 and is a ‘multimedia superphone’. The HTC Sensation has a look similar to that of the HTC Desire S with an aluminium case which wraps around the phone. It isn’t the best looking phone but it is definitely one of the best under the hood. We have compiled some of the best HTC Sensation deals:

 

Featuring the HTC Sense user interface and the latest version of Android 2.3, Gingerbread, the HTC Sensation is very simple to use. The HTC Sensation has an impressive 1.2GHz dual core processor built in, lying it in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy S 2. This processor is one of the most powerful made for phones and the dual core leads to impressive loading times and handles apps beautifully. Apps start almost instantly and switching between apps is a seamless transition. This extra processing power helps considerably when dealing with visually rich websites and those that use Flash. Sites that may have struggled to load quickly on previous HTC’s load quickly on the HTC Sensation. It also has an internal 768MB of RAM.

Like the HTC Desire HD the HTC Sensation has a large 4.3″ screen with a pixel resolution of 540×960 and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This pixel resolution is lower than the iPhone 4′s, 640×960, but nevertheless is an impressive feature. The HTC Sensation has the very latest QHD and SLCD technology, making images look even crisper than on the HTC Desire HD. Photos taken by the 8-MP back facing camera look great on screen. The 8-MP camera is the same as the HTC Desire HD which is much more impressive than that of the iPhone 4. You can also record videos in full 1080P HD, which is better than the 720P of the iPhone 4.

The HTC Sensation introduces the new HTC video store, Watch. Watch only offers TV shows and movies, not music currently and is supposed to be a rival to Apple’s media store iTunes. Watch allows you to download videos over 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, which look fantastic on the HTC Sensation’s 4.3″ screen.

The HTC Sensation weighs a hefty 148g which is heavy compared to other smartphones, in particular the light Samsung Galaxy S 2. It also has only 1GB of internal memory space. However this can be upgraded to 32Gb using a micro SD card. Below are some HTC Sensation Specs:

Dimensions: 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
Weight: 148g
Screen size: 4.3 inches
Screen resolution: 540×960 pixels
Interal storage: 1GB
Memory: 768MB RAM
Camera: 8 MP, auto-focus, dual LED flash
OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
USB: Micros USB port
CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-processor, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon

The HTC Sensation release date is June 15 2011. Once the prices are announced SuperCheapMobiles.co.uk will bring you the best HTC Sensation deals.

UPDATE: The HTC Sensation is currently only available exclusively on Vodafone and will be available on other networks in June.

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