- Size (LWH): 4.96 inches, 0.44 inches, 2.57 inches
- Weight: 5.28 ounces
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 240 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 120 hours
HTC Sensation Z710E Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - No Warranty - Black
- 2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G Network HSDPA 900/1700/ 2100
- OS Android OS, v23 (Gingerbread) CPU 12 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon
- Features Geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization, face detection, instant capture Video Yes, 1080p@30fps,
- Gorilla glass display - Multi-touch input method - stereo sound recording Secondary Yes, VGA
- Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth Yes, v30 with A2DP Infrared port No USB Yes, microbus (MHL) v20, Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate - Proximity sensor for auto turn-off - Gyro sensor - HTC Sense v30 UI
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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To be fair, most folks will only use this device for social networking, web browsing and casual photos. You will find some hiccups & occasional bugs. For those of you power users who actually make videos, download movies, run lots of apps at once and use the power that it has to multi-task, you will see Sensation shine. It's almost better at high speeds.
DUAL-CORE MULTI-TASKING: Impressive. You can leave the browser open in the midst of playing a video, open Angry Birds, open music player, video player, Google Earth & pan about - all at once, then hop between these power-hungry apps with barely a hiccup. Hardcore multi-tasking will neither tax nor crash this device. Very impressive. The dual core doesn't make the unit faster than a 1.2ghz single core. It simply allows it to maintain 1.2 ghz speeds on more than one task. Impressive, but don't expect magic.
As for speed, HTC's heavy Sense 3.0 user interface makes the phone less snappy than other dual core units. Not so much of a lag, just less snappy. Sense takes up 3 of the 4gbs of onboard memory. I run into more hiccups during everyday use, than when I'm doing heavy multi-tasking. However, Sense 3.0 is so glam, it makes *every* other phone look dated.
For the record, you can't close an app w/in the app. You must open up still another app (task manager) to close them. A bit of an annoyance, but seeing as Sensation can handle quite a few, it's no big deal... unless you're shooting in 1080p. More on that below.
CAMERA: Mixed bag. Camera is good. Video recording is quite good & realistic in 720p.Read more ›
Battery life is pretty solid, depending on what you're doing. For some reason, taking pictures and filming video really drains the battery, but for stuff like just browsing the web, battery life is great.
The screen is really great, qHD resolution. Like I mentioned earlier, great for watching video. The 16:9 display ratio means you can watch widescreen movies without pesky black bars taking up space. The screen is bright enough that you can use it in direct sunlight. The viewing angles on it are kind of so-so, but that only really matters if you are trying to share your phone with someone (and why would you want to share this beauty.)
Call quality is nice and crisp, very loud and clear. Definitely easier to hear calls on than my cousin's iPhone.
The 4G speeds are blazing fast. Web pages definitely load faster than on my previous iPhone 3G and downloading apps is a snap.
The 8 megapixel camera takes great pictures, although a little blurrier than a dedicated camera. One big difference between this phone's camera and my old iPhone's camera is that this phone actually takes a picture when you want it to and not five seconds later! On some pictures that I took I had to adjust the color balance, but I imagine that you'll need to do that on any camera that's in a phone. The flash is pretty good, too, and not too bright where it looks harsh.Read more ›
The worst problem: my Amaze locks up and reboots, or shuts itself off without reason, several times a month. This is unacceptable in a mobile device, particularly one based on the Linux kernel.
Yes, it exhibits these problems even after a factory reset and not updating any applications.
T-Mobile and HTC have made excuses for several months, and left customers with phones that only partly deliver on the marketing. Now I'm stuck with a crappy phone, proprietary HDMI adapter that I can't use with another phone, and several charge cables which are likewise specific to this phone.
I will never buy another HTC device again. Never.
** UPDATE **
I eventually discovered one reason for the power problems: simply rubbing the screen (with the phone in "sleep") against cloth would cause the phone to turn off. A week or two after discovering this, I bought a Nexus 4 and put this in storage with the battery removed. When HTC/T-Mobile release an update I tried powering it back up ... the battery wouldn't charge at all, the phone wouldn't start. At all. T-Mobile sent a replacement (manufactured circa April, 2012), and this phone charged up the battery and started fine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don't you ever think to purchase this item. It has a fake warranty, if it is need to be fix, keep in mind that its warranty is invalid. Read more
This has not work as expected. The screen lock on its own and only be came unlock when removed the back. I am having some bad experience with phone.Published 4 months ago by John Johnson
Very happy with phone. Had one before and loved it. Then I got a windows phone, never again.Published 4 months ago by Scott E. Martin
excellent resistant camera phone nitida too bad that heats up very fast .Published 4 months ago by PAOLA F.