HTC Amaze, Black 16GB (T-Mobile)
$99.95 without a service plan
$99.95 without a service plan
$99.95 without a service plan
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- 4.3-inch LCD display
- Advanced 8-MP camera with Full HD 1080p video capture; 2-MP front camera for video chats; Wirelss-N Wi-Fi networking; 4G-enabled, Android-pwered smartphone with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 16 GB internal memory; microSD memroy expansion; Bluetooth 3.0; GPS navigation; personal and corporate e-mail; DLNA wireless streaming
- Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time; released in October, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, wired stereo headset, quick start guide
- 4G-enabled, Android-pwered smartphone with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD multi-touch display
- Advanced 8-MP camera with Full HD 1080p video capture; 2-MP front camera for video chats; Wirelss-N Wi-Fi networking
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- Size (LWH): 5.11 inches, 2.58 inches, 0.46 inches
- Weight: 5.12 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 360 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 264 hours
Featuring one of the most advanced cameras on any smartphone, the HTC Amaze 4G for T-Mobile comes equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and Full HD 1080p video recorder, a backside illuminated sensor for improved low light performance, zero shutter lag and a dual LED flash. It also sports a powerful dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor for fast image and video processing.
Capture the moment, and then connect
faster than home Internet on T-Mobile's
lightning-quick 4G network (view larger).
The HTC Amaze will be one of the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile's faster 4G (HSPA+ 42) network technology, allowing you to browse the Web faster than on the average home Internet with average download speeds approaching 8 Mbps and peak speeds around 20 Mbps.
With a gorgeous 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD multi-touch display and support for T-Mobile TV, the HTC Amaze will keep you informed, connected and entertained. And with support for Near Field Communications (NFC), the HTC Amaze can read information from "smart" tags, or everyday objects that have NFC chips in them--from stickers and movie posters to t-shirts and even mobile payments (in the future).
Other features include a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, 16 GB internal memory, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA wireless streaming capabilities, HDMI output, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to over 200,000 apps in the Android Market, streaming video from T-Mobile TV and downloaded movies from HTC Watch, and up to 6 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).
Capture the Moment... in a Flash
Easily capture memories and share them while on the go with the advanced camera capabilities of the HTC Amaze 4G, which offers 8-megapixel camera and Full HD 1080p video recorder. You can instantly capture quality photos and videos with a dedicated camera button and T-Mobile's first direct-to-camcorder button. Sharing photos is easy with one-touch access to post to Facebook, Picasa or Flickr--all at 4G speeds. And you'll enjoy video chats over Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity thanks to the front-facing 2-megapixel camera.
Camera features include:
The HTC Amaze 4G weighs 5.11 ounces and measures 5.11 x 2.58 x 0.46 inches. Its 1730 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G/4G network (1700/2100 MHz; UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+ 42).What's in the Box
HTC Amaze 4G handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, wired stereo headset, quick start guide
T-Mobile's Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network
T-Mobile's super-fast 4G network (HSPA+ 21) is getting even faster, doubling the speed with T-Mobile's lightning-quick 4G (HSPA+ 42) network technology. New smartphones that include this technology will now be able to browse the Web faster than on the average home Internet, as well as enjoy uninterrupted video streaming and quicker app downloads. T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+ 42) network average download speeds approach 8 Mbps with peak speeds around 20 Mbps.
And T-Mobile's increased network speed capabilities will benefit its customers using 3G and 4G (HSPA+ 21) devices for data services, as the backward compatible network pushes the limits of 3G and 4G devices to achieve maximum speed performance.
As of October, 2011, T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+ 42) network has been rolled out to more than 150 markets across the United States, and its 4G (HSPA+ 21) network is available in over 190 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.--covering 200 million people across the country. Network upgrades will continue rolling out through 2012.
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The HTC Amaze 4G runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The HTC Amaze 4G also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
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Top Customer Reviews
Aside from obvious aesthetic appeal, 'Amaze' is a significant upgrade from the Sensation. HTC addressed most of my gripes w/ Sensation by giving Amaze a hardware camera button, more onboard memory, more RAM & more ghz. Multi-tasking is effortless. Amaze can run a number of memory-intensive programs without as much as hiccup, and does so with style. To put it bluntly, Amaze throws down the gauntlet.
The device also runs on T-Mobile's 42mbps 4G network, provided you live in one of T-Mobile's 4G regions. I do, and the service is no where near as consistent as their 3G service. The highest download speeds I've reached on SpeedTest is 4mbps download. Theoretically, it can reach much faster speeds & some tests on YouTube have reflected as much as 12. I'm less impressed w/T-Mobile's 4G, but that's no fault of HTC's.
As with any device, and impressive as the Amaze is, it comes w/a few disappointments. The ability to shoot in 1080p is a big deal and, as w/the Sensation, the audio recording quality is unacceptable. You can hear a sample by searching YouTube for (HTC Amaze 4G 1080p Camera Test| Booredatwork) or (HTC Amaze 4G 1080p HD Video Sample). HD looks, LD sound. The end result of the video is more important than style & process. So, if you're looking to take advantage of one of this phone's major selling points - recording in HD - this might not be the best device.
Secondly, although the screen in quarter HD, it's not quite as vivid, bright or impressive as some of it's competition.Read more ›
HTC Amaze 4G Android Phone, White (T-Mobile)
Let me preface this review with my past phones. I've been thru 7 BlackBerrys in the last 6 years with Verizon. I recently switched from Verizon to T-Mobile as both my wife and I were constantly dropping calls in our home. I won't ever look back.
This phone is smoking fast. The UI is snappy and I've experienced 0 lag switching between programs even while streaming a movie over the 4G connection. I've downloaded and installed 10+ apps in the past few days including Netflix, a yahoo fantasy football app, a few games, a few social networking and chat apps as well as 3 different game emulators. I had 0 issues with installing any of the apps on this phone. When the 4G connection is active, webpages actually load faster than on my laptop over a local WiFi-n connection.
I've read reviews of HTC phones having issues with the quality of the speaker. I was able to use this phone in the middle of a very noisy state fair, surrounded by screaming kids, rides and other distractions without having to plug my other ear to hear the caller's voice. My friend later told me that he had no issues hearing me either. I find that the speakerphone works well, but the sound quality is better when I flip the phone over. My wife says I sound like I'm on a land line when I use the speakerphone, and the sound coming thru the speaker was not tin-cannish.
The screen is amazing. There's a handy app built into the phone that tells you what is draining the battery the most.Read more ›
* Amazing build quality and most beautiful phone ever, great finish and feels really good in hands.
* Most advanced camera ever with features that would put a point-and-shoot digital camera to shame. The video quality is amazing and pretty smooth.
* Extremely fast, there's virtually no lag at all in running heavist of applications/games.
* Very vibrant, bright and highly responsive.
* Net speed is awesome with new HSPA+42 4G on T-Mobile.
* Pretty generous battery with 1760 mA
* The phone is ever so slightly heavier than other phones but to me, the premium material used maks up for it.
* The phone heats up slighly (no where near as bad as Motorola Atrix) with heavy use.
* Battery drainage is significant (although that's same with pretty much every single android smartphone out there).
* Camera is great but seems to take a little bit washed out pics in low light conditions which is not bad for a phone but with all the HYPE around it, I felt I'll throw my point-and-shoot away.
Overall, with $199 with 2 yr contract and no tax or s/h (from amazon or from wirefly); this is not a bad deal at all. I would say this phone definitely beats out Samsung Galaxy SII with it's style and features (and I found this much more pocket-friendly than Samsung Galaxy SII).
Bottom Line: Amaze is amazing. I'd say go for it, you will not regret!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have to say The seller was awesome to work with Did everything possible to make things right The phone is good for an older onePublished 1 month ago by Jc
The HTC Amaze 4G is an old model phone. It cannot be upgraded to the current Android OS version, and most apps are no longer supported by Gingerbread 2.3. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael H
I purchased this phone from a T-Mobile store a couple years ago. I liked the phone, although it was heavier than most phones, especially with a case on it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Do not buy this phone. It shuts itself off, blue tooth does not work and overall has a poor signal. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Robert Krass
I was upgrading my phone and my sons phone. I went with the Amaze and he went with the Samsung Galaxy SII. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Martin Murat
This phone barely holds a charge. Battery lasts 3-4 hours without use! I've had it for one year now and am so frustrated with it. Now it will not charge properly. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Michelle Chevalier-zeigler
T-Mobile has deemed this phone End of Life.
HTC refuses to support the device, fix outstanding bugs, or support open-source upgrades. Read more