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HTC Amaze, White 16GB (T-Mobile)

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  • 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
  • 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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Technical Details

  • 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: 265 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

The HTC Amaze 4G is a high-end Android smartphone sporting top-end specs such as a qHD display, 8-megapixel backlit camera, HSPA 42 data, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, and NFC. Other features include 1080p HD video capture, 2-megapixel front camera, DLNA wireless video streaming, FM radio, and 16 GB of internal memory with a microSD slot. The Amaze is a quadband GSM device with WCDMA modes for international use, and also supports multiple languages including Spanish. Use this device to access thousands of apps, games, movies, books, and music on Google's Play Store. This product is in excellent condition, it displays no wear and tear, and is cosmetically flawless. This product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

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).

Black model shown.
HTC Amaze 4G
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G (HSPA+ 42) connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD touchscreen

  • 16 GB memory + microSD expansion

  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

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:

  • Low-light performance with backside illuminated sensor and wide aperture lens (f/2.2).
  • Zero shutter lag via innovative software features that allow for an instantaneous shot at that precise moment.
  • SmartShot takes five photos and creates the best shot using clear faces with smiles and no blinking.
  • PerfectPics creates an album view by scoring and filtering your best photos to the surface.
  • SweepShot captures ultrawide panoramic shots in a single motion.
  • ClearShot HDR takes clear pictures in high-contrast lighting.
  • BurstShot captures five images in rapid succession.
  • Face Detection
  • Shake Detection
  • Additional shooting modes include auto, night, action, macro, portrait and manual.
  • Dedicated camera and camcorder buttons for one-touch access, even while the screen is off.

Vital Statistics

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

Android Gingerbread

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.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination


  • Blazing fast 4G speeds on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network for up to 3 times faster than standard 3G networks, while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities (compatible with 3G networks where 4G is unavailable).
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded Google Maps) and location services
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)

Preloaded Apps

  • T-Mobile TV gives access to live and on-demand mobile HDTV.
  • HTC Watch offers the latest, premium movies and TV shows available for rent or purchase.
  • HTC Sync lets you autosync and backup photos, HD videos and music to your computer.
  • Slacker Radio delivers more than 150 genre stations and ability to create custom stations for free.
  • Zinio offers access to thousands of magazines on the go.
  • Pro Apps lets you access powerful productivity tools from anywhere.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon S3) speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD multi-touch display (540 x 960 pixels, 16 million color depth)
  • HDMI port for video output to your HDTV or monitor (adapter and cable not included).
  • MicroUSB port
  • Digital compass
  • Dual microphones


  • 8-megapixel camera
  • Full HD 1080p video capture
  • 2-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.
  • DLNA capabilities allow you to stream movies, music, and photos from your smartphone to a compatible HDTV.
  • FM radio
  • SRS virtual surround sound wired for headphones.


  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 1 GB of RAM

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hands-free speakerphone


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005SY4AAY
  • Item model number: Amaze
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,325 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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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. After quickly draining the phone (4 hours) a few times, I discovered this app and saw that the screen was eating up 95% of the battery life. Changing the brightness of the screen to the lowest setting greatly increased the battery life, but it still looks great when dimmed.

The camera is snappy.
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Most beautiful, highest-quality hardware on the market. You can tell HTC takes a lot of pride in this phone. It's stylized down to the 'Sense' user interface, surely the most impressive UI on any device.

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, the 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 let's not blame that on the Amaze.

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.
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...there are a couple of issues.

Pros: Blazingly fast, super sharp LCD pixel density...text is notable sharper on this than the Galaxy S2, but the Galaxy has better color saturation so this screen looks a little washed out side by side. Your pick, better color or sharper picture. Sense interface: It just makes sense! It rings louder when it's in your pocket, you can silence the ringer at a meeting instantly by setting it face down, the web browser re-wraps text when you zoom in on web pages (I'm unaware of any other phone browser that does this) which is a HUGE plus for me (on most phones, the text is either too small or doesn't fit on the screen. This phone solves that). The camera really can replace a digital point and shoot (you know the kind, the little pocket ones)...the camera really IS that good.

Cons: Here's the really big one: This phone is cancelled already! They are only selling what is left in stock. There are very few accessories that fit this phone. It's notably heavier than the Galaxy S2. Some users report that the back cover gets squeaky over time. The buttons on the bottom light up which bleeds into the screen at the bottom when you view something dark. The battery life on this is about half that of the Galaxy S2 (when I got it, it would make it about 9-10 hours on a charge. Now that I'm over the wow factor, it lasts morning 'til bed (since I don't fiddle with it and play games on it anymore). Oh, and it's cheaper at T-mobile than here at Amazon!

I love this phone, but know that there will probably only be one more update and then nothing. It is scheduled to get Android 4.0.3 sometime in the next month or 3.

UPDATE: T-Mobile raised the price back to $230 since this review.
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