You’re probably going to have to wait until June 15 to get your hands on the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G but we were able to get our hands on one a little early and wanted to give you a taste. A full review will be coming shortly but I thought it would be fun to share some of my initial impressions.
The T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G absolutely feels like a high-quality device when you’re holding it – it’s light but not too light, the brushed plastic back feels comfortable in the hand without feeling cheap and the 4.3-inch qHD display is a joy to look at. Unlike some of the larger phones out there, this one has a 16:9 display ratio, so it feels slimmer and smaller than some of the giant-sized competition.
The company did some interesting thing with the back casing, as it sports radios inside of it and comes off in a single body piece. It’s tough to describe but watch the video below to see how HTC even brings innovation to battery cases.
Inside, the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G should have all the power you need with the dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor. Apps launched quickly without stuttering and the new Sense UI ran like a dream. That chipset also means the 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash can record in full 1080p HD, which has been available on competing devices like the T-Mobile G2x.
The handset will launch with Android 2.3 that has Sense UI layered on top, support for up to 14.4 Mbps download speeds on T-Mobile’s 4G network, WiFi,Bluetooth, GPS and all the other goodies you’d expect from a device of this class. It’s still early in the summer but the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G is looking like one of the best smartphones out there unless you don’t like Sense.
Any of you planning to pick this up for $199 when it lands in a couple weeks? Let us know what you’d like to hear about in the review.