HTC Sensation Android phone (preview)

HTC Sensation preview: The HTC Sensation combines a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3in qHD display, and an 8-megapixel camera wrapped in a unibody aluminium design

HTC has unveiled its latest Android smartphone, the HTC Sensation, and it combines an impressive list of specifications with the latest Android software. Formerly codenamed the HTC Pyramid, the HTC Sensation sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3in qHD display, and an 8-megapixel camera — all wrapped in a unibody aluminium design.

Read our guide to the best upcoming smartphones in 2011 and check out our reviews of top HTC phones.

Aside from its dual-core processor that promises blazing speeds, the HTC Sensation Android phone is equipped with a 4.3in quarter high definition (qHD) display. Its 960 x 540 resolution is one quarter of a full 1080p HD screen, hence the qHD name, while the screen is slightly concave for a more comfortable experience when held against your face.

The HTC Sensation weighs just 148g and is only 11.3mm thick — while this is thicker than competitors like the Apple iPhone 4 and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc, the HTC Sensation has two benefits over both of these rivals: Its 4.3in display is almost a full inch larger than the iPhone, while its body is constructed from aluminium rather than the flimsy-feeling plastic used on the XPERIA Arc.

The HTC Sensation has dual cameras — an 8-megapixel rear camera with a dual LED flash and a front facing VGA camera for video calls. The rear camera can record full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second (fps).

The phone runs the latest 2.3 Gingerbread version of Google's Android platform. Gingerbread offers a revamped keyboard, better copy and paste, improved power management, and a slicker user interface as improvements over previous versions of Android. The HTC Sensation also comes with HTC's latest Sense UI customisation, 3.0. New features include customisable lock screens, 3D transitions between screens, an improved weather app with more vibrant animations and a video-on-demand service called 'HTC Watch'.

The HTC Sensation also has 768MB of RAM and 1GB of internal memory, along with a microSD card slot for extra storage. It is expected to be available in Australia in the coming months, though pricing and availability are yet to be announced.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphoneshtcmobile phonesGoogle AndroidGoogle Android phones

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?