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HTC Sensation 4G

Features

Design

Left side

Top view

Camera

Picture quality

On June 15, T-Mobile will launch its latest Android smartphone, the HTC Sensation 4G. The Gingerbread-based device will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
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The Sensation 4G offers a solid set of features, including Qualcomm's 1.2GHz dual-core processor and the latest version of HTC Sense, which brings some great enhancements. This includes a new lock screen that provides easier access to your favorite applications and content.
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We're used to HTC making great hardware, but even we were blown away by the Sensation 4G. The smartphone features a gorgeous 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD, and unlike other 4.3-inch touch devices, the Sensation is quite sleek and the tapered edges make it more comfortable in the hand.
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This image gives you a better idea of how slim the device is for a 4.3-inch smartphone. A volume rocker and a Micro-USB port are on the left side, and there are no controls on the right.
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The top of the phone houses the 3.5mm headphone jack and power button.
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On the back, you'll find the Sensation 4G's 8-megapixel camera and dual-LED flash. With the dual-core processor, the smartphone can capture and play back 1080p HD video. There is also a front-facing VGA camera for video calls.
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We haven't had the best experience with HTC's camera phones, so we feared the Sensation 4G would be similar. However, picture quality was great.
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