HTC Amaze 4G

The Good The HTC Amaze 4G features a premium chassis, a sharp Super LCD touch screen, and a dual-core processor. It's equipped with an 8-megapixel camera with a number of advanced shooting modes and settings. T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 speeds were impressive.

The Bad The smartphone is heavy and expensive. The camera still struggled in low-light environments.

The Bottom Line The HTC Amaze 4G is a beautifully designed and fast Android smartphone, with some advanced camera features, but don't go ditching your point-and-shoot camera just yet.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.3 Overall

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Review

HTC Amaze 4G

It was only four months ago that T-Mobile and HTC released the MyTouch 4G Slide, touting the Android handset as having the most advanced camera of any smartphone, but it appears the Slide's reign was shortlived. Now, the new HTC Amaze 4G holds that claim to fame, bringing some new tricks to help create and highlight the best images. On top of that, the Gingerbread-based phone boasts a dual-core processor, a gorgeous Super LCD touch screen, and impressive data speeds. All of this makes the Amaze 4G one of T-Mobile's best Android smartphones, but it comes at a cost. The HTC Amaze 4G is priced at $259.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Is it worth it?

Design
Weighing in at 6.1 ounces and measuring 5.12 inches tall by 2.58 inches wide by 0.46 inch thick, the HTC Amaze 4G is a good chunk of hardware. In fact, the first thing we noticed when we picked up the device was its weight. It's one of the heftier handsets we've seen in a while, but as with most things, we got used to it with time. Plus, with its metal construction and soft-touch finishes, the Amaze is definitely one sturdy handset.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $260
  • Brand HTC
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 4.3 in
  • Weight 6.1 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), intelligent typing (SWYPE)
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