T-Mobile Announces HTC Sensation, 4.3″ Of Android Greatness

Boom, here’s the best T-Mobile news we’ve heard in quite some time as they formally announce the exclusive arrival of the HTC Sensation this summer. Better known to most of us as the HTC Pyramid the Sensation received its official unveiling courtesy of HTC this morning at a special event held in London.

The specs are right in line with rumors that began back in early February with a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, 4.3″ qHD screen (540×960 pixels), full HD video in 1080p resolution, 8 megapixel camera and it’s all running on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

Along with the above specs the Sensation will also bring about a new HTC Sense experience that has a customizable active lockscreen transforming the lockscreen into a “real-time” windows displaying your important content. Along with sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets HTC Sense will be better than ever.

There you have it, the Sensation comes this summer. Sensational!

 

Full Press Release:

HTC today announced its next T-Mobile exclusive phone, the HTC Sensation 4G. Coming this Summer, the HTC Sensation 4G will be T-Mobile’s most powerful handset.

You don’t like to wait forever for content to load and now you don’t have to. With a 1.2 Ghz dual core Snapdragon 2 processor running on America’s Largest 4G Network, the HTC Sensation 4G delivers all the entertainment you can handle.  Web pages delivered in the snap of a finger.  Watch videos now, not in five minutes.  Video games outside in the sun?  No problem with T-Mobile’s largest, most high resolution screen, a 4.3” qHD touch screen (540×960 pixels).

HTC Innovation
HTC devices have become synonymous with innovation. The HTC Sensation 4G builds upon that reputation with the introduction of a new version of HTC Sense, technology that enhances the user experience, and a new premium design.

HTC Sense
The latest HTC Sense experience boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done. New experiences include:

  • A customizable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content.  Social updates, photos, weather or stock updates can be viewed by simply waking up the display.
  • Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever.
  • A more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.

HTC Sense also makes it easy to have fun by enabling people to capture and share special moments. The HTC Sensation 4G’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature, let’s people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation 4G also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames a second, giving the user smooth video that is better than many other phones.  With the new Video Trimmer tool, people can crop their clips to the perfect size for easy sharing with friends and family.

Premium Design and Materials
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design, the HTC Sensation 4G’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger is glided across it. The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation 4G slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand.

Keep an eye out for additional information about the HTC Sensation 4G to be announced over the coming months.

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  • Mrponi

    Can’t wait

    • J-Hop2o6

      Same here, even tho I like my G2 using CM7.. But finally Tmo gets a normal HTC Sense phone, AND its the most current version.. but if I get this phone , imma have to get used to not having a keyboard =(

      • J-Hop2o6

        Also, I wonder if it’ll have AT&T 3G bands, just in case that horrible aquisition goes thru, smh.. and hopefully Tmo gives it a better name, sounds weird like myTouch, but w/e.

        • Anonymous

          It doesn’t but the G2X does.

        • J-Hop2o6

          =( damn.. well hopefully the deal gets shot down by the DOJ, FCC, & FTC.

        • Anonymous

          Actually I thought I saw on another blog site this morning that it will be a quad band gsm phone. Wouldn’t that mean it has Tmo and ATT bands?

  • David B.

    =) BEST PHONE YET.

  • Dlarsen63

    Yes hope we have a contest to win one!!! Been waiting on this since I first heard the rumors!

  • TBN27

    Looks like the Thunderbolt met its match?

  • Dreamexecution

    looks great, looks like my next phone

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Glad to see tmo get out ahead this my making it official. I read that it will be exclusive to tmobile, but I also read sprint is getting a new evo that’s pretty much the same thing. Can anyone clarify?

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing its the Evo 3D

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. I heard sprint is getting that soon. I guess since tmo isn’t bastardizing the phone, they can say they’re the exclusive us carrier over sprint.

    • What_Up

      Sprint is getting the evo 3d it has the Same Chipset as T-Mobile’s Sensation 4G but the Evo has 5 Mega Pixel dual camera’s that shoot in 3D, Sensation has an 8 Mega pixel camera with the New Instant shot technology. Evo 3D shoots 1080p @ 24 frames per second while Sensation shoots 1080p @ 30 Frames Per Second. The Evo 3D has a Glasses free 3D S-LCD display, Sensation has a curved S-LCD display. Both qHD. Thats pretty much the main differences outside of also having different radio’s CDMA/GSM.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been on this site long enough to know what will be coming next *insert complaints about this phone here*….T-Mobile is really on a roll, now the real question about this phone will be. Is this getting the myTouch branding or will it be straight sense?

    • Anonymous

      Doubtful….It seems like they’re gonna stick with the htc name. Just like they did with the galaxy s 4g…smart move by tmobile. Perception is reality. Why change the name and confuse consumers. Keep it simple. Hopefully it’ll rock stock sense and not that bland looking expresso crap…..this is an exciting time!

      • Anonymous

        Really, having owned a MT4G and messed around with an Inspire 4G, I vastly prefer Espresso Sense to standard Sense. The Sense dock is just terrible. I need my app drawer in the center. And that personalize button is a useless waste of space. Do I really need three separate ways to get to one menu that I may use twice a month? No. Either way, I’d just put my ADW EX over it right away.

    • Anonymous

      Considering that this is pretty much what we have all been “complaining” about for the past year, I doubt you will see too many of those posts. Also, considering that we have been “complaining” for a phone like this for the past year and Tmobile HAS NOT HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS, I fail to see how any of them weren’t justified.

      /Oh that’s right. You’re a cell phone company apologist (or employee). REAL COOL!

      • Anonymous

        Naw neither bro I’m just being real. Besides I’ve already seen the complaints about the phone weeks ago and it was just officially announced about 20 minutes ago. Like I always said some complaints about tmo are justified and some aren’t, I don’t make excuses for anyone, I call a spade a spade.

      • Aerofanbig

        Haha people will bitch. Its techie nature, now the big bitch is going to be the screen and OMGZ wait until the GS2 comes out its gonna make this look like a kids toy blah blah blah. No one can be happy, already seeing complaints and its 20 minutes old (announcement at least)

        • Anonymous

          My point exactly, if a phone isn’t for you, then its not for you don’t knock it. I’m gonna wait to see if we get the GS2 then I’ll make my decision.

    • Anonymous

      I dunno I think the complaints will be few and far between this time. I’m picky and the only thing That would stop me from buying this phone is the screen contrast. Assuming our version is SLCD as well, it may be great all around.

      • Anonymous

        Yea I hear you on that, if we get the G2S I gotta wait to see what the samoled plus looks like.

      • Anonymous

        I also hope this comes with a better external speaker than the MT4G and many other HTC devices that are lacking in that department. Even if I’m not going to use it to play music sitting on my desk, I’d at least prefer my ringtone music didn’t sound like it’s coming from a tin can with a string attached.

    • HTC_Rules

      T-mobile isn’t changing the phone, it is going to keep it as is because rebranding it Mytouch would cost too much money, plus that means it would not come out in june cause HTC would have to make Mysense for it. Nope T-Mobile is doing the smart thing and keeping the phone the same, only adding the t-mobile logo to it and I’d bet they would put Wi-fi Calling & My Account on there plus a Free Game and Movie since that has been their deal with high end phones. I for one can’t wait I want this phone bad, I dont care about Merger’s which I pray don’t get approved… no This Phone is Pure AWESOME

      • Anonymous

        If that’s the case they really seem to be making all the right moves.

  • Anonymous

    this is way better than the tbolt….I still don’t understand all the hype about the tbolt…its essentially a mytouch 4g with a bigger screen

    • whosaidwhat

      There’s only one special thing about the thunderbolt, which happens to be the speed of the LTE network. Getting 12mbps on a cell phone is mind boggling if you ask me.

      I don’t get 4G in my area so this phone is PERFECT for me.

  • Anonymous

    The fight of the spring 4G phones. Just like last year we had the G2 vs mytouch4G. We have the G2X VS THE senensation.

    Also tmobile has the best overall line up of phones.

    G2
    Optimus T
    Defy
    Comet
    Mytouch 3G slide
    Sidekick 4G
    Galaxy S 4G
    HD7
    Sensation
    G2X
    Anything else I’m missing

    • nexus s

      • Aerofanbig

        Nexus isn’t technically a Tmo phone its Google’s phone, which will be available on Sprint in a few days, supposedly AT&T in a few months and possibly Verizon at the same time. But I guess for now you can still include it in the list

    • Anonymous

      Missing the new Nokia Astound and the My Touch 4G. :)

    • Anonymous

      The Cliq2. It’s at least better than the Slide or the DEFY.

    • Anonymous

      HD2

  • Datruth63

    JUST when i was stuck on getting the T-Mobile G2X this comes out!.. Decisions Decisions Decisions!!!!!

    • HTC_Rules

      Yea I was sure I was getting the G2X especially since there was no official word on this phone but now, I have to say as tempting as the G2X is This Phone is a must have for me.

  • Cant wait ill be selling my Nexus S for this this phone is the S%$t!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Getting this definitely.

    • Anonymous

      Good to see a author get hype about this lol Tell David to cmon over to android and put the apple down.

      • Not going to happen, I use both and happily so!

        • Anonymous

          Lol ok well at least you don’t completely forsake android

        • FtKnoxTMO

          Me too, but only one has a cellular radio in it..(o;

  • Anonymous

    Getting this definitely.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I like HTC, not as good as Samsung I guess. How would this be better than Samsung Galaxy S2?? Any thoughts ??.

    Main concern is the screen, I wasn’t impressed with Mytouch 4G screen. Also the weight. I was all set on SGS S2 but might have another thought.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I like HTC, not as good as Samsung I guess. How would this be better than Samsung Galaxy S2?? Any thoughts ??.

    Main concern is the screen, I wasn’t impressed with Mytouch 4G screen. Also the weight. I was all set on SGS S2 but might have another thought.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you on the screen stuff. I REALLY hope that we find out about a T-Mobile SGS2 before this phone comes out because while this phone is near perfect, the SGS2 IS perfect, to me.

      • Anonymous

        Either way, it looks like it’s going to be hard to go wrong if you’ve got an upgrade coming in a month or two.

        • Anonymous

          Which I do! Couldn’t be better timing either.

    • DrT

      It seems everyone is getting in the game right now. I won’t be surprised if Samsung announces a release date for the SGS2 in the next two weeks to stay relevant. Good times for tmobile :)

      • Anonymous

        Thats my exact expectations.

    • ColdFeet

      How is it better than the Samsung Galaxy S2? Simple answer… it’s not made by Samsung. I love my Vibrant but damn, it’s got a ton of bugs. Especially after the 2.2 update. It’ll be awhile before I give them another chance.

      I am (im)patiently waiting for this HTC to come out so I can snag one up and retire the ol’ Vibrant.

  • Dreamexecution

    difference is in the super LED q HD screen

  • Dreamexecution

    difference is in the super LED q HD screen

    • Dreamexecution

      *LCD

    • Anonymous

      No SLCD on ours??

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile finally has their 4.3″ HTC phone. It’s about time.. talk about being way better than the Thunderbolt and Inspire. I’ll even go so far as to say it’s better than the Evo 3D because it doesn’t have all of that 3D crap.

    • Anonymous

      Funny how we just disregard the HD7. I’ll admit I do! This was a loooong time coming!

      • Anonymous

        Well, 4.3″ HTC Android phone and their first Sense UI phone that doesn’t run Espresso.

        • Anonymous

          espresso *shudder* gross……

    • TMobile_Rules

      I have to agree with you I was put off by the Evo 3D I mean it was bulky looking and I loathe the look of the camera, I mean 3D can be nice if your into it but I for one prefer a regular S-LCD screen and the 8 Mega Pixel camera on this phone. the only bad thing…is waiting lol

  • Anonymous

    it is free for the angry tmoble customers with a 50 dollar unlimited everything no contract

    • Anonymous

      If they B!@#% enough lol

  • Anonymous

    I have egg on my face! TMO has officially became a competitor this month it’s crazy!

    • Anonymous

      i didnt think tmo was going to actually deliver either. that why i didnt get my hope up, just to be disappointed when i heard about this phone months ago.

    • Anonymous

      Tell me about it!!! Their strongest lineup ever in the midst of a buyout : /

  • whosaidwhat

    Can anyone see the smile on my face? When is summer again?

  • Max Steel

    I’m really pissed that I just got my G2 and T-Mo starts to unleash these big guns. First the G2x and now this. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! :(

    • Anonymous

      The cycle never ends my friend…..Even the Pyramid will be over shadowed by something else in a matter of months…You just gotta dive in and be content for a bit

    • Aerofanbig

      Save up some money, sell your G2 on craigslist or ebay for 300-ish, take that cash and you’ll only have to pay like 150-200$ for this phone just like it was another upgrade

  • Guest

    Don’t care how awesome the specs are, I care about whether or not the bootloader is unlockable. It’s about time that TMo gets a good big screen phone!

  • Anonymous

    I already had my money and heart set on buying the LG G2X…now what? -_-

    • Mrosswilson

      I bet life will go on

      • Anonymous

        Really? I thought the announcement of this phone, meant the apocalypse :(.

  • Let’s wait to see if it can be rooted. G2X already can apparently so that would be my only setback on getting this device. WE NEED ROOT.

    • Roman

      Root is almost never the problem, Will the bootloader be unlockable is the better question. That is what stood in the way for about a month when the G2 was released.

  • msprinkl

    Cool! LED Notification light??? Huh, does it? Huh? Don’t most HTC’s?

    • J-Hop2o6

      Should be in the ear speaker grill like all HTC phones.. dont worry.

  • Anonymous

    FINALLY!!! now I can put my mytouch3g to rest. tmo better not f%#k this up. it felt like an eternity waiting for tmo to get a high end htc android phone with a 4.3 screen and the real htc sense on it and not that espresso bull$#!t. look like i wont be leaving tmo after my contract expire in august.

  • this is straight phone sex….so giddy to finally find a replacement for my nexus one!

  • Anonymous

    And as the clouds parted, I knew it was to be… *tears*

  • Phonegeek

    Wow all I can say is….does anyone want a mytouch 4g lol? Ill be doing alot of selling this summer. I just had woken up to the best news of my tmobile life! A 4.3″ android monster btw “i ain’t scared of monstas” (for all you curren$y fans on here) Happy savings to you all

    • Just get this phone and sell your MT4G at the shac like I’ll be doing this summer. Yes I’m on contract and will pay full price.

      Stay thirsty my friends.

  • Phonegeek

    Wow all I can say is….does anyone want a mytouch 4g lol? Ill be doing alot of selling this summer. I just had woken up to the best news of my tmobile life! A 4.3″ android monster btw “i ain’t scared of monstas” (for all you curren$y fans on here) Happy savings to you all

    • Phonegeek

      Sorry for the double post

    • Anonymous

      Right. No wonder they are selling it for Free99 right now.

  • Anonymous

    Thunderbolt, Inspire and all the other phones on the market=Monica Bellucci in Irreversible.
    Sensation= Guy in the hallway scene behind Monica Bellucci

    Finally! The G2X is by no means a bad phone, but this is finally a true, top dog, 4’3″ Android phone that doesn’t take second place to anything else.

    Now if we could only punk AT&T for the cash, spectrum and roaming, I am throwing a party!!!!!!!

    • Aw man, that was rough but I lol’ed. Awesome movie.

    • Anonymous

      whoops sorry i though you were referring to the g2x as the 4.3 incher

  • Toeshot

    If Samsung doesn’t change the design of the Samsung Galaxy S II, that phone will be better suited for the business end user. as it will house a hardware encryption component, enterprise app management, better exchange integration, just to name a few. It is suppose to release in May over seas. I will wait to see what that brings to the table.

  • Andy

    By 4g do they mean this phone will be running the 42mbps?

    • Anonymous

      That would be awesome. I’m sure we’ll find out real soon though.

      • Andy

        I think that would make sense since they have already launced 42mbps in some citys. It would be sad if they did not equip this phone with 42mbps

    • whosaidwhat

      14mbps according to engadget.

      • Anonymous

        Thats for the Euro/Asia version.

        • Anonymous

          T-Mobile tweeted it will be 14.4mbps

        • Anonymous

          Ouch. Well there’s a reasonable complaint.

  • toro

    Damn tmobile has been dropping bombs ever since they announced the deal with at&crap, hope that deal doesn’t go thru. Tmobile is really bringing bringing some cool phones, I’m still getting the g2x.

  • toro

    Damn tmobile has been dropping bombs ever since they announced the deal with at&crap, hope that deal doesn’t go thru. Tmobile is really bringing bringing some cool phones, I’m still getting the g2x.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! It is quite nice to be in a situation where I can’t decide which REALLY nice TMO phone to get! I am out of contract, (have been since November), waiting on a GREAT phone and have been leaning towards the G2X but now….I wonder WHEN this summer we will get this phone!

    • Anonymous

      It’s availible in Europe mid May so I’m still expecting it late May early June like it was origionally rumored to be.

  • Jen F.

    Am I the only one disappointed that it doesn’t have the capacitive joystick thingy that the myTouch G4 has? The addition of that would make the phone near perfect in my eyes.

    • Lol

      Yes.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for proving a woman’s orgasm is a myth.

  • Mopar6464

    Wonder if this will have AT&T 3g radio in it as well.

  • Bimmerz

    WTG T-Mobile! I’ll be curious if it supports the 21 or 42 speeds, as well as if it will work on AT&T. It really sux that we even have to take that into consideration! For the love of the Mobile Gods, please don’t let this acquisition go through!

    • Anonymous

      14mbps sadly

      • Bimmerz

        I thought the 14mbps was going to be on the G2X, and that we didn’t know yet what this one would have? If this is only going to have 14mbps – then that sux! :o/ Oh well, still a hot phone – good to see T-Mo stepping it up!

        • J-Hop2o6

          HTC/Qualcomm doesn’t use above 14.4mbps modems yet, sadly.. but 14.4mbps is plenty.. I haven’t reached max on my G2 yet.. Highest I got was 9mbps in Seattle.

      • Seankir79

        14mbps is what it is capable of right now stock in it’s European specs. Obviously Tmobile is gonna have HTC add a better radio in it like they did with the LG G2X and The Vibrant 4G. Hopefully this will be their 2nd 42mbps phone…..but it’ll get at least 21mbps

  • I may give this a test drive. The changes to sense are intriguing me. Finally TMO gets its version of the EVO,
    and we no longer have any reason to be jealous of Sprint Customers. HTC has announced a case with a kickstand so we will have that too. Great Job TMO!

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • Tmocust

    i wish this phone had a 1gb ram like the samsung galaxy s II, lg g2x and Motorola atrix does.. I’ll wait until Google i/o or android 2.4 ice cream official announcement is made

    • Anonymous

      You know the G2X has 512mb ram

  • Anonymous

    ohh finally a relief that it is coming to T-Mobile this summer.time to save some $ :)

  • Anonymous

    So what was all that crap about “over-engineering”?

  • msprinkl

    OK, love T-Mobile, but their marketing dept really is goofy. Why would you make this announcement 3 days before the G2x comes out. Why not sell some G2x’s first? For example, I would have bought the G2x. Now, I plan on waiting. The challenge with the “waiting” part for T-Mobile is…a lot could change between now and when HTC Sensation comes out. I could mull it over more and decide I do want to switch to MetroPCS or Verizon, etc. A bird in the hand….

    Now, having said all that….I am SO glad they did make the announcement. I will wait for the HTC which I believe has the LED Notification. :-D

    • LC

      Well, this was HTC’s official announcement, not T-Mobile’s…I’m sure they had to get T-Mobile to sign off on it since they mention them in the press release, but the average customer isn’t waiting in anticipation like all of us here. They see what’s on the TV commercials or on the T-Mobile website and there’s no mention of this phone, just the G2X, the Sidekick 4G and the G-Slate :)

      • msprinkl

        Good point…in terms of the average customer.

        • I think they count on the average customer not being educated so they can continue selling say the G2 up til they start promoting the Sensation.

        • Anonymous

          as long as your under their service, which is now even more prolinged due to the sensation, they’re happy

    • Anonymous

      “which I believe has the LED Notification. :-D”

      LG and Samsung shake their fists at you!

    • Anonymous

      Hey verizon does it all the time.

  • BrianAZ24

    tmobile picks funky names for phones… HTC Sensation? not exactly as catchy as HTC Thunderbolt… or HTC Arrive then again HTC Surround is kind of funny too… I like the phone but can’t see mention of a front facing camera…. even on the HTC site there’s no front facing cam mentioned… i hope the one hole on the right is a camera and not just a proximity sensor…

  • Chrisrj8084

    I am finally ready for a new phone now, I can finally take Android off my HD2 and put WP7 (NoDo then Mango haha) back on as my spare and rock this as my main phone. Awesome news but a question, Im on even more plus and I am already paying for a phone under the installments. Does anyone know if I can order an additional phone under the installments under EMP?

    • LC

      As long as you’ve got the EIP money left to do so, go right ahead.

    • Grand-Wiz

      I’m currently paying for two phones under EIP installments and have over $300 on my EIP credit line which I can apply to another phone, if I so please and willing to do the extra payment lol so yes by all means as long as you have credit and you dont mind the added installments to your bill, go right ahead.

  • Anonymous

    is this the Qualcomm chip that is Netflix-Ready?? if so, will this device have it??

    • J-Hop2o6

      I believe the MSM8X60 (HTC Pyramid/Sensation) has the HW encryption to satisfy Netflix.

  • Quailallstar

    So now the question of the hour; more like the summer if you ask me…

    Should I wait for this device of jump into an LG Optimus G2X (2X)?

  • Quailallstar

    So now the question of the hour; more like the summer if you ask me…

    Should I wait for this device of jump into an LG Optimus G2X (2X)?

    • MrMr

      I love the look of the G2X a lot more then this. The extra horse power doesn’t really do it for me.

      This is coming from the guy upgrading from a 4 year old Samsung A930:

      http://www.moonsidermobile.com/images/08-06/Samsung_SCH-a930.jpg

      • J-Hop2o6

        I think the G2x (2X) is ugly as hell.. HTC Pyramid/Sensation looks wayyy better.

  • mmeyer4663

    Anyone know yet if this will have the chipset to enable Netflix DRM?

    • Anonymous

      Hey buddy. Yes, this qualcomm is DRM compatible. As a matter of fact, the HTC’s “watch” app relies on DRM for movie rentals and purchase so you can retire your HD2

      • mmeyer4663

        Cool!

      • Does the tegra 2 work with netflix?

  • So yea I was pretty much sold on the G2x, but now I’m looking at this HTC Sensation and thinking about just keeping my CM7 rooted T-Mobile G2 and my stock phone and picking this up hopefully it’ll be out around my birthday in June

  • now we talking! that means in the fall there will be even a better phone.

  • DiMartini

    Do I pay full price for the G2X and then upgrade to the Sensation? Or should I just get the Optimus T for $175 from Radio Shack and upgrade to the Sensation? I guess I’ll wait to see if it comes with both T-Mobile and AT&T radios in case the the Imperial Forces take over the Rebel Alliance. My MyTouch 3G is dying a slow painful death and I don’t think I could hold out past this month without wanting to kill myself. What to do, what to do

    • Mrosswilson

      Just upgrade straight to the sensation. Don’t waste your money on an intermediary phone.

  • Anonymous

    Whats the amount of on-board storage on this thing? I don’t think I can do anything less than 2GBs. My nexus one is always crying foe more space with its puny 512MBs

    • 1GB internal storage.

      • Man, I am spoiled with this 2 GB app storage on the vibrant and I know when I upgrade the phone will have less.

    • Anonymous

      Apps2SD courtesy of 2.2+??

  • Decisions Decisions. Do I get the LG G2X and future proof against an AT&T approved takeover, or do I go with the Pyramid and some HTC Sense goodness? My oh my, what a conundrum this has become.

    • Quailallstar

      I’m in the same boat as you… Vanilla Android does sound enticing enough for me to not get the Pyramid. Unless I could strip all the HTC Sense garbage and install Vanilla Android? :)

      • we don’t know the USA bands yet so it’s very possible that it will include the AT&T bands once it gets here.

        @Quailallstar: almost every HTC phone has gotten Cyanogenmod support. Now it’ll be 2-4 months after release, but i would be surprised if this device didn’t get added to the CM roster. Honestly you’ll probably have someone from the team mention it this week like was done with the Nexus S and G2X.

        • Quailallstar

          @Nathan Olonoff

          Thanks for that incite… I’ve never owned an HTC phone before so I really don’t know about the modifications out there or what kind of following it has…

          Being the geek I am, this has me excited. Well so does the ASUS Transformer ;)

        • The MyTouch 4G is my second HTC phone. I’m iffy on LG and updates, but being pure Google, that is the only platform to get updates quicker than HTC (even Moto hasn’t pulled that off). I THINK I’m leaning towards the LG but I’ve wanted that Pyramid for so long.

          Time for a coin flip. Best of 7???

    • Mrosswilson

      Just get what you want now. ATT/T-Mobile can’t force you to purchase a new phone when/if the merger goes through immediately. Worst case scenario, you are forced to upgrade your phone within a year of completion. Either of those phones will be obsolete by then.

      • CAL_08

        I think the point was that this phone may not work on at&t’s 3g/4g network (at least it’s not been mentioned as of yet). The G2x has the banding necessary to be compatible on both. Voice calls should be fine either way, but why would you want a smart phone with a data plan that can only run on the edge network? This is a problem that faces all T-mobile customers unless they start selling phones compatible on both networks.

  • Mick T.

    Tough choice indeed between this and the GX2 based on the style of the phone. I’ve been thinking of getting the GX2, but I don’t really like the way that it looks a bit like an iPhone. I don’t don’t dislike the iPhone look, but if I want an iPhone I’d get an iPhone. I’m also worried about how durable the GX2 is (I’m pretty fairly tough on phones and they get scratched to bits) so the gorilla glass on the Sensation would be a big pro.

    Also, I like the way the HTC phone looks, it looks modern without trying to be an iPhone clone. What might also make the difference is the weight and size. The GX2 supposed to be 5oz and the Sensation supposed to be 5.22oz, and the Sensation is supposed to be bigger at 4.96×2.57×0.44in vs 2.5×4.9×0.4 for the GX2.

    I usually keep my phone in my pocket and size, weight, durability matters to me. When the GX2 comes out, I plan to go to a store to see it in person, as I find that actually seeing, holding, and using a phone in the flesh is much different than look at pics/videos.

    • Wait, you keep a $500 phone in your pocket? Get a belt case man. You gotta protect your investment.

      • Mick T.

        I know, I know, I just never liked belt-cases, and the last time I used one the think almost got ripped my trousers when I was at a concert. :)

        • msprinkl

          Did you say “trousers”? :-)

        • Lol @ the trousers. But buy something to protect it! (as in the phone and not your “trousers”)

    • Caao

      I thought g2x had gorilla glass as well.

  • Fry

    Shut up and take my money!!

  • BigMixxx

    DAMN! Well..you know…looks like I’m going to wait a LITTLE longer and hold on to my HD2 for a couple more months. I WAS SET to buy the G2X. This little monster comes along and Suddenly T mobile has a VERY NICE LINEUP of phones.

    If this AT&T deal does not go through, I see T mobile with 3 billion in cash, to offer up another mobile entity. The phone lineup is suddenly shaking up nicely, network is building out well….

  • Petey

    Ahh this is a tough decision. I’m interested in the next iPhone, the G2x & now the Sensation. I’ll probably wait till all of these three come out to choose & big decision of all is the acquisition. If it get approves then I have to see what I really want to do… either stay or go elsewhere.

    but Loving the Sensation tho, the ram is abit the downside as well as the backcover… I wonder if there’s a replacement cover I can change on the back cus it’s abit ugly. lol.

    • Lol @ iphone

      • remister

        Double Bi-Losing at iPhone! :P

      • Petey

        Lol, I’m still giving it another chance. lol

  • So much for a sure buy of the G2X… I’m feeling a mix of rage and pride. Way to step up T-mo.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly how I feel right now haha

  • Punisher2all

    I’m I’m still confused about the processor here.
    Is it two 600 GHz processor or two1.2 GHz processor here?

    • two 1.2Ghz processors. I’m still getting the G2X though

      • 1 dual core 1.2 processor. just like dual core processors in laptops. it only has 1 processor with 2 cores that can handle different task with ease and consume very little battery.

        • Anonymous

          the 1.2 dual core processor on the sensation is still based on the older A8. The tegra2, although 1 gig dual core is still better because its a newer A9 chipset

      • Anonymous

        Just wondering… does the g2x have anything over this baby?

        • Stock android, and 4.3 inches is too big for some people’s pockets. Also, much better chance of unlockable bootloader.

        • Anonymous

          Personally I don’t care about whether its stock or not. Is the only advantage quicker updates (besides preference of looks)? Or is the unlockable bootloader related to stock too? I figured ther would be more hacks on the sensations since its an HTC.

  • Junieruiz

    T-mobile LG G2X….fit in my pants pocket? 4INCH Screen? Gorillaglass? Sexylooking? 8G OF External memory? up to 32G sdcard slot? plenty of memory & storage? Vanilla? swype keyboard? new android keyboard? 2.2.1? & coming soon 2.3.1?3G? 4G? Super fast? snappy? dualcore cpu? design for gaming ?3.5 Audio jack? 4 speakers? high quality surround sound speakers? 12 band EQ?1500m Battery? 9hrs of talk time? 8 megapixel camera with flash? front facing 1.3 megapixel camera?HDMI? 720 video recording? 1080P Video recording and playback? The perfect phone? thunderbolt is going to get his ass kick? iphone has nothing on it? selling my mytouch 4g? :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) I love my mytouch4g but it don’t have nothin on the LG G2X it leave it in DUST but the htc pyramid give it some work the only difference is the 4.3inch screen & the HD screen new HTC UI 3.0 1.2 Dual core CPU 4G NO 3G. Android 2.3 but by the time this phone comes out the G2X Would have android 2.3 The difference is it’s bigger hi resolution screen so which one should I go with:-( I think I’m sticking to the LG G2X:-) I have a good feeling Dual core Tara CPU is going to take over this is LG year to take over HTC SAMSUNG MOTOROLA. Can’t wait to see the comparison with the others phone=-O

    • PyramindFTW

      TL;DR

  • Havoktek

    I’m having frustrations of selection FOR ONCE! Way to go TMO, now we got something else to argue about besides this AT&t crap!

    Gosh…Samsung G2 or LG G2X or This bad boy…..mmmmmmm! Bonus money out the door!

  • Crazythunder1968

    No hdmi out? Count me out. I want tegra zone!

    • Anonymous

      The USB port has MHL technology for HDMI out conversion. HDMI ports will be going away pretty soon.

      • that’s all good. i love htc, but i have a g1 with a shattered screen. can’t wait till summer. plus, if recovery is signed, we’ll be waiting months for root,like aug. or sept. i’m too impatient. watching the devs in irc go at it on the g2 for what seemed like months was amazing. i’m just too impatient. especially after staring at a cracked screen for months. 4.3 is ideal for me. but i’ll live with a 4 inch screen and tegra zone. this will most likely be my last phone with tmo. maybe one more after this. but the g2x and cyan should hold me over till the merger is finalized and i jump ship to sprint.

  • Jay Rello

    Selling the mYtouch 4G on ebay for this one… Ive been waiting on another htc replacement! Wanted a bigger screen just cause! HTC all the way… Will be gettin the wifi only flyer also

  • I’d been chomping at the bit for the G2X (to ditch my BB Curve), but my contract is up in May and rather than pay the ETF for just one month, I came up with a more flexible workaround:
    Bought a Nook Color yesterday, loaded up CM7 on it. Now I have my Android fix for the short term, and can hold out until there’s a sale on either the G2X or Sensation. And if either of them support mobile hotspot, then I will be able to use the 7 inch Nook for full net surfing anywhere too. Best of both worlds. Now I don’t need a larger phone screen.

    So.. prices anyone?

    • msprinkl

      LOVE my Nook Color. What is the link for the CM7? I had rooted it with something else, but have heard great things about CM7. I just haven’t gotten around to doing it. Question. Do you know if it would overwrite the annotations (highlights and bookmarks) in my existing Nook Books?

  • flan

    Is this T-Mo’s first HTC-branded phone? G1, MT3G, G2, MT4G were all T-Mobile branded. N1 and NS were Google-branded. Additionally, will this be T-Mo’s first true Sense phone?

    Will this phone have AT&T 3G/4G bands?

    • bodan

      First android sense phone. The Touch Pro 2 had touch flo which was rebranded sense and the HD2 had sense.

  • Durandal_1707

    HTC has a specs page up, and it only lists the 900, 1700, and 2100 bands for HSPA/WCDMA.

    http://www.htc.com/www/product/sensation/specification.html

    There is a footnote that says that bands outside of Europe and Asia may be different, but since the European version has only three bands listed, it’s probably safe to say that it’s not using a quad-band UMTS chipset like the G2X does.

    • flan

      Wow, really? Unless you’re someone who buys new phones every 6 months at full price, you’d have to be an idiot to buy this phone knowing the 3G/4G radio is going to stop working at some point.

      • J-Hop2o6

        maybe.. deal isn’t finalized yet.. but its leaning more towards a block by the Feds.

  • Wilco

    I have the Vibrant, which after upgrading to the official 2.2 OS, has been humming along as good as I could hope for. I love the 16G internal, with 2G for apps, but it is time for another upgrade.

    Samsung S2: appears to be extremely strong in terms of memory, processor power, phenomenal graphics, and loads of RAM (1G). Love that it ships with 2.3.
    LG G2X: Likely my next phone, and it looks strong with Vanilla, but I am gun-shy of “hoping” for the upgrade which never quite pans out. Disappointment only the 512M of RAM and the screen appears to be weaker than my Vibrant. But it comes out this week, and I am ready now.
    HTC Sensation: Thought I would never go to 4.3, but this would be my exception. Love the storage, the raw processor power, and the 768M RAM is nice. The profile on this 4.3 is very similar to the 4″ profile of the other two phones.

    I guess I would stack rank them as:
    1st: Samsung S2
    2nd: HTC Sensation
    3rd: LG G2X

    But I will very likely get the G2x unless I know when T-Mo ships the other two phones.

  • msprinkl

    Darn….what to do? Tempting, but Vanilla is my favorite flavor. Might have to still stick with G2x.

    • Anonymous

      well…..if u into “root” and “custom roms” you’ll always have options to flash AOSP roms like infamous Cyanogen ;)

      • HTC’s been getting a bad rep for locked down phones lately, though, so I’d rather not take my chances.

        • Anonymous

          anything is possible with any android device if u visit xda-developers.com.they make it happen :)

        • Anonymous

          It was possible for XDA developers because HTC didn’t lock down their phones so tightly before.

          I’m sure it will still be possible, but the added difficulty may discourage a lot of the devs.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!! im so happy and so exited that our T-Mobile getting this device this summer.TAKE THAT!! Thunderbolt(Verizon) and Atrix(at&t)

  • Manusferrera

    Now that’s a phone.

  • methodz

    Is this black? It had better be black so that those ugly panels in the back don’t stick out as much. If it is anodized black then I am ALLLL over this.

  • *Waits for people to complain about it having everything else, but it not having Vanilla & having HTC Sense* lol. I’m still getting my Optimus G2x next Wednesday thou :D

    • msprinkl

      Who’s complaining? :-)

  • jarjon76

    I, for one, love HTC Sense, so it not having vanilla Android doesn’t bother me at all. I almost prefer Sense over stock Android because I find stock Android very bland and boring. This phone looks very promising.

    • msprinkl

      If HTC was here now, I would likely get it. But being the bland and boring guy I am, I will probably get the G2x. Off to buy a cheese pizza and a dozen plain cake donuts now….

      • jarjon76

        Are you going to wash that down with unflavored water? That’s was really funny, msprinkl!

        • msprinkl

          A true Android purest will go order a pizza and tell the guy behind the counter, “Plain pizza, please. I like my pizza plain….FOR I ALONE….will decide what to put on it.”

        • jarjon76

          I like your style, msprinkl.

        • Anonymous

          then I decide what kind of toppings I want on it, instead of just Supreme…what’s wrong with that?

        • Anonymous

          while its not hard to pick off things like veggies if I don’t like it, its an annoyance nonetheless. Whats worse is manufacture skins often include things I don’t want but can’t get rid off. Say I want basil instead of tomato sauce. WTF am I suppose to do now? wipe it off with a napkin and go buy my own basil sauce? (rom)

        • Anonymous

          while its not hard to pick off things like veggies if I don’t like it, its an annoyance nonetheless. Whats worse is manufacture skins often include things I don’t want but can’t get rid off. Say I want basil instead of tomato sauce. WTF am I suppose to do now? wipe it off with a napkin and go buy my own basil sauce? (rom)

      • I’ll bring the beer!!

    • Anonymous

      i hear you on that, ever since i seen the htc hero ive been a fan of sense. im glad finally ill have the option to buy a phone with sense, instead of that espresso crap tmo have on the mytouch 4g and the mytouch 3g slide. there no doubt about it i definitely prefer sense over stock android.

  • I kinda like this though, but the new HTC Sense U reminds me of Windows 6.5 OS, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s very window-y, lol

    • Anonymous

      Swear the first thing I thought when I saw the above picture was “Touch Pro 2!!” X-O

  • Kendrix_myrealname

    So I’ve finally found the first solid contender to replace my slowly dying Nexus One. At first the G2X was choice but Im not a LG fan or a fan of plastic. That also killed the option of getting the Nexus S. But with 4.3in high res screen, iPhonies will be creaming their pants in jealousy over this phone. Im an HTC fan and they have helped form my decision about switching carriers for now. Just cant wait to root it and have my free tethering. I cant live without this feature. My friends Inspire 4G will look like a novice now lol. I cant wait to see how Words With Friends look on a large beautiful high res screen. Maybe Netflix for android? That would be a nice inclusion at launch.

  • pantlesspenguin

    Ugh this looks so great. I’m so torn now. This, or wait for the Samsung Galaxy S2?

    • Anonymous

      they will probably be out within 1-2 months of eachother so we’ll have plenty of time to do a side by side.

  • Anonymous

    “T-Mo says the device will be its most powerful handset, and will launch “this summer”.

    So The Galaxy S 2 will not be available by summer? :(

    • Anonymous

      Well thats kinda TMO’s opinion. One could say that the G2x is equally as “powerful”. Also it probably will be the “most powerful handset” at it’s time of release. The SGS2 could literally be right behind it.

  • ohhyehh

    It has a contour display! Damn!!!! Just Damn!!! Lol

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Summer? Bummer!! I wanna upgrade off of this HD2 NAO!!! I wanted the Ache Tee See Peer A Mid. Now I’m back to square 1. If the Meego Phone comes out first, it’s Curtains for ya Pyramid, CURTAINS!!! >:(

    • Anonymous

      Meego phone? Are you high? Meego is a dead platform

      • Anonymous

        Don’t talk about Wilma’s meego, its not a good career move. *hears taps playing in the background* lol

  • Flaviom

    I wonder what the battery life is on this phone and if it will be a gingerbread phone or honeycomb phone. I have a Vibrant and I can deal with the UI but the battery life on the Vibrant is killing me.

    • Anonymous

      On every phone that has ever debuted or been announced there’s posts asking “I wonder what battery life will be?” As I have said since 2006 (with the introduction of the BlackBerry Pearl in Sept 2006), battery life on all smartphones sucks. End of story. Deal with it.

      Fact is, if a manufacturer could come out with a long-lasting smartphone battery it would have debuted by now and the company would be trumpeting this as a major new feature. Current technology does not have a small, cost-effective battery that can last longer than about 8 to 12 hours before showing “E” on the gauge.

      And that’s the trouble, isn’t it. Users want great battery life, the ability to use all battery draining features at once, in a small form factor, and not have to worry about all that power saving setting nonsense.

      As far as your Vibrant, or any smartphone for that matter, make sure to use power-saving features. The feature that quickly drains the battery is the display. If you don’t need full brightness, then don’t have the phone set to use that. Also have the display set to time off after two minutes.

      Tests have shown that leaving WiFi, BlueTooth, GPS or other hardware on will drain a battery faster than a water filled pail shot with double odd buck. Regardless, people don’t turn off features they are not using.

      And while people love haptic feedback when pressing keys, or the phone set to vibrate on calls and message notifications, users don’t realize that what creates the vibration is a little electric motor with a counter-weight rapidly spinning. (Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a little Droid guy tapping on the side of your phone case with a miniature hammer.) A motor will quickly drain a battery, especially the small battery used in smartphones.

      • PWSC

        Battery life is so not an issue for me. I geocache with my android device and it noms through the battery like me eating chicken cheesesteak. So I just carry 2-3 spare batteries with me when I’m doing intensive things, and 1 spare battery while at work. They’re small and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to pop one out and put a new one in.

        +1 on your post BTW, lots of practical info (I’m totally pissed the Droid guy is not inside my phone now)

    • Battery is actually one hour better than the G2x. I read it will last 8+ hours. That’s not bad considering the thunderbolt lasts 6 hours

  • Hi_mynameis

    Gingerbread or Froyo???

    • J-Hop2o6

      2.3.2 (Gingerbread) w/ Sense 3.0

  • Abstract Dragon

    In eight days I was going to take the plunge and begin a relationship with my new love. She’s Pure; that’s what drew me to her. She wasn’t trashed up to differentiate herself like so many others. We were made for each other, you know? I was going to be so happy. Then Fate intervened to ensure that never happens. The wind blew. I looked up and there she was; the mysterious beauty previously known only as Pyramid. She announced herself. Sensation. Sensation indeed. She said she was going to corrupt me and steal my dreams. She was right. In that instant the perfect relationship with my new love began to falter. We haven’t even met yet and it’s already crumbling apart. Sure, we’ll give it a go. But I know – deep in my heart, I know – it won’t last. The beauty with the qHD has begun to infiltrate my desires. Yeah, she’s trashed up, but not like the others – she’s sexy. I will have her. We’ll pretend there’s no spark, but it’ll happen. Before you know it I’ll have dropped my new love for the qHD beauty named Sensation. I’m sorry G2x, I am. We could have been so happy together. But the wind blew.

    • Anonymous

      Very well said. I now imagine dancing with me lady.

  • T-Mobile has the Google Nexus S and very soon two powerhouse devices……the LG G2X and the newly announce HTC Sensation ……………. both devices are dual core phones……. one with stock android and the other with Sense UI…..both with 1080p video recording, front camera….. G2X with Android 2.2 and the SENSATION with Gingerbread android 2.3.3

  • Anonymous

    That’s a quite interesting look.

    Does anyone else agree that this looks like a Samsung phone? This appears a departure from HTC’s typical form factor and design, such as the HD2, EVO, and Thunderbolt.

    • Zifnab2k

      Not really. It has a likeness to the Nexus One, the gray strip one the back is just at an angle instead of straight across. Has 2 LEDs on the back instead of 1, and no track ball on the front. But otherwise the curves, and especially the materials and texture of the phone is in line with the Nexus One design.

    • Anonymous

      looks like every other Htc phone…

  • 1 thing I kinda hate is no one gets like an exclusive phone/device. At this point in the cellular world everyone is getting a variant of everything. So, it’s no real advantage except for the carrier differences & services. Ex: T-Mobile’s G2 is basically a HTC EVO 4G Shift on Sprint, Samsung Galaxy S line period, This HTC Sensation is basically the HTC EVO 3G on Sprint. The Nexus S is going to Spring on their 4G. The only real exclusive we do have is the Sidekick, & as much as I love the Sidekick when you compare it with what’s out & what’s coming out now, it’s not really that desirable anymore. Maybe in mid 2010, but now, ehh…

    • ItDoesntMatterWhatYouThink

      @DtheArtist,

      Explain how the EVO Shift is like the G2? The G2, MyTouch4G and Galaxy S 4G are all TMOs current exclusive phones. are u comparing designs? specs?

      • ItDoesntMatterWhatYouThink

        .cont

        the G2 is stock android , the EVO Shift is not. Currently TMO is the only carrier that offer stock android devices. If i am not mistaken?!

        • That was a really lacking argument on your side.. DtheArtist is correct about the similar designs they are basically the same.. except I disagree about the Evo and Sensation.. an Evo-HD2 comparison is more correct.. the main difference being the software.. and the specs are nearly the same the Evo Shift has the same processor at the same clock with a slightly fatter design but basically the same.

      • Yes, design. I didn’t say anything about the specs while you’re getting all bent out of shape with the exclamation mark. It’s clear I’m team T-Mobile, calm down. Could you have asked the question 1st before jumping the gun? Maybe the statement came off a bit messy & unclear, but cool your jets.

    • Meh the Sensation is a bit different. No 3d and a larger camera. I’d take the Sensation over the Evo 3d simply because those stereoscopic 3d screens are eyerape

  • Anonymous

    Well if this debuts in June, it will be as some of us have predicted, T-Mobile likes to debut phones in June, July or August (an August debut being the tail end of summer phones).

    Got to admit, if I stay with T-Mobile (doubtful) I would have a hard time choosing between the Samsung Galaxy S2 or this phone.

    Did anyone post this? If so, sorry for the double post:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYQnDGNapxM&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-Sensation-Hands-on_id18081

  • Anonymous

    I sold my Vibrant and HD2 so to get one of these hot superphones. I blew the dust off my G1 to mark time. It’s harsh, especially after using a vibrant Vibrant and HD2 4.3″ display (with FroYo).

    I’m thinking the HTC is the better way to go since it has a traditional mini HDMI port. The Samsung Galaxy S2 will have some type of video out port, but it won’t be a mini HDMI.

    http://www.phonearena.com/image.php?m=Articles.Images&f=name&id=39671&name=HTC_Sensation_Hands-On_012.jpg&caption=&title=Image+from+%22HTC+Sensation+Hands-on%22&kw=android&popup=1

    Sidenote: Sold the HD2 with Android 2.2 on it for $340. So the Vibrant and HD2 selling prices work out to paying $17 monthly to “rent” hottest T-Mobile phones. (This in response to someone in here who said only dumbasses pay T-Mobile full retail for phones ;)

    • tmofan2006

      where did u sell your phones im tryna sell my mytouch 4g and hd2(froyo)

      • Anonymous

        On eBay. The HD2 sold in 18 hours, on a Buy It Now.

        I posted tips on how to sell phones, but the key is that it has to be in good shape, the display area flawless and it helps to have the original box.

        I take care of my phones and keep all the original packaging with the intent of selling the phones on eBay.

        • tmofan2006

          i have my box for my mytouch 4g and everything brand new and my hd2 is actually brand new but just dont have the box

  • Your Wifes favorite Plumber

    Coming from a HD7 owner-
    Not really a huge android fan but for this phone I am willing to give it a try lol Looks pretty sweet…..

  • rev2redlineguy

    Heck yeah! This is going to be my next phone this summer. At first I wanted to get the LG G2x but after seeing this it’s HTC all the way!!!!! I’m super excited about this phone and can’t wait till summer to get my hands on it. Way to go T-Mobile!

  • Anonymous

    For all the people that can’t decide between GSII and sensation, let me tell you, I am on the vibrant now, and I can’t wait to say goodbye to the lag and GPS non locking issue. Not saying that the GSII will have the same problems, but it ticked me off so much that as soon I see the Samsung logo now I want to stab myself in the eyeballs.

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy S 4G is Dead on accurate… But I also suffered through the Vibrant GPS issue…

    • Crazythunder1968

      ouch

    • Anonymous

      Jeez, I guess I’m in the minority here because I’m still enjoying my Vibrant. Even on stock, I never had issues with my gps. Hell, even after I started to flash custom ROMS on this baby, the gps got even better: went from 10 birds to like 13 on avg now.

    • CactusCat

      Another VERY HAPPY minority Vibrant user here. I got tired of the problems and since I’m capable, I fixed the gps issue myself plus the update problem by installing an amazing ROM. Now I score about 1600 Quadrant on my Vibrant, no lag, the best screen still over everything else available. But I won’t make a decision as to which phone to get until I actually try all 3 phones out. LG, HTC or Samsung. We’ll see…. Bionix 1.3.1 FTW

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I’m diggin this phone. I like the specs of the G2x but man, that G2x is one ugly phone, especially the back of it, and that dumb metal looking thing they have going down the middle and the back cover color, YUCK! I’m looking forward to seeing what the “new” Sense will entail, and Gingerbread for phones will look like. I think the Sensation will be a huge winner for TMO. I’m excited.

    • quike1190

      agree! i wanted to get the G2X but now tht this is for SURE coming our way i will gladly wait!

      P.S tht metal thing on the back its the ugliest part of the phone lol

  • Trollhater

    Good lord this phone is beautiful. This is gonna be one hot summer. Thank you T-Mobile. Thank you HTC.

  • It’s funny how before we used to argue over what T-Mobile didn’t have. Now we’re arguing over all the options T-Mobile has.

    • Anonymous

      LOL… When looking for news about this phone I happened on an AT&T site that said “T-Mobile gets all the good phones.”

      • What site was that Michael?

        • Anonymous

          I will try to remember where it was. Backtracking a day of net activity is near impossible.

        • Anonymous

          I will try to remember where it was. Backtracking a day of net activity is near impossible.

      • lmfao. Guess that’s why AT&T wants us. Everything they never had

  • FYI, the Facebook Page for the HTC Sensation 4G with frequent updates from across the Web, videos, etc. is at:

    http://facebook.com/htcdoubleshot

  • There’s almost no comparison with G2x vs the Pyramid in terms of pure specs on the hardware side.. except maybe the Tegra 2 being slightly better; and HDMI (I think?).. but now that it really is coming to T mobile… who can hold out for 2 more months? if not more? I hate my Cliq -_-

    • Wait, Tegra has nothing on Adreno 220, just look at my link above, also LG might not bring you Android updates as frequent as HTC, which has done better then most brands (eyes Samsung) Sensation will make G2x look like well… G2 vs MyTouch 4G but even worse.

  • Anonymous

    Only 1GB internal memory? Damn the MT4G has 4 (even though only 1GB is usable) and the LG2X has 8GB (5.4 GB usable). It also states it is only 14.4Mbps- download http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/12/htc-sensation-4g-official-1-2ghz-dual-core-qhd-display-and-th/

    1.2GHz scorpion dual-core is ok but what is the confirmed graphics processor? Adreno 220 is the last I heard for these processors- http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/forum/index.php?/topic/73-analysis-of-qualcomm-msm8x60-msm8260msm8660-12ghz-dual-core-snapdragon-processor/

    Remember that the graphics processor also has to push more pixels due to the Qhd resolution of 540×960 and the 4.3″ screen as opposed to a 4.3″ or 4″ 480×800 (such as the LG2X). We also do not know how smooth the Sense 3.0 will run and how much difference it will make (via benchmarks or everyday use) over stock gingerbread (which will come to the LG2X soon after launch or at least by the time this phone is released, hopefully).

    Also the back of this is uglier than the MT4G and has 3 different colors! http://www.engadget.com/photos/htc-sensation-4g-hands-on-1/#4044979

    Still going to snag the LG2X on Friday though. ARM Cortex A8 processor in this vs ARM Cortex A9 processor in LG2X is an easy call as .2GHz more on an A8 isn’t going to sway me. Stock Android means easier updates so that’s a plus as well. The Sensation is still a very capable phone as the Galaxy S2 will be but nothing puts those two over the top for me and the G2X is here now so that’s my next phone. Love HTC phones but they lost me on this one. Maybe a pure Nexus phone by HTC with the quad-core Tegra will bring me back, although rumors are hinting that LG will have the next Nexus phone with the quad-core Tegra in it http://androidandme.com/2011/04/news/an-lg-nexus-3-heres-what-we-know/

    So for now, bring on the LG2X in about 54 hours (as I’ll order it online)!!!

    • Qualcomm’s A8 is unique, as it is in house designed, for one thing, it is semi out of order design vs the A8 of every other ARM maker, which uses A8 in it’s designed In order processing, it does some other neat tricks, but what is really impressive here is the Adreno 220, which again doubles the Prior Adreno graphics (205 in the mytouch 4G and G2) http://www.mobiletechworld.com/2011/03/31/first-adreno-220-benchmarks-show-that-it-is-a-beast/

      You also have to remember that HTC is likely to push updates of Android onto these phones rather than just make you buy a new one, you’ll see 2.4 on it around the same time or before any other current/summer phone on the market (if they even get the update)

      The 1.2Ghz snapdragon dual core found in this phone won’t be out of date even when they launch the 1.5ghz based on the same design later this year. This is a good purchase to any phone owner, especially to my G1, Skipping a tech gen just for this, and I’m not disappointed, even Sense 3.0 looks nice.

  • TrollSeason

    Ok I like this one. Loving the 8mp camera and 1080p HD video recording too. The Sensation is WITHOUT A DOUBT waaayyy better than the GLAAD/Perez Hilton looking Sidekick 4G and that AWFUL Gay2… oops, i mean “G2”. BUT… I’m still rolling with the phone of the year… the XPERIA PLAY!! I still might cop this one too just to say I GOT IT TOO.

    Trolls UNITE!!

    • Trollhater

      U rang?

      • TrollSeason

        Nah, I hung up!

        • Trollhater

          Not the dumbass i thought u were. At least we agree the sensation will be a hot phone. We should also agree the xperia play is a future piece of garbage. Comment posted from the”Great 2″.

          Trollhaters Unite!

        • TrollSeason

          Trollhater says: “At least we agree the sensation will be a hot phone… Comment posted from the”Great Gay2″.”

          TrollSeason says: Well I guess thats the end of our conversation… dumbass!!

          Trolls UNITE!!

        • Trollhater

          Ha! Have a terrible evening.

          TROLLHATERS UNITE!!!!

        • TrollSeason

          I will have a wonderful evening, dumbass. And my dear troll, maybe one day you can grow up to be able to AFFORD Sony products like yours truly!!

          TROLLS UNITE!!

        • Bratty

          Afford Sony products??? Haha, and you are calling someone else a dumbass??? Now that is real trolling. Good job lil troll.

        • TrollSeason

          Thanx dumbass!

        • Sony is a Troll.

  • Anonymous

    This is great news for TMO users. Seems like you’re getting the dual core phones quite soon. Enjoy and best to ya.
    Dave B.

  • Anonymous

    This is great news for TMO users. Seems like you’re getting the dual core phones quite soon. Enjoy and best to ya.
    Dave B.

  • Youngt82

    OMG YES I AM DEFINITELY GETTING THIS PHONE NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS!!!!! I DON’T EVEN CARE OF THE AT&T DEAL BECAUSE I KNOW FOR SURE IT WON’T HAPPEN HAHA

    P.S. I HAVE A SISTER WHO WORKS AS A MANAGER IN A T-MOBILE STORE AND SHE SAID HER STORE GOT NOTICED OF THIS PHONE TODAY THROUGH EMAIL AND IT SHOWS A BEGINNING JULY RELEASED RIGHT IN TIME FOR MY BIRTHDAY:) SO I TOLD HER MAKE SURE I WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST ONES TO GET IT WHEN IT DROPS AND SHE SAID “BRO, I GOT U ,THIS WILL BE YOUR BDAY PRESENT” HEHE YAY :-D NO MATTER WHAT I WILL HAVE THE MONEY FOR WHATEVER IT COSTS ANYWAYS LOL

    • jarjon76

      You don’t have to yell.

    • Smarish

      Will it be available in the US?

    • you’re sure the merger won’t happen? are YOU buying tmobile for a higher price

    • Anonymous

      You know, I have this little app that disables the caps lock key on my keyboard. WORKS GREAT ON STOPPING MY ACCIDENTALLY HITTING THE CAPS LOCK KEY. (And it also stops yelling. ;)

    • Anonymous

      That’s about the coolest B-Day present one could get.

      And July, that sounds about right for T-Mobile’s summer release. Remember that’s when the Vibrant released, last July.

    • Have a G1 since December 2008, birthday is July 6th. Make it happen Tmobile!

      P.S. LOUD NOISES

  • Youngt82

    Seems like T-Mobile is really not playing any games since the At&t merger deal convo. They’re coming out strong with their latest and hottest phone line ups and updates and still they got more to come ei: mytouch 4g slide and samsung galaxy s2 ;)

    • Anonymous

      these phones were probably scheduled to come out a long time ago… they are likely just doing what they were going to do.

  • Youngt82

    To answer most of y’all questions about what android version it will have when its released they have it as gingerbread 2.3.3 as of now my sister said, so who knows if they final release it with 2.4 ice cream :)

  • Anonymous

    ATT Bands?

    • Anonymous

      OOOH, good question!

      • yes, it’s quad band and will work with AT&T

  • Anonymous

    This phone is getting a LOT of press. Here is a comparison of it against the S2, from PC World:

    Blink your eyes for a second these days, and you just might miss the launch of another wildly impressive Android smartphone.

    The latest high-end handset to enter the mix is HTC’s Sensation 4G, a dual-core device announced on Tuesday and coming to T-Mobile this summer. The Sensation 4G boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 768MB of RAM. It has a 4.3-inch qHD display, front- and rear-facing cameras, and HD video-recording capability. The Sensation also ships with Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread — the latest and greatest smartphone-based edition of the Android OS.

    So how does the HTC Sensation 4G stack up next to other 4G Android phones already on the horizon? I compared the Sensation with Samsung’s Galaxy S II, another hotly anticipated device, to get an idea of just how competitive the handset will be.

    In terms of pure computing power, the two phones are pretty darn close. The Sensation 4G has the upper hand on processing speed; its 1.2GHz dual-core chip is a hair ahead of the Galaxy S II’s 1GHz dual-core component.

    The Galaxy S II edges out the Sensation in the RAM department: It packs a full gig of memory, while the Sensation has just 768MB (still no small amount).

    Displays: Both phones sport 4.3-inch screens. The HTC Sensation uses LCD technology, while the Galaxy uses Super AMOLED Plus. Each material offers its own set of advantages and drawbacks, and it’s tough to label either as objectively superior. The HTC Sensation does have the higher resolution at 540 x 960 pixels next to the Galaxy’s 480 x 800.

    The Sensation is slightly larger than the Galaxy S II and about an ounce heavier, too. It also has less on-board storage: The Sensation ships with 1GB of internal space, while the Galaxy S II will come with the option of either 16 or 32GB.

    Only the Galaxy S II will feature NFC support — something that doesn’t mean much now but may prove useful in the future.

    One final point worth mentioning: Though the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II both run Gingerbread, the phones provide noticeably different software experiences.

    The Sensation comes with HTC’s Sense user interface, whereas the Galaxy S II utilizes Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Which is better is purely a matter of personal preference; the best thing you can do is spend some time playing around with each setup to see how you feel.

    If you’re like me and prefer an unmodified stock Android experience — a “pure Google experience,” as it’s called — you may want to look at a skin-free device like the upcoming T-Mobile G2X instead.

    The HTC Sensation 4G is set to launch sometime this summer on T-Mobile. No U.S. launch plans have been announced for the Galaxy S II thus far, but the phone is expected to arrive in the U.K. in early May — so odds are, we’ll be hearing something soon.
    ____________________

    For those who like charts:

    http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=224997&page=1&zoomIdx=1

  • Anonymous

    For some readers there appears to be confusion on what is RAM and what is storage. You need to understand the difference between RAM and internal storage because those are NOT the same. This is an important distinction because GENERALLY storage does NOT affect phone performance, whereas RAM does.

    For example, see a comment where someone mistakenly thinks the LG 2X has 8 GB internal MEMORY. It does not. Fact is, the LG has 512 MB RAM. So it would be erroneous to base a buying decision on the assumption that the LG has 8 GB internal memory.

    Internal storage is simply a “built-in” chip that is only deleted when you choose to delete files. In contrast RAM is flash memory (a temporary workplace for program and OS code to function) that gets erased/replaced at times when operating the phone, for example, or when the phone is cycled off.

    Here’s some RAM comparisons of three hot phones:

    Samsung Galaxy S2: 1 GB RAM

    Sensation: 786 RAM

    LG2X: 512 MB RAM

    Here’s the internal storage on each:

    S2: 16 or 32 GB

    Sensation: 1 GB

    LG2X: 8 GB

    I will agree that having a large amount of internal storage is nice. When coupled with a 32 GB capacity microSD slot that makes for a lot of storage space. Plus, if one forgets to take along a microSD chip, it’s handy having internal storage one can fall back on.

    Sidenote: Something to notice on debuting superphones is whether or not it has a microSD slot. Some really nice phones, such as the Nexus S (that has partitioned storage), do NOT have an microSD slot. That makes the handset like the iPhone, whatever the on-board storage, that’s what you are limited to. No thanks. No microSD slot is a deal breaker for me.

    • Anonymous

      It does, in fact, have 8GB of internal storage memory. My post, in particular, said nothing about 8GB of RAM. If you do not think that Flash memory, drives, etc are memory, than you are sadly mistaken. It is built-in memory and as such can be called memory. Memory has many types such as cache, RAM, virtual, and hard drive (or in this case the internal drive), etc. If you want to correct people then please ensure your facts are right. The internal memory like flash memory is non-volatile as opposed to RAM, which is volatile (though they have flash RAM for some products). They are both memory. This is not meant to be harsh or rude to you, but merely enlightening to other readers who may be even more confused by the different posts and spec talk.
      I understand and I’m sure others appreciate you differentiating between the performance of the phone due to actual RAM for the layman out there but I wanted to clarify that it is considered internal memory for those that may not understand.

      • I.E. All froms of Data storage Temporary or Permenent is called Memory.

        RAM (Random Access Memory): Memory (Data) that is being used by the system to run code of any type.

        Internal Storage: Memory (Data) that you have perminently on the phone that you may delete to remove, but doesn’t disappear when you turn off your device, this is what we would call a hard drive in a pc, or a file cabinet at your desk.

        MircoSD Expansion slot: Extends Internal Storage Memory to a tiny disc you can remove from the phone and place in other devices, up to 32GBs can be placed inside of this slot, but not every app can be placed here, making Internal Storage Memory even more important. Though this would be a great place to put Pictures, Videos, Apps that will move over, and any other data you might want to keep on an easy transfer space.

        In the end, this phone has enough memory for anything today, I really hope that it has 4GB internal though, as that was what early reports were stating and the sheet could be a typo, 4GB makes sense based off of the G2 Specs.

      • Well let me clarify for the layman and you. Removable storage vs internal memory is a huge difference and if you compare the two you are sadly mistaken. One means you can piss on it and drop it and pop out the SD card and salvage your data, the other, the phone you speak of means your data is gone. So clarify that for the people who don’t understand. Phones with NO external storage are like OEM computers with NO free DIM slots, they are garbage and pose a RISK.

  • Anonymous

    Thought Bubble Over My Head: The way T-Mobile is bring out the big guns, I wonder if the Company is announcing and releasing all these phones because customers are defecting and/or new accounts are down.

    Any T-Mobile employees working the sales floor want to chime in on how business is, post acquisition announcement?

    • This is the HTC Pyramid, which has been rumored since the G2, so it was before all the buyout talks, or anyone even talking about selling Tmobile USA which is probably because of the recent merger of Orange and Tmobile Europe, I was hoping they would use their power to grow business here in america, but it seems they just want to dump it for a large amount of money and 3% stock in AT&T, hopefully I am not joining AT&T, I’ll be on sprint before that, you can trust in it.

    • Trumelayu

      My store has been dead since the merger announcement. Good one hour gaps where no one walks in.

  • Anonymous

    vipstores.net

  • eYe

    Can anyone chime in on HTC’s implementation of HDMI-out? I know it’s gong to be through some microUSB to HDMI cable, but is it “what you see on your phone is what you get on TV” or is it for videos/pictures only?

    • from what i’ve read it will have full mirroring of whatever is on the phone will show up on the tv/monitor

    • Anonymous

      Good you mentioned this because THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT NEW FEATURE AND TECHNOLOGY

      The “HDMI” port is on the left side of the phone, and you are correct, it’s a 5 pin microUSB port with MHL (mobile high-definition link”)

      HTC’s site says:

      “micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection.”

      My understanding is that it will have full video functionality, whatever is on the phone display can show on the your HDTV via an HDMI connection on one end and the microUSB MHL on the other end. (This may be confusing, but it’s simply the MHL that handles the connection to the phone on one end, the HDMI on the TV, on the other.

      But the combined microUSB has many functions. It provides the MHL, the traditional USB charging port, a USB connection to the PC, and as a USB docking port (that’s why the port is on the side, for landscape placement on a dock. (Similar to what Samsung came out with on the Vibrant.)

      So the interface from the phone to the TV is NOT USB, it’s an MHL on one end, and standard HDMI on the other.

      If you have a TV with an MHL port (doubtful) it would be able to charge the phone’s battery while it is being used to watch movies, for example. But the MHL provider has a small adapter that allows this functionality on any TV.

      This is an emerging technology with Samsung and HTC willing to take the leap.

      The new HTC EVO 3D has this same port and HTC says it will be used on other high end phones. The Sensation confirms that statement.

      The Samsung Galaxy S2 has this same port. IMHO it’s the way of the future, as the saying goes.

      The logic behind it is to have less wiring inside, fewer things that can go wrong, less costs and reduce the number of ports on phones.

      If inclined, check this out:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtwTcnR0hqA&feature=player_embedded

      Note: I’m tired so can’t proof this. Hope it makes sense.

      • Anonymous

        I think its awesome that the companies are unifying the charge/data/video port into the same exact USB port. Way more convenient for us as well as less trash in the world.

        I just can’t wait until we are DLNA streaming a game to the TV while the phones screen is only for the controller. It’s coming.

        • Anonymous

          I actually prefer the setup on my N8: HDMI on the top, USB/OTG/Charging on the side, Classic charing on the bottom.

          That way I can connect my phone to the HDTV, hook up a KB/mouse AND still charge the phone so it doesn’t die in all my HD gaming.

          Making a single port takes away the ability to watch and charge…UNLESS the device can be charged via the HDMI connection.

          This is no slight to this device and definately no boost to Nokia. I would like to see multiple ports like on the N8 or like PCs on future devices as connectivity is becoming a great mark on the spec sheet.

          Now, this phone is the only phone that makes me want to take the plung and let go of my $5.99 tzones. I am a hardware buff so I’m not excited about android but rather the GPU and 1080p. If only HTC used the lossless intelligent zoom and optics of the N8, it would be a worthy replacement. Why, I am a photographer/videographer and optics and zoom are important and I refuse to lug around a seperate camera.

          I am glad to see T-Mobile get a powerful device with a huge screen. I’m a little disappointed at the 14.4 max but that has never stopped me before as my current devices max out at 10.2.

          All in all, great news for T-Mobile customers!

        • Anonymous

          Your TV will in fact charge your phone via HDMI/USB with MHL. Boom problem solved. And I personally would rather stream my screen via DLNA (successfully) and use a charger only if necessary.

        • Anonymous

          Nice!!!! Thank you for the information.

  • Anonymous

    I seriously can’t decide between this, the G2X, and the GS2. I’m still on my old G1 and can’t hold out much longer. I’ve also been screwed by HTC on more than one occasion. (TyTN 2, G2)

    I think it’s gonna have to be the G2X still. Then I’ll get a quadcore phone after 6 months or so.

    • Nah, wait for this phone, Qualcomm’s new processor is the way to go. I also have a G1 unboxed december 2008, I finally decided to flash it with Froyo for trout which is the HTC Magic’s (Dream/G1’s keyboardless sister phone) official Android 2.2.2 release. Works really well, but it won’t stop you from remembering that the phone is 3 years old. Still you get pinch to zoom, and 5 home screens, not to mention a faster device over all, and if you really need to, Overclocking it to 650mhz is as easy as moving a slider to the right. The A11 processor in the G1 runs at 528mhz and still can’t do flash but Froyo4Trout was worth it completely.

    • btelks

      yeah, dual core is useless on a phone. i can def see the need for a quad core. #sarcasm

      • Anonymous

        Stifle innovation much?

  • Sidekick 4G? Nahhhhhh, HTC Sensation. I may have JUST found my first full touch screen phone. *dramatic heavenly music*

  • Anonymous

    HTC’s website has some cool graphics and detailed information:

    http://www.htc.com/www/product/sensation/overview.html

    http://www.htc.com/www/product/sensation/specification.html

    I really like the new HTC Sense 3.0 lockscreen, that’s animated, e.g., with the floating notification panels (that’s the name I have it).

  • Anonymous

    HTC’s website has some cool graphics and detailed information:

    http://www.htc.com/www/product/sensation/overview.html

    http://www.htc.com/www/product/sensation/specification.html

    I really like the new HTC Sense 3.0 lockscreen, that’s animated, e.g., with the floating notification panels (that’s the name I have it).

  • they need to hurry up and release the source code so i can have this running on my mytouch 4g. I might just have to trade in my mt4g for this one.

  • Anonymous

    Is that an LED to the left of the speaker?

    • Vibrant Addict

      I hope so, but where’s the proximity sensor then? I’m hoping proximity is in all that black that we can’t see within, doubtful HTC would forget LED like Samsung so frequently does

  • aloha

    How about the modem speed??
    21??
    42??
    Or 14??

  • Anonymous

    Kudos T Mobile on three winners this year (maybe four).

    – G2X – First dual core and fastest phone around
    – HTC Sensation, now that’s a phone I want, its HTC, it works (please don’t lock it down) and lets hope battery life is nice. No doubt this is the phone for me.
    – LG Slate
    – oh.. yeah Sidekick, it has a drawback its Samsung, …yuck!!! (software updates anyone? look at the Fascinate… yuck!!).

    Finally T Mobile got it, you need great devices! Now if we can get ATT of the Table, and a bit more 3G coverage on Interstates, they become a winner. T Mobile, get ATT deal of the Table, its not worth it! You stand to take market share away from it!. Just increase your coverage and there is nothing ATT will be able to do!

    To HTC, great phones, few areas to work on:

    a) Battery Life!
    b) MTBF needs to be higher.
    c) More Durable. Here is where Samsungs are nice.. you drop them they still work.

    • You are dumb, Tmobile has no say at all in that possible merger.

      • guppie

        Don’t call anyone dumb. There’s no need to be rude.

    • Anonymous

      The FCC needs to get AT&T off the Table then we’ll be Good to Go.

    • wait did you just say that samsungs have a better build quality and are more durable than HTCs, what are you smoking

  • Anonymous

    Phones you don’t want..own, as you will never see Gingerbread or anything else:

    MOTOROLA
    – BACKFLIP
    – CLIQ
    – CLIQ XT
    – CHARM
    – FLIPOUT
    – i1
    – MILESTONE XT720

    SAMSUNG
    – BEHOLD
    – BEHOLD II
    – MOMENT

    There are three HTC phones that wont get an official release, but Android’s ROM community will probably work around them:

    HTC
    – DROID ERIS
    – G1
    – HERO

    So remember, when you purchase a phone, it has to have a nice life, take a look at the G1? / Hero? / EVO? Great phones.

    Two phones in TMobile new lineup are setting them selves apart from the competition G2X (Vanilla / fast / fast updates hopefully) and HTC Sensation.

    With HTC you have one guarantee, they work REALLY NICE. They understand USER EXPERIENCE and what FAST means. Now if they can translate this into QUALITY as well, they will easily overwhelm APPLE / NOKIA and all others. (shucks, they already have!)

  • TaylorGangorbuyATT

    Just as my mind was made up and was in full swing for the Evo 3D release T-Mobile finally flexes some muscle with the G2X and then the Sensation. Looking to retire the Nexus One and the Evo 3D has been my first choice up to this point. We’ll see though. With this all I really want to see is better rural coverage and building penetration (0 Signal in the hospital and inside my college campus here in Tampa) and I will be one happy Even More Plus subscriber.

  • I just read it has a VGA-front facing camera, well more like heard on a video: http://youtu.be/bGw8BA98bgg . So, the G2x does have a 1 up on the Sensation 4G w/ a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera?

  • Anonymous

    is the picture above the official T-Mobile branded sensation 4g?

    • V-Mobile7

      I hope not.
      The internal spec stuff is fine to me
      but I don’t like the hardware design.
      I seem to be in the minority but I could do without the rounded corners
      and I think the back is ugly.
      An all black phone would have at least kept me from being on the fence.
      but the rounded corners and unattractive back are two strikes for me.
      At the HTC site, I looked over the EVO 3D–it’s all black-even the speaker grill-
      except for the silly red accent on the back.
      I can even forgive the unnecessarily circled buttons but two-toned is not really my cup of tea.
      This Sensation looks like it’s three-toned even.
      I’ll cross my fingers and hope that Europe gets this version and we get-
      Oh-who am I kidding?
      I’d have to cobble together my own design before I see a phone I am truly in love with.

      • Anon

        Unibody aluminum design. need i say more?

      • Duluny

        Man… You spoke my mind..

    • Anonymous

      Yes it’s the official picture.

  • Jimmy Neutron

    Nice.

    • Blah

      Westfield 03

  • DavidOhio

    waiting for this baby to launch! It puts the evo to shame lol

  • Anonymous

    *Not complaining, Just Saying* wassup with the name sensation? Ok I get it, its a new HTC Sense version but….sensation? Just sounds a lil fugazy lol

  • Anonymous

    The name is a little cheesy, but this is one of the best phones you will be able to get for a while. I would opt for this over a Galaxy S II because Touchwiz is terrible.

    http://www.transdgtl.com

  • Fairway

    its irritates the crap out of me when a new phone is coming out and lacks something as simple as a kickstand that everyone wants. Especially since the HTC Sensation is pre loaded with a movie application so you can download and watch movies . I guess HTC expects us to watch our movie and hold the phone in our hands for an hour and a half. Cmon HTC…Get with the program !!!

    • Vibrant Addict

      Buy a stand that works better than those kickstands…

      http://www.amazon.com/Crabble-Innovative-Folding-Blackberry-Similar/dp/B00278ZQBQ

      Problem solved, fits in your wallet/purse/ (back of your phone if you have a stretchy case)

    • Youngt82

      They will have a kickstand case/accessory straight out the box like theyre doing with the Evo 3D

      • Farhan

        Not sure about that. Have you read that somewhere? The reason they have a kickstand accessory for the Evo 3D is coz they couldn’t include the kickstand on the back due to the 3d cameras and higher capacity battery.

        The Sensation doesn’t have those limitations and if they wanted to they could have included the kickstand on the device. But I am hoping they come out with a kickstand accessory since that would be sweet.

    • Because they expect you to buy a case or dock. Good business sense since not ‘everyone’ as you state wants a kick stand. Me being one of them. A Dock? Yes.

    • Fleur

      They’ll probably force you to buy a cover that has the kickstand as they did with the hd2

  • Anonymous

    Looks a lot like my ThunderBolt but with curved edges. Hope it is as powerful as it looks for everybody on TMO.

  • HTC10 9tabforme

    gotta love htc!

    hopefully they will make one for the ATT bands cause thats where we are headed folks. My 12 year old lamented to me that his phone, which he paid cash for, wont be working in a year. He is so mad at t-mobile.

    It sucks, I will help him out if need be. I think ATT will make it right for all of us. We will finally have some decent coverage tho nothing like Verizon. I was getting my SIM card replaced today and my friendly rep noticed my mifi. Man, he was pissed. Better looking and totally blew the doors of the ugly T-mobile. We measured 3D on his and 13.4 D on mine. He had to put his right near the window.

    Once Verizon puts out full LTE phones, ATT is in trouble.

    I love tmobile for their plans but the coverage drop call compromise is tought. As the Verizon rep said to me, you want to rule the air you have to pay. I was annoyed but he is correct. I am rocking with my modem. No buyers remorse here.

  • Mcclurej

    Hope will have better battery life than the Verizon ThunderBolt version 4 hours.

  • Paul

    Any knowledge of whether it will do WiFi calling?

  • Anonymous

    The problem with this phone is the locked down bootloader. Seems HTC has been locking down all their newest phones. For a company that made the Nexus One, I still use it, can go from one extreme to the other is very sad. Android is open, what happened to HTC, they make great hardware, I think the best, but locked down bootloaders should be a freaken criime. HTC completely forgot what the Android platform stands for.

    • sino8r

      All bootloaders are locked…. I’m sure you meant encrypted. No biggie. Everyone gets this confused for some reason.

  • Ping33tx

    Hmmmm any idea on how some people can get it alittle early :)

  • Meagan

    Too bad Tmobile is taking forever to release their first 4.3″ Android with LED(flash).
    This Tmobile Sensation will be released more than a year after Sprint released their first 4.3″ Android with LED(flash). Sprint is now selling a double-screen Android mobile. I sure wish Tmobile would lead the pack with Android (again) and not be last in line to get the top of the line mobiles.

    • t-mobile is leading the pack in terms of dual core smartphone availability, both with this and the G2X. 4.3″ screen and an LED flash are not groundbreaking achievements/specs. This one has both, plus a qHD resolution, 8mp camera, 1080p video at 30fps. The sensation is pretty current, as is the LG G2X. T-mob might even be getting this ahead of Sprint getting the Evo 3D

    • Davidohio

      I agree with you Meagan, perhaps this is why T-mobile decided to sell off their US market to At&t? I love T-mobile, but they are always the last to release killer devices. Their sales suffered due to lack of nice devices that people want while Verizon, At&t and even Sprint were releasing devices people wanted, When you have a choice in carriers and the competition has what you want, you go to them.

  • Awesome dont know if i should wait for the sensation or buy the g2x

  • I think a lot of people lose interest in T-Mobile when it comes to buying phones, because they wait to long to release them. Very sad. What is the wait for? If they know it won’t be release for another 2 months, wait to announce it. Not just TMo, many other companies. Sadly, the one company I care the least for does not do this. We all know who that is. They talk about it, and then within a week…it’s out. Come on with it already.

  • JD

    Anyone know if this is a quad-band. The G2X is not, the S II will work on all networks, so I lament…. HTC, Samsung OR the upcoming MyTouch 4G. Is Sammy’s SII the only one that will work on both TMO & AT&T?

  • Electric Amigo 19

    kinda random…but where can i find the wallpaper on this phone?

    • Smackeytf

      More than likely an HTC stock preloaded wallpaper

  • everett

    Called TMO today to inquire about an upgrade, rep says Sensation will be available on 6/8.

  • Rubberman15

    Does the Sensation have an HDMI port? 

  • Elcabronoq

    will it have a built in web cam

  • Elcabronoq

    will it have a built in web cam

  • mike

    is htc sensation going to be buy one get one free.

  • Laurendsears

    I’m confused, this looks a lot like my bf’s thunderbolt?

  • Synergeticink

    Does anyone know how big the SD Card is???? 8gb? 16gb?