PhoneDog Unboxes the HTC Sensation

Aaron Baker: The Phone Dog, the hair guy, the tweed jacket wearer and now, the model… call him what you want, but when it comes down to it, he is our favorite phone unboxer (Noah still holds a special place in our hearts too though).  So sit back, relax, and enjoy a first look at the sensational HTC Sensation, with HTC Sense (all of that together really tingles the senses since it is such a sensational device).

And now I open the floor to your scholarly discussion…

PhoneDog

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  • EFReyes

    FIRST :) .. ANYWAYS THIS PHONE IS BAD ASS

    • EFReyes

      Kinda wanna sell my new g2x with box and get this :) … now eBay or CL Here I come

    • Anonymous

      FLOOSER :) anyways…

  • Acezeonpilot

    Move over Verizon, there is now a better phone then the droid out there

    • Jarrod

      I always thought the Droid phones on verizon were over hyped and to much verizon bloat ware like VZW navigator. That’s just my thought.

  • Clint

    *INSERTS FOOT INTO MOUTH* I take it back from the other night…this phone looks INCREDIBLE and not just on paper. Aaron showcased it (while shortly) in a much more appealing way then the guys at BGR did the other night which made it seem less appealing to me.  Weird I know but I can’t explain it any better lol.  Regardless. FOOT MEET MOUTH!

    • xnifex

      people still read bgr?

      • Clint

        lol, no but the post on here the other night discussing the Sensation was from BGR reviewing the device.

      • bigbudha

        bgr is vzw fanboi site, in my opinion. 

    • Bimmerz

      Here’s another review (with video) from AndroidAndMe, in case you missed it:

      http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-sensation-hands-and-initial-review

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Androidandme huh? Check that url!

        • Bimmerz

          OOOPS! lol Sorry, no way for me to edit, thx for the catch! =o)

      • Bimmerz

        Note: Link is correct, name of site is not (Android Central), sorry! =o)

  • Jumaaneface

    I agree that it is a very nice phone, but I’m fairly content with my g2x purchase atm. doesn’t really outspec it.

  • JayeJaye

    OMG I SWEAR I CANNOT WAIT TO GET THIS PHONE.!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

    Cant wait to sale my iPhone 4 for this phone

  • Anonymous

    That thing is a beast.

  • http://twitter.com/Kevniv Kevin N

    Bad Ass

  • http://tmonews.com David

    I can’t imagine how anyone is posting a full review already. They should call it what it is, a first look.

    • xnifex

      It seems like she’s had the phone for a day or two. Even as a first look it was still a great 18 minute video. Probably the best I’ve seen so far.

      • Falknerbrad

        I’d check out Phone Arena’s full review…best one I’ve seen yet.

        • xnifex

          read/watched that one too & it was pretty nice too

  • LHNbeef3

    he said HTC revolution and its an  LG revolution!!!!, The sensation is a great phone i love HTC and would love to have one, but I don’t like sense i have had it before but I prefer vanilla. sense looks blurry and too much grey on it. and it gets slower over time. congratulations to all of you that will get this beauty, I’ll stay with my G2x which is incredibly amazing and fast mine does not have any of the issues that most people have been having with it, neither do people that I know who have one. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess this was a “one PAW review”? 

  • tmo88

    I’m one of the Lucky few to have one early and I’m reading this article on a sensation….. And its worth the hype!!!

    • Eli

      does it lag, or have any hiccups at all? thanks :)

      • tmo88

        No few little things but updates iv been getting seem to have overcome most of them

    • velko

      have you try to download the netflix app? or does it work? or does even appears when you search for it im the android market? thank you

      • tmo88

        it Does not appear on the market….. But it did at first but it needs an update….. and now that it no longer shows up I’m out of luck till its an approved device for netflix…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    Hercules…

    • Oreo

      That’s the phone I’m really holding out for. I wish there was more news on it.

      • DIAMOND PRINCE

        Oh yes i cant wait hercules or samsung galaxy s 2 or Iphone 4GS maybe all 3 i love phones :)

  • Jarvis Billena

    This will definitely replace my g2x..

    • Jasmos1984

      Are you going to pay full price?

  • Anonymous

    The first thing I would do is replace that (non-)Sense with some other launcher…

    (And I’m no “gimme ‘vanilla’ or gimme death” guy — I appreciate a classy Launcher — but those animations are just doin’ too much!)

  • Sammyesparza91

    This is a very nice phone but not worth leaving super amoled. SGS II here i come

  • Floridaguy

    Im trying to get some nice aspects on this fhone but I can’t !! I really don’t see nothing:wow!!! And also this fhone is a little slow comparing to other “super” devices.

    • cirrob

      Wtf is a fhone?

  • Rapter46

    cant wait for this phone its all i been waiting for!!!!

    • Validemail

      Me too, i still have “fap hands” and a sweaty ass from watching the unboxing…

  • Rapter46

    cant wait for this phone its all i been waiting for!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well if you want a special, unique, powerful, trend setting device, a real Nexus variant….not the stupid Nexus S. The Nexus3. Now there’s a Sensation. This Sensation is a very nice device in the meantime, with too much crap on it.

  • Cartman01

    Eh good phone I admit I really want it but I don’t want at&t. So ill just go to Verizon or something. Cuz for those who never had att its horrible I know cuz I have it right now. So when da merger goes tru u guys are gonna be stuck with att which I’m sorry cuz u guys are really gonna hate it trust me.

  • velko

    no netflix app no  buy!

    • YoYo

      You are an idiot

  • moe

    G2x is better.. Nvidia is better.. Stock is better.. Not to mention this phone has the same boring design..

    what would be interesting is a dual core device with a keyboard, something similar to the g1 or g2 design. Or maybe a quad core device with a keyboard.. Hmm.. Maybe christmas? One can only dream..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350219741 Derrick Ford

      Sense is a must have if you are a business user!!!  Stock doesn’t cut it…even with 3rd party apps to use for Exchange, etc.  Sense and the Sensation wins over the G2X IMHO!

      • cirrob

        Excellent point. This is one anchor that has kept me with HTC since I switched to android: the complete exchange intigration. I love the contact linking too (not sure if that’s an android feature or a sense feature). I have heard however that tlsamsung phones offer exchange support as well. Can anyone confirm this?

    • jarjon76

      Why do the G2x fan boys come out in droves anytime a Sensation article is posted? You guys are trying really hard to convince the masses (or perhaps yourselves) that the G2x is the phone to end all phones. Lighten up.

      • Anonymous

        Because these g2x adopters know that they have inferior hardware in their LG branded phone and with it’s plagued problems they need to trash talk this phone to ease their pain.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          They have every right to think that, trust me.

        • Anonymous

          Inferior hardware? Sorry but the Tegra II is more powerful than the Sensation’s Snapdragon based off of the old A8 architecture. I happen to have a G2X with only one software bug that I fixed on my own by deleting the My Account App. Mine hasn’t rebooted, froze up or lagged out since I got it on day one. It plays every single game available at a very high frame rate and the battery lasts longer than any other Android device I have ever used. The Sensation may have a higher resolution display but the G2X uses a IPS display which is about as good as you can get. By no means do I think the G2X is the god of all phones which is exactly why I will be getting T-Mobiles version of the SGSII when it arrives. The Sensation is not a upgrade from the G2X which is why I could care less about it. Plus I don’t feel like dealing with all that Non-Sense animation that does nothing but use up system resources.  

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Not bad.  Sense has come a looong way as well.  Still, I’m going to wait for a Meego device (But I won’t wait much longer, the conference was a joke all except Arjan Van Der Ven’s Call to action).  SGS2 looks great though.

  • Aaron

    Goodbye G2x you have served me well for the last 2months I will not miss you.Anyway HELLO Sensation I think we will get along well.

    • Izzybrexx

      Groupie!!!!!..lmao

    • Hatemorons

      i can see you have 9 years old,disorder,bipolar…

  • Rick_C

    Phone Dog just uploaded a test of the 1080p video and I’ll have to say I’m not impressed at all by the quality. That really disappoints me as I was looking forward to 1080p quality.

    • Rick_C

      Also, the audio quality in the video was horrible.

    • Anonymous

      First of all your not Steven Spielberg. It’s a cellphone, not an IMAX camera. Second, I just watched the video and it looks great. By far some of the best footage I’ve seem on a mobile. It’s reported that quality indoors is a bit lacking but outdoors is even better. Now run along and find a Cricket phone to tinker with.

      • Rick_C

        Looks great, are you serious? I have been looking forward to this phone coming out but I’m not going to be a fanboy and say that the video looks great when in fact it looks terrible.

      • Rey Martinez

        lolz he’s not worth it, he just expects to have a 400$ camera on a 200$Mobile phone.
        i dont think he gets it x)

        • HTC Pyramid

          I don’t think you get it. $200 mobile phone? are you talking about the HTC Sensation or the T-Mobile G1? The off-contract price is $549. It pays to be a discriminating consumer.

        • Anonymous

          Your right. He doesn’t. It does look great. You’re one of those never pleased with anything consumers. I’ve had to deal with people like you before while working at T-Mobile years ago. You’re the worst kind of consumer.

        • Anonymous

          Just stop. I’ll post a 1080p video with my G2X and you can see what good looks like. I will probable be getting the Sensation and I could care less about video since I rarely use it but to say this is good quality…..You must be high.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve seem what the g2x does. It’s no different. The g2x is a pile and laced with problems. And my vision and hearing are fine. Read what itsmichael said above. It’s completely plausible. This is just one video example. Searching YouTube and looking at g2x video samples will yield shitty ones ams really good ones. The same goes for every mobile. Move along.

        • Anonymous

          Yup, your right. The G2X is plagued with bugs but I was lucky enough to get a good one. The Sensation has it’s fare share of bugs as well. Go read the XDA forums. Some people get good ones and others get bad ones. I had one software bug which I fixed myself by deleting the My Account app. I hope you realize that there is going to be people with good experiences and people with bad ones. That goes for every phone ever made. 

        • Anonymous

          Sure there will be. But that doesn’t excuse garbage companies from releasing a phone that is plagued with problems. Problems that should have been caught before hitting the general public.

        • Anonymous

          You mean problems like the reception problem with the Sensation. Go read the blog post yesterday on GSM Arena stating that the Sensation suffers from the death grip more than the iPhone. Not only does your grip affect radio signal but it also dramatically effects Bluetooth and WiFi. They also said HTC half assed it by not using the unibody design. Lastly, there is many people on XDA having reboot problems and the phone constantly running hot. 

    • Anonymous

      The issue may be YOUR computer and modem/connection, not the video.  And there could be other factors at play.

      1.  I have a fast computer, but when I attempt to view YouTube videos in 1080p the play is choppy and has lag.  That’s because the connection is not fast enough to keep up with downloading and playing on the fly (even though I have a super fast broadband connection).

      2.  His video was crappy.  For all I know his settings were off, he appeared not to be holding the phone all that steady, etc.

      3.  Lastly, I have to wonder what was the speed of the memory on the phone at the time he was recording.  Did he have other programs running in the background, was his memory full, so to speak.  These things can cause a real bottleneck, just as using a Class 4 or slower microSD card can produce choppy videos, on those devices that record to microSD cards (like the Vibrant or Samsung Galaxy S 4G).

      Bonus Comment: IMHO everything on a phone has to be optimal to get quality 720p HD recordings.  I suspect with 1080p the conditions have to be even more ideal.

      • Anonymous

        Someone gets it! Well done itsmichaelnotmike.

    • Anonymous

      Also see Phone Arena for a BETTER test of 1080p.  IMHO Phone Dog blew it on that test.  But he was in a hurry, so he’s excused.  Here is what Phone Arena said:

      The video camera records 1080p video and output sits among the top end of HD capture from a phone, especially outdoors. Unfortunately, there’s no auto-focus once recording has started though. As with photos, the LEDs can be used to illuminate indoor scenarios and tend to do the job pretty well. Frame rates being for the most part smooth.

      http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/HTC-Sensation-Review_id2753/page/3

    • jarjon76

      I wouldn’t base my opinion on one video. I saw it and while it did look and sound subpar, part of that has to do with the person shooting. I wouldn’t dismiss the video/audio quality based on a :40 video sample. 

  • Rick_C

    Also, the audio quality in the video was horrible.

    • Anonymous

      You must be a sound editor too in addition to a director.

      • Rick_C

        Are you really that big of a fanboy that you can’t admit that the video and audio quality was sub par? What are you 12 years old?

        • Anonymous

          You’re an utter tool. Where you got fanboy from the response is beyond me. Like I said. It’s a cellphone. Not a damn Red One.

  • HTC Pyramid

    the bottom line is…this phone is costing more than the average high-end smartphone and is going to a company that may be sold and  the phone will then have diminished capabilities. Consumers have a right to criticize the phone’s perceived shortcomings. 

  • Rapter46

    i seen other reviews of the camera in london and it looks amazing so idk were u guys get that it is horrible maybe  you guys shouldnt click on anymore links of the sensation and move along!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s an excellent review of the Sensation.  Where I go for all details on devices:

    http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/HTC-Sensation-Review_id2753

    • HTC Pyramid

      why would you get all your information from just one source? it’s akin to getting all your news from Faux.

      • Anonymous

        LOL… really, you are that concerned about what I do to actually post query about it.  Gee, thanks, I’m flattered. (Of course we both know your real intent, which was to flame.)

        Anyway, you need to brush up on your reading and comprehension skills.  Why?

        Where in my post did I say that Phone Arena is the only or “just one source?”  That’s a pretty desperate contortion of my comment just so you can post a flame.

        In any event, note I said it’s where I go for “all details” on devices.  Fact is, Phone Arena is one of the best sites on the net providing details on handsets. (For example, look at the Sensation review, it’s far more detailed than anything elsewhere on the Net.  IMHO Phone Arena’s review of the Sensation is thorough, fair and very informative. E.g, see where the review talks about the benefits of the bevelled glass display.  I have not seen other reviews get into that level of detail.)

        Also, since you apparently are unaware, Phone Arena has a large historical database, not only a review repository but also detailed handset specifications.  So yeah, if I want “all details” and complete specs on a device that’s where I go. 

        Even if I was going only to Phone Arena, since the site contains substantive content that’s not akin to getting “all news from Faux.”  Truth be told, it’s corny to equate the mental slobs and traitors at Fox with the bright/professional folks at Phone Arena.

        Thanks for the comment though.  It has flushed out yet another ItsMichaelNotMike hater.  ;)

        Carry on.

        • Osama

          Brevity. Try to channel it in your next “essay” so it is less annoying.

        • jarjon76

          Mikey has a tendency to babble on when he posts. He’s been doing better lately, but he’ll still fire off a novel like post that sets his progress back. He would greatly benefit by deflating his too big for the room ego.

        • Anonymous

          LOL… so many getting their panties in a bunch.  I love the hate.

          Truth be told, writers tend to extensively write on blogs, including to keep the motors tuned up. And often times I use blog posts as outlines in magazine articles and for book topics (my posts saved to a clipboard archiving program).  Blog posts are a form of outlining used by book authors, webmasters and magazine writers. This technique is especially useful when suffering writer’s block.

          Most people enjoy my writing and some writers “borrow” my words, writing style and even entire articles. (E.g., A very popular online tech magazine borrowed almost word for word my published article (and TMoNews blog posts) on how to “rent” the latest phones for just a few $ a month.)  And one time a student turned in an essay.  I looked at his writing and thought “this looks familiar.”  I eventually got him to confess to plagiarizing comments I had made on a couple blogs. So see… even students benefit from my writing.)

          But yeah, there’s some people way down on the IQ list who like to post the same old insults.  Stuff like “Oooh, long post, why is it so long, try writing something shorter next time…” and other useless drivel. (Check out this site, people have been saying things like this since 2009.)

          I don’t let that stuff bother me since there’s lots of people who has complimented my writing and many webmasters have e-mailed me to say “Please keep it up and contribute to the site.  Ignore the idiots insulting you.”  In fact, I was notified about a year ago by the powers that be that many in here
          tune in to find out what ItsMichaelNotMike has to say.  I can post a
          snapshot of that e-mail if you doubt.  ;)

          But just like flamers in here (who deride others, just not me), I really enjoy bit*ch slapping back. The legends in their own minds are fun to toy with, I admit. The most pleasure I get is when people flame with rudimentary grammar and spelling errors.  Nothing better than slapping around a confirmed mental slob.

          Flame away. 

        • http://tmonews.com David

          While Michael and I may differ on a number of things, his comments and discussion are most welcome and will continue to be regardless of the lengths of his comments. At least his comments are articulate and rarely contain a level of vulgarity. More than can be said for most around here.

        • H8stylist

          one of these days i am going to see an informed response that did not ramble or go off the topic where there isn’t a ignorant response such as “wall of text crits for 5k”, “TL:DR”, or “i stopped reading after the first sentence”

          is your ADD so bad that you can’t spend more than 2min reading someones post. however, your desire to flame is just as great since you felt a need to respond with something that is not constructive.  i am assuming anytime you received a book to read in english class, your report turned into the teacher was “TL:DR”

        • Firstosama

          Hey body im the true Osama, now you gonna copy my nick???? what a moron

        • HTC Pyramid

          if would have read other reviews besides Phone Arena, you would know that other reviewers also talked about the concave screen. 

          also, you are not important enough to me for me to want to ‘flame’ you. 

  • Anonymous

    By the way, tip o’ the hat to HTC for yielding to user pressure and proclaiming it will NOT lock the phone, thereby allowing for customization.

    The pressure must have been immense (on the Net) to where it would change its mind from “no,” to “maybe,” to “we hear you,” and finally to “OK.” 

    Guess it pays to complain about this kind of stuff and maybe this gives hope that Samsung too will listen to its geek, super user customer base.

    • Zifnab2k

      I thought Samsung was already making all new phones unlocked?

      • Anonymous

        Samsung unlocks all of it’s new phones. The HTC fanboy is blinded by the light and is mad that Samsung currently holds the title of most powerful mobile phone.

        • jarjon76

          Do they get a belt with that “title”? Seriously, that was Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons of you.

        • Anonymous

          Yea? Cool!

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I was not referring to unlocked phones and Samsung, sorry for the sloppy writing.

        I was referring to Samsung listening in general, about updates, about GPS issues, etc. Edited my comment. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    There have been a few more first look vids coming out on other sites as well. One thing I noticed that I liked was that it does, in fact, have 4GB internal storage (with 1GB user addressable). In the video on android central it shows 1.07GB available. This is good as they originally said 1GB total which I thought was odd considering the MT4G had 4GB total and 1GB user available.

    I suppose I could wait for the Hercules but it is supposed to have the same 1.2Ghz Qualcomm that this has which is a bit of a disappointment. More internal storage (16GB) and RAM (1GB) though and .2″ more screen real estate at 4.5″. That said, the Sensation 4G has more pixels at 540×960 than Sammy’s Hercules does at 480×800. With an unlocked bootloader (hopefully) upcoming that makes it even tougher to decide. Also talk of the Hercules having ATT bands on it as well as 42Mbps max as opposed to 14.4Mbps max download speed and SAMOLED+ vs this SLCD, this is just driving me nuts debating between these two. Bottom line is this is here now and no official word from T-Mo or Samsung on an upcoming version of SGS2 so I’m torn.

    • jarjon76

      That’s a lot of thinking over a phone. 

      • Anonymous

        LOL. True. That’s what happens when you’re tech obsessed. My main concern between the two is still which one makes and receives phone calls the best. Number one priority for any phone no matter how advanced it is. That definitely sways me more than any specs.

        • Anonymous

          I’m in the same dilemma. I currently have a G2X and will give it to my wife after I purchase the Sensation or the Hercules. I don’t know if I can make up my mind before I get the real specs of the Hercules because let’s face it. Everything from the screen size to the processor is all just speculation at this point.

        • jarjon76

          I’m with you on that. A lot of people forget that the phone actually makes phone calls and tend to overlook what it can do in that regard. There are phones out there that have all the bells and whistles, but when it comes to phone calling (in and out) you’d think you’re on a can and string set up.

  • Anonymous

    I see lag!

    • jarjon76

      Sounds like you need to “clean up” are seeing lag. Calm down, G2x fan boy. :D

      • Anonymous

        Me..G2X fanboy? If I was a G2X fanboy, I wouldn’t be getting rid of it or admitting that the Hercules is better. You mean to tell me you don’t see lag in the UI? If you would like, I can post a review that says the UI does in fact lag. I can just see that the G2X (if you got one without bugs) is more powerful than the Sensation. Not to mention, doesn’t have all that NON-SENSE on it.

        • Anonymous

          Vanilla whore? Lots of people like sense and 3.0 seems to be a nice upgrade. The G2x is an LG pile that isn’t much better than Samsung junk.

        • Anonymous

          Samsung junk? If it was junk, why would every single review label it the god of all Android devices? I don’t see anyone saying the Sensation dethroned it. Have fun with your outdated A8 processor and the Sense UI using 256mb of RAM. The only thing the Sensation has that I like is the display resolution and the aluminum construction. Other than that, it’s nothing ground breaking. Now if they would have used a CPU based off the new A9, I might have bought it but I’m not trading a Tegra II in (which uses the new A9) for a older, less powerful and more power hungry CPU.

        • jarjon76

          No need to get so defensive. You’re a G2x fanboy and that’s fine. I’m not attacking you, just making an observation.

        • Anonymous

          By the way. The G2X isn’t the only phone plagued with bugs. The Sensation has some major bugs of it’s own. Just yesterday GSM Arena made a blog post about how the Sensation has crappy reception and everyone on the XDA forums seems to agree. I would post the link but I don’t feel like going through the approval process but they said it suffers from the same thing the iPhone did with the death grip only the Sensation has signal degradation across the board with cell, WiFi and Bluetooth. They said the cause was because of the Sensation not being a unibody design. Looks like HTC skimped on this one. By the way multiple people are suffering from random reboots and phone getting to hot. 

        • jarjon76

          Yeah, all phones have issues. Your obsession with picking this phone apart is amusing, G2x fanboy.

        • Anonymous

          I have a G2X but I’m not a G2X fanboy. I’m a SGSII fanboy and as soon as T-Mobile releases theres I will get rid of my G2X. Just because I think the G2X is more powerful (and so do the beanchmarks) than the Sensation doesn’t mean I’m it’s fanboy. Christ, I’m getting rid of it in 2 months for another phone.

        • jarjon76

          The way you go on and on and on and on about your supposed dislike for the Sensation, leads me to believe your either a) a secret Sensation admirer, b) a G2x fanboy, or c) a troll.

        • Anonymous

          Go with D! All of the above. Sorry you can’t handle the truth. If I wanted the Sensation I would buy it next week when it comes out. I change phones multiple times a year and in my opinion, the G2X is better for various reasons. Like I said before. The Sensation has 2 features I like and that is it’s aluminum construction and display resolution. 

        • jarjon76

          You’re missing the point. I’m not “upset” or defending the Sensation. I’m pointing out your irrational hatred for a phone. You have trolled every post about the Sensation with your bashing of it. We get it, you don’t like the Sensation. Your “oooh look what I found negative about Sensation” shows that, for whatever reason, you have a personal vendetta over…a phone. Calm down, it’s just a phone. Those who buy the Sensation understand there will be issues with the phone. The question will be are these issues a) minor and b) easily fixable? And if the Sensation turns out to be a piece of garbage, is that going to make you somehow feel complete? Based on your posts, I’d guess yes.

  • guest

    I just got the HTC Sensation today and it does not have Swype. What were they thinking. Fail.
     

    • Anonymous

      Sure you do

    • Martinchav

      how did u just get it if its not even released??

  • guest

    i take that back. sorry. it has swype but the keyboard looked so different. 

    • Anonymous

      Uh huh

  • Anonymous

    WOW!! first HTC dual core releasing in US by T-Mobile.thanks T-Mobile and HTC.

  • tinkle

    3:11 oh crap… the instructions are in spanish!!! lol
    but on a more serious note this is going to be a pretty impressive device

  • http://twitter.com/DannOfThurs DannOfThurs

    FYI to all confused parties at the moment – HTC Sensation does *not* have Swype but it has HTC Trace, HTC’s sliding keyboard. Can this move on now? :P

    • Anonymous

      What’s the big deal. Go and download it

  • CAL_08

    How did you get a voice mail right out of the box without inserting your sim card?

    • Anonymous

      Ive noticed this same thing happen with almost all of the early unboxing/review videos.

      • Martinchav

        they actually include a sim out of the box for them to test the phone … if u see he even say it at the  start of the vid that the box is open from htc to include a sim

  • Anonymous

    I found the “scholarly discussion” comment and the end of this post pretty amusing.

  • nanonerd

    This phone is laggier than my g2X… for sure!

    • Anonymous

      Wow!

    • Anonymous

      Your right it is. Every HTC fanboy in here is in denial. They won’t even admit the SGSII is more powerful. Just watching the videos of both, you can tell the SGSII is much more powerful. Especially with it’s hardware accelerated browser and every single review you see saying how fast it is. Also, if you listen to the Engadget podcast form last week, both Miriam and Vlad said the SGSII is noticeably faster and has a better display. I don’t know how much more in denial you can be when not one review of the Sensation stated it dethroned the SGSII for best Android device. I have already excepted the fact that the G2X is not the most powerful Android device. Hell, I only bought it because I felt like buying it and to hold me over until the SGSII comes state side. If I thought the Sensation was better than the G2X than I would buy it. 

      • Sdadsad

        lmao SENSATION IS BETTER THAN THE g2X!! HAHA dont be jealous gayboy! 

      • Anonymous

        Maybe I just don’t care

      • Beanz0nToast

        Samsung has a long line of successful Android phones, right? The Galaxy S line is the first OKAY phone and even if fell short of what it was hyped up to be so excuse us for being skeptical!

    • TypicalWhitePerson

      Nobody cares about the g2x… Sensation OWNS… sorry! 

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Control your comments your personal attacks.

        • TypicalWhitePerson

          LOL so saying a phone owns another phone is a personal attack? Lmao! You don’t like me very much, do you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

    I read that the Sensation has been having some issues as well

    all phones will

  • jarjon76

    Your obsession with a phone you supposedly don’t care for noted.

    • Anonymous

      He’s winning in the troll race around here. Every phone I gave used has some sort of drop in signal when holding it. Whether it be small or big (like on my iPhone 4).

      • Sdadsad

        its because he spent so much money on his g2x so he is trying to make sure he made the right choice by making himself feel good by trolling

  • Anonymous

    The G2X was never in the top spot. It’s been the SGSII since release and if you tell be the Sensation dethrones the Galaxy S II then your in denial. By the way, HTC released the Sensation with over heating, rebooting and severe death grip issues. You want me to post the links for you?

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about. The g2x is tmobiles top of the line android out of their aresenal. That stupid death grip video is from ONE person. No other tech sites have reported on this. No preview units have displayed the same thing that this one user showed. I dont need links you dope. Why do you continually troll around here when you clearly have no desire in this phone, other than spew your BS about how much your in love with your POS LG. Go away and stop wasting your time. If youre on a mission to make yourself look like a gigantic troll then your succeeding.

  • Dirk

    I miss Noah. Aaron is just not that great…and i’m sick of Phonedog pushing BB Mobile, iPad Giveaway and blah blah blah.

  • dirk

    BTW. THIS and VANILLA Android will be my phone. I don’t care for Sense 3.0

  • Anonymous

    What? Nothing about the obstruction of BT and wifi antenna signal when you hold it?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/ImpyChick pantlesspenguin

    FWIW, I like Aaron a heck of a lot more than Noah.  Noah lost points with me when he didn’t really take the Sidekick LX 2009 unboxing seriously, & used most of it to do a drum solo, under the ruse of saying he was testing out the recording feature or something.  Weak.

  • TypicalWhitePerson

    Wow my comment was deleted because I said I like Noah better than Aaron? 

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Your comment was deleted because you didn’t say it like that. Every third word was vulgar.

      • TypicalWhitePerson

        Good enough! The name calling part was uncalled for, my bad. However, I’m not the only one that doesn’t like Aaron in the blogosphere and I think you know that.