T-Mobile Website Accidentally Suggests HTC Sensation 4G Is 42Mbps Capable

It’s unfortunate when website hiccups like this occur as future Sensation 4G owners are possibly led to believe that the phone will support these kinds of speeds. The reality is the Sensation 4G, like all good HTC phones in the US running on the T-Mobile network, has the standard HSPA+ radio that supports 14.4Mbps speeds. The HTC product page for the Sensation 4G confirms the 14.4Mbps download speed max so we’ll just chalk up this T-Mobile.com error as a misprint.

We might have hoped that the Sensation 4G would be the first T-Mobile phone to take advantage of their new HSPA+ 42Mbps rollout but unfortunately we still don’t know what the first phone will be to take advantage of that. As of right now that honor is alleged to fall to the Samsung Hercules, the rumored superphone coming to T-Mobile sometime in August but that’s about as far into the rumor category as rumor can get.

Right now the Sensation 4G is arguably one of the top Android smartphones on T-Mobile and with reviews steadily streaming in there is a lot to like and even a lot to love about this device. Who is counting the days till June 15th?

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  • Bigmerf

    i picked up mines this morning at Walmart… !!

    • whosaidwhat

      What do you think about it? Pros/Cons

    • ChrisI

      Yeah, seriously. Not much good just telling us that you got one. Tell us your pros/cons as a normal consumer. I’ve been debating a long, long time about the Sensation vs. Galaxy S2, but am getting ridiculously irritated with Samsung (and whoever else is to blame) that there’s no US release date. Typical American fashion with telecom co’s, delaying everything awesome so they can squeeze all the profits out by making us wait. Complete BS. But please let us know what you think, as a consumer vs. a professional tech gadget reviewer, so we can all be enlightened!!

      • Dean

        I had the Galaxy S 3g model and I gotta tell ya, I love this phone with exception of one thing:  the gps.  I use a sports tracker app to track my bike rides and runs and such and for whatever reason, the gps on the samsung could never get it right.  After I upgraded to Android 2.2, the gps became very difficult to use.  So I contacted Samsung through their website and did all of the normal things, soft reset’s, hard reset’s, etc.  After none of this worked, they tell me I need to talk with a tech, so he gave me the number.  I decided I’d call from my office since you can’t be on the phone when you call them.  So I call the next day and stayed on hold for 3 hours and 10 minutes, without ever talking to anyone.  I go back to the website and speak to a rep online who assures me someone will answer eventually, they are just very busy.  After much frustration, i contact tmobile, who replaces the phone free of charge.  I get the new Vibrant and have the same issue with the gps almost immediately.  I went yesterday and got the Sensation from Walmart, but havent tried the gps yet, i’m sure it can’t be any worse than the samsung.  The Samsung it a good phone,,,but if you have a problem and ever have to deal with Samsung’s customer service, they SUCK!  Not that I’m expecting any problems, but if I ever have any, I hope that HTC’s customer service is better.  My replacement Galaxy S that I received a week ago, will officially be retired and sent to Ebay to sell.  Hopefully I will get a descent price for it.

  • J. Williams

    No biggie.

    Why would you need speeds like that on a phone anyway, about 9 to 14 is what I get on my G2x. That’s fast enough…your not on your phone that much anyway. Right?

    • Amdivoff

      what i dont understand is that they keep increasing their network speed (now to 42mbs in certain areas) and there is only one phone that can peak* at 21mbs.

      • J. Williams

        If I were them, I would stop doing that and focus on new highend devices for a while.

        Maybe bring out 2 or 3 in the next month or so, to get things moving.

      • Nate

        They also sell mobile broadband as a service, and they do have a device capable of 42mbps.

        Phones are not the only thing that uses a mobile connection.

  • Shawnhirani

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this Beast!!!!!

  • Shawnhirani

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this Beast!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    That’s a big whoops.  Hope they fix that soon.

  • Anonymous

    HTC is Killin’ em with their Ads everywhere!

    Any Sensation 4G cons?

    • Anonymous

      Yelowish display
      Battery getting very hot
      Reboots
      Notification light can’t be seen unless in a pitch black room
      The new Sense lags out the UI
      Browser Lag

      I’m sure you can get lucky and get one that doesn’t have any bugs like I did with a G2X but why can’t manufacturers make phones without bugs? I guess technology is moving to fast for them to actually spend a decent amount of time testing the new devices out. They would rather get it to the market before it becomes outdated.

  • FlyingR

    why can’t US carrier just get the basic Galaxy S II phone.  They all need to add their crap in there.  US carriers will always finds ways to screw their customers – that’s what the armies of MBAs are for.

  • FlyingR

    why can’t US carrier just get the basic Galaxy S II phone.  They all need to add their crap in there.  US carriers will always finds ways to screw their customers – that’s what the armies of MBAs are for.

  • FlyingR

    why can’t US carrier just get the basic Galaxy S II phone.  They all need to add their crap in there.  US carriers will always finds ways to screw their customers – that’s what the armies of MBAs are for.

    • Anonymous

      I know. I have already told myself that what ever carrier gets a Galaxy S II that looks like the original with the Exynos processor then I am jumping ship for it. I was thinking about going to Verizon anyway since they launched there LTE service in my town and I really don’t feel like being a ATT customer.

  • whosaidwhat

    I’m disappointed that so many people picked up this phone yesterday but no one has said how good it is, what makes it good and what they hate about it. Nothing on here or in the forum. I like reviews from everyday users rather than blog sites who sway one way or another.

    Another disappointment is that T-Mobile or HTC doesn’t recognize a site like this. They should be sending you guys phones to sample and review, even if it’s just a loaner you have to give back.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously? Look through the thread with 250 comments.  A lot of people that bought it made comments regarding the phone.

      #1 Best designed/sexiest/substantial phone I have ever used.  It just feels great in the hand, especially compared to my fiance’s Samsung Vibrant.  There is no comparison in build quality.

      #2 Screen is actually real sharp and I have to believe that some of the reviewers didn’t have the brightness at the right level when they were doing their videos.  The resolution is phenomenal.

      #3 Sense 3.0 is what it is.  It’s a new toy that I’m sure many people will eventually change when the bootloader is unlocked.  As for now, it’s OK for me to use now.  I know that when CM7 and other ROMs are available the phone will fly.

      #4 I don’t really see any lag in the phone, and if there is, it’s hardly noticeable. 

      #5 The worst part about the phone so far is the speaker quality.  In a normal room you can hear fine, but otherwise, it’s way too quiet.  It kind of pisses me off, but then again, I rarely ever use the speakerphone or play music through the speakers.  I do like to have it up for certain games though. 

      #6 Camera and Camcorder are solid enough 

      #7 GPS is real, real good. (especially as compared to the atrocity of the GPS on the Vibrant).

      • whosaidwhat

        Yes, Seriously. I read over 200 posts in that thread yesterday and all the excited was about how great the phone was but didn’t see anything on why.

        What I was looking for is what Eric Tamez wrote below and I appreciate it. More user reviews like that will be great.

        Anyone know if Walmart have a working demo unit?

        • Brian

          Walmart does not have a working demo.  I  stopped by my local Tmo kiosk and they had one I could play with.  After that I went to walmart an picked it up.

        • Anonymous

          Sad, in LA none of the Walmarts knew what it was. The one that did know about the phone, tried to tell me it wasn’t coming out until next month. Guess we’re going to have to wait until the 15th over here in Cali.

        • whosaidwhat

          Thank you sir, I stopped by my local walmart this afternoon but they don’t carry Tmo phones anymore. I will  stop by the Tmo store tomorrow and hopefully they have a demo unit.

          How do you like it so far?

        • Brian

          Loving it so far.  No noticeable lag for me.  Hardware feels solid and the screen is great.  Much nicer than my old Mytouch 3G.

        • Supaspydaman

          LOL Tmo with the assist! They really effed up with the debut date on this phone!

        • Supaspydaman

          LOL Tmo with the assist! They really effed up with the debut date on this phone!

      • whosaidwhat

        Yes, Seriously. I read over 200 posts in that thread yesterday and all the excited was about how great the phone was but didn’t see anything on why.

        What I was looking for is what Eric Tamez wrote below and I appreciate it. More user reviews like that will be great.

        Anyone know if Walmart have a working demo unit?

  • whosaidwhat

    I’m disappointed that so many people picked up this phone yesterday but no one has said how good it is, what makes it good and what they hate about it. Nothing on here or in the forum. I like reviews from everyday users rather than blog sites who sway one way or another.

    Another disappointment is that T-Mobile or HTC doesn’t recognize a site like this. They should be sending you guys phones to sample and review, even if it’s just a loaner you have to give back.

  • Kwkjw

    Not me… Got mine yesterday at Wallmart. Loving it now as I type.

  • http://twitter.com/jmar0015 Mike No Ike

    could have been a typo but tmobile always hype their phones. 

  • http://twitter.com/eRocatemysocks Eric Tamez

    I bought mine yesterday at Walmart for $148.  So far I like it.  Probably what I like best is the glass.  I’m coming from a Nexus One.  It’s ok, although maybe it’s just my resistance to like Sense.  I’ve ran speed tests(Speed Test app) on it side by side with my Nexus One (Sensation in 4g, Nexus One on 3g) and my Nexus One uploads/downloads faster, although that can’t be right.  The Sensation feels faster.  The camera is really nice.  The front facing camera is a waste for me, at least until there is some standardized app that can run on all Android phones with front facing cameras.  We have 3 android devices with front facing cameras in my house, and none of them can talk to each other (no Qik on my Xoom, I forget what the Vibrant 4g uses).  

    Coming from a Nexus One, the Sensation doesn’t blow me away, but it’s nice that it has a bigger screen with better resolution, and a better camera.  I can’t really notice a speed difference between the 1Ghz vs. the 1.2Ghz dual core.  It might feel just an intsy bit snappier.

    And Jesus Christ can we standardize the four buttons on the bottom?  Both are HTC phones but have the buttons arranged differently, so I keep pressing the wrong buttons.  Not a big deal but you would think manufactures would at least stop randomizing the buttons on their own phones.

    • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

      For video calling, there’s Skype, Fring, Tango, and Oovoo.  Take your pick for all your devices, dude.

      • http://twitter.com/eRocatemysocks Eric Tamez

        Um, no.  Skype doesn’t do video calling, unless I’ve missed some update in the past few hours.  Oovoo has a desktop app but only supports certain Android devices.  Last time I tried Fring and Tango they both sucked really hard and there are no apps for PC’s(forgot to mention this is important, my fault).  I’m more looking for Google Talk (2.3.4 supports video chat) rolled out to more/all devices so I can video chat with any device or desktop PC, or a full version of Skype on Android.  Until I can video chat with more devices and PC’s, it’s kind of useless (to me, not everybody).

        • Anonymous

          Yea unfortunately it’s the same deal as usual, you have to wait for the damn carriers to issue 2.3.4 update. With the large amount of phones with video chat now, it’s going to take a while for that to happen.

          But I agree, Fring and Tango sucked. The only one that was hopeful for me was Yahoo! Chat. But then I find out Yahoo! chat doesn’t have a video chat client on macs, and all my friends / family have mac, so I can’t video chat with them whatsoever. 

          Don’t know enough people using any of the other software for it to be of any use. It seems like video chat is still just a dream feature that maybe in another 2 – 3 years we’ll get some use out. 

        • Anonymous

          I still wonder how the N900 got full skype and gtalk video calling built into the Maemo5 os back in 2009 and we still don’t have those apps on our newer and more supported platforms and devices!

    • Tortionist

      You’re not going to feel a difference between a 1Ghz processor and a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor. Here’s how my comp. sci. prof. explained it to me. With the processor, it only runs one of the cores until it starts to get  overloaded then the other one kicks in, but only as needed. Today, even the worst processor can perform millions of processes per second. The funny thing is , that the processor doesn’t do just one program finish it, then do another. It does small chunks of each program, one at a time until they are all finished. A dual core processor doesn’t really help in multitasking. It mainly keeps a processor from overloading and seizing up. The only thing it’s really good for is graphics intensive things, like high end games that use a lot of resources or creating graphics like 3D graphics animation and modeling. 

      • Zigbywillrule

        Tell your prof to get a real degree, in EE. All EE drop outs wind up in CS. Much easier on the brain.

        Plus he should have told you that software must be written to optimize the dual core. Most of the dual and quadcore’s out there on pc’s are a waste of money.

        • Guest

          What is your degree in?

        • Nate

          Bullshitting, obviously.

        • Guest

          haha ya. 

        • Alex

          Your partially correct. Only reason no noticeable speed difference is from lack of program for dual core. But, not going to debate the PC remark. Masters in CIS. BA in networking. And BA in programming.

    • Sapphire3g

      Tango for Android devices including tablets. Allows the video calls with the FFC.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be on 3G when I pick this phone up anyway. Crossing my fingers that my area gets HSPA+ sooner rather than later.

  • Youngjoke

    Finally tmobile has blessed me with a 4.3″ #monster got mine yesterday… #cantcomplain lovin it as I type

    • Dom

      can ppl stop with the # this aint twitter

      • AdrianMT4G

        #Lolz

        Sorry, I had to.. Lol

  • Nybetterthansuperg05

    im in houston with hspa+ and i have NEVER on the vibrant or g2 seen a speed higher than 11 MB/s on my phone and thats not on a constant basis. its constantly 5-7 MB/s and it bursts higher. so I dont think this is an issue especially not on a phone….

    Does anyone know if this phone will be compatable with netflix? sorry if this was already answered

    • http://twitter.com/eRocatemysocks Eric Tamez

      No, the Netflix app is not visible in the market.  I haven’t tried the hacked Netflix app on XDA but I will today.

  • http://twitter.com/eRocatemysocks Eric Tamez

    I tested in mutliple parts of town and its showing 4g, but with SpeedTest I’m not getting anything above 1mb upload/download.  Is there a certain plan I need to enable high-speed access?  I’m still on the G1 unlimited data plan.

    • Gm Aharrington1

      There’s a difference between 1Mb and 1 MB. Are you sure it’s not MB? MB is Mega Byte and Mb is Mega bit. A byte is 8 bits, that’s a huge difference. So, 1Mb is about million bits and 1MB is about 8 million bits. See the difference?

    • Sapphire3g

      Change your data feature to a current feature. G1 feature is only for the G1.

  • Poul

    In Chicago i get 6.6 on my 3g Vibrant and 14,7 on Galaxy S 4G.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASLY6MKMKHP2HSETXPT73RZNPA infantry11b

    there’s probably something hanging it up on the system side.  call tech or use live chat on the website and tell them your MWI is stuck, they’ll fix it.

  • Anonymous

    Call your cell phone, leave a message, then go in and delete that message.  I went through the same thing today too.

    • Wdh4

      That totally worked…thanks!!

  • Mario

    Not again T-Mobile Not Again always ”Accidentally”

  • CharlieSheen

    Who care about the radio. I live in Orlando and get 11 on day in 30. Please, what a joke.

  • Biggbrother

    Picked mine up as well last night at Wally World for $150ish with tax. Coming from a Nexus One. I love the phone. The screen is amazingly detailed and responsive. This has gorilla glass right? The glass feels hefty when punching the keyboard. Please excuse my horrendous typing as I am not used to this Sense keyboard at all. The build quality is simply astonishing. I loaded about 40 apps already and still have plenty of room.

    I was able to load Netflix and play movies fine. Haven’t tried HBO Go yet. The processor is fast in normal use. Everything is exponentially faster than on the N1. Ny speeds are a bit faster than the nexus…. Like 4.1 down and 1.2 up. I have had no death grip issues.

    I tried a video call and although its VGA, the other party said I looked crystalclear. The Sense 3.0 is really good. I am still getting used to it though. I love the unlock screen but now I dont even want to have a pattern security lock because its that convenient.

    The camera is fast. Really fast. Almost instant. This is not a gimmick.

    Couple of things I dislike are the capacitive button placement. I am used to the N1 so it has been a bit chaotic for me. Plus I miss my trackball on the N1. Although the screen is very precise, I do find the cursor jumps around sometimes so it seems a bit buggy.

    Battery life is pretty bad but really just because I can’t put the damn thing down. That’s all. I cant type anymore!

    • whosaidwhat

      Good review. Thanks.

      Did you say you were able to find and download netflix on the market and it works?  Someone above said they couldn’t find it.

      • Biggbrother

        I actually installed it from a backup I had on my sd card using AppMonster. I was able to login andstream movies with it.

        But you’re right, I searched just now in the Market in the Sensation and I can’t find the Netflix app there.

    • d_roze

      OK, so my local TMo shop won’t sell these until the 15th, how are you getting them from WallyWorld and at a huge discount to boot? Am I missing something?

  • Anonymous

    Yea that was the only bummer when I saw 2.3.4 come out, I knew Sensation wouldn’t have it to start with, and i’m sure it will be a year before it sees an OS update.

    • Biggbrother

      I doubt it willbe a year. Its a small update and htc has been pretty quick with updates lately. Besides, tmobile limits Gtalk to WiFi… Whereas Qik can be used over 4G and WiFi.

  • Guest

    So it sounds like that, “Hi fi audio” that HTC bragged about is all bull$hit?

    • Gm Aharrington1

      What does hi first audio have to do with 4G data speeds? Fyi that’s how fast you access the internet and download files.

      • Guest

        I am talking about the audio quality which HTC promoted with their product video. 

  • Supaspydaman

    Hilarious!

  • Justenw87

    I have played with this device and I’m not impressed. I’m still very pleased I bought the G2x the only thing I felt the Sensation had my phone didnt was better screen quality.. Other than that and the screen size it pretty much equal. it lacks HDMI and speed kinda lags… But still good phone just expected more…

    • Ryan Virgilio

      there is hd output through the micro usb port.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Just like how they suggested the G2X had AT&T bands. Very sneaky.

  • The Architect (of the Matrix)

    Congrats to all the sensation 4g early adopters.

    Now to a more pressing matter. What ever happened to that htc/t mobile event?. I thought it was supposed to take place yest 6/8 and they would be announcing three new phones.

    The story made its way around the web and now nothing. What gives?. David or anyone, care to chime in?.

    • Godson1227_Barry

      I was wondering about that also.

  • Bionic Doogie

    If you dial your vm and press star and hang up the icon will disappear

  • Youngt82

    Alot of these carriers do this. Aint nothing new. Anything to sell lol if you noticed the commercial ads on tv, they also show their phones with different details or ui

  • M Zapata80

    C’mon now T-Mobile…be more professional and please don’t give your customer misleading information.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not so sure that the Sensation is any better than the G2x…but then again, the G2x doesn’t always work so I guess the HTC phone has that in its favor.

    G2x: AT&T capable. Wait, nevermind.
    Sensation: 42mbps capable. Wait, nevermind.

    What will the next smartphone offer? ;)

  • NewJack

    I’ll keep my Galaxy S 4g.

  • john

    where did the product page go?

  • J. Williams

    I just left walmart, and they sold it to me for $148.99.  Woohoo ! ! !