HTC Sensation Z710E – The hottest smart phone in town

HTC’s newest and hottest smart phone offering is sensational in every sense of the term and that consists of its name as well. The HTC Sensation, previously known as the Pyramid, packs quite a punch with its impressive specifications. Running on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), the Sensation takes the crown of the most powerful Android device from HTC thus far. It is equipped with the powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, while the graphics part is taken care of by an Adreno 220 GPU. The HTC handset loads 768 MB of RAM that together with the CPU renders the phone superb multitasking capabilities.

The screen of the HTC Sensation sports a 4.3-inch display having resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (qHD resolution). HTC has layered the Android skin with its own Sense v3 UI that brings into the handset numerous interesting features like instant camera capture, richer Internet experience, active lockscreen and many others. The lockscreen is packed with four app shortcuts that you can customize as per your wish and push to the activation ring. On unlocking the phone, you will be straightaway led to the app you chose to put in the activation ring.

The Sense UI further brings more 3D effects in the 7 homescreens. Also the free online support on Sense gives you access to the phone remotely along with syncing and tracking. The HTC Sensation features an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and auto-focus. A front facing VGA camera (0.3 megapixel) allows you to make video calls. You can also shoot 1080p full HD videos with stereo sound recording using the phone camera. Design -The Android device has a unibody design with aluminum finish that renders it a sleek look. Present underneath the screen are four touch-sensitive buttons. The mobile phone weighs 148 g with the battery and has dimensions of 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm. The Sensation packs in the usual range of sensors including a Accelerometer, Gyro sensor, Proximity and Ambient Light sensors.

Storage and Battery – HTC ships out the Sensation with 1 GB internal memory. Compatible with the microSD 2.0 cards, the phone’s memory can be expanded up to 32 GB externally. A standard Li-Ion battery powers the smartphone with capacity of 1520 mAh. The talk time served by the battery is 4 hours while the standby time is 120 hours.

Connectivity and Features -Internet access on the HTC Sensation is possible through GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and 3G. Other connectivity features of the phone include Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 that also allows HDMI connection and a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack. You can view images and videos on the big screen wirelessly, courtesy the DLNA function of the handset. This Android smartphone seamlessly integrates to popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Friend Stream feature of the Sense UI pulls all the latest updates from your networks to one place in your homescreen. To ease your searches, there is a quick lookup tool to directly go to Wikipedia or YouTube. The presence of the latest version of Flash gives you smooth video playback experience. Armed with the HTC Sensation, you are unlikely to lose your way, thanks to the presence of A-GPS, coupled with zero wait maps. The phone is also capable of USB and Wi-Fi tethering.

Form Bar
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Pushmail(Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), Wi-Fi Printing
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Divert
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900, UMTS – 2100
OS Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User Interface HTC Sense
Java Yes
Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion, Dual Core
Graphics Adreno 220
Display Size 4.3 Inches (10.92cm)
Resolution qHD, 540 x 960 Pixels
Colors 16 M
Primary Camera Yes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 0.3 Megapixel
Flash Dual LED
Video Recording Yes, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps
HD Recording HD, Full HD
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Instant Capture
Dimensions 65.4 x 126.1 x 11.3 mm
Weight 148 g
Battery Type Li-Ion, 1520 mAh
Talktime 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 120 hrs (2G)
Internal 1 GB
Included Memory Card 8 GB
Expandable Memory Slot microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 768 MB RAM
Internet Features Email
GPRS Yes, 114 kbps
Edge Yes, 560 kbps
3G Yes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b,g,n
USB connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS Support Yes, A-GPS with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v3, Supported Profiles (A2DP, FTP, OPP, PBAP, AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, SPP, SDAP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, MIDI
Video Player Yes, Supports 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV, AVI, XVID, HD Video Playback
FM Radio Yes
Sound Enhancements SRS Virtual Surround
Ringtone MP3, WAV
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phonebook Memory Yes
Sensors Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features HDMI Connection, Trimming Videos, Smart Dial, Calender, MMS Enabled, Weather, Clock, Voice Recorder, Games, Bookmarks, Predictive Text Input, Voice Input, TV Out Port
Important Apps Facebook, Twitter, Friend Stream, Flickr, YouTube, Google Search, Google Translate, Google Talk, Android Market, Google Mail