HTC’s FriendStream widget is particularly handy if you’re connected to friends via several different social networking sites.

While HTC Sense may not be everyone’s cup of tea, one application which HTC have been consistently updating is their very own maps application – Locations.

This app is HTC’s answer to Google Maps, providing features such as POI search, directions and offline turn by turn navigation (based on, which unfortunately is a premium service after trial period (30 days @ £3.49, one year @ £14.99, lifetime @ £22.98). Despite HTC’s efforts, Locations is still in its early days and considerably lacking in both detail and versatility compared to Google’s innovative, free turn by turn navigation service which, personally is still what I’d prefer.

Hardware / Performance

Those of you who do fancy now and then some gaming on your mobile, if you’re already a droid user and is looking for an upgrade, the Sensation would be a worthy candidate. The 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU and 768 MB of RAM together works wonders and copes well with whatever you throw at it. We tested the handset with a number of high performance, battery draining gaming / racing apps, none of these seemed to bother the Sensation one bit, no lags, no hiccups. Needless to say that this was the same for web browsing and listening to tunes at the same time.

We had no issues seeing what was on our screen under direct sunlight. Coupled with the flagship’s 4.3-inch, 16M color, 540 x 960 pixels (vs 480 x 800 pixels in the new Samsung Galaxy S II), Super LCD touchscreen display, it was difficult to see any flaw in what the Sensation could offer.

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2 Responses to Review: HTC Sensation Android smartphone

  1. 1
    vijay kumar says:

    how much pay for it ?

  2. 2
    JazzTraffic says:

    I am planning to buy such a phone but it is difficult to select one. Is there anywhere a test published where the different options are compared like ease of use, technicalities, price etc. ?

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