Smartphone cameras now form a vital part of a phone’s daily use nowadays, though HTC have never had a great reputation for their devices’ cameras, we found using the HTC Sensation’s camera easy, reliable and rewarding to use. Its eight megapixel camera is capable of capturing up to 3264 x 1840 resolution at max. Equipped features include geotagging, auto focus, auto enhance, grid and face detection Auto focus works exactly like that of the iPhone 4′s, we felt the Sensation’s camera was above average and performed especially well in Macro mode and with close objects as you can see in the sample photos below.
Not surprisingly, if you were to zoom closer to any of these photos on your computer screen, you’d soon find the images start to ‘pixelate’ rather quickly compared to conventional cameras. Nonetheless, showing camera shots to your friends just on the Sensation’s vibrant screen will still prove to be impressive and entertaining.
If you’re looking for a new phone to upgrade to or you want to try out an Android that’s premium-spec’ed and capable of ‘doing-it-all’, the HTC Sensation is no doubt a potential candidate.
Like ourselves, if you’re in the UK, the HTC Sensation we featured above were courtesy of Three, which frankly puts up a decent fight with other networks that too offer the handset. Three’s ”The One Plan’ offers you the Sensation for free in a 24-month contract which includes 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, and most importantly all-you-can-eat data which we happily used day in and out during our review process, all for £35 a month. However, if the above is probably more than you will need, shop around as other networks will charge less monthly and still offer the phone for free, though we are yet to see one which offers as much data allowance.
- Professional, slim design
- High end hardware, quality display, snappy CPU – a decent combination of spec for Droid gamers
- Runs latest Android Gingerbread out of the box
- HTC Sense UI
- Eight megapixel camera – performs well, captures above average photos compared to similar spec’ed smartphones
- Can be pricey depending on your choice of contract, ensure you weigh out how much texts / mins / data you will actually need
- Poor battery life remains to be most smartphones’ achille’s tendon, especially those with a large display
- Lack of dedicated camera key will be somewhat inconvenient to many users who want to make use of its camera frequently