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HTC Sensation Quick Hands-on

HTC celebrates the arrival of HTC Sensation in Singapore, the dual-core smartphone running on Google Android 2.3.3 and awesome hardware specs.

Party aside if you have been following our facebook, we had a quick hands-on with the phone. More after the jump

Our hands-on experience with the HTC Sensation was sensational, a gratification of senses to our mobile experience. The exterior is a unibody aluminium construct that feels sturdy and light on your hands, weighing a mere 148 grams. At the front, we have a 4.3 inch display capable of qHD resolution (960×540 pixels) which looks visually stunning.

At the back, we see a dual LED flash and a 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and the ability to record 1080p video. The design is unique as it has a curved back and edges, making the Sensation comfortable to hold. There are also stereo mics for video, along with the speaker and further mics for noise-cancelling in-call at the back.

On the top, we have the 3.5mm audio jack and the power/sleep button. On the right of the earpiece is a VGA front facing camera while on the other side houses the sensors. Beside the speaker grille is an indicator LED light that flashes when you have a message or a status indicator when the phone is charging.

On the left side of the phone is the volume rocker and microUSB slot while the right side is clean surface. The bottom of the phone has a little groove for you to pry open and reveal the internals. No HDMI port was found on the phone though which was a little disappointment. 

The innards powering the phone is amazing, this smartphone is a beast. HTC Sensation is powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor with 768MB RAM and 1GB internal storage, expandable to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. The phone runs on Google's Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating system with a twist of HTC Sense 3.0 interface.

The phone is availabe today in Singapore at a price of S$838 (without contract), it can also be found across all telco operators at varying contract prices.




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