7/21/2011

HTC's First Dual-Core Phone - The Sensation

For many years HTC have produced some of the best touchscreen handsets on the market but it wasn’t until the launch of Android they really hit the big time. In the few short years since Google launched their mobile OS HTC have gone from being a little known company who created handsets aimed more at the business user to being one of the biggest players in the mobile world.

The huge popularity of the HTC Desire cemented their place alongside established names like Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and even Apple. The fact Android is now the top mobile operating system probably has quite a lot to do with HTC’s involvement, especially considering they manufactured the original Android handset, the T-Mobile G1.

With the latest generation of mobile devices looking to be even faster and multimedia orientated it should come as no surprise that the HTC Sensation features a large 4.3″ screen and a speedy dual-core processor. While companies such as Samsung and even HTC themselves have released handsets with screens this big before HTC have taken it a step further by increasing the resolution from 800×480 to 960×540, offering a significantly crisper picture.

Visually the Sensation retains the look of recent HTC models with a slight influence from the Google Nexus S in the form of a slightly curved screen. The hardware itself not only looks great but the curved screen makes the Sensation comfortable to hold despite the size of the device.

The software features improvements over previous models too with a number of updates made to HTC’s Sense interface. New 3D animations make use of the increase in power while maintaining a quick and smooth experience and an updated lock screen makes this device even more usable than HTC’s previous Android efforts. Underneath HTC’s own additions the latest version of Android means you can run all the latest apps and enjoy the most recent software improvements made by Google.

The HTC Sensation is a great phone in all respects and only really the Samsung Galaxy S II can offer any real competition for now. If you want one of the newest, fastest and best looking Android devices then the HTC Sensation fits the bill perfectly. You can pick up the Sensation for free on a £30 a month contract from Three right now.

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