Video of the Day: An Early Look at the HTC Sensation 4G

More

While it won't be available in retail T-Mobile storefronts until June 15 (and at participating Walmart locations on June 12, for $200), GigaOm's Kevin Tofel got his hands on an early review unit of the HTC Sensation 4G. "The 960 x 540 display isn't quite as bright as the Super AMOLED Plus screens used in Samsung devices, but it's a noticeable step up from prior HTC smartphones. So is Qualcomm's 1.2 GHz dual-core processor which keeps the device moving along quickly," he wrote on the site. "Surprisingly, the Android 2.3 handset isn't too large or heavy, even with the 4.3-inch display, mainly because it's reasonably thin as compared to other high-end smartphones."

This phone -- and its enormous, clear screen, with "good viewing angles" -- will be a welcome addition to anybody currently using T-Mobile as a carrier, which has been ignored by Apple. That's for the time being, anyway; rumors suggest that a future improvement on the iPhone 4 -- or the iPhone 5 -- could be available on all four major carriers in the United States.

As you'll see in the video, Tofel is most impressed by the camera's cover, which acts much like a standard case would in that the bulk of the phone must slide out of the back plate in order to gain access to the battery and other components. Tofel wonders if the cover could be reused so that new iterations of the phone could be swapped with the existing unit. This easy access allows consumers to hot-swap the memory card, which is critical as the phone only has 1 GB of internal storage that's user accessible.

Watch other Videos on the Technology Channel.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

In a series of candid video interviews, women talk about self-image, self-judgment, and what it means to love their bodies


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In