Pros Amazing screen resolution, innovative interface, Gingerbread, HTC Sense 3 is great, the customizability of the phone is top-notch!
Cons Speaker phone isn't loud enough, limited memory, slight lag in execution of certain tasks
Summary I am an admitted gizmo junkie, and with that said, this is the most amazing phone I've owned for T-Mobile! I have been waiting for this phone for quite some time now, and it was well worth the wait. I've been stuck with the wretched Samsung Galaxy S 4G for about a month now, and this is a very pleasant upgrade. The interface, first of all, is amazingly user-friendly. I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about the HTC Sense 3.0, but it is fantastic. The phone is just fun. The speakers on this phone are one of its drawbacks... after using a bluetooth for so long (and losing many in the process), I HATE putting my ear to the phone. I rely heavily on speakerphone and it let me down in that department; Just not loud enough. The memory on the phone leaves much to be desired as well. I have been getting "Low Memory" alerts already, but no residual effects.I found several apps that allow you to "kill" certain memory-draining tasks to at least keep the memory issue in check... and this rubber case I found really helps with the power button and volume slider issues. Just wish it had a stand on it, but what ever... and the battery life on this device is the best I have ever seen!
As a whole, this phone is among T-mobile's top tier. Groovy design, beautiful screen and simple interface make it great for novice smartphoners, while its cusomizable features and Android 2.3 almost put it in the ring with the Evo 3D... it may even stand a fighting chance... The HTC Sensation 4G is the greatest T-Mobile smartphone currently available!
Updated on Jun 19, 2011
Pros Fast Processor. Slim good looking profile w/large screen. HTC sense 3.0 interface works great, looks beautiful and is easy to use. Great Call quality. Great speaker quality.
Cons Phone got hot when playing games on the highest screen brightness. may be a defect with my particular handset as this problem was not reported in any other reviews. HTC could have added more features to take advantage of the 8 megapixel camera.
Summary This phone is the best handset I have owned to date, having previously owned the evo, the iphone 4 and the tmobile g2. Sense 3.0 is by far my favorite UI as it looks quite impressive and brings you your information quicker. (scrollable widgets and email previews are a plus) I payed 175 for this phone at sams club but would have been willing to pay as much as 300 for it due to the quality of this first rate cell phone. Its hard to ensure an informed review having had this phone for only 4 days but so far what I have seen I have been quite impressed with. I am amazed that cnet still doesn't review this phone higher than the verizon iphone leading me to believe that user reviews are far more reliable than those of the experts.
Pros Wonderful design absolutely loved the phone,good battery life.
Cons T mobile, their service where I live is not great. Asking me if I wanted to switch to WiFi Phone service every time it sensed a WiFi and still counts minutes used against my monthly plan - deal breaker.
Summary 1. If you are in an area of good coverage for T-Mobile
2. Are ok switching to WiFi phone calls when inside a building for better phone reception
3. Can live with phone call minutes being deducted from your plan minutes when on WiFi.
This phone is Great
Pros I like the look and feel. It only seems to lag when I'm using too much or when I'm accessing mobile net without a good signal. Durable as well for a clumsy oaf like myself.
Cons The only real drawback I've experienced is a few select apps don't have compatibility built in for this model as of yet. That's to be expected with newer phones, but it's been released 4 months now, two on my network. Hope to see upgrades soon.
Summary All in all, I feel like most of the drawbacks to this phone aren't really issues with the phone itself, but rather the network and developers. It handles pretty much anything I've thrown at it otherwise and is a great option if you're a T-Mobile subscriber. I'd say there isn't much competition.
Pros It's very fast
4g is great
I like the google inter-lay
It really is visually striking
Really nice looking screen
Cons Internal memory is a downer
Speakers really are pretty terrible
Price could be better...
Summary I had an iPhone before, this is better...
I think it's better than all my friends phones too.