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Hands-on with the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G dual-core Gingerbread smartphone

HTC is getting ready to release one of the most anticipated Android smartphones on T-Mobile in mid-June. The HTC Sensation 4G launches with a fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, HTC Sense 3.0, a high resolution qHD 540x960 display, and more.
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HTC is getting ready to release one of the most anticipated Android smartphones on T-Mobile in mid-June. The HTC Sensation 4G launches with a fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, HTC Sense 3.0, a high resolution qHD 540x960 display, and more.

Check out my full ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones article with 10-minute video walk through of this new high end Android smartphone.

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The Sensation 4G rests in an attractive package provided by T-Mobile.

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The included accessories in the package are the A/C adapter, USB cable, and wired stereo headset.

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The Sensation 4G is a beautiful device with contoured glass display.

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The headset speaker, indicator light, and front facing VGA camera are found at the top of the front display.

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There are four capacitive areas below the display and you can see the display is contoured a bit around the display. The glass curves up around the rim of the front.

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The volume button and microUSB port are found on the left side of the Sensation 4G. The microUSB supports HDMI out through a MHL video adapter.

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The back is very attractive with three different colors and two soft touch panels to give the Sensation 4G some style.

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There is an 8 megapixel camera and dual LED at the top of the Sensation 4G with a mono speaker to the right.

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The 3.5mm headset jack and power button are located on the top of the device.

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The Sensation 4G fits well in my hand and even though it has a 4.3 inch display it closely matches the size of the 3.7 inch Google Nexus One.

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The HTC HD7 and Samsung Droid Charge on either side of the HTC Sensation 4G.

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The back of the Sensation 4G with the cover removed showing a few gold contacts, the battery, SIM card, and microSD card slot.

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Here you can see how the Sensation 4G looks around the edge with the back cover removed.

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The entire back and sides of the Sensation 4G come off rather than just a back panel. You can see there are several gold connectors that match the back of the device.

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The upper back shows the gold connectors a bit better in this view.

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You press the button and then pry off the back cover to access the battery, SIM, and microSD card.

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The HD7 and HTC Sensation 4G are the two best HTC devices available on T-Mobile.

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HTC Sensation 4G image gallery 1

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HTC Sensation 4G image gallery 2

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