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1.0 out of 5 stars
From a former fan of HTC products., 27 Sep 2012
I've had my phone since March 2012. Upgraded to ICS (4.0), then the phone started behaving weirdly.
Every time I restarted it was upgrading the apps before booting (had to reset it to factory settings 2 times before it went away).
The Sense UI sometimes spins out of control when I want to scroll to another home screen tile.
Screen changes brightness after exiting camera app.
Random call drops (not many but still) even when both sides have good signal strength.
Death grip that kills the Wi-Fi when holding the phone horizontally (google it to find out more).
I know that ~24h of a single battery charge is what you should expect from any high end smartphone but Sensation is clearly not optimized, not tested in that regard or HTC are just fine with it being a battery hog. 18 hours of battery life with light to moderate use (no gaming, no resource-heavy apps) is simply not good enough.
Also seems to be suffering (although to the lesser extent comparing to my previous phone, Desire HD) from The HTC Sense reloading every time I exit a resource-heavy app. It supposed to be related to an issue with RAM not being managed properly.
The LCD died in July. Replaced under insurance policy. Since then the digitizer has become more and more unresponsive.
I have to type in slow motion now, otherwise the digitizer does not record half of the presses.
Initially I have been delighted with the phone. Had all of the features of a modern smartphone and none of the issues of Desire HD it seemed.
A worthy replacement of my Desire HD (which died of mobo failure). I know this is my last HTC phone as all the issues I mentioned simply make using this phone a struggle rather than pleasure.
It's just too much. Real shame.