HTC Sensation review

HTC's dual-core wonder finally arrives - let battle commence!

The definitive HTC Sensation review
The definitive HTC Sensation review

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The HTC Sensation is a device with a stronger focus on video recording than ever before, with 1080p footage possible from the 8MP sensor, thanks to the dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor.

A video light is on offer to help make shots look that little bit classier and at 30fps the footage we captured is nice and smooth, with no hint of the choppiness affecting the likes of the HTC Desire HD from before.

What is nice is the touch to focus option on offer, meaning you can choose what part of the screen the footage will be looking at. Be warned, only use a feather touch for this, as otherwise you'll shake the living daylights out of your recording.

If you want to port your HD video across to a larger TV, you can either do this through the Connected Media sharing over DLNA or fork out for the MHL lead to bring HDMI connectivity to your phone - no luck getting this on the box unfortunately.

Check out the footage we captured using the HTC Sensation and see if the full HD footage lives up to the hype:

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.