Tag Archives: Sensation

HTC EVO 3D Display – Are 3D Phones Dimmer?

Hi all. This video should really be in two parts. First off I’ll be looking at whether or not there is a trade off in brightness with 3D screens. After that I’ll be answering a viewers query and showing you how you can install the “Amazing Sense” skin that you see here on my phone. This is directly in answer to a query from”Ghostsnoopy3.” You can find the link to the XDA page where you can download the “Amazing Sense” skin at the bottom of this text.

In the first part of the video I hope viewers can help me out with something – in my unboxing vid of the HTC EVO 3D the first thing I noticed was that the screen seemed a little dimmer to me than on my HTC Sensation. This is a bit of a worry as the 2 phones have exactly the same display screen specs.

Of course I was thinking that it could be just my imagination – or that it could be due to the 3D technology. However I haven’t been able to find anything that confirms that 3D screens are dimmer. So take a look and see if you can notice the difference in displays – let me know if you think this is an issue – and if you do know anything regarding discrepancies with 3D screens of this type I’d be grateful if you could let me know.

Thanks.

Gadgemeister.

Link to “Amazing Sense” skin: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=16142131

HTC Sensation OTA Update Gave Me Deathgrip? Not really but… – Part 1

In response to a comment on my YouTube channel, I started playing around with my WiFi etc on my HTC Sensation and noticed something curious indeed!Watch the accompanying video (Part 2 on it’s way), to see what I discovered.

P.S. I’m sure the fact that I only discovered this straight after the OTA update is purely coincidental – but it did get me wondering at first.

HTC Sensation OTA Software Update

An Over The Air software update has been released for the HTC Sensation (see vid above). Not sure what it entails – probably just bug fixes etc – but I will Try to find out if there is anything else to report on this update.

To update your phone just go to <menu>, <settings>, <about phone>, <software updates>.

Please check back here as I will post further info about this update later today, and as I find out more in the future.

****07/07/2011 – 15:39 GMT – update: Found some more info on the update. Looks like it contains bug fixes and improvements to performance and power management/battery life as well as other things. See here for brief overview, or here for a more detailed rundown. Also – looks like the update is rolling out, and so far has only been issued for unlocked, unbranded European phones. So if you’re on a particular network contract and can’t find the update – that’s why.****

Cheers,

Gadgemeister.

HTC Sensation Deathgrip? – My Arse!

Ok, so a little while ago videos started popping up on the internet seemingly demonstrating an issue with the new HTC Sensation mobile phone.  (Couple examples of the vids here and here).  The issue was apparently similar to the problems experienced by users of the iphone 4 when it was launched (the infamous iphone 4 Deathgrip!) – except this time, the problems were even worse – as with the Sensation the “fault” was reported as cutting out not only the voice signal but the WiFi and Bluetooth signals too.

Needless to say, as someone that had been eagerly awaiting the release of the all singing, all dancing, new wonderphone from HTC, these videos were a serious point of contention in my plans to acquire a new bit of gadge!  I was seriously crestfallen that I was gonna be denied the new toy that I’d been looking forward to for so long – or that I’d get it, only to be disappointed like all those poor iphoney’s before me.

Still, as there hadn’t been much follow-up publicity about the issue by the time the unbranded unlocked version landed, I decided to take the plunge and buy the beast.  But even as I unpacked my new bundle of joy I was harbouring nervous doubts – wondering if I was about to be throwing the thing  – maddened by the curse of the “Deathgrip” – my hopes of gadget joy dashed along with my phone against the wall.  So, were my fears unfounded? see my vid for the answer (although you’ve probably already guessed).

P.S. The mobile voice signal fluctuating around 2 bars is normal when I’m here at home. Actual calls are still crystal clear though.

Thanks for watching.

HTC Sensation Unboxing Video (Sim Free, Unbranded Version)

Welcome to my HTC Sensation unboxing vid. The Sensation has been available in the UK for over a month on Vodafone now, and has just gone cross network and unlocked, sim free. There have been some serious possible issues identified which may be of concern to punters considering getting this phone – specifically the possible “Deathgrip,” signal loss issue. Therefore I thought it might be time for a new glut of vids that seek to address and clarify this issue – as well as give info on other things that are always a worry, such as battery life etc. Don’t expect spec details or device tour (you’ve seen all that anyway) – instead just trimmed down vids giving you a good look at the phone, addressing issues and answering questions.

Blown away by this phone so far!

Good news! So far no matter how hard I try I have utterly failed to replicate the “Deathgrip,” signal loss problem. Will be posting a vid demonstrating this very soon.   If you’re after a much more detailed unboxing/review click here for Sam J Pullen’s video reviews.