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HTC Sensation up for pre-order at Vodafone

by Janani Krishnaswamy on 4 May 2011, 12:14

Tags: HTC (TPE:2498), Vodafone (LON:VOD)

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A new sensation

Vodafone has put up the Gingerbread-powered HTC Sensation for pre-order on its UK website, much ahead of its official launch later on 19 May.

When bought online, the dual-core phone will be available free on £35, 24 month price plans, including 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of mobile data. According to TechRadar, it will be available "from £25 per month (although you'll need to fork out £199 for the handset)"

The phone features a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch screen, 8-megapixel camera, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and runs on the latest Android 2.3 operating system. According to Android community blog, the phone is expected to launch in the US later in 2011 as the T-Mobile Sensation 4G.

In the meanwhile, one other dual-core phone, Samsung Galaxy S II will be available on Three Mobile. It will be available from £35 a month or for £40 a month on The One Plan with All-You-Can-Eat Data, 2000 anytime, any network minutes, 5000 texts. While Pay as you go customers can buy it for £499.99.

Unveiled at the MWC 2011 back, the Galaxy S II runs on Google's Gingerbread, has NFC capabilities and features Full HD (1080p) video recording that can be played directly on a laptop - thanks to Samsung's wireless sync functionality.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said, "With its dual-core processor - allowing super-fast browsing and multitasking - and its Super AMOLED+ screen, the Samsung Galaxy SII will provide our customers with an unrivalled smartphone experience, including the ability to share Full HD videos online at ease, knowing their data use us covered with our all-you-can-eat data available on The One Plan and on PAYG."

 



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£35 per month is expensive - the fact consumers are willing to spend this amount per month shows that people do have too much money to waste.
750mb data for £35 per month is also a joke. Apart from three, the mobile companies are choking this country in comparison to other countries. We pay high prices for mobile contracts and are lagging behind in technology compared to modern countries. Wheres 4g? T-mobile won't even offer above 3g speeds anymore on mobile phones unless your willing to cough out alot of money.

Phone prices are also on the rise too much. See how Apple has such high profits, because they screw the consumer over and out of pocket.

Rant over
Brewster0101
£35 per month is expensive - the fact consumers are willing to spend this amount per month shows that people do have too much money to waste.
750mb data for £35 per month is also a joke. Apart from three, the mobile companies are choking this country in comparison to other countries. We pay high prices for mobile contracts and are lagging behind in technology compared to modern countries. Wheres 4g? T-mobile won't even offer above 3g speeds anymore on mobile phones unless your willing to cough out alot of money.

Phone prices are also on the rise too much. See how Apple has such high profits, because they screw the consumer over and out of pocket.

Rant over


I can't remember where I saw it, but network providers are actually making less money with the popularity of smartphones dues to hardware costs.

Also, the experience of Three networks internet compared to that of Vodafone is abysmal in my area.

I did a speed comparison on my iPhone 4 on Vodafone and a friends iPhone 4 on three and I was speeding through websites compared to his phone which was taking 3-4 x longer than mine.
I agree contracts are expensive and are only creeping up but the question i ask myself is, do i trade in my iphone 4 32gb for this or the sII or do i keep it. hmm, decisions lol
DannyM
I did a speed comparison on my iPhone 4 on Vodafone and a friends iPhone 4 on three and I was speeding through websites compared to his phone which was taking 3-4 x longer than mine.


My experience of 3 vs O2 was that 3 seemed to have longer latency times, although actual download speeds were the same or faster. So giving a more sluggish browsing experience, but with larger downloads chugging along nicely (usually double the speed or so of my WiFi)
I got burned buying my current phone - HTC Desire - with Orange. I can see why more and more people just buy the handset outright. Probably works out cheaper.