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My Problems with the HTC Sensation

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 4, 2011

Today the Internet is buzzing over the Sensation's supposedly unresponsive screen. While I've never had a problem swiping the ring to unlock my phone, I have had a few other problems with my Sensation – many of them unexpected from a flagship device by one of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers. One sound issue I had was so far-reaching that it made my phone essentially inoperable for an entire day. Read my issues below and let me know if you've experienced similar problems.

  • Lockscreen cut in half – Occasionally, my Sensation's lockscreen will appear with a large black box in place of the bottom half of the screen. The ring will appear at the top half but, non-sensically, I'll still have to drag it from the bottom half. This usually goes away after restarting the phone, but not always. It also seems to happen after I haven't charged the phone in a while. 
  • Overheating – Sometimes at night the phone will become especially hot while playing a demanding game. 
  • Weather animation goes blank - Occasionally my Sensation's integrated weather widget will come up blank even when connected to the Internet.
  • Slow Internet – Even when getting full bars, the Internet on my Sensation will be painfully slow. 
  • No Sound - One day, the sound completely stopped working after I watched a film on the Sensation. I couldn't hear calls or ringtones even after re-starting the phone, leaving me with un-workable phone. The problem resolved itself in a day.

We've also gotten complaints in our forum about unresponsive screens and weak antennas. This is a troubling list of bugs for such a highly-touted new device, but hopefully an update to Sense 3.0 will fix most of them. 

Source: Phandroid

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Steven Blum Aug 4, 2011 Link to comment

    Thanks! We try to share story ideas (and I actually sit right next to the Kamal in the office -- HI KAMAL!) but sometimes stories fall through the cracks. I'm glad you like our content and definitely comment if something catches your interest. :)

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  • raik lippmann Aug 4, 2011 Link to comment

    to be true i look quite often in the english version of androidpit cause you make a awsome (and funnie) job too sad that not all your blog entries find there way into the german version :(

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  • Steven Blum Aug 4, 2011 Link to comment

    Yeah they are some strange bugs. I know it feels like a ghost town but there are actually a lot of people commenting on our forums! Glad you made the trek to check out the English content! :)

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  • raik lippmann Aug 4, 2011 Link to comment

    Thats quite some problems you have here...
    its looking like the phone isnt reall finished ( dont know if i wrote this correctly , normaly i post just in the german version but this place looks sooo empty and i just feeled to respond :P )

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