gGadget > HTC® Amaze 4G Full Details and Specs
Why does it seem like AT&T and Verizon get all the best smartphones? Fortunately, T-Mobile users aren’t totally deprived of good quality phones. They, at least, have access to the the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze 4G. Of the top phones at T-Mobile, the HTC Amaze 4G is probably the crowd favorite. Its first-class processor, high-grade cameras, and dazzling Super LCD display have allowed it to join the ranks of the world’s finest smartphones. Here’s the scoop on this top T-Mobile phone:
This phone’s dimensions are 5.12 x 2.58 x 0.46 inches. Almost a half inch thick and weighing 6.10 ounces, it’s a bit bulky in comparison to other phones. In fact, the Amaze 4G is around 2 ounces heavier than the average smartphone. However, its weight and relatively thick body do make it seem rather sturdy. If you want to be able to stealthily hide your phone in your pocket, the HTC Amaze 4G may not be your best bet.
The HTC Amaze 4G has a 4.3 inch qHD Super LCD display that tops the charts in terms of pixel density (256 pixels per inch). Its 540 x 960 pixels resolution isn’t necessarily a disappointment either. If you’re looking for a sharp, clear, and colorful experience on your phone, the HTC Amaze 4G can deliver.
This powerful HTC phone runs on the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS. Ice Cream Sandwich fans will have to wait until later this year for the phone to get an official upgrade to the new Android OS. There is hope, at least, that the ICS upgrade will happen sooner rather than later. HTC has listed the HTC Amaze 4G as one of the phones that they plan to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to this year. Unfortunately, it’s not on the list of HTC phones that may receive the ICS upgrade this March.
A 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor keeps the Amaze 4G’s Android Gingerbread OS running smoothly and quickly. The Snapdragon S3 is the best smartphone chip on the market right now, and it makes everything you do on the HTC Amaze 4G faster, better, and more enjoyable.
The Amaze 4G falls short in the battery department. Its 1730 mAh battery only allows for around 6 hours of continuous talk time or 265 hours of standby time. The average smartphone usually gets at least 7 hours of continuous talk time or around 400 hours of standby time. HTC Amaze 4G owners should get ready to carry their chargers around with them everywhere they go. And prospective buyers should know that if you use the Amaze 4G all day for work, excessive battery drainage is inevitable.
The Amaze 4G’s 8 megapixel rear camera lets users take quality photos that are on par with the photos taken by an entry-level point and shoot camera. And this phone’s 2 megapixel front camera allows for an excellent video calling experience. Additionally, the rear camera’s 1080p HD video capture enables mobile users to record stunningly clear, high quality YouTube videos right from their phones.
Unlike AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile Doesn’t have its own 4G LTE network yet. So, Amaze 4G owners have to settle for the T-Mobile 4G network. Fortunately, this isn’t necessarily too much of a loss. T-Mobile’s 4G internet and download speeds are usually fast enough to allow for an overall quick and smooth web experience. Plus, T-Mobile’s 4G network is the largest 4G network in the country. So, 4G speeds are pretty reliable and accessible.
The HTC Amaze 4G comes with 16GB of internal memory and a microSD slot that works with microSD memory cards that are up to 32GB. So, hypothetically, a user could have up to 48GB of memory space on the phone, which is enough for almost any app fiend or avid music downloader.
There are over 500,000 apps on the Android Market, and the Amaze 4G is compatible with all of them. This phone also comes with email, navigation, calendar, Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, and Twitter apps already built-in. Entertainment’s around every corner and productivity tools are abound for HTC Amaze 4G owners.
If you can deal with the HTC Amaze 4G’s weak battery and slightly bulky body, you’ll discover that this phone has a lot to offer, especially in terms of its processor, display, and cameras. Overall, the Amaze 4G is definitely one of the best smartphone options for T-Mobile customers right now.