Browsing The Web With The HTC Sensation – How Does It Measure Up?


In this article I will give an overview of how the HTC Sensation fares as a web browsing device. As HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone, big thing are expected, but is it as good as expected? Obviously web browsing is one of the important aspects of smartphone use, so I will look at the features which allow the handset to browse the web.


Without a decent connection to 3G or wireless network, the handset simply wouldn’t be able to connect to the internet. 3G provides the initial means of connecting to the internet, via an HSDPA connection. This provides download speeds of up to 14.4 megabytes per second. This is among the highest rates of data download available on a smartphone, only beaten by a small number of handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 which provides whopping download speeds of up to 21 Mbps. Wi-Fi makes for a faster, more secure and more reliable means of connecting to the internet. Whether you are at home, in the office, at an airport or anywhere else you are able to access a wireless network you can be assured of a great browsing experience.

Web Browser Software

Part of the renowned HTC Sense user interface is its impressive web browser. The HTC Sensation sports version 3.0 of the manufacturer’s custom Android skin. The browser features many innovative touches you would expect from HTC Sense. For example, a problem many users have when browsing on other phones, is that when they pinch to zoom in on a block of text on a website, they then have to scroll sideways to read it as it is zoomed to a dimension bigger than the screen. Users of the HTC Sensation do not have to worry about this though; as the text is automatically resized to fit the screen. Flash content is also supported, something which cannot be said for a surprisingly large number of smartphones. It allows users to enjoy websites to their full potential, as they are able to view embedded multimedia content such as games and videos. Tabbed browsing is another nice feature of the browser on the HTC Sensation. It allows users to have multiple websites open and running simultaneously, and seamlessly switch between tabs. This is on of the advantages of having a dual-core processor.

Browsing the web is just one of the advantages of smartphone use, but a very important one for countless users. The HTC Sensation makes a great choice, as you can see it offers some of the finest features for this particular task. Take a closer look at the HTC Sensation if you are in the market for a new smartphone; is one of the most technologically advanced, yet easy to use smartphones available, hence the reason it is the new flagship HTC smartphone.

Source by Chris C Wesley