Oh my, where do I start. As a HTC fan I am always looking and expecting for a sturdy and well-built phone. When the HTC Amaze 4G was announced for T-Mobile USA I was really impressed right away. From the awesome specs down to the design of the phone, I wouldn’t expect anything less from HTC. So if you would please continue reading on, I will give you my first impressions of this AMAZING phone!
First things first, I hate it when people categorize the look and build of a phone to be geared towards men or woman. Having a “manly” phone just doesn’t sit well with me. A lot of the newer top of the line devices that are coming out are very large with 4.3″ screens or bigger. This size phone would most likely fall into the “manly” category because it is a bigger device overall. I say the heck with it. Although a 4″ screen is a perfect size for me personally, the HTC Amaze 4G with its 4.3″ screen isn’t too bad. With that said, coming from the Verizon Wireless’ HTC Thunderbolt, it isn’t much of a switch as far as screen size is concerned. The weight of the phones are about the same as well.
The two toned look of soft black or white against metal is not as manly as you would think either. It has a nice design to it, as you can see above. Quite frankly, it is very appealing to my girly wants and needs.
My biggest question is, is the Amaze 4G enough for me to leave my beloved Thunderbolt and switch over to T-Mobile?
I decided to go to my local T-Mobile store and pick one up to try it out for the 14 day trial period. Just to see what it would be like. I picked my Amaze 4G up on the day it was released, and I must say….it’s so pretty The hardware build is so solid and feels so nice in my hands. The screen quality is absolutely stunning. Lightening speeds with the dual core processor really make for a smooth and fluent user experience.
After playing with the phone a while, I must say the biggest selling point for me is the camera. The 8MP back camera and the whopping 2MP front camera are really out of this world. Being a photography buff, I totally fell head over heels for this phone just for the camera alone. Ohhh…and not to mention the dedicated camera button on the right side of the phone!! Well done HTC, finally I can snap my pictures without losing grip and dropping my phone!
The Amaze 4G overall is just a really well-built and amazingly designed piece of technology. With two colors to choose, white/black, the phone looks great in both. I was a little disappointed that the phone didn’t come with an external micro sd card. However, the 16GB built-in, I guess that makes up for it a little bit.
I am using my Thunderbolts 16 GB card for now, but it would have been real nice to see the Amaze come with one. The box was very small and light with accessories, only came with the wall charger and USB cable. No headphones or screen protectors included, I felt a bit put off.
However, using this phone for the last day and a half…I am thinking that this is a phone that I would keep for myself. So far I have been able to get about 7 hrs of battery on a single charge with moderate usage, so not too bad especially for a phone with these kind of specs.
For Specs see below:
- Size: 5.11″x 2.58″x 0.46″
- Weight: 6 oz
- Included battery: Lithium Ion, 1730 mAh
- Talk time: Up to 6 hours
- Standby time: Up to 11 days
- Band (frequency): 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)For Key Features see below:
- 1 GB RAM
- 1080p HD Camcorder
- 4.3” qHD Touch Screen
- Backlit Camera Sensor
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- ClearShot™ HDR
- Customizable Home Screen
- Dual LED Camera Flash
- Easily synch w/ Microsoft Outlook
- FM radio
- Front-facing 2 Megapixel Camera
- GPS with Navigation Capability
- HTC® Watch™
- Memory Card Slot (microSD)
- Messaging [Text, Picture & Social Networking]
- Mobile Video Chat
- Proximity Sensor
- Real web browsing
- T-Mobile® TV*
- Zero Shutter Lag
To learn more about the HTC Amaze 4G checkout T-Mobile USA’s website.