11-11-2011 11:57 PM
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  1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar

    Looks like T-Mo is getting another hot-diggity phone. Assuming it has a full 1GB of RAM, this is HTC's best phone yet if you have good T-Mobile service. Everything you love about the Sensation, with HSPA+ 42, NFC, and the new great camera thrown in -- wrapped up in a white shell.

    I hope they get it on the bootloader unlock list quick, and if so, I think I may be picking up this one for myself.

    check out the announcement here.

    Anyone else ready for this one to come out?

    Edit: Now that things are official and T-mo has the page live I see three things --
    Yes, 1Gb of RAM
    Aluminum uni-body shell (not white though)
    Same camera hardware and software as the MyTouch 4G Slide.

    I like it even better now
    09-26-2011 01:53 PM
  2. ReiMei's Avatar
    The Amaze looks like a amazing device (No pun intended) My only other choice at the moment would be the Galaxy S2.
    09-26-2011 02:57 PM
  3. jeffreytz's Avatar
    This phone looks really good, I'm glad that's aluminum instead of white (white would have been a deal breaker for me ) . We have good t-mobile service here in Chicago and I plan on trying this phone out, I'm pretty unhappy with a lot of changes that are coming down the pike with Sprint and after 11+ years I'm thinking about jumping ship

    *** Edit - I stand corrected, the back actually is either white or black, just the unibody part is aluminum. both the White and Black look good in the press pictures but I'd go with black since the front is black as well. Would have been cool if the entire body was aluminium!
    09-26-2011 03:10 PM
  4. BobbyPhoenix's Avatar
    I'm all over this. I can't wait. 1GB RAM, 16GB internal, 1730 battery, 1080p video, etc, holy cow, etc!
    09-26-2011 04:47 PM
  5. vulcan001's Avatar
    Not a bad phone. Looks like it can pull through. Hopefully HTC comes through with some good phones for Sprint.
    09-26-2011 05:49 PM
  6. vinny jr's Avatar
    Always been partial to the HTC brand since my Nexus One. (still have) Like the 4.3 inch screen, perfect size IMO. All int. specs are what I have been calling for. Only question for someone that may have the answer, How does the screen compare with the Samsung GS11???

    I have the Sensation with Cyanogen running on it. The Amaze will be my next device I think.

    Vinny
    09-26-2011 06:55 PM
  7. ribby18's Avatar
    Any idea if this will have Beats audio integrated into it???
    09-26-2011 11:18 PM
  8. vinny jr's Avatar
    This question is for Jerry, if you are out there??

    Jerry I am partial to the HTC phones, saying that I would not just buy one if there was a better one available. In your opinion do you think this is better then the T-Mobile version of the GS11? They both have just about the same int specs but the HTC has better hardware, I think. It is built of mostly aluminum and opens up like the Sensation, if the pictures I saw were right. What do you think without holding them? I also like the idea of the 4.3 inch screen, just the right size IMO. Please give me your thoughts on these two phones.
    Thanks Jerry, always listening to you,
    Vinny
    09-27-2011 07:21 AM
  9. kilo720's Avatar
    I want this phone badly
    09-27-2011 11:16 AM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    This question is for Jerry, if you are out there??

    Jerry I am partial to the HTC phones, saying that I would not just buy one if there was a better one available. In your opinion do you think this is better then the T-Mobile version of the GS11? They both have just about the same int specs but the HTC has better hardware, I think. It is built of mostly aluminum and opens up like the Sensation, if the pictures I saw were right. What do you think without holding them? I also like the idea of the 4.3 inch screen, just the right size IMO. Please give me your thoughts on these two phones.
    Thanks Jerry, always listening to you,
    Vinny
    I feel comfortable answering this question after having talked to Jerry about a great many things over the past months.

    Unless you are absolutely sold on SAMOLED+ the Amaze looks like the better device. It's sexy (for a phone), has a great design, awesome camera (better than SGSII in some cases, the same in the rest), and will probably see timelier updates than the SGSII.

    The display is a trade off, really. SAMOLED+ is awesome, but the Amaze is qHD, which displays more information on the screen at any given time.

    It also says a lot when Jerry says he'd get one for himself (if the bootloader gets unlocked, of course, since he likes to tinker).
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    09-27-2011 02:26 PM
  11. MOTH477's Avatar
    The Amaze looks like MT4G with a bigger screen, especially the speaker grille. I wonder if the Amaze speaker sounds just as bad as MT4G. The choice between Amaze and SG2 will be an interesting one.
    09-27-2011 04:18 PM
  12. downtown jewelry bryan's Avatar
    trying to decide which one i'd get and here are the differences:

    SGS2 - bigger battery, SAMOLED, bigger screen
    amaze - heavier (coming from an N1, i like the solid feel), better camera


    i wish they could just combine em into 1 phone. what else is there to take into consideration?
    09-27-2011 05:30 PM
  13. BobbyPhoenix's Avatar
    trying to decide which one i'd get and here are the differences:

    SGS2 - bigger battery, SAMOLED, bigger screen
    amaze - heavier (coming from an N1, i like the solid feel), better camera


    i wish they could just combine em into 1 phone. what else is there to take into consideration?
    SGS2 has a bigger screen, but lower resolution. I'm torn myself. I really like the form factor of the Amaze. I have an N1 also, and it just reminds me of it, and feels good in the hand. I have a Desire HD too, but it seems to square in the hand sometimes, and I think the SGS2 would be the same. Hmmm decisions decisions.....
    09-27-2011 05:35 PM
  14. hargoth#AC's Avatar
    The only decision for me, also N1, is the possibility of the next Nexus with 720p display on T-Mobile.

    The rumor mill says no so far, but the rumor has often been wrong.

    The new Sammy GSII-4G 720p version would win, but its Korea only for now. The Next Nexus is supposed to be late October early November time frame, so to wait, or not to wait, that is my question.
    09-27-2011 06:01 PM
  15. Droid800's Avatar
    This is basically a fancier Sensation, right? The enclosure looks similarly designed (pop out rear case), and the specs are also very similar.

    Its a curious phone. Wonder if it was meant to be a myTouch but they changed their mind.
    09-27-2011 11:32 PM
  16. BobbyPhoenix's Avatar
    This is basically a fancier Sensation, right? The enclosure looks similarly designed (pop out rear case), and the specs are also very similar.

    Its a curious phone. Wonder if it was meant to be a myTouch but they changed their mind.
    You are correct on both. It's basically a Sensation on roids, and yes, it's replacing the MT4G.
    09-28-2011 08:13 AM
  17. foodtester75's Avatar
    would have to agree with REiMei "The Amaze looks like a amazing device (No pun intended) My only other choice at the moment would be the Galaxy S2." However I think the Galaxy S2 is a bit better cause of the screen and DNLA feature the HTC does not have
    09-28-2011 09:46 AM
  18. shekki's Avatar
    I was considering getting the Sensation before I heard about this phone, but after watching the videos I'm sold on getting the Amaze 4G instead. Overall the phone just looks nicer and it has better specs than the Sensation. This would be a great replacement for my mytouch 4G.
    10-02-2011 03:17 AM
  19. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    I was considering getting the Sensation before I heard about this phone, but after watching the videos I'm sold on getting the Amaze 4G instead. Overall the phone just looks nicer and it has better specs than the Sensation. This would be a great replacement for my mytouch 4G.
    I went and played with the Amaze today, they had a demo at the T-Mo store, wasn't even hooked up to a security thingamabob... It was beautful and soooo sturdy...

    Speakers sounded strong, pictures were brilliant, phone was super fast, and it supposedly has NFC AND an actual app to use it (forgot to check that out but ima go visit it again and see : )

    Wish it were wider like EVO 4G but still, what a beautiful device... It was the frosted silvery one with the black accents, nice! Not lovin' that price, but wayyyy more worth it than that ugly Bionic...lol

    BTC
    10-02-2011 08:58 PM
  20. Redbird1's Avatar
    Can't wait to ditch my blackberry 9900 for this bad boy!
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    10-03-2011 04:04 PM
  21. cbb77's Avatar
    I want to really check this out before committing to my next phone. Seems October is a big month for new phones. SGS II, Amaze, Iphone 5 and potentially HTC Holiday. I was all set to pick up the Galaxy S2 until I actually played with it. Definitely nice phone but something about the thinness didn't feel right to me. I also like Sense. Almost picked up the Sensation a few weeks back but read a lot of complaints regarding quality and dust under the screen. Also with the Amaze on the horizon decided to wait. Curious for those who have already seen the Amaze how does it compare to the Sensation. Is it basically the same or definitely a big step up? One of the items that sounds great is the dedicated camera button. I can see this definitely coming in handy however at the same time wondering if it could be an issue. Curious if it will be too sensitive where it may be accidentally turned on too often. In any case, hoping to play with one soon. Still no signs of it in my local T-Mobile shops.
    10-03-2011 07:10 PM
  22. Rudiepoo1's Avatar
    I want to really check this out before committing to my next phone. Seems October is a big month for new phones. SGS II, Amaze, Iphone 5 and potentially HTC Holiday. I was all set to pick up the Galaxy S2 until I actually played with it. Definitely nice phone but something about the thinness didn't feel right to me. I also like Sense. Almost picked up the Sensation a few weeks back but read a lot of complaints regarding quality and dust under the screen. Also with the Amaze on the horizon decided to wait. Curious for those who have already seen the Amaze how does it compare to the Sensation. Is it basically the same or definitely a big step up? One of the items that sounds great is the dedicated camera button. I can see this definitely coming in handy however at the same time wondering if it could be an issue. Curious if it will be too sensitive where it may be accidentally turned on too often. In any case, hoping to play with one soon. Still no signs of it in my local T-Mobile shops.
    I'm curious as well how the Amaze will be. Although I'm a new T-Mobile customer as well as Sensation owner so far I have to say I love the phone other than the speaker. Seems to be pretty poor for external use and I can max out the volume when listening with headphones and it's no where near loud enough for me.

    Interested to see if the Amaze will improve on any of this at all. I know it's coming with more RAM and a better camera as well as features so I may have to look into a exchange if deemed worthy
    10-04-2011 10:02 AM
  23. cbb77's Avatar
    I had a chance to play with the Amaze for a bit at the T-Mobile store. While they cannot sell them as of yet, they do have them in stock, at least the store in my area did. After playing with it for a bit I have to say I have mixed reviews.

    The positives: the screen is absolutely gorgeous. I found it bright and the colors were truly amazing. The body, to me, looked classy. I liked the combination of the silver metal frame against the black. The speed of Sense was great and I did not see any slowdown. Everything appeared to start right up and web browsing was quick.

    The negatives: Unit is a bit heavy. It wasn't overbearing but you can sense (no pun intended) the weight difference between the Amaze and the Sensation. It feels like a solid device but weighty. I don't mind it too much but had wished it was a little lighter. Screen tracking seemed to be off. I had to swipe my fingers a few times before the screen would change. Screen looked clean and I wiped it down even further but problem still persisted. Not sure if it needed to be calibrated or something but this kind of worries me as it appears to have been right out of the box.

    Haven't given up on it yet and will probably go back for another test run. For those interested I would recommend swing by your local T-Mobile store as I bet most will have them in stock by now. You have to ask though, as it's not on display as of yet. Once I asked, they brought it out from the back room for me to play with.
    10-08-2011 04:34 PM
  24. Redbird1's Avatar
    I had a chance to play with the Amaze for a bit at the T-Mobile store. While they cannot sell them as of yet, they do have them in stock, at least the store in my area did. After playing with it for a bit I have to say I have mixed reviews.

    The positives: the screen is absolutely gorgeous. I found it bright and the colors were truly amazing. The body, to me, looked classy. I liked the combination of the silver metal frame against the black. The speed of Sense was great and I did not see any slowdown. Everything appeared to start right up and web browsing was quick.

    The negatives: Unit is a bit heavy. It wasn't overbearing but you can sense (no pun intended) the weight difference between the Amaze and the Sensation. It feels like a solid device but weighty. I don't mind it too much but had wished it was a little lighter. Screen tracking seemed to be off. I had to swipe my fingers a few times before the screen would change. Screen looked clean and I wiped it down even further but problem still persisted. Not sure if it needed to be calibrated or something but this kind of worries me as it appears to have been right out of the box.

    Haven't given up on it yet and will probably go back for another test run. For those interested I would recommend swing by your local T-Mobile store as I bet most will have them in stock by now. You have to ask though, as it's not on display as of yet. Once I asked, they brought it out from the back room for me to play with.
    I checked out the Amaze too. (Along with the Galaxy S II 4g)

    It's funny, I thought the exact same things you did about the Amaze. It's a great device overall. Perfect size, great camera, absolutely beautiful screen. Before I walked into the store I was certain I was going to get the Galaxy S II. Now I'm leaning toward the Amaze. Looking forward to Wednesday.......
    10-08-2011 06:58 PM
  25. lmc05's Avatar
    trying to decide which one i'd get and here are the differences:

    SGS2 - bigger battery, SAMOLED, bigger screen
    amaze - heavier (coming from an N1, i like the solid feel), better camera


    i wish they could just combine em into 1 phone. what else is there to take into consideration?
    The galaxy is lighter than the Amaze.
    10-08-2011 10:36 PM
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