These impressions are based on our hands on at the launch event; full review will be posted later depending on how soon we get the device from HTC.
First of all HTC Sense 3.0 rocks, from animations to 3D effects to the lock screen, it is butter smooth. Company has revamped its Sense apps too in 3.0.
Phone is snappy and fast and reason is quite simple – the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz dual core processor.
Death Grip is present: Those who don’t know, HTC Sensation has a WiFi death grip issue. If you hold the phone in a certain way [near the top 1/3 of the smartphone] the WiFi signal tends to drop.
We talked about the HTC product manager present about this issue and according to him – if you hold the phone explicitly on the top then only the signals will drop, otherwise you won’t have any problem. It is because of the presence of WiFi circuitry on the top side and on the battery cover too.
He further clarified that you will not lose the connection at the time of death grip, it’s just that the signal strength will drop. You can check death grip in the image below. We will be talking about it in detail in our upcoming review.