We've had the HTC Amaze in house for a few days now, and T-Mobile's latest uber-phone is definitely good stuff. It's a large phone, somehow larger than the HTC Sensation 4G, though both have a 4.3" display. The Amaze has a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU just like T-Mobile's version of the Samung Galaxy S II (video review coming soon). It's got an excellent 8 megapixel camera with a backside illuminated sensor and f/2.2 lens for better low light shots. There's also HDR and burst mode.
The HTC Amaze 4G and HTC Sensation 4G.
This is a very elegant and stylish phone. It's available in white as well as black, and we have the white in house. HTC's signature gentle curves, LCD glass integration and excellent ergonomics are here, just as they were in the Sensation 4G. What does the Amaze 4G bring to the tablet vs. the Sensation? It has a faster CPU, HSPA+ 42Mbps 4G and a much better camera. NFC is on board too, though there's currently nothing you can do with it.
The HTC Amaze 4G will be available October 12 for $259 with a 2 year contract after a $50 rebate. It has a sharp and colorful 4.3" Super LCD that's one of the best displays we've seen on an HTC phone. It has the usual WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Mobile Hotspot feature and it runs Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 software.
Here's our HTC Amaze 4G video review. Full review to follow in the coming week.