HTC Amaze 4G Review

Score: 6.35/10
HTC Amaze T-Mobile GSM Unlocked 4G 16GB Android Smartphone - Black

HTC Amaze 4G is a decent cellphone launched in September 2011, equipped with a great performance 1500 MHz Dual-Core CPU, a medium sized 4.3 inches multi touch capacitive display, and 2 cameras, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 2 megapixels front camera. Great! That's it? Not at all, it's just the starting point of a detailed review.

HTC decided to design the HTC Amaze 4G using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 chip, including a great performance Dual-Core processor clocking at 1.5 GHz and 1 GB of RAM memory. Graphic intensive games and apps generally uses a lot of processor time, so it has a 266 megahertz Adreno 220 graphics processing unit to improve overall performance. A good aspect of the HTC Amaze 4G is the 16 GB quite large internal storage and an SD card slot, allowing you to store a couple hundred apps without worrying about space.

HTC didn't put much effort to reduce weight in this 6.1 ounces phone, much heavier than other similar phones. HTC offers the HTC Amaze 4G in 2 colors, black and white. This cellphone's thickness , 0.46 inches, is a little bit far from nowadays standards, but it still feels quite comfortable in the hand.

HTC packed this phone with a good level 4.3-inches screen, and a resolution of 960 x 540 , which makes everything look very good. This screen uses S-LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This cellphone features two cameras, an 8 megapixels back camera and a 2 megapixels front facing camera. It is capable of capturing videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. The camera also features a couple of interesting features: auto-focus, flash and geo tagging.

This cellphone features a good 1730 mAh Li-Ion removable battery providing this phone with a quite long battery duration. According to HTC, this device has an aproximate stand by time of 264 hours and a talk time of 6 hours.

This phone has Wi-Fi connection (although it can't be provided to other devices around, acting as a wireless router), HSPA+ 4G data connection, which is not as fast as LTE-A or LTE 4G networks or 3G fast data connection, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device works with a SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This phone also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (3.0), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This cellphone is being sold for $ 100, a very good price for a cellphone this level. If you want a social phone, you will probably be very pleased with this phone.

Other devices with similar prices

Cheaper devices with similar score


Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0, 2.3.4
Also Known As:HTC Ruby
Dimensions:5.12 x 2.58 x 0.46 inchesMetric13 x 6.55 x 1.17 cmImperial
Weight:6.10 ouncesMetric172.93 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2011-09-26
Price:$ 100.00


Screen Type:S-LCD
Size:4.3 inchesMetric10.9 cmImperial
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:256 pixels per inchMetric100.79 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
Processor:Scorpion (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 220 (266 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1730 mAh
Stand-by Time:264 hours
Talk Time:6 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor