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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : HTC Sensation Now From £328

HTC's former top of the range handset, the Sensation, is rapidly going down the pecking order, but it's still an exciting smartphone which can now be had for £328 from Prepaymania, unlocked and SIM Free.

The device, which was released earlier this year, costs significantly less than the Samsung Galaxy S2 but is marginally more powerful although it comes with less onboard RAM, less onboard storage and is thicker.

The handset is 11.3mm thick, has a 4.3-inch screen with a 960x540 pixel resolution, HTC Sense UI, Gorilla Glass protection, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 768MB RAM, 1GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 1520mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA compatibility and a talktime of nearly seven hours on 3G.

The phone - which also comes with an eight megapixel rear camera - will be upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich according to HTC. The Sensation has been superseded by the Sensation XL with the Sensation XE being a possible alternative.

Other rivals include the Motorola Razr, the Samsung Galaxy S2, the S2 HD, the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Nexus and the new Apple iPhone 4S.

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