T-Mobile wants its new HTC Amaze 4G to attract those smartphone users who double as serious shutterbugs and want 4G speeds.
At 6.1 ounces, the Amaze 4G feels weighty but comfortable in the hand.
The Amaze 4G runs Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread).
The Amaze 4G packs a lot of power under the hood, in the form of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor with 1.5GHz dual-core CPUs, more than enough for most applications.
The 4.3-inch quarter high-definition (qHD) super LCD capacitive multi-touch screen (540 x 960) resolution is crisp, but seems a little dim or matte in comparison to the iPhones Retina Display or the Samsung Galaxy S II.
T-Mobile and HTC are marketing the camera as the Amaze 4Gs strong point. The 8-megapixel rear camera, paired with a 2-megapixel front aperture, is capable of taking 1,080p HD video.
HTC tweaked the Amaze 4Gs camera for almost instant performance when it comes to focusing and snapping.
You can then edit the photos to your hearts content (cropping, auto-enhance, high contrast, etc.), spin through your portfolio of images or share them with the world.
The Amaze 4Gs Achilles heel: battery life. The drain on the device is considerable, making it difficult to make it through a day of moderate-to-heavy use on a single charge.
The Amaze 4Gs camera is shown here using natural light.
The Amaze 4G seemed to have a little trouble focusing in dim light.