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HTC Sensation death grip claims refuted

HTC Sensation death grip claims refuted

Claims that the HTC Sensation suffers from reception problems a la iPhone 4 have been dismissed by the phone maker.

In the last few days, rumours have surfaced that Sensation users are experiencing an intermittent and weakened signal when they hold the phone in particular ways.

This reportedly applies to 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and is purportedly caused by a design fault to do with plastic segments on the rear of the handset.

The story recalls the so-called antennagate debacle that led to dropped calls for iPhone 4 users and tarnished Apple’s reputation as the go-to brand for kit that ‘just works’.

HTC Sensation

However, if HTC is to believed, its new slice of Android loveliness is no more or less affected by signal problems than any other modern smartphone.

A spokesperson told TechRadar: "Every phone experiences a slight variation in signal strength when the antenna is covered in its entirety by a palm or fingers, however under normal circumstances this does not affect the performance of the phone.”

Of course, you’d be forgiven for being sceptical of official denials. Especially after Apple refused to even acknowledge antennagate for ages after it became apparent there was a very real issue. If you've been affected by the problem, let us know in the comments section.



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