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Old January 31st, 2013, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need to replace a Sensation - which Desire to choose

Firstly - hello and sorry if this is in the wrong place/duplicated 79 times.
Secondly I was hoping for a little help please?

I have an HTC Sensation on contract with 16 months left to go that keeps turning itself off but I cant afford to replace it with a brand new one and have no insurance.
I have been looking at Desires on ebay but am torn between the models. I can get a basic Desire for about 70 and then the HD and S seem to range between 90 and 110. Is there enough difference between the basic and the higher spec ones to warrant spending more and if so for which? I understand the HD has more memory and better camera but that the S has Gingerbread and better battery. I appreciate an element of it is down to personal choice and what I'll be mainly using it for but the broad answer is all of those things are important.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked out the HTC Sensation forum to see if some device owners could maybe resurrect that device first.

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This thread here may be what have some information you are looking for.
help! my sensation keeps shutting down randomly

Just a thought, I'm not familiar with HTC phones, but it may be worth a shot before you buy a new phone only to find out the old one is an easy fix.
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I had the Desire HD for a full 18 month term and gave it to my other half when I upgraded.

Although it was heavily modded, even stock it was a great phone. It's relatively old now, but it still is a really solid phone, worth paying the extra for.

If root and ROMs are your thing, there's a really great and active dev community behind it too.

You might not have insurance, but if your phone is that new and on contract, you'll be covered under warranty though so it might be worth giving your network a call and seeing about getting your Sensation fixed?
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Thanks, will check out the link but the guy in the shop started said the sticker thing under the battery had started turning pink which meant water was involved at some point. The only thing I can think of is if my water leaked in my gym bag but I'm assuming one H2O is in the equation all bets are off.
And the Sensation isnt the original model I got on my contract, that one was stolen a month after I got it so the one I have is a recon off ebay - I'm not having much luck eh??!!
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Super duper - cheers for that, will def give it a go and the beers on me if it works


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Have you checked out the HTC Sensation forum to see if some device owners could maybe resurrect that device first.

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This thread here may be what have some information you are looking for.
help! my sensation keeps shutting down randomly

Just a thought, I'm not familiar with HTC phones, but it may be worth a shot before you buy a new phone only to find out the old one is an easy fix.
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Spoke too soon, back to the drawing board

So far so good, will report back

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