It’s been a long time coming for the Pyramid/Sensation hasn’t it? Here’s the timeline of how this all unfolded:

That last dot point sums up this post. The HTC Sensation is now available from all your favourite Telstra stores for $0 on the $79 Freedom Connect Plan (which is the price we reported) and outright — at least online — for $792, which is far more than the $699 that MobiCity is offering for the NextG specific HTC Sensation and has none of the Telstra bloatware. For those who can remember the launch of the HTC Desire on Telstra, it was on sale outright for $779, so for $13 more and over a year later you can get a massive boost in specs ;).

We were a fan of the HTC Sensation when we reviewed it, though we don’t feel it’s for the tech-savvy user instead the whole Ausdroid Team (except Matty) recommends the Galaxy S II. Either way, head into your local Telstra store to check it out for yourself.

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Craig Durkee
9 years ago

I have to disagree mate.  I know you guys have to support the site, its a great site not taking anything away from that.  Its just this blatant advertising is annoying.  Are the ads placed on the website not enough.

Maybe a subscription model I would gladly contribute so we don’t have to put up with these “plugs”  I thought we were done after the “buy from abroad” post.  Clearly not

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Craig Durkee
9 years ago

You’re entitled to your opinion, whether it be correct or not.

Craig Durkee
Reply to  Buzz Moody
9 years ago

An opinion can’t be right or wrong its just that an opinion.  Keep up the good work

Tully Woo Waa
Tully Woo Waa
Reply to  Craig Durkee
9 years ago

It is my opinion that dogs are cats.

MitH
MitH
9 years ago

ok ive now gone and looked at both the sensation and sgII as a current htc (desire) user i will be staying with htc, when i find a suitably priced one (new/secondhand) the samsung is plasticy and horrible to hold, although i have a sam tab, i find it feels wrong to use, where are the htc has the buttons in the right place etc the sensation has missing actual buttons and centre ‘optical wheel’ but still handles much better than the plain sgII buttons. one major point that is missed in all reviews is the other ‘user interface’ with PC… Read more »

Josh
Josh
9 years ago

The next g Sensation on mobicity is not free of bloatware. It is Bell branded with Bell bloatware. And I’m assuming is missing a few things that the Telstra version has, for example HD voice.

Craig Durkee
9 years ago

is this an advert ????????

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Craig Durkee
9 years ago

Nope, just pointing out a cheaper alternative to handing over money to the carriers.

Craig Durkee
Reply to  Buzz Moody
9 years ago

I have to disagree mate.  I know you guys have to support the site, its a great site not taking anything away from that.  Its just this blatant advertising is annoying.  Are the ads placed on the website not enough.

Maybe a subscription model I would gladly contribute so we don’t have to put up with these “plugs”  I thought we were done after the “buy from abroad” post.  Clearly not

Tully Woo Waa
Tully Woo Waa
9 years ago

What the hell? This is what the SGS2 should have been priced at. Telstra are barely subsidising the Samsung at all, the prices are not that different, yet there is $15/month difference between the SGS2 and the HTC.

That settles it, I’m going with optus out of spite.

Richard
9 years ago

If something goes wrong, the ease of taking it into a Telstra shop is much preferred to the hassle of returning a device to an online retailer. Telstra will give you a dummy phone and even fix your phone in a few hours, depending on the store you go to and the problem.

Telstra bloatware is always annoying though (can flash this off eventually hopefully)

Matt Booth
9 years ago

HTC Sensation is the pick of the bunch for me at the moment, great build quality and fantastic performance. Unfortunately HTC won’t be unlocking the bootloader until August/September.. and by that time the next Nexus is likely to be announced. I’ll be holding onto my unlocked AT&T Atrix for the time being

thernus
thernus
9 years ago

think i would rather buy it from telstra than mobicity, been burnt a few times from them and $70-80 difference (taking out the shipping too) is better than the hassle of dealing with them by far!

Marcus Grimes
9 years ago

i got mine from here http://www.tandomobile.com/tandoshop/products/HTC-Sensation%7B47%7DZ710e-Mobile-Phone.html even cheaper now at $500

Interesting......
Interesting......
9 years ago

And about $610 from Clove.co.uk

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Interesting......
9 years ago

Their variant does not support NextG. MobiCity’s variant that does not support NextG is only $599: http://www.mobicity.com.au/htc-sensation.html

Tonynkh
Tonynkh
Reply to  Buzz Moody
9 years ago

if i’m not connect to the NextG network, there’s no point to me to buy the NextG compatible version.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Tonynkh
9 years ago

That’s true, but it makes no sense for me to post a lower price of a non-compatible device in a Telstra related article.