Specs summary


The HTC Amaze 4G's screen is 4.3 inches with 960 x 540 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1730 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 11 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G).

The Amaze 4G is a great phone. It’s build is great, the specs are solid in it and the camera will be a great point and shoot replacement.

- Bowman , BWOne 

Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)


High speed data, fast dual-core processing and a high quality camera

from BWOne
The Amaze 4G is a great phone. It’s build is great, the specs are solid in it and the camera will be a great point and shoot replacement. The battery life isn’t great and HSPA+ 42 Mbps is not available everywhere just yet but if your looking for an alternative to a Galaxy S2 and want a top Android phone on T-Mobile this is the one to get... Full review

The display looks great, the hardware and build quality are excellent

from Phonedog

The Amaze 4G is well-named. It knocks almost every feature out of the park. Save for the crummy voice call quality and average battery life, it is superior than most of its stablemates on T-Mobile's retail shelves.

The display looks great, the hardware and build quality are excellent and look good, the calling and messaging features are the equal to any other Android phone, and there are plenty of options for social networking.

While the music- and video-consumption tools are excellent, the camera and video camera really set the bar for what smartphone cameras ought to... Full review


The perfect phone for shutterbugs, but perhaps not for those looking for the absolute latest bleeding-edge smartphone

from Brighthand

I like the HTC Amaze 4G because it's a little different from the sea of "me too" smartphones competing among each other to be the fastest, the thinnest, the one with the largest screen.

It's a capable device, but the only real feature that sets it apart is the superior camera. It's the perfect phone for shutterbugs, but perhaps not for those looking for the absolute latest bleeding-edge smartphone. Its marginal performance making voice calls is a bit of a disappointment.

If you're more interested in taking photos of your daily adventures and sharing them with your frie... Full review

Mobile Syrup

Using the HTC Amaze has been like a breath of fresh air

from Mobile Syrup

Using the HTC Amaze has been like a breath of fresh air. It’s not often we have an emotional connection with a smartphone, but that is exactly what happened here. From its dual-toned aluminum design to its ample heft to its stunning screen we were left impressed time and time again. Like the Incredible S, we feel like the Amaze is a culmination of many months of R&D and lessons learned from some mediocre product offerings. This is the device the Sensation should have been, and though we’re pleased it’s finally here it is only because we haven’t played with the Ga... Full review


Great design, solid build, super fast data and processor, gorgeous display and HTC's best camera to date

from MobileBurn
The HTC Amaze 4G for T-Mobile USA is a big, heavy, and ultimately powerful smartphone. It boasts very solid construction, good looks, and high performance features all around. It's 8 megapixel camera is among the best out there now, and the qHD resolution Super LCD display it uses is big, bright, and easy on the eyes. Apart from the hiss heard during voice calls, there's little wrong with this phone, and a whole lot of right. Whether T-Mobile users should pick up this device or Samsung's Galaxy S II is mostly a matter of taste, but you certainly can't go wrong with the HTC Amaze 4G... Full review

Expensive but extremely fast with an amazing camera

from Complex
HTC heads into the holiday season strong with the Amaze 4G leading the pack (for now, at least). The Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core was built to handle heavy-duty multitasking and media playback with ease. The 4.3-inch qHD super LCD display delivers great visuals and viewing angles, too. Subscribers can also stop whining about the carrier’s lackluster speeds as the Amaze 4G is proof of T-Mobile’s upgraded 4G network... Full review

Amazing build quality, premium materials, nicely performing camera, speedy CPU and network connectivity

from GSMArena
It is hard to find any faults in the HTC Amaze 4G. The phone is a great performer and it offers top notch build quality. We do however, feel that it should have been launched several months ago, when the competition was not so intense. While we’re sure that the hardcore HTC fans will love it, we can’t say the same about potential new users. There are just way too many options out there which simply offer more for you hard earned money... Full review

Stands among the best Android devices out there

from PhoneArena

The upgraded hardware is nice, but the Amaze doesn’t set itself apart from the Sensation 4G all that much. The processer is better, it has more RAM, more internal memory and can theoretically download faster, but at the end of the day these are all just incremental upgrades. With the Sensation 4G only being released in May we’re really not sure why T-Mobile felt the need to pick up the Amaze 4G. It is certainly a better device , but it doesn’t necessary fix the flaws or bring anything really different to the table. If you’re in the market for a new T-Mobile d... Full review


A better moniker for this girthy handset would've been the Kind of Awesome 4G

from Engadget

As a daily driver, the Amaze's bound to leave you high and dry a few short hours into your day, critically hampering your busy work / social schedule with its power-hungry demands. Sure, you can obsessively monitor your screen's brightness, manage syncing and hold off on the mobile video consumption until you're close by to an outlet, but the name of this industry game is wireless, and T-Mo's Galaxy S II's already out of the gate. Ignore this phone's battery life shortcomings, and you're left with an elegant camera module and T-Mobile's just out of reach 42Mbps HSPA+ dangling carrot... Full review


A nice camera in a big phone

from TechCrunch

If you’re an avid photographer, however, and you don’t want to lug around a point and shoot, this phone will definitely do the trick. Whereas previous Android iterations depended on gimmicks (the 3D phone, the huge screen phone), this one excels at picture taking in a way that will impress friends and family. This isn’t a camera for “in a pinch” situations. This is a standalone camera replacement.

Is the Amaze 4G worth the $249 price tag? Potentially, although I’d be hard-pressed to recommend it as a “phone” and not as a cameraph... Full review

I recommend this phone unlocked, it is still affordable unlocked.

This phone is good for someone who is looking for a good reliable phone. I would suggest buying it unlocked. I got it for $299 at Mobilicity. I have a 35 dollar/month plan with unlimited internet. Positive -The phone looks great! (multiple homepages is a plus) -It has flash for watching videos -I... More
This phone is good for someone who is looking for a good reliable phone. I would suggest buying it unlocked. I got it for $299 at Mobilicity. I have a 35 dollar/month plan with unlimited internet. Positive -The phone looks great! (multiple homepages is a plus) -It has flash for watching videos -I can use most full websites (this is a major plus because I have unlimited internet) -Compatible with Opera Mobile -Auto rotate for a bigger keyboard -User friendly -Google Application on the Front Home page -Love the ability to create folders on the hope page -Email synchronization -I have dropped this phone several times (I do have screen and a case protector with no damage) -I can use the book reader if I need to read a book -Google Play is pretty good -the phone is small enough to fit into pockets, not bulky. Cons -Phone is a little heavy -Front facing Camera is poor quality -Auto rotate has a slight time delay -Does not work very well with Slacker Radio Application (but not too many phones do) -The battery life is only about one day! (especially with a heavy online user like myself) Less

Hi guys please can you advise me on how to buy the HTC AMAZE 4G,i am in Zimbabwe .Please advise price icluding shipping charges .Thany you

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Full Specs

Release date October 10, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
1700/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
ROM Unknown
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1730 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
360 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 11 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.0 x 6.6 x 1.2 cm
(5.1 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 170 grams
(6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 960 x 540 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Multi-touch input method
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 1.4x digital
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info 2 MP
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC+, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PPT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Ruby

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