HTC Sensation Death Grip Problems: Video Evidence

Remember way back all the stick Apple took over the iPhone 4 antenna issues, a problem that earned the nickname “death grip,” well it appears that the HTC Sensation may also be experiencing “death grip” problems of its own, and we have video evidence for your consideration below.

The two videos below come our way courtesy of Slash Gear by way of Mobile Crunch and Nordic Hardware who tested the issue and have found that when a user holds the HTC Sensation in a particular way Bluetooth and WiFi performance is reduced.

Apparently the “death grip” problems could be caused by the HTC Sensation’s rear cover, which is a removable metal battery cover with plastic patches that functions as antenna and apparently if the users hand covers one of the patches the issue happens.

Thus the two videos below offer evidence on this problem, the first showing “death grip” during Bluetooth audio playback and the second showing the problem affecting WiFi signal, so head on down and check them out.

We’d like to know if any of our readers who own the Android packing HTC Sensation have noticed this “death grip” like problem with their device and if so feel free to let us know by posting to our comments area below.

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11 thoughts on “HTC Sensation Death Grip Problems: Video Evidence”

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    Ryan Staniforth says:

    Not to try to defend it, but that seems a bit picky, blutooth is dogey at best. They don’t show the blutooth signal dropping, they are just showing music cutting out. Definately not as bad as the actual phone signal going, and what do you expect if you cover the whole antena with your palm. With the wifi they just show that the signal drops a bit, and it doesn’t pick up the bad signal ones. I think this is someone tryng to find fault.
    Fair enough they have found one, but who is going to stream music via bluetooth from their phone while holding it flat in their palm? This is just product bashing. And yes I am happy to admit I like a bit of apple bashing, but bluetooth and wifi signal dropping like that when you cover the antenna happens on most phones.

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      Michael Warner says:

      Ryan..

      You’re on of the first people I’ve seen make that point and I think it’s solid. I’ve spent a little time focusing on how I hold my phone when talking or playing music. I “NEVER” hold it in the palm of my hand.

      Next they will point out that if you hold it under water you can’t hear the speak phone.

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    Ryan Staniforth says:

    Not to try to defend it, but that seems a bit picky, blutooth is dogey at best. They don’t show the blutooth signal dropping, they are just showing music cutting out. Definately not as bad as the actual phone signal going, and what do you expect if you cover the whole antena with your palm. With the wifi they just show that the signal drops a bit, and it doesn’t pick up the bad signal ones. I think this is someone tryng to find fault.
    Fair enough they have found one, but who is going to stream music via bluetooth from their phone while holding it flat in their palm? This is just product bashing. And yes I am happy to admit I like a bit of apple bashing, but bluetooth and wifi signal dropping like that when you cover the antenna happens on most phones.

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    Anonymous says:

    As Ryan says bluetooth is hardly held in such a position. For me bluetooth is hardly ever used and if it is used for audio playback it will most likely be placed on the table or held in a normal postition. If the problem still exists with it being placed on the table then that may become an issue.

    Wifi isnt such a big problem, from the second video it shows that the phone is connected to the wifi signal “woxx” which is the top bar and with his hand covering the covers it barely makes a difference to that top bar which the sensation is connected to.

  4. I do not know if my sensation phone is causing me problem. It amazes me everyday. It is fast, accurate and beautiful. In all the smartphone available, you will not get bored even after playing with it in 6 months..have lots of things to do…It might not be the perfect phone to have But when it comes to brain and beauty…Nothing can beat so far!

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    Ian Bingham says:

    Not had any trouble with the signal, but my phone shuts down by itself, is very slow and unresponsive to such an extent I`m thinking of going over to Samsung when my upgrade comes round, Anybody else have these issues?

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