ViperS 1.1.0 Review - HTC Sensation



ViperS 
Phone: HTC Sensation (Pyramid) 
Developer: Team Venom 
Version: 1.1.0
Base: Android 4.0.3 w/ HTC Sense 4.0 
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*** You must be rooted to install custom Roms on your HTC Sensation or on any phones for that matter***




What is it? 
ViperS is a custom rom built for the HTC Sensation. The rom is base off of the HTC Vile C2 (I Believe it is one of the incarnations of the HTC One Series.)  RUU Running Android 4.0.3 w/ Sense 4.

Ummmm….. What? 
Basically it is a Custom Rom or firmware for the HTC Sensation that is Running ICS and Sense 4.

Pros: 
- Battery Life is Amazing…
- Sense 4 is the best version of Sense out there. (Sucks that HTC gave use sensation owners the washed down version of sense 3.6...)
- Tons of Customization options
- Audio Equalizer Presets (Includes Beats, SRS, Dolby)
- Easy installation (w/ 4EXT Recovery)  
- You can use the AOSP ICS lock screen
- OTA Updates

Cons: 
- Screen Sometimes Unresponsive
- Clicking noise when screen shuts off (Know you can probably shut it off in one of the menus)
- Menu system is way too complicated…. (There are so many menus and tweaks that it can be overwhelming and after a while you feel like you don’t know what you were looking for or that you are completely lost.)
- Lag times when opening apps and some menus
- Google Chrome is buggy as hell on this Rom
- I get camera crashes now and then specially when doing burst shots
- Auto rotation issues…
- HDMI out is a no go
- No Connected Media

My Thoughts: 
ViperS 1.1.0 is a really good Sense 4 rom for the HTC Sensation. Honestly speaking I haven’t met the sense 4 rom that runs super smoothly on the Sensation like Gingerbread sense 3.0 and ICS 3.6. My biggest gripe with this rom is that it doesnt really make you gravitate to it like other roms. For instance, when I have lets say...  CMX installed on my phone, it is hard for me to put the phone down, it feels brand new to me. Or even ARHD it just flows pretty much flawlessly that I do not want to put it down. With ViperS rom it just doesn’t have the same feel like the others. This is probably because of what I said in the Con section, Mainly the Lag/ Delays that plague this rom … The overall lasting impression i get from this rom is that it has AMAZING battery life. I average around 16 to a day (24+ hours) using my Anker 1900mAh battery. On my stock battery I average around 12 - 16 hours.  



UI: 4.5
Features: 4
Performance: 3.5
Stability: 4
Battery Life: 5

Score 
21/25
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