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HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1084 reviews of HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the text input and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the portability.

performance, usability, screen, sound, design

battery, reliability, reception, connectivity, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the durability and screen are overall positive. The sound and usability also get good opinions, but the text input and connectivity get negative reviews.

performance, usability, sound, screen, durability

portability, reliability, reception, connectivity, text input

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation XE Sim-Free Smartphone with Beats AudioHTC Sensation XE Sim-Free Smartphone with Beats Audio

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance. The portability is also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the usability and price.

portability, performance

battery, price, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation XE Z715E with Beats Audio Unlocked GSM Android Phone - International Version - No Warranty - BlackHTC Sensation XE Z715E with Beats Audio Unlocked GSM Android Phone - International Version - No Warranty - Black

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sharif Sakr (engadget.com)

HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio review

 

We had some hands-on time with HTC's new European Android flagship a short while back, but it wasn't nearly enough to answer all our questions about how

Good build quality and aesthetics ; Great packaged headphones

Beats Audio software is largely a gimmick ; Aging display technology ; Camera isn't up to par, especially with video ; The extra speed isn't worth the battery drain

The XE doesn't improve much on the first Sensation and better phones are hitting the market. Did we mention Beats Audio is a gimmick?

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Sensation XE hands-on: First look

 

Out of one party and into the other - HTC is showing off yet more hot gadgetry and we're going hands-on with it. After yesterday's Rhyme launch, today we'll be playing with an even hotter piece of smartphone technology. The Sensation XE is not only the...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC Sensation XE Review

 

The restless HTC has recently been branching out its smartphones, trying to fill market niches it feels are underserved, like female-oriented handsets, or phones with an enhanced audio experience. For the latter it entered into cooperation with Beats...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

HTC Sensation XE Review

 

Exceptionally sensational! That is what the Sensation XE is, well and truly. It carries forward the good looks of the elder cousin, and just improves on that a teeny bit. The performance is massively different, and network loss/ death grip issues...

Feels classy, expensive and solid, Very good performance, Display good for multimedia viewing, Battery life helped immensely by the bigger battery

Quite pricey

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Ye Quickie HTC Sensation XE Review

 

Ah the ol' slightly updated phone trick. Nokia used to do it back in the day, when they'd make slight changes to a phone, either hardware or software wise, and...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Ammar Malik (wccftech.com)

HTC Sensation XE Review

 

Review of the HTC Sensation XE Beats Audio

So where does the Sensation XE stand? Well for starters those who already have a Sensation need not bother with this because there’s nothing new on offer here. Whatever gimmicks HTC has used in XE i.e 1.5Ghz CPU and Beats audio can easily be achieved...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

HTC Sensation XE Mobile Phone Review

 

Better looking, better sounding and better performing.

Looks great, Fast performance, beats audio and headset

Camera not as impressive anymore, gets a little hot

Along with the speedier processor, HTC has also upped the battery capacity on the Sensation XE. The original came with a 1520mAH while the new one has a 1730mAH battery- not the highest capacity battery we’ve seen on a phone (which has to the Motorola...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Aaron Baker (phonedog.com)

HTC Sensation XE Video Review Part 1 | PhoneDog

 

Aaron takes an in-depth look at the HTC Sensation XE , the Beats-toting brother to T-Mobile's HTC Sensation 4G. The HTC Sensation XE packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

HTC Sensation XE Android phone

 

HTC Sensation XE review: The original HTC Sensation gets a splash of red paint and an endorsement from Dr.Dre

Black and red colour is attractive ; Included urBeats in-ear headphones ; Unibody aluminium design

Not as snappy as we'd have liked ; Very little improvements over original ; Exclusive to Vodafone

The HTC Sensation XE is by no means a bad Android phone, but none of its features blew us away. We love the red and black design and the urBeats headphones are a nice inclusion, but average battery life and less than stellar performance detract from...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Sensation XE

 

Dr. Dre has made his way onto mobiles with this latest Beats tie-in.

Great build, High quality bundled earphones, Fast processor

Screen quality iffy, Camera autofocus unreliable, Red trim a bit tacked-on

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1730
Battery performance:1730
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):310
Standby time (3G):540
Talk time (2G):9 / 9.1 / 9.16
Talk time (3G):7.4

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:540 x 960
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:N / Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PPS, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MPEG4, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV,XVID / 3GP,AVI,MPEG4,WMV,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SDAP, SPP / AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV out:Y
TV-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:1.5

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
vCard: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Storage

Included memory card size:4
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.445
Height:4.96
Weight:5.33
Width:2.57
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