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HTC Sensation XE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2414 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and camera. The design and screen are also appreciated, but the connectivity and features get critical opinions. Views about the reception and battery are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Sensation XE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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HTC Sensation XE Review


Presenting the Sensation XE, HTC's attempt at reviving the former''s name and this time they've come with reinforcements from Beats Audio. To give them some credit, at least they haven't thrown in a faster CPU and called it a day unlike some (yes, I'm...

At a street price of Rs. 33,990, it’s about Rs. 3000 more than the old Sensation. But, for that extra money, you do get a bigger battery, more onboard storage for apps, a slightly faster CPU and Beats in-earphones, which in itself is worth roughly Rs....

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HTC Sensation Android Smartphone


Next up in the mobile phone big league is the HTC Sensation. Making its debut into the Indian market only very recently, it's the latest edition to the Dual Core enabled smartphones and is out t

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HTC Sensation Review


HTC Sensation Review - this in-depth review of the HTC Sensation covers the strengths and weaknesses of this phone. It's a must-read for Android users

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HTC Sensation XE review: The eXtended Edition


No breaking news here. More of a developing story. The HTC Sensation XE is a shiny new release that lets you catch up on the latest about their Android flagship. A luxury edition for audiophiles with some extra kick squeezed out of the...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass ; Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 ; 1.5 GHz dual Scorpion CPUs,...

Death grip issues for both GSM and Wi-Fi radios ; Less than impressed with the screen's outdoor performance ; Unimpressive camera results ; No dedicated camera key ; microSD is under the battery cover (you'll lose all wireless signal when open the cover)

Beats Audio is a big part of the deal in the new Sensation XE. HTC have teamed up with Beats by Dr. Dre to boost the phone's credentials to audio purists. There's special sound processing on the inside and a Monster iBeats headset in the box

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HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio


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 the 4.3-inch, 1.5GHz dual-core XE compares to the original 1.2GHz Sensation, or whether the...

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?

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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 the HTC Sensation XE - the Taiwanese company‘s first dip into the audiophile...

The Sensation XE was officially announced a week ago and now we get a chance to play with it for the first time. Needless to say that we were pretty excited as it represents quite an improvement even over the already impressively specced Sensation. We...


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HTC Sensation 4G


Earlier this year, we gave a positive review to the HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T. Well, if you liked what that phone had to offer, you're going to love this one. Building on much of the design sense of recent HTC handsets, the Sensation 4G on T-Mobile is one...

4.3-inch qHD (540x960px) display ; 1.2GHz dual-core processor packs power ; HTC Sense 3.0 has a ton of useful new features ; Good battery life

Only 1GB of free internal storage ; Weak rear speaker ; Rounded screen can reflect light oddly ; New Sense 3.0 unlock screen is sometimes difficult to use

Consider us impressed. Aside from a few small issues with the shape of its screen and the low amount of internal storage, the HTC Sensation 4G outpaces and outclasses almost every other Android phone.

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HTC Sensation 4G Review - A Sensational Smartphone


I like what HTC has been up to lately. Rather than fighting a race to the bottom with endless soulless variants of the same piece of hardware in a crowded (and fiercely competitive) Android handset market, it's trying to grow beyond just being a...

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HTC Sensation vs. Galaxy S II vs. Optimus 2X: Head to head


Time to lace up the gloves and step inside the ropes again. A new dual-core competitor, the HTC Sensation, is challenging the current crop of flagship droids with its fast new chipset, high-res screen...

We already took a lap around our review track with the Sensation but now the usual suspects will line up for a straight forward drag race. There'll be a series of dedicated tests and one simple rule: the first phone across the line wins

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HTC Sensation review: Front-page stuff


HTC burst right onto the dual-core scene with a phone that's set to be an Android sensation. They've gone all out with the design of that one - from screen, through camera to the powerful chipset. No cutting corners, no compromise on features. Update,...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass ; Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 ; 1.2 GHz dual Scorpion CPUs,...

Serious "death grip" issue with Wi-Fi radio ; Less than impressed with the screen's outdoor performance ; Performance not quite as convincing as other dual-cores ; No dedicated camera key ; microSD is under the battery cover ; No unibody construction...

HTC has a flair for big names but Sensation sure is something else. The name simply sticks. We're talking a monster 4.3" S-LCD screen with qHD resolution (540 x 960). If the bump in resolution doesn’t mean much to you, picture this – the Sensation’s...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: Yes
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