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HTC Sensation XE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3131 reviews of HTC Sensation XE. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the text input and connectivity, while there are mixed comments on the reliability and battery.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design

reception, connectivity, text input

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Sensation XE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 user reviews of HTC Sensation XE from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the text input and connectivity.

performance, usability, screen, portability, reliability

reception, connectivity, text input

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Sensation XE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 739 user reviews of HTC Sensation XE from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the usability and price are generally positive. The battery and performance are also appreciated. The connectivity and reception get negative views.

portability, performance, battery, price, usability

reliability, reception, connectivity

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation 4G 1520 mAh Original Standard BatteryHTC Sensation 4G Android Phone (T-Mobile)HTC Sensation Z710E Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - No Warranty - Black

May, 2015

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (

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....

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

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

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

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

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

HTC Sensation 4G (T-Mobile)


Big, beautiful, high-res screen. Excellent Web browsing performance. Good-looking, useful Android skin

1080p video recording has some glitches. Can't trigger voice dialing over Bluetooth

The touch-screen, Android-based HTC Sensation is T-Mobile's biggest and best smartphone yet.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Sharif Sakr (

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 (

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: Jeffrey Van Camp (

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Klug (

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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, sharp-eyed camera and that classic HTC charm much...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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.

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...

Update, 02.08.2011: We've recently started making video versions of our trademark reviews. The video reviews summarize our review findings and are generally less technical and easier to swallow. So here it is, the HTC Sensation video review.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8260


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
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
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


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8260