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HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 964 reviews of HTC Sensation XE / HTC Sensation XE. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and sound are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but the connectivity and reception get negative reviews.

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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 by: (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. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The sound and usability are also appreciated, 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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 really like the performance. The portability also gets good feedback, but some have doubts 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

HTC Sensation XE review

 

HTC handset gets rebooted with Ice Cream Sandwich

Updated to Ice Cream Sandwich ; Great screen ; Contacts and social networking implementation is top-notch ; Fantastic keyboard

Seven home screens not expandable ; Autofocus can be erratic ; Resizing video for MMS issue

The HTC Sensation XE built well on the success of the original Sensation, but since the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich toting handsets at MWC 2012 it is in need of an update to keep up with the pack.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: HTC Sensation XE Ice Cream Sandwich review - Pocket-lint

 

We've got our hands on the HTC Sensation XE Ice Cream Sandwich update that rolls in Android 4 and Sense 3.6. This isn't a leaked ROM, it's the bona fide

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

HTC Sensation XE review

 

Is Beats tech enough to propel the HTC Sensation XE to smartphone stardom?

Bass-blasting Beats Audio ; Speedy performance ; Good build quality

Light on built-in storage ; Non-AMOLED screen ; Beats doesn’t suit all music

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Sensation XE - Pocket-lint

 

An accomplished handset, the HTC Sensation XE is a comprehensive device out of the box, but it is an incremental upgrade over the older version and Beats

Powerful handset, great audio performance with great headphones in the box, good screen, responsive camera

wkward timing means it doesn't deliver the latest from Sense or Android, Beats isn't integrated throughout, sometimes Sense doesn't make sense

The HTC Sensation XE, the first Beats handset, perhaps should be something more than just an upgrade. But that's a position it can never really escape from. It feels like the Sensation released back in May 2011, but then that was a fantastic phone.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Sensation XE pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The HTC Sensation XE has just been announced by the Taiwanese company and we've already had the chance to get our hands all over it, at a showcase for

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Sensation XE review

 

A capable, fast smartphone with above-average headphones at a good price

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

HTC Sensation XE

 

Build, smart branding, inclusion of iBeats buds, fast and intuitive, clean, clever interface

Video struggles with dark scenes, over-cooked bass, battery life isn’t great

Good but not great, this is a decent package let down by its bottom end

Jan, 2012

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

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Sensation XE review

 

Take the original HTC Sensation, add a splash of black and red paint and a Beats Audio logo and you end up with the HTC Sensation XE. Best described as a minor upgrade to its predecessor, the HTC Sensation XE represents decent value for money but...

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: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

HTC Sensation XE Review: In Depth

 

The HTC Sensation XE is essentially a sexed-up, turbo-charged version of the original HTC Sensation. The XE features big Beats Audio branding, an improved sound profile for compatible headphones, a faster…

Faster processor ; Overall slicker experience than the original HTC Sensation ; Huge 4.3-inch screen is great for web browsing ; Powerful 8-megapixel camera

Not running latest version of HTC Sense ; Small amount of internal memory ; Battery life isn’t great

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:540 x 960
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:No / Yes
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 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): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
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
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
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 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 : 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: Yes

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.13
Height :12.6
Weight:151
Width:6.54