Summary: The HTC Sensation XE and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S are two great Android smartphones that are gaining popularity nowadays. The Sensation XE is one of the first to get the new Beats branding while the Xperia Arc S comes from the famous Xperia product line. Will these two meet our expectations?
Summary: The year 2011 seemed to have a theme, and it was all about updating older phones to keep up with the times. The HTC Sensation XE is the new face of the HTC Sensation, now with Beats by Dr. Dre, a pair of headphones, and a few improvements over the original.
Conclusion: This phone is for those who love to listen to their music for a long time and love to do it on a beautiful device. This phone is not for those who rely on 3G to get them through their days. However, I would truly recommend this phone to anybody today, even though it is a previous generation device.
Excerpt: 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 processor and a bigger battery as well which ought to allow for an improved, refined...
Pros: Faster processor, Overall slicker experience than the original HTC Sensation, Huge 4.3-inch screen is great for web browsing, Powerful 8-megapixel camera
Summary: The HTC Sensation XE is an updated version of HTC’s excellent Sensation dual-core Android smartphone, now packing a slightly faster processor, slightly larger battery, some red highlights, and a pair of Beats Audio in-ear headphones.
Pros: Great build, High quality bundled earphones, Fast processor
Cons: Camera autofocus unreliable, Red trim a bit tacked-on
Conclusion: We say kudos to HTC for trying to diversify the Android lineup branching into specialized smartphones like the audio-oriented Sensation XE, an upgrade to one already excellent flagship. However, we are not impressed by the minor improvements.
Pros: Comes with a high quality set of headphones, Very good background noise cancellation for outgoing calls, Both processor and battery capacity are upped compared to the original Sensation, Cool red highlights set the Sensation XE design apart, Stereo audio recording during 1080p HD video capture
Cons: Beats Audio isn't much else than a sound profile, The microphones are set on too sensitive while recording video, No FLAC format support, The picture quality from the 8MP camera could be better
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the HTC Sensation XE , the first Beats by Dr. Dre HTC device and the European brother to T-Mobile's HTC Sensation 4G. It's powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU and offers a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 1,730 mAh battery, Android 2.3...