Conclusion: What about Sensation XE as a whole? To me it looks like an attempt to fill in the void between the vanilla Sensation and when HTC starts rolling out HD screen phones. However if HTC intends to integrate Beats Audio in all their future phones then some changes need to be made. You cannot make the claims that HTC made and then bundle mediocre headphones with a software EQ preset. I’m not sure how many of you’ve used a Nokia N91 but to me that is the benchmark for music.
Conclusion: 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 Atrix) but still pretty impressive.
Summary: It may be an update of the existing Sensation rather than a brand-new phone, but that doesn't alter the fact that the Sensation XE is one of the very best Android phones we've yet seen from HTC. Its Beats Audio tech, top-notch bundled earphones and powerful dual-core processor make it a worthy challenger to the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Cons: Quite weighty; Android 2.3 will soon be surpassed.
Excerpt: 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.
Conclusion: Multimedia features seem to be the most important aspects for any mobile phone. A device seems to be incomplete if it does not include a good camera or music features. Let’s see how things stand up with HTC Sensation XE. The camera of the device is a 8 mega pixel snapper with 3264x2448 pixels resolutions, dual LED flash, image stabilization, geo tagging, face detection, etc. The camera can also capture videos at 1080@30fps, which is quite decent.
Excerpt: 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 doesn't manage to blow away the original model.