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.
HTC Amaze 4G – the Sensation XE has finally crossed the ocean
14 October 2011
Excerpt: The HTC Sensation is undoubtedly one of the top high end smartphones on the market, Android or otherwise. IT may have been overshadowed by the sleeker Galaxy S2 and its Super AMOLED Plus display, but make no mistake – in a lot of cases, the Sensation is actually a better choice (it’s design and sturdy metal housing being one of leading reasons to get it instead of Samsung’s product). A while after announcing the Sensation, HTC decided to partner up with Dr.
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.
HTC Sensation XE review: The original HTC Sensation gets a splash of red paint and an endorsement from Dr.Dre
Good Gear Guide.au
9 February 2012
Summary: 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 its appeal. Ultimately, the HTC Sensation XE is a very good smartphone but not a great one.
Pros: Black and red colour is attractive, Included urBeats in-ear headphones, Unibody aluminium design
Cons: Not as snappy as we'd have liked, Very little improvements over original, Exclusive to Vodafone
Excerpt: Earlier in 2011 HTC bought a controlling stake in Beats Electronics, the company best known for its Beats by Dr. Dre range of headphones, one of the most successful brands in recent tech history.
Pros: Build, smart branding, inclusion of iBeats buds, fast and intuitive, clean, clever interface
Cons: Video struggles with dark scenes, over-cooked bass, battery life isn’t great
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.
Pros: Updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, Great screen, Contacts and social networking implementation is top-notch, Fantastic keyboard
Cons: Seven home screens not expandable, Autofocus can be erratic, Resizing video for MMS issue
Excerpt: Beats Audio is a fabulous feature, plus the Sensation XE has a top display and great snapper too. Understated red touches and an all-black reverse all add up to a smooth, classy-looking phone, that feels good in the hand too.