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HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio

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Product Code: HTC-SENXE
Manufacturer: HTC
Rating: * * * * *

Overview of HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio

The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio is the new and improved version of the HTC Sensation. The Sensation XE is the first handset to be released since HTC's announcement last month that it had bought a majority share in the Dr. Dre owned company. Let's take a look at what else you'll get should you decide to buy the HTC Sensation XE.

The HTC Sensation XE picks up where its predecessor left off, but offers some impressive enhancements. The dual-core processor has been improved to 1.5GHz, the battery life has been increased and needless to say, there is Beats Audio hardware and in-ear headphones included with the device.

The audio quality on the original Sensation is good to say the least, but with Beats Audio hardware and earphones, the Sensation XE promises to deliver studio quality performance. Upon plugging in the Beats Audio earphones, the XE switches to a profile that utilises the Beats Audio hardware, delivering the best possible sound in a smartphone.

The battery power of the Sensation XE also receives a welcome boost, bumped up to 1730mAh, which delivers up to 550 minutes of talk time. However, it's not just the internals that have had a redesign - the new Sensation XE features a black and red colour scheme to keep its appearance synonymous with the Beats Audio brand.

The remainder of the HTC Sensation XE feature set remains the same as that of its predecessor; HTC Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4.3" qHD touch screen and DLNA. There's also an 8MP camera with auto focus and dual LED flash that can record 1080p video, a front facing camera and TV out via MHL.

Reasons to Buy HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1.5GHz processor
  • 4.3" QHD Super LCD capacitive touch screen
  • 8MP camera, dual LED flash and VGA front camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 4Gb eMMC ROM, 768Mb RAM, plus microSD storage
  • 160 grams
  • 1730 mAh battery
  • Complete with urBeats in-ear headphones in the box

What's in the box of HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio?

  • Click here to see our Sensation XE unboxing video
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • Battery
  • Beats audio in ear headphones
  • Headphone pouch
  • Replacement earbuds
  • 16GB MicroSDHC memory carrd
  • UK Mains adapter
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Documentation
SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Custom SkinHTC Sense
Speed1.5GHz Dual-Core
Dual Core Yes
Quad Core
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)32GB
Internal Storage Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution qHD (540 x 960)
OtherGorilla Glass
SpeedGPRS Up to 114 Kbps downloading, EDGE Up to 560 Kbps
Frequencies900/AWS/2100 Mhz
SpeedUp to 14.4 Mbps download speed, Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
SpeedUp to 14.4 Mbps download speed, Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
Bluetooth Yes
FunctionsA2DP for wireless stereo headsets, FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer, PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit, Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, SPP, SDAP
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Video OutMHL via MicroUSB
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Optical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Antenna TypeInternal
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
FlashAuto focus and dual LED flash
Camera Lens
Other1080p HD Video Recording
Front Facing Camera Yes
TypeVGA Fixed Focus Colour Camera
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Formats.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Formats.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Near Field Communication
FM Radio Yes
Call Time
GSMUp to 550 minutes
3GUp to 445 minutes
Standby Time
GSMUp to 310 hours
3GUp to 540 hours
Dimensions126.1mm x 65.4mm x 11.3mm
Weight 151 grams with battery
SoftwareBeats Audio
OtherBeats Audio Hardware & Ear Phones
Warranty24 months

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

It has a standard SIM card slot

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


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Overall Rating * * * * * 3.5 Stars Good

Mario 13th November 2011

Overall Rating
3 Stars Good

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"good fast reliable

no video call, bad sound while recording stereo video.

Click here to see a comparison I done against the galaxy s2

Ilkin Aliyev 12th November 2011

Overall Rating
0 Stars Poor

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Although we have encountered problem with shipment Clove has managed it very good.Also we were satisfied with build quality of HTC.It is quite nice smartphone.:)"

SG 17th October 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Had this for about a week now and it just keeps getting better and better. Speed is amazing, i'm a fairly heavy multitasker but nothing seems to faze this thing. Soft keyboard is the best I've used, really benefits from that extra screen real estate. Speaking of the screen, it's bright and clear in all lights and makes for comfortable reading. Battery life is better than par for the course, comfortably lasting a day of fairly heavy use with room to spare. I'd say two days is a definate possibility if you're not fiddling with it every five minutes.

The device is nicely weighty and I while slim, it may be on the large side for some people. If like me however, you find the soft keyboard on smaller phones a fiddly nightmare you're going to love it."

Matthias Cauchi 15th October 2011

Overall Rating
3 Stars Good

Recommend to a friend? No

"Incredible phone apart from one major defect...dust has appeared beneath the screen!!!!! This was a common problem with the HTC Sensation and I thought that this would have been sorted by HTC for the Sensation XE, but it does not appear to be the case. Such a pity to have to return this phone :'( Unfortunately I cannot recommend this phone. Should you get dust under your screen the problem will only get worse..."

Lapo 11th October 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"But the best one is Incredible S :)"

BJ 9th October 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Just received my Sensation XE. Upgraded from a Desire HD. The Sensation XE is awesome! I love the gorilla glass feel. The form fit is solid and exquisite. The speed of the dual core processor is a dream. Music through the Dr. Dre beats is everything promised. I am in love!"

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