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.
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.
Features of 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?
- HTC Sensation XE
- Beats audio in ear headphones
- Headphone pouch
- Replacement earbuds
- 16GB MicroSDHC memory carrd
- UK Mains adapter
- MicroUSB cable
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||HTC Sense|
|Capacity (Up to)||32GB|
|Resolution||qHD (540 x 960)|
|Speed||GPRS Up to 114 Kbps downloading, EDGE Up to 560 Kbps|
|Speed||Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed, Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed|
|Speed||Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed, Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed|
|Functions||A2DP 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|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Video Out||MHL via MicroUSB|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual LED flash|
|Other||1080p HD Video Recording|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||VGA Fixed Focus Colour Camera|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||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|
|GSM||Up to 550 minutes|
|3G||Up to 445 minutes|
|GSM||Up to 310 hours|
|3G||Up to 540 hours|
|Dimensions||126.1mm x 65.4mm x 11.3mm|
|Weight||151 grams with battery|
|Other||Beats Audio Hardware & Ear Phones|
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
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