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Reviewed on 2013-09-27
HTC has decided to get all hippity-hop happy with its latest smart phone, the HTC Sensation XE . It's a refreshed version of the brilliant HTC Sensation that packs Beats audio tech, as well as a faster processor and improved battery life.The HTC Sensation...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-27
HTC has decided to get all hippity-hop happy with its latest smart phone, the HTC Sensation XE. It's a refreshed version of the brilliant HTC Sensation that packs Beats audio tech, as well as a faster processor and improved battery life.The HTC Sensation ...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-29
The latest handset to have come up from brand HTC is the all new HTC Sensation XE . Basically, it's the same HTC Sensation with couple of changes and updates. This is the sole reason that it still includes the Sensation name. However, the model has gone t...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-08
Last year HTC experienced a massive loss in the smartphone market due to poor sales and a lack of brand awareness. This was in part due to the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy S2 which pretty stormed the Android market for 2012. However, one phone...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-16
Updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, Great screen, Contacts and social networking implementation is topnotch, Fantastic keyboardSeven home screens not expandable, Autofocus can be erratic, Resizing video for MMS issue
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.HTC has done just that providing the Sensation XE with And...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-02
Dualcore CPU, 1080p video recording, Decent build quality.WiFi reception issue, No AMOLED screen, Lacklustre camera, Mediocre sound quality
HTC Sensation XE MRP: 32,700 Street Price (As on 02-March-2012): Rs 31,700 ( Saholic.com ; Infibeam.com ); Rs 32,250 ( Letsbuy.com ) The original Sensation struck a fine balance between being an eye-candy and its performance. This time around, it's back a...
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Reviewed on 2012-02-14
The XE is the second Beats Audio-branded smartphone we've seen, after the HTC Sensation XL. The HTC Sensation XE is a far more powerful beast, though, with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor rather than the XL's single-core chip. It's also a Beats-branded ha...
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Reviewed on 2012-02-06
HTC What is it? HTC's flagship handset, the Sensation, with a Beats by Dr. Dre overhaul and a faster processor. What's great The great Beats features and premium headphones; tough, glossy display and distinctive design; impressive video capture. What's n...
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Reviewed on 2012-02-05
As HTC tries to boost its flagging fortunes, does this top-end phone justify its price tag?In Q4 2011, HTC recorded a loss for the first time. Since then they have revised their strategy and opted for quality rather than quantity when it comes to their sm...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-30
Build, smart branding, inclusion of iBeats buds, fast and intuitive, clean, clever interfaceVideo struggles with dark scenes, overcooked bass, battery life isn’t great
Earlier in 2011 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.As a result, we can expect to see Beats' technology and bran...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-27
I've been a user of HTC phones for a long while now. I used to own HTC's 4.3 inch screen device (HTC HD) running on Windows and was the first to be powered by Qualcomm's 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Prior to HD, I was already using HTC-made Window phones. ...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-20
Feels classy, expensive and solid, Very good performance, Display good for multimedia viewing, Battery life helped immensely by the bigger batteryQuite pricey
The HTC Sensation was touted as the rival to the Samsung Galaxy SII, and was launched sometime around the launch of the SII. However, what it turned out to be was just another Android phone, but nowhere close to being the “SII-beater”. However, what has c...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-16
Great build, High quality bundled earphones, Fast processor,Camera autofocus unreliable, Red trim a bit tackedon
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. While the updates ...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-11
The HTC Sensation XE is a familiar phone. Just six months ago HTC launched the Sensation (see review on p58) and this modest update doesn€t mess with the impressive Android formula. What you€re looking at is a striking, curved design carved out of cool ma...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-03
Good screen. Beats Audio technology. Fast processor. Good 8megapixel camera,May be too big for some pockets
HTC's other Beats-flavoured smartphone is the Sensation XE (we've already reviewed the Sensation XL) and though it's undeniably smaller, it's actually the higher-end model of the two.DesignIt trims a few millimetres off top and sides and adds another t...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-01
Bass-blasting Beats Audio, Speedy performance, Good build qualityLight on built-in storage, Non-AMOLED screen, Beats doesn’t suit all music
The HTC Sensation XE is an updated version of the HTC Sensation (first released in April 2011). Several aspects have been given a makeover, but the headliner is the addition of Beats by Dre technology, which HTC suggests makes this the go-to smartphone...
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Reviewed on 2011-12-20
Presenting the Sensation XE, HTC’s attempt at reviving the former''s name and this time they’ve come with reinforcements from Beats Audio. To give them some credit, at least they haven't thrown in a faster CPU and called it a day unlike some (yes, ...
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Reviewed on 2011-12-19
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 ...
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Reviewed on 2011-12-14
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 origina...
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Reviewed on 2011-12-08
Good grip, easy to hold and not too bulky despite the big screen, Powerful hardware, Software is easy to use, High resolution display, Good quality audio outputSupplied headphones are dreadful, Rather limited battery life
The speaker and the mic do a perfect job with phone calls, which are clear and audible for both parties. Unfortunately, we can't say the same for the very average quality of the speakerphone mode. As ever, Android handles contacts excellently. We didn'...
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Processor frequency

1.5 GHz


Display diagonal

10.9 cm (4.3")

Display resolution

540 x 960 pixels

External display

Weight & dimensions


151 g


6.54 cm


1.13 cm


12.6 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


Data network


Bluetooth version


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

900,2100 MHz


GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Windows operating systems supported


Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Front camera
Video recording
Built-in camera


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

1730 mAh

Talk time (2G)

9 h

Standby time (2G)

310 h

Talk time (3G)

7.4 h

Standby time (3G)

540 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes


Subscription type

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