HTC Sensation XE

  • HTC Sensation XE
84
Based on 38 scores, 60 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Speedy 1.5GHz processor.
  • Large qHD display.
  • HTC Sense 3.0 user interface.

Cons:

  • No metal unibody.
  • Only 1GB useable internal storage.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

This is definitely a phone I could see myself buying right now! It doesn't feel like this phone was released over half a year ago now. The processor doesn't feel out of date with it's rapid speeds. The OS doesn't feel that out of date...

By TechTree on 70

The 1730 mAh battery managed to keep the device up for 5 hours and 20 minutes under heavy use. This isn't good, but then battery performance is the weakest point for most dual-core Android phones. The XE has a snappy UI and decent build quality....

By Expert Reviews on 100

A capable, fast smartphone with above-average headphones at a good price...

By Whathifi.com on 60

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...

By ThinkDigit on 80

The HTC Sensation XE is well and truly a brilliant device. It leaves its elder sibling, the Sensation far behind - in terms of performance and being what it is supposed to be, a phone. Yet, brings along with it a superb build quality and a very classy...

By Wired UK on 80

Of HTC's two Beats phones, the Sensation XE adds a better screen, faster processor and expandable memory to an 8-megapixel camera, plus it good sounds, all for more or less the same price. If you don't actually need a huge screen, this is the...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Despite being a revamped Sensation, the Sensation XE’s extra power and the addition of Beats Audio (plus quite possibly the best headphones ever to be packaged with a phone) mean it’s no mere ‘special edition’. The effectiveness...

By Tech2 on 70

At a street price of Rs. 33,990, it’s about Rs. 3000 more than the old Sensation. But, for that extra money, you do get a bigger battery, more onboard storage for apps, a slightly faster CPU and Beats in-earphones, which in itself is worth roughly...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Tough and easy to use, the HTC Sensation XE strikes the right balance between the smaller physical size of mid-range smartphones and the raw power of high-end models. It can do anything you want with no trouble at all and doesn't take up too much...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

The HTC Sensation XE is a terrifically high powered handset with a speedy processor, lush screen, HTC’s best camera and now it’s best ever sound too. ® Thanks to Clove for the review sample. More Smartphone ReviewsSamsung Galaxy...

By MobileBurn on 90

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. 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...

By CNET Australia on 85

The Sensation XE delivers as many other HTC handsets have this year, and is made cooler by its Beats Audio colours and the great headphones bundled with the...

By Fonehome on 80

We like the Sensation XE, but a modest upgrade on a six-month old phone is a tricky sell when Ice Cream Sandwich has arrived – unless you really like the headphonesLoveBig, bold and accompanied by bad-ass headphonesHateScreen can’t compete...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

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...

By CoolSmartphone on

We’ve been sent a quite a few headphones over recent weeks. Some noise-cancelling ones, some fashionables ones, some really big over-ear ones. All of them try and solve a long-term problem with most smartphones, and that’s the sound quality...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The HTC Sensation XE is a powerful phone with a powerful brand attached to it - Dr. Dre's Beats. However, for the most part it's just like the original Sensation. It has a faster processor, but this isn't hugely apparent in normal usage....

By Pocket-lint on 80

An accomplished handset, the HTC Sensation XE is a comprehensive device out of the box, but it is an incremental upgrade over the older version and Beats offers more in terms of cool brand value than anything...

By PC Advisor on

Current HTC Sensation owners may feel a tad disappointed with the announcement of the HTC Sensation XE. While this is largely the same smartphone, the boost in processing speed and battery life alone is enough to justify its existence, and the Beats...

By Phone Arena on 85

We say kudos to HTC for trying to diversify the Android lineup branching into specialized smartphones like the audio-oriented Sensation XE, an upgrade to one already excellent flagship. However, we are not impressed by the minor improvements. As...

By TechRadar on 90

The original HTC Sensation surfaced earlier this year, and has proven so popular that HTC has decided to keep and nurture it as the music-skewed HTC Sensation XE. HTC sold 13.2 million mobile phones in the third quarter of this year. Considering...