HTC Sensation XE

Launch: Nov, 2011

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Review Summary based on 7 expert review(s)

  • Smart, stylish design (similar to HTC Sensation but with red accents)
  • Superb build quality
  • Excellent screen (great viewing angles, great pixel density, vivid colors)
  • Beautiful, seamless HTC Sense enhanced Android experience
  • High end specs and performance with 1.5 GHz Processor / 768 MB RAM
  • Good web browser
  • Decent camera (good level of detail, good exposure control)
  • Beats Audio Mode works well to enhance music playback
  • Excellent, best-in-class Beats earphones
  • Good battery life (2 days with moderate usage)

  • Loudspeaker is clear, but could have been louder (specially considering this is a music oriented phone)
  • Occasional Wi-Fi reception issues

Click through to read the 7 expert reviews:

1. Phone Arena 2. TechRadar 3. GSMArena 4. CNET 5. Trusted Reviews 6. Tech2 7. Thinkdigit

Video Review, handpicked by phoneCURRY


  • Smartphone OS: Android 2.3 (Upgradeable to 4.0)


  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 4.3 inches Small
  • Screen Resolution: 540x960 pixels (~ 256 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Sensors: Accelerometer


  • Processor: 1.5 GHz, Dual Core
  • RAM: 768 MB


  • Internal Memory: 4 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot


  • Battery Capacity: 1730 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 540 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 9.17 hrs


  • Weight: 151 gm Medium
  • Thickness: 11.3 mm Thick


  • Camera: 8.0 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, Instant Capture
  • Secondary Camera: 0.1 MP


  • Music Player
  • Stereo Speakers
  • FM Radio
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack


  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • TV Out, via MHL
  • DLNA


  • App Store: Google Play Store
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer
  • Youtube App
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control


  • Noise Filtration
  • WIFi Printing
  • Custom made Beats headsets
  • Music Recognition
  • Weather
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