With the HTC Sensation XE, HTC are upping the ante in the Andriod handset battle. Just when the Samsung Galaxy S II seemed to be besting the Sensation, along comes the XE with new improvements and more features.
Aimed to deliver improved sound quality, the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio™ comes with a set of Beats Audio headphones, and a refined interface delivers specially tuned audio.
Looking much like the current model, the HTC Sensation XE has flashes of red to distinguish the updated handset – around the speaker and the buttons below the screen to the front of the handset.
At 126.1mm x 65.4mm x 11.3mm, the HTC Sensation XE is a large handset, but this means you get a large 4.3 inch (or 109 mm) touch screen with qHD (540 X 960) resolution. This reproduces images and movies in excellent colour and quality, which makes full use of the 1080p HD quality video recording and 8 mega pixel camera. The autofocus and dual LED flash means your photos should be bright and clear and the instant capture feature means that there is no delay between you pressing the shutter button and the picture being taken.
Under the hood, the 1.5 GHz dual core processor now comes with a total storage capacity of 4GB, although only 1GB seems to be available to the user. Upgrade with through the microSD port, up to 32GB, with an 8 GB card included. There is 768 MB of RAM in addition to this.
Connections include the 3.5 mm stereo audio connection and micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and DLNA for wireless streaming.
There is an internal GPS antenna with HTC Locations for maps.
Battery life is dependent on the applications ou are running but quoted a:
- WCDMA: Up to 445 minutes
- GSM: Up to 550 minutes
- WCDMA: Up to 540 hours
- GSM: Up to 310 hours
Like many smartphones this will probably mean you are charging your HTC Sensation XE overnight, most nights.