HTC Sensation XE at a glance

For two months I have accumulated a lot of devices, on which it is high time to make reviews, but for various reasons all this was delayed, so in December I will try to return all debts to readers. Let's start with a brief overview of HTC Sensation XE. I will not make a full text on this device, so as not to waste readers' time, because the smartphone largely copies the original model. We'll talk about all the differences between the two and how musical the Sensation XE really is.

Content:

Positioning

Recently, about a year, the market for top Android smartphones has been experiencing a boom and crisis at the same time. There is too much competition here, and every month it only intensifies. Manufacturers are forced to update their flagships almost every six months, which looks absurd. A few years ago, top devices did not lose their relevance for years, and now 3-4 months, and a generation change. However, it is the manufacturers who have driven themselves into this dead end, they have to get out of it.

The South Korean company Samsung chose the path of expanding the line with the help of a new format, first offering the market a half-smartphone-half-tablet Note, and the Taiwanese HTC decided to choose a different way - segmenting the flagship into several different models, in particular, the music path was chosen first. This is how the HTC Sensation XE appeared - an improved version of the regular Sensation, which is equipped with a high-quality headset.

Delivery set

Together with the smartphone in the box, you can find a charger, a USB-microUSB cable and a small envelope with various pieces of paper. This is what is available in almost any device from HTC. But a branded headset based on headphones from Beats Audios (brand name, manufacturer - Monster company) is an innovation. Usually, HTC equipped even top-end smartphones with the simplest headset, but here the headset is based, judging by its appearance, on iBeats headphones, which cost $120 on the manufacturer's website. In addition, the set includes a case for this headset. We will talk about sound and headset later.

Design

Externally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of the original model, the difference in color and design of several elements. You can read about the design of Sensation in its review, and here I will tell you about the differences.

Firstly, the HTC Sensation XE has a black case. The battery cover is plain, the plastic and metal areas of the cover are black. In my opinion, this is a plus, especially against the background of the three-color cover in Sensation, which looked strange.

Secondly, the new model has red details. A bezel around the camera, earpiece mesh above the screen, backlit keys under the display and key layout, and the Beats logo on the battery cover. Such details make the smartphone unusual and just distinguish it from the original version, without making it too pretentious. The developers managed to maintain the corporate identity and not go to extremes in terms of design.

Body materials

Here everything is the same as in the usual HTC Sensation - a combination of metal and plastic in the battery cover and the glass surface of the screen. I used my smartphone for about a month, and during this time Houses & Apartments For Sale in Ghana it has not lost its initial appearance. At the same time, the device was used in the usual mode, I threw it into a backpack, carried it along with other phones and other equipment.

Assembly

Many users had complaints about the original model: the volume button fell off, personally, the camera rim on one of the samples came off. With HTC Sensation XE, I have not encountered such problems. During operation, the case did not creak, and the volume and power keys did not loosen.

Dimensions

The model is identical in size to the regular HTC Sensation. Here is a comparison of the dimensions of the Sensation XE with other devices:

  • HTC Sensation XE - 126 x 65.4 x 11.3mm, 148g
  • Sony Ericsson Arc - 125 x 63 x 8.7mm, 117g
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 - 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm, 116g

Controls

Structurally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of Sensation - therefore, the location of all controls and the features of their work are the same for models. The only difference is in the illumination of the keys under the screen, if in the original device it was white, then in the Sensation XE it is red. I don’t like the red backlight, but it’s a matter of taste, the backlight is unobtrusive, so it doesn’t distract with its brightness during work.

Screen

The display has also not undergone any changes, it is a matrix with a resolution of qHD - 960x540 pixels, the screen is made using S-LCD technology and has a diagonal of 4.3 ”(physical dimensions 95.5x53.5 mm). The screen has good brightness, normal color reproduction and viewing angles, although in the corners it loses to other devices from HTC (like the original Sensation) and flagships from other manufacturers. At the maximum deviation, the picture on the screen fades.

Camera

In terms of camera quality, HTC Sensation was, on the one hand, significantly better than the previous models of the company, on the other hand, it still lagged behind top-end smartphones from Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Now HTC has Titan and Sensation XL, which uses a new camera module, which has become better, and in HTC Sensation XE the camera is exactly the same as in the original "sensation".

Below are sample photos and videos so you can judge the quality of the camera. In my hands I had the final sample with the latest firmware at the time of preparing the pictures.

Work offline

The "sensation" uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1520 mAh, in the new model its capacity is 1730 mAh. In practice, I did not notice any changes in battery life - it is still problematic to hold out with this device until the evening. In addition, the company is positioning the new product as a music smartphone, and if, for example, you turn on music on HTC Sensation XE in the morning and continue using it as usual (calls, messages, mail and the Internet), the device will run out of power by the middle of the day, hours in 16-17.

Performance

The smartphone is built on the Qualcomm QSD8260 platform with a dual-core processor, unlike Sensation, where the processor frequency was 1.2 GHz, here it is a processor overclocked to 1.5 GHz. Otherwise, everything is identical to the first model - 768 MB of RAM and about 1 GB of internal memory for data storage. The device comes with a 16 GB card, which also distinguishes it from the simple Sensation, which was equipped with an 8 GB card.

In terms of speed, the novelty is no different from its predecessor - the device plays video without problems in resolutions up to 720p in formats supported by the standard player. Video in FullHD (1920x1080) sometimes comes with delays, sometimes not, it all depends on the particular video.

The most important feature of the new smartphone and its difference from the simple HTC Sensation is the sound. At least that's what HTC is focusing on. In practice, there are two points due to which the Sensation XE produces a better sound, and both are subjective. The first is the special player settings (equalizer) Beats Audio - which turn on every time you start music on your headphones. This setting can be turned off manually, it turns on when you connect any headphones, not just the bundled headset from Beats.

There are no additional items to improve the sound path in the smartphone. In my opinion, the headphones are perfect for those who listen to techno and generally like pronounced low frequencies, the rest of the headset based on iBeats, most likely, will not like it, and for me, for example, it’s completely difficult to stay in earplugs for a long time, so that I am not at all the audience of this smartphone from this position.

Software

Like the HTC Sensation, it uses version 3 of the Sense interface. The music player in it seems to me more convenient than in version 3.5 - it presents the library in a simpler and more logical way, it is more convenient to select categories and, in general, music by different types. I talked about the features of Sense 3.0 in the HTC Sensation review, so I won't repeat myself.

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Conclusion

The official cost of HTC Sensation XE is 27,000 - 28,000 rubles. As usual, “he who seeks will find him” is easy for 18,000 - 19,000 rubles. The situation, when the price of a "gray" device is one third lower than the official one, has already become the norm for HTC. This is more and more surprising, the company says that sales of "gray" devices are minimal of the total and that problems, by and large, do not exist, but if you look at the number of Sensation XE offers, then a "gray" smartphone for less than 19,000 rubles is offered dozens of online stores.

The price tag of 27,000 rubles is too high for a smartphone, but the price of up to 20,000 is already attractive. For this money, you get an updated HTC Sensation with a more thoughtful and harmonious design, which is expressed in color, as well as a quality headset in the kit and improved features. It makes no sense to change a simple Sensation to Sensation XE, but if you choose a device from the new products, then you should pay attention to the XE version - at the end of 2011 this is one of the most balanced devices of the company, albeit not quite deservedly called musical. After all, all the “musicality” of a smartphone comes down to the presence of an expensive headset in the kit and equalizer settings.

Just in case, I will once again list all the differences between the HTC Sensation XE and the original model:

HTC Sensation XE at a glance

For two months I have accumulated a lot of devices, on which it is high time to make reviews, but for various reasons all this was delayed, so in December I will try to return all debts to readers. Let's start with a brief overview of HTC Sensation XE. I will not make a full text on this device, so as not to waste readers' time, because the smartphone largely copies the original model. We'll talk about all the differences between the two and how musical the Sensation XE really is.

Content:

Positioning

Recently, about a year, the market for top Android smartphones has been experiencing a boom and crisis at the same time. There is too much competition here, and every month it only intensifies. Manufacturers are forced to update their flagships almost every six months, which looks absurd. A few years ago, top devices did not lose their relevance for years, and now 3-4 months, and a generation change. However, it is the manufacturers who have driven themselves into this dead end, they have to get out of it.

The South Korean company Samsung chose the path of expanding the line with the help of a new format, first offering the market a half-smartphone-half-tablet Note, and the Taiwanese HTC decided to choose a different way - segmenting the flagship into several different models, in particular, the music path was chosen first. This is how the HTC Sensation XE appeared - an improved version of the regular Sensation, equipped with a high-quality headset.

Delivery set

Together with the smartphone in the box, you can find a charger, a USB-microUSB cable and a small envelope with various pieces of paper. This is what is available in almost any device from HTC. But a branded headset based on headphones from Beats Audios (brand name, manufacturer - Monster company) is an innovation. Usually, HTC equipped even top-end smartphones with the simplest headset, but here the headset is based, judging by its appearance, on iBeats headphones, which cost $120 on the manufacturer's website. In addition, the set includes a case for this headset. We will talk about sound and headset later.

Design

Externally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of the original model, the difference in color and design of several elements. You can read about the design of Sensation in its review, and here I will tell you about the differences.

Firstly, the HTC Sensation XE has a black case. The battery cover is plain, the plastic and metal areas of the cover are black. In my opinion, this is a plus, especially against the background of the three-color cover in Sensation, which looked strange.

Secondly, the new model has red details. A bezel around the camera, earpiece mesh above the screen, backlit keys under the display and key layout, and the Beats logo on the battery cover. Such details make the smartphone unusual and just distinguish it from the original version, without making it too pretentious. The developers managed to maintain the corporate identity and not go to extremes in terms of design.

Body materials

Here everything is the same as in the usual HTC Sensation - a combination of metal and plastic in the battery cover and the glass surface of the screen. I used my smartphone for about a month, and during this time Houses & Apartments For Sale in Ghana it has not lost its initial appearance. At the same time, the device was used in the usual mode, I threw it into a backpack, carried it along with other phones and other equipment.

Assembly

Many users had complaints about the original model: the volume button fell off, personally, the camera rim on one of the samples came off. With HTC Sensation XE, I have not encountered such problems. During operation, the case did not creak, and the volume and power keys did not loosen.

Dimensions

The model is identical in size to the regular HTC Sensation. Here is a comparison of the dimensions of the Sensation XE with other devices:

  • HTC Sensation XE - 126 x 65.4 x 11.3mm, 148g
  • Sony Ericsson Arc - 125 x 63 x 8.7mm, 117g
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 - 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm, 116g

Controls

Structurally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of Sensation - therefore, the location of all controls and the features of their work are the same for models. The only difference is in the illumination of the keys under the screen, if in the original device it was white, then in the Sensation XE it is red. I don’t like the red backlight, but it’s a matter of taste, the backlight is unobtrusive, so it doesn’t distract with its brightness during work.

Screen

The display has also not undergone any changes, it is a matrix with a resolution of qHD - 960x540 pixels, the screen is made using S-LCD technology and has a diagonal of 4.3 ”(physical dimensions 95.5x53.5 mm). The screen has good brightness, normal color reproduction and viewing angles, although in the corners it loses to other devices from HTC (like the original Sensation) and flagships from other manufacturers. At the maximum deviation, the picture on the screen fades.

Camera

In terms of camera quality, HTC Sensation was, on the one hand, significantly better than the previous models of the company, on the other hand, it still lagged behind top-end smartphones from Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Now HTC has Titan and Sensation XL, which uses a new camera module, which has become better, and in HTC Sensation XE the camera is exactly the same as in the original "sensation".

Below are sample photos and videos so you can judge the quality of the camera. In my hands I had the final sample with the latest firmware at the time of preparing the pictures.

Offline work

The "sensation" uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1520 mAh, in the new model its capacity is 1730 mAh. In practice, I did not notice any changes in battery life - it is still problematic to hold out with this device until the evening. In addition, the company is positioning the new product as a music smartphone, and if, for example, you turn on music on HTC Sensation XE in the morning and continue using it as usual (calls, messages, mail and the Internet), the device will run out of power by the middle of the day, hours in 16-17.

Performance

The smartphone is built on the Qualcomm QSD8260 platform with a dual-core processor, unlike Sensation, where the processor frequency was 1.2 GHz, here it is a processor overclocked to 1.5 GHz. Otherwise, everything is identical to the first model - 768 MB of RAM and about 1 GB of internal memory for data storage. The device comes with a 16 GB card, which also distinguishes it from the simple Sensation, which was equipped with an 8 GB card.

In terms of speed, the novelty is no different from its predecessor - the device plays video without problems in resolutions up to 720p in formats supported by the standard player. Video in FullHD (1920x1080) sometimes comes with delays, sometimes not, it all depends on the particular video.

The most important feature of the new smartphone and its difference from the simple HTC Sensation is the sound. At least that's what HTC is focusing on. In practice, there are two points due to which the Sensation XE produces a better sound, and both are subjective. The first is the special player settings (equalizer) Beats Audio - which turn on every time you start music on your headphones. This setting can be turned off manually, it turns on when you connect any headphones, not just the bundled headset from Beats.

The second point is the headset itself based on iBeats headphones. It looks very high quality, with five different nozzles, so everyone will find nozzles to their size. Doubts are raised by a thin cable, it looks flimsy, and there is an opinion that after six months or a year of active operation, the cable will “come to an end”. In general, the headphones are beautiful, stylish and so on, but in terms of sound quality they are too heavily accentuated on low frequencies. Even I hear it with my hearing, which was subject to the onset of bears.

The headset has a convenient remote control for music and calls with three keys, as well as a case in which it is convenient to store the headset itself, attachments for it and a clothespin.

There are no additional points to improve the sound path in the smartphone. In my opinion, the headphones are perfect for those who listen to techno and generally like pronounced low frequencies, the rest of the headset based on iBeats, most likely, will not like it, and for me, for example, it’s completely difficult to stay in earplugs for a long time, so that I am not at all the audience of this smartphone from this position.

Software

Like the HTC Sensation, it uses version 3 of the Sense interface. The music player in it seems to me more convenient than in version 3.5 - it presents the library in a simpler and more logical way, it is more convenient to choose categories and generally music by different types. I talked about the features of Sense 3.0 in the HTC Sensation review, so I won't repeat myself.

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Conclusion

The official cost of HTC Sensation XE is 27,000 - 28,000 rubles. As usual, “he who seeks will find him” is easy for 18,000 - 19,000 rubles. The situation, when the price of a "gray" device is one third lower than the official one, has already become the norm for HTC. This is more and more surprising, the company says that sales of "gray" devices are minimal of the total and that problems, by and large, do not exist, but if you look at the number of Sensation XE offers, then a "gray" smartphone for less than 19,000 rubles is offered dozens of online stores.

The price tag of 27,000 rubles is too high for a smartphone, but the price of up to 20,000 is already attractive. For this money, you get an updated HTC Sensation with a more thoughtful and harmonious design, which is expressed in color, as well as a quality headset in the kit and improved features. It makes no sense to change a simple Sensation to Sensation XE, but if you choose a device from the new products, then you should pay attention to the XE version - at the end of 2011 this is one of the most balanced devices of the company, albeit not quite deservedly called musical. After all, all the “musicality” of a smartphone comes down to the presence of an expensive headset in the kit and equalizer settings.

Just in case, I will once again list all the differences between the HTC Sensation XE and the original model:

HTC Sensation XE at a glance

For two months I have accumulated a lot of devices, on which it is high time to make reviews, but for various reasons all this was delayed, so in December I will try to return all debts to readers. Let's start with a brief overview of HTC Sensation XE. I will not make a full text on this device, so as not to waste readers' time, because the smartphone largely copies the original model. We'll talk about all the differences between the two and how musical the Sensation XE really is.

Content:

Positioning

Recently, about a year, the market for top Android smartphones has been experiencing a boom and crisis at the same time. There is too much competition here, and every month it only intensifies. Manufacturers are forced to update their flagships almost every six months, which looks absurd. A few years ago, top devices did not lose their relevance for years, and now 3-4 months, and a generation change. However, it is the manufacturers who have driven themselves into this dead end, they have to get out of it.

The South Korean company Samsung chose the path of expanding the line with the help of a new format, first offering the market a half-smartphone-half-tablet Note, and the Taiwanese HTC decided to choose a different way - segmenting the flagship into several different models, in particular, the music path was chosen first. This is how the HTC Sensation XE appeared - an improved version of the regular Sensation, which is equipped with a high-quality headset.

Delivery set

Together with the smartphone in the box, you can find a charger, a USB-microUSB cable and a small envelope with various pieces of paper. This is what is available in almost any device from HTC. But a branded headset based on headphones from Beats Audios (brand name, manufacturer - Monster company) is an innovation. Usually, HTC equipped even top-end smartphones with the simplest headset, but here the headset is based, judging by its appearance, on iBeats headphones, which cost $120 on the manufacturer's website. In addition, the set includes a case for this headset. We will talk about sound and headset later.

Design

Externally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of the original model, the difference in color and design of several elements. You can read about the design of Sensation in its review, and here I will tell you about the differences.

Firstly, the HTC Sensation XE has a black case. The battery cover is plain, the plastic and metal areas of the cover are black. In my opinion, this is a plus, especially against the background of the three-color cover in Sensation, which looked strange.

Secondly, the new model has red details. A bezel around the camera, earpiece mesh above the screen, backlit keys under the display and key layout, and the Beats logo on the battery cover. Such details make the smartphone unusual and just distinguish it from the original version, without making it too pretentious. The developers managed to maintain the corporate identity and not go to extremes in terms of design.

Body materials

Here everything is the same as in the usual HTC Sensation - a combination of metal and plastic in the battery cover and the glass surface of the screen. I used my smartphone for about a month, and during this time Houses & Apartments For Sale in Ghana it has not lost its initial appearance. At the same time, the device was used in the usual mode, I threw it into a backpack, carried it along with other phones and other equipment.

Assembly

Many users had complaints about the original model: the volume button fell off, personally, the camera rim on one of the samples came off. With HTC Sensation XE, I have not encountered such problems. During operation, the case did not creak, and the volume and power keys did not loosen.

Dimensions

The model is identical in size to the regular HTC Sensation. Here is a comparison of the dimensions of the Sensation XE with other devices:

Camera

In terms of camera quality, HTC Sensation was, on the one hand, significantly better than the previous models of the company, on the other hand, it still lagged behind top-end smartphones from Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Now HTC has Titan and Sensation XL, which uses a new camera module, which has become better, and in HTC Sensation XE the camera is exactly the same as in the original "sensation".

Below are sample photos and videos so you can judge the quality of the camera. In my hands I had the final sample with the latest firmware at the time of preparing the pictures.

Offline work

The "sensation" uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1520 mAh, in the new model its capacity is 1730 mAh. In practice, I did not notice any changes in battery life - it is still problematic to hold out with this device until the evening. In addition, the company is positioning the new product as a music smartphone, and if, for example, you turn on music on HTC Sensation XE in the morning and continue using it as usual (calls, messages, mail and the Internet), the device will run out of power by the middle of the day, hours in 16-17.

Performance

The smartphone is built on the Qualcomm QSD8260 platform with a dual-core processor, unlike Sensation, where the processor frequency was 1.2 GHz, here it is a processor overclocked to 1.5 GHz. Otherwise, everything is identical to the first model - 768 MB of RAM and about 1 GB of internal memory for data storage. The device comes with a 16 GB card, which also distinguishes it from the simple Sensation, which was equipped with an 8 GB card.

In terms of speed, the novelty is no different from its predecessor - the device plays video without problems in resolutions up to 720p in formats supported by the standard player. Video in FullHD (1920x1080) sometimes comes with delays, sometimes not, it all depends on the particular video.

The most important feature of the new smartphone and its difference from the simple HTC Sensation is the sound. At least that's what HTC is focusing on. In practice, there are two points due to which the Sensation XE produces a better sound, and both are subjective. The first is the special player settings (equalizer) Beats Audio - which turn on every time you start music on your headphones. This setting can be turned off manually, it turns on when you connect any headphones, not just the bundled headset from Beats.

The second point is the headset itself based on iBeats headphones. It looks very high quality, with five different nozzles, so everyone will find nozzles to their size. Doubts are raised by a thin cable, it looks flimsy, and there is an opinion that after six months or a year of active operation, the cable will “come to an end”. In general, the headphones are beautiful, stylish and so on, but in terms of sound quality they are too heavily accentuated on low frequencies. Even I hear it with my hearing, which was subject to the onset of bears.

The headset has a convenient remote control for music and calls with three keys, as well as a case in which it is convenient to store the headset itself, attachments for it and a clothespin.

There are no additional points to improve the sound path in the smartphone. In my opinion, the headphones are perfect for those who listen to techno and generally like pronounced low frequencies, the rest of the headset based on iBeats, most likely, will not like it, and for me, for example, it’s completely difficult to stay in earplugs for a long time, so that I am not at all the audience of this smartphone from this position.

Software

Like the HTC Sensation, it uses version 3 of the Sense interface. The music player in it seems to me more convenient than in version 3.5 - it presents the library in a simpler and more logical way, it is more convenient to choose categories and generally music by different types. I talked about the features of Sense 3.0 in the HTC Sensation review, so I won't repeat myself.

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Conclusion

The official cost of HTC Sensation XE is 27,000 - 28,000 rubles. As usual, “he who seeks will find him” is easy for 18,000 - 19,000 rubles. The situation, when the price of a "gray" device is one third lower than the official one, has already become the norm for HTC. This is more and more surprising, the company says that sales of "gray" devices are minimal of the total and that problems, by and large, do not exist, but if you look at the number of Sensation XE offers, then a "gray" smartphone for less than 19,000 rubles is offered dozens of online stores.

The price tag of 27,000 rubles is too high for a smartphone, but the price of up to 20,000 is already attractive. For this money, you get an updated HTC Sensation with a more thoughtful and harmonious design, which is expressed in color, as well as a quality headset in the kit and improved features. It makes no sense to change a simple Sensation to Sensation XE, but if you choose a device from the new products, then you should pay attention to the XE version - at the end of 2011 this is one of the most balanced devices of the company, albeit not quite deservedly called musical. After all, all the “musicality” of a smartphone comes down to the presence of an expensive headset in the kit and equalizer settings.

Just in case, I will once again list all the differences between the HTC Sensation XE and the original model:

HTC Sensation XE at a glance

For two months I have accumulated a lot of devices, on which it is high time to make reviews, but for various reasons all this was delayed, so in December I will try to return all debts to readers. Let's start with a brief overview of HTC Sensation XE. I will not make a full text on this device, so as not to waste readers' time, because the smartphone largely copies the original model. We'll talk about all the differences between the two and how musical the Sensation XE really is.

Content:

Positioning

Recently, about a year, the market for top Android smartphones has been experiencing a boom and crisis at the same time. There is too much competition here, and every month it only intensifies. Manufacturers are forced to update their flagships almost every six months, which looks absurd. A few years ago, top devices did not lose their relevance for years, and now 3-4 months, and a generation change. However, it is the manufacturers who have driven themselves into this dead end, they have to get out of it.

The South Korean company Samsung chose the path of expanding the line with the help of a new format, first offering the market a half-smartphone-half-tablet Note, and the Taiwanese HTC decided to choose a different way - segmenting the flagship into several different models, in particular, the music path was chosen first. This is how the HTC Sensation XE appeared - an improved version of the regular Sensation, which is equipped with a high-quality headset.

Delivery set

Together with the smartphone in the box, you can find a charger, a USB-microUSB cable and a small envelope with various pieces of paper. This is what is available in almost any device from HTC. But a branded headset based on headphones from Beats Audios (brand name, manufacturer - Monster company) is an innovation. Usually, HTC equipped even top-end smartphones with the simplest headset, but here the headset is based, judging by its appearance, on iBeats headphones, which cost $120 on the manufacturer's website. In addition, the set includes a case for this headset. We will talk about sound and headset later.

Design

Externally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of the original model, the difference in color and design of several elements. You can read about the design of Sensation in its review, and here I will tell you about the differences.

Firstly, the HTC Sensation XE has a black case. The battery cover is plain, the plastic and metal areas of the cover are black. In my opinion, this is a plus, especially against the background of the three-color cover in Sensation, which looked strange.

Secondly, the new model has red details. A bezel around the camera, earpiece mesh above the screen, backlit keys under the display and key layout, and the Beats logo on the battery cover. Such details make the smartphone unusual and just distinguish it from the original version, without making it too pretentious. The developers managed to maintain the corporate identity and not go to extremes in terms of design.

Body materials

Here everything is the same as in the usual HTC Sensation - a combination of metal and plastic in the battery cover and the glass surface of the screen. I used the smartphone for about a month, and during this time Houses & Apartments For Sale in Ghana it has not lost its original appearance. At the same time, the device was used in the usual mode, I threw it into a backpack, carried it along with other phones and other equipment.

Structurally, HTC Sensation XE is a copy of Sensation - therefore, the location of all controls and the features of their work are the same for models. The only difference is in the illumination of the keys under the screen, if in the original device it was white, then in the Sensation XE it is red. I don’t like the red backlight, but it’s a matter of taste, the backlight is unobtrusive, so it doesn’t distract with its brightness during work.

Screen

The display has also not undergone any changes, it is a matrix with a resolution of qHD - 960x540 pixels, the screen is made using S-LCD technology and has a diagonal of 4.3 ”(physical dimensions 95.5x53.5 mm). The screen has good brightness, normal color reproduction and viewing angles, although in the corners it loses to other devices from HTC (like the original Sensation) and flagships from other manufacturers. At the maximum deviation, the picture on the screen fades.

Camera

In terms of camera quality, HTC Sensation was, on the one hand, significantly better than the previous models of the company, on the other hand, it still lagged behind top-end smartphones from Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Now HTC has Titan and Sensation XL, which uses a new camera module, which has become better, and in HTC Sensation XE the camera is exactly the same as in the original "sensation".

In terms of speed, the novelty is no different from its predecessor - the device plays video without problems in resolutions up to 720p in formats supported by the standard player. Video in FullHD (1920x1080) sometimes comes with delays, sometimes not, it all depends on the particular video.

The most important feature of the new smartphone and its difference from the simple HTC Sensation is the sound. At least that's what HTC is focusing on. In practice, there are two points due to which the Sensation XE produces a better sound, and both are subjective. The first is the special player settings (equalizer) Beats Audio - which turn on every time you start music on your headphones. This setting can be turned off manually, it turns on when you connect any headphones, not just the bundled headset from Beats.

The second point is the headset itself based on iBeats headphones. It looks very high quality, with five different nozzles, so everyone will find nozzles to their size. Doubts are raised by a thin cable, it looks flimsy, and there is an opinion that after six months or a year of active operation, the cable will “come to an end”. In general, the headphones are beautiful, stylish and so on, but in terms of sound quality they are too heavily accentuated on low frequencies. Even I hear it with my hearing, which was subject to the onset of bears.

The headset has a convenient remote control for music and calls with three keys, as well as a case in which it is convenient to store the headset itself, attachments for it and a clothespin.

There are no additional points to improve the sound path in the smartphone. In my opinion, the headphones are perfect for those who listen to techno and generally like pronounced low frequencies, the rest of the headset based on iBeats, most likely, will not like it, and for me, for example, it’s completely difficult to stay in earplugs for a long time, so that I am not at all the audience of this smartphone from this position.

Software

Like the HTC Sensation, it uses version 3 of the Sense interface. The music player in it seems to me more convenient than in version 3.5 - it presents the library in a simpler and more logical way, it is more convenient to choose categories and generally music by different types. I talked about the features of Sense 3.0 in the HTC Sensation review, so I won't repeat myself.

Conclusion

The official cost of HTC Sensation XE is 27,000 - 28,000 rubles. As usual, “he who seeks will find him” is easy for 18,000 - 19,000 rubles. The situation, when the price of a "gray" device is one third lower than the official one, has already become the norm for HTC. This is more and more surprising, the company says that sales of "gray" devices are minimal of the total and that problems, by and large, do not exist, but if you look at the number of Sensation XE offers, then a "gray" smartphone for less than 19,000 rubles is offered dozens of online stores.

The price tag of 27,000 rubles is too high for a smartphone, but the price of up to 20,000 is already attractive. For this money, you get an updated HTC Sensation with a more thoughtful and harmonious design, which is expressed in color, as well as a quality headset in the kit and improved features. It makes no sense to change a simple Sensation to Sensation XE, but if you choose a device from the new products, then you should pay attention to the XE version - at the end of 2011 this is one of the most balanced devices of the company, albeit not quite deservedly called musical. After all, all the “musicality” of a smartphone comes down to the presence of an expensive headset in the kit and equalizer settings.

Just in case, I will once again list all the differences between the HTC Sensation XE and the original model:

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