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Good: wide screen, sharp camera/screen resolution, fast processing, sleek/solid feel, and of course awesome beats headphone!
Bad: reboot often especially after installing certain new software/games
Comment: great phone and i am a proud owner because finally theres a phone that nearly matches up to the oh-so-popular samsung galaxy s2 .. plus the camera is great and the audio superb ..
however if you're a fan of iphone then this phone is not for you, other than that it works out great :)
Good: Fast, good looking, nice software
Bad: Reboots occasionally. No FLAC. Headphones won't fit all.
Comment: As a music lover this was the phone for me. Sadly I cannot live with the Beats headphones. They sound great when they are fully inserted into your ear with an airtight seal but they slowly slip out so you can't get more than about 5 minutes of uninterrupted listening.
Strangely their loseless format of choice is WMA and not flac. This doesn't cause me too much of a problem as I have a large library of each but it was a surprise and may be an issue for some.
Just as a comment on the article my phone actually came with a 16 Gb card as opposed to an 8 Gb. In my case it didn't help much and I have already purchased a 32 Gb card which is almost full. Nowhere to go from there....
I mentioned rebooting in the headline. It does. I do not know why. About once every few days, maybe once a week. Not a major problem most of the time - just something I have gotten used to and it works perfectly once it has restarted. I suspect there is some background process causing this but am at a loss as to how to find out which one.
I'll also mention the RAM. Whilst there is a decent amount of it (768 Mb?) Sense and its background tasks take up a huge proportion of that. I rarely see more than 150 Mb available - this can be a problem multi-tasking with heavy 3d games in the mix.
I picked up a micro USB to HDMI converter for the phone recently. It works and it is astonishing to see Angry birds on a 42 inch screen. Anything you see on your display is shown on the TV. Very good - I am just not sure I will use it all that often.
Only other comment is that it might have been nice if HTC had included a case with the phone. For me a case is an essential item and it would hardly have broken the bank surely....
Comment: worst phone i have ever had . had it 6 week and have had to do 3 factory resets so i am going to sell it and go back to a iPhone , i really hate this phone
Good: T Mobile USA 3g/4g support, great build, uses the same battery as the Amaze 4G!
Bad: Viewing angles and slightly washed out screen
Comment: Sorry for the second post, but I totally forgot to mention that this phone uses the same exact battery as the Amaze 4G which means you can go to any T Mobile USA store and purchase an extra battery on the fly!
Good: Build quality/feel, aesthetics, Beats Audio, qHD resolution, connects to T Mobile USA's 3g/4g!
Bad: Limited viewing angles, slightly washed out screen
Comment: I go through phones like I go through socks... Most recently, had the original Sensation (loved it), got the Amaze 4g (thicker, heavier and slightly longer than the Sensation) and I now have the Sensation XE (totally in love).
This version of the Sensation (3 total, Original, XE and the XL) is the nicest version in my opinion. It has great looks with nice red accents in the front and back with the same slim design of the original Sensation. Although it has 4.3" screen, the style and design of phones makes it feel so much smaller in hand that other 4.3" devices (HD2, Desire HD, Amaze 4g).
If you are coming from another HTC device, Sense is the same on ALL of their phones (except for those running Sense 3.5) which means you will be able to jump right in and customize your phone to your liking.
The deciding factor for me was the fact that I have T Mobile and this phone actually connects to T Mobile's 3g/4g bands! It literally is a rebranded Sensation with Beats Audio software and headphones. I was going to get the Sensation XL but the non removable memory, lack of 3g support for T Mobile and low resolution (for a screen that size) were all deal breakers for me.
I have no regrets getting rid of my Amaze 4g for the Sensation XE. The Amaze has slightly more RAM, 1Gig vs 768 MB's on the XE and a 2 Megapixel front facing camera vs VGA front facing camera on the XE and came with 16 Gigs of on board storage vs 1 Gig on the XE, however I have nicer looking phone (my opinion) that weighs less, feels better in my hand, included a nice pair of headphones and operates exactly like the Amaze or Sensation. I have full 3g access and I more than likely will not see another person with one-definitely an eye catcher and some bragging rights, lol.
*I gave the bundled 8 Gig card to my wife for her GS2 and have a 32 Gig card in my XE. I have quite a few movies and tons of music, videos, pics, etc. Great phone!
Bad: dead pixel
Comment: Good day HTC! Bought your HTC SENSATION XE BEATS, December 15, 2011. I downloaded a application DEAD PIXEL TESTER and used it. Then I saw a dead pixel. I went to the cell phone shop where I bought it to replace it. While checking the new unit I realize that theres also a dead pixel. They told me that it might be deffective. I told them to inform me if theres a new unit going to be delivered the next day. Upon checking the new unit theres also a dea pixel! 3 units with dead pixel. Is that normal in HTC sensation xe?
Comment: lot better than my past 2 iPhones
Good: Beats, design, look
Comment: By the looks of it looks awesome, but i really want to know what's the price
Good: beats audio , black nd red theme nd it's speed
Bad: grey colored screen
Comment: it's simply awsm !! nd u cn buy it widout any doubt ..
i'ts better as compare to galaxy s2 nd galaxy note
Good: Touch and feel, screen, Sense interface,
Bad: Beats audio is meh for music lovers
Comment: Very good smartphone overall - chose it over the S2 - it's the bigger brother of the Desire which I loved. Everything is intuitive, Android version has got less limitations and Sense adds a few very useful tricks. No bug in any app so far.
The earplugs are useless to me though, as is the Beats audio bass boost - I have dual-drive Shures which make a much better job at isolating and rendering a high fidelity sound, and with those and "subtle" music like jazz or... metal you dont need the XXL ultra bass effects which pretty much kill the rest of the musical scope. Just turn it off (HTC equalizer is actually a bit more subtle, but with good earplugs you can keep the sound natural).
Hope to keep it for a long while !
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