Critic reviews

8.2
10 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.2
  • Display
    7.6
  • Battery life
    6.6
  • Camera
    7.4
  • Ease of use
    7.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.8
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.8
  • Media support
    6.8
  • Durability
    8.1
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

8.6
11 reviews
7.0
Engadget Oct 13, 2011

The XE doesn't improve much on the first Sensation and better phones are hitting the market. Did we mention Beats Audio is a gimmick?

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9.0
CNET UK Nov 2, 2011

Simply put, the Sensation XE is one of HTC's finest achievements to date, and arguably the biggest challenger to the upcoming Galaxy Nexus.

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8.0
PC World Australia Nov 15, 2011

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 its appeal. Ultimately, the HTC Sensation XE is a very good smartphone but not a great one.

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8.0
CNET Asia Nov 4, 2011

The HTC Sensation XE provides a pleasing aural experience when used with the bundled earphones. Coupled with the faster 1.5GHz processor and subtle design accents, it makes for an overall excellent smartphone.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 9, 2011

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 else.

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8.0
Wired UK Jan 3, 2012

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.

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9.0
phoneArena Nov 4, 2011

If you want the trendy Beats branding, then yes. However, if the music quality is what you seek, the XE doesn't do anything unique - you can get any phone and pair it with high quality headphones of your choice.

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9.0
TechRadar Mar 16, 2012

The HTC Sensation XE is an excellent mobile and for any audiophile out there, this sound be taken into serious consideration.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Nov 11, 2011

It's certainly a decent phone that can more-than do justice to Android, but when the original Sensation is now available for about £100 less, you can get better audio quality by spending the difference on a great pair of earphones, instead of the just-good Beats bundled pair here.

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9.0
MobileBurn Nov 22, 2011

As an all round package the Sensation XE is a really nice handset, and the processor and battery upgrades make it worth a look over the standard Sensation.

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8.0
ideemas ideemas

The phone is amazing, but iPhone is better. I liked accesability and how easy you can send and recieve files. the screen is good, the speed is good as well. Design and overal look isn't that good. the best thing is Sound - it is amazing!

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10
Lolfisch Lolfisch

This is my third Smartphone in 2 years. After my iPhone broke and Apple said my guaranty is not valid, I bought a High-end Android Smartphone... It is great to use and there are so many Apps in the MArket, that there

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9.0
moonstarru25 moonstarru25

This is my all time fave HTC phone! Though I know HTC already released much better phone, I would still go with XE. Sounds, camera and size are really awesome!

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