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HTC Sensation XE Hands-on

0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2011, 15:54 posted on

The HTC Sensation is still one of the best phones on the market so why are HTC already releasing a follow-up only months after its launch? Well it's got something to do with the sweet sound of music and its ability to generate what many refer to as "ka-ching!"...

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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:56 5

1. dacastrator (unregistered)


Bad A$$ phone.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:50 1

8. biophone (Posts: 1992; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


As usual with htc.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:02 9

2. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Captive buttons are red! Now that's sick!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:08 3

4. Galen20K (Posts: 541; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I like the buttons red, but that red speaker grill looks tacky.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:03 2

3. Flipopapotamus (unregistered)


Does this one have MHL in it too?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:09

5. arun406 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


IS THIS PHONE COMING TO T-MOBILE USA

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:21

20. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yes, its launching oct/nov. its the SENSATION.. lol

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:36 2

6. zach (unregistered)


That phone honestly looks so bada$$ the whole design on it just looks sick as f*ck, hope it comes to verizon!!

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 01:04

42. JDubNYY (unregistered)


It is it's calles the HTC Vigor ( Icredible HD, or they came up with some other possible name) but the one for Verizon has a 720p screen instead of that crappy qHD so its going to beeee SSSSIIIIICCCCKKKK! And despite what haters say the Vigor for Verizon will have Beats Audio!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:41 2

7. slandy7 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I'm digging the red buttons!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:04

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3111; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Considering its the sensation I'm pretty sure its going to t mobile

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:13

10. java (unregistered)


Just don't get caught using that phone in the wrong part of LA. You'll get shot for sure. :P

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 00:16

45. RAIDERWILL (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Damn.. Your Right..

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:16 1

11. paynekiller (Posts: 140; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Is anything from the Sensation line coming to Sprint? The EVO 3D isnt really doing it for me.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:26

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3111; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


you should get the epic touch 4g

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 18:02 1

14. paynekiller (Posts: 140; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Ya I've had my eyes on that, but I've just been looking out for HTC's next top-of-the-line offering that doesn't boast 3D as the seller. 3D on it was ok,but I'm not interested really.
I'm sort of a HTC fan, I love their phones more than I do Samsung even if they are more difficult to "play" with. Their phone design and UI always have my attention but they have really fell behind with the Galaxy S II in terms of power. If I don't see anything in the coming weeks I may just have to go for the SGS II and end up putting Sense on it..

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 19:53

19. biophone (Posts: 1992; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Lol the most powerful phone has really fallen behind in terms of power. Yes sense is #1 :).

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:22 1

21. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


are you on crack? seriously? the SGS2 fell behind in power??

ITS THE MOST POWERFUL ANDROID SMARTPHONE (and probably most powerful period) ON THE PLANET.

lol

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:26 2

23. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


that's not what he meant. xD
he meant HTC fell behind Samsung with the Galaxy S II in terms of power.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 00:53

26. biophone (Posts: 1992; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Poor wording I got it now to. Couldn't agree more painkiller

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 09:07

35. Lawk (unregistered)


The SGS2 has a Yamaha DAC and other hardware limitations going on that make it inferior to the first gen Wolfson SGS in terms of audio auality.

So recommending a SGS2 variant makes no sense for the audiophile.

That said it remains unclear to me if the XE has a different DAC and or amp than the standard one or if the XE just has a beats equalizer preset.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 01:06

43. JDubNYY (unregistered)


Than you should drop that s**ty ass sprint and go to T-Mobile USA!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:44

13. phoneguru (unregistered)


the evo+ should be comming out soon the true next version of the evo so that might be what your looking for

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 18:18 1

15. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


If it just had a 720p hd screen i would have jizzed my pants...

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 01:07

44. JDubNYY (unregistered)


The HTC Vigor for Verizon will have a 720p screen! I can't wait for that phone it's going to be my next for SURE! SSOO SICK!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 18:34

16. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Htc can do what they feel like. Galaxy S2 is the Beast

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 19:42

18. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


well does it sound good?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:23 1

22. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


meh. 0.3% more ghz and a slightly bigger battery still wont let it play keep up with an SGS2.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 23:38

24. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3111; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Its going to take the next Samsung phone to beat the sgs2.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 11:02 1

30. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


wow someone don't know how to do math. It is a 25% increase in speed. You know (.3/1.2)x100=25 And raw power mean nothing when the user don't enjoy it. A few people don't like touchwiz 4.0. A few people don't like Super AMOLED screen because it has unrealistic color i.e our saturated warm color. A few people like higher resolution screen. A few people like heavier feeling phone that have a 16:9 ratio. So ya, you feel like the SGS2 is the best good for you, but this a HTC article why are you here?

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