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HTC Sensation XE



The HTC Sensation XE was released in late 2011 and was shipped with a SIM-free price of around £450. The handset comes with Beats audio software installed on top of a pair of very decent Dr Dre earphones.


The HTC Sensation has a 4.3 inch SLCD display, which offers sharp colours and a great contrast, although the colours aren’t as bright as AMOLED displays.

The Sensation XE comes with 4GB internal storage which some may say is a little small for phones on the high end table, but it does have a Micro SD card slot for an extra 32GB space.

With only 786MB RAM, once again the memory specifications are a little lacking, although the price point of the HTC Sensation XE would probably differentiate greatly without the Beats Audio and Dr Dre Earphones. 786MB RAM is still plenty to run the Sensation XE, and along with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor the device works just good enough to really feel like a high end device.

The HTC Sensation also has a primary 8 Megapixel camera, with a super bright LED flash to take quality photos in any lighting condition, even pitch black. It also has a front facing VGA camera for semi-decent video calls.


There are two main pointers that really draw customers to the HTC Sensation XE, and they really makes up for the somewhat lacking memory specs.

When using Beats earphones you can turn the Beats Audio software on and off on the HTC Sensation, and you’re definitely going to notice a great difference. Smartphone sound quality

can be somewhat lacking, but HTC have done a great job with the sound, and it is a perfect replacement for your iPod.

Navigating through the music menus is nice and easy, and you can make playlists filled with your favourite songs for even quicker listening. There isn’t a movie player installed on the HTC Sensation, but you can easily install one from the Google Play market.

The HTC Sensation XE is shipped with Android’s Gingerbread operating system, but lucky for us HTC have implemented an update to 4.0, and after installing the new OS, things work so much more simply and quicker than before.

From a hardware point of view, the HTC Sensation XE has perhaps a little less to offer than many other high end devices, but along with the software features and Beats Audio integration, the HTC Sensation XE is a top competitor against the likes of Samsung and Apple.


The HTC Sensation XE is availiable on 121 contracts.

Listed below are the 5 cheapest contracts ordered by monthly price (use our Contract Finder to compare contracts and find a contract that suits you at the cheapest possible price):

Phone Minutes Texts Data Price (monthly) Phone Price Contract Length (months) Merchant Benefit Free Gift
HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio 50 250 250 £10.50 £250.00 24
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HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio 100 500 250 £15.50 £200.00 24
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HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio 100 500 250 £15.50 £200.00 24
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unlimited landline talk
HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio 100 500 250 £15.50 £200.00 24
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unlimited tmobile talk
HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio 100 500 250 £15.50 £200.00 24
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