The HTC Sensation is pretty much one of the company’s flagship products, so it’s no surprise that so much hype surrounded the announcement of the HTC Sensation XE, the successor to the smartphone. This article looks at the similarities and differences of these two to help you choose which of these mobile phone powerhouses is best for you.
What’s added to the HTC Sensation XE?
HTC Sensation XE has been designed as an update to the original, and it definitely shows when you look at the add-ons and modifications made to the original. HTC Sensation XE comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a clear upgrade from the original 1.2GHz processor. This makes it a faster, more powerful smartphone that can handle just about anything you throw at it. The battery has also been upgraded, and the phone now packs a 1730 mAh battery that allows you to use the smartphone for several hours of talk time.
The biggest upgrade to the phone though is the audio. The phone now comes with Beats Audio, which includes a pair of amplified headphones designed by Dr. Dre, the hip hop artist and producer, and the Beats equalizer profile. When the headphones are connected to the phone, HTC Sensation XE displays the Beats Audio profile that allows you to adjust the settings to choose the profile you prefer. As such, you get a definite boost in your audio that’s tailored to your preferences, whether you like louder volume or louder bass. The bass in particular has been amplified and you can practically feel the boost when listening to your audio tracks on these headphones. It’s not just the music files that have been upgraded in audio; You also have the opportunity to update the audio profile of the movies played on HTC Sensation XE, which means saying goodbye to clanking sounds once and for all. If you don’t want that extra kick in your audio, you can always turn off the Beats Audio option.
What was not changed?
While the Sensation XE is a clear upgrade to the HTC Sensation, a few things were still retained. For example, the design of the phone is quite similar to its predecessor, although the Sensation XE now has some red stripes and a darker chassis to distinguish it from the original Sensation. The 4.3-inch screen size and 8 mp camera also remained unchanged. The phone also has 768 MB of RAM, which is also the same as the memory capacity of its predecessor.
There are certainly many factors that were carried over from the original Sensation. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though, as the first Sensation is one of the most highly praised phones released by HTC, so having the features that buyers liked is a logical decision made by the company.
While similar to its predecessors, the HTC Sensation XE smartphone has several new features for buyers to make it a phone worth owning. Not only do you get a powerful phone in your hands, you also get one that is optimized for music, so music lovers will definitely have fun holding this phone in their hands.