HTC Sensation XL vs XE | HTC Sensation XE vs XL | with Beats Audio by Dr Dre | Full Specs Compared | Sensation XE and XL First Look
HTC has announced a larger and slimmer version of HTC Sensation XE called Sensation XL with Beats Audio. The main differences between XL and XE are that Sensation XL is larger, slimmer, white coloured, and has more internal storage. But Sensation XE is twice as faster than Sensation XL; XE has a dual core processor, but XL has only a single core processor. It has 4.7″ WVGA (480×800 pixels) display, whereas XE display is 4.3″ with qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution. Though, Sensation XL has more real estate, Sensation XE has higher pixels per inch. Sensation XL is only 9.9 mm thick, while XE is 11.3 mm. In addition, Sensation XL has more internal storage than XE; it has 16GB whereas XE has 4GB. Other than these differences, there are few more noteworthy changes in the technical specification. One is the camera’s video recording capability; while Sensation XE can record up to 1080p, XL can capture up to 720p only. Sensation XE scores more with the battery too; it has a 1730 mAh battery, whereas XL has 1600 mAh battery. Dr Dre’s Beats ultra light headset with Beats Audio application is available with both models. Sensation XL will be available in the EMEA and Asia Pacific market starting from early November 2011.
HTC Sensation XE
HTC Sensation XE is one of the latest Android smart phones announced by HTC. The device is officially announced in September 2011. The device is expected to be released to the market by 1st October 2011. This is the latest version of HTC Sensation and similar to its predecessor HTC Sensation XE is also designed as an entertainment phone and the device lives up to its expectations. HTC Sensation XE comes with custom made “Beats” headset. Therefore the device is also known as HTC Sensation XE with beats audio.
HTC Sensation XE is 4.96” tall, 2.57” wide and 0.44” thick. The dimensions of the phone remain similar to its predecessor and there for the portability and slim feel of the device remains intact. The device comes with a black and red designed which was commonly available in many other entertainment phones. With battery the device weighs 151g. HTC Sensation XE has a 4.3” Super LCD, capacitive touch screen with 16 M colours. The screen resolution is 540 x 960. The resolution of the display and the quality remains similar to the previous version of the phone released few months back. The device also has Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and a Gyro sensor. The user interface on HTC Sensation is customised with HTC Sense.
HTC Sensation XE has a 1.5 GHz dual core snapdragon processor with Adreno 220 GPU for hardware accelerated graphics. Since HTC Sensation XE is meant to manipulate a reasonable amount of multimedia, a good hardware configuration is necessary to achieve the full potential of the device. The device comes with 4 GB internal storage and 768 MB RAM. The storage cannot be extended, as it does not have micro SD /SD card slot. In terms of connectivity the device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity as well as micro-USB.
On HTC Sensation series, HTC capitalized heavily on the cameras. The emphasis remains similar in HTC Sensation XE. HTC Sensation XE has an 8 mega pixel rear facing camera with dual LED flash and auto-focus. The camera also comes with useful features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization and face detection. Instant capture is another unique feature in the rear facing camera. The camera is also capable of HD video recording at 1080P with stereo sound recording. The front facing camera is a fixed focus VGA camera quite sufficient for video calling.
HTC Sensation XE is a unique multimedia phone. The device comes with Beats audio and custom made Beats headsets and specially customized music application to take the full advantage of the cool headset. The FM radio support is also available on the device. HTC Sensation XE supports audio playback for formats such as .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav and .wma. The audio recording format available is .amr. IN terms of video playback formats, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) and .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3) are available while video recording is available on .3gp. With the high end hardware configurations and the 4.3” screen HTC Sensation XE will be very user friendly for gaming as well.
HTC Sensation XE is powered by Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread); however the user interface will be customized using the HTC Sense platform. The active lock screen and visuals for weather are available on HTC Sensation XE. Since HTC Sensation XE is an Android phone applications can be downloaded from Android market and many other 3rd party stores. Facebook and Twitter applications highly customized for HTC sense is available for HTC Sensation XE. Photos and videos can be directly uploaded to Flickr, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube from HTC Sensation XE. The browsing experience on HTC Sensation is also supreme with multi window browsing. Text and image are rendered with quality even after zoom and video playback on browser is also smooth. The browser comes with support for flash.
HTC Sensation XE comes with a 1730 mAh re-chargeable battery. As HTC Sensation XE is intended for heavy multimedia manipulation, battery life is vital. The device reportedly stands more than 7 hours of continuous talk time with 3G on.
HTC introducing Sensation XL with Beats Audio