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This review is from: HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio Sim-Free Smartphone (Unlocked Phone)
WOW! I have just purchased this phone via an upgrade on my 24 month contract. I originaly had a HTC Desire, Although I was very happy with the Desire there were a few issues that bugged the handset (lag between applications, applications freezing/shutting down and handset freezing) I feel that all these problems have gone with the HTC Sensation XE. This is propably helped with the dual core processor it has. Screen resolution is amazing, very colourful and clear. the phone is very nippy, runs multiple applications at once with ease. The Beats aufdio tech that this phones has is amazing. You have the option whether or not to have the Beats audio enhancement running whilst listening to music which is enabled and disabled with ease. The difference is unbelievably good, You really will be suprised with the difference. Internet is fast, Social network applications such as Twitter run like a dream and with the new updated version of android marketplace on the phone you have thousands of applications at your fingertips. This phone is well worth getting. HTC phones are dubbed the Iphone 'Killer' and this phone is another example of why HTC deserve the title. 5/5 10/10 a very happy customer!
You even get a complimetary pair of the Beats by Dre Ibeats headphones in the box >> Result!
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Initial post: 8 Oct 2011 17:33:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Oct 2011 18:09:24 BDT
Do you know if beats audio works with bluetooth music streaming?
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2011 16:37:17 BDT
The beats audio technology specifically on the phone only works with the Beats headphones. It recognises the hardware, so I cant see it working to its full capability streaming via bluetooth as I am not aware of any Beats by Dre headphones that use Bluetooth! Beats headphones do work with other devices and you can notice the sound quality difference greatly when using Beats headphones, But to get optimum performance you should use Beats headphones with the Beats audio technology incorporated in this handset.
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2011 18:09:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Oct 2011 18:10:21 BDT
Thanks very much for your reply. Most of music playing is done in car via bluetooth. The rare times I use headphones is when I'm flying and then I use my Bose ones as I have not managed to find any as comfortable as the Bose..
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 18:26:04 BDT
P. Patel says:
When you play music, can you have your own custom EQ eg 10 or 12 band. Not Presets such as R
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2011 18:42:19 BDT
Both sound settings are pre set. When you have the beats audio enhancement active, the results are fantastic. You can only use this when you are using actual Beats headphones! You get a pair of ibeats in the box with the phone. Very good handset!
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 08:46:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Oct 2011 08:49:07 BDT
G. M. Fisher says:
I hate this 'iPhone killer" talk, both are different platforms for different people end of, so phone facts not fanboy stuff please. HTC make to many phones, I have a Sensation (week old) sent it back bought one of these and apart from a glorified loudness setting which beats audio is, the shell still creaks, the sound is still tinny for the inbuilt speakers and 1.5Ghz CPU ( the sensation was underclocked) does not make much difference. Battery life seems about the same considering its a bigger battery, but once again more draw on it. HTC should concentrate on quality not quantity, and avoid cheap marketing to get more sales. It still only has 768Mb Ram as well, giving you maybe 143mb free, these phones need 1Gb ram like the Samsung Galaxy 2
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2011 09:03:21 BDT
Fair enough, but that is your opinion. I personally do not find the sound 'tinny', nor does my shell creak. Sorry for using the phrase 'iphone killer', But quite frankly, It is. Battery life is alot better than previous models of HTC. As for cheap marketing, I somehow do not think Beats audio was 'cheap' to buy when they bought a share in the company. Also I am aware that the Samsung Galaxy has more RAM than the Sensation, But that is irrelevant as you suffer from no slow down or 'lag' type issues on the Sensation. Runs like a dream.
If it has bovered you about such minor issues, why did you not get the Samsung?
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 11:51:03 BDT
O. Owoeye says:
I am currently using the desire HD and seriously considering moving on to the sensation xe, how do you compare the desire and the sensation xe? Does the phone have any form of lag with any of the applications, since is a concern to me since some reviews of the sensation complained of lag on the phone? secondly how is the battery life? and lastly how is the display under sunlight? Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2011 12:53:49 BDT
I only had the original desire, I have never owned the desire hd. I have had no issues with the phone 'lagging' or slowing down. Runs very well. As far as the screen under light, I have not really been in direct sunlight yet. The screen resolution is fantastic. Battery life is good. I have used my phone a lot for music, Twitter and YouTube and considering the amount I use it, the battery is good.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2011 14:05:54 BDT
O. Owoeye says:
Thanks, this was very helpful