I've been using a blackberry. the only reason i bought this phone is to switch to android and to a cheaper data plan than blackberry (with android, i can get off with a 300 MB 3G data plan costing just 100 rs a month whereas, for blackberry, minimum 3G plan with 1GB data costs 599 per month)
However, after 6 months of using the Sensation XE, I have moved back to blackberry due to stability issues.
1) the MMC kept popping out - issue with the MMC slot spring
2) for some reason, the phone started hanging and crashing when using to call everytime i'm using my vodafone sim (which had been working perfectly so far) but the phone works fine with my airtel sim. Weird issue i know but this is what is happening.
3) The screen heats up and literally becomes too hot to handle if I'm using the phone to play a game, watch a video etc.
4) Even with a 1730 mAh battery, the phone runs out of juice pretty quickly thanks to the consumption of the screen.
With stability issues in mind, i would much rather recommend iphone or 2nd; blackberry.
My wife has an iphone 4 and it is so stable... she doesn't even reboot it for months together. HTC phone, I had to reboot at least once in 3 days.
The phone is magnificent purely for its audio. The speakerphone isn't that loud, but who cares when we get Beats earphones!!!
Overall a good phone with large screen, good dpi and brightness.
One star missing only for low ram and battery, as they both leave us wanting for more.
Impressive service by flipkart, I ordered this phone on 22 Jan and received it on 23 Jan.
This phone has very good features. The camera quality is very nice and the audio quality of the Beats Audio is ultimate. The "Ur Beats" earpiece provided with the set are just awesome. Really fast processor and excellent display...
If you plan to buy any set upto 20k or 25k, i suggest that this phone is worth every penny you'll spend....
Again Flipkart's delivery was in time.Got it in 2 days.
Coming to the product,it but better than what we see in images..A looks grabber.Though it has 768mb Ram,nly 560mb is available out of which around 200mb is only available for user.BUt But But,it never hangs during a game.Thanks to 1.5ghz Processor....Better go for it if ur budget is within 23k.....Beats audio is not as what i thought,just EQ effect..But still it looks cool........Finally review better than S3 mini and S2.............
After a long survey on smart phone in this range, I ended up with this phone.
Now hick-ups till now for the games and other application scrolls.
RAM will not be exactly what they mention (including OS area consumption).
I am facing battery backup problem, though I am not a heavy gamer it lasts for only one day. May be all Android phones have this problem.
When we consider other features , look and feel its a monster.
8 MP camera is really a fine resolution one.
Finally not to forget BEAT AUDIO , its a most strongest point you have to opt for this phone. I enjoyed a lot listening all audible frequencies of music.
Only thing I found problematic is I dont have any service center near my place, hope I dont need it.
Thanks to flipkart for delivering on time.
It was an awesome phone and the music is really excellent with beats headphones....
if you are a music lovers the phone is really a good option for you.........
graphics are also really good. the only defect with the phone is some times it is going to restart.
I compared almost 20+ models in the price range of 15-25 and found this one the best value for money, which was my primary criterion. I would say if your budget is about 22K, get this one with your eyes closed, while you can.
What I like:
Superb build quality. Has an all aluminium body and has a premium feel to it. In fact, the phone is kind of protected in this aluminium casing/jacket and you have to take it out of it to remove battery/simcard/memory card.
Don't forget this was HTC's flagship just about an year ago. Compare it with S2 or Apple I phone 4, and it is still 4K cheper than them at comparable/ better specs. I for one never liked Samsung as their phones feel cheap and glossy.
Dual core 1.5 GHz processor is super-fast, no lag at all.
The antennas are built into the aluminum casing and I feel that gives it superb signal reception quality. Wi-Fi and Network signals are good at areas where my previous HTC would just not get any.
Awesome display quality.
Plays all kinds of videos and games without any lags and the picture quality/colors are excellent.
Nice headphones audio quality with built in controls.
Camera is decent quality.
Comes with most bells and whistles : Gorilla Glass, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Ambient Light sensor, GPS, Dual Flash, External Memory Card Slot(8GB in Box)
Upgraded to ICS without any issues. Has a great Android community support, so one can root the device quite easily if required.
What I can live with:
Battery life is 1 day with average use and 2 days with minimal use.(But still good compared to many other android smartphones). Display consumes a lot. :-)
Ram is only 786. Should have been 1 GB at this price, but I never felt the real need.
Front camera is not so good, but still usable.
Loudspeaker is a bit loo, but not too low. Perfectly fine for daily use.
There are not many cases/screen protectors available in market for this. You may have to get one custom cut for this phone. BTW the Amzer case on flipkart has issues, it seems to interfere with network.
Flipkart delivery was awesome as always, delivered in 2 days in Bangalore while the product was shipped from Delhi. My only concern is that the model was Feb-2012 and battery would give up soon as it is already almost a year old. As you may know Li-Ion batteries loose about 20% capacity per year, so that is a bit of a downer.
After a lot of looking around both online and in store, zeroed on this phone finally ordered it on new year's eve. Got delivered with a 3 days in Bhopal and the experience has been awesome. Up gradation to ICS was a breeze, the screen is to die for, video files were handled very well, urBeats headphone are good although not out of this world ( I still prefer my Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision over the these).
One drawback though is the ram size, of the 768 available around 600 is available for running apps/games after the ICS upgrade.
PS: In anyone is planning to buy order it now, the model is out of production and flipkart seems to be the only place where it is available.
The best phone in below 25k you can get.Picture and sound quality is really good.The main thing is it is from hTC.The hard ware is too good and hTC sense is awesome.Body quality and style is better than Samsung.
Great Android phone..Got my XE delivered couple of days back already upgraded to Andriod 4.0 (Ice-Sand)
Awesome Processing speed.
Twin LED lights at back.
Average Battery Life.
Upgradable to Android 4.0
Monster beats Earphone.
Beats audio is uncomparable..
Bit heavy in comparision with other androids of this segment.
Not Impressed with 8MP back camera...
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