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I ordered my Black HTC Sensation XE on July 17th and got it delivered on July 21st. Thank you Flipkart for the excellent customer service as well as prompt and safe delivery.
1. Look & Feel - This Sleek, Compact and Gorgeous device with its metal and rubber unibody case, sits comfortably in hand and provides a sturdy build. Has nice accents, little on a heavier side but not overbearing, it gives a premium feel to the phone.
2. OS - Out-of-the-Box Android 2.3.4(Gingerbread) and Sense 3.0. Upgrading after a weeks or so to Android 4.0.3(Ice cream Sandwich) and Sense 3.6, the handset feels more fluid and seems faster than pre-Ice Cream Sandwich.
3. Processor - 1.5 GHz Dual-core CPU provides superb speed - one of the fastest in the market. Adreno 220 GPU greatly enhances graphics experience. CPU consuming processes (games, movies etc.) might heat-up the handset a little.
4. Display - 4.3" Capacitive, Multi-touch , S-LCD, qHD High-resolution (540 x 960 pixels, 256ppi, 16M) Gorilla Glass Screen provides crisp and sharp colours/contrast along with scratch resistent surface. Angled views are not that sharp though. Also, outdoor view, particularly in sunlight is average.
5. Storage - Lots of Internal Storage + RAM - 4GB ROM (1.1GB available to user) and 768MB RAM (583MB available to user). But for this high-end handset RAM could have been 1GB for still better performance. Wish-list: HTC unblocks better part of 3GB ROM for users, surely Android doesn't require so much.
MicroSD Capacity upto 32GB, 8GB Class 4 Card included. It is under the battery cover (you'll lose all wireless signal on opening the cover as cover consists of both GSM and Wi-Fi Antena parts). Instead the slot could have been outside the cover (on the left or right side).
6. Connectivity - Usual Data (GSM/GPRS/Edge/3G), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB connectivity is available. Also DLNA with Connected Media app for compatible TVs.
7. Calls - Call quality is clear - thanks to in-built noise cancellation technique (take care that those 5 noise cancellation apertures on the battery cover near speaker, camera and bottom beats logo are not covered by the phone case if you are using one - I recommend iAccy SoftGel TPU Case). The ear piece volume can be turned up to aid you in noisy environments. Phone holds signal well, no unusual drop in coverage.
8. SMS - There is a stock messaging app to fulfil SMS and MMS requirements, though you can enhance it by installing third party apps. The Sensation XE has one of the best Android keyboards.
9. Internet - The stock Android internet browser has a sleek and smart appearance and fast in opening web pages. Pinch to zoom works fine and rearranges web page accordingly. The latest Adobe Flash 11 is supported.
10. Audio, Video & Gaming - Beats Audio + bundled Monster iBeats Headset provides excellent sound system. Movies, Videos and Games run smoothly without any lag. DivX/XviD video support. FM Radio reception is good but nothing special.
11. Camera - 8MP Full HD camera with Dual Flash provides sharp pictures and videos. 0.3MP front camera could have been better for this price tag - at least 2MP.
12. Battery - Stock 1730mAh Li-Ion battery, better than previous Sensation model. Bigger display and faster processor eats into the battery, and so do the stock settings for the phone. But with proper battery calibration and right tweaks for settings (many available on the net - e.g. Xda-Developer Forums), Fully charged, you can get almost 1.5 to 2 days out of this phone on an average use (calls, sms, net, music) with not much gaming though, High graphics games will drain the battery like anything.
13. Death Grip - Haven't experienced so called issue for GSM/Wi-Fi on this phone so far. Maybe as clarified on many forums, it happens only when the reception is very poor, combined with the handset is held in particular way, near the top or bottom end.
14. Minor Glitches - There are a few which HTC should fix in next update/phone model:
* Notification Flash - Keeps of flashing for quite some time even after concerned notification popup (if any) has been taken care of. Only way to stop it is to - pull down Notification Drawer (for notifications other than sms)
* Even though deactivated, Cell Broadcast options get re-activated if you Power-Off/Restart your phone or your current location changes. Same thing for your Ringtone/Notification sound setup if you have changed them.
* Maybe because USB port being near to touch button panel at the bottom, once in a while (not always), when charging, touch screen and button panel acts weird, making it difficult to use the phone.
15. Verdict - Pricey gadget, but really worth it. If you are a Music Lover and not into gaming that much, I recommend this product. If you are ready to charge your phone twice a day, then even for gaming, this is a great buy.
An excellent product and you can see the difference it makes to your HDD/CPU temperatures as soon as you plug it in. There was about 10 and 20 deg C difference in temperatures of HDD and
CPU respectively (from 50 to 38 and from 88 to 65).
Flipkart's service/delivery is as usual first class. Ordered on Oct 28, and got the delivery on Oct 31. Multi-layered Packaging was excellent too.
Nice, sturdy look & feel.
Excellent cooling power with almost nil noise.
4 extra USB ports.
Fan speed control with on-off switch.
DC Adapter input.
At the lowest angle (for laptop), controls and USB ports are little hard to access.
Including a DC Adapter at this price could have been icing on the cake.
In all, worth 5 stars at its price.
Got this land-line model within 4 days of ordering... Flipkart delivery is excellent as usual.
1] Good looking and sturdy build for base A590.
2] Sleek cordless handset A59H.
3] Reception and voice clarity is very good.
4] If base is kept in middle room, reception is clear on cordless in all the corners of my 3-BHK flat.
1] Keypad is little too hard for operations.
2] Display font on both base and cordless is really bad... not expecting this from Siemens.
3] Can not store caller name in base unit.
4] Unless there are individual extra cordless handsets A59H available for purchase, the expansion feature (4 cordless) of base A590 can not be fully utilized.
Over all a nice product.
Flipkart, please provide individual A59H expansion handsets for purchasing separately.
Flipkart delivery is prompt and safe as usual.
Product is excellent regarding the safety. Cut-outs are also placed perfectly.
I am giving 4 stars only because -
1] It lacks the cut-outs for noise cancellation / secondary mic apertures (near speaker, camera and bottom), will hamper that functionality. If Amzer provides these, then this product will become unbeatable.
2] "Clear" skin is not really clear - it is milky white, which gives a nasty grayish colour to back cover of my Black Sensation XE.
Great looking product. Fits really well on Sensation XE. Colour suits too and gives a sexy look to XE. Also gives a more sturdy and secure feeling while holding the mobile. All the slots are at right positions including the noise cancellation and secondary mic apertures. Worth the price. Flipkart was impeccable as always regarding the packing and delivery of the product.
Firstly, why should screen guard have a sticker on its front surface, and that too very difficult to remove. After removing this nonsense, it leaves an ugly patch.
Though the screen guard covers the entire screen, the glue is non-existent. Screen guard came off within minutes after applying.
I wasted my money this time.