This phone is the latest upgrade in the company’s Sensation range of mobile phones and can be found at phones4u.co.uk. It is seen by a number of observers within the industry as being a vital upgrade if this range of HTC models is to continue to maintain pace with competitors such as the new handsets produced by MWC and boasting the cutting edge Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system. The fact that this pressure is on the HTC Sensation XE, despite the unquestionable success that the company has enjoyed with its Sensation models since the first one was launched, only goes to demonstrate just how frantically competitive the mobile industry is, and how quickly technological advancements are being minted.
The big news that HTC launched the Sensation XE with is that the phone is equipped with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, which HTC has combined with the Sense 3.6 overlay update which the company developed itself and the HTC Sensation XE will be competing in the marketplace against rival models such as the Galaxy S2 from Samsung, the Razr from Motorola and the iPhone 4S. In terms of design, HTC have certainly succeeded in creating an attractive handset with the Sensation XE; it comes in a black casing which is offset by detailing in silver and red, and the combination of rubber and metal used to build the casing ensures that the phone has a sturdy feel and a good grip when held.
In terms of the look, it is a minimal design, featuring only two actual buttons on the handset itself, plus a volume control on the left hand side of the phone and a power key on the top of it. The only other button on the handset is one which allows you to remove the outer casing in order to gain access to the slots for inserting the SIM card or microSD, as well as the battery. This button is located on the bottom of the phone.