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XE and XL which one is better?

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  • 2011-11-09 15:12
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> In reply to chebchob @ 2011-11-08 16:03 from t7Nx - click to readAs I replied to others before you - go ahead and buy this if the deathgrip concern is your only concern. Unless you try hard to replicate it, you probably won't get the deathgrip issue. You have to PRESS the casing, not hold it as per casual use. At least, that's what my model's like.

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  • 2011-11-09 14:50
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> In reply to golhungas @ 2011-11-09 10:07 from S0EG - click to readYes - speaker is loud enough but a bit distoreted sometimes - not ideal if you want to hear good music. Better equip some standalone speakers or use the provided headphones. If you mean for calls, I'm guessing this distortion issue won't be a factor at all, given that voice is generally mid-frequencies and I noticed distortions mainly on bass sounds (low frequencies).

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  • 2011-11-09 14:47
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> In reply to Rishinkk @ 2011-11-09 08:55 from 3J80 - click to readFirst off - I tested the 'death grip' wi-fi issue myself and the signal DOES decrease, however only if you press hard and long - normal hold strength won't have a visible effect. Even speedtest app confirmed that my wi-fi speed was still fast despite the deathgrip and the visibly lower reception bars.

As regards GSM deathgrip, the same applies - you have to be PRESSING the casing, not holding it and that makes a BIG difference to me. If you have to PRESS your phone to hold it, then maybe death-grip is the least of your problems...

As regards storage, you're typically provided with a 16 or 8Gb microSD card when buying this phone, mine had 16Gb - whenever you install apps that CAN be moved to SD, just move them over there to save onboard space.

RAM doesn't seem to be a problem so far - but I've only had it for one day so can't tell much about that. Still, 768 is a good enough amount I'm guessing, though 1Gb would have been more appreciated.

All in all, this is a fantastic phone and the sound does come out loud and great - loved it myself, though this might be an acquired taste and not for everyone.

If you're torn between normal Sensation and this one, I'd buy this one - the bigger battery, faster CPU and typically larger SD card plus beats-headphones and software more than makes up what would typically be around 100 Euro premium.

Just my 2 cents anyway!!

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  • 2011-11-09 14:40
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does this phone heats up like that cheapo sg2?

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  • 2011-11-09 10:13
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> In reply to B @ 2011-11-08 11:40 from 2CY4 - click to readand the sound speekers is loud?

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  • 2011-11-09 10:07
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768 MB RAM and 1 GB of app storage?
can i install apps after 1gb....
to 16/32gb memory card
and what is Death grip issue GSM and Wi-Fi radios?signal problem or...

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  • 2011-11-09 08:55
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Didn't encounter any death grip issues when holding the phone with a phone cover on.

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  • 2011-11-09 05:14
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Planning to buy within the month... anyone in the Philippines know the retail price of XE? need help thanx

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  • 2011-11-09 04:06
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Looks like Sony Ericsson phone killer (the audio i mean)

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  • 2011-11-09 03:59
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> In reply to chebchob @ 2011-11-08 16:03 from t7Nx - click to readHmmm well this site(gsmarena) mentioned it has this problem. But most of the phone site. Example

http://www.engadget.com/2011/1...udio-review/

just right above the Processor, they mentioned this

"We should also mention that no matter how we held the device, we failed to encounter any of the so-called "death grip" issues that people complained about with the first Sensation."

Actually it's not so big of a deal. Just BUY IT and ENJOY IT.

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  • 2011-11-08 16:39
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@gundamzhen.. oh i see.. thanks a lot.. but is it true? that the xe having a problem wth that? coz im planning to buy it on december just a gft for my sel. lol

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  • 2011-11-08 16:03
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> In reply to chebchob @ 2011-11-08 11:11 from t7Nx - click to readIt's like you are holding the phone tight and cover most of the phone circumference, it will experience some sort of weak connections and causes it to drop calls.

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  • 2011-11-08 11:48
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5 days ago got mine.
And for the first time posting my comment on gsm arena. For the people who thinks about buying it and for the people who is looking for its problems all the time. Previously used Nokia N97, Sony ericsson Vivaz and Sony ericsson Xperia X10. Also had my hands on i-phone 3GS and Samsung GS II though didnt use them.
Display: Amzing..didnt feel its bad in sunlight. some people may find SGS II display better but i felt its only brighter not better i'll say.
Camera: Good, i'll not say amazing. But same as X10 or SGS II (though SGS II has better flash i think).
Video: Very good.
Music: MOST AMAZING EVEN BETTER THAN i-POD. Beats audio is gonna blow ur mind away. Coolest part of the device.
Design: Very good. looks so cool, better than any phone i've ever seen. For sure better than SGS II.
Touch: Very smooth. My friend has I-phnoe4. He said my Sensation XE feels even better.
Battery: Not satisfactory. On heavy use like playing games n using internet it may last for 15 hours as u charge it once. Some people may find it annoying, i do sometimes too.
Over all: Amazing phone..no death grip issues so far i've experienced. So if someone wants to go for it this will help i guess :)

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  • 2011-11-08 11:40
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what do you mean by death grip? kndly explain it to me.pls

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  • 2011-11-08 11:11
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> In reply to Ankuran @ 2011-11-07 20:59 from bC6X - click to readSir, if possible please wait for june 2012 because by that time all the android devices from HTC, SAMSUNG will come with ANDROID 4.0 pre-installed. So, sensation XE will cme wth android 4.0 with 1 GB RAM and 8 or 16 GB inbuilt memory FOR SURE.

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  • 2011-11-08 11:08
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Hello everyone,
I wanna ask cause am not sure about this, does this phone come with gorilla display or it's just a bad luck for me?
Thanks in advance,
Jamal from Qatar

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  • 2011-11-08 05:59
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> In reply to Ankuran @ 2011-11-07 20:59 from bC6X - click to readNo problem at all. Xe will be the first batch of htc devices to get the ICS treatment.

Some of the proves :

http://www.soyacincau.com/2011...am-sandwich/

http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_re...ews-3355.php

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  • 2011-11-08 05:24
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You can currently use XDA developer Mike1986's ROM to turn your current HTC Sensation 4G into XE. His rom unlocks the CPU to 1.566GHz, includes Beat Audio Software. The only benefit to upgrading to the new release of the phone is the HeadPhones which you can buy only for CHEAP. :-)

Enjoy. Don't Spend Any more money than you have to HTC Sensation 4G rocks hard core.

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  • 2011-11-08 00:47
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hey guyzzzz, we know that htc sensation XE comes with Operating System 2.3.4(Gingerbread)..but guyz on coming few months (45-60 days) estimated a new android OS gona b lunch..viz "anroid v4.0 icecream sandwich....and is it possible to upgrade our existing OS to the new one?

plz help me out...m planning to buy a htc sensation xe tomorrow, so will i wait for the new operating system or it can b upgraded with the lunch of new one?

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  • 2011-11-07 20:59
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