HTC Sensation XL Vs HTC Sensation XE Comparison

Sanjana December 6, 2011 0

HTC Sensation XL recently launched in India was branded as the costliest Android phone in the country. It is the larger version of HTC Sensation XE. HTC Sensation XE on the other hand is an upgradation of the original HTC Sensation and is packaged with some real good specifications. Both are exclusive HTC devices that share a partnership with Beats by Dr.Dre Audio system and come with special pair of headphones made by Dr.Dre for HTC exclusively. You can go through the comparison of HTC Sensation Vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus to see how it ranks among other phones.

htc sensation xl vs htc sensation xe comparison

Form Factor:

The body of HTC Sensation XL is housed within 132.5*70.7*9.9mm and weighs 162.5gms. It showcases a solid built quality that is encompassed within a sturdy exterior plastic black body and has the Beats logo on its back. HTC Sensation XE is a bit lighter in weight than XL as it weighs 151gms and is housed within a dimension of 126.1*65.4*11.3mm owing to its smaller screen size. HTC has added a touch of red to Sensation XE – the four capacitive buttons light up in red, the earpiece on top is in red and camera ring on rear is also in a shade of red that makes it stand out in the crowd. Both have the four standard Android buttons present.

Boss- Both (since each is proportionate according to its weight and dimension)


HTC Sensation XL consists of a S-LCD capacitive touchscreen of 4.7 inches and pixel density of 199ppi. It has screen resolution of 480*800 pixels. HTC Sensation XE has a S-LCD capacitive touchscreen of 4.3 inches and pixel density of 256ppi. It has screen resolution of 540*960 pixels. Both phones support capacitive touch displays, muti touch input, sensors like accelerometer, proximity and gyro (to enhance motions based on gaming and gestures) and up to 16M colors.

Boss- HTC Sensation XL (Bigger screen, Higher resolution)

Operating System:

HTC Sensation XL and XE run on Gingerbread 2.3.4 Android version with reports confirming that both will be receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update soon. HTC has its own UI Sense that is quiet popular for its user friendly UI and excellent gesture support throughout the OS making it certainly fun to use, with a lot of add-ons everywhere.

Boss- Both

Storage and Battery:

HTC Sensation XL has 16GB internal memory but does not support microSD Card slot. Its memory cannot be extended and you will always have 16GB memory. HTC Sensation XE has 4GB internal memory from which 1GB is available for use and has a microSD Card slot that is expandable up to 32GB. Both support 768MB RAM.

HTC Sensation XL has a battery power of 1600mAh and provides a talktime of 12h on 2G, 7h on 3G. It provides a backup of 360h on 2G and 460h on 3G. HTC Sensation XE is powered by 1730mAh battery and provides a talktime of 9h on 2G, 7h 20mins on 3G. It provides a backup of 310h on 2G and 540h on 3G.

Boss- HTC Sensation XE


Both HTC Sensation XL and XE come with powerful 1.5GHz processors. Sensation XL comes with 1.5GHz Single Core Scorpion processor powered by Adreno 205 GPU and backed by Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, while Sensation XE comes with 1.5GHz Dual Core processor powered by Adreno 220 GPU and backed by Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset.

Boss- HTC Sensation XE


Both HTC Sensation XL and XE come with 8MP camera and a resolution of 3264*2448 pixels. Both support autofocus, face detection, Dual LED Flash, geo tagging, touch focus features. Sensation XL comes with auto-upload and HDR support on its camera. It also possess a 1.3MP secondary camera. Sensation XE has a VGA secondary camera. The secondary camera is used for normal camera purposes such as video calling by Google Talk, Skype.

htc xe vs htc xl camera

Sensation XE shoots video at 1080p resolution at the rate of 30 frames per second when in Full HD while Sensation XL shoots at 720p resolution.

Boss- HTC Sensation XL (for camera), HTC Sensation XE (for video)


Sensation XL supports audio files in MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV formats and video files in MP4/H.263/H2.64/WMV formats while Sensation XE supports audio files in MP3/AAC+/WMA/WAV formats and video files in XviD/MP4/H.263/H2.64/WMV formats. Both support the Beats audio system along with its headset and 3.5mm ear jack.

Boss- Both


Both HTC Sensation XL and XE have 850/900/1800/1900 GSM bands and 900/2100 HSDPA bands that provide maximum speeds that is up to 14.4Mbps on HSDPA nad 5.76Mbps on HSUPA. Both support Wi-Fi compliant to 802.11 b/g/n along with hotspot and DLNA. GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP are enabled in both and both have FM Radio with RDS support.

Boss- Both


You can get HTC Sensation XL online from flipkart at $755.73 (38,799.00 INR) and Sensation XE from your nearby retailer or online from flipkart at $ 630.84 (32,400.00 INR).


If you are looking for a bigger screened smartphone with solid built quality and design, better camera features and would like to go with the 4.7inch device then you should opt for Sensation XL. However Sensation XE is packed with a better processor, improved GPU, battery power and thus would make the best buy for high end and normal users.

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