HTC Sensation XL Vs. HTC Sensation XE – Differences [Comparison Table]

HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE are two closely related high-end Android smartphones with almost the same name. We discusses the key differences here.

HTC Sensation XLHTC Sensation XEDifference
4.7-inch LCD display4.3-inch Super LCD displayXL is larger, but less clear display
132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm, 163 gr126.1 x 63.2 x 11.3 mm, 148 grXL is a larger and heavier (but thinner)
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 (single-core)1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 (dual-core)XE offers faster performance and more graphics power
16GB (not expandable)1GB internal + 32GB microSD expandable memoryMore apps saved to internal memory XL
WiFi & WiFi tethering, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, 1.3-megapixel webcamWiFi & WiFi tethering, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0 HDMI-out, 0.3-megapixel webcamXE you can easily connect via HDMI to HD TV
8-megapixel camera + 720p HD-video recorder8-megapixel camera + 1080p Full HD-video recorderwith XE, you can record Full HD video, with XL only HD videos
Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread + HTC Sense 3.5 + BeatsAndroid 2.3.4 Gingerbread + HTC Sense 3.0 + BeatsHTC Sense 3.5 on XL is slightly more sophisticated than Sense 3.0 on XE


The HTC Sensation XL with 4.7-inch display, a lot bigger than the 4.3-inch HTC Sensation XE, XL which slightly more comfortable in use when displaying multimedia such as websites and videos. Strange is that the XL uses the regular LCD screen, while the smaller one superLCD XE-display, which the colors a little better and sharper display.

The HTC Sensation XL has a larger screen than the HTC Sensation XE, so it will not surprise you that the device is also slightly larger and heavier than the XE. Noteworthy is that the larger XL is thinner (9.9 mm) than the XE (11.3 millimeters).

The HTC Sensation XE is a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, where the larger HTC Sensation XL to do with a single-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor. This is again a remarkable choice, because you would expect from a very large 4.7-inch multimedia device is chosen for a dual processor cores for the fastest performance. Also, the processor of the XE a Adreno 220 GPU and the XL has a Adreno 205 GPU, hence the XE offers better graphics performance. Incidentally, this does not mean that nothing is ready XL plays, because its processor is powerful, but the XE offers simply more processing power.

HTC Sensation vs. XE. HTC Sensation XL: difference

HTC Sensation XL vs HTC Sensation XE comparison HTC Sensation XL Vs. HTC Sensation XE   Differences [Comparison Table]

The HTC Sensation XE has 4GB memory, 1GB which can be used for storage by users. This memory is expandable via microSD, a 16GB microSD card is included. The HTC Sensation XL has 16GB of memory, not expandable. The XE has the advantage so that you can expand the memory. Yet the memory of 16GB XL a great advantage because it is not possible for all apps on a microSD card to install a large internal opslaggheugen therefore actually indispensable.

The HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE with support for WiFi and WiFi tethering, DLNA, DLNA and 3G/HSDPA connectivity capabilities virtually the same. The XL has a better webcam (1.3 megapixel) than the XE (0.3 megapixel). The XE has a HDMI connector on the other hand, making the unit easily to an HD-TV can be connected. On the XL lacks an HDMI connection.

Both the HTC Sensation XL as the HTC Sensation XE has an 8-megapixel camera. With the camera you can see the XE videos in full 1080p HD quality video, the camera lets you video of the XL’s “only” in 720p HD quality recording.

The HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE both run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, version 2.3.5 and 2.3.4 respectively. The differences between these editions are minimal. Additionally, the XL features the new HTC Sense 3.5 interface, which compared HTC Sense 3.0 (on XE) is somewhat more refined. The difference is not very large. Both devices also support the Beats Audio technology for optimal music experience.

The 4.3-inch HTC Sensation XE has some points on the 4.7 inch HTC Sensation XL as a superLCD display, better processor, 1080p Full HD recorder and HDMI out. The Sensation XL is thinner on the other hand, while a larger screen, has more internal memory (not expandable, but it is convenient for installing apps) and has refined the HTC Sense 3.5 interface. If you use your phone a lot for watching videos, the Sensation XL with its larger 4.7-inch screen is ideal. Play more mobile games (or do you really want HD video recording), then the 4.3-inch screen size and the faster processor of the Sensation XE may be more appropriate.

9 thoughts on “HTC Sensation XL Vs. HTC Sensation XE – Differences [Comparison Table]

  1. This is a great article! Thanks..

    now confusion is far away

  2. HTC Sensation XL is better, because of large screen and processiong power.

  3. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Comment above this is incorrect the XL does have a bigger screen but the XE Has faster processing capabilities

  4. Im still confusing which to get… Is it both also can video call??? is it both also gv out beat head-set??? or ear-bub type?

  5. They both can video call but XL has a a lot better front camera,
    They both give out earbuds, but if u buy the XL in the limited edition, u get the big earphone, it’s the solo one I thing, or whatever its calle.
    I personally like xe more cos the size and a better screen and processor, but I also like XL because the touch pad bit at the bottom is whitOe too which make it look a lot better! And the back is prettier than xe I think, and thinner, but it is too big to hold I think, the confusion is still here!!! And I know htc rhyme is not as good as these two but I do love the blue one it’s soooooo cute!! And the flat bluetooth docking station! Just imagine gaming or watching a movie on there while charging and holding the phone :)

  6. ithink that xe is more better,look just to the processor it has twice more powerfull processor not saying anything about its full hd cam,1gb memory and more clearer display,which shows that the videos are better in xe,and the 0,3web cam is just a plus to it,cause it doesn’t need more memory,which helps to have a better network and easy videocalling…

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  9. Nice one. I liked what you did here man. You really compared them. I’m not big on gadgets. I just wanted to know which is best for me without thinking about all of these technicalities. Thanks a bunch!

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