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I just saw the Sensation XE in one of our retailers stores on the internet. I was like doh.gif then more like thinking.gif and at the end laugher.gif

I just realized how the Evo 3D is gimmick. The actual 3D its being sold for. That is gimmick for sure. Dont get me wrong i got 3D monitor, buying 3D TV looking forward to some 3D Blu-Rays...but still. Phones 3D isnt near as great as desktop/TV one. Also, it plays music so badly + uses open ear buds its just....Grrr. Then i saw the Sensation XE and i really fell for it.

I mean...Beats Hardware and Sotware ? 1.5 dual core CPU... sure less Ram but pff... screw that if it plays the music similar to the good ol' w810i of mine. I am just reporting that if your main reason for going to Evo 3D besides the usual smartphone stuff, is the 3D or music or whatever, rather get Sensation XE. I am digging the desgin especially.

Black and red. Couldnt get any better. Also the headphones sleeve is just gorgeous. PERFECTLY fits with my Asus ROG 17" / Belkin messenger 17" or just the keyboard of my laptop ( sig rig ) which can change colors or similar case with roccat kone+

I am telling you i am returning/selling this phone and getting the Sensation XE.

Anyway, your thoughts on this matter?
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post #2 of 12
Got the XE i'm loving it so far. Except for the battery life. Oh well I'll just have to buy more batteries same as with my n900.
The color scheme i like very much.

As for the beats earphones. Let the haters hate but if you get it for free then whats the deal?!
Yeah you can flash the vanilla sensation(Its cheaper and basically the same) and make it to an XE but how about the color of the case?

Also considered the 3d but colors were iffy in 3d mode. I also thought i had no use for th 3d except for thr cool factor.
Edited by crUk - 10/29/11 at 4:50am
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by crUk;15496623 
Got the XE i'm loving it so far. Except for the battery life. Oh well I'll just have to buy more batteries same as with my n900.
The color scheme i like very much.

Also considered the 3d but collors were iffy in 3d mode. I also thought i had no use for th 3d except for thr cool facror.

Yeap. Enjoyed the few minutes of fame and every second here and there as class mates were looking at me and the extravagant Evo 3D..but this thing will do more i am sure. Plus the fact i changed the phone xD ...Anyway if id go for the Ego then the laptop would be the right thing to shoot with.

bring Isku and Kone+, HD598, and later on external dekstop GPU solution with the CF-19 cooling pad underneath xD Feel like being home tongue.gif

Anyway, i agree. Design, nice reviews, better specs, features that i am going to use, support for some loseless formats too. The battery life is shorter, but it will do for the ~8 hours each day while i am not at home.
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Root/Rom/MIUI/Downclock when not in use - Awesome phone.

Even the normal Sensation sounds amazing. I think it's using a Wolfson DAC.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Simca;15497818 
Root/Rom/MIUI/Downclock when not in use - Awesome phone.

Even the normal Sensation sounds amazing. I think it's using a Wolfson DAC.

What do you mean by Root, Rom and MIUI xD ? I am new to Android so...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowness;15499326 
What do you mean by Root, Rom and MIUI xD ? I am new to Android so...

omg, you're not even using your phone to it's full potential yet! Welcome to Android. ~Swirly eyes that hypnotize you~

Rooting is basically Androids equivalent to Apple's Jailbreak. It basically "unlocks" your phone and allows you to hack/mod it.

ROMing it allows you to put a new "OS" on it basically. Your Sensation XE is running HTC Sense 3.0 with Beats Technology.

It's very basic and there are lots of other roms out there for you to try. MIUI is the name of a ROM that is amazing and that I currently have on my phone. It gives a new look to your phone, new functionality, new app drawer style, new everything almost, but it's still basic enough to navigate intuitively and still use your phone in much the same way you currently use it.

Rooting your phone also allows you to mess with the overclock on your phone and lower the clock to get better battery life or overclock it further for e-peen and more speed.

IMO, the phone is way fast enough and for normal use you should downclock it, especially if the phone is on idle.

SetCPU (Free on XDA Developers) will allow you to mess with the clock speed after you root for phone. Check out XDA Developers for further information on how to root your phone and ROM it.

Good Luck!
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Originally Posted by Shadowness;15496666 
Yeap. Enjoyed the few minutes of fame and every second here and there as class mates were looking at me and the extravagant Evo 3D..but this thing will do more i am sure. Plus the fact i changed the phone xD ...Anyway if id go for the Ego then the laptop would be the right thing to shoot with.

bring Isku and Kone+, HD598, and later on external dekstop GPU solution with the CF-19 cooling pad underneath xD Feel like being home tongue.gif

Anyway, i agree. Design, nice reviews, better specs, features that i am going to use, support for some loseless formats too. The battery life is shorter, but it will do for the ~8 hours each day while i am not at home.
evo 3D is coolios tongue.gif
Evo 3D overclocks to 1.8Ghz tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by runeazn;15502164 
evo 3D is coolios tongue.gif
Evo 3D overclocks to 1.8Ghz tongue.gif

My EVO 3D @ 1.5ghz on the new AnthraX kernel is incredible. Idle drain was only 3% when I went to sleep for 10 hours! Absolutely loving it :]
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Originally Posted by Simca;15501912 
omg, you're not even using your phone to it's full potential yet! Welcome to Android. ~Swirly eyes that hypnotize you~

Rooting is basically Androids equivalent to Apple's Jailbreak. It basically "unlocks" your phone and allows you to hack/mod it.

ROMing it allows you to put a new "OS" on it basically. Your Sensation XE is running HTC Sense 3.0 with Beats Technology.

It's very basic and there are lots of other roms out there for you to try. MIUI is the name of a ROM that is amazing and that I currently have on my phone. It gives a new look to your phone, new functionality, new app drawer style, new everything almost, but it's still basic enough to navigate intuitively and still use your phone in much the same way you currently use it.

Rooting your phone also allows you to mess with the overclock on your phone and lower the clock to get better battery life or overclock it further for e-peen and more speed.

IMO, the phone is way fast enough and for normal use you should downclock it, especially if the phone is on idle.

SetCPU (Free on XDA Developers) will allow you to mess with the clock speed after you root for phone. Check out XDA Developers for further information on how to root your phone and ROM it.

Good Luck!

Thanks, definitely going to use this. I do own Evo 3D right now and did contact the reseller to change my phone. I will do my best to do it, since my main interest is music. And i am looking forward to the Beats biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Shadowness;15506578 
Thanks, definitely going to use this. I do own Evo 3D right now and did contact the reseller to change my phone. I will do my best to do it, since my main interest is music. And i am looking forward to the Beats biggrin.gif

Beats can be put on the evo 3d through roms, it's just a software equalizer.
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