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HTC Sensation XE now available from £247

Asda has cut the price of the HTC Sensation XE super smartphone down to £247, nearly £100 less than the next cheapest price. The phone is SIM-free and unlocked, and can be collected from any Asda store for free.

The handset is HTC's former flagship smartphone and is not unlike the HTC One S. It has a 4.3in 960 x 540 pixel S-LCD display with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with an Adreno 220 GPU, 768MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage.

Other features include Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with an Ice Cream Sandwich update coming (but not for Jelly bean), an 8-megapixel camera with full HD video recording, and a microSD card slot. You'll also find HTC's Sense UI, Wi-Fi, a micro-USB port, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Beats Audio technology, a Beats headset, A-GPS, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), and a 1,730mAh battery, all wrapped up in an aluminium unibody chassis with some touches of red.

We reviewed the phone back in October 2011 when it was worth £100 more and found out that "the Sensation XE is, as a package, HTC's most impressive handset yet, but unless you're a serious music nut it's hard to justify the extra outlay over the similar specced, identically sized and now significantly cheaper Sensation."

Source: Asda

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