HTC Sensation XE with Monster iBeats and ICS just £330

Asda is selling the excellent HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio with a free pair of sweet Beats headphones for £330.

The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio is one of the best phones we've seen in the past year -- and it just got better. Asda is offering the XE ready to update to Ice Cream Sandwich and packing a free pair of sweet Beats headphones for £330.

Why are we telling you this? Firstly, because the XE is one hell of a phone. We awarded it a nigh-unheard of four and half CNET stars and a highly-coveted Editors' Choice Award. But even better than that, your £330 also gets you a pair of Dr Dre-designed Beats headphones.

The headphones are the Monster iBeats by Dr Dre , which cost around £80 if bought separately. The phone also has Beats software included to boost the sound, making the bass, er, phatter.

The Sensation XE is has a giant 4.3-inch display fronting its sturdy aluminium unibody casing. Inside there's a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, with 4GB of internal storage for your movies and music, apps and snaps.

The XE also packs a full high-definition video camera and stereo sound recording.

And there's more. The phone comes with Android Gingerbread version 2.3.4 software when you buy it -- but an update to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich is already available. So the first thing you can do when you fire up the XE is upgrade to brand-spanking new Ice Cream Sandwich. Tasty.

All this for more than £100 off the original price when the Sensation XE went on sale less than a year ago. Amazon also sells the XE for around £330, but as we understand it that's without the iBeats headphones.

Do you own an XE? How do you like it? Are you tempted to bag yourself an XE today -- or is £330 still too much for a phone? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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