Features Key features of the Galaxy Core  vs Sensation XE 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy Core
960 x 540
Sensation XE
960 x 540


Sensation XE
0.75 GB


Galaxy Core
Dual core
Sensation XE
Dual core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Core

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Core

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 10.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
More battery capacity 2,100 mA·h vs 1,730 mA·h More than 20% more battery capacity
Thinner 9.8 mm vs 11.3 mm Around 15% thinner
Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen
Front view of HTC Sensation XE

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HTC Sensation XE

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Core  vs
Sensation XE 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.5" 4.3"
Resolution 960 x 540 960 x 540
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 244 ppi 256 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Galaxy Core  vs
Sensation XE 
Thickness 9.8 mm 11.3 mm
Size 66.3 x 132.9 x 9.8 mm 65.4 x 126.1 x 11.3 mm


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 3G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,730 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy Core
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