HTC's Beats Audio deal is seeing its first fruits come forth with their Sensation update, the Sensation XE. It's sure to sound great; it even has its own pair of Beats by Dre headphones.

On the inside, it's inherently the same phone as the original Sensation, just a bit better-fied. It's got a new 1.5GHz dual-core processor with a 8MP 1080p video camera. Yet they're still skinning with Android with Sense for no necessary reason. But it's gotten a nice black and red facelift. And having Beats under the hood for optimized sound certainly makes it stand out. [HTC]

Motorola Droid Bionic
Price: $299
Screen: 4.3-inch 960-by-540 Pentile TFT qHD
Processor and RAM: TI OMAP 4430 1.0 Ghz dual-core processor / 1GB RAM
Storage: 16GB internal + 16GB micro SD (can swap in a 32GB SD)
Camera: Back: 8MP/1080p HD, Front: VGA
Dimensions: H: 5 inches x W: 2.6 inches x D: 0.4 inches
Weight: 159 grams / 5.61 ounces
Battery: 1735 mAh
Rank: 3 Stars