Excerpt: HTC has launched their new Sensation XE, which was soon followed by the pricier HTC Sensation XL. Considering that there is no dearth of high-end smartphones, these days, HTC will have to try hard to impress people with the new XL model, which rivals the iPhone 4S in terms of pricing. With a price of nearly Rs. 40,000, there are a lot of expectations to be met.
Conclusion: The HTC Sensation XL is a solid and high quality phone with skull-splittingly loud audio playback through the supplied Beats Audio headgear. You get a good camera that copes well in most conditions and the fast processor means that there’s virtually no shutter lag. Scrolling through web pages and maps is super-quick and games load quickly and play like a charm. We only have one real moan with the XL and that’s the decision to not include a microSD card slot.
Pros: Great camera, Good amount of internal storage, High end audio performance, Beats Audio urBeats headphones included
Cons: No micro SD card slot, Not the highest resolution screen, Perhaps too big for some
Summary: Overall opinion: Definitely one of the top entertainment mobile phones. Only the 3G-max download speeds limit this device, and when compared with all the other features you get, that’s not a hardship!
Summary: The HTC Sensation XL comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Sense UI, a 4.7-inch WVGA display, a 1.5GHz single-core processor, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, and a front-facing camera.
Summary: We almost like the HTC Sensation XL. It’s stylish, easy to use, has a great camera, the large screen has some benefits and the Beat Audio headphones we know will appeal to some. However, you pay for the privilege of getting those headphones, and on most other fronts this phone just doesn’t add up. It’s screen is low res, it’s processor is slower than the competition, and all told other handsets simply offer more for the money.
Pros: Bright, clear screen, Good stills camera, HTC Sense 3.5, Great audio quality with Beats, Comfortable to use despite its size
Cons: Some performance issues, Lower-specced than its brothers, More expensive than its brothers, No microSD card slot, Terrible video quality
Summary: The HTC Sensation XL has some good points and also no so good points, the camera is fine for photos, but not so good for recording video, the display on the device is pretty good though and this is one of the devices plus points. Overall the HTC Sensation XL isn’t a bad Android smartphone, but considering its price there are definitely better Android smartphones out there for the same money.
Conclusion: I am at the moment unsure as to what group of people this phone is aimed at due to its size and also its cost to buy, but what I would say to anyone on the lookout for a very impressive smartphone that has it all that you can’t really go wrong with buying this phone. If I had the money then I would definitely be buying this as a second device for myself because I liked it that much!
Summary: We wanted to hate it. We thought it’d be too big and clumsy, and were planning on saying that HTC Sense had been eclipsed by the other mobile interfaces. But it’s not. And it hasn’t. The Sensation XL is slim and well balanced, so the size is something you’ll soon come to think of as normal, plus HTC Sense’s gradual evolution is great to see. It’s yet another solid winner from HTC’s production line.
Excerpt: In the world of smartphones, bigger is better — and that’s what HTC wants you to think when you see the new Sensation XL. To top it all, they’ve also added Beats Audio into the ring. Check out our full review of the HTC Sensation XL after the break.