The HTC Sensation Xl Product Review

With the launch of HTC Sensation last year, the company introduced a couple of new versions to the Sensation range which include HTC Sensation XE and the HTC Sensation Xl.

As the name suggests, the HTC Sensation XL is much bigger than the original Sensation not only in size but also in terms of attributes and specs.  It comes with a bigger touchscreen display of 4.7 inch which was 4.3 inch in the previous model. Although it has a large screen but it features a lower resolution of 480 x 800 pixels compared to the original sensation. But those with poor eyesight might enjoy its bigger screen as it means text, icons and menu buttons also appear significantly bigger on the Sensation XL. In order to avoid scratch and cracks on the screen, it is covered with Gorilla glass and has a super LCD panel.

The HTC Sensation XL is powered by Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and the processing is provided by a single core 1.5GHz processor, which is somehow not comparable with other fast processing smartphones. It has no microSD card slot so you have to stick with 16GB internal storage.

Besides that, there is 768MB of RAM along with a usual triband HSPA/WCDMA and quadband GSM/EDGE, and WiFi b/g/n and a Bluetooth 3.0. Even though the device comes with a lower resolution, but things actually appear brighter and better on Sensation XL’s display.

The Sensation XL is equipped with two cameras; a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, which undoubtedly does a relatively good job while making video calls and self-shooting, and a main rear 8 megapixel camera has the ability to capture HD-quality video at up to 720p.

The video quality is not that bad but it is also not up to the mark when compared to other devices. One feature is worth mentioning here is that it can record slow motion videos, but offers low resolution for them.

HTC Sensation XL comes with a 1,600 mAh battery and offers more than 6 hours of talk time on 3G, and a standby time of up to 450 hours. For moderate users, the device can give around 2 days battery time, but it entirely depends what they are using it for because watching videos on the large display will certainly consume more battery than anything else.

Overall, the HTC Sensation XL is an impressive device to use. The camera is good for photos, but it is certainly not good for video purpose. The screen display is of course brighter and this is one of the plus points of the device. In general, it is indeed a decent package for business users as it offers a faster processor, friendly user interface and above all, quality.

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