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HTC Sensation XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and design. The sound and screen are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the value for money, while there are some negative views about the features.

responsiveness, screen, sound, design, camera


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Sensation XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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HTC Sensation XL Review


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 HTC Sensation XL is both good, yet disappointing. On one hand, it’s a great looking device, which does everything you want it to. The issue is with its price and what it offers for that price. HTC sells the Sensation XL in the market for around...

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HTC Sensation XL review: Music and the beast


They say music soothes even the savage beast. In the case of the HTC Sensation XL, it just makes it cooler. The Sensation XL shares its design and mammoth 4.7" screen with the Titan, but the XL is part of the Android squad and packs a lyrical iBeats...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.7" 16M-color capacitive S-LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.5 ; 1.5 GHz single Scorpion CPUs, Adreno 205...

WVGA resolution is low for a 4.7" screen ; Screen's outdoor performance isn't so good ; No dedicated camera key ; No microSD card slot ; No TV-Out

The Sensation XL uses almost exactly the same hardware as the Titan - the major difference is that the XL packs four Android capacitive keys and there's no hardware shutter key, but that's about it

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HTC Sensation XL Review


Seldom has the name of a phone been so obviously related to its proposition as with the HTC Sensation XL. Bearing a supersized 4.7-inch touchscreen along with Beats Audio, this “extra large” Android smartphone should arguably be the pinnacle of HTC's...

At times it seems like HTC is trying to follow Samsung’s strategy, with a phone for each and every possible price-point. Unfortunately, Samsung has a direct tap on the latest and greatest display, processor and memory hardware, while HTC is dependent...


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Sensation XL


HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio reviewQualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 destroys the competition in majestic benchmark runHTC to buy a chunk of Beats Electronics, keep Dr. Dre in a lab with a pen and a padThe HTC Sensation XL has landed, leaving a...

Web browsing on the 4.7-inch screen is a joy ; The Beats headphones are substantial step above typical in-the-box fare

Limited built-in storage with no option to expand ; Underwhelming video quality ; Short battery life

The Sensation XL does plenty right, with an impressive screen and a strong web browsing performance. But, marketed as an audio champion, less than 13GB of storage is a joke.

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HTC Sensation XL hands-on: First look


Today HTC introduced the second member of its Beats droid family, making both geeks and audiophiles tremble with excitement. The HTC Sensation XL is one multimedia beast with its Dr. Dre-inspired audio, impressively spec'd...

Granted, the single-core CPU won't give you boasting rights with your geeky friends and screen density could be pushed a bit higher. But with this one it's not so much about having the best specs on the market - it's about having specs that make sense....

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HTC Sensation XL Review


We have a new entrant in the Sensation line of HTC phones, people, and it comes with Beats Audio as well. The HTC Sensation XL differs from its other peers in the lineup with the huge 4.7” LCD display, and the lower hardware specs. HTC made it with a...

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HTC Sensation XL


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.

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HTC Sensation XL Review


In our HTC Sensation XL review we look at the larger version if the HTC Sensation, which comes with a larger display and some upgrades over the original HTC Sensation.

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.

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HTC Sensation XL Review


If you're a fan of giant screens, you'll love HTC Sensation XL. Basically the same form-factor as the HTC Titan Windows Phone, any larger and it moves into...

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HTC Sensation XL Video Review Part 1


It's not coming to the United States, but if you're looking for a nice Android phone to purchase unlocked, the HTC Sensation XL could be the phone. Featuring a 1.5 GHz single-core Scorpion CPU, it offers a 4.7-inch Super LCD (WVGA) display, 8-megapixel...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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