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HTC Sensation XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews of HTC Sensation XL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the GPS navigation and reception.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Sensation XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of HTC Sensation XL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the durability, and many are critical about the price.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio Sim Free SmartphoneHTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio Sim Free Smartphone

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Sensation XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HTC Sensation XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and performance are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback.

design, screen, performance, size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Sensation XL X315E with Beats Audio Unlocked QuadBand GPS WiFi HSDPA Cellular Phone WhiteHTC Sensation XL X315E with Beats Audio Unlocked QuadBand GPS WiFi HSDPA Cellular Phone White

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HTC Sensation XL review

 

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 camera and huge display and...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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...

Once upon a time you got points merely for bringing extra inches to the party. Now the smartphone world has caught on to the fact that it’s not size that matters but what you do with it that really counts. The HTC Sensation XL plays the size card but...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

HTC Sensation XL Review

 

The Sensation XL makes us scratch our heads in puzzlement. There is nothing wrong with the device, but it still doesn�t stand out in the Android crowd. Ideally, it should, because of the bigger than usual display size. The performance is quite stable...

Vibrant and crisp display, Surprisingly smooth real-life performance, Comfortable touchscreen experience, HTC Sense looks superb on the bigger real estate

Specs don�t inspire confidence, Too many apps preloaded, No memory expansion slot

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : ZAM KARIM (mobile88.com)

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.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Roland Hutchinson (geeky-gadgets.com)

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.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

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...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Aaron Baker (phonedog.com)

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...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio Review

 

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.

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1600
Battery performance:1600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):360
Standby time (3G):460
Talk time (2G):11.8 / 11.83 / 12
Talk time (3G):6.8 / 6.83 / 7.5

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey, White / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:4.7
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75 / 768

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, M4V, MP4, VC-1, WMV / 3GP, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, M4V, WMV / 3GP, MP4, VC-1, WMV
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,M4V,MP4,VC-1,WMV / 3GP,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,M4V,WMV / 3GP,MP4,VC-1,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:MSM 8255

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:16
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 5.2
Height:0.39 / 2.78 / 5.2
Weight:4.2 / 5.73
Width:2.78 / 5.2