HTC Sensation XL came with a focus on its display features, from HTC. A brief review of the device concludes that the device is good but the price seems higher.
Display and Design
The 4.7-inch WVGA display with 198.5ppi resolution is the key-point for its selling HTC Sensation XL but the standard Sensation model has a higher pixel density. Despite low resolution, it provides a better display quality due to terrific LCD-panel and WVGA resolution.
HTC Sensation XL is designed with a classic HTC design, with neither compact nor too large size. Similar to Sensation, it also has a metal back, but with a removable battery cover. There is a power button at top with headphone jack, right-side volume keys, left-side USB port and backside has a camera with dual-flash and a loudspeaker. The build isn’t up to the mark with little creaking on pressing the phone and cover removing time.
Software and Hardware
HTC Sensation XL runs on Android v2.3.5 having Sense3.5 overlaid. The company has revealed the availability of an upgrade to Android v4.0 and Sense v3.6. On the hardware side, the device has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon single-core processor with GPU Adreno 205. However, it provides a decent power to the phone, but is unable to play or record videos of 1080p resolution. The hardware doesn’t seem to provide a good value for money with many good options from the HTC only.
The 8MP camera of HTC Sensation XL records 720p videos and clicks sharp, natural and detailed images, but has a poor dynamic range with a lens that needs to be cleaned regularly. The music player combines the Beats Audio feature and the result isn’t impressive with unclear sound, while video player still lacks support for mkv format. Out of 16GB internal memory provided without a memory card support, only 12GB is available for use.
The battery provided with the HTC Sensation XL is a removable 1600mAh powerful package. With a not so hungry processor, the battery gives a decent backup of over a day to the users.