HTC Sensation XL

HTC Sensation XL

  • Manufacturer: HTC
  • Price Range: $109.99 to $109.99 at 1 store
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  • 4.5 / 5
    • The good:
      Good built and design, Big screen, Impressive social networking integration, Excellent mobile browsing experience
    • The bad:
      No dedicated camera button, Disappointing WVGA screen resolution
    The second in the HTC line of Beats droid smartphones, HTC Sensation XL is a delight for music and phone photography enthusiasts. The phone offers a good combination of Gingerbread and Sense operating system which solidifies the marksmanship of the brand. The processing power of the handheld is more than enough to support a great number of applications a user would want HTC Sensation XL to carry. The built and design of the phone would remind you of HTC Titan. Its 4.7" screen surely creates an impact with its large display of images and icons but looking closely would reveal its downside -- WVGA resolution. Having a large screen merits a higher resolution. Nevertheless, the phone’s screen deserves to be appreciated in matters of Web browsing, playing games, reading e-books and video streaming as it offers a better experience than its rival Android smartphones. HTC Sensation XL is packed with an 8MP camera with a dual-LED flash capacity. It is easy for users to familiarize with the camera controls since most of them are found on the right portion of the screen. A thumbnail of the last photo taken found at the lower left corner of the screen will lead you to the gallery. The handheld has a lot of options too, including face detection, touch focus, continuous autofocus and Geo-tagging. It has the usual effects such as sepia and solarize but it also offers some which not all smartphones have such a warp and depth of field. The major downside of the phone however is its failure to include a dedicated camera button on its hardware. Nevertheless it is better than the Titan, especially in terms of noise reduction and color balance. Sharing photos over social networking sites is also well thought of. Users only have to choose because everything is already laid out. As for the video, HTC Sensation XL could record 720p video at 30fps. At 720p, the video quality is average but it has a lot of features to choose from such as a set of effects – grayscale, sepia, negative, posterize, among others – and one new distinct feature, the 2x slo-motion mode. The phone offers an excellent mobile browsing experience. Running on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, buffed up with Sense UI 3.5, the mobile browsing looks minimalistic and loads relatively fast. The URL bar and back and refresh buttons are on top of the screen while a variety of options is found on the menu key. Social networking fans would appreciate the preinstalled Facebook and Twitter apps. Furthermore, there is a dedicated app for Facebook chat. HTC Sensation XL has an amazing and highly organized phonebook with its excellent social networking integration. Audio quality for calls is also commendable. However, its loudspeaker is only average and here, the Titan does it better. Messaging on the other hand covers everything, from the simplest message to the more creative ones. The messages follow a chat design with the use of threads for conversations. For attaching multimedia content to messages, the interface makes it really easy.