sThe HTC Sensation XL is one of two upgraded versions of the original HTC Sensation. In this article I will look at the key features of the HTC Sensation so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.
The HTC Sensation XL measures up at 132.5x 70.7x 9.9mm, so it is somewhat larger than its predecessor. The handset is finished in a white colour scheme which makes it stand out from the majority of the competition. The overall design of the device is very similar to the company’s previous flagship, the HTC Desire HD. The screen of the HTC Sensation XL measures 4.7 inches, which is somewhat larger than the original Sensation. Within these dimensions, pixels are setup at a resolution of 480x 800, resulting in good display quality for photos, movies and games etc.
In order to browse the internet, the HTC Sensation XL uses the usual means of connectivity, namely 3G and Wi-Fi. The latter offers the best connection because of its fast speeds, low battery consumption and zero data usage. If you are unable to connect to a Wi-Fi network, the 3G connection provides download speeds of 14.4 megabytes per second which is among the highest available for a smartphone. This means that web pages load quickly, and streamed data like YouTube videos will load with minimal interruption from buffering. The web browsing interface is provides by the HTC Sense UI, with other available for download from Google Play.
As a camera phone, the HTC Sensation XL is well equipped with a good spec list. Its 8 megapixel camera captures still image in a resolution of 3264x 2448, resulting in high quality, and the camera can also shoot video footage with settings of up to 720p included. The camera comes with the usual list of features including autofocus, dual-LED flash, face detection, etc.
The Gingerbread version of the Android operating system is the platform of choice for the handset, although this can be upgraded to the new Ice Cream Sandwich version. The innovative HTC Sense UI runs over the top of the Android OS, providing a highly customisable users interface and access to apps and widgets from both Google Play and HTC Hub. A powerful 1.5 GHz processor is on hand to provide all the necessary computing power, and although not a dual-core chip like the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE, the phone provides great performance from both its hardware and software nonetheless.
The HTC Sensation XL is ideal for those looking for a stylish smartphone with a large screen, which also has a good spec list which is able to compete with many of the mainstreams smartphone currently flooding the market. It is available now on several UK networks, with some offering the handset for free on selected tariffs.