HTC has launched the HTC Sensation XL a powerful android phone running on a 1.5 GHz processor with Adreno 205 GPU and Beats Audio Technology. This is a very powerful Android phone, and just about anyone can use it. Be it for business purpose, entertainment or playing 3D games you can do all these on the Sensation XL.
There are many smartphones running on the android OS but there are some brands that many Indian consumers prefer and HTC is one such brand. The Sensation XL is priced below Rs. 39,000 and will compete with the apple iPhone 4S, in fact the pricing is slightly lower than the iPhone 4S.
HTC Sensation XL features
With a thickness of 9.9 mm this sleek android phone has got that stylish look and a powerful processor makes it unbelievably fast. The XL runs on the gingerbread (android 2.3) OS powered by 1.5 GHz Scorpion Processor with 205 Adreno GPU that makes it possible to play 3D games.
The HTC Sensation XL weighs 162.5 grams with dimensions 70.7 x 132.5 x 9.9 mm. This handset comes with 16 GB internal memory and 768 MB RAM. However there is no external card supported and the storage is limited to 16 GB, but then that’s a lot of space and more than sufficient for most of the users.
The XL features a capacitive touchscreen of size 4.7 inches supporting resolution of 480 by 800 pixels (199 ppi). This resolution is good enough for watching movies and viewing photos or playing 3G games. Just below the touch screen area there are 4 touch sensitive buttons that perform specific functions. Once the android OS is loaded the HTC Sense UI 3.5 takes over the home screen.
This handset supports 3G/2G networks with other connectivity options like Wi-Fi (with hotspot), micro USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 3.0. For net connectivity you can make use of 3G network or EDGE / GPRS networks when available. There is a built in GPS antenna which you can use with Google Maps or for geo tagging photos.
Multimedia and Entertainment
The default media player supports many commonly used audio (MP3) and video formats (MP4, WMV). This smartphone comes with built in FM radio for latest music on the move. The sound quality is further enhanced by Beats Audio Technology. Audio output can be through 3.5 mm audio jack or via built in loudspeaker. The handset comes with Specially made headsets for mind blowing audio experience.
Camera specification on the HTC Sensation XL will definitely impress you. There are two cameras a secondary or front facing camera of resolution 1.3 megapixels and the primary camera or rear facing camera of resolution 8 megapixels. The primary camera comes with features like autofocus, face detection, touch focus, HDF, auto upload and Geo tagging. There is a dual LED flash on the rear side which will help get good shots in low light conditions. HD videos can be recorded in 1280 by 720 pixels resolution with slo-mo video recording options (High quality slow motion videos).
HTC Sensation XL Other features
HTC Sensation XL supports 3G (14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA), EDGE (class 12), GPRS (Class 12), GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with hotspot and Bluetooth 3.0. With the android OS Google services like Gmail, Maps, search etc comes pre-installed along with Facebook and Twitter.
The Sensation XL houses a 1600 mAh Li-Ion Standard battery with standby time of approx 460 hours and talktime of about 6.5 hours on 3G network.
HTC Sensation XL Price in India
Price Rs. 38,799 with 1 year warranty on handset and 6 months on accessories.
HTC Sensation XL reviews
The XL is a sensational smartphone with pretty good features. As compared with the Apple iPhone 4S this handset has a slightly bigger touchscreen but with a slightly lower resolution. Most of the features as compared with iPhone 4S are nearly identical. There is a price difference which could give benefit to the HTC brand, however users may find it difficult to choose from iOS 5 or Android 2.3.
Overall the HTC Sensation XL is the best phone in the Android category, as of now but comes for a price.