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HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
The Roundhouse in Camden is a world-famous venue, featuring some of the most incredible artists and performances of recent times. Tonight however, for one night only it's playing host to a 4.7" HTC handset - the HTC Sensation XL. After a giant amount of buzz and rumour online, HTC has officially introduced the latest and largest Android handset in their line-up, the HTC Sensation XL, the second Beats Audio branded handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer.

With a clear focus on transporting quality music to your phone, the HTC Sensation XL is a pure multimedia powerhouse, rocking a huge 4.7" display, it will deliver movies, photos and internet in a big way. The software inside features a revised HTC Sense 3.5, still sporting a 4x4 grid, however integrating a couple of bespoke widgets that accommodate the larger landscape. As far as the camera goes, you'll find the same f2 lens and 8MP camera with dual LED flash as found on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. It records 720p with stereo audio, which makes sense given the Beats Audio headphones and branding.

HTC CEO Peter Chou and company on stage
HTC CEO Peter Chou and company on stage
HTC CEO Peter Chou and company on stage

HTC CEO Peter Chou and company on stage

HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
The HTC Sensation XL is HTC's second Beats Audio phone
The HTC Sensation XL is HTC's second Beats Audio phone
The HTC Sensation XL is HTC's second Beats Audio phone
The HTC Sensation XL is HTC's second Beats Audio phone

The HTC Sensation XL is HTC's second Beats Audio phone


Speaking of headphones, the HTC Sensation XL will ship with a Beats Audio headset optimized specifically for the device. In contrast to the Sensation XE, we've been categorically told that the HTC Sensation XL will ship in two packages, one with the earbuds variety of Beats Audio headphones, and the other with the more premium over-ear 'Beats Audio Solo' set. These will also have phone controls which is a first for Beats Audio headphones.

If you're itching for some mad beats on your mobile and want a bigger display than the one on the HTC Sensation XE, the HTC Sensation XL will be available from the beginning of November across Europe and Asia, with a North American release yet to be confirmed. We'll be getting a unit to review in the coming month, so keep checking back for an in-depth run-down of this HTC Beats Audio monster.

HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
HTC Sensation XL Hands-on
HTC Sensation XL Hands-on



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posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:36 3

1. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I still stick to my Beastfull GS2

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 16:12 1

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Agreed, my SGS2 Epic Touch is 4.52 WITH SAP(Super Amoled Plus) and has a much bettery processor. This doesnt look like a bad phone but come on.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:39 2

2. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


FAIL.

Seriously HTC? A screen this size and only WVGA?

Also, I'll bet they're still using the same BROKEN BlueZ bluetooth 3.0 stack that they use in all their new phones.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:26

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


It looks good performance wise, but I agree. WVGA on a 4.7" inch screen is like putting hub caps on a Hummer H2. It just ain't right! If Pantech can do it, why not HTC?

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:57

3. roh (unregistered)


htc is vry gud phonemaking co. but its always loses to Samsung, coz of the displays it uses ,low pixeled,old tech. displays,poor viewing angles, if it can overcome their this fault then they wud b d #1 androidmaking co.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:05

4. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


And htc has the worst battery life out of all smartphones that have similar specs

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:12

5. Appoid (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Its crazy how Samsung is truly surpassing everything, if it hasnt already. The Gs2 is old in terms of release date, but still blows away the competition, maybe the nexus prime can compete.. oh wait thats Samsung too. Game!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:37

7. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Started with HTC Incredible, upgraded to the Droid Charge and then bought the Incredible 2 full retail because I missed the reliability of a HTC phone and the Charge had so many glitches (not to mention a brown and yellow TouchWiz theme) lol But I'm definitely looking out for the Nexus Prime.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 05:16

14. bin THA GREAT (unregistered)


thanx for that because GS2 users all ways all ways comment on HTC phone like tha GS2 wasn't tha frist time samsung had the title of best phone. samsung just now this year started making better phones then HTC... but getting off tha annoying GS2 fan boys, owning a sensation 4G i dont understand why is not 1280x720... that means this srceen is gona look much worse then tha evo 3D and the Sensation

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 16:11 1

8. GS2 User (unregistered)


Yes as much as I love my GS2, the screens and battery life are the only two factors that are convincing me to keep the phone. Other than that, I'm not a big fan of the overall Samsung experience. The phone is fast but I care more about user experience and right now fast isn't enough.I'm missing a lot of the built in HTC Sense features. If only HTCs had the Super Amoled Plus screens and better battery life or at least bigger battery I'd never leave HTC again

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 19:39

10. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


sure likes a cowon or was it a iriver

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 01:32

13. Mercenary (unregistered)


Can't wait to see the full review....

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:11

16. Tyler McFerson (unregistered)


I'm getting the 4S, mostly for Infinity Blade 2.

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