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.
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.