Tuesday, April 03, 2012

HTC sensation XL Review



Amidst the crowd of Smartphones, the HTC sensation XL seems like bringing freshness in every aspect of telephony, ranging from the design of the phone to its software as well as hardware. In design, the phone is further extension to conventional HTC design. The device is thin and light. The back of the phone is metallic and, however, it is not entirely unibody. The power button is located at the top of the phone with the headphone jack, volume keys on the right and the micro USB port on the left. On the back side there is located the camera lens with the dual LED flash and the loudspeaker.

The display of the Sensation XL is its biggest attribute. It is a WVGA (800 x 480) resolution for the XL’s 4.7-inch display and provides a pixel density of around 198.5 PPI. The LCD panel used with Sensation XL is easily being credited for the excellence exhibited in displayed in Sensation XL. The Sensation XL operates on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255. It consists of a single-core CPU and the Adreno 205 GPU. In the software,the Sensation XL runs on Android 2.3.5 with Sense 3.5 layer on top. However, phone is about to be updated with Android 4.0 soon.

The Sensation XL has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p video recording. The image quality on the Sensation XL is very nice with sharp and natural colors. The 720p videos look very decent and sharp. The music player on the Sensation XL is equipped with Beats Audio, with a headset and seaming equalizer setting in the music player. The earphones are attractive with red cable matching with Beats logo. The video player on the Sensation XL is similar as the Rhyme. It can play AVIs and MP4s but will have some issues with the MKVs. The phone has 16GB of internal memory. The Sensation XL has a 1,600mAh battery that lasts for about a day and a half of usage from a single charge. It is priced for about Rs. 38,000 in Indian market


SPECIFICATIONS





1
General
2G Network
3G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
2
Body
Dimensions
Weight
132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
162.5 g
- Touch-sensitive controls



3
Display
Type
Size

Multitouch
S-LCDcapacitivetouchscreen, 16M colors
480 x 800 pixels, 4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density)
Yes
 - HTC Sense UI 3.5


4
Memory
Card slot
Internal
No
16 GB storage, 768 MB RAM


5
Camera
Primary

Features


Video

Secondary
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, HDR, auto-upload

Yes, 720p, slo-mo video recording (2x @ WVGA)
Yes, 1.3 MP









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