HTC Sensation XL review
The Sensation XL does plenty right, with an impressive screen and a strong web browsing performance. But, marketed as an audio champion, less than 13GB of storage is a joke.
- Web browsing on the 4.7-inch screen is a joyThe Beats headphones are substantial step above typical in-the-box fare
- Limited built-in storage with no option to expandUnderwhelming video qualityShort battery life
The HTC Sensation XL has landed, leaving a sizable footprint behind. While it picks up the naming convention from HTC's previously dual-core flagship series and some Beats audio accreditation on the way, it looks pretty damn familiar to another member of the family. Yes, the family's Windows Phone flagship, the Titan certainly tickled our fancy -- no other phone had landed on that nascent OS with such a screen. But the Sensation XL faces phones both bigger (and only slightly smaller) in the increasingly crowded world of Android. At around $723 (£450), is the XL's single-core processor enough? Is that glossy WVGA screen still sharp enough at this size? How does this one compare to previous Sensations, and perhaps more importantly, Samsung's even bigger not-so-heavyweight? Keep reading after the break to find out.