Updated on:Dec 09, 2016
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Today HTC introduced the second member of its Beats droid family, making both geeks and audiophiles tremble with excitement. The HTC Sensation XL is one multimedia beast with its Dr. Dre-inspired audio, impressively spec`d camera and huge display and it`s also keen to give users the proper smartphone experience with the tried and tested Gingerbread and Sense combo. The HTC Sensation XL announcement event Granted, the single-core CPU won`t give yo...
Overall User Rating (2.2 Out of 5 based on 208 ratings)
Overall: Hi guys,nBefore writing this review, i would like to put things in perspective. An Ipad2, 16gb, wifi 3g retails for INR 36900. This phone is INR 600 more. Let's explore this a little more:nn1). CPU: An Ipad has the monster ARM cortex A9 DUAL core CPU. HTC XL has an old and forgotten SINGLE core scorpion processor. A little bit of googling will tell you why this can be a bad comparison.nn2). Graphics card: No one in the industry can match the graphics card of the Ipad currently (PowerVR SGX543MP2, not even samsung with their MALI 400). HTC has put an old and lowly adreno 205.nn3). Memory is not expandable for both these devices. So you are stuck with 16gb with HTC Sense and other mandatory processes taking up at least 2.5 gb. So have fun with 13.5 gb data. So much for putting the 'entire media library' in the phone.nn4). The beats audio technology is good, but its not worth paying this kind of a premium. Please read Engadget's review on beats audio (and their headphones).nn5). Screen: One of the most important components. HTC has given us a battery sucking super LCD display. And guess what, it is a WVGA resolution 800X480. Sorry but that would mostly suck. Oh and did i mention relatively bad sun light legibility?nn6). Battery: Only 1600 mah for a 4.7 inch WVGA SLCD unit. This is not going to give you a lot of time. I have a Nexus S and its screen is exactly like the XL. Mine is 1500 MAH battery and i dont ever get more than 12 hours. Just imagine what this monster screen would give you. Oh and there is a direct correlation between battery life and screen size. Very direct.nnLastly, please look at the performance benchmarks (good indicator of speed). These would be available on GSMarena (review of XL). In case you are wondering why i compared it with the Ipad2, its because i feel apple products are generally overpriced. Thus, thought this comparison would put things in perspective. Compare this to the Galaxy S2 and the XL would be blown away.