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A look at the differences between the HTC Sensation XL and the original version

The HTC Sensation XL is one of two new versions of the popular HTC Sensation. However, this phone offers more than just a few tweaks and a new name. The phone has been completely redesigned and in this article I will go through some of its main features so that you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.

Like the original Sensation, the Sensation XL shares a number of features including an 8-megapixel camera, Android Gingerbread operating system, and HTC Sense UI, making it a user-friendly and highly customizable.

However, one of the biggest and certainly most notable differences is in its design. The HTC Sensation XL is nothing like the original version, with larger dimensions to accommodate a bigger screen and a striking white finish that makes it a phone that really turns heads. The differences continue below the surface of the phone, too, with HTC opting to include a 1.5GHz single-core processor instead of the original’s 1.2GHz dual-core offering. So performance is still very good and you can expect a responsive touchscreen and quick load and run times of apps and widgets.

If you like playing music on your phone, the HTC Sensation XL is definitely worth taking a closer look at. Along with the HTC Sensation XE, it’s the first phone to include the coveted and well-known Beats Audio, which is specifically designed to improve the playback quality of audio files. Coupled with HTC Hub’s downloadable music widgets and expandable micro SD storage, it’s the perfect music device. It even comes with a Beats earphone that is designed for optimal results in terms of sound quality.

Being an HTC smartphone running Android and HTC Sense, you can expect the HTC Sensation XL to perform well at almost any task you throw at it. Web browsing, taking photos and videos, sending emails, and playing media files benefit from the easy operation of the HTC Sense user interface and powerful processor.

The camera also has a couple of differences from the original. Unlike the original version, you can’t shoot 1080p HD video with the Sensation XL. Instead, the maximum resolution is 720p, so you can still get good quality results. Similarly, the touchscreen resolution is slightly lower, though this can be forgiven to some extent due to its larger 4.7-inch dimensions compared to its predecessor’s 4.3-inches.

The HTC Sensation XL is ideal for those who want a great looking smartphone but don’t want to sacrifice features to achieve it. It is now available at various rates from various UK networks.


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