HTC brings Beats to bigger blower
Sensational sound and size
HTC officially unveiled the Sensation XL today, the manufacturer's second smartphone to be equipped with Beats Audio.
The HTC Sensation XL is large and narrow, with a 4.7in, 400 x 800 display and a 9.9mm-thick body. It runs on a 1.5GHz processor with 768MB of Ram. It sports Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread spruced up with the company's latest Sense UI.
There's a storage capacity of 16GB, with a Micro SD slot to extend that even further. It has 8Mp rear-facing and 1.3Mp front-facing cameras.
But it's all about the Beats Audio here and just like its smaller brother, the HTC Sensation XE, the XL comes with Dr Dre's audio enhancements and some UrBeats headphones, said to be worth £80.
The HTC Sensation XL hits shelves in November. Pricing has yet to be announced, although network operator Three has already confirmed it will offer the device, promising its availability soon. ®
*gets down to Xenon Megablast*
Agree with almost all of that, with the following exception:
"The RAM allocation is poor, the CPU is last-gen tech that has been clocked up, and no SD card slot and only 16Gb on board with just over 12 available means it isn't really even much cop if people want to use it as an MP3/media player with phone capabilities."
Mostly because the article says:
"There's a storage capacity of 16GB, with a Micro SD slot to extend that even further."
Totally agree with the rest though, processor looks poor and the screen resolution is diabolical for a device this size.
Will keep my Desire HD for now, thanks.
Yet Another HTC phone
How come they keep churning out so many phones - is the idea to scatter gun the market with phones at every possible price point and combination of features and hope some will stick?
Are they trying to push phone shops into having an entire wall dedicated to HTC handsets and push out the competition that way?
Are they trying to encourage upgrade mania by making a phone obsolete by bringing out a newer/faster/better/rounder-cornered version within 6 months?
Will they do the same with their tablets too - 5", 6", 7", 8" screens etc?
I missed that...
...partly because I only scanned the review, and mainly because when I read the review of the same device on Engadget, it said there wasn't an SD slot, which is how I knew that there's only 12.8Gb free on the in-built.
Wonder if one tech-media outlet is assuming and the other isn't?
Fair point though. Fail icon, because it's entirely possible I did!
IT JUST WILL NOT
FIT IN MY POCKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do I need to buy a 'manbag' for it?