HTC Sensation XL White Silver, 16 GB Best Price in India on 26-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

HTC Sensation XL White Silver, 16 GB

Detailed Review


This device is furnished with a LCD display. This HTC Sensation XL offers sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing feast your eyes on. This display size will not cause a strain to your eyes. This smartphone has a resolution of WVGA, 480x800 pixels to present. The HTC Sensation XL flaunts a display of 11.94 cms; approximately 4.7 inches. The display of this phone is credited with 16 colours.


This phone clocks in 460 hrs of standby time on 3G network, under optimal scenario. With the battery life of 6 hours of talk time, you might occasion to take up a cautious note while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. This device boasts of the typical Li-Ion battery. With this phone, you get nearly 11 hours of talk time, as long as you persist with the 2G network. The battery bids 360 hrs of standby time on 2G network.


With the Yes, 1280 x 720 recording modes of this smartphone, and a resolution of Yes, 8 pixels, shooting video is equally savourable as clicking pictures. If you are one of those selective bunch of people who remained unfazed by the selfie storm, then the basic Yes, 1.3 MP front camera in this smartphone will not do any harm to your choice. Negotiating on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well. The quality of your images and videos does not rely solely on megapixels. You have the flexibility to get surprisingly good results even with a Yes, 8 megapixels camera when the sensor is of good quality. Clicking appealing pictures even in the dark requires no professional photographer with the dual LED flash of this device, as it are able to now emit twice as much light as compared with the single LED.

General Features

If your smartphone is the lifeline of your business life, then Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) of the HTC Sensation XL will definitely simplify and neaten your professional activities. This smartphone, with dimensions of 70.7x132.5x9.9, comes pre-loaded with a number of is credited with. The HTC Sensation XL here is credited with a White Silver body. This smartphone may not appease you with its 162.5 g weight. HTC Sensation XL has a touch screen, just like most of the typical smartphones in the market today. You get at par accessories such as Handset, Battery, Charger, iBeats In-ear Headset, Data Cable, User Guide in the box, in addition to the HTC Sensation XL.


Whether it is about standard boasts of or advanced boasts of like Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Divert, this HTC Sensation XL smartphone is created with all such boasts of in it. This phone is furnished with a Single Sim, GSM. This phone increases efficiency by alternating like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which lets the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should be good enough. Save up on heavy 3G and 4G data charges by staying away from risks with the standard 2G connectivity offered by this smartphone. Be certain you are well-aware that a high network type leads to heavy battery usage. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. Thanks to the DLNA certification, this phone is all set to share digital content across multimedia devices the moment it's switched on. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location lets the user to keep up with the route while traveling. On top of the mobile data, this device are able to in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.


Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will meet requirements. You get a decent internal storage, apt for moderate users carrying an average amount of media files on their smartphones. Even when your phone stores all your favourite songs, some change in your set playlists is always welcome , and Multimedia FM will come to your rescue. The Adreno 205 graphics in this HTC Sensation XL makes possible you to rejoice in your favourite games on the device. With the Beats Audio Technology is credited with of the HTC Sensation XL, you are able to feast your eyes on an audio delight with calling as well as with music.


This device is credited with a Qualcomm Scorpion platform processor. This smartphoneruns on the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. This HTC Sensation XL is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz processor frequency, the HTC Sensation XL bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would tolerate longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be optimal. The speed required by most typical apps are satisfied by the HTC Sensation XL without any hindrance. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) and much more, just like the HTC Sensation XL. Although the HTC Sensation XL might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the HTC Sensation XL, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this HTC Sensation XL is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the HTC Sensation XL as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the HTC Sensation XL is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Although I would recommend a higher frequency for gaming, the 1.5 GHz is not that bad an option. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. The 16 GB internal storage of the HTC Sensation XL is really meant for me and my ever-growing ebook and gaming collection.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the HTC Sensation XL was its 4.7 inches display. The screen size of the HTC Sensation XL is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 8 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. Lower internal storage like 16 GB makes me chose which movies, music, images and videos to keep or delete from your phone. A larger internal storage suits me more than average internal memory as I hate deleting my smartphone content due to memory issues.

Technical Specification

General Features

Business Features:Document Viewer , Document Editor , Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)
Handset Color:White Silver
Call Features:Conference Call , Speed Dialing , Loudspeaker , Call Divert
Model Name:Sensation XL
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , iBeats In-ear Headset , Data Cable , User Guide


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Flash:Dual LED
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Geo-tagging , Face Detection , Touch Focus , HDR , Auto-upload , BSI
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:8 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 1.3 MP


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , H.263 , H.264 , WMV , 3GP , 3G2 , HD
Sound Enhancement:Beats Audio Technology
Ringtone:MP3 , WAV
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , eAAC , WAV , MIDI

Internet & Connectivity

Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Internet Features:Email
GPRS:Yes , Class 12 , 48 kbps
EDGE:Yes , Class 12
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:WAP 2.0
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
3G:Yes , 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Gyroscope , Digital Compass , Ambient Light Sensor , G-Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Google Search , Gmail , Facebook , Twitter , Android Market , Instant Messaging
Additional Features:Voice Memo Recorder , Active Noise Cancellation , Predictive Text Input , Calendar , Sleep Mode , MMs Enabled , Voice Input


Display Resolution:WVGA
Display Resolution:480x800 Pixels
Display Type:LCD
Display Size:4.7 inches
Display Color:16 M


Weight:162.5 g
Size:70.7x132.5x9.9 mm


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Talk Time (2G):11 hrs
Talk Time (3G):6 hrs
Standby Time (2G):360 hrs
Standby Time (3G):460 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1600 mAh

Memory And Storage

RAM:0.768 GB
Internal:16 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:HTC Sense 3.5
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Graphics:Adreno 205
Processor Frequency:1.5 GHz
Processor:Qualcomm Scorpion