Nov 01 AT 2:12 PM Edgar Cervantes 8 Comments

HTC Sensation XL released in the UK

HTC Sensation XL featured

Smartphones are always different in day-to-day use than they seem to be on paper. Some come with impressive specs, but lack impressive performance and vice versa. While the HTC Sensation XL does not have the top specs in the market, its performance and amazing display are sure to please.

We were quite impressed with this device after using it at CTIA in San Diego this year. Specs include a 1.5 GHz single-core processor, 768 MB of RAM, an 8 MP camera and front facing camera, as well as a 4.7-inch display. The device also comes packed with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, HTC Sense 3.5 and Beats Audio. It’s very responsive, and the display is impressive. It does not fall short compared to dual-core devices with 1 GB of RAM.

The HTC Sensation XL is one of the most exciting devices from this manufacturer. The phone has not yet launched in America, but it is now available to our European friends through Three and Clove. The first carrier offers it for free with a 2-year, £40 per month contract, while the second offers it contract-free at a price of £486 (unlocked/including VAT).

It’s nice to hear that there’s a SIM-unlocked version available for those who would be willing to import it. It should be fairly easy to get an HTC Sensation XL from Clove and use it in the US (or any other market). Beware, though. £486 translates to about $775 USD. Would anyone be willing to shell out the off-contract price to get this device? Are any of our European readers getting it?

Via: Phandroid

Source: Clove

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • keridel

    i am currently waiting for this to come through the post.

    hopefully i will have a review for you guys to post soon.

  • BiG MERF

    especially when you can get unlocked Galaxy Nexus for cheaper

    • R.S

      And where exactly can I get a Galaxy Nexus?

      Oh you meant eventually, as in maybe later this month, or in December, basically when Google and Samsung decide to stop jerking people around. Lol

      I of course wouldn’t import the Sensation XL, especially at that price but do love how it looks. I mentioned before how most white phones (imo) either end up being more of a two tone colored phone or looking chesey but the Sensation XL looks nice.

      • BiG MERF

        Actually I pre-ordered mines.. expect it here on or just after the 17th of this month.. payed a pretty penny. 650,no tax, free 2 day air.But i should be able to recoup the money selling my sensation and a few other knick knack i have here

  • n

    screen ppi is veeeeryyy bad!!

  • Koolio

    oh damn it looks so sexy!

  • mabroid

    Just had a play with the xl, its far too big for a phone. Can’t be held comfortably and difficult to fit in pocket. It’s a tablet

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