In addition to phone sales package comes with a charger, USB-microUSB cable, instructions and wireless headphones with remote control of music. If you typically use a standard, affordable handset HTC, keep in mind that these headphones on the headset-based company iBeats Monster Beats Audio Production, and their market price is around U.S. $ 120 When it comes to the control panel are available for three music keys (Forward, Backward and Play) while the center button allows the user to accept the call.
Opinions about the design is subjective. I just want to point out that the smartphone live seems far more interesting than the photos. Thus, if you do not like coffee at the photos, it would be good to see it live and feel, maybe you will change opinion.
Housing MaterialsThe front of this smart phone features glass that protects the screen and that's resistant to scratches. As is usually the case, Gorilla Glass on the list does not yet have this model. The same was the case with the Sensation model but also with other devices.
The battery cover is made of aluminum, the lower part, and occupies the entire back of the case but a small part of the top. If you remove the lid, the device for 10 - 20 seconds loses contact with the base station.
ProductionBuild quality is excellent. The cover is securely attached to the rest of the cases - a few times my phone has been dropped on the floor and to the soft part of the device and the cover remains in place. If you press the screen there is no appearance of hesitation or answering any sounds, it was common Sensation models.
DimensionsIn terms of size, HTC Sensation XL belongs to a group of major appliances with the exception Acer Iconia Smart and Samsung Galaxy notes. It may be comparable to the XL Titanium with, but in terms of size are almost identical, in line with the Acer Iconia Smart.
Samsung Galaxy Notes - 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm, 178 gAcer Iconia Smart - 141.7 x 64.5 x 13.6 mm, 185 gHTC Sensation XL - 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm, 165 gHTC Sensation - 126 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm, 148 gSony Ericsson Arc S - 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm, 117 gSamsung S2 Galaxy - 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm, 116 gApple iPhone 4S - 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm, 140 g
Wearing the smart phone in your pocket can be jeans, but it may happen that the pocket is too narrow for a phone this size, so you need to take care of this.
During the conversation, it is possible to hold the phone normally, but due to its size it is not always easy. For example, if HTC Sensation XL stick in his right hand, I will not be able to touch the upper lower part of the screen if the phone does not hold with the other hand, since the phone can easily slip out of hand. If you have normal size hands, before you decide to HTC Sensation XL, consider carefully whether you are willing to change your habits regarding the use of the device with touch sensors as the phone you have to manage with two hands.
ControlsThe standard here is all. The main control panel screen and software button below it. On the left is the "Home" is used to return to a central screen or open a window with six running apps (hold button). If you click on the central screen you will see a matrix of all HTC Sense desktop and you can opt for either of them. The following key "Menu" is used to invoke the contextual menu (holding the keys - call or hide the keyboard on the screen). Following is the Back button to return back. The last button is there is a "Search". Clicking this button opens the search field and retaining key opens a voice search.
Soft keys are comfortable to use. Of course, not equivalent to the hardware buttons, but you can work with them without any difficulty.
From the front, the upper part, there is a grid headphones. Below and to the left speaker is the light and proximity sensors. To the right of the screen is 1.3-megapixel camera frontal.
Indicator light flashes green if there are missed calls, unread text messages or e-mail messages or other information, light green when you connect it to your computer or when the battery is fully charged (when the smart phone still connected to the charger). When the battery is low and flashing red when charging light continually red.
MicroSD memory card slot is located under the battery cover in the lower left corner.SIM card slot is under the battery cover.
ScreenHTC Sensation XL uses a capacitive touchscreen, S-LCD, 4.7 "diagonal WVGA (800 x 480 pixels). The relationship of physical screen size and resolution is far from ideal. For example, one of the largest PPI has the Apple iPhone 4S - 330th In HTC Sensation ppi value is 256, Samsung Galaxy II - 217 Even with devices such as HTC Rhyme and many others, PPI is higher than the HTC Sensation XL - only 199thFor users this means grainy picture. If you take a closer look you will see lines, circles and so on.
Of course, unless you look close you will not even notice it but it all depends on how you have used your phone. If it was a device with the same or a lower resolution, larger diagonal screen - then display the HTC Sensation XL does not seem bad.However, if you know the severity of the Apple iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy II - it is certain that this lack of notice.
The level of brightness is pretty good, viewing angles are also very good, and vertical and horizontani at maximum resolution. Reaction to touch is excellent, and because of its enormous size of the control panel is extremely simple.
CameraThe device is equipped with two cameras, the main 8MP camera and 1.3-megapixel camera on the front. Here we use the module with backlit matrix, BSI like on the HTC Titan. The new module provides slightly better image quality than is the case with ordinary Sensation models, so the companies in this parameter closer to the Android market leaders Samsung and Sony Ericsson.
The camera is surrounded by a metal ring and slightly elevated in relation to the surface. Besides the camera there are two LED lights that can be used when shooting can be manually switched on and off as you shoot or you can simply include them as needed using the application "Flashlight."
The camera interface HTC sensation XL is similar to that used in HTC Sensation, Incredible S, HTC Desire S. In the viewfinder mode on the right hand side is the info panel that displays information about the current recording mode (video or photo) and the status of the flash (auto, manual, off) and provides quick access to the gallery images and effects.
The list of supported resolutions, both standard and wide resolutions. Here are the resolutions that are available for The standard aspect ratio (4:3).
8M - 3264x24485 M - 2592x19523M - 2048x15361M - 1280x960Small - 640x480
CarIncandescentFluorescent lampDaylightCloudyTo select an effect, click the left panel.
Video is recorded at a rate of 12-25 frames per second in mp4 format (H.264 codec). in HD video is recorded .om variable bitrate (average is 5200 kbps) Audio clips are encoded using the AAC codec in stereo with the quality of 128kbps.
Video is available in the following resolutions:
HD - 1280x720WVGA - 800x480High - 640x480Low - 320x240MMS - 176x144
Settings for video content are the same as for the photos. Available to the mute function when recording during video content can be changed by simply placing the focus of a finger on the screen to the other area where you want to focus your camera. Is not available tracking autofocus while shooting video. Change the resolution is available in record time.
BatteryThe device uses Li-Ion 1600mAh battery. The manufacturer claims that this battery can provide 11 hours and 50 minutes of talk time (GSM) and up to 360 hours (14 days) of standby. The actual figures are exaggerated, however, as with any smart phone with Android The standard battery.
My typical scenario of using the unit looks like this: listening to music 3 to 4 hours. The device is turned on constantly push mail option for two mail order, internet via WiFi and EDGE / HSDPA (average during the day search for about an hour). The calls went from 50 to 60 minutes a day. Also, during the day I sent 20-30 messages. In this mode, use the device in one week HTC Sensation XL is successfully surviving well into the evening or night. This is much better than it could offer a role model company a year ago, but is still far from good.
The device has a new section setting called "Energy Efficiency". From there you can access the various parameters that allow you to save battery power. When the battery charge level drops below a certain percentage of the phone suggests to switch to power saving mode in which the wireless interface is disconnected and the backlight is automatically adjusted among others.
PerformanceThe smartphone is built on Qualcomm QSD8255 platform where the processor clock speed 1.5GHz. The device has 768MB of system memory which is available for user applications to about 200MB (you can uninstall the software that runs in the background).
The phone comes only 16GB of internal memory storage, of which the user is available 12-13GB of data and 3.7GB of internal memory and 8.9 additional.
Generally speaking, the speed of the device is good and there is no lag. The difference in performance with the HTC Sensation dual-core processor and HTC Sensation XL with one core is almost imperceptible.
For PC phone uses microUSB sync cable that came in the box that uses USB 2.0 interface. When you connect your smartphone to your computer, you can choose five types of connections for the purpose of synchronization with the HTC Sync program to charge the device, transfer files to a memory card (drive) or use the device as a modem.
Built-in Bluetooth 3.0. supports the most popular profiles including A2DP
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n). Working with Wi-Fi module does not cause any problems.Smart phones can be configured for Wi-Fi transmission in sleep mode using only static IP addresses when you connect and adding security certificates. When using Wi-Fi, the smartphone is hardly heated at all. Warming up is minimal and hardly noticeable.
DLNA. The smartphone supports DLNA, so if your home is DLNA compliant media server, then you can use this device to connect to other devices, so watch videos or play sounds directly on your TV.
NavigationSmart phone uses Qualcomm's integrated chip for the purpose of navigating through the gpsOne technology. The device has built-in Route 66 navigation software like Google Maps and Google Navigation. Maps provides route calculation (without voice tips), can search street or specific address and location. Navigation with Google you can do with navigation routes and voice guidance.
SoundThe main feature of HTC Sensation XL, as well as all the models whose prefix XE - is that they sound much better than Motorola's handsets. Model XL for two levels provides a better quality of music than other HTC models.
First - Special Beats Audio equalizer setting that includes each time you start turning the music headphones.
Headphones have a remote to control music and calls as well as special equipment for storage, which is very nice.
In the smart phone, there are no additional items that allow the improvement of the sound. In my opinion, this headset is ideal for those who listen to techno. Thus, these headphones would be ideal for those who prefer this type of music, while the other undemanding user will not be problematic.Each keystroke on the screen follows the small vibration that facilitates users to feel what they press. Switching between languages can be done using separate keys pressure. This is a very simple and the same button is also responsible for entering your voice messages.
On-screen keyboard you can hide by pressing and holding Menu button and dedicated. Under the keys with the letters a sliding panel that moves the cursor through the text if you make a mistake. This is much easier to work when the text is enlarged as an option that was first introduced just for this phone. When you keep your finger on the text of a few seconds activate the pop up window with enlarged fragment of text and cursor. You can easily move the cursor along the fragment.When your finger leaves the screen you will see additional menu to select the text or fragment.
The keyboard has a personal dictionary in which you can store the new words you use frequently. With the Desire HD, you can edit the dictionary, which is not new and can synchronize with the backup on the memory card.
It is also important to note that due to screen size of this model using on-screen keyboard is very nice. This is probably one of the most handsome, smart phones on-screen keyboard that comes from the company HTC, and perhaps the entire market.
Software, HTC Sense 3.5The smartphone runs on Android 2.3 operating system while the user interface uses the HTC Sense 3.5.
Main characteristic 3.0 Sense and Sense 3.5 is a new lock screen. There is a field with four shortcuts to programs and circle at the bottom. If you drag the circle to the center of the screen - you'll just unlock the screen. If you drag the circle to one of shortcuts or the insert in a circle - you open the program. A very handy feature that is implemented in the Meizu M8 and M9, but does not yet exist in other devices.
The smartphone also has a specific instruction in electronic format by the different explanations of how the specific characteristics and its programs. This guide is downloaded from the network when you access it.
ConclusionThe reception quality of the model Sensation XL is standard for modern phones, no loss of network which sometimes happens with HTC devices. Ringing also deserves credit as they hear the bell even in the subway. The handset is very good quality and provides a suitable means of communicating with someone nice. The vibration is very weak, almost imperceptible.
The official price of HTC Sensation XL is quite high for the smart phone of this range, despite the fact that it even comes with headphones that are not at all cheap.A version of this model with the black market for as many as a third cheaper than that when it comes to formal models.
When you know the specific conclusions about this device I'm not sure where to start. On the one hand, completely understand the move of HTC. This company has taken the platform it is based on the HTC Titan, but chose a different operating system. The company has positioned itself as a model music phone and complete its advertising relies on. This is a good approach to a company so wishes to emphasize the diversity of its model range.
On the other hand, I must point out that my HTC Sensation XL as a device a lot. For several reasons. The first is the design and color of the device. I love brightly colored phones, especially where there is not much white on the market. For the same reason, the very model we liked the HTC Hero. Second, despite the fact that this model is very bulky dimensions it has its advantages. For me one of the benefits is certainly a benefit to the keyboard entry screen. This one is now typical for HTC Sensation range, not to mention the Apple iPhone. 4th
Do you buy this device or not the next question that arises. The answer is surprisingly clear considering that the number of concerns that I raised. If you like this device and do not mind you to extract the amount of money needed for it, then be sure to buy it. If on the other hand you do not like the design then it may be better to look for some other model, even considering that HTC Sensation offers an interesting solution other than this and that is Sensation XE.
Description:Class: smartphoneForm: MonoblockThe materials: aluminum battery cover, plastic insertsOS: Android 2.3, HTC Sense 3.5 interfaceNetworks: GSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS / HSDPA 900/2100Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 platfoMemory: 768 MBMemory for data:: 16 GBWi-Fi (b / g / n /), Bluetooth 3.0 (A2DP), microUSB jack (USB 2.0) connector for charging / synchronization and a 3.5mm headphone socket, DLNAScreen: capacitive S-LCD 4.7 "800x480 pixel resolution (WVGA), with automatic backlight adjustment levelsCamera: 8 MP with autofocus; video recording in 720p resolution (1280x720), LED flash can also work as a flashlight, a 1.3 megapixel camera on the frontNavigation: GPS chip Qualcomm gpsOne platform (supports A-GPS)Additional features: accelerometer, proximity sensor and light, FM radio.Battery: removable Li-Ion 1600 mAh capacityDimensions: 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mmWeight: 165 g.