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HTC Sensation XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews of HTC Sensation XL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but the GPS navigation and reception get less positive comments.

screen, usability, design, performance, size

battery, price, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Sensation XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Sensation XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of HTC Sensation XL from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, but views are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, performance, design, screen, portability


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Sensation XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HTC Sensation XL from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the size and performance. The screen and design also get good feedback.

design, screen, performance, size

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

HTC Sensation XL


Beats branded, big and brash. Is this the ultimate music phone?

Stylish design, Slim and well built handset, Nice Android interface

Very large but lowish resolution screen, Beats headphones just aren't very good

Feb, 2012

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HTC Sensation XL with Beats audio review


Is the inclusion of Beats audio reason enough to buy the HTC's Sensation XL?

Beats Audio ; Sleek Design ; Strong Camera

Charging Port ; Inbuilt Speaker ; Macro Mode

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Sensation XL


If you like inches, you'll love the HTC Sensation XL. Picking up the form factor of the HTC Titan - effectively the same handset running Windows Phone 7 - the HTC Sensation XL sits on the top edge of what we'd call a phone. Any bigger and it steps in...

It's difficult not to get excited about the screen size, HTC Sense 3.5 is more refined than ever before, videos look great, Beats Audio and urBeats headphones make for a great music experience

No microSD card slot, screen resolution should be higher, hardware specs limit the overall potential of the device

There is a lot about the HTC Sensation XL that we like. Watching videos and listening to music is an absolute joy. In fact the Android experience is a joy, be it browsing the Internet, flicking through Twitter or a chasing stars on Angry Birds. Many of...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

HTC Sensation XL review


HTC's created a big Sensation with this 4.7-inch beast

Bright, clear screen ; Good stills camera ; HTC Sense 3.5 ; Great audio quality with Beats ; Comfortable to use despite its size

Some performance issues ; Lower-specced than its brothers ; More expensive than its brothers ; No microSD card slot ; Terrible video quality

When the HTC Sensation arrived, HTC made it clear that it considered it a high-end flagship product. It packed specs to make the Samsung Galaxy S2 look nervously over its shoulder at number one in our list of the best mobile phones, mixed with that ol'...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

HTC Sensation XL Review: In Depth


The HTC Sensation XL is the latest addition to HTC's Sensation line of Android phones. It's the second fruit of HTC's partnership with Beats Audio, in the UK at least. The emphasis here is most…

Great camera. ; Good amount of internal storage. ; High end audio performance. ; Beats Audio urBeats headphones included.

No micro SD card slot. ; Not the highest resolution screen. ; Perhaps too big for some.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

HTC Sensation XL review


We like the Sensation XL, but there are better phones available for the same price and we missed having a microSDHC card slot

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (

HTC Sensation XL review


The HTC Sensation XL is the manufacturer's second Android phone, after the Sensation XE , to come equipped with Beats Audio and a matching set of headphones . It's pitched firmly at the tune-obsessed crowd who want more from their mobile than merely...

Beats Audio sound profile and quality headphones; friendly HTC Sense user interface; large screen; solid build quality.

Screen isn't particularly hi-res; average processing speed; too many apps pre-installed; styling won't appeal to everyone.

The HTC Sensation XL is a classy music phone but it struggles to stand out from the increasingly competitive Android pack, despite its huge screen. There's nothing horrible about it, but several areas have room for improvement.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

HTC Sensation XL review


Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger — Samsung's Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3in screen that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet, while the recently announced Galaxy Nexus pushes the limits with a 4.65 in display. HTC has joined...

The HTC Sensation XL has a giant 4.7in screen but is also is very slim 9.9mm thick. It also benefits from the HTC's strategic partnership with the Beats By Dr. Dre audio company, promising exceptional audio quality.

Oct, 2011

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Expert Review


In the past HTC had definitive handsets like the Desire or the Hero that were strong enough to hold their own in the marketplace. Over the last year it has taken to diluting its brands: three Sensations in one year is at least one Sensation too many.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : GadgetSpeak (

HTC Sensation XL Phone from Three


A lot of phones have naff sound and provide a naff set of cheap earbuds to allow you to suffer in private. Here the sound is better and they provide a set of Monster Beats by Dr Dre so listening to music can be a pleasure.

Apr, 2012