The HTC Sensation runs on Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 mobile operating system, on top of which is HTC’s Sense 3.5 user interface. It is powered by a single core Qualcomm 1.5 GHz processor and has a smaller 1600 mAh battery. Indeed, this is what allows the Sensation to be equipped with the 4.7” 480×700 super LCD touchscreen display.
The HTC Sensation XL comes with a 768MB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It appears that the microSD card slot is missing, which means you’re stuck with 16GB of built-in storage. And to think that just a few years ago, even fairly advanced laptops did not have that much storage!
Like most of its competitors, the Sensation XL too has two cameras to facilitate video calling. The 1.3 megapixel camera is on the front, while the more powerful 8 megapixel camera, with auto-focus, dual LED flash and 720p HD video recording capability, sits on the rear.
The Sensation comes with a smart white casing and comes with a set of urBeats in-ear headphones; the limited edition version will offer white, over-ear Beats Solo headphones.
In the UK, the HTC Sensation XL is available either SIM-free or as part of a bundled offering from Orange, O2, Vodafone and other service providers. The bundled device is cheaper, but as always, these deals will tie you to a particular service provider for up to two years.