HTC Sensation XL: Titan on Android OS

By on October 8, 2011
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HTC prepares Android counterpart to WP7 powered HTC Titan.

The HTC Sensation XL phone brings HTC Titan’s huge footprint with Android on top. If you have read about HTC Titan then specs don’t vary that much from it. It has same huge 4.7″ across screen, 480×800 pixel display, 16gb storage, 8mp camera with dual flash, 720p video capture, nearly same weight of 162 grams and the same single core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor. The main differences: It runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense UI 3.5 and comes with Beats audio.

There are things that are disappointing in this XL version e.g. you would expect new models to shift to dual core processors but HTC is sticking with bigger screen than more horsepower. Moreover with such a big screen, one would expect a resolution of 1280×720 which Samsung is boosting but HTC Sensation XL sticks to Titan’s 480×800 resolution. On WP7 it is understandable since that is a limitation of the OS, but with an Android running they could have improved. On such big screen, low resolutions would just turn grainy.

Like the HTC Sensation XE, the larger Sensation XL features Beats audio integration. The standard set comes with in-ear Beats headphones while the limited edition model comes with over the ear headphones. The other attractions to this set include the aluminum body in white color and the new cloud services by HTC as found in upcoming HTC Rhyme and HTC Explorer.


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