HTC didn't really disclose the exact meaning of XL in HTC Sensation XL when the company unveiled the phone a few months back.
Looking at it, however, it could very well mean the obvious. (Though it's always better not to assume, right? So I'll try to get in touch with someone from HTC regarding that.)
HTC Sensation XL, for me, is the extra-large version of my favorite powerhouse-screamer, The HTC Sensation. To be specific, XL is larger in two ways; footprint and music playing capabilities -- though, in other areas - like processor and video recorder, HTC Sensation is still better.
The classic HTC Sensation - the original, the first one - has dimensions of 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm and weighs only 148 grams. On the other hand, XL measures 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm and weighs 162.5 grams. Note that while XL has a bigger footprint and is heavier, it's actually thinner than the classic version.
Aside from the sizable 4.7-inch S-LCD screen, perhaps the coolest thing about HTC Sensation XL is its music playback features. It comes with Beats Audio software which instantly enhances the sound quality of music on your phone, taking it closer to how the artist or arranger initially intended for listeners to hear a track. Also (and this will make a lot of Beats headphones fans totally happy), HTC Sensation XL ships with Beats by Dr. Dre headset made specifically for it, which is specially engineered to deliver extraordinary sound, letting you hear all the sounds you've been missing on your favorite tracks, finally.
HTC Sensation XL is now out in the Philippines. The suggested retail price is Php 32,500; comes in 2 colors, Black and White.
To wrap this up in true TP fashion, here are the complete specifications of HTC Sensation XL:
|Name||HTC Sensation XL|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calls|
|Video Capture||HD 720p|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player|
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|Memory||16 GB storage, 768 MB RAM, not expandable via microSD card slot|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 460 hours on 2G Standby of up to 360 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 11 hours 50 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 6 hours 50 minutes on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||Beats Audio, Beats Headset, HTC Sense UI 3.5, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite|
|Announcement||November 2011 in the Philippines|
|Availability||November 2011 in the Philippines|