The HTC Sensation XL is currently not available in the U.S., but we still thought it was worth looking at it. It's one of a few phones to ship with a pair of Beats Audio headsets along with Beats enhanced audio.
HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio
The HTC Sensation XL is true to its name with a very large and imposing 4.7-inch WVGA LCD display. Yet, it's quite slim, and feels good in the hand. The display is very bright and colorful.
As part of HTC's recent acquisition of Dr. Dre's Beats line of headphones, the HTC Sensation XL ships with a pair of Beats headphones. HTC says these are "UR Beats" earbuds, which are unique to HTC and can't be bought in stores. That's because the earbuds work in conjunction with special Beat software algorithm that enhances the phone's audio quality. The earbuds are purportedly worth $100 by themselves.
The HTC Sensation XL has a silver back along with an 8-megapixel camera and a dual-LED flash. It has a 2.2 f/stop and a slew of features and modes that include a neat panorama tool that auto-stitches panoramic shots.