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CNET First Look
HTC Sensation XL with Beats AudioWe won't see this phone in the U.S. any time soon sadly, but we're still excited to play around with the sleek and smooth Sensation XL with its special Beats headphones.
-I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for cnet.com; and this is a First Look at the HTC Sensation XL with Beats audio. This one is only available internationally. I'm so sorry U.S. fans. You won't be able to get your hands on this, but it's still a pretty good phone to look at. On the front here is a 4.7-inch WVGA display, very nice and colorful as you can see here. It ships with android 2.3 Gingerbread as well as HTC Sense UI. On the back is an 8-megapixel camera. On the front is a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. On the top is a 3.5-mm headset jack as well as the power and screen lock key. The cool thing about the HTC Sensation XL is that it comes with this pair of Beats audio headsets. The HTC sensation XL uses these Beats headphones along with a unique software to help ensure that you're listening to audio the way the artist meant you to listen to it. So for example, when we plug this in and we start up the music app, you will see that you are able to enable or disable Beats audio. When you enable Beats audio, the music sounds richer and full of bass. Other features of the phone include the usual bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi. It also has HTC Watch, which is HTC's movies and TV streaming service; and it's powered by 1.5 gigahertz Qualcomm processor. I'm Nicole Lee. This has been a First Look at the HTC Sensation XL with Beats audio.