HTC Sensation XL

AKA: HTC Runnymede
7.5/10 AVG.
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The HTC Sensation XL isn’t a bad Android smartphone, but considering its price there are definitely better Android smartphones out there for the same money.

- Roland Hutchinson , Geeky Gadgets 
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Specs summary


The HTC Sensation XL's screen is 4.7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8255 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a 1600 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. HTC's performance ratings are 0.5 day standby time, 710 minutes talk time, 320 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

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Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)

It's not perfect but where it's good it is very good indeed

from Know Your Mobile (3 years ago)

It’s a bit of a shame the Sensation XL has no card slot for memory expansion as this would really round off what is otherwise a great handset. The 16GB of internal capacity is a decent mid-range offering of space but we’d expect more for a phone at this price point. On that note, although we were pl... More


Stylish, large screen, no memory card slot

from Mobile88 (3 years ago)

Overall, we found the Sensation XL to be a solid offering by HTC. What can we say, we are a sucker for stylish white smartphones and the Sensation XL earned one brownie point from us in that department alone. The rest come from the big, bright display and Beats audio system. The only drawback is the... More

Pretty large, no microSD card slot, display looks pretty good

from Geeky Gadgets (3 years ago)

The HTC Sensation XL has some good points and also no so good points, the camera is fine for photos, but not so good for recording video, the display on the device is pretty good though and this is one of the devices plus points. Overall the HTC Sensation XL isn’t a bad Android smartphone, but... More

Exciting Screen size, videos look great, no microSD card slot

from UnleashThePhones (3 years ago)

There’s a lot that I like about the HTC Sensation XL. I’m a big fan of good audio so listening to music was a pleasure on it. I’m a big fan of large screens, so watching videos and browsing the internet, or even playing a game of Angry Birds or checking my Twitter (on the official Android app), it w... More

Big, looks great, limited storage

from What Mobile (4 years ago)

It’s big, beautiful and the HTC Sensation XL sounds as good as it looks thanks to the Beats Audio enhancements. The limited storage for your tracks is disappointing but this is an undeniably cool phone.


It's fast and easy to use

from Digital Versus (4 years ago)

The HTC Sensation XL puts in an honest performance as a smartphone, and is fast and easy to use. HTC's rich, well-developed Sense user interface provides a whole world of possibility for anybody keen on customising their phone. But the resolution on the display just isn't up to such a big screen, th... More


Overall sound is crisp, clear and full of detail, no microSD card slot

from The Register (4 years ago)

The HTC Sensation XL has a mammoth screen, and it has the best of Android and HTC’s Sense UI, but in terms of display resolution, processing speed, video recording and memory expansion, its Beats-packing cousin the XE is the better handset.

Bright and vibrant screen, media playback is fine

from tech2 (4 years ago)

The HTC Sensation XL is both good, yet disappointing. On one hand, it’s a great looking device, which does everything you want it to. The issue is with its price and what it offers for that price. HTC sells the Sensation XL in the market for around Rs.38,799 (MRP of Rs. 39,990).The cheaper Sensation... More


Gorgeous screen, snappy performance, notification LED

from Ausdroid (4 years ago)

I can’t honestly say I would buy or use this device as my own but I do like it. It’s solid, reliable, has a really good (not brilliant) screen and given what I put the phone through across the last week I’m genuinely impressed by the battery life it has displayed during this review. HTC have done a... More

Awesome audio quality and the screen is beautiful

from Tracy and Matt (4 years ago)

The best phone I've reviewed so far with great praise actually as it is by far the best android device that I personally have used so far and I would also say that I've enjoyed doing this review more than any other. I am at the moment unsure as to what group of people this phone is aimed at due to... More

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