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HTC One XL Review

June 24, 2012  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.55   Views: 664

In markets outside of North America where the international version is sold alongside it, the LTE version of the One X is branded as the HTC One XL. The device is almost identical to the North American version, using a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC with an LTE-capable modem in place of the quad core chipset, but also contains 32GB of storage (unlike the American version, which only contains 16 GB). Here is a short review about HTC One XL.


In markets outside of North America where the international version is sold alongside it, the LTE version of the One X is branded as the HTC One XL. The device is almost identical to the North American version, using a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC with an LTE-capable modem in place of the quad core chipset, but also contains 32GB of storage (unlike the American version, which only contains 16 GB)

Body and Display:

The dimensions of the phone are 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm. It weighs about 129 grams. The phone has touch sensitive controls. The type of the touch screen is Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. In capacitive touchscreens, we can't use usual stylus. Capacitive touchscreens will work only if we touch using a conductor. Our body is a conductor. So we should use our fingers to work with capacitive touchscreen phones. The screen size is 4.7 inches with approximately 312 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 720 x 1280 pixels.

The touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass - HTC Sense UI v4.0. Gorilla Glass, manufactured by Corning, is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered specifically to be thin, light and damage-resistant. Its primary application is as a cover glass for the exterior of portable electronic devices with screens, such as mobile phones, portable media players, and laptop computer displays. Gorilla Glass's most useful qualities are its strength, allowing very thin glass to be made without excessive fragility, and scratch resistance.

It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface.


The phone does not come with microSD card slot. The internal memory of the phone is very high. It comes with 32GB internal memory. The user can store his favourite music, videos, movies etc within its 32GB internal memory. It also comes with 1GB Random Access Memory. The features of the phonebook include Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID etc.


The phone comes with Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It also comes with 1.5 GHz Krait Central Processing Unit. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual core and quad core processors. This phone uses a dual core processor. The GPU is Adreno 225. The Chipset is Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon. It has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, gyro and compass.

GPS is also available with A-GPS support . Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. Java is available via Java MIDP emulator. It has Stereo FM radio with RDS.

It is available in two colours – Gray, White. It supports MicroSIM card. It has key features like Beats Audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Document editor, Document Viewer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input etc.


HTC One XL utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. But it is easy to get access to Internet through both Wi-Fi networks as well as HSPDA connections. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is also available.Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".


The set has a very powerful camera. It comes with 8 Megapixel primary camera. The camera has the resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. The picture quality is superb. LED flash feature is also available. Other features of the camera include auto focus, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, video stabilization etc. It also has a secondary camera with 1.3 MP on the front to make video calls. The phone records videos with the resolution of 1080p and at the speed of 30fps.


The phone is powered by standard Li-Po 1800 mAh battery. HTC spent thousands of person hours on a Battery Stamina Boost Project. HTC researched "the chipset, networking, display, operating system and preloaded applications" in order to improve battery life.

Market Status:

This model was announced on February, 2012. It was released on May, 2012.


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