The newest member to the HTC Sensation family is now available in the UK. The monstrous 4.7″ display on this equally substantial device comes with Beats Audio, and has now officially made its debut in the UK. It’s available in both subsidized and SIM free options.

Available on contract from Three, one of the UK’s top carriers, the phone will be available for free with a new two-year, £40 per month contract which includes all you can eat data. For those of you who fancy some Beats action but not the contract, Clove is also offering the device from today SIM free and unlocked for £486.

The Sensation XL comes out the box running Sense 3.5, Android 2.3.5 and packs a very snappy 1.5GHz processor.

Here is the full specs list from the announcement of the Sensation XL in London a few weeks ago:



  • Qualcomm MSM 8255
  • 1.5 GHz


  • Android™ with HTC Sense™


  • Total internal phone storage: 16 GB
  • Available storage: up to 12.64GB
  • RAM: 768 MB

Dimensions (LxWxT)

  • 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm


  • 162.5 grams with battery


  • 4.7-inch touch LCD screen with WVGA (480 x 800)
  • Gorilla glass


  • HSPA/WCDMA (850/900/2100 MHz)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps


  • Internal GPS antenna


  • Gyro sensor
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor


  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 with support for the  following profiles: FTP/OPP for file transfer, HSP/A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, HFP 1.5, AVRCP and PBAP
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to your TV or computer.


  • 8 megapixel colour camera with BSI sensor, auto focus, f/2.2, 28mm lens and dual LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording with stereo audio
  • 1.3 MP fixed focus front camera

Audio supported formats

  • Audio DSP Codec chip
  • Playback: .aac, .amr,.mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9), SP-MIDI
  • Recording: .amr, .aac, .mp3, .wav, .wma

Video supported formats

  • Playback: H.263, H.264, MPEG-4,.wmv (Windows Media Video 9)
  • Recording: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, .wmv
  • Stereo sound video recording


  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity: 1600 mAh
  • Talk time: 140-410 minutes for WCDMA and 250-710 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: 230-460 hours for WCDMA and 230-360 hours for GSM

AC adapter

  • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1 A

Any of our UK readers looking to pick this one up? I’d definitely pick it up for the Beats headphones, how about you?