October 8, 2012

HTC ONE XL Preview

A look at one of the lesser known 4G phones coming soon to EE.

A look at one of the lesser known 4G phones coming soon to EE.

Of the “4G Ready” phones that will be available to buy when EE ( Everything Everywhere which owns Orange and T-Mobile ) launches its 4G network on 30th October this year, the HTC ONE XL is one that may be overlooked in preference to “high-rollers” like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE to name just two. The full range of 4G phones can be seen here.

The HTC ONE XL can currently be bought from Orange and T-Mobile but will only work at 3G speeds on their 3G network. To take advantage of its 4G enabled capabilities you will need to transfer the contract to EE ( Everything Everywhere which owns Orange and T-Mobile ) and it will run five times faster on their 4G network. It comes in Grey only.

Looking at the image above you can see what a handy size this 4G phone comes in at. It measures 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs 129 grams. The display screen is made from Gorilla Glass and is a 4.7” qHD LCD2 touch screen ( 1280 x 720 resolution ).

The HTC ONE XL comes with Android 4 running alongside HTC Sense 4 and is powered by a 1.5 GHz, dual-core processor with 32GB of storage and 1GB RAM. The 4G enabled HTC ONE XL will need a 4GEE Micro SIM which will be supplied only with a 4G contract from EE.

The main camera with HTC Image Sense is an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures) and there is a dedicated imaging chip plus 1080p HD video recording too. The secondary camera is 1.3 megapixel front camera.

The HTC ONX XL comes with a lot of sensors and these are a Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor and an Ambient light sensor. Of course, it has Beats Audio support too like all the HTC’s.

So the choice is yours you can have a HTC ONE XL on 3G with Orange and T-Mobile or one that surfs and downloads up to five times faster on EE’s 4G network.

4G.co.uk will be undertaking its HTC ONE XL Review as soon as we get our hands on one after the 30th October when EE launches its 4G network.