The best Android on the market, HTC One XL [Sponsored post]

The latest flagship phone from HTC is the One XL, which runs big at 4.7”, but they’ve packed a lot of technology behind that screen. The 1280×720 Super IPS...

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The latest flagship phone from HTC is the One XL, which runs big at 4.7”, but they’ve packed a lot of technology behind that screen. The 1280×720 Super IPS screen is coated with that now very familiar gorilla glass. What good is a great screen without some great content? The back of the HTC One XL features a 8 mega-pixel camera with rapid-fire shooting, this means you won’t miss that special moment. By the way, the camera doubles as a 1080p video recorder.

The hottest new chip in phones, NFC is present in the One XL. This means as more transaction points support near field communication, leaving that wallet at home is just that ever bit closer.

The phone is just 8.9mm thick, that’s less than 1cm for those playing at home. Packing Beats Audio, 32GB of internal memory and lightning quick 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, you’d expect the phone to be on the heavier side. You’d be wrong. The HTC One XL weighs just 129g with a 1,800 mAh battery powering it all.

I’ve saying for some time that all Android phones that ship now should come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the One XL does just that. HTC have added their spice to Android with Sense version 4, which is one better than 3, so you know its better. At the end of the day, this is Android, so if Sense isn’t for you, change it.

With great internals, the phone is fast in performance, but what about connectivity? Lets face it, if you buy a phone like this, you’re most likely a power user. Power users need a fast internet connection to be productively entertained, fortunately the HTC One XL is on Telstra’s 4G network. Note, this is one big omission from the S III.

Enough with the teasing, its time to see the phone in action, check out the unboxing video below.

More information @ Telstra

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