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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of HTC One XL. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and usability. The screen and size also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and portability. Reviews are divided on the price.

performance, size, screen, usability, camera

battery, portability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Nick Broughall (

HTC One XL review


Extra large and extra fast

LTE connectivity ; Great screen ; Jelly Bean update ; Solid camera

Poor battery life ; No expandable memory ; No replaceable battery

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (



Can HTC's One XL rival Samsung's Galaxy SIII LTE for the 4G crown?

Great screen ; Fast 4G download speeds ; Good camera ; Fast performance

No removable battery ; No removable storage ; Doesn’t come with Jelly Bean

The quality of shots is on the whole very good, but they lack that little extra edge to put them up there with the very best. The camera has a slight tendency to wash out brighter parts of pictures and sometimes detail isn’t quite as sharp as it should...

Aug, 2013

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HTC One XL review


We swooned at the original HTC One X when it was announced, with its super-sleek polycarbonate body and fantastic burst-mode camera. However, when we actually got to test it, it was undermined somewhat by poor battery life. Now we have the...

A new chipset for an already excellent handset makes it a great 4G alternative to the mighty Samsung S3 LTE

Nov, 2012

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Is this the 4G 'droid you're looking for?

Good video and sound ; 4G for fast browsing ; Great camera ; Nice screen ; Well built

Poor battery life ; No microSD slot ; No Android Jelly Bean operating system yet

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

HTC One XL Review: In Depth


We've had an HTC One X, a One X+ and now we've got a One XL. What are all these suffixes about? The One X is the original HTC flagship announced at MWC earlier in 2012, the One X+ which we reviewed…

Fast mobile internet speeds ; Great web performance ; Gorgeous screen

Expensive ; Non-expandable ; Mediocre battery life

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Carly Page (

HTC One XL review


We examine whether HTC's first 4G phone is worth the premium price

Screen is excellent, great camera, nice design

EE's 4G speeds weren't as fast as we'd have hoped, poor battery life

We loved the HTC One X and were happy to see that the HTC One XL features the same gorgeous screen, great design and camera.

Nov, 2012

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HTC One XL Review


Like its predecessor, the HTC One XL proves to be a neat handset for

Super speedy 4G connectivity; crisp, bright 4.7-inch display; Beats Audio; eight-megapixel snapper with plenty of features

Dual-core chip; can’t expand 16GB onboard storage; Battery dies after 4 and a half hours of video streaming

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

HTC One XL Android phone


HTC One XL review: HTC's One X gets the superfast 4G treatment. Is the extra speed worth it?

Super fast 4G speeds ; Elegant design and superb screen ; Some great camera features

Poor battery life ; Inconsistent Sense UI

May, 2012


Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

HTC One XL Android phone


HTC One XL review: HTC's One X gets the superfast 4G treatment. Is the extra speed worth it?

Super fast 4G speeds ; Elegant design and superb screen ; Some great camera features

Poor battery life ; Inconsistent Sense UI

The addition of LTE 4G connectivity adds a new dimension to the HTC One XL. Fast mobile data speeds combined with an outstanding design, an excellent screen and good overall performance make the One XL a great smartphone. Poor battery life,...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (



The One XL is just like the One X, but with 4G network speeds. It also benchmarks faster, though it's similarly held back by its battery life.

Excellent Super LCD display ; 4G network speeds ; Great performance

Non-replaceable battery and storage ; Only average multimedia playback options ; Battery life not suitable for business use

Like the One X, the One XL is among our favourite phones of the year, so far. For many people, the choice between a One X and One XL will be made when they decide whether to be a Telstra customer or not. If you're looking for the better phone, you'd...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1800

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR


Electronic compass: Yes
GPS (satellite): No
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes


Processor frequency:1.5


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0


Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.5