HTC Sensation XL Lite being cleared out for £280

Head over to Expansys if you want to grab the HTC Sensation XL Lite smartphone for just under £280 including delivery, a decent price for a former top of the range handset.

The smartphone, which has been replaced by the One X as HTC's flagship, still costs £360 at Amazon and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 single-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with 768MB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, a massive 4.7in Super LCD 800 x 480 scratch-resistant display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense.

Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA, a microUSB port, GPS, an 8-megapixel camera with AF, a BSI sensor, an F2.2 aperture, a 28mm lens and dual LED flash, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, 1,600mAh battery, SRS surround and HTC Tangle Free headphones.

Compared to the vanilla version, this one doesn’t have the Beats headsets although it does come with Beats Audio technology. Also, it is nearly 10mm thick and weighs 180g which makes it heavier than the competition.

Speaking of the competition, the HTC Sensation XL Lite costs just £20 less than the LG Optimus 4X HD, an arguably better handset with a quad-core chipset and an HD-ready display.