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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : HTC Sensation XL From £400

The price of the recently introduced HTC Sensation XL has been cut by a fifth over the last few weeks to just under £400 at Ebuyer.

The handset - which was launched in October - comes with a distinctive white Beats Audio design complete with the distinctive red logo.

Its unique selling point is a pair of Beats Solo headphones which cost a whopping £137 at Amazon on their own, and should stand out when coupled with the onboard SRS surround sound feature.

Other striking features include a 4.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a Qualcomm MSM8255 single core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz, 768MB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.

There's also Wi-Fi, a microUSB port, Bluetooth, an eight megapixel camera with dual LED flash (with a F2.2, 28mm lens), a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and a 1600mAh battery with up to 12 hours talk time in 2G. It's a shame though it doesn't have a microSD card slot.

Our own Rob Kerr had a look at the phone earlier in November and found that it was too big for its own good.

In addition, the screen, while big, has a very low pixel density at 199ppi. In comparison, the iPhone 4 reaches a massive 326ppi, more than two-and-a-half times the pixels per unit area.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.