Rated 5 out of 5Â by VoiceOfReason Natural Progression
The Desire was the best phone I ever had (comparable to rock-solid Nokias of the late 90s). In truth there was no need to upgrade as it is still running fine two years on, but I felt the One XL would be the obvious next step.
Screen is impressive, response and feedback is great despite stock Sense ROM/Telstra bloat. Most impressive is the LTE. Biggest let down is that you can't run LTE the whole time as it sucks the life out of the battery. Standby time is dramatically reduced with it on. Having to make a habit of turning it on when I want fast browsing or streaming.
Aesthetically, it's unassuming and uncomplicated. Sort of looks like a Desire offspring in that regard, it looks like it means business without lots of glossiness, faux brushed metal or cheap plastic.
One niggle - power button/volume rocker are too difficult to find quickly and lack feedback. They needs to protrude further and perhaps be finished in something other than the same gloss plastic that surrounds them. I hate to do this, but look at the 'competitions' physical buttons. You can't miss them. And that's a good thing.
July 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tristan Highly recommended
Was excited about the prospect of getting the SG3 but after looking and playing with the OXL, I'm glad I went with the latter.
The OXL feels really nice to hold and the interface is great. The screen quality is brilliant and the sound exceptional. The only 2 items that can be improved is the batter life and the non-expandable memory (which are not deal breakers).
I'm not a tech geek or gadget person but this has really impressed me. Couple this with Telstra's 4G capabilities, it is the only real 'smarphone' around.
July 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by melbourneboy best on the market
got over the iphone and had a funny feeling the 5 wouldnt be better so i decided between this or the galaxy, i am really happy with this phone. a lot more apps will come to android soon as we see a change in the market share so you will see a lot more apps from itunes to play store! one thing they need to rectify is the battery life fingers cross next update it will help!
September 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lemagex i'm in love
this phone is perfect, since ive had it the only thing i had a problem with was the keyboard size, downloaded a different one off the market and problem solved. the battery life is much better than previous htc phones and the 4g and phone itself are blazingly fast. good for games and movies in bed.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by emmabecca Great Phone for Rural Users
Great phone for rural users on the Telstra network. It has the Blue Tick and is better than my last phone for coverage which also had a Blue Tick.
December 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Speeder AWESOME!!!!
I have had this phone since May-June, it is incredible, the sound quality is good, the cameras great, awesome speed, and crystal clear picture one the screen, and with 4G theres no stopping it faster than my S3 by miles and better quality... My only qualm is the battery life, but with an app all sorted, would be nice for interchangerble larger quantity batteries. NO BODY can go wrong with this piece of tech.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DarKim Great new toy!
Hubby & I both invested in a HTC One XL in November 2012 . Has some great features and some we have no idea how to use yet , hence the "new toy". We live in Rural NSW and can get service where our old phones didn't. Battery life can be average depending on what use at the time. Also, like most touch screens can be super sensitive #and frustrating# at times...but all in all it has superior speed and has taught the hubby how to text...Finally!! lol
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Austaurean Awesome!!!
I have had this phone for about 8 days now and find it totally awesome..
Battery: while most people complain about it and I can see why, it does last all day for me, no problems at all, but drains quickly under heavy use, but what phone this size doesnt..
i wish it had a removable battery, but i never replaced my last phones battery..
I usually put it on charge when i go to bed and when i wake during the night, i take it off charge, usually around 2 or 3am. it then goes all day and into the night till about 10pm and it still has 20% life left, i do turn functions on and off as and when i need them.. however, it should have come out with a 2500Mah at the very least so that continuous use wouldnt affect it too much, ie sat navigation or streaming music via blue tooth or taking pic or video. I am going to turn on wifi and bluetooth and push email and turn up screen brightness and see how it goes..
Size: It is a little hard to get used to the extra size of it, but i love every part of it.
Camera: The camera is sensational, a must for good instant snaps of my 18 month old and soon to be born lil one. havent used the video as yet
Storage: Like everyone, i wish it had removable storage. but whats available is enough for me. but if it dies, if it had a memory card i could easily take that out..
Accessories: Its a shame that there doesnt seem to be any accessories for Australia that use the 5 pins on the back of the phone and there are very few accessories for it.
Conclusion: all in all a very capable phone of which no one could ask for more than what this phone gives,
January 14, 2013