A massive change of game plan sees HTC focus on a few special products instead of trying to create a smartphone for every taste. An outstanding result of this effort, the HTC One X brings many firsts for both company and industry, that a climb to the top of the food chain may be a walk in the park.
The 4-PLUS-1 Tegra 3 makes its smartphone debut here, the beautiful “polycarbonate” body impacts extra solid grip and feel, the 4.7″ second-generation S-LCD of HD resolution on the front provide a crystal-clear view to the world of Android 4.0 ICS and Sense 4.0.
- Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
- 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
- 4.7″ 16M-color Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen of HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels); Gorilla glass
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with latest HTC Sense 4.0
- 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPUs, low-power companion core, ULP GeForce 2 GPU, Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset
- 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage
- 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging
- 1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps with stereo sound
- 720p front-facing camera for video-chat
- Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Accelerometer, proximity sensor and auto-brightness sensor
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
- MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
- Smart dialing, voice dialing
- DivX/XviD video support
- HTC Locations app
- HTCSense.com integration
- HTC Portable Hotspot
- Office document editor
- Beats audio enchantments
- No microSD card slot, no alternative options for storage
- Micro SIM support only
- No dedicated camera key
- Non-user-accessible battery
- Uninspiring image and video quality, video framing is tricky
HTC flagships were often criticized for lacking identity and bringing little improvement in terms of both features and design. This time critics should have little to fret about – the One X is as bold a step forward as it gets. The processing power is more than doubled, as well the screen and body of the smartphone itself are immensely better than what the Sensation and Sensation XE had to offer. And let’s not forget the camera, which HTC say is the best they have ever made.
The One X is more compact than you’d expect from a phone with a 4.7″ screen. Not only is it impressively slim, the One X is only marginally larger than the omnipresent Samsung Galaxy S II and that one had a 4.3″ screen.
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