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HTC One X

I’ve already said in some previous articles that I shall soon review some of the HTC One series phones. I take back what I said about the HTC One XL phone being the best. I only thought that because I appealed to logic to tell me what to believe ( since I compared them to the numbers on clothes ) but apparently this one is by far the best of the series. It has the strongest configuration yet, the best screen and the best looks. It looks and works fantastically and it does what other Android Tabs only  dream of doing. But without further ado, let’s get cracking so you can see for yourself what this phone is capable of.

  • Processor : Quad-Core 1.5 GHz
  • RAM : 1 GB
  • Android OS : 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Camera : 8 MP
  • Display : 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)

So let us start this review / preview.

The body of this phone is pretty medium-sized. It is 135 x 70 x 9.3 mm big. The HTC One X also weighs about 130 grams. The HTC One X also has Touch-Sensitive controls. No more information about the body of this phone.

Moving on to the display of this Android Phone. The type of display of the HTC One X is a Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with approximately 16 million colors. The resolution of this phone is approximately 720 x 1280 pixels and the screen is approximately 4.7 inches big. The pixel density of the HTC One X is approximately 312 ppi ( which most experts would classify as Over-Kill ). The screen of this phone also has multitouch, yet there is no more information about the multitouch such as how many fingers can run simultaneously on the screen. This screen also has protection. Just like the HTC One XL, the HTC One X has a Corning Gorilla Glass display. Also, just like the other one, this one has the HTC Sense UI running on it as well.

The sound of the HTC One X is what follows. It has Vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones as alert types. It also has a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. There isn’t anything else to say about the sound system : such as whether or not there are any sound-enhancement systems existing on this phone.

The internal memory of this phone is 32 GB of room out of which only 26 GB are user-available. Just as the HTC One XL, the HTC One X also has 1 GB of RAM. Also, just like the HTC One XL, this phone also has no card slot. So you either accept the memory given to you, or not purchase this phone at all since you can’t get more memory than the internal storage space available.

Moving on to the Data Connectivity of the HTC One X. This phone has GPRS and EDGE. The speeds that this phone can reach are : HSDPA at 21 MB/s and HSUPA at 5.76 MB/s. The WLAN of this phone is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The HTC One X also has a Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP. It also has NFC and the USB connection is a MicroUSB ( MHL ) v2.0.

Moving on to the camera of the HTC One X. The main camera is an 8 MP camera capable of taking snaps at resolutions as high as 3264 x 2448 pixels. Here are some of the many features of the main camera : autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. That Simultaneous HD video and image recording option is something you don’t see everyday. I’ve seen all the others once before on different phones, but this one is new. The video recorder of the main camera is also quite awesome. It can record at full HD 1080p and with a smooth frame rate of approximately 30 fps. The video recorder also has its own personal features. They include : stereo sound rec and even video stabilization. Also, the HTC One X also has a secondary 1.3 MP camera capable of recording or capturing image at 720p HD. Now that’s something to respect the secondary camera for since not many 1.3 MP cameras are capable of doing that. All and all, the cameras of the HTC One X are top notch. I applaud you, kind sirs at HTC, for your accomplishment on this part.

Moving on to the long-awaited hardware part of this phone. The HTC One X has a Quad-Core 1.5 GHz processor. That’s one of the best processors available for phones, so it’s a pretty big deal. It also has  an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, and since Tegra chipsets never come without an ULP GeForce GPU, you can imagine what GPU this phone has as well. All I can say is that this hardware spec is pretty over-powered considering that the Nvidia Tegra 3 is the best mobile chipset / GPU for phones and that a Quad-Core is extremely powerful for ANYTHING.

Let us also take a look at the Operating System of the HTC One X. It comes equipped with Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s a pretty awesome Operating System for any phone and I’m glad to see such a powerful device is coming out with such a powerful operating system. Oh, and in case you were wondering when it might come out, it’s speculated to hit the market somewhere in Q2 of 2012. In about a week or so it should be already available for pre-ordering.

Now, since we have a bit of time left on our hands, let us talk a little about the other, more general features of this phone. The sensors of the HTC One X are : accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. Out of all of those the gyro used to be something more uncommon, but it is almost omnipresent in all the new high-end phones. The messaging of this phone can be done via SMS (threaded view), MMS, E-Mail and Push E-Mail. The browser of the HTC One X works with HTML and also supports Adobe Flash. Just as the HTC One XL, the HTC One X doesn’t have a radio either. Also, just as the One XL, the HTC One X has a GPS with A-GPS support and it has Java through a Java MIDP emulator. Also, the colors that this phone will be available in are white and black.

Here a brief list of the features which are too general to include in their own paragraph :

  • Beats Audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Well this concludes our little review / preview of the HTC One X. If you feel that something was left out of this review feel free to leave your suggestion for what you desire to be added in the comments below and I shall make sure to take them into account when writing my future projects. Until then though, I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.

You can get this phone from Amazon.

 

About Alexandru Becheru

He is a technology enthusiast and experienced writer.

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