Many in the industry believe that HTC, which was once the most popular among Android fans, has fallen out of favor. That the company got lost, its lead. I am here to tell you that these people are wrong. I'm offering the new HTC One X as proof.
The company's new Android flagship, the One X, is a kind of phone that just leaves you breathless. Its one-piece polycarbonate housing is unique in the Android world and feels just as good in the hand as it is stunningly beautiful. The X's touchscreen display with a resolution of 720p is just as attractive and functional as it is expansive and measures 4.7 inches across the diagonal.
However, the two ticker functions of the One X are likely the Android 4 operating system with the new Sense 4 user interface and the phone's powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 4 processor cores that can run at speeds of up to 1.5 GHz. The real-world effects of a quad-core processor may be negligible for most tasks, but there is no denying that the marketing attractiveness it offers is great.
The only thing missing is 4G connectivity as this shiny new Tegra 3 processor didn't have LTE support until recently.
Aside from LTE, the HTC One seems to be everything that Samsung's Google Galaxy Nexus is and should have been. Continue reading.
The HTC One X is an exquisitely designed device. The white housing of our evaluation handset is made from a single piece of polycarbonate that has a matte finish except for the glossy edge of the phone. It's extremely attractive and comfortable, and it blends perfectly with the tapered edges of the phone's Gorilla glass front that protects the 720 x 1280 pixel Super LCD2 display.
With a dot pitch of 312dpi, the One X's 4.7-inch HD touchscreen is more than sharp enough to make even the smallest of fonts appear completely legible – provided your eyes are up to the task. The X's display also shows significantly deeper black levels than previous HTC HD displays, like the HTC Vivid for AT&T. It still can't quite compete with Super AMOLED for black levels and color saturation, but it comes pretty close.
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Since it is an Android 4.0 device and was developed from the ground up as such, the HTC One X only has three touch-sensitive controls under the display. Users will find a back button, a home button, and the task toggle button. It lacks the search button found on most older Android smartphones, and I'm excited to say goodbye as a three button arrangement is much easier to use without looking at how LG is doing on its Nitro HD for AT&T T has shown.
Above the display on the front of the phone is the 1.3 mega-pixel secondary video chat camera that supports the primary 8 mega-pixel camera with LED flash located on the back of the phone. An on / off switch is located at the top of the One X, where it is difficult to reach even with large hands. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack and the hidden compartment for the phone's obligatory micro-SIM card, which requires a paper clip or similar to remove. There is a micro USB port on the left edge of the phone for charging and data. The volume control is located exactly on the opposite right edge.
With a weight of only 134 g and a slim profile of 9.2 mm, the One X fits easily into a pocket. The length and width of 134.5 mm x 70.8 mm (5.3 in x 2.8 in) can make it a bit unwieldy to use on its own for those with smaller hands, but is no worse than the popular DROID RAZR and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Smartphones Note, although it does offer users a much larger, higher resolution display.
Aside from the location of the power switch and the micro USB port, I find the industrial design and build quality of the HTC One X better than ever. It is a device that deserves both love and lust.