HTC One X review, feature and price in India
HTC recently launched One series that is one of the stunning series all of the Smartphone in this series runs on Android latest Ice Cream sandwich OS (Android 4.0).
Let’s take a look over HTC one series leader Smartphone HTC One X.
HTC One X Features
One X runs over 1.5 GHz quad core processor , 1 GB RAM , 32 GB of inbuilt RAM (26GB available) , no memory card slot is available. HTC one X having 4.7” super IPS LCD2 screen. HTC One X has a super 8MP snapper; you can even take picture during recording. One X powered by a 1800 mAh battery.
Much of the HTC One X real power lies in its robust software. Not only does this smartphone run the latest version of Google’s Android OS, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but also HTC has gingerly grafted its revamped Sense user interface on top. HTC says that Sense 4 meshes seamlessly with ICS’ new abilities and strives to stay out of the way. Indeed, much of Sense 3’s fancier eye candy, such as the endlessly spinning 3D carousel of home screens and over-the-top weather graphics is absent.
There are two ways to unlock the phone; you can either flick a virtual ring from the bottom of the screen to the center, or slide icons into the ring to quick-launch major phone functions. For instance, dragging the camera symbol into the ring fires up the One X’s main imaging sensor to snap pictures and video in a flash. Other standard lock-screen shortcuts bring up the Web browser, text messaging, and phone dialer.
As you’d expect on a modern Android device, the One X comes with the usual Google services onboard, including Gmail, Google+, and Navigation, along with the Play Store, from which you can download apps from a catalog of over 500,000 titles.
Other compelling third-party software that’s preloaded on the One X includes the Kindle eBook reader, the MOG music subscription service, and TuneIn Internet radio (a personal favorite).
HTC plays up the fact that the HTC One X boasts Beats audio processing. In theory, it automatically will activate a targeted equalizer profile to match specific Beats-branded headphones.
There are no visible seams apart from the power and volume buttons, the micro USB charging slot and a tiny cover for the micro SIM.
It’s under 9mm thick and this makes it manageable in all but the smallest hands. There’s a sealed battery, so no removable back to spoil the look, and more space to squeeze in more battery with less cladding; vital with such a big screen in such a thin body.
Like the Nokia Lumia 800, this handset proves that you can achieve a high-end feel without relying on aluminium or glass. The One X is made from polycarbonate – posh plastic, basically – making it light in spite of its size. The unibody frame means it all holds together effortlessly, with no creaking, no matter how much you try and flex it.
Look closely and you’ll see the white back is matt but the edge and front are gloss. Matching these different finishes so smoothly is further proof of HTC’s forensic attention to detail.
The 4.7 inch super IPS LCD2 screen is definitely among the best in smartphones . The color temperature is on a lighter side when compared side by side with an Amoled display, but takes the advantage in terms of wider viewing angles and infinitely crisper texts. Brightness levels are quite superb as well, and sor are the black-level depths. This measures 312 pixels per inch, almost as high-definition as the iPhone 4S, and the larger size means it looks arguably more impressive.
It’s sharp, colourful and deeply attractive, looking as detailed as a printed photograph. It’s especially good with video or showing off photographs.
You’ll likely be doing plenty of that because the 8 Mega Pixel/1080p camera with backside illuminated sensor and LED flash is another standout feature. It take great pictures and videos, with minimal shutter lag, but HTC has really aced it with the extra features.
You can shoot stills while recording video or even extract stills from video in “post-production”, picking the frames you want from recorded footage. Stills shutter and video recording buttons are onscreen at all times, along with a lens which, in Instagram style, lets you add sepia, vignette, distortion and other effects which you can view as you snap. Then, when you’re playing back video, touching the shutter icon will capture still images from the moving ones.
One X equipped with a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and a full 1GB of RAM plus 32GB of storage memory.
The One X is one of the first phones to employ a NVIDIA Tegra quadcore processor, and it is BRISK. Video playback is stutter-free, games are quick and glitchless. The touchscreen’s responses are Teflon-smooth and immediate. In every department, the phone’s speed knocks you out.
Ice Cream Sandwich
It’s also one of the first to market with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. As ever with HTC, its overlaid with the company’s Sense skin. Sense is far better than similar overlays from LG, Sony and Motorola. HTC Sense is all-encompassing, with really well thought out apps and features.
Take the lock screen. There, you drag a ring up the screen to wake the phone, but you can also drag one of four, user-selected icons – defaults are phone, mail, messages and camera – into the ring, to launch that app or function.
Lists and menus on Android phones used to have an elastic spring to them as you scrolled. Now when you reach the top of a menu, contacts or missed call list, say, a blue light seeps out to tell you you’re at the end.
The sound is all processed via Dr Dre Beats Audio software and hardware, giving improved sonics on everything from the The Byrds to Angry Birds. It’s actually difficult to find things to criticise here. Some might balk at the lack of a microSD slot, but 32GB of built-in storage is plenty, and you also get access to bonus Dropbox storage for two years.
Similarly, some don’t like non-removable batteries but if the result, as here, is greater longevity, it’s pretty hard to complain.
The One X comes jam packed with every top-end connection we can think of – be it Wi-Fi 802.11n (the fastest kind) to Bluetooth 4.0, it’s all present and correct under the hood.
The addition of Bluetooth 4.0 is particularly exciting, as it means the One X will be able to take advantage of a number of cool accessories coming onto the market soon.
The DLNA software that’s built right into the HTC One X – for those of you unfamiliar with the term, this means you can connect the device up to a internet-enabled Smart TV or computer and stream content from your phone easily across. The fact it’s within the media player is a really nice touch, as it means you don’t need to jump out to another application as you have to with the Samsung Galaxy S2 at times.
In terms of wired connections, the HTC One X will also let you connect up to a TV using a MHL lead, which is sadly not supplied in the box. This mini HDMI connection uses the same microUSB port that powers your phone, which makes it really easy to mirror the content on the tiny HD screen on a much larger one.
Battery life hasn’t always been HTC’s strongest suit, the One X rights that. It gives a good 12 hours of power usage, making it to its nightly recharges with few alarms. The good stuff really is laid on thick, here.
The HTC One X is a handsome, speedy handset with power and versatility. You can see that a lot of thought has been applied to key features – the OS, the camera, the Beats Audio – but also to details such as the carefully milled holes that form the earpiece and rear speakers. If you can live with the size, this is currently the best Android smartphone around.
HTC One X review Pros & Cons-
The super-thin chassis, the HD screen, the beautiful graphics, the next-generation Android platform, all rolled into one.
Essentially, this is EXACTLY the kind of phone we want to see at the top end of its range if it wants to stay relevant in the smartphone business. A top level CPU power with a beautiful screen (and a whopping one at that) and really thinking about how it wants to strip back its skin on top of the latest version of Android without compromising its identity.
Then there’s the likes of integrated DropBox storage, Beats Audio enhancements and the upgraded music player. Plus the improved lock screen, the speedier internet browser and the camera that’s among the most feature-rich on the market.
One X battery life is not as much impressive as it should. But that battery is a key thing to so many users, and for that reason we have to be hard on this otherwise superb device. May be the more powerful battery is required as per need of quad core processor.
HTC One X lack of a microSD card slot, 32GB is plenty, but Android users love to be able to hotswap.
HTC One X Technical Specifications as gsmarena.com
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2012, May|
|BODY||Dimensions||134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm|
|– Touch-sensitive controls|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|– HTC Sense UI|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Internal||32 GB (26 GB user-available) storage, 1 GB RAM|
|Speed||HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection|
|Video||Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., video stabilization,check quality|
|Secondary||Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Chipset||Nvidia Tegra 3|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5 GHz|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|Browser||HTML, Adobe Flash|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– MicroSIM card support only|
|– 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|
|BATTERY||Standard battery, Li-Po 1800 mAh|
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