Announced last month during the Mobile World Congress, the HTC One X is one of three new HTC One-series smartphones and HTC's 2012 flagship device. It's not only running Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich, which is enhanced with HTC's own HTC Sense 4.0, but it's also powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU at 1.5 GHz which is the world's first 4+1 quad-core processor that not only has four high performance CPU cores delivering amazing performance but also a fifth "battery saver" core that is used to deliver extremely long battery life. The quad core processor delivers almost two times higher performance of competing dual core processors for intensive applications.
The One X supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, triband UMTS/HSDPA+ (up to 21 Mbps)/HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps) at 850/900/2100 MHz as well as WiFi b/g/n (at 2.4 and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0. Furthermore on board are the the Android typical Gyroscope and G-sensors, a digital compass as well as a proximity and an ambient light sensor. Last but not least, the One X supports NFC as HTC's first smartphone.
The HTC One X follows HTC's long tradition of unibody designs but it's now featuring a polycarbonate housing. The super sharp, crispy and flat 4,7" Gorilla Glas protected Super LCD2 touchscreen features a HD 720p screen resolution and the 8 megapixel main camera comes with continuous auto focus and features a smart LED flash which determines the distance from the subject, a BSI sensor (for better low-light captures), a F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens which also allows to record 1080p HD videos. HTC's new Sense 4.0 software supports to capture a photo in the midst of recording HD video as well as a continuous shooting mode which captures multiple snapshots with a single tap. The video stabilization feature removes annoying and shaky motion. The front facing camera supports 1.3 megapixel which is enough for video telephony and chat as well as it allows to snap some decent self-portraits. Quite typical for HTC's upper-class smartphones is the support for Betas by Beats Audio.
The One X requires a mico-SIM and doesn't support to expand the inbuilt memory of 1 GB RAM/32 GB of flash memory. However, like all new One smartphone, the One X is also getting free 25 GB of Dropbox online storage for two years which for instance allows to upload photos and videos automatically. The device comes with the now typical Android 4.0 button layout which features the home, back and most recently used keys. However, HTC's touch sensitive buttons are physically located bellow the screen, not like the Galaxy Nexus' virtual buttons. While the micro USB port supports MHL-HDMI, the One X features additional pogo pin which are used for audio out and charging the device, together with the separately available desktop cradle.
At a size of 133.9 x 69.0 x 9.29 mm, the HTC One X weights 126 gram , including the non removable 1.800 mAh Li-Polymer battery.
The One S is commercially available across Europe and Asia since last week and available in two colors, black (as pictured above) and white. In Germany and Austria it retails for 599.00 Euro.
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