HTC, one of the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for smart phones, is hoping to overtake the competition with its latest brilliant phone, the HTC One X. The One X, often regarded as HOX, is one of the 3-part “One” Series that HTC designed for “total Android domination”. Last February of this year, this phone created quite a commotion in the industry as it was announced. Expectations rose as this was one of the company’s leading phones in terms of performance and productivity. And indeed it did not disappoint. The HTC One X truly rose up to the challenge and has become one of the top android devices in the market today.
So what does the HOX has to offer? Here are the specifications of the One X: Internals are composed of a 1.5 GHZ quad core processor along with the new Tegra 3 graphics processing unit. Storage is exclusively internal ranging from 16 GB up to 32 GB with 1 GB of RAM. Its 1800 mAh Lithium Polymer battery is not removable because of its unibody design. On the other hand, externals are composed of a screen having a 4.7 inch diagonal with Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touch protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Technology. It has an 8MP primary camera along with a 1.3 MP secondary camera both capable of shooting video and images simultaneously. It runs on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich version that is streamlined further by the HTC sense UI 4.0.
Of course, having a 1.5 GHZ quad core processor breaks a lot of limitations with regards to speed. The user experience on this phone is very fluid. Running applications is also very smooth even for resource-intensive ones. Multitasking is not a hurdle and the phone performs very well when switching applications.
The Tegra 3 GPU also makes this phone on top of everything else in gaming and browsing. HTC Sense makes the whole experience of the phone very enjoyable too. Both aesthetically and functionally, it has one of the best user interfaces out there.
Simultaneous image video and image recording is surprisingly fast and very useful and makes you not miss any moment. Audio experience especially when using an earphone is also quite an experience.
Having a quad core processor also has its drawbacks. This much processor power easily drains the battery out so don’t be surprised if you may have to charge this phone twice a day. The HOX is also another case of a powerful phone that is limited by its un-expandable memory.
The battery is also not removable so replacing it if it gets damaged seems to be impossible. This also means that you will have to carry your charger around at all times, since there won’t be spare batteries.
Another downside, I think, is its protruding rear camera, which seems to be very common among most HTC phones. It makes it prone to damage and is quite hard to protect with the available covers and protectors for this phone
Why it’s a Good Buy
This phone is one of the most powerful devices out there. The speed of this phone is also notable and you might forgive its battery limitations once you experience all of the cores working to speed it up while browsing and processing.
The size feels just right even though it’s a 4.7 incher. The polycarbonate material used on the body makes it look and feel durable. The matte finish is also very professional-looking and attractive.
Software-wise, HTC Sense helps improve how you access Ice Cream Sandwich enhancements and you can actually modify or tweak the appearance of your phone’s user interface according to your preferences.