HTC One X obliterates the competition with monster specs
HTC have just announced their new ‘One’ Series of smartphones (equivalent to Samsung’s Galaxy Series), and their first phone is a whopper called the HTC One X. What makes this phone so special you might ask? Well it’s monster specs for one – A Quad-Core 1.5GHz with a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor which powers the phone second to none in the specs department. Just wow. Just like Nokia have done with their Lumia lineup, HTC have decided to adopt the unibody polycarbonate build (which unfortunately means that you won’t be able to replace the battery). And yes for those of you wondering, it will come with Ice Cream Sandwich straight out the box (with HTC’s Sense UI running on top of course).
As for the other specs, they are quite competitive as well:
- Processor: Quad-Core 1.5GHz, Nvidia Tegra 3 Processor
- Screen – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 (312 PPI)
- Camera – 8 megapixel with single LED Flash, 1080p video recording capabilities
- Other Cameras – 1.3 megapixel Front Facing Camera (720p video chat capabilities)
- RAM – 1 GB
- Storage – 32GB (non expandable)
- Weight – 130 grams
- Dimensions – 134.4 x 69.9 x 9.3 mm
As you can see, the phone is incredibly powerful, big, well built, and light all at the same time. Clearly the best Android phone on the market (at least until we see what Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has up it’s sleeve). The Super LCD 2 screen has been hailed as one of the best screen’s ever, and it seems that HTC’s Super LCD technology is finally advancing in the right direction as a proper competitor to Samsung and Nokia’s AMOLED tech. Also, HTC have stated that their 8 megapixel has the best optics and Lens they have ever used in a camera phone (it even goes does to f2.0 which will mean better low-light pictures).
Furthermore, that Nvidia Tegra 3 chip mixed in with a Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor should blow anything out of the water. Now that is power on your phone! Though we still don’t know how well that 1800mAh battery will handle the Quad-Core pressures at this point, we’ll have to see. NFC is also on board, that means Google Wallet is a definite go at this point straight out the box. Also, Beats Audio is once again on this phone, and has roots deep within the phone, so Beats Boost will work with normal videos and music, and even Youtube Videos!
All in all, probably the most exciting Android device we’ve ever seen, and if anything – then this is just the beginning. The only issue now, is that Windows Phones are falling far behind Android devices in terms of processor performance, but we might see a change in that in the future. For now, this phone will be available in April with the phone being known as the One XL in Asia and Australia (for no particular reason).
We’ll try and get more information as it becomes available so stay tuned!