The HTC One X was awarded the coveted CTIA Best Smartphone award by video dedicated consumer-electronics site Videomaker at this year’s CTIA Wireless Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stating that the handset was as powerful as laptops were about five years ago, Videomaker also gave the large high-resolution screen, speedy dual core processor and camera package as reasons for bestowing the best smartphone honor upon the HTC One X 4G. Launched exclusively on the AT&T 4G LTE network on May 6 of this year, the One X was the first smartphone in the world to deliver simultaneous high definition video and image capture in stereo sound, and is arguably AT&T’s most powerful smartphone.
Video is recorded in 1,080P HD resolution, and the handset also offers Near Field Communications (NFC) wireless connectivity for applications like the payment processing Google Wallet and wireless data share application Android Beam. DLNA wireless technology is also present for video mirroring to a large HD monitor or TV, and the HTC One X runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system out-of-the-box. The HTC One X is currently available starting at $79.
The full range Beats Audio sound package is on board, and the One X is extremely thin and light when compared to other smartphones. A standard rectangular slab, the handset weighs 4.55 ounces (129 g), and measures 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) in thickness. The 4.70 inch Super LCD2 display is larger than most, and with a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch and overall screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, the handset delivers high-end resolution. A layer of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display, also offering glare reduction. Light and proximity sensors automatically tune for the proper display brightness, and offer battery conservation.
The 1,800 mA battery on board the One X handset delivers 8.50 hours of talk time from a single charge, and the hardware package on board includes a Qualcomm MSM8960 microchip set that revolves around a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait central processor. A graphics dedicated Adreno 225 GPU exclusively focuses on all graphics processing, and the handset also delivers 16 GB of built-in, user accessible storage and 1.0 GB of RAM memory.
On the rear of the HTC One X 4G is found a high resolution 8.0 megapixel camcorder which delivers an LED flash and f/2.0 lens that captures 40% more light than the average smartphone camera. That rear device also comes equipped with a back illuminated sensor (BSI), high dynamic range mode (HDR), autofocus, and geo-tagging features, as well as a special effects package. The camcorder is joined in the camera combo by a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam which also offers video call support. Buy the HTC One X stating at $79.