Video dedicated website Videomaker proclaims they are, “Your guide to creating and publishing great video.” With that tag line and that name it’s easy to see these people get fired up about video recording and editing technology. Why am I mentioning a video dedicated website in an article about one of the most recently released full-featured smartphones? Because Videomaker gave the HTC One X 4G Android handset their CTIA 2012 Spotlight Award as the best overall device to debut at the annual event held this May in New Orleans, Louisiana. The handset was also honored by Laptop Magazine as the Best Smartphone of MWC at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in February.
Aside from delivering Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 and the full range Beats by Dr. Dre audio software package out-of-the-box, the handset has one of the quickest processors and one of the highest screen resolutions of any smartphone to date. And the HTC One X is the first smartphone ever designed that allows for high resolution 1,080P video capture while recording snapshots, called Video Pic mode. And for low light camera operation, the F/2.0 lens captures 40% more light than the standard F/2.4 lens on the typical smartphone, and the handset comes equipped with an LED flash.
Those still shots are 3,264 x 1,840 pixels, an 80% improvement in resolution over the standard 4G smartphone camera capability. You can also record 1,920 x 1,080 pixel still shots from prerecorded video by simply tapping the screen. The HTC One X handset also includes exposure controls, contrast options, saturation control, contrast, white balance and a cadre of other features. The continuous shooting feature allows you to capture 20 or more shots in rapid succession, and with the instant photo capture, you can take a shot in 0.7 seconds from the lock screen, meaning you’ll never miss a memory.
And for all the hard-core gamers out there who would love to take advantage of the large high-resolution screen and full range Beats Audio on the HTC One X, Sony recently announced they are bringing the PlayStation suite to the HTC One X and HTC One S handsets. That announcement was made at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, and it means HTC will be the first smartphone manufacturer to support the new PlayStation Games Store, with full PlayStation Certification.
The HTC One X also offers Near Field Communication (NFC) support for Google Wallet access, a 4.70 inch display with 720 x 1,280P resolution, a 1.5 GHz dual core CPU and 1.0 GB of RAM memory. The HTC One X currently retails for around $175 on the AT&T 4G LTE network on contract at select retailers.