Finally arriving on May 6 in the US after Apple legal action against HTC was shot down, the HTC One X launched on the AT&T 4G LTE system and became an instant bestseller for that wireless carrier. In Canada the handset was launched exclusively on Rogers Wireless, but is slated to hit this week on Canada’s Telus Mobility as well. Here in the US the One X retails starting at $119 on contract at select retailers, and delivers a powerful processor, one of the largest high resolution screens of any smartphone and Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, and is the first handset in the world to deliver simultaneous HD video and image capture.
Buy the HTC One X starting at $119.
The simultaneous image and video capture delivered by the handset, coupled with the overall feature set, so impressed online video dedicated website Videomaker that they named the phone their CTIA 12 Spotlight Award Winner as the best smartphone offered at this year’s CTIA Wireless Convention and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. ICS 4.0 meshes with the Sense v4.0 UI Android overlay and supports multitouch capacitive gestures. The handset is skinny at only 0.35 inches (8.9 mm), and light at 4.55 ounces (129 g).
The Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen on the One X uses more than 16 million different colors to create visual images, and pixel density runs at the high end comparatively, at 312 pixels per inch. Overall display resolution is also high, at 720 x 1,280 pixels, and the 4.70 inch screen is one of largest found on any smartphone. An overlay of Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch and chip resistance, and built-in light and proximity sensors automatically adjust for the proper brightness and help conserve battery life.
Thanks to battery conservation efforts, the HTC One X delivers 8.50 hours of talk time from a single charge of its 1,800 mA battery, better than average for a 4G handset. Battery standby time runs 12.6 days, and the hardware package on board the handset centers around a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon microchip package. That suite of microchips includes a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and graphics dedicated Adreno 225 GPU. The HTC One X also delivers 16.0 GB of built-in storage and 1.0 GB of RAM memory.
Beats Audio joins a built-in music player and a proprietary YouTube video player in the multimedia package on board the handset, and Near Field Communication’s (NFC) support is present out-of-the-box. A rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder records video in 1,080P HD resolution, and is joined in the camera combo by a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam which also provides video call support. Buy the HTC One X starting at $119.