Offered in your choice of Gray or White body color and arriving on May 6 of this year, the HTC One X 4G Android smartphone recently benefited from a retail price reduction by AT&T. The handset is exclusive to AT&T’s new 4G LTE network, and was dropped to $119 for existing customers and $169 for new customers with a standard new two-year activation and data plan at select retailers. The handset delivers a very fast processor, high-resolution camera, Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system out-of-the-box and a large high resolution display. Online video dedicated website Videomaker recently named the HTC One X their CTIA 2012 Spotlight Award Winner as the best smartphone at the CTIA Wireless Expo this year.
Videomaker said they were especially impressed with the arrival of simultaneous high definition video and image capture for the first time on a US smartphone. The HTC One X comes with a high resolution camera built into the back of the handset, and it allows the user to capture 8 megapixel wide screen images (3,264 x 1,840) without interrupting video recording in 1,080P at 30 frames per second and in stereo sound. You can also snatch HD images from prerecorded video with a tap the screen, and snapshots can be taken in as little as 0.7 seconds. There is also a 1.3 megapixel chat cam on the front of the handset.
Physically, the HTC One X handset looks like most smartphones, arriving as a rectangular slab device. The handset is skinny and light, measuring only 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) thick, and weighing only 4.55 ounces (129 g). HTC’s Sense v4.0 User Interface overlays the ICS 4.0 operating system, and supports capacitive, multitouch gestures for navigating the device. The display size runs 4.70 inches, and visuals are rendered in more than 16 million separate colors and 312 pixels per inch. That gives the handset an overall display resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, a designation at the top end of the 4G smartphone marketplace. A layer of protective treatment offers scratch resistance to the Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen.
Built-in light and proximity sensors help the handset conserve battery life, and this leads to 8.50 hours of talk time from a single charge of the 1,800 mA battery on board, slightly above average for a 4G handset. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon central processor complete with a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and graphics dedicated Adreno 225 GPU. 1.0 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of built-in storage are also present. The above-mentioned full range Beats Audio system is present in the multimedia package, as is a proprietary YouTube video player and built-in music player. You can buy the HTC One X starting at $119.