Launching on the AT&T 4G LTE wireless network on May 6 of this year, the HTC One X Android smartphone was presented with the online video dedicated website Videomaker CTIA 2012 Spotlight Award as the best smartphone to debut this year in New Orleans, Louisiana at the annual Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association get-together. Videomaker stated that they wanted to be sure the HTC One X received due recognition for the advanced mobile video capabilities it presented, especially being the world’s first phone that can capture still videos while recording HD video footage.
Buy the HTC One X starting at $119
They went on to point out that the snapshots captured while recording 1,080P HD video were 8 megapixel wide-screen images of 3,264 x 1,840 pixels, when the average smartphone only captures 1,920 x 1,080 pixel stills. The handset’s 8.0 megapixel camcorder is also capable of snatching 1,920 x 1,080 pixel stills from pre-recorded video simply by tapping the screen. That rear facing camcorder can also capture an image nearly instantly, in only 0.7 seconds. A multishot mode is also present on the One X, and the f/2.0 lens captures 40% more light than the typical 4G smartphone camera, making for excellent low light camera operability when used in tandem with the built-in LED flash.
But aside from the impressive camera display, the handset also delivers Android’s 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, the full range Beats Audio sound system, and a large high-resolution screen. ICS meshes with the HTC Sense 4.0 user interface, and supports capacitive, multitouch gestures to navigate the device. Arriving in typical smartphone form factor, the handset is a flat, rectangular slab. Thin at only 0.35 inches (8.9 mm), the handset is also light at 4.55 ounces (129 g). AT&T recently lowered the retail price of the HTC One X to $119 on contract at select retailers for existing customers, and $169 for new customers.
The 4.70 inch Super IPS LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen renders visuals in more than 16 million different colors, and at a high-end pixel density of 312 pixels per inch. That results in an overall display resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, and that display is protected by a scratch resistant and glare reducing layer of treatment. Standard light and proximity sensors are on board the HTC One X, and help conserve battery life while automatically adjusting for the best possible display brightness.
The handset delivers an above average talk time of 8.50 hours from a single charge, and the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon microchip package on board includes a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait central processor and graphics dedicated Adreno 225 GPU. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board and 16 GB of storage are built in. A pre-installed YouTube video player joins a built-in music player and the full range Beats Audio sound system in the multimedia package. Buy the HTC One X starting at $119.