HTC One X officially unveiled (from MWC 2012)

HTC One X officially unveiled (from MWC 2012)Good morning from the madhouse that is Mobile World Congress.

We’ve a few (ahem) phones to catch up on this morning, and – in the absence of the Samsung Galaxy S III – the one I’m all hot and bothered about is the HTC One X. Show-stealer or unforgivable disappointment? Read on!

We’ve been jawing about the HTC One X since last November, back when we used to call it the HTC Edge, and the rumour mill had painted a fairly vivid picture of what to expect. Now it’s finally here, woohoo!

In terms of specs, the HTC One X has a 4.7in display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1.5GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 32GB internal storage (no microSD support, unfortunately), 1GB of RAM and an 1,800mAh battery.

In camera city, we’ve got an 8MP snapper on the rear with auto-focus and flash, a BSI sensor for better low-light capture and 1080p vid cap. Front-side, there’s 1.3 megapixels offering sexy video chat in 720p. You can simultaneously take snapshots and record video, while stabilisation removes shaky motion.

As we’ve come to expect from HTC’s latest and greatest, the HTC One X will arrive with Beats Audio, HTC Sense 4.0 and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

The HTC One XL is not, as we suspected, a larger HTC One X, but a dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon variant with LTE and 16GB internal storage. Whatev’s.

I’ll be heading down to HTC’s stand and attempting to steal a One X post haste. I ain’t waiting till April, baby, when it'll drop in both white and grey.

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krogothnx  Feb. 27, 2012 at 13:01

i don't get it. HTC have gone out of their way to show how amazing the camera is on this, yet they don't give it a dedicated camera button. they give it a dedicated chip for the camera, but not a button.

Treab  Feb. 27, 2012 at 13:15

Ok nice phone but...

1) my phone has more memory than this...

2) ram.. why 1gb that could limit its future

3) quad core is there really that much of a point?

blizzard7  Feb. 27, 2012 at 15:37

@Treab
1) Storage needs will follow a sort of logarithmic scale. When we get to 32 GBs of storage, I'm willing to bet HTC's research told them this would satisfy 99% of the target market. They save on size and money by discarding the microSD slot and integrated memory is often faster than microSD cards. There's also DropBox storage included which is a nice little extra.
2) How is 1 GB limiting? The Xbox 360 and PS3 get along fine with just 512 MB, so I doubt a current phone is going to struggle with 1 GB.
3) Processing demands increase almost exponentially at higher resolutions. At 720p, the processor is going to be tasked much more especially when gaming and surfing intensive pages so quad-core will help out here. It's not particularly needed, but since we got it, we can't complain.

Treab  Feb. 27, 2012 at 16:45

@ Blizz.

1) maybe true but what happens if say samsung release the galaxy s3 with 32gb and an expandable memory slot capable of 64gb cards for example? it will make htc look inferior to those who want to ensure they never have to worry about memory space? and with ever increasing apps some bigger than 1gb (i think gta3 came close if not more) then 32gb (or 26gb usable) will look small again.. and im sure we will see ever more powerful games following gta's model so former ps2 games shoved on android...

2) 1gb ram is well normal now? and yes most dont use that much but considering that really means what 800mb give or take and android sense 4.0 over the top (which could use alot of ram 3.0 did) and as most high end look like they could have 2gb sgs3 again it could again look slightly low? (plus the ps3 and 360 are always having issues with ram.. its one of the reasons people expect the 720/ps4 soon... as well as issues with memory leakage and graphical stuttering)

3) kinda agree with you there.

still nice to have a normal convo on here for once ;)

blizzard7  Feb. 27, 2012 at 17:53

Agree on the storage space, but as I said, us geeks on websites about mobile phones are a minority. Go to a town centre and ask 1000 people how much storage space they'd need on a phone. The average would probably be about a gigabyte! Heck, my sister has a 2 GB microSD card and barely even needs it. It's a shame there isn't more, but I'm sure this'll be a huge seller anyway.

On the RAM front, I still feel 1 GB is a nice amount.

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