Pre-order your HTC One X at Vodafone, make your wallet cry

Pre-order your HTC One X at Vodafone, make your wallet cryWe recently took a look at the HTC One X deals from Phones 4u, and some of our regulars were shocked at the starting price of £36PM, most notably Matt – who screamed “f*ck me”.

Well, Vodafone is willing to go a fiver better, with a starting price of £41PM if you fancy grabbing a free HTC One X.

Right, let’s get the old calculator out. Going for the £41PM option over two years equates to a whopping £984. Good lord. The allowance in that case is 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.

The cheapest monthly option is £26PM, with an up-front price of £299. That’d be, let’s see, £923, with a comparatively modest monthly allowance of 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data.

Or, if you’ve got the cash lying around (ahem), you could grab the HTC One X SIM free for £500, and two years of giffgaff would be an extra £240 (£10PM) or £360 (£15PM) or whatever.

The HTC One X was our favourite new smartphone at Mobile World Congress, with a sexy 4.7in display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and dazzling 8MP camera.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 16:57

I let my superficiality reign... I do not like the appearance of this phone AT ALL.
Pass.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 16:58

I don't mind the looks (it seems to be a typical HTC to me), but that Tegra 3 processor is going to look outdated awfully quickly...

blizzard7  Mar. 26, 2012 at 17:02

I don't mind the looks (it seems to be a typical HTC to me), but that Tegra 3 processor is going to look outdated awfully quickly...

Hahaha good one. You crack me up.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 17:10

Hahaha good one. You crack me up.


A5X (possible A6 later this year for the iPhone 5).

Exynos 4412 (almost certainly the heart of the S3, almost certainly faster than the Tegra 3).

Qualcomm S4 (28nm, remember. As fast as, if not faster than, the Tegra 3 even in dual-core guise).

Exynos 5250 (Cortex A15, in H2 2012).




Yeah, I'm a funny guy ;).

Treab  Mar. 26, 2012 at 18:54

and he also thinks hes a looker

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 19:01

Treab, I've made an executive decision. I want at least a 2:1 useful to troll post ratio from you from now (26/03/2012 19:01) on, or I'll start deleting the non-constructive crap.

I'm sure Jan will agree with me and help to enforce this.

Treab  Mar. 26, 2012 at 19:05

**speechless**

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 19:10

Well I'll have to start deleting thing then, won't I?

Treab  Mar. 26, 2012 at 19:12

**still speechless**

blizzard7  Mar. 26, 2012 at 19:13

Hahaha good one. You crack me up.


A5X (possible A6 later this year for the iPhone 5).

Exynos 4412 (almost certainly the heart of the S3, almost certainly faster than the Tegra 3).

Qualcomm S4 (28nm, remember. As fast as, if not faster than, the Tegra 3 even in dual-core guise).

Exynos 5250 (Cortex A15, in H2 2012).
Yeah, I'm a funny guy ;).


Bah humbug. It's like if my mum bought a car with a 5 litre engine. She wouldn't go any faster with it because she only drives around in town, she doesn't drive on the motorway so she would never be able to go flat-out.

I guess in that analogy, I am my mum and the S III or the iPhone 5 is the phone with the excessively big engine :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:04

Jan, thank you, I'll take that as a sign of approval of my new Treab control scheme.

Blizz, just because your mum only drives around town, doesn't mean some of us have a long commute (to keep the analogy going ;)).

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:16

;)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:20

It was that or a cattle prod... ;).

Treab  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:44

I will have my revenge on this site or HUKD. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:47

Troll HUKD all you want, I couldn't care less ;).

Treab  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:49

useless mod.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 20:54

I'm not a mod for HUKD...you'll just have Emma to deal with, good luck.

blizzard7  Mar. 26, 2012 at 21:06

Jan, thank you, I'll take that as a sign of approval of my new Treab control scheme.

Blizz, just because your mum only drives around town, doesn't mean some of us have a long commute (to keep the analogy going ;)).


But that long commute is like the M25, it may be called a motorway, but you still won't be able to drive very fast.

Let's look at the MWC conference, there was one word being repeated over and over again with HTC One X and One S hands-on. Smooth. So do you really need more power?

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 22:10

Never confuse smooth, with fast...you'll soon slip into the iOS trap ;).

Damocrian123  Mar. 30, 2012 at 16:59

How much more power would a smartphone need to be perfect? I was lucky to put my hands on a HTC One X and it does it's job great! Fast browsing, quick app loading, good camera specs, no lag etc... It does it's job quite well.

Note that all the CPU's Matt listed above are maybe better than TEGRA 3, but also come with a cost that will impact the end user. Something to bear in mind.

On the con side, I have to admit the design is not really my cup of tea, but I have to give credit to HTC for building an excellent device at an affordable price (sim free).

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 30, 2012 at 22:57

How much more power would a smartphone need to be perfect?
When my smartphone is as fast as my laptop, that's perfection, IMO. Saying that, everyone's opinion of perfection differs, so it's hard to say what the perfect amount of power is.

Cost is again a somewhat personal matter, if you can JUST afford a high-end smartphone a cheaper, slightly less powerful model will be the obvious choice for you. If you're a millionaire the extra £50 or so to have the fastest model money can but won't matter at all to you (obviously most high-end smartphone buyers lie somewhere in the middle, I was just illustrating my point :p).

I agree with you on the looks of the One X, though. It's alright but I prefer the Sensation range, in all honesty.

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