Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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The Next Generation is here...
HTC One X
Member Name: renegade852
HTC One X
Advantages: Exceptionally quick, easy to use, nice to handle
Disadvantages: Poor battery life
At last a real contender for the iPhone crown seems to have landed. The HTC One X has been so beautifully put together....elegent in style and a superpower in performance.
There were several things I noticed just by picking the phone up. First of all, it's nice and light. Even though the glass finish on the iPhone is nice, it does make it that much heavier so it was nice to have a light phone in my hand. Secondly is that, despite being big, it doesn't feel too big. It sits nicely in the hand and the finish is pleasing to the touch.
Next thing was the display. The quality of the display is up there with the retina display on the iphone. Images look pinsharp and there seems to be no lag when dragging about the screen. The 4 cores work well to make everything this phone does seem effortless. There are a variety of apps pre-installed as you would expect with the Android OS. This is running Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich, and comes with email, Google search, Youtube, Twitter...everything you need really to get you started.
And on this occasion, it seems like HTC's Sense software is a help more than a hinderance. Small changes have been made...and it seems to compliment the OS now rather than being annoying.
The 8MP is as good as you would expect, but the OS throws in extra features...like being able to add effects. It also has digital zoom. The video recording is also of high quality.
And it does make calls and texts as well. The messages now seem to follow the same format as the iphone....being able to easily view previous messages much like Instant Messaging, which makes for much easier reading.
The sound quality is extremely good for listening to music...especially with the Beats Audio headphones. It also has all the other high tec gizmos...like GPS, Bluetooth. The big display makes for great web browsing...and the inclusion of the Google Chrome browser now for Android means not only is the web surfing experience pleasant (which it wasn't so much with the old browser), but everything can be synced across from your PCs Google Chrome too!
As always...it has a downside. And this time, it's battery life. With light use, you might drag a day and a half out of it....but moderate use is going to see you charging this AT LEAST once a day! As nice as the power is to have a sharp, quick user experience, you will be having to think about getting it back on charge every day.
I could go on...but half the fun is discovering all the things this phone can do.
And the best part probably is....you can get this cheaper than the iPhone 4S!
Don't look anywhere else until you've checked this out!
Summary: iPhone 4S killer!
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