Full HTC one x specs reveal a true flagship
0. phoneArena 25 Feb 2012, 21:00 posted on
From a dedicated image chip to wireless HDMI, the one x stakes an early claim to phone of the year...
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1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
sounds like a great camera.
hope it hits magenta.
2. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
First of all this is the first post i have seen from brian k and i like it.
About the phone:
The battery is disapointing with the droid razr maxx out i expect all flagships phones to have atleast a 2000mah battery. Hopefully the tegra 3 can save this phone.
Anyway i love the power and camera the screen and beats all look good aswell.
Htc is coming back strong watch out samsung.
3. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Well there's some things to note here: First of all, the phone does not have LTE on it just HSPA+ for now. This means that it wouldn't be draining as much power as the Droid RAZR will. Secondly, the quad core chip is supposed to use less power than the dual-core Tegra chip. So, I would think once they add LTE that perhaps they would put a larger battery in.
12. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I realize the tegra is supposed to be better but I am skeptical because of 720p screen and 1800 seems a little skimpy to me considering other phones larger batteries. Its disappointing
20. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
What does a screen's resolution have to deal with it's battery? The screen size does, but not the screen resolution. All I'm saying is that you should NOTE that there are some things different going for this phone than other phones. Also, the LG 4x HD has an IPS display which use more power than a normal LCD display which is possibly why it's battery is larger as well.
23. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I thought I should add to my previous comment a case in which screen resolution COULD affect battery life and that is if the processor or GPU have to work harder to create the resolution images (usually when you have an older CPU or GPU that doesn't support HD). However, in this case, the Tegra 3 processor and GPU can actually handle resolutions far beyond 720p, so it shouldn't affect battery life at all.
25. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
But AH IPS panel is supposed to consume less power than a normal IPS panel, as they claim.
26. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I don't know if that is what is in the LG 4X HD or not. But even so, how does it compare to an S-LCD display? That would be the real question.
28. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Go to controls and navigation and read the second to last paragraph. I will quote it for you below.
"High-resolution screens consume more battery power."
This is what came up in a google search.
29. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Okay first of all just because you Google something, doesn't mean you will always come up with the right answer. Secondly, I added to my comment an instance in which a high resolution display would affect the battery life. Because these newer processors can handle higher resolution displays far beyond 720p (in this case the Tegra 3 can handle resolutions up to 2048 x 1536) means that it would put such a miniscule (pretty much non-existant) strain on the GPU and processor. Third, the site you found seems like it hasn't been updated in a while.
I am not saying that it couldn't affect battery life, but in reality with today's technology the strain it puts on the processor and GPU are so small it is not even worth noting as a strain on the battery. Now, if this was a device using a CPU/GPU combo from 2008 to power that 720p display, then yeah you could definitely say it would. But, because of these newer processors handling such higher resolutions, 720p wouldn't be that much of a strain. So, all I'm saying is that the size of the display as well as the technology of the display is more noteworthy of battery life than the resolution of the display.
30. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
And one other instance in which it would matter is if you are playing a graphical game in a higher definition. So, I would suppose if you are one of those people that likes to do graphical things on your device in higher resolution, then yes you could make that argument. But, I think we are getting ahead of ourselves. Until we actually see the device as well as what they are estimating the battery to be at, we can't say one way or another whether 1800 mAh is enough. I was simply just saying that your initial complaint that since other phones have over 2000 mAh means this won't be enough was wrong to assume because you weren't taking into account those other phones have LTE as well as dual-core instead of a 4+1 chip.
41. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
first of all I don't have time to argue with you
Second of all if you can find a link to back what you said I will concede however everything that I have found is contrary to that.
Lastly my original point was that the battery was small like a lot of other HTC phones of the past and I thought they were going to be competitive with battery size. I didn't say it was going to have bad battery life. Also there is most likely going to be an LTE version for version.
Not to mention this phone has a ips screen.
43. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
resolution plays a minimal role in battery drain. screen size, tech, ppi, and brightness play a much much bigger role in how much the screen drains the battery.
46. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I never said it did but said it was a factor.
39. itiswhatitis (Posts: 422; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Yeah could have been better if battery is larger atleast 2000mAh..even my year old atrix has more than 1800 and its screen is only 4!!
4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
LG 4X HD has a 2150mAh battery and almost the exact same stats.
13. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I know but I am not of fan of lg because of optimus UI.
Just sayin :)
16. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
the new UI looks A LOT better than the old one. still wouldnt buy it tho
19. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Better sure but thats like an obese person loosing a couple of pounds. Yeah they look better but are no where closr to looking good.
21. Dr.Phil (Posts: 915; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Except for the fact that it has an IPS display which uses more power than a normal LCD display. An IPS display has two transistors for every pixel instead of just one. This in turn requires more battery to power it.
33. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
IPS actualy uses less power than standard LCD, up to 50% less power...do your homework before you say such thing but we will see what S-LCD 2 has to ofter
11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Even LG is using 2000mah+ batteries. Battery life with an 1800mah isn't great so with those new specs I can imagine it even being worst.
14. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
HTC is continuing to skimp on batteries. It happened with the thunderbolt and rezouned. I though they learned their lesson and even though this is better its still not competitive. If LG can do it why not htc.
37. tedkord (Posts: 4936; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Well, I think (hope) they have, but its going to take time for the bigger batteries to show up. If this phone is coming out this month, it was designed atleast 6 months ago, so the battery compartment is already set. By this time next year, if they've gotten the message, we'll see phones with acceptable batteries.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5854; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The one x(can't do a superscript :-( ) definitely sounds like one of the top tier phones for 2012. (Thumbsup) I wonder when (if?) it is going to show up on VZW with an LTE radio.
6. jroc74 (Posts: 4934; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Built in battery huh...lets see if this HTC phone gets as much hate for it than Moto phones...
9. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Sounds like a great upgrade from my sensation!
Can't wait for the reviews later.
10. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I hope this is coming to Sprint, I'm really looking for an excuse to put my Evo 4G out of its misery.
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Maybe the next Evo? They've had first 4G, first 3D, now maybe first quad core to hit the states. Or it might go to Tmo, HTC has been treating them nice lately with the Sensation and Amaze :)
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, s**t. If the battery life doesn't suck this will be one hell of a phone.
18. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I'm very disappointed with the battery and the RAM for a quad-core smartphone. Still, I suppose it's a rather good start for HTC's One series.
27. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
its actualyl an impressive phone but once again they fall short with the battery. Can they just not find the right battery supplies or something? What is it that Motorola is doing that HTC cannot?
31. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
why is is that HTC always make "thicker" phones then everyone else but have the smallest battery. razr max is thinner and smaller and has bigger battery.LG 4xhd is thinner has bigger battery...so if HTC phone are bigger than it should at least have bigger batteries.
32. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Stupid....how are you gonna utilize all this power in day to day tasks??????
34. bayhuy (Posts: 297; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
C'mon....where are you, Crapsung fanboys...not enough hate here...you can do it...better!!!
35. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 33; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)
htc One[close button]... Great naming...
36. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)
Can we get this as the new Flagship EVO for sprint? The HTC one X plus LTE radio sounds like a killer combination! Plus i'm quickly getting tired of my EVO 3D.
38. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, this phone has zero chance for phone of the year. Chips and features are going to change a lot this year. As nice as it may seem, it doesnt have enough ram, battery power, the same 8mpx camera with slight improvements, and the chips that are coming out in the 2nd half of the year are going to blow away everything thats out now including the T3.
40. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
I really don't understand why people complain about the battery, I usually get about 18-20 hours of heavy usage on my EVO 3D.
44. fonegeek (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)
I Really Need To Know The Date That This Phone Comes Out So That I Can Get It Because ,This Phone Seems Like It Will Be A Good Bussiness Phone ,And Not To Mention Its Kinda Coool! 4.7 inch SUPER LCD2 phone ,Wow ,That Is All I Need In Life.