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HTC One X specs review

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Now off to the camera module - we have the usual in terms of resolution 8MP rear snapper, but its capabilities now are anything else but usual. HTC has gone through the trouble to develop a DSP in-house, which it calls ImageChip, circumventing the standard ones that are in Tegra 3 and Snapdragon S4. It did that to introduce uniform quality and features across its cameras in the new One line of handsets. Here is the laundry list of new features introduced with ImageChip:

  • Superfast Capture - HTC One dramatically reduces the time it takes to capture those key moments. In just 0.7 seconds you're able to take a shot, and with a new superfast 0.2-seconds autofocus, continue to take nearly unlimited continuous shots simply by holding the shutter button.

  •  Good photos in adverse conditions - HTC One delivers dramatic enhancements in image capture quality even in adverse conditions such as low light, no light or with bright backlighting. The f/2.0 lens on the HTC One X and HTC One S offers best-in-class performance, capturing 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones. HTC One also includes HDR, a market-leading technology, for taking great photos even when there are varying levels of brightness.

  •  Video Pic (Concurrent Video/Still Capture) - With Video Pic you capture a photo and shoot video at the same time.  Now, while you're shooting HD video, all you have to do is tap the shutter button and it snaps a high-resolution still photo while the video continues to shoot.  You are also able to capture a photo frame from a previously recorded video.
  •  Dropbox integrated with HTC Sense - HTC One gives you an easy way to save and share your photos and videos. HTC has integrated Dropbox into HTC Sense 4 enabling HTC One customers to get 25 gigabytes of free Dropbox space for two years. That's enough to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos. Dropbox is also integrated throughout HTC Sense 4, so it's easy to edit, save and share your documents and other kinds of files. 

  •   Sharing your photos and more - HTC One gives you a new way to share your photos and videos. When you plug in HTC's wireless Media Link HD* accessory into your TV's HDMI port, you can easily share your photos, videos, or anything else on your phone with your friends, family or colleagues regardless of the television's brand as long as it has HDMI.

Above all, the camera app with Sense 4.0 has been overhauled by essentially simplifying things. Rather than having separate screens for taking photos and videos, the two have been integrated into one as the right edge houses both the shutter and video capture buttons. Of course, there are a ton of scene and shooting modes to appease even the most hardened photo buffs out there, but its most outstanding new feature, which we’ve seen in play with the HTC One X for AT&T, is the fact that it can shoot a consecutive set of photos by holding down the shutter key.

Once they’re taken, we jump into preview mode that displays the entire set of shots taken, and from there, it asks us to select the “best shot” out of the bunch. Once we make a selection, we're given the option of deleing the other photos – to cut down on memory consumption naturally. Additionally, we can snap photos while simultaneously shooting full 1080p videos, and extract frames from recorded videos as photos - very useful features. 

The Beats Audio profile can now work with any application (previously it worked only with the built-in player). This means you will be able to enjoy it with YouTube videos, Games and any other content. There isn't information if there is any other improvement in the Beats software or the phone hardware, for better sound quality. If you want to know more about HTC's Beats Audio integration, check out our thorough interview with HTC on the topic.



Expectations

The HTC One X has already shaped to be one of the best Android handsets this summer, and the One series in general will see the largest global launch ever for HTC in about 140 countries at once, which means a significant marketing push. With the One X the company shows that it is ready to fight tooth and nail to regain its Android prominence, and it might have a shot at winning. 

What do you think about the One X, are you planning to make it your One and only?


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posted on 29 Feb 2012, 06:47 8

1. redmd (Posts: 1297; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'll wait for SGS3.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 06:56 3

4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I'm with you. I like HTC but, Sammy is making better phones. I love my RAZR™ but I'm dying for the Galaxy Note and that 5.3" screen on Big Red.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 07:07 2

6. redmd (Posts: 1297; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


^ you got me. I'm still enjoying my Galaxy Note but I'm beginning to feel envious of those quad beasts. But only the Note have the 800 x 1280 pixels of AMOLED goodness.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 07:34

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


lol..... my only saving grace and "size" satisfaction is my original Galaxy Tab (which I wish could be my phone, at least here in the U.S.) Don't understand wht T-Mo was allowed to block the "phone" feature?? (And, yes I know that it can be unlocked but then you lose 3G Data - no thank you.)

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:03

9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I have the Inspire 4G from AT&T and the phone is too small. im a big man (6'7" 235lbs) and I need a big phone. When I saw the Note at a best buy store here in St. Louis, I said........"DAMN, I gotta have this phone now!! it looks even better in person lol"

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:18 2

12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yep'. Although I'm not as big as you, nevertheless, I appreciate bigness. I too went in to personally marvel and drool at the 'Note' and played with the stylus; brought back fond memories of my SGH-i700 and XV6600.

I would sell my RAZR™ and Lapdock and just throw in the $$ difference for this full retail (on Big Red).

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 14:06 1

36. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


So will I.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 14:25 1

38. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


My friend actually had the droid bionic but he changed it for the Galaxy Note and he didnt like it because since it was to big ,he couldnt put it on his pocket so he had to hold it all the time

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 06:52 3

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


definitely gonna be my next phone.. quad-core power!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 20:58

55. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Does anyone know how ZTE managed to put together a Tegra 3 phone with LTE? Or is that a typo?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:33 1

57. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


they used their own quad-core chip, not tegra 3.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 06:54 6

3. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


i'm waiting SGS III to see the new Exynos power and the new AMOLED magic, if doesn't bring anything new, then im totally sold for this babe!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 07:02 1

5. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


hmm i like the lg 4x more than this one im basing it on the hands on video hehe but i would definitely wait for the SGS III before buying a new one hahaA!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:29

14. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


But then you'll have to wait again, because of HTC's "The phone after One X" with QUAD-CORE S4 at 2.5 Ghz.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 07:26 3

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


With all these 4.7+ displays coming out i would love to start seeing 4.3 inch touch screen phones with slide out keyboards.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:04

10. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Or a quad core BB style fixed keyboard rinning ICS could be interesting!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:08 2

11. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


As much as the Quad-core phones are great, what about the battery life. The advantage Samsung has had on HTC has been battery life. If they can say that the battery will hold for longer than a few hours, then this would be a better sell for me. I bought the PowerSkin for the Inspire 4G because I was tired of my phone dying on me so quickly

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:27 6

13. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


I will never buy a Samsung. I'm creative.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 14:07 1

37. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


There's nothing creative about that.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:07

56. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


He never said that makes him creative, he just stated he will never buy a Samsung, and then stated he's creative. Lol..

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 03:58

64. lilmoe (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


lol, dude you're a barista! you barist for a living...
i see what you did there though ;)

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:30 2

15. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Well i like the one x sense 4.0 is amazing. It suxks they webt dual core in a quad core world and a crap dragon no less. The phone looks nice otherwise except that small battery. On a side not lets get off benchmarks already lets look at stats and preformance when the phone comes out. Dr. Phil please don't troll this post I am not responding to you anymore its over stop bringing up a dead argument your trying so hard to win be ause Apparntly snapdragon has fanboyz now. Go ahead and buy a dual core phone when the tegra 4 and the new exnos will drop in the sgs3. With quad core already out.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:47 2

16. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


"quad core world"? What other mobile phone that's on the market has a quad core?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:54 2

18. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I know I know!! Ehhh... No phone out there has it :P

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 10:11 3

23. KParks23 (Posts: 667; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Yup ur not trolling at all duel core in a quad core world.. and calling it a crapdragon. When the performance of the chip is right there in front of ur face proving u been wrong for the past week and proving that the s4 is just if not more powerful than the t3 and when the adreno 3 series comes out in another month or so that slight edge that the t3 does have in the gpu will be blown away.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 10:42

24. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Looking at the table above I see the LG optimus 4x hd, hauwei ascend, and the Zte era. With many other companies preparing their quad core devices very soon. MWC was all about quad core.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 10:48

25. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


You wan't to go in the future? Ok well how about the tegra 4 or the new exynos or the new omap. If you really wanted to go there lets go because real a15 cortex comes out and quad core very very soon. You don't want to go into the future with me. I will address the rest of your points with bullets from now on.
- Snapdragon processors have historically been weaker then the competition and they finally have realized a competitive dual core processors during an event all about the quad core processor. Crapdragon (thanks remixfa) is very accurate indeed.
-First of all the s4 isn't even out yet the tegra 3 is. Lets see how it fairs once it actually comes out. Being the fact its a dual core its off to a very disappointing start.
- And once again you respond to troll my post what a surprise.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 10:49

26. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Also not to mention tablets are already released with quad core. Quad core world was just a figure of speech being that all flagships phones from here on out will be quad core. Expect for the iPhone. But thats just apple being apple.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 10:53

27. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


You wan't to go in the future? Ok well how about the tegra 4 or the new exynos or the new omap. If you really wanted to go there lets go because really soon an a15 cortex processors are coming out with quad core very very soon. You don't want to go into the future with me. I will address the rest of your points with bullets from now on.
- Snapdragon processors have historically been weaker then the competition and they finally have released a competitive dual core processors during an event all about the quad core processor. Crapdragon (thanks remixfa) is very accurate indeed.
-First of all the s4 isn't even out yet the tegra 3 is. Lets see how it fairs once it actually comes out. Being the fact its a dual core its off to a very disappointing start.
- And once again you respond to troll my post what a surprise.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 11:01 1

28. KParks23 (Posts: 667; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Qualcomm has a new s4 quad core chip to compete with these other chips... And the s4 duel core is based off the a15.. I feel sorry for remixfa he makes 1 wrong post and u start throwing his name and comment around as facts... And were not talking about the future were talking about the tegra3 and the duel core s4.. ok let me ask u what is so disappointing about this duel core s4 processor than? Cuz all the facts are right at the top of the page but to bad ur stuck in denile.

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