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HTC J Review

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Interface and Functionality:

The HTC J features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.1, and it runs very, very smoothly. Sense has become much lighter and we’d say better as it matured to 4.1, but while it is a big improvement in some areas like the camera, there are still some limps. We’ve mentioned its inconsistencies before with things like forcing an out-of-proportion huge on-screen settings button in apps. Multitasking is also the same card-based affair as on the One S instead of the what seems the better stock solution. On the plus side, you get customization options with various themes, quick access to four apps from the lock screen, a plethora of widgets including the signature HTC Weather Clock.

The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review
The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI - HTC J Review

The HTC J comes with the Sense 4.1 UI



Processor and Memory:

In terms of silicon, the HTC J runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 225 graphics and 1GB of RAM. The S4 chip is manufactured with 28nm technology and that means better power efficiency and less of a heating problem than Tegra 3 devices. It scored high marks on standard Android benchmarks, maxing out the graphics result on NenaMark (which most high-end devices do).


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
HTC J 5304 8207 60
HTC One S 4867 7012 60,7
Sony Xperia SL 3218 7229 37,4
Motorola DROID RAZR M 4864 6715 61,3

What these scores mean in a nutshell is that you get solid performance in virtually all areas, including games.

The device ships with 16GB of built-in memory with only around 10GB of that available to the end user. Luckily, internal storage is expandable via microSD cards of up to 32GB.


Internet and Connectivity:

Browsing on the HTC J happens on the default Sense browser which supports Adobe Flash, text reflow (dynamically arranges text to fit the screen) and is very snappy scrolling around and zooming in and out. 

You also get a reading mode that strips pages off ads, images, and leaves you intimately with the text, as well as incognito mode for your private browsing needs. Sure enough, you can download any other browser from Google Play, and we do prefer Chrome with its cross-device sharing, but having that freedom of browser choice alone is valuable.

Browsing the web on the HTC J - HTC J Review
Browsing the web on the HTC J - HTC J Review

Browsing the web on the HTC J



In terms of connectivity, the device features quad-band GSM, HSPA at 2100 MHz and CDMA plus WiMAX for Asia. Otherwise, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS round up the standard connectivity package.

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posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:06 9

1. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Should of got a better rating seeing as it was demanded for a specific market.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:52 5

9. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I am dissapointed! I really thought this was the butterfly. I was so excited to see this article on the home page.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 13:35

13. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Agreed. The way he talked about this phone one would think he would have given it a score between an 8.5 and a 9.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:14 3

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Pentile? Then no.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:41 4

8. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


come on... pentile isn't that bad if you purposly don't try to look for the pixels.

I have an HTC Nexus One WVGA Pentile and unless i specifically try to see the pentile, I don't see it

not that im saying RGB isn't better though.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:59

18. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I went to a T-mobile store and checked out the One S. My eyes were like "nope, nope, nope" in under 30 seconds. Your eyes might be able to lie to you but mine where quite unhappy. I don't think I had ever seen pentile screen before either and I wasn't looking for it, it just screamed at me. There's just way to many other options to feel like settling for pentile is okay. I also have a personal preference against Amoled screens in general. Not a fan of the color. Even with me being that picky, there's still plenty of options out there.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:18

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"With some level of water protection, 'larger battery' and a funky red paint job among other colors, this device has plenty of reasons to exist..."
I thought by larger battery you meant 2300mAh+ !! Too bad!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:21

5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Get a 3000mAh battery.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:24

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


...as in what comes ready in the box!!
That's an option...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:19 1

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Its a redesigned One S with snapdragon S4
Remember that asian's One S gets a overclocked 1.7GHZ snapdragon S3

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:40 2

7. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


come on.... REVIEW THE HTC BUTTERFLY!!!!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:02

10. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


this is very good phone with high panchmark & build quality but plz review the htc s monster J butterfly.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 11:56 3

11. legend1 (Posts: 101; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Judging from the written review I thought this would of have gotten more than a 7.5

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 13:14

12. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


exactly..this is only a number..dont advert to this number..

amaze 4g had taken number 9.why!!??

i dont belive it but review is very good &
subtle.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 16:46 1

14. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


I don't understand how this phone gets a 7.5 only because of the screen. That's a bit ridiculous. I mean, qHD Pentile isn't the best, but it's not terrible either.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 18:32

15. mydi.maus (unregistered)


this phone can swim..

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 23:39

16. thephonedude (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


HTC One X's successor?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 01:37

17. tiara6918 (Posts: 1324; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Even though this device was released in japan a few months ago, I wonder if htc will have plans to sell it internationally as well. I like how htc tries on different designs with their phones.

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HTC J

HTC J

OS: Android 4.0
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Display4.3 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi)
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1500 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size5.18 x 2.60 x 0.37 inches
(131.5 x 66 x 9.5 mm)
4.83 oz  (137 g)

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