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HTC One X rumored with on-screen buttons only, more specs leak

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Feb 2012, 02:30

The latest spill about it says that it won't have any buttons but the power/lock and the volume keys on the sides, taking advantage of the onscreen buttons opportunity that came with ICS. Whew, and we thought no manufacturer will be brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only!...

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posted on 17 Feb 2012, 02:53 4

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Wow. This is pretty exciting. Although it doesn't sound like this will come to Verizon. I can only dream... The only thing I don't like about the Nexus is the build quality and HTC always nails that.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 02:57 1

2. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)

How isn't the galaxy nexus the first true Android ICS phone? Samsung and Google were brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only...

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 04:15

4. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

"we thought no manufacturer outside the Nexus line will be brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only!"

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 15:03

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i believe they meant other than the Nexus. the Nexus set the trend and this is the first phone to follow suit.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 15:24

12. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)

that is what they meant, and since they posted the article, they have changed the wording. It originally said that this would be the first true ICS phone, as if the galaxy nexus wasn't. and they completely disregarded samsung when they said that finally a company would dare to risk it with only virtual buttons. They've edited the article. thank you PA

And since you guys have already edited, you should have used *would instead of will in "whew, we thought no manufacturer outside the Nexus line will be brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only!"

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 03:16 3

3. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

1800 MAH...no sorry, won't risk it specially with a Tegra 3 and 720P screen...

Also, it will be more expensive because of the beats inside...

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 06:11 2

7. SleepingOz (unregistered)

crappy beats

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 04:39 2

5. Luuthian (Posts: 285; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

1800mAh? Holy crap, did HTC learn nothing last year? I'll pass, thanks. I don't doubt the efficency of quad-core sets, but Tegra 3, Sense UI, and HSPA+ will kill that thing in mere hours.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 05:03 5

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

One-X has 20 % more battery than my Sensation, Š¢egra 3 has better battery life than Snapdragon 8660, Sense UI 4.0 is lighter than 3.0, and HSPA+is not that power hungry like LTE, that runs on separate radio.
Anyway, 1800 mah is still low, but nothing to worry - we all know, the night is for charging...

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 09:19

9. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

I manage to make my Inspire 4G last until I get back home from commuting (about 10~11hrs on battery, mostly listening to music), and this phone has only a 1230mAh battery... It's really disappointing how HTC has been a poor competitor with battery life and screen display in the past. Hopefully HTC has learned a lot from history are really making big strides to be a great competitor once again, I really love the concept of their phones though, can not complain.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 09:13 1

8. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

so no microSD slot? Oh well, I guess a larger internal storage really makes the manufacturers "sacrifice" some features. I could always go for a some microSD slot and place a 32GB microSDHC card, but if there is going to be 32GB of internal mermory, I guess that is better having only 16GB of internal memory and no microSD slot. We will just see how the actually phone comes out to be, better live up to the hype, and beyond!

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 10:20 3

10. Stinger2U (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

If the leaked pics are true then this phone looks beautiful in this color. I don't get those people who complain about the absence of AMOLED display. Super LCD always looked great (the good panels - not those cheap ones), and it featured more realistic colors than amoled. I mean, AMOLED looks great, but it shouldn't be a deal breaker. And what annoys me the most is constant comments about 1GB of RAM not being enough for a high end phone.... I mean...WHAT? I can't think of any application or combination of applications that would use 1 GB of RAM...and I AM thinking about realistic real world usage. Why would you want 1.5GB of RAM (or more) when there is nothing out there that could use that much memory. Hell, a Windows 7 PC (a full fleged PC) works just fine with 1 GB of RAM (not including heavy gaming).
To me it looks like a lot of people are comparing these announced phones with an imagined Galaxy S3 (which we know nothing about) with 1.5GB of RAM, Super Duper Ultra Cool Amoled HD, quad Core Exynos that eats tegra for lunch and a crap load of other stuff.
Oohh... and I haven't touched the pixel density stuff yet... WTF? WTF WTF? That pretty much sums it up. I actually read a comment about this phone that said:" 4.7" screen and HD resolution - too low pixel density for me - not buying this HTC crap". Come on guys be realistic. Everything over 180 ppi looks great and there is almost no way in hell that your eyes will notice anything "blocky" on the screen.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:56

13. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

More RAM = More updates in the future...

But I guess 1 GB of RAM is enough for now.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:37

17. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

your missing the point.

more ram isnt just for better gaming, its for better system performance. if you want higher resolution everything and bigger screens, you need more ram. 1gig of ram is very LOW for what the phone is supposed to represent. Last years SGS2 had 1 gig of ram without the high rez screen.

if you want high rez + good multitasking + no chopiness + future proof for the eventual games that will take advantage of quadcore and updates to say.. jellybean.. then u want more than 1ghz ram.

BTW, if your running a windows7 set up with 1gig of ram, the resolution of the screen isnt even going to be the same as this phone, its going to be LOWER because the system cant handle it. youd be looking at an 800x600 or 1024/768 (adjust for widescreen if you want) at the very most.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 14:26

14. LionStone (Posts: 838; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

That's right...bring it!... or something similar to Verizon and I will be waiting.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:20

15. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

A bit light on the RAM but the product is nice overall. ATRIX 3 is a big thereat for this 1

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:32

16. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

"without compromising HTC's sturdy looks and tank-like build quality"
AKA way to darn heavy in the pocket.

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