After a disappointing 2011 where HTC released far too many handsets with too many compromises causing consumer confusion about which ones were actually upgrades and being overtaken as the King of Android by Samsung with their Galaxy SII handset which became the high end phone of choice for power users over the previous HTC flagship, the Sensation. HTC have gone back to the drawing board, but is the new HTC flagship the one for you?
Available in White and Grey, the first thing you notice about this phone is the incredible screen. It’s a 4.7-inch 720p LCD2 HD display with Gorilla Glass with a ppi density count of 312, which will be further enhanced thanks to its wide-viewing angles. It can also be connected wirelessly to a TV with the aid of an optional wireless HDMI adapter. Despite its size, it is an incredible 130grams thanks to an all in one polycarbonate shell with an ever so slight curve that makes it very comfortable to hold with glossy sidewalls.
Featuring the latest Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC’s latest incarnation of its streamlined overlay Sense 4, unlike the bloated Sense 3 and a next-generation 1.5GHz Tegra 3 4+1 quad-core processor incorporating a fifth ninja core for low powered tasks, it is super quick and flies through most tasks.
With 32 GB on board storage of which has about 26gb available to the user, 25gb of dropbox storage for two years, beats audio profile available to all sounds on the phone from music, YouTube to internet radio and a 8mp camera that rivals a compact digital camera.
It’s crammed with cutting edge technology like NFC and Bluetooth 4 which should make it more futureproof
Whilst some people might bemoan the non-removable battery and the lack of a micro SD card expansion option – the HTC One X is the best Android phone currently available on the market.
Over to you Samsung when the Galaxy SIII is unveiled on the 3rd of May 2012