REVIEW - HTC One X
Chester Tan toys around with the latest Android smartphone
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After Google Galaxy Nexus, the HTC One smartphones are the first Android phones in the market that are launched with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS pre-installed. On top of that, HTC has customised the OS with HTC Sense 4.0, transforming the phone to be less geeky and more user friendly, to such extent that even a seasoned Android user like myself could be unaccustomed when handling the HTC phones.
HTC One X and One V
Let's check out the specs of the HTC One X:
- 4.7-inch 720x1280 (HD) resolution
- 1.5GHz quad-core
- Built-in 32GB user memory (no microSD card slot)
- 1GB RAM
- 1800mAh battery
- Uses MicroSIM
- 8 megapixel camera f/2.0 28mm with dedicated imaging chip
- 1080p video recording
- Pre-installed with Android 4.0 ICS
The review unit is white in colour, made of polycarbonate body and Gorilla Glass. For its size, the phone feels light on the hands. One thing which baffles me is why all the phone makers - except Samsung - continue to position the power button at the top of the phone. As smartphones get larger, it becomes more difficult to reach for the power button using one hand. I also do not favour the micro USB port located at the left side instead of the top or bottom of the phone.
"...but I still experienced occasional non-response from apps, which I attributed to the stability of the Android 4.0."
What does this sentence mean - that Android 4.0 is unstable? I'd like to know how the author arrived at that conclusion.
It's one thing to say that certain apps are not yet optimized for 4.0; and quite another to suggest that the inherent stability of the core OS is lacking. Gadget reviewers should know the difference and not mislead less tech-savvy readers.