HTC One X becomes available from 5th April

by Dale Wright

The HTC One X smartphone is finally available, and it’s a landmark development in the mobile phone industry. The HTC One X will be the first smartphone with a quad-core processor – at least, the first one that’s available to people in the UK.
The HTC One X finally arrives in the UK
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The nippy 1.5 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB of RAM will allow apps to run more smoothly; HD video will be more watchable, files will load quickly and you’ll be able to manipulate data on your phone instead of transferring it to your desktop computer. The HTC One X is the most advanced of the new One series: it comes with a whopping 4.7 inch super LCD display and pixel density of 316 pixels per inch. This really helps to bring out the details of photos from the 8 megapixel camera, a feature which brings it in line with the iPhone 4S.

The camera also features a number of built in settings, filters and modes to explore, and the phone comes with 32GB of in-built storage. The phone is super slimline at 9.27mm and encased in polycarbonate, textured to feel like a pebble. It looks slick, simple and chic, with a minimum of buttons and ports. The HTC One X runs on version 4 of the HTC Sense interface, built on Ice Cream Sandwich. Sense gives users the ability to personalise Android without detracting from the core capabilities of the OS.

Of course, it’s not the only smartphone being released by HTC this week. On the next rung down is the HTC One S, a powerful smartphone in its own right, but less of a powerhouse compared to the X. A slightly smaller and lower quality screen, and a less powerful dual core processor and less storage space explain the main differences in the devices, although there will also be a marked distinction in price. The HTC One S still features an 8 megapixel camera and the same HTC Sense Android interface though, so it’s a worthy downgrade if you don’t have cash to flash.

Are you due for an upgrade and excited about the new line of HTC smartphones?