Hands On: HTC One X


We’ve wrapped up the HTC One X event earlier today, and boy, we’ve never wanted a phone as badly as we want the One X. We’ve poured
over pictures and videos of the device on the interwebs ever since it was released during Mobile World Congress, but there’s nothing like holding the device in your hands.

The HTC One X is a huge departure design-wise for HTC – up till the Sensation XE, their flagship devices have almost always been unibody aluminium deals. Not the One X – the device is clothed in a unibody polycarbonate shell that reminds us a lot of the Nokia N9. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – Francisco Y. Torno III did not have a problem with throwing it around on the hard concrete floor on the Smart Experience center during the event, which speaks volumes of its ruggedness.

The HTC One X is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3, which means this particular device is extremely responsive. Granted we didn’t have that much time with the unit, but from what we gathered during our time with it, it performed extremely well, with no hiccups whatsoever during screen transitions.

Another feature of the HTC One X that was touted during the event was its camera, an 8-megapixel deal that has an extremely fast burst
feature. The HTC One X is capable of shooting at 4 frames per second – which puts it on par with other entry level DSLRs when burst shooting is concerned.

Aside from the large 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, the HTC One X also sports Beats Audio technology, though we did confirm that the device will NOT have Beats branded headphones when it hits retail. There’s still no official pricing from HTC Philippines themselves,
though we did hear from a source that’s close to the matter that this particular device will be available for Smart subscribers in their Plan 1000,
though there’s still no word on how much the monthly amortization will be.

That’s it for now. We’ll update you guys once we get the official price for the HTC One X and when we get our review unit. Check out the video below of the device in action.