The HTC One X is HTC’s range topping model from the HTC One series. Powered by a 1.5GHz Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, this is the first quad-core Android smart phone to hit the market and at an attractive price tag of RM2,099.
Looking at the device at the first time, the white HTC One X appears to be cheap with its plastic looking body. However just like the Nokia Lumia 800 / N9, the HTC One X is made out of polycarbonate which gives it a nice feel in the hands. The polycarbonate body is rather solid and during the launch, they even have a demo of being being tortured without any sign of cracking. Having a unibody design, there are no visible screws and the only visible slots are micro-USB at the sides and the microSIM tray at the top. Unfortunately the 1,800mAh battery is non-removable and there’s no expansion microSD slot.
Looking at the top of the phone where the speaker phone is located, HTC has incorporated some micro hole design. The holes are so fine that it resists water droplets from entering the phone. They did the same for the speaker phone at the rear. When we run through our fingers on the micro holes, it feels smooth with barely any feeling of a typical speaker phone.
In terms of display, the HTC One X comes with a vibrant 4.7″ Super LCD 2 display that pushes 1280×720 HD resolution. For added protection, the screen is toughen with 3D Gorilla glass due to its curved glass design at the edges. Images and text turn out sharp and crisp while the white displays appear slightly yellow in tint. This is more obvious when placed side by side with a Super AMOLED display smart phone like a Galaxy Nexus.
Powering the device is a 1.5GHz 4-Plus-1 Tegra 3 processor which makes it rather snappy. In our earlier media preview, a HTC rep has shared that all 4 cores will be running during intensive usage however to save on battery life, processing will be switched to this “extra core” where it handles basic operations during idling. As a result, the HTC One X claims to have 60% better battery performance than the HTC Sensation.
As demonstrated earlier, the HTC One X’s 8MP camera is amazingly quick. It is capable of shooting at 4FPS up to a total of 99 photos continuously. Mind you that the burst photos are taken at its full 8MP resolution and are saved individually on separate folder for each burst. This makes it easier to organise instead of having all photos being saved on the same folder.
Overall, the HTC One X is an amazing device not just because of its cutting edge hardware but how the hardware is so completely and seamlessly integrated with the Android OS. The skin is very much improved with HTC Sense and we like the little touches that it bring.
More photos and videos after the break.
At the HTC One series regional launch, we managed to get a closer look of the HTC One V. The One V is the lowest entry model in the One series line up which comes with a familiar iconic design of the HTC Legend/Hero.
Looking beyond the modest 1GHz single core specification, you’ll find what is probably the best Android smart phone for under RM1000. It runs on the latest Android 4.0.3 with the HTC Sense 4.0. In the One V, HTC has combined top notch build quality, iconic design, premium aluminium unibody with a very capable camera that can shoot 2FPS for up to 99 photos in a single burst. The intuitive UI makes the device that’s not only unique in the entry level segment but also one that has the makings of an overall class leader.
If you’re interested, you can check out the HTC One V yourself at HTC’s roadshow at Pavilion this coming Monday 2nd April. U Mobile and DiGi have revealed their bundled plans and we are expecting the other telcos to offer it on contract soon.
Watch our first impression in our hands-on video above to find out more. In case you’re wondering, the video above was shot entirely on the HTC One X. Head after the break for size comparison with the HTC Legend.
The first commercial to kick-off this campaign features an amateur photographer who was asked by HTC to do a fashion photoshoot with a model while free falling 12,000 feet from the sky using the HTC One X.
“The world’s first free fall fashion shoot” took a total of 35 jumps and a 9 skydivers including lighting experts, mid-air make-up artists, and smoke machine carrying divers. HTC wanted to show how the HTC One X is capable of producing exceptional shots even in the most extreme and unlikely conditions.
We got a first look of the commercial at the HTC One regional launch and its certainly and interesting concept. Judging by what we’ve experienced with the HTC One X and One V at the event, we are convinced of what HTC smartphones are capable of doing.
What do you think of the commercial?
HTC claims that One X can take a picture in just 0.7 seconds. The 8MP camera is also capable of shooting 4 full frames per second up to 99 shots at one time — that’s faster that some full-fledged DSLR shooters. But how fast is the HTC One X?
We compare the HTC One X with two of the fastest Android shooters in the market right now. How will the HTC One X stack up against the Fast Capture feature on the Sony Xperia S and the Zero Shutter Lag capability of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
Check out the video right after the jump to find out. Get ready to drop your jaw when the One X starts that 4FPS rapid-fire mode.
The next wave will start around end May or early June and this will include Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active & Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.
So far no mentions of the latest Xperia S and Xperia Blog expects it sometime after June 2012. Just a week ago, Sony had announced its first ever Ice Cream Sandwich device – Sony Xperia neo L in China.
As usual, they are bundling the devices with DG Smart Plan 48, 68 and 88. Bundled pricing below:
HTC One X
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,699
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,599
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,649
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM1,399
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM1,549
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM1,249
HTC One V
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM799
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM649
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM699
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM449
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM599
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM299
If you order now, the devices will be delivered to you only on 6th April 2012. If you want to get it earlier, DiGi will be offering the device at their Pavilion Roadshow on the 2nd of April. It will be available at DiGi Stores nationwide on 6th April onwards.
So far DiGi & U Mobile have released their bundled plans. Next we are expecting Maxis to reveal its bundle plans the HTC One Series.
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Alright, this is going to be a quick one as we have a HTC One regional launch event to cover soon at 4PM. Let’s go through some of the key features that was highlighted in our quick media preview.
Read on to find out more.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on the quad-core HTC One X, an online retailer SuperBuy has started accepting orders for as low as RM1,999. That’s RM100 less than the expected RRP of RM2,099.
In the Q&A section, the retailer reveals that their HTC One X is an original unit from SIS distribution with 2 years warranty. Stocks are expected to arrive next week and they do provide free shipping.
The HTC One series will be launched regionally tomorrow with Malaysia launch happening on Monday. We are expected to get a hands-on with the HTC One devices tomorrow and if you have any questions, do tweet to us at @soya_cincau.
For more information, head over here.
Thanks @Keron83 for the alert!
While Face Unlock isn’t something new for those who have been using Galaxy Nexus, Samsung has added some extra security measures by incorporating blink detection. Earlier on, we managed to fool the standard Galaxy Nexus Face Unlock with just a digital photo of a face shown from the Galaxy Note. Looks like Samsung was able to solve this security loophole way before Google.
It is also very likely that Samsung will include this improved Face Unlock on the rest of their Galaxy Android smart phones as well. Hopefully the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note units in Malaysia will get it soon with ICS.