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Here's the HTC One X looking all bright and shiny. With its combination of sleek curves and thin profile, the One X is really a looker, perhaps the best-looking phone from HTC in a long while.
What we have here is the shortcut menu tray and the touch-sensitive buttons. If you'll look closer, you'll see the rounded edge of the scratch-resistant, Gorilla Glass display.
The One X has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. It also has an 8-megapixel camera on the back which has received a bit of hype. More on that later.
On the top side sits the 3.5mm audio jack, power/lock button, and the SIM card slot. You'll also notice the slightly tapered form of polycarbonate unibody frame which gives a sleeker, more robust feel to the device. In fact, execs claimed the device will be able to withstand bumps and falls with no scratches whatsoever. Although, we highly recommend not throwing the One X around on purpose. It's too pretty for that.
Here's the device's 8-megapixel F2.0 aperture camera with flash. According to HTC
, the One X has perhaps the best built-in camera of any of its devices which can produce more detailed and crisp photos while lessening oversaturation when it comes to color and brightness.
In case you didn't know, the One X comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich
out of the box making it one of the select few that has landed here in PH. The overall UI look isn't much different from what we see in previous Android versions. The pull-down menu/options and notifications bar is still present, as seen in the image above.
On the right side sits the volume rocker. Again, you can clearly see the rounded edge of the Gorilla Glass display.
On the left side, you can find the microUSB port for charging and quick file-sharing.
Here's a look at what the One X's (on Android 4.0) menu grid looks like.
Apps on the menu grid are automatically grouped into three for easy viewing: All, Frequent and Downloads. If you're easily overwhelmed by the number of apps, it's best to browse them depending on frequency of usage.
More proof that Ice Cream Sandwich is indeed baked into the device. The One X has been announced as being a quad-core handset. However, HTC notes that it actually has a 5th core for improving energy/resource consumption and efficiency making the device a 4+1 core system. You know those apps that run in the background and gradually consume your battery? It's now powered by that extra core, so the other four can focus on the more important things.
We've yet to spend enough time with the One X to fully cover its overall performance but based on our short date with it, we can say that it's among the fastest and most responsive devices we've held, thanks to its Tegra 3 and 1GB RAM combo. So far, there were no lags and freezes during UI navigation and screen transitions.
You're currently seeing the One X's native camera app. As you can see, there's a capture icon on the right side which you can also use to snap individual images from a running video. The best part? A burst feature that can shoot images as fast as 4 frames per second.
Here's the music app which includes access to several services (like SoundHound for searching music through the web). We tested the built-in speakers and can say they're loud enough for casual use, with decent sound quality at the very least.
Have a see at what music playback on the One X looks like. HTC opted to separate the controls on the player, unlike past devices. Possibly in an effort to maximize the 4.7-inch display.
The back of the HTC One X. Obviously, they weren't shy about highlighting the camera, but we'd also like to point out that turning it made us realize how thin it was. 8.9mm thin to be specific.
There's the Beats Audio logo. The One X will, just like its predecessor from the Sensation
line, be equipped with Beats Audio technology. Bad news for Beats fans though, because unlike the Sensation XE
, the One series will not have Beats headphones bundled with the device and instead will ship with regular HTC ones.