The very first HTC phone, not the HTC One, but we won’t get into another rant about the name of “the one”. We would like to focus on one of the best phones the company has ever built, and one of the best Robots of the day.
The HTC One X was introduced in 2012 and it was the start of a new line of products. The X is the flagship of the mid-ranger, and V is an entry-level offering. One had a metal exterior, which is reminiscent of the HTC Legend, which is a couple of generations down the family tree.
The HTC One X
The One X uses a polycarbonate plastic instead of a pebble-like design is rooted in the smooth lines of the front and back. Nokia was also concerned with the polycarbonate phone within the period of time, even though the Lumias will maintain a few of the sharp edges.
As the material fell out of vogue, polycarbonate is far superior to the typical plastic materials used at the time, reviewers and buyers alike noted the amount of premium that the HTC one felt compared to its competition, the Samsung Galaxy S III, which had a smooth plastic on the outside, but it’s a similar pebble-like design.
HTC’s One X (4.7-inch ) sized up against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (4.65″), and the HTC One S (4.3-inch)
Polycarbonate plastic is often a non-glare surface that was soft and warm to the touch compared to the hard, cold, metal, and glass, and that it was later on. Or better yet, in place of the coating of the substrate, the dye is added while the polycarbonate formulation was mixed in. This meant that it was the same color, which is combined with the matte finish) made the scratches almost invisible. And it wouldn’t crack as the glass, even if you let it.
The One X was too big, despite its 4.7″ display, which will appeal to the people because the majority still had not been accepted by that phone is huge. However, not everyone was happy about the lack of a microSD card slot, or a sealed battery.
On the front there was a beautiful Super LCD 2 with a resolution of 720p. It was a full RGB stripe, for a more accurate image in comparison with the beginning of the new 720p Oled in the Galaxy S III and HTC One S.
In this display, Sense UI, which has always been known for its graphical fidelity. This has been the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the days when custom-skeuomorphic skins were still in use. The phone will be updated to 4.1 Jelly Bean but no further.
Most of the units are running on an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, which was made of four Cortex-A9 cores plus a fifth low-power core. With this companion core is treated as a background task, such as playing music and general OS of a stand-by-while using less energy than that of the main nuclei. The GPU was three times faster than the Tegra 2’s GPU, so the chip is quite the powerhouse.
Some of the models come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 instead, as its confusing name, the One XL (which is the same size as the One X, the AT&T version of the phone, which is the model for China, and a few others. The Benchmarks at the time showed that the Snapdragon was a bit faster than the one we have Today (and the One S using the Snapdragon S4 in all regions.
These were some regional differences. Some of the countries were a bit pricey for Beats by Dre headphones are bundled in the retail package, it was easy for HTC headphone, others, I have no headphones at all. Though the Beats Audio is a equalizer and a Beats Audio logo on the back, that was for sure.
The gloss is lost now, but it had star power. And that HTC wanted to leverage that to raise the premium, music-loving brand among the other Android makers (and Windows Phone, but that’s a story for another time).
In August of 2010, HTC’s acquisition of a controlling interest of 50.1% of the shares in Beats for $ 309 million. Then, in July 2012, HTC sold half of its stake for $150 million, and the sale of the other half, to $265 million, in September 2013. In less than a year after Apple was reported to be in negotiations for the purchase of Stakes for usd 3.2 billion, which is significantly greater than that measured when it was one of the HTC’s stewardship.
To be honest, the HTC is usually Beats to its own devices, and it uses the branding capabilities of its phones. The Samsung handled it in a similar situation to the acquisition of Harman (who is the owner of WE have, among other brands, and premium, the Galaxys come with the AKG headphones in the box. Once again, Apple will use the Beats Music streaming service, in order to help with the launch of its own Apple-based Music, while Samsung’s Milk Music is dying a quiet death.
Moving on to the HTC One X, one ImageSense camera with an 8 megapixel sensor, as well as the secret weapon of the ImageChip. It was a dedicated processor that is outside of the ISP’s that are included with the set.
This pre-dates Google’s Pixel is the Visual Essence of the five years, but it wasn’t as successful as the One X, the camera just wasn’t in the best 8 MP shooter on the day. Not that the HTC one was unique, with the Nokia 808 PureView also had a remote image-processing chip, both the phones were announced at mobile world CONGRESS 2012, and has won prizes at the fair. However, it is only one of the two is to remember in front of the camera.
That had to be asked for full 1080p video on a mobile phone, also, that the X came out at 24 fps which is not smooth enough (in part due to the low, up to 10 Mbps bit rate). The sound is recorded in stereo, it was pretty good.
The series was supposed to be a change in strategy for HTC, which is already starting to struggle. The focus is on fewer devices, trading quantity for quality (that’s why the simple, One X, S, V format. We’ve heard similar talk from Sony before with great success.
In the end, the HTC One X, that has been all but buried by the sands of time, remembered only by those who have used it, or wanted it, but couldn’t afford it. Still, it is likely to be so for years.