HTC One X: A Shot at Revival?

HTC One X Smartphone

It’s no secret that days when the HTC Wildfire was an item-for-sure on everyone’s wish list are over. However, it’s no secret either that HTC is well-known to make comebacks, and it sure did with the gorgeous new HTC One X, a smartphone that could do for  the company what the Lumia series has done for Nokia so far.

Grace and Performance, All in a Phone

It’s pretty clear from the focus that companies are now putting on the body of the phone, that style does matter as once the technology did, take the iPhone 5 for example. As far as the One X goes, a polycarbonate body that features a matte finish gives it a really sassy gloss. Attractive and comfortable, it blends perfectly into the tapered edges of the Gorilla Glass front of the phone that protects its 720 x 1280 pixel Super LCD2 display.

Offering a dot pitch of 312dpi, the One X’s 4.7-inch HD touchscreen is more than sharp enough to make even the smallest of fonts look entirely readable. Above the display on the front face of the phone is the secondary 1.3 megapixel camera for video chatting, which supports the primary 8 megapixel camera, with LED flash, that resides on the back of the phone. And with a weight of only 134g (4.7oz), the phone won’t be too much of a burden on the pocket.

Smartphone Useability, the Key to Survival

There was a time when HTC’s Sense user interface was the belle of the smartphone ball, adored by all. While that might have waned a bit in recent years, with the new Sense 4, HTC has started moving back in the direction of favored and refined. The screen is littered with widgets that enhance the beauty and useability of the phone, anything from clocks to apps. The email client supports any mail server with POP, IMAP or Exchange and inbox configurations as you’d prefer. However, there is a flipside to the coin, basically, no 4G. Otherwise, in terms of apps, while HTC itself doesn’t offer much, the Google Play store is littered with hundreds of apps to make the ownership of this phone worthwhile.

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