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Video: First Look at the HTC One X, One S, and One V

Feel like ditching Verizon when HTC’s line of 2012 One series phones comes to the U.S.? Maybe? Whether you do or do not, check out the “first look” videos of them all after the break to get a better feel for their beauty and power. No one does preview videos like HTC. If there is one company that understands elegance and style, it’s them.  






  • ingenious!!
    Deluxe edition comes with head phones? This is so simple, yet ingenious. Why had Apple never offered this package? I can’t wait to get mine in April. www.htconeclub.comyou’d think, would be accurate with release dates..

  • Dandapani

    Love my HTC DINC on Verizon and am not absolutely defeated now that HTC won’t have a Verizon phone with their ONE series.  HTC is now dead to me, just like Nokia and Windblows 8 phones.  Crap.

  • Htc One X for the win!!

  • RezCommando

    The One X is awesome. Too bad not to VZW 🙁

  • Gerret Walczak

    All three phones have physical buttons. Couldn’t they have at least TRIED doing one without?

  • With HTC sense the battery life only lasted as the length of these little videos. 

  • Jose Campos347

    NO WAY HTC !!!   You have left a very, very sour taste in this first time HTC consumer with the Thunderbolt.  I will never make the same mistake again and trust HTC products.

  • Destroythanet

    Not bad work from HTC here. However, cmpanies need to start making phones with batteries like the RAZR Maxx while keeping a slim form factor. Sub 2000mah batteries ain’t cutting it anymore.

  • TC Infantino

    Damn, that One X looks awesome.  They all look good, but the X is definately wicked cool.

  • yarrellray

    Good luck HTC we on Verizon are doing pretty well on this day especially us GALAXY NEXUS OWNERS. Meanwhile when CTIA comes on MAY 6th expect some great devices that will make it to Verizon by June/August. Plus with the GALAXY JOURNAL packing Ice cream arriving in June we will be fine as far as i can see. Verizon will have the GALAXY NEXUS TABLET as well as the unreleased GALAXY S3 which will be announced at a private event held by Samsung coming soon. Basically Verizon will be fine in the coming months with it’s upcoming devices just be patient. Meanwhile today as of typing this from my swipe filled sexy GNEX nobody has better devices than Verizon.

    • CORYK333

      Oh god, not you again. Your like a fast spreading disease, first Android&Me wanking off to your EVO, then AndroidCentral, now DL with the Gnex. But hey, at least you & Tim242 will get along quite well here.


    and not gona lie… all these “commercials” just show the camera and beats audio.. i get it.. there great.. but i definately get by with my gnex and my beats sound just fine without the “enhancements” so.. yea… not convinced yet either.. and no difference in the phones in my opinion except maybe 1 or 2 minor specs like one s has no nfc… etc…


    and i assume they copied the gnex’ pins for a beats dock.. hmmm. real nice htc.. i guess.. except ill stick with my gnex and get my updates first. I don’t need sense anymore. I learned. But if i had money i’d buy it as my second phone to play with..

    • CORYK333

      Ha, hope your being sarcastic bc HTC started the pins/dock design with the Nexus1 & the MyTouch line.

  • Chris Sandoval

    After my thunderbolt, I’m not going back to HTC for a very long while. Samsung is #1 right now. Galaxy S3.

  • Tim242

    HaHa @ all of these people that were hosting about quad core this and companion core that

  • kselby

    I noticed that the One X ad was the only one that barely showed the camera on the back. The only time that you could see it was in the end when it flashed by for a split second. They are obviously trying to hide the hideous looking camera on the back of the phone that ruins the phone. Design is important to me. Also, way to steal the Droid X name.

  • Please don’t cry about only dual cores in the US.
    Tegra 3 DOES NOT support LTE.
    Currently, only the Qualcom and Moto chips support LTE.
    Not even the Samsung chip support LTE, that’s why the Note in the US has a Qualcom chip.

    • The S4 is better than the Tegra 3 so people in the US (like me) should be happy.

      • TC Infantino

        Is it better or is it comparably equal?  Also I thought the big thing about the Tegra 3 was that extra 5th low power core that would really extend the battery while letting the phone perform less strenuous tasks.

    • No one here has ATT anyway so it doesn’t matter.

  • Plastic

    The beginning of one v reminds me of the sims.

  • Larizard

    So whatever happened to the countdown in the HTC facebook page? What did “3”, “2”, and “1” say?

  • so basically if you dont get the one x your pretty much stupid… or am i missing something? 

    • feztheforeigner

      I would argue if you get anything other than the Galaxy nexus “your pretty much stupid…”

      • TC Infantino

        ….And your kinda a douchebag for saying ‘if you want any phone other than the one I think is best you are stupid” 

    • galaxynexusprime

      If you want the same old, boring Sense, than sure, go for it. 

      If you don’t want the beautiful OS that is Stock Ice Cream, than your’e stupid. 

  • The only reason I’m mad at kellex for posting this “non droid non verizon” news is because I can’t get this phone “/…

    • Dude

       Each video is saying the exact same thing for each phone (?) Is it the same phone with just different designs?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Yeah, why is this here? I hate it when stories on known non VZW phones get posted. Why?

      • Matt

        This is not a VZW blog. It’s a DROID blog.

        • A DROID blog correct with HEAVY Verizon influence 😀 

  • HTC is Love!

    I feel like this is HTC kind of thumbing their nose at Verizon for when the DInc1 phone came out what little promotion they did, but they (Verizon) jumped full into things like DX1.  I think that HTC is an awesome quality product.  I’ve had my DInc1 since it hit the Verizon store.  This may make me make a change when my contract comes up in a couple weeks. On the other hand AT&T LGE network is so far behind that I have to go with a Moto…

    • feztheforeigner

      HTC did some great things for Android (G1, Nexus One, Evo 4G) but as of late they haven’t had anything spectacular like they used to.

      The One X may be amazing, but nearly to the extent that HTC used to pull out all the time…

      • HTC is Love!

        True that Fez, but here’s the deal they have launched ever carriers first 4G LTE phone.  Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile? all with a kickstand that no one else had at the time or probably does.  When I think of next to Apple build quality I think of HTC and Samsung but I think of HTC a little more because they update their products.  I just feel that Verizon hasn’t really done enough to help HTC sell their phones.  The DInc1 was the first real “Super Phone”.  They hardly did any promotion for it.  I just feel like HTC probably said hey we’ll take our superior products over there where were appreciated.  I think in my lifetime I’ve seen more ads for the MyTouch 4G from T-Mobile than any other HTC phone, or those EVO 4G 3D’s.  I just think that Verizon owed HTC a little more.  

        Regardless I’m sure I’ll stick with Big Red and many others too for one reason for probably most of us unlimited data.  

        In the words of the All Mighty Google “Don’t be evil”

        • feztheforeigner

          The Nexus One was the first super phone, no one uses kick stands anymore, and my Galaxy Nexus obviously gets updates much more quickly than any HTC phone.

          • Justin

            How many update have you had already? I’m pretty sure I’ve only had one on my Gnex

          • feztheforeigner

            There isn’t a new version of android yet. It already ships with the newest software available.

          • Justin

            Shipped with 4.0 or 4.0.1 and shortly after release got updated to 4.0.2 (current)

          • feztheforeigner

            I don’t consider that to be of a substantial update: which is probably why they didn’t release it.

            I’m happily running 4.0.4 on my Galaxy Nexus btw…

          • Justin

            Oh are you rooted? I’m stock still

          • feztheforeigner

            I am rooted but I didn’t have to be to get the update. Its a simple flashing of a zip.

            You really should root btw…

          • Smeckle

            I have the VZW case/kickstand on my GNex and I use it every day at work to set my phone in front of me next to my monitor.

          • Justin

            I had that case for a couple weeks but ended up reverting to an Otterbox Commuter. The kickstand case didn’t offer enough coverage/protection.

            Imagine an Otterbox with a metal kickstand. Ohhhh what a dream come true…

          • Smeckle

            Yeah, I’m one of the lucky ones that has pretty steady hands and doesn’t normally drop phones. The only reason I bought the VZW case was because I cannot do the phone-in-pocket; I’ve carried my last three phones on my waist and I love it there completely out of the way of everything else and this was the only option I saw for that at the time. This is the first case I’ve ever even owned. The kickstand was a plus that I actually use quite a lot now.

          • Justin

            Yeah I loved being able to carry it on my belt, although after just a couple weeks of use either the soft-rubber started losing its traction or the holster loosened up. I’d be out, look down to grab my phone and notice literally half of my Gnex was popping out the side about to fall out lol. That was about the time I went for the Gnex.

            Definitely miss the kickstand though.

          • Justin

            “That was about the time I went for the [Otterbox (not Gnex)].” lol my bad

          • Smeckle

            Haven’t had that problem yet, and I’m hoping I never do. I went from a magnetic holster for my EnV2 that worked awesome to a velcro holster for my D1 that was a total POS that I should have dumped long ago and never did (my D1 fell out every time I ran or jumped…thank you, Gorilla Glass) to this holster/kickstand case for my GNex. So far I’m very happy with it with ONE exception, and that’s that even with the way the rubber sides stick out slightly above the screen, the holster still puts little scratches in the screen protector when I slide the phone in and out. Nothing horrendous, but if you look up closer you can see them.

            Edit: actually, the other alternative would have been a magnetic case that VZW also had for the GNex. I totally would have gotten that except I saw that they can sometimes trigger car mode and sure enough, when I crammed my D1 into my old magnetic case to test it, car mode activated.

    • chris125

       Verizon did a ton of prmoting the inc. I mean they had commercials on all the time for the inc and that was one of their first really high end spec wise( at the time)

  • 4n1m4L

    3 identical commercials, with different music, for 3 slightly different phones. well at least they aren’t spreading themselves thin…

    • feztheforeigner

      These are not slightly different phones. Each one has a very different price with very different specs. For example the One X is the only one with a quad-core processor which I would say is a pretty big deal.

      Still, nothing compare to the Galaxy Nexus

      • Tim242

        No quad core for the US version haha

        • feztheforeigner

          True. Sadly and oddly there is no quad for us Americans…

          • Tim242

            Tegra chips are not LTE compatible.

          • feztheforeigner

            Is that it? You would think Nvidia would get that right, its a pretty big deal…

          • Binglut9

            But the s4 is the better chip anyway so I don’t think anyone minds

          • Tim242

            Uhhh yeah…OK. I love when fanboys rationalize.

          • CORYK333

            There he is, at it again. Pot, meet kettle….you guys have so much in common.

          • feztheforeigner

            You are either ignorant or just plain stupid.

            I can’t decide which…maybe both…

  • CaptainHowdy13

    HTC  is making some nice looking devices. Gotta say the current best look is the Nokia 800 though.

    • feztheforeigner

      You know that’s WP7 and therefore irrelevant right?

      • kselby

        Definitely not irrelevant at all. If anything, I feel like the Android phone makers should learn from the Nokia phones. They make some sleek designs.

  • George264

    If only…if only.. HTC One X+S came to Verizon, I won’t drop contract on Rezound and get it immediately… Oh wait. It’s gonna have LTE and not have Tegra 3…………….eh. Pass.

  • I like how on the last video they claimed best in low light situations for the camera, but they showed the same skiing shot from previous videos and desaturated the video and made a curves adjustment.

  • tastefully

  • Michael_NM

    What happens when an EVO sleeps with a Nexus S?

  • VerizonsSelectionSucks

    Going to try to be nice about this…..

    This is (officially) neither Droid news nor Verizon news.

    So… why is it HERE?

    • Ace

      I think it’s clear this blog has morphed into an Android blog, not a Droid-only blog. I personally love and applaud it. I come here for Android news before anywhere else. I’ve noticed on MANY occasions lately that Engadget picks up Kellex’s articles 6 hours later. Why wait?

      • Michael_NM

        Eh hmm. Why read that other blog? All the useful phone news I’ve needed in the last 2 years has been here.

    • Michael_NM

      Because Dr. Droid wants it here. It’s his blog, he gets to decide whatever he’d like to post. That’s why.

    • Kelson Sebring

      Yeah, how dare the guy who writes articles for us decide to put something not strictly Verizon related. I can see how you should be upset, as you are being forced to read it and all.

    • Greg

      Versions of these phone will come to Verizon. I want to know what to expect from HTC this summer, so this is totally relevant. Engaget is reporting that the OneX coming to that states will support LTE and use the S4 processor. So happy to hear it will be using a S4 which from my view owns the Tegra 3!

      • GNEX(MOTOX)

        ur thinking of the S5 right? thats qualcomm’s quad core… the S4 is in the rezound.. its a 1.5 ghz dual core that can use lte.. nvdidia’s aren’t lte compatible yet.. and you don’t know if there coming yet.. maybe in diff versions but at the moment its going to att…

  • Michael_NM

    I do, when I see the bill, feel like ditching VZ. However, not for an HTC phone, and not until another network can match VZ’s coverage where I use it.

  • HTCs are so sexy I feel like a pervert whenever I look at One.

    • -= )v(urphy =-

      :: crickets chirping ::

  • chris125

    Too bad this won’t come to verizon….

  • which one these are coming to VZ

    • Binks2001

      None of them, according to the announcement.

  • Otto

    Ze pearl is in ze river….

  • Dan

    I loved my HTC incredible, rockin the galaxy nexus now

    • palomosan

      I loved my Dinc, I kind of loved my Tbolt, nothing compares to my Gnex…stock is beautiful.

      • Matt

        I like sense. Whats the advantage of stock besides updates?

    • Robosensual

      DITTO! Just upgraded but I carry my Incred around still because he’s been my “friend” for so long.  Its like he’s my Chewy – I can’t just leave him behind because some new kids shows up with the Force.