The HTC One X was one of our favorite phones of the year so far and the company is looking to make it even better. The device above passed through the FCC today under the model number PM63100 which if rumors and benchmarks are believed to be true, will be the HTC One X+.
From the prior benchmarks we know that this device is running the newest quad-core Tegra 3 chipset clocked in at a crazy fast 1.7GHz. Throw in some LTE and the One X’s great SLCD2 screen and you will have one powerful phone, a device that will suck battery like none other. Unfortunately for Verizon owners, the LTE bands in this device indicate an AT&T release but who knows? If rumors are true and a 1080p phone from HTC is headed to Big Red, you won’t mind if you miss the One X+, will you?
Would you like to see this device on Verizon? Or the 5″ 1080p HTC device instead?
Apple is wrapping up their iPhone 5 announcement as I type this, but so that you can see how this new phone of theirs stacks up to the top dogs in Android, I thought a chart would be a good way to display it. As you can see, Android devices have been doing what the iPhone 5 introduced today, for months now. But truthfully, Android devices have moved in a completely separate direction and the iPhone is driving down its own path. Android phones are big, the iPhone remains smaller. Android enthusiasts care a lot about specs and seem to want OEMs to push the envelope, while Apple is more into fine tuning and making incremental updates. Comparing them is sort of silly, but that’s what we do in the tech world. And while a chart only tells one side of the story, the paper side, it’s still worth a look. (more…)
A new HTC ONE X ROM was released over the weekend at XDA, one that was significant because it was said to be based off of a new Sense 4.1 RUU. To this point, Sense 4.0 is the most current version of HTC’s custom Android skin, so naturally, we took this 4.1 ROM for a spin to look for changes. Without spoiling too much, I’ll just say that there aren’t many changes. However, this could be an early Sense 4.1 that doesn’t have all of the goodies that HTC plans to introduce or it wasn’t meant to be massive and is simply a performance enhancer. I’m thinking the latter. (more…)
HTC made a splash this year with the release of the One series lineup of phones. Combining great hardware with a toned-down Sense UI experience really sold well, and with the release of Jelly Bean, HTC promises that the One series will be seeing the update. In a short statement yesterday, the company said that they would be working to bring Android 4.1 to the One X, One XL and One S.
However, the Incredible 4G LTE that was released on Verizon just after the One series landed was not mentioned in the statement. We know that the Incredible was a bit of a different phone than the One series, but even still, we hope that buyers will get some tasty Jelly Bean action some time down the road.
The One series of phones started 2012 off so well for HTC that it’s no surprise the company is working on more devices to add to the portfolio. A benchmark of a mysterious device has hinted that they may be working on a sequel to the One X, one of our favorite Android phones. Over at the GLBenchmark site, a device goes by model number of PM63100 and the code name “evitareul” which the guys over at Pocketnow suspect has to do with the naming of the One X, which was originally called the Evita. (more…)
HTC apparently wasn’t ok with people calling the One X the best Android phone they’ve ever used; they saw more room for improvement. The above screenshot is from the rumored One XXL that takes the original and bumps the specs even more. Not to be out done by Samsung, this new phone will have the same 4.7″ LCD2 screen packed in, but will feature 2GB of RAM and a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor that will play friendly with LTE.
This sounds like an amazing bump in specs to a phone that already blew people’s minds when they purchased it. This certainly matches up with HTC’s promise to focus on high-end phones, the question is: is any of this rumor true? The One X only officially launched a few months ago so we don’t expect to be seeing this anytime soon, although that doesn’t mean we’re not excited.
The crew over at Spigen SGP, at least in my opinion, is producing some of the higher quality smartphone accessories you will find today that remain at a reasonable price point. The latest batch to hit our door step includes their Ultra Thin Air and Crumena cases for the HTC One X. At $19.99 and $29.99 respectively, they match up to competitors, but do they stand out enough to get you buy them? Let’s chat about ‘em. (more…)
According to documents obtained by shopping site PriceBaba (and assuming they are real), HTC wants its sales staff to know exactly why they believe the One X is better than Samsung’s new Galaxy SIII smartphone. Through a pamphlet or flipbook of sorts, HTC compares specs of each phone, but also tosses in some biased flair, which you would expect. Is the One X superior to the Galaxy SIII? If only there was a simple answer to that. What we want to talk about though, are some of the arguments that they use which made us giggle. (more…)