In this article, we take a closer look at both of the HTC One devices and how they compare to each other. We compare them to each other and look at what’s new before comparing the HTC One X to the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Finally, we look at how you can use HTC’s new devices on giffgaff.
HTC’s “One” Family of Smartphones: HTC One X and HTC One S
Both the HTC One X and the HTC One S are being positioned as high-end devices by HTC. The HTC One X focuses on providing high power top-of-the-range specifications such as a quad-core processor and a large 4.7-inch display whereas the HTC One S focuses providing a more compact and fashionable design. To this regard, the HTC One S features a 4.3-inch organic LED display (providing richer colours than the LCD display on the HTC One X) and an aluminium unibody design which is toughened using a micro arc oxidation process.
Aside from the differences in the design philosophy of the two devices, both devices share many similar characteristics. They both run on the latest version of Google’s operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich meaning you’ll have access to 400,000+ apps from the Google Play application store.
In terms of deciding between the two devices, the key differences are in the size and form factor of the devices and the on-board processing power. The HTC One S is also approximately £60 cheaper than the HTC One X.
HTC One X: Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II & Apple iPhone 4S
As HTC’s flagship Android device for 2012, the HTC One X will inevitably be compared to other flagship devices which are currently on the market including Samsung’s Galaxy S II and Apple’s iPhone 4S.
In terms of raw specifications, the HTC One X leads the pack with the fastest processor, the largest and highest resolution display, the latest software and the largest battery capacity. The HTC One X’s 1.5GHz quad-core processor should ensure that the device runs super-smooth even when multitasking and the 4.7-inch high definition display should ensure that photos and videos look super-sharp on the display. At 312 pixels per inch (312ppi), the display on the HTC One X almost matches Apple’s iPhone 4S “Retina Display” (326ppi) in terms of pixel density whilst being almost twice as large as the iPhone 4S’ 3.5-inch display. The larger display gives extra room for viewing your content but could also make the device uncomfortably large if you’re used to a smaller phone. Some consumers may also prefer the One S or the Galaxy S II for its organic LED display. Organic LED displays tend to offer richer colours and lower power consumption compared to LCD displays.
With the release of the HTC One X, the ball is now firmly in the court of Apple and Samsung. Both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 5 are expected to be released in the coming months with both phones needing to come up with something impressive to match HTC’s efforts.
In this article, we’ve looked at the HTC One X, the HTC One S and how they both compare to top smartphones such as the Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S.
What are your thoughts on HTC’s new devices and their revamped Sense 4.0 user interface? Will you be buying one of the new devices or are you planning to wait for the announcement of the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5? Is processing power or design more important to you in a smartphone? Drop us a comment below: we’d love to hear from you!