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HTC One X and One S Review Round-Up

Image Credit: The Verge

HTC’s One Series represents an entirely new philosophy for the company. Gone is the overly complicated HTC Sense of the past, replaced with the newly streamlined Sense 4.0, and beautifully designed new hardware brings with it the promise of a smaller, more focused product line.

While we hope to provide our own thoughts on HTC’s One series soon, for now we offer you this convenient HTC One X and One S Review Round-up.

(Editor’s Note: these HTC One X reviews look at the international quad-core Tegra 3 version. AT&T in the U.S. will launch an LTE variant with a dual-core Snapdragon processor).


Chris Ziegler, The Verge
“…the One X isn’t just one of the best Android phones I’ve ever used — it’s one of the best mobile devices I’ve ever used, period. Seriously, HTC has done something pretty special with the One line, and I’m encouraged that Peter Chou and company appear to be back on the right track.”

Myriam Joire, Engadget
“There’s absolutely no doubt that the One X is a masterpiece of an Android device: it obliterates pretty much all of its competitors by giving even the mighty Galaxy Nexus a run for its money. HTC’s really crafted something special here, with a brilliant combination of branding, industrial design and user experience.”

Chris Davies, Slashgear
“The new flagship is distinctively designed and well constructed, has an admirable camera and a solid screen. The Tegra 3 chipset is capable of both speed and endurance depending on what’s demanded of it, particularly gaming and HD video, though the non-expandable storage could prove limiting if your connection isn’t up to streaming from cloud storage such as Dropbox.”

Matt Brian, The Next Web
“Having had just over a week to play with it, there is no doubt in my mind that HTC is back on form with the One X. It has a few minor annoyances (mainly software related) but it’s a supremely fast phone that gets the job done whilst looking good doing it.”

Phil Nickinson, Android Central
“Indeed, the HTC One X has set the bar high for this new generation of Android phones. That bar’s always going to inch higher as the year goes on. But for now, HTC’s back in the saddle and is riding high.”

Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
“With the HTC One X we were prepared not to be disappointed, but that isn’t the case. HTC’s attention to detail in design has created a device that looks great as well as being practical to use. Yes, it’s large, but it works as a large device and the display is fantastic.”

Todd Hasselton, TechnoBuffalo
“The HTC One X is without question the creme de la creme of Android phones right now. It’s the phone Android users have been waiting for. There wasn’t a single issue that I can think of that disappointed me.”

Vincent Nguyen, Android Community
“It’s too soon to say whether the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 will prove the One X’s undoing, but one thing is for sure: HTC has thrown down the gauntlet with its new flagship, and the One X sets the bar high.”


Image Credit: Engadget


Vlad Savov, The Verge
“Simultaneously one of the thinnest and most powerful phones on the market – but held back by HTC’s addiction to Sense.”

Mat Smith, Engadget
“With a tactile finish and enough power to go toe-to-toe with HTC’s quad-core entrant, it comes down to whether you’re willing to trade a technically weaker screen for a noticeable price difference and better battery life. It’s a decision we’d prefer not to make.”

Chris Davies, Slashgear
“The quadcore One X will gain the lion’s share of attention, yes, but the One S is the mainstream device that should go a long way to changing HTC’s fortunes in 2012.”

Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
“Though the HTC One S might find itself overshadowed by its quad-core endowed brother, the One X, this device has nothing to be ashamed of. It features a far more hand-friendly design, is available with a cool micro-arc oxidized aluminum body, and makes use of the exact same software and 8 megapixel camera as the X.”