By Pooja Drubra | Aug 04, 2012 10:00 AM EDT
It seems HTC is making bigger plans to make their all new HTC One X sell like hot cakes. With competitors like Apple and Samsung overshadowing HTC, the company is looking at ways to make its presence felt. Recently, AT&T announced the reduction of HTC One X price to $99 on a two-year contract, a deal clincher perhaps.
Good news for HTC fans that, especially with the company witnessing a slump in sales, courtesy HTC One X glitches. What's more, Radio Shack (in addition to the $99 HTC One X deal) is planning to offer a $50 discount on any Android smartphone that's priced at $100 and above. The smartphones in this category include the HTC Evo 4G LTE.
The HTC One X packs a punch with its 4.7-inch 720p high-definition display and weighs only 130gms. The Gorilla Glass screen is scratch resistant and durable and the phone touts the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform. The device also has 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front facing cameras. The phone packs either a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (global version) or a 1.5GHz dual-core chip (LTE version for U.S.).
Besides Galaxy S3, the HTC One X is the only smartphone available on the AT&T network that sports a massive display. Moreover, HTC is also planning to introduce the all new Android Jelly Bean in the HTC One X.
Recently, IDC reported that "Samsung topped the 50 million-unit mark and reached a new quarterly smartphone shipment record in a single quarter, adding that it remains to be seen how it will compete against a new iPhone later this year. HTC's relatively strong performance in the Asia/Pacific region allowed it to climb back up the rank order, as did the correction of its channel inventory issues. The company's streamlined portfolio means future share gains will be predicated upon the success of its One products."
Pros and Cons of HTC One X
The offer by AT&T is certainly irresistible. However, there's a few things to consider ore you decide to buy:
• HTC One X's display is 0.1-inch smaller than Samsung Galaxy S3's display but the former overshadows the latter with its brighter display and crisper image quality. The touchscreen is also smooth to operate.
• The phone features 1GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage, which is less when compared to Galaxy S3, which boasts of 2GB RAM and 16/32/64GB of storage as well as a microSD card slot, which allows storage expansion up to 64GB. HTC One X doesn’t have any expansion slot option.
• HTC One X lacks behind in terms of front-facing camera, which is merely 1.3-megapixel whereas in Galaxy S3 the same is 1.9-megapixel.
• There are also some Wi-Fi connectivity problems with HTC One X.
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