Indulge in your mobile desires with the HTC One X
Some people really try to piss you off and bruise your ego. But — well — here’s something I looked forward to that would make me forget all about those pea-brains. Honestly, when this was announced, I had high expectations for it.
And it’s all good the HTC One X didn’t disappoint me.
For starters — and even before the review unit got into my hands — I already saw the white variant with my colleague (turning me red — yeah, not green — with envy) and, mind you, the colour-and-sleek-shape combo is really luscious. Kinda reminds you of an oversized-but-slim version of another HTC hit, the Desire S.
You’ll be happy to know that it comes packed with the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android and a really generous 32GB of internal storage, making up for the lack of a microSD card slot. Browsing around, there are two kinds of processors that come with it: a 1.5GHz quad-core, which is the standard one for anywhere in the world, or a 1.5GHz dual-core LTE version for the US and some other specific countries. How lucky would you be if you were somewhere with LTE?
Anyway, its 4.7”, 1280x720 HD Gorilla Glass screen will display everything as you want it to, and it’s pretty fast. And I know exactly what you’re thinking now: yep, it has an 8MP camera with HTC’s ImageSense and ImageChip, which starts up in less than a second, lets you take burst shots until you let the button go and allows you to capture a shot while recording an HD video — without worrying about lighting conditions. And did I forget to mention that it comes with Beats Audio?
Alas, with this really fun phone, I started to drift away once again, trying to forget anything annoying me. Oh, you were wondering about that pissed-off thing I mentioned earlier? Oh nothing… some people just try to make you believe in something, even though it’s obviously not true.
In short, go back to something
DANCE CENTRAL 3 FOR THE XBOX — Okay, I love Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures, but not when my septuagenarian mother beats the crap out of me in bowling or Space Bubbles. Let’s see how she fares against me in this one. Out on October 19.
NOKIA ASHA — In case you still haven’t heard, I’m happy to say that Nokia has launched its new Asha Touch 305 and 306 (pictured) handsets. And if up to 90 per cent savings on mobile data costs aren’t a good-enough come-on for you, I guess saying that it works great and it’s really affordable will.
GIGASET A120/A220 —
“Attractively priced… powerful entry-level model” is how they describe it. Best of all — coming from Gigaset — they work really well, thanks to its ease-of-use and wide range of features.