It’s been about a month since I have become a happy owner of the HTC One X. I just want to say that I felt taking a big chance purchasing this device. Let’s just say my love for Android wasn’t very strong. Having previously own the Samsung Captivate a year ago I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing. I think the big problem with the Captivate wasn’t the phone itself but Android 2.3 a.k.a Gingerbread. I found it wasn’t as refined as Apple iOS. But, today I have a new perspective on Android, thanks to the new version 4.0, a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich. yum-yum!!
The HTC One X runs Ice Cream Sandwich which is way way way better, smoother and more refined than any previous versions of Android I have ever tried. Plus, I really do love HTC’s tweaked UI called Sense. This is the first Android device I’ve owned that feels polished around the edge; both the hardware and software. Everything’s in its place. I don’t feel the need to root this phone or install a different mail or SMS client on there because everything feels right and is a pleasure to use.
I ain’t gonna go in details on every features here. Gizmodo, CNET and others have done that already. But, Some pros are: Picture quality is fantastic and camera functions are top notch. Screen is incredibly bright and beautiful. Fast and very stable. Cons: Keyboard auto-correction is not the best I’ve used. Gets a little warm while playing big games. That’s about it!
HTC has recently rolled out a software update which I installed. I had previously noticed that the phone didn’t seem to report the LTE reading of bars properly. Sometimes I would get only 1 or 2 bars but everything was super speedy anyways and never get more than 3 bars. Now, with the new update version 1.94.631.3 the LTE bars seems much more accurate. Downtown I easily get 5 bars now and didn’t before the update. Yay!
I don’t know about the Samsung Galaxy S III. I hear it’s amazing. But, I can guarantee you, the HTC One X does not disappoint. Best phone I’ve ever had…and this is coming from an Apple fanboy!