HTC One X Has anyone got one of these, or had a chance to play with one? If so, what are you opinions?
I'm thinking of getting one. Am thinking of buying outright, because telstra are taking too long to get their 4G version in.
They look awesome - the reviews generally say a really good camera, plus other great features. Disappointing about no removable SD card, but considering I never use my current one I can't see it being a problem. Also, can anyone foresee problems with not having a removable battery? Again, I don't ever remove my current one except to get at the sim anyway, so I can't see it being a huge issue.
I like the look of it, but early adopters on Whirlpool have noted a number of quality control problems. Some people have gone through 3 or 4 handsets to get one that doesnt have some type of hardware fault .
Do not buy an HTC - they are shit. Get a Galaxy Nexus instead.
That is some lovely facts you have there Ticman. I have a HTC Desire HD and it works flawlessly since the day I bought it. I however am looking for a new phone now due to old technology and the need to upgrade.
What is the consensus on Windows 7 smartphones? Do they offer as much flexibility and value as a Android phone? I've been looking at the Nokia N9 and that seems to feature quite heavily but still missing some basic features.
Out of every single one I've owned it's always ended up being frustrating about 8-12 months after I bought it, starting with the XDA back in ~2002/2003 and ending with the Desire. Under spec (internal memory on Desire), lack of software updates (stuck on 2.2) and clunky sync software have put me off them fo' life.
Meanwhile in Samsung Galaxy Nexus land, everything is dreamy.
Came from an iPhone4 and really liking it so far. Getting used to using Android which I havent had before but the handset itself is very nice. Screen is awesome (though awesomeness means battery drain) and the camera is very fast and takes great snaps. Main reason I bought it rather than an SIII which would have been like $200 more anyway.
Very snappy, feels good in the hand and has a really loud speaker which coming from the iphone is much needed.
Not too fussed about the lack of uSD slot as I don't store music on my phone anyway.
So overall i'd give it 4.5/5.
Sparrow, yah, that's the worst part about it, It must have fallen on a very specific angle to shatter it the way it did. :(
But yah... the idea behind the missing SD slot is it's suppose to increase battery life and general peformance of the phone, and I was never fussed about a removable battery as I charge the mobile the moment I get home anyway.
I don't think I've ever taken the battery out of a recent smartphone that I've had or been in touch with. This is a hard choice, the HTC One X or the Nokia Lumia 900. Anyone have a Lumia 900 on here? Thoughts?
im using the S2 now. i hate Samsung software, i hate kies and most of all i hate having to connect my phone to the PC to update it.. i know with the latest updates you can now get over the Air updates but you still have to have a Samsung account.. WTF..
anyway back on topic, 2 guys at work got the One X on voda today, it is Awesome. its fast, very very smooth and the screen is really good. when the 4G version comes out on Telstra i will be buying one.
TufNuT - what do they think of the network? I hear it's even worse than Optus, but I'm curious how it is after their 'upgrade'?
to be honest, one guy has had some reception issue at his house but not at work (we are in Albion) the other hasn't had any issues, guy with problems lives on the north side, guy with no problems is on the southside (roachdale i think)
so kinda hard to say, ill grab the phone tomorrow and give it a bit of a "stress" test and get back to you.
AFAIK, Telstra will be only stocking the HTC ONE XL.
as far as i know the XL is the 4G version. i haven't seen a X that is compatible with the '4G' network
it should be coming out around 12th of June. also we have a few 4g usb dongle's at work, we get 50mbps down and 25up..
I'll just be waiting out for the S3, it's basically similar spec to the One X but coming from a S1, girlfriend and work phone being S2, a S3 replacement for my S1 during recontract seems to be the natural progression.
I've always moved away from samsung firmwares though. Stuck with cyanagen mods for the last 6 months i suppose. Never have any issues but after a month or two on the same rom i check out to see what else is happening with whatever is the latest rom.
Of course support got dropped for the SGS1 after a while so i had to move to various kang projects but that hasn't ended terribly either.
My brother has had trouble with HTC's but my boss has had luck with them. The One X is an impressive phone by all respects. Leading the next generation into place. But i'd rather take one with the same technology but maybe a little slower to market when it's made by a company i've had good dealings with.
If you're picking up a one x, make sure it's made in taiwan. The ones from china are the ones that people have said had some hardware issues.
I got one last week from Telechoice outright and just stuck my telstra sim in it. coming off my HTC desire, I'm loving it. I too waited to see what Samsung was showing with the S3 when it was announced, and to be honest, it looks pretty disappointing, feature and design wise.
Sense 4 is much less invasive on ICS and the phone runs so damn smooth, it's great! The photo/video capabilities are just as good as the marketing hype is around it. Try out the ICS+ browser, I think with the gestures it's my favourite one on there at the moment. I have had a look at the rom's available, but haven't got around to rooting it and putting one on yet. There is a cool kernal that has a feature called Sweep2Wake which will bring the phone out of standby mode by sweeping across the 3 capacitive buttons, rather than having to push the power button at the top. Check it out on XDA and youtube.
The One XL is the dual core international version. You can read a review of it on Engadget. It's the AT&T LTE version, so when Telstra brings it out next month it will do 4G. The downside is that it only has 16GB of internal memory, but on the other hand, the Dual Core processor Qualcomm processor runs faster, and has better battery life than the standard One X which is a 32GB, Quad Core Nvidia Tegra 3 system.
High Tech Company for life yo! Been keeping a very close eye on the Telstra business HTC 4g bundles in town lately - I've remained loyal to the 6600 or whatever with my 2730 for long enough - the joy of HD video is what I have been salivating over for a long while. Haha iRiver - I remember my roommate at the time mail ordering a 1gb storage card for it that cost $500ish for the card itself from overseas, back when the whole 'smartphone' jazz was still a niche market. :)