HTC introduced three new smartphones at Mobile World Congress this week. They are all part of the One suite: One S, One X and One V. All are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and the new Sense 4.0 user interface.
HTC One S is a 4.3-inch device with an aluminium toughened material design for its unibody. It happens to be the thinnest model HTC has ever made (7.6 mm thick). The display is a qHD Super AMOLED type and supports 960 x 540 resolution. The One S comes with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 UI, and it features a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera.
The camera has an f/2.0 lens and a backside-illuminated sensor, to take advantage of the new ImageSense technology that HTC announced at MWC 2012. Unfortunately, the phone lacks microSD support, like iPhones, but it does support Beats Audio, just like the whole One suite of smartphones.
HTC One S is an average smartphone, as it meets the expectations of today’s requirements: good camera, fair processing power, thin and quality design and software enhancements.
The HTC One X was leaked prior to its introduction at MWC 2012, so you may have already seen it. It’s one of the most powerful Android device that HTC has ever made because it comes loaded with a 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In addition, the 4.7-inch device features a gorgeous 720p Super LCD 2 display, one of the brightest and more crisp displays on the market.
The One X is thicker than the One S at 9.7 mm, and it’s made of polycarbonate material. There’s an 8 megapixel camera on the back with the same f/2.0 lens and sensor as the One S smartphone. Also like the One S, the One X does not come with microSD card support, however, it does offer a 32 Gb internal memory and 25 Gb of free Dropbox storage. Oh, and not to forget: Beats Audio enhances the audio experience of this phone, and 3D Gorilla Glass covers it to make it invincible.
There is also an LTE version of the One X smartphone, called One XL, which comes with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The rest of the features are the same as the One X device.
If you’re looking to stay trendy, the One X and One XL are two mobile devices you should consider buying. The One X delivers blazing fast processing power through a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, while the One XL features LTE, which will make you experience the best Internet speed you could get on a mobile device.
The third smartphone from the One suite is the One V. Compared with One S and One V, this is the weakest phone in the suite. It’s smaller, with a 3.7-inch WVGA LCD display and its form side it’s similar with HTC Legend.
The HTC One V features a 1 GHz single core processor and 512 Mb of RAM, but still can handle Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Unfortunately, the phone isn’t capable of running the new Sense 4.0 user interface. Instead, it’s running Sense 3.6. It comes with a 5 megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens on the back, but no front facing camera.
If the first two phones were targeting the average and the tech addict user, then the One V targets users that don’t care about having the latest mobile devices. This is a device good enough to satisfy the basic needs: Internet, Apps, Photos/Videos and so on. The One V should be priced the lowest, compared with the One S and One X phones.
Only the One S and One X will make some noise on the market. Let’s not forget that these devices are featuring Beats audio, 25 Gb of free Dropbox online storage (2 years), cameras with f/2.0 lens, and new versions of Sense UI.