This little white box greeted me when I arrived home this afternoon. I knew HTC Philippines was sending us something but I didn’t not expect it will arrive looking unconspicuously as this. Check out our unboxing photos of HTC One X after the break.
The box of the HTC One X is relatively small and conservative considering the size of the phone. It’s almost the same size as the iPhone 4S considering that one is just 3.5″.
The handset’s pristine white color is evident right out of the box — the angelic-white, polycabonate body against a huge, curved and dark edge-to-edge display gives it that gorgeous, heavenly look.
The HTC One line-up (minus the One S) was officially launched in the Philippines a couple of weeks ago. It’s also been sold in stores since then (some with the Beats earphones, some with just a stock HTC earphones).
You can read about our first impression of the One X here.
One of the things that got me interested with the One X is the built-in camera. Some of the earlier photos that pitted it against the Nokia 808 Pureview showed great promise. Historically, HTC handsets don’t carry really great rear cameras so the One X should change that perception.
I’ve ran a number of early benchmarks on the handset and so far the numbers are very impressive. Will not share it until the final review as I am seeing some more firmware updates that are coming up which might change the performance afterwards.
The combination of Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0 UI can still be a bit confusing if you’re coming from Gingerbread (or even from the stock ICS alone) but a few hours of tinkering might help to get you more comfortable with the user interface.
So far, the HTC One X has one of the most impressive specs in the local market (at least on paper).
HTC One X specs:
4.7â€³ Super LCD 2 display @ 720Ã—1280 pixels @ 312ppi
1.5GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor
32GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP autofocus rear camera, 1080p
1.3MP front-facing camera, 720p
GPS w/ aGPS support
1800mAh Li-Polymer battery
Android 4.0 ICS
134.4 x 68.9 x 8.9mm
The suggested retail price of the One X is Php32,990 — almost the same price range as the previous HT Sensation line-up from last year. Since this is the first and only quad-core Android smartphone available locally, we could not make any relative comparison against other handsets.
Interestingly, the Asus Transformer Prime tablet which runs the same processor is also priced at Php32,995.
More on this once we get acquainted with the One X and share with you our full review. I’m not sure if HTC Philippines will also allow us to do that scary drop test they showed during the launch but we’d be glad if they said yes.