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HTC One X unboxed, in the flesh

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.

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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:
4.7″ Super LCD 2 display @ 720×1280 pixels @ 312ppi
1.5GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor
32GB internal storage
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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41 Responses

  1. Bryan says:

    Wooooww! eto pinagpipilian ko eh. Onex X, Motorola Razr, Iphone or yung Sony Xperia S. 32k? hmmm Mahal nyan considering kimstore is offering it at 35k but hey it have a solo beats with it i think its lower w/o the beats. hmmm.. I saw it in memoxpress the other day i fell inlove. magkatabi pa sila ng sensation XL. hmm. Got to think about it. Parang ayaw ko na ng blackberry. hehehe. huli sa aps eh..

    • Neil says:

      As far as I know HTC devices from now on, including flagships, will not come with Beats(TM) headphones na. So I am thinking na it’s either that store just opted to include some of their stocks with the unit. Ingat-ingat nalang sa mga offers na ganyan, baka yung iba fake pa. :)

    • Marcelino says:

      Dude, go with the 4S na lang. Worth it. The ultimate all-in-one device. The OS, music player, audio quality, the flare…name it.

      Pag na lumabas na ang Galaxy S3 next week, taob na naman ang HTC. You might want to wait for the S3 too.

      As with the Xperia S and Droid Razr–if you want better performance plus a great camera, go with the Xperia S. If you want a head-turner/killer looks, you definitely have to go with the Razr. Though disappointing ang camera niya.

      Hope I helped :)

      Nahirapan din ako mag-decide before. But I chose iPhone 4S. :)

    • Bryan says:

      Sabagay uu nga madami fake ngaun nun. Hmmm.. Motorola kasi ang prob lang is after sales support. Its actually between this or iphone 4s or perhaps the new iphone. Got my iphone stolen last 2009. Sa Sept pa naman end ng contract ko so sigurp ill wait first. I’m also keeping a watchful eye on SGIII. hmmm.. thanks for the advice!

    • aze says:

      Depende na sayo yan bro. kahit Ng iphone 4s may mga shortcomings. so dapat iconsider mo ang overall experience, remember iphone has a relatively small screen. btw i saw a one x in multiply just sold for 28k. pwede na diba?

    • ronsterrr says:

      @bryan, sa september mag end ang contract mo? by then, tipong 2 months na lang release na ng iphone 5. so it will probably be better to hold off. who knows what apple is cooking with their next iphone? they were conservative with the 4s. i’m using a 4s and i have no regrets. when the next iteration comes out, baka mag upgrade na din ako agad.

  2. zigbien says:

    i’ll pass, better buy a nikon dslr camera with the same price ^_^

  3. Ryan says:

    I got mine last weekend. Liking the speed and screen. Batt life maxes out around 15hrs for me with 3G on always-on. Coming from the Sensation on ICS, the rerouted controls can get confusing. Some shortcuts I’m used with have been moved hehe

  4. robchongke says:

    yun bang ilalabas dito sa pinas e ayos na ang screen? wala na yung flickering at yung iba pang problema?

  5. Enya says:

    My very first HTC was HD2. Since then nagka trauma ako sa HTC! This one seems to be a redeemer though.

    • HD2 says:

      Bakit ka naman na-trauma? I had the HD2 as well, and also previous HTC phones before then. Never ako nagka-problema. I’m using HTC Sensation right now for the simple reason that I wanted to upgrade to dual-core. Baka hindi ka lang marunong gumamit, bro?

    • Enya says:

      ^ If you’ve ever used a Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, & iPad2, it goes without saying how horrendous an HD2 experience is!

  6. Kermy says:

    26.9k lang to sa widget city

  7. Ang mahal naman n’yan. Grabe, ano kaya feeling na merong kang dalang 32k na gadget pag pumupunta ka sa work :)

  8. thepaper says:

    eto sana yung bibilhin ko, ganda kasi ng specs… kaso ang mahal eh. kaya xperia s na lang binili ko. naisip ko din na di ko naman kelangan ng quad-core na smartphone.

  9. Danny says:

    Nokia N808 na lang antayin ko sa May.

  10. duke_06 says:

    I’d better buy Asus Transformer Prime. Although wala syang 3G capabilities (And I believe di na raw sila magrerelease ng ganon), I can use it for my studies and intensive gaming because of its speedy processor and sophisticated graphics… =)

  11. Twix says:

    Nevermind the drop test. Battery test na lang please…? :)

  12. ferdieromero says:

    I bought this phone two weeks ago and the first unit I got had the flickering display issue so I immediately returned it and was able to have a replacement. The second unit I had does not have the flickering display issue but I discovered a bug when mail xchange is synced on the phone. Bluetooth and FM radio are not able to turn on. I informed HTC and few days after an OTA update came (1.28.707.10) which fixed the issue.

  13. ed says:

    I really wanted to get this phone but reports of the screen issues made me wait. I hope they fix it soon.

  14. bel says:

    mas ok pa din Iphone 4s sa user experience. Galing ako sa Samsung Galaxy S2 pero iba talaga ang sharpness ng retina display. Although rich and mas may depth ang colors ng S2. Pero pagdating sa apps, I think Apple still leads it by far. I know Iphone 5 will be coming. But I have no regrets getting the 4s. I won’t get the Iphone 5 bka may mga problem pa. I’ll get the next iteration after that.

  15. zeron0ids says:

    Great Phone indeed!!!

    I just bought my HTC xe a couple of months ago kaya pass muna ako sa phone na to… maybe ung next flagship phone ng HTC after nito…

  16. kaboom says:

    wait for the Nokia Lumia 900. Already getting titles as the best smartphone in the market. Same price also i think

  17. sammy says:

    Wa kwenta mga bro, nagch-chip yung ceramic coating nito.

    • Marcelino says:

      The One X is made of polycarbonate plastic.

      I think you’re referring to One S.

  18. benedict says:

    The One X is a very good phone. It’s better than the 4S I should say, based from this review and my experience. If you are an Apple FanBoy go with something Apple made, but if you’re really into business or productivity, go with Android. Yes, the App Store has more apps than Google Play. But Google Play is now improving. For me: simplicity-iPhone, complexity-Android.

  19. bel says:

    enya, huwag kang pikon. ang pikon talo. everybody has its own opinion. Bakit ka apektado, simple lang naman e:


    • Marcelino says:

      Hahaha! Easy easy!

    • kamote says:

      if you dont have an iphone, matalino ka. apple products are for retards only na walang alam sa gadgets

    • Hazel says:

      “Their”, hindi “its”. Everybody has their own opinion.

      “Its” is the possessive form of “it”, which is attributed to lifeless objects, a plant, or an animal.

      Your iPhone should have auto-correct and a dictionary.

  20. Edwin says:

    Ang gagaling ng mga nagcocomment.. May SEO pa kasama.. hehe V :) Just Saying

  21. Enya says:

    Not enough reason to be pikon at all nor to have an iPhone! I have an iPad2 & iPod touch 4G. I also have a Galaxy Note! I like Apple as much as I admire Android! I just dont like people who doesnt know how to read and pay attention! Banat lang ng banat kahit wala sa lugar! Sheer stupidity…

  22. Zeke says:

    isa lang ang masasabi ko.. ampogi.. haha.. well.. i’m still waiting for SONY’s quad core.. sana malupet dn.. pro kung wla pa dn by the end of the year, mag HTC one x nlng ako.. anyways, SGS3 sucks, iphone 5, i know it sucks too.. pro sa price lng cguro.. :) haha..

  23. bel says:

    to enya: I think ikaw ang stupid.you owned a HTC HD2 and according to you na-trauma ka then how come you keep on defending HTC.

    May note ba na bawal mag-comment not related to the topic. wala naman di ba? ikaw ba ang may-ari ng site na ito. If not then you don’t have the right to tell somebody not to pose.

    Ikaw ang stupid!

    • Hazel says:

      It’s a given. Wherever you go, it will always be rude to butt in saying something not only boastful but also unrelated to the topic. Unless the subject of the conversation states that the topic is for people speaking about unrelated things (a.k.a. spam threads in a forum), then it is rude to do so.

      However, do note that in forums, posts in the Spam thread are merely for fun and do not add up to the user’s post counts. Why? Because what the user says simply does not contribute towards a fruitful and/or meaningful conversation.

      It’s not about owning the site. It’s about simple courtesy and common sense.

  24. bel says:

    To kamote:

    Hindi ibig sabihin you own an Iphone, wala ka ng alam sa gadget. Ikaw nga pangalan pa lang kamote na hahahahahaha!!!!!

  25. Enya says:

    To stupid bel: again, read & pay attention! But then again i should say twice is enough for a wise man. You never learn moron!

  26. chieboy says:

    htc one x or wait for next iphone upgrade?

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