HTC stimulates Sense with snap-happy One series
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HTC has brought a fresh dollop of Sense to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012, with the HTC One series, a collection of premium smartphones focused on audio and camera capabilities.
Top dog of the bunch is the HTC One X, a handset built into a polycarbonate unibody with the mighty five-core 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The One X includes a 4.7in, 1280 x 720 display and 4G functionality.
Next up is the HTC One S, which comes packing a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The One S comes with a 4.3in display and a thin 7.9mm body, which apparently makes it the company's thinnest mobile yet.
HTC is touting the phone's two choices of finish, with an ultra-matte black ceramic metal surface - said to be four times harder than anodised aluminium - and a patented light-to-dark gradient fade for those who prefer style to durability.
All models in the range combine Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the company's latest UI refresh, HTC Sense 4. This includes a new photography suite, HTC ImageSense, as well as audio enhancements through Beats incorporation and an integrated Dropbox feature.
The One Series promises super-fast snapping capabilities with separate photo and video capture buttons. Photographers can take shots within 0.7 seconds and focus in just 0.2 seconds, while the f/2.0 lens found on the HTC One X and One S is geared up for adverse conditions such as low light, no light and bright backlighting.
The HTC One series rolls out from April, although prices and availability are as yet unannounced. ®
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It DOES feel solid as a rock. I was at the HTC Elevate Meet-Up in Barcelona and got an early play with the One series while I was there. They are every inch OUTSTANDING in quality, feel, weight and performance.
"patented light-to-dark gradient fade"
How is it remotely possible to patent a colour scheme??? And even if it's a typo and should read 'trademarked', how is it remotely possible to trademark a colour scheme with gazillions of prior uses???
There is only one killer app that will make me upgrade my Desire:
LONGER BATTERY LIFE.
I couldn't give a toss about shaving a couple of mm off the thickness, fill that space with lovely battery and let me get more than a working day of intermittent usage (YMMV).
I still think if you're buying a phone based on specs like processor speed and number of cores you're doing something wrong. It's the experience of using it that really matters.