HTC One X or HTC One S?
HTC’s current flagship is the One X, but it’s rather expensive, so it’s not affordable for everyone. What do people usually do when they like a certain brand and want their phone but can’t afford it? In such a situation it’s quite logical to look for other handsets with identical features that will cost less. Fortunately, HTC has a weaker version of the One X called the One S. There are not many differences between these handsets, but they are designed for quite different groups of users. So let’s see which group you belong to.
The HTC One X (non-American model) comes in a unibody design, which means it sports an irremovable battery, and most of its parts can’t be removed. On the whole, this phone sports a minimalist design, which has been accepted by users warmly. As to the features, the One X is one of the most powerful Android phones, and if the Samsung Galaxy S3 weren’t so sexy, I’d call it the coolest Android smartphone on the market. Anyway, the HTC One X features a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 touchscreen at 720×1280 pixel resolution, a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage with no ability to be expanded via microSD card, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP frontal camera, and it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 and Beats Audio.
For all these features you will have to pay £490 ($780). The price is rather high, so you must have been collecting money for a long time to get it.
The One S looks even more attractive than the One X, as the company has tried to deviate from its standard-looking handsets and provide something new. This handset comes in unibody design as well, but unlike its sibling, this one has a small area on the back that can be removed. This One series handset with S letter comes with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen, a dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz Krait processor, 16GB of native storage, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, a VGA camera on the front, and this one runs Android 4.0 ICS as well.
This phone is launched at a lower price, €519 ($700), and it’ll be given you for free if you get it on contract.
So which of these phones deserves your money?