HTC launches the One range of smartphones
Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC is hoping to reignite interest in its Android-based smartphone range in 2012 through the launch of its latest family of handsets. The HTC One series is made up of a diverse selection of mobiles which all share HTC`s unique styling and its attention to detail when it comes to user interface. However, from a technical point of view there are some major differences which help to define each model, so it is necessary to examine and compare them in further detail.
HTC One X
The One X is the flagship entry into this range, introducing the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor to the table and taking full advantage of this extra power to offer users a 4.7 inch 720p HD display.
This extra screen space and higher resolution means that browsing websites, playing movies and interacting with apps has never been easier or more detailed on a smartphone.
While it may feature a big screen, at 8.9mm deep the HTC One X is by no means a bulky handset and is easily able to keep pace with its rivals from a design point of view thanks to this slender chassis.
HTC One S
If the One S had been launched this time last year it would have been the most powerful phone around, but its dual core 1.5GHz CPU is not entirely unusual on today`s market.
However, for most people a dual core chip will be more than powerful enough to meet their needs and the slick Sense 4.0 user interface which sits on top of Android 4.0 never feels laggy or unresponsive.
The One S is smaller than the One X due to its 4.3 inch display, but because it uses Super AMOLED technology it is able to offer a better viewing experience from the point of view of colour and contrast, if not size and pixel density.
HTC One V
Long time fans of HTC will notice that the One V`s protruding chin design harks back to the famous Hero handset which was originally launched three years ago.
This nostalgic and eye-catching design touch helps the One V to stand out in a market which is filled with generic-looking black oblongs.
The 3.7 inch display of the One V means that it is smaller than its stable mates, with a 480×800 resolution also giving it less detail to work with. However, on a more compact screen you will not notice the difference to any problematic degree.
A single core 1GHz processor is the least powerful of the bunch, but with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 both present and correct you will not feel like you are missing out on too much.
The HTC One V is essentially an updated version of the Desire which integrates Beats Audio technology like its more expensive siblings while keeping performance and price at a level which will be more widely attainable by a large audience who want affordable smartphones on pay monthly contracts.
With its One range, HTC have given us a phone to suit every pocket. At the high end sits its flagship handset, the One X, with its blazingly fast Tegra 3 quad core processor. It the mid range we have the dual core One S and at the budget end the One V. All three can hold there own in their respective markets and are a welcome addition to the 2012 phone line up.