Difference between HTC One and HTC One X

Key Difference: HTC One was originally launched as the brand name for a series of Android phones by the company. Now, the company is launching a new phone, estimated to be released in March 2013, with the name HTC One. HTC One is expected to be superior compared to the One X in hardware design and software design. It also includes a unique camera implementation.

With the constant upgrade in technology these days, new models of smartphones as well as upgraded models of smartphones with new features are being constantly launched in the market. Smartphones have become a way of life for many people, allowing them to do anything and everything on the go. This includes typing up a document, chatting with friends, video conferencing, writing up reports, checking e-mails, etc. Taiwanese company, HTC Corporation is one of the key players in the market of smartphones and tablets.

HTC One was originally launched as the brand name for a series of Android phones by the company. These included HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC One V, etc. Now, the company is launching a new phone, estimated to be released in March 2013, with the name HTC One. The HTC One X was launched in May 2012. This often causes confusion as this phone is expected to be a successor to the One X. HTC One is expected to be superior compared to the One X in hardware design and software design. It also includes a unique camera implementation.

In terms of hardware and software, HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD3, with Full HD1080p, 468 PPI and corning gorilla glass 2. The HTC One comes with Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean that is upgradable to v4.2.2. The case is an all-aluminum frame with an antenna built into its backing. It includes a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB DDR2. The phone is available with non-expandable, 32 or 64GB internal capacity. It offers a 4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels primary camera with autofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor, along with a 2.1 MP, [email protected], HDR secondary camera. The main feature is the new pixilation system that is opted in the primary camera of the phone, which provides each pixel size of 2.0 µm and sensor size of 1/3'. The One also includes a new camera app known as ‘Zoe’, which records a short video alongside every photo taken and allows the resulting photos and videos to be automatically combined and synchronized with music to produce a multimedia presentation known as a Zoe. The One also offers a new feature on the home screen known as the BlinkFeed. This is a newsfeed that automatically upgrades every two hours if connected with a mobile service or more frequently when connected via WiFi. The BlinkFeed takes up the main home screen and cannot be removed, resulting in the home screen as not being as customizable as in the previous phones. The price of the phone has not yet been released.

In comparison HTC One X has lesser features such as 4.7-inch super LCD 2 with 1280 x 720 (HD, 720p) and Corning Gorilla Glass. The HTC comes with Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is upgradable to v4.1.1 Jelly Bean. When the HTC One X was launched it was the first phone to be offered with a quad-core processor among the HTC smart phones, making it the fastest HTC phone to date. It includes a 1.5 GHz, quad-core (global version) and 1.5 GHz, dual-core LTE version (USA and selected countries) along with ULP GeForce GPU and 1GB RAM. The phone is offered with non-expandable, 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity. It offers an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor, along with a 1.3 megapixe’, 720p secondary camera.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC One

HTC One X

Launch Date

Expected release March 2013

May 2012

Company

HTC Corporation

HTC Corporation

Size

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm

134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm

Display

4.7 inch Super LCD3

4.7-inch super LCD 2

Screen

1080p, 468 PPI (Full HD)

1280 x 720 (HD, 720p)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

143g

130 grams with battery

2G Network

HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

GUI

HTC Sense 5

HTC Sense 4.0

CPU speed

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

1.5 GHz, quad-core (global version); 1.5 GHz, dual-core LTE version (USA and selected countries)

GPU

Adreno 320

ULP GeForce

OS

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

Nvidia Tegra 3

RAM

2 GB DDR2

1GB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32/64 GB

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.

Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0.

Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE

GPRS, EDGE

Speed

HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled

Bluetooth with aptX™ enabled (Bluetooth® 4.0)

USB

micro-USB 2.0.

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3', Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2 F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens

8 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor. F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, [email protected], HDR

1.3 MP, 720p

Video

[email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

1080p HD video recording, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

Camera Features

Continuous shooting and VideoPic, Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback, HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share

Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot.

Capture a photo in the midst of recording HD video, Dedicated imaging chip, Continuous shooting mode, captures multiple snapshot, Auto flash smartly determined by distance from your subject, Video stabilization feature, High quality slow motion video capture and playback.

Sound Enhancement

HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Beats Audio, HDR Microphone and Sense Voice.

Beats Audio

Audio supported formats

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Recording: .amr

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Recording: .amr

Video supported formats

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Recording: .mp4

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Recording: .mp4

Battery Capacity

2300 mAh

1800 mAh

Stand-by

No official data is released

10 hours (according to TechCrunch)

Talk time

No official data is released

384 hours (according to TechCrunch)

Available Colors

Gray, White, Black, with more colors to come.

Gray, White

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

A-GPS support

A-GPS support

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

Beats Audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dropbox (25 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail,

YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Document viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input.

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Free 25GB storage of Dropbox, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Document viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input.

Image Courtesy: anandtech.com, gsmarena.com

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