Best htc android phone 2012 in the world


The year 2011 was all about “dual core” becoming the standard for high-end smartphones. And we have all witnessed what yesteryear’s superphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, DROID RAZR MAXX, and others are capable of. The following phones are much more powerful than anything released last year, and for this upcoming generation of devices, even more.

So, what next? This year, chip-makers have come forth with quad core processors supporting mobile multitasking comparable to the performance of a desktop computer of a few years ago, powered by Tegra 3 SoC’s and TI’s OMAP equivalent. More cores equal more power and a faster smartphone; certainly they are likely to offer increased power savings and a performance increase in the range of 300-500%. And, they actually have power saving features embedded in them too.

The race for Android smartphone dominance features an incredible lineup with a fair mix of “veterans” as well as “newcomers,” including HTC, Motorola, Sony, Samsung, LG, Huawei, ZTE and Meizu. Let’s take a look at some of the devices that are already available, or will be soon.

First out of the gate is HTC, which launched the first quad-core smartphone in the market. Officially named the HTC One X, it runs on NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor with its 4+1 set up involving a companion core for menial tasks, and is clocked at 1.5Ghz. With 1GB of RAM at your disposal, along with 32GB of built-in memory, this mammoth device offers a 4.7″ screen with 720p HD resolution.

HTC One X Specs

8MP camera unit with 28mm, f/2.2 lens with HTC Imagechip and ImageSense
4.7″ screen with 1280×720 HD LCD Display
NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad core clocked @ 1.5 Ghz
32GB of built-in memory
1GB of RAM
Android 4.0 ICS with HTC Sense 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0
After a dismal 2011 and Q1 of 2012, HTC looked towards its One series to turn the company’s fortunes around. And it seems to be working so far. Not to say that the much-heralded flagship device has been without its issues, such as:

Processor overheating, glitchy screens, and malfunctioning camera app (attempted fix via an OTA software update)
The recently noticed issue of poor multi-tasking app management
Poor battery life, a problem which has become a staple HTC issue over the past year (the same OTA update seemed to reduce this problem as well)
The currently on-going “controversy” of an Apple lawsuit victory which has delayed the launch of the HTC One X (with AT&T) and the HTC EVO 4G (with Sprint)
I’ve been using the the HTC One X for about 2 weeks now, and I personally haven’t faced any of the issues above. Granted, I received the OTA update as soon as I started up the device so that might have been a contributing factor. The high-resolution S-LCD screen along with Android 4.0 with the thinned-down Sense 4.0 UI provides an amazing user experience and you can easily feel how much of a difference the quad-core processor makes. Of course, battery life still isn’t as good as one would hope for, but since I’ve been using HTC devices for a while, I have all the “workarounds” in place (chargers for home, office, and car). Would I rather have a better, bigger battery? Definitely. Is the current battery a decision-changer? Absolutely not.With the Samsung Galaxy S3 shipping within the next two weeks globally, and with other smartphone manufacturers releasing their devices only this summer or even later in fall, HTC has taken full advantage of its head start. How it fares against the competition is yet to be seen, but I believe that the HTC One X will definitely be in the contending for the crown of best Android smartphone of 2012.

Completely contrary to HTC, Samsung enjoyed an amazing 2011 on its way to becoming the No. 1 Android device manufacturer in the world. They are testing possible processors like the Exynos 5250, which isn’t quad-core, but rather a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor. But as we now know, Samsung decided to go ahead with its ARM Cortex-A9 based quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, clocked at 1.4Ghz.

I’ll be honest, I’m still reeling from the rumor whirlwind that preceded the official announcement of the Korean company’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy S3. Even though we now have official specifications, if someone suddenly asks me about it, I still sift through the rumors and speculations that are floating around in my mind, before I remember the “truth.” Below are the official specifications of the much-hyped device.

Motorola is another manufacturer, like HTC, that has lost its dominance in the Android smartphone arena. While HTC and Samsung both have their flagship devices available or soon-to-be-available, we only have rumors about future Motorola devices. After the DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX, rumors of a DROID RAZR HD have surfaced along with more speculation about the absolutely unstoppable and drool-worthy 3300mAh Quad core powered Motorola Atrix 3.

The HTC One X rests at the top of HTC’s lineup of Android smartphones. Set to come to AT&T’s LTE network on May 6, the handset comes rocking a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and is the first HTC phone on AT&T running both Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC’s proprietary software layer Sense 4.0.

The One X’s design stands out from the crowd, and the phone’s spec-sheet screams high-end before you even pick it up.

So does the HTC One X live up to the hype? Is it worth $199 with a new year contract? Could it be the best Android phone ever?While the One X has a fairly large footprint — 5.3 x 2.75 – the phone is a mere .36” thick and weighs just 4.6 ounces, making it very easily pocketable. The phone has a polycarbonate finish reminiscent of Nokia Lumia 900, giving it a slick feel without making you feel like it might slip out of your hands.
Rounded edges help you grip the handset without having sharp corners cut into your hand when you do.

I’ve been attached at the hip to the white version of the phone for the past week. While white is certainly eye-catching and pretty to look at, over the week I was toting it around it also picked up quite a bit of dirt and grime and started to look pretty dingy on the back.

AT&T is also offering the One X in grey, and if you’re someone who tends to throw your phone in a purse or lay it down on what might not be the cleanest of surfaces, you may want to opt for the grey model over the white.

The camera on the back of the phone — much like the One S — sticks out from the device, so when you sit your phone down you are literally sitting it down on the camera. There’s a small ring around the camera to prevent it from getting scratched or dirty.

The phone has a unibody design which looks great, but also means you can’t remove or replace the battery. Non-removable batteries certainly aren’t anything new, but both LTE and the phone’s display are going to be huge sucks on your battery life and may having you wishing for a replacement option.

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