Today the HTC One was introduced to the public, complete with a total overhaul of what it means to bring an HTC device to the market – but is it all that different from the HTC One X released last year? And what about the HTC One X+? Here in the first quarter of 2013 we’ve got an HTC battle on out hands – and it’s really, really pretty!
With the HTC One you’ve got the newest in new: a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with 2GB of memory powering a fabulous 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 display at 1920 x 1080 pixels. The HTC One X+ has a quad-core 1.7GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor while the original HTC One X worked with either that same NVIDIA SoC at 1.5GHz (internationally) or the 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. As far as displays go, both of the X models had a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 panel at 1280 x 720 pixels strong.
So while the X had 312ppi (pixel density), the HTC One works with a massive 468ppi – that’s quite the jump, and edging in on where the human eye can no longer discern pixels – wild! The new HTC One works with Gorilla Glass 2 as the HTC One X+ did while the One X worked with the original Gorilla Glass.
Inside you’ll find two iterations available for the original HTC One X, with 32GB of storage available in the international edition and 16GB inside the LTE version – the HTC One X+ came only in 64GB internal storage. The HTC One is coming in both 32GB and 64GB internal storage iterations. Each of these devices works with Android, while the original came with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4 and the new HTC One comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5.
As far as the camera goes, it’s very much a whole different ball-game for the HTC One. With the HTC One X and X+, it was all about an 8-megapixel BSI f/2.0 AF back-facing camera with 1.3 or 1.6 megapixels up front – and an integrated HTC ImageSense chip to take care of the photography. Now it’s all about the Ultrapixel camera being presented by HTC as the next great innovation in the mobile camera universe. With that in mind, the HTC One works with 4-megapixel BSI f/2.0 AF on the back and a front-facing 2.1 megapixel shooter.
The original HTC One X worked with a 1800 mAh battery, the X+ had a 2100 mAh battery, and the new HTC One works with a beastly 2300 mAh battery. While the original HTC One X came in White or Gray, the X+ came in black, and the two iterations of the HTC One revealed thus far have been silver and black – with a very possible additional set of colors on the way!