Great stereo speakers, Very good display panel
The HTC One mini sets a great example for how a more compact, cheaper version of an annual flagship should be done. HTC kept the same stellar and recognizable design the One has, and didn't leave out any of the unique features like the best phone speakers or the UltraPixel camera.
Amazing build quality and design, brilliant camera
HTC told us that it took a "no compromise" approach to developing the HTC One Mini. Looking at the device, holding it in your hand, and flicking around the UX illustrates this point profoundly. Everything that set the One apart from the crowd is here - imaging technology, quality build materials, UX design and functionality.
Processor benchmarks are up with the best
We can't say that HTC "took a sad song and made it better" by upgrading to the One X+, as the One X handset is pretty capable. HTC, however, changed the specs where it most counts, and as a result we have a handset that can go neck and neck with the seasonal Android flagships in everything but camera performance.
As we said, the HTC One X+ had the potential to be the first five star smartphone since the Samsung Galaxy S2, but unfortunately it's quite literally run out of juice before the final hurdle.
There are so many things to love about the One X+ and it really is a great smartphone. We urge you to give it a whirl in store, and while it may not have the fancy tricks of the Galaxy S3, or the cult following of the iPhone 5, it's happily rubbing shoulders with the big boys.
Stylish, solid design, Large amount of built-in storage
The HTC One X+ really is a top class high-end Android phone. It looks great, has bags of power and is rammed full of useful tweaks and features. If you're looking for a strong alternative to the Galaxy S3, then the One X+ is the phone to go for.
Superb display, lovely design, comfy in hand, very fast
A good thing just got better: with a faster processor, gobs of internal storage and a higher capacity battery, the HTC One X+ is an excellent evolutionary improvement over one of HTC's top phones, the One X. If you already own a One X that's not likely to sell you on an out of contract upgrade, but for those who are shopping for a new phone on contract, the One X+ holds up nicely against the top smartphones on AT&T. It's got a classy look, it feels great in the hand and the display is superb.
What a great phone!
The screen on this phone is amazing. I recently switched from an iPhone, and I have to say, I was very nervous about moving to a new device that didn't have a "retina" display. However, all nerves went out the window when I held this phone in my hand the first time. The screen packs more pixels per inch than the iPhone and is very true to color, offering a phenomenal viewing experience.
Glorious display, great finish and build quality
Is it substantially better than the HTC One X? While many of the key elements of the phone are the same, it's the battery that makes the biggest difference to us. It was the weakest element of the previous device and it's now a better performer. If you're a One X owner, this is the thing you should be envious of.
How does it compare to something like the Samsung Galaxy S III?
Affordable price point
Taking into account the $99.99 on-contract price attached to the HTC 8X right from the onset, it's at an attractive price point that would handedly reel in some curious bystanders. To HTC's credit, we absolutely love the direction they went with the 8X's design, as it seemingly stands out magnificently from the staple of cold industrial designs we're normally bombarded with.
Colorful and eye-catching design
The 8X is available on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, so you have no excuse not to pick one up. It's a toss-up with the Lumia 920: if you love music, the 8X is for you. But if you're a shutterbug, you can't beat the 920's outstanding camera. In the end, only choose either if you don't need obscure apps, because you won't find them on Windows. But if you're willing to give the software a shot, the 8X is a solid choice.
Elegant, latest WP8 OS
When we reviewed earlier Windows Phone handsets, we were told the platform needed time to bed in.
It's had that and it's evolved but we can't help feeling there are still a few areas it really is left lacking. Things like the poor media support are inexcusable and these are places where Microsoft is to blame more than HTC.
We're sure it will be fixed but it takes the gloss off a new purchase when things like this don't work flawlessly.
Boasts a 1280x720-pixel HD resolution
I am going to hold my hands up and say that I used to be a massive fan of anything made by HTC. I have owned, in total, around seven different Android handsets by the Taiwanese giant, including the Hero, Desire, and Sensation XE. But whilst my love has been transferred to Samsung in more recent years, I was very keen to get my hands on the 8X and to see what HTC would do with the Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Rubbery finish is pleasant to the touch and aids grip
The HTC Windows Phone 8X is the best all-rounder of the Windows Phone 8 smartphones we've tried. It has a different and less comprehensive selection of pre-loaded apps to Nokia models, but the hardware is better than the identically priced Lumia 820.
Gorgeous design and cool colors
The HTC is unique looking, absolutely stunning and we love the color selection. It's a quality piece of hardware with an excellent HD display, Beats audio and it's plenty fast. Windows Phone 8's app selection is gaining steam and the OS is now robust enough that it's a good time to try Windows Phone. The HTC 8X's biggest problem in the US is the bargain priced yet high end Nokia Lumia 920 that sells for less and doubles storage while adding excellent free navigation.
Pleasing design for an entry-level device
Needless to say, we've seen an increase of very remarkable entry-level smartphones in the market such as the LG Escape and Pantech Flex, with the two being priced aggressively. Well people, we're happy to vouch for the HTC One VX as well, considering that it has that great balance of features, price point, and performance to appease those who aren't looking to spend a fortune.
Love this phone already!
I really love this product! It is very quick, has a great feel, light, and very customizable (more than other smart phones I've seen). The screen looks great too. I haven't had it long enough to say whether or not the battery life is good or not, but I can't imagine it being too different from most smart phones in terms of usage.
Also uses a newer version of Android OS, can sync apps from android accounts, has expandable memory, and a pretty nice looking camera.
Balanced ratio between price and performance
The One VX offers a balanced ratio between price and performance, and while it's classified as just a budget device for those cash-strapped consumers looking for a good deal, the One VX will provide the experience of a top-tier handset it looks and feels like a top-of-the-line HTC device, and it performs about as great as you'd expect from a flagship smartphone, with only a few setbacks that few will grumble over.
The HTC Titan II is a fine smartphone in its own right, although it might be too big for comfort for the majority of users. Unfortunately, its boring and uninspired design really don't set it apart from the competition, especially when considering Nokia's beautiful Lumia 900. On the flip side, the Titan II does perform most tasks well, and those that are fans of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system will feel right at home.
Comfortable to use despite such a large display
In the end the HTC Titan II is a decent upgrade to the original Titan, but it is less an upgrade and more a refresh. It is good to see HTC continue its string of 4G firsts by having one of the first AT&T LTE Windows Phone devices, and the bump to 16MP on the camera produced noticeably better videos than the original Titan did. Still, the improvements are incremental, so if you purchased the Titan recently don't feel too left out.
Great video quality
The HTC Titan II is a very good Windows Phone handset that excels in a number of ways, from the stellar (and bulging) camera to its smooth interface performance and solid battery life. But to answer the above question: it's tough to give the HTC Titan II the nod over the striking Lumia 900 at twice the on-contract price.
Excellent 16MP camera
Though it will likely play second fiddle to the Nokia Lumia 900, the HTC Titan II is a strong high end Windows Phone too. The elegant unibody design, solid high quality build, improved voice quality, LTE 4G, big display and excellent 16 megapixel camera are all impressive. If you're a shutterbug who's looking to leave the point and shoot behind or want a big display, the Titan II is worth a look as long as you can live without that distinctively flashy Cyan Lumia.
Fast HSPA speeds
Knowing that there are plenty of killer Android smartphones on the horizon, one would suspect the HTC Vivid to be lost among the juggernauts that are expected to come very shortly. To tell you the truth, it might be written off as an underappreciated handset since there are no glamorous advertising campaigns behind it though, it's rather hard to do that when AT&T's 4G LTE footprint is still severely limited.
Big, bright display
AT&T's HTC Vivid still isn't our dream Android handset, but it's much closer to being worthy of a recommendation. Considering the on-contract price, you'll be hard-pressed to find an Android 4.0 handset as slim and attractive as this one, especially if you're living in an area being served by the carrier's 4G LTE network.
LTE is well-trodden territory for HTC, thanks to its previous dalliance with Verizon and the Thunderbolt. And with AT&T now taking "real" 4G to consumer's hands, it's understandable that the operator would want valuable hardware insight on its side. Sadly, the Vivid falls short of clearing a few performance hurdles, but if you absolutely must have an LTE device on the carrier's network, it's not an altogether terrible choice.
The real bang for your buck in this device is that you're getting an 8-megapixel camera with HTC's camera software that has many different filters, scenes, and an ultra-quick tap-to-shoot speed, LTE connectivity (if you live in one of the few places in the USA where this network is deployed), and the unique physical form of the handset.
Excellent display, latest Sense UI comes with fun lockscreens
The HTC Vivid is not the most exciting of HTC's line-up design-wise, but it's a very capable and well rounded device. Although it's larger form-factor is not for everyone, we also love its excellent high res and vivid 4.5" qHD display. That said, the HTC Vivid will really have its chance to shine when it's able to run on 4G LTE. We're hoping 4G LTE lands in New York sooner than later. For now, 4G LTE has been announced in 15 markets around the country.
There are plenty of great-looking smartphones out there, but it's rare that a device completely stops us in our tracks with its beauty.
With its design improvements and feature enhancements, the HTC Legend is a worthy upgrade from the Hero and one of the most solid and well-built Android phones we've seen in its class. We can only hope that a North American version is released soon.
The combination of the Legend's outstanding industrial design and first-rate user experience is a smartphone that is as beautiful to behold as it is fun to play around with.
The combination of the Legend's outstanding industrial design and first-rate user experience is a smartphone that is as beautiful to behold as it is fun to play around with.
Great HTC Sense UI
Overall, the HTC Desire thoroughly impressed us. After recently reviewing the Windows Mobile-powered HTC HD2, we'd been crying out for a HTC handset with a Snapdragon processor that runs the Android operating system. Now it's here, and just as good as we'd expected, if not better. The Desire easily ticks all the boxes for a high end smartphone and will be just the ticket for anyone looking for a new phone that's just oozing with the latest tech.
The phone is very slim indeed, with dimensions of 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm, and weighs in at just 133g.
In short, this is a phenomenal phone - one of the best we've ever had on TechRadar. Usually when we like a phone on the first use, we end up horribly disappointed after a little time with it, but the HTC Desire kept on performing and achieving when we thought it wouldn't.
The screen is lovely, the design is slick and processor makes everything happen in a flash - all you'd want from a smartphone.
handy regular headphone jack
In terms of usability, it feels as though the HTC Desire phone knows what you want at all times. There are a lot of similarities with the G1 and this is certainly down to the Android OS. Team this with HTC's excellent build quality and you have a world-class smartphone. In conclusion, the HTC Desire is a wonderful phone - by far the best this reviewer has used. It combines the best features from the competition with true innovation.
Daytime photos were slightly under-exposed but reasonably sharp, while nighttime shots looked great but also marked with a bunch of noise lines.
The Desire is yet another fine piece of work from HTC build quality is top notch as usual, and there's little to complain about the software except for the Flash performance. Some may argue that the Desire lacks freshness since the Nexus One's already shown it all, but we'd disagree, at the end of the day it's mainly about the software and service, plus the Desire is available from more carriers to begin with (outside the US, anyway).
At 3.7 inches across diagonal corners and offering 480x800 pixels it is great for viewing video, looking at pix, visiting YouTube, using Google Maps and viewing Web pages.
Overall the HTC Desire is a top-notch piece of kit and its big screen and fast processor are huge plus points. If you don't need these and want to save some money, the less expensive HTC Legend might be a better choice. But the Legend doesn't have quite the wow factor.
This smartphone is a strong candidate for the best mobile phone on the market today.
This is a smartphone with the same broad appeal as the iPhone. It is attractive, packed with features and highly enjoyable to play around with. Android Market is fast catching up to the Apple App Store in terms of choice and the HTC Desire is well placed to capitalize. Great value for money, top quality performance -- this is the mobile phone youâ??ve been waiting for.
The HTC Desire is much closer to stealing me away from the clutches of Apple.
I ended my Nexus One review by saying that I wont be giving up my iPhone in preference. The HTC Desire is much closer to stealing me away from the clutches of Apple. As I've mentioned in the past the appeal of the iPhone is in no small part down to how well the device integrates and syncs with iTunes and once you have all your stuff in iTunes it's hard to get away.
very capable smartphone
If you can stand the Hero's occasional sluggishness, it's a fantastic smartphone packed with great features. We like its distinctive looks, and its innovative user interface brings Android much closer to being as fun and good-looking as the iPhone OS, while being far more customizable. Occasional lag and Android's rough edges mean it's not quite an iPhone killer, but it's definitely fighting in the same class.
the music player is solid, with a desktop widget that looks great, presenting album artwork and playback controls on one of the many desktop window panes.
The HTC Hero on Sprint is the best Android phone to date, and one of the best smartphones on the market. This isn't a novice smartphone. The Sprint Hero will take some time to learn, but the device rewards patience. The interface running on top of Google's Android, HTC's Sense experience, is thoroughly enjoyable and intelligent. In almost every way, from the intuitive contextual menus to the desktop widgets to the detailed calling screens, HTC gets things right with the Sprint Hero.
Call quality at both ends was fine, if a mite noisy.
If you’re a Sprint customer tired of listening to your rapturous iPhone-owning buds rave about the device while waiting for a decent smartphone alternative to arrive on the network, rejoice – your wait is over. Sprint’s Android-powered Hero, made by HTC, isn’t perfect – in fact, the cellular handset’s often really sluggish – but it does offer several compelling reasons to buy. Think multi-touch pinch in/out resizing of photos and Web pages, plus Outlook sync – just like the iPhone.
Vibrant Super LCD display
Obviously, the HTC Inspire 4G doesnâ?? t come off as being an innovative product that breaks down walls and barriers because weâ?? ve seen it done already with the HTC EVO 4G. Nevertheless, it presents AT&T customers their first taste of a high-caliber HTC device thatâ?? s sure to inspire customers with its equipped performance. And even though weâ??
Decent build quality
While our mates across the pond found more to love about the HTC Inspire 4G's Euro predecessor last year, we can't help but view the American version in a different light today. For a budget handset, it often performed better than more expensive smartphones, even from the same manufacturer. It's just good enough that first-time owners will find a lot to love, but by the end of the two-year agreement, the only inspiration they'll be feeling is to upgrade.
A speed demon, thanks to its advanced processing guts
The Sensation 4G is, in fact, a sensational phone for a few reasons. First off, it's a speed demon, thanks to its advanced processing guts. It also rocks one of the sexiest screens on the market, and its unconventional style is unmatched by any other model out there. Let's not forget about the award-winning HTC Sense and Android 2.3 Gingerbread tag-team of awesomeness.
the Inspire 4G delivers, with a unibody aluminum design that feels sturdy but measures a slim 0.46 inches thick.
The HTC Inspire 4G is certainly one of the better Android phones you can buy in this price range. For $99, you get a large display for surfing the web and watching videos, mobile hotspot capability, and a sharp camera and camcorder. And music lovers will definitely dig the SRS WOW sound. Still, we didn't see 4G speeds in our tests, and we have a couple of complaints about the design of this handset (narrow volume rocker, annoying battery cover).
Itâ€™s a high end phone with a mid-tier price, and the quality, speed, materials and grand display are simply wonderful.
HTC have a winner in the HTC Inspire 4G. It's a high end phone with a mid-tier price, and the quality, speed, materials and grand display are simply wonderful. Call quality is top notch and data speeds are solid though AT&T hasn't yet reached T-Mobile's HSPA+ or Verizon's LTE speeds. The Inspire can handle MS Office, email and the web as well as serious multimedia playback, making it the perfect crossover device.
Basically, this is a great phone and the only real downside is AT&T and their meddling with things that they shouldn't. Once you get rid of their bloatware, their crippled radio and their restrictions on what apps you can install then this is a heck of a device. I recommend it, but if you want to unlock its true potential prepare to spend some time on XDA and READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST!!!!
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