HTC One X vs. One S vs. One V

HTC is looking to bounce back from the not-so-favorable 2011 with three Android smartphones all having the “One” brand name. Which between the One X, One S and One V should you be excited about? We compare these three phones in our special smartphone rumble.

Performance

The HTC One X is one powerful device as it runs NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Its twin, the One XL contains a dual-core Qualcomm processor which is also the same one found on the One S. The reason for the difference is the incompatibility of Tegra 3 with LTE and One XL is an LTE device under AT&T. The One V has the lesser processor than the two and probably the one who will perform worst because of its 1 GHz clock speed, single core and 512 MB of RAM. Both the One X and One S is clocked at 1.5 GHz and a RAM of 1 GB.

In terms of battery life, the HTC One X has the best among the three at least in mAh numbers. Its battery is rated at 1800 mAh while the One S is rated at 1600 mAh and One V is at 1500 mAh. Talk-time and stand-by time is not available until we get our hands on these phones, though.

Looks


 

 

Display

The One V has the smallest screen size at 3.7 inches while the One X has the largest at 4.7 inches. In the middle is the One S at 4.3 inches.  The resolution also follows the same trend: the One X comes in at 1280 by 720, One S at 960 by 540 and One V at 800 by 480 pixels. The screen technologies used on the phones differ two. The One X features an IPS LCD2, the One S offers Super AMOLED and the One V has a simple LCD screen. In short, the One X has a larger screen and better resolution and the One V has the worst.

 

Storage

The pattern is pretty obvious isn’t it? To continue, the HTC One X allows you to store data up to 32 GB with no SD card slot. The One S would have an internal memory of 16 GB, also with no SD card options. The One V, as expected, has an internal memory of only 4 GB. Thankfully, it has a microSD card slot where you can expand storage to 36 GB (using a 32 GB card).

Camera

The One X and the One S are tied in the camera department as both have 8 MP shooters and can record 1080p videos. They also have a BSI sensor (for better low-light shots), and f/2.0 aperture, a 28mm lens, and a dedicated imaging chip which make these two one of the better cam-equipped phones out there. The 5 MP on the HTC One V is not that bad either. It does not have a front cam however while the X and the S both has one.

 

Connectivity

If you want LTE speeds then you have to go for the One XL as the X does not support it. What the X support is NFC, rivaling the Galaxy Nexus and Xperia S. The One V and One S also connects to the internet using HSPA.

 

Summary of Specs

HTC One XHTC One SHTC One V
Processor, RAMQuad-core 1.5 GHz, 1 GBDual-core 1.5 GHz, 1 GBSingle-core 1 GHz, 512 MB
Display4.7" IPS LCD2, 1280 x 720 pixels4.3" Super AMOLED, 960 x 540 pixels3.7" LCD, 800 x 480 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream SandwichAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream SandwichAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera8 MP rear, 1.3 MP front, 1080p video8 MP rear, VGA front, 1080p video5 MP rear, 720p video
Storage32 GB16 GB4 GB, microSD up to 32 GB
ConnectivityHSPA, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPSHSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPSHSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS
Other FeaturesBeats Audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Document viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
-MicroSIM card support only
- Beats Audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
- Beats Audio
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

 

Verdict – HTC One X vs. One S vs. One V

These three phones come with Beats Audio, Sense UI and Dropbox integration which are regular features for most HTC devices. All three also runs the latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One X is the priciest among them as it offers more to users and the One V is the cheapest. The fact that the One S does not differ greatly to that of the One X in specs but with a cheaper price makes it the most desirable among the three.

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