Hands-on: HTC One X at Mobile World Congress 2012 [Video]

If you’ve been wondering if HTC still has its fastball, the introduction of the quad-core HTC One X should be a clear signal that the company knows how to make a darn good phone. We absolutely had to play with this thing at Mobile World Congress and I’ve come away impressed so far.

The One X will sport a quad-core Tegra 3 chip inside and it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip for the LTE version. Whichever chip it uses, you can be assured that this will be a powerful device. It also comes with the new version of Sense which is built on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. This includes neat features like being able to quickly organize folders and there’s strong Dropbox integration which gives One owners 25 GB of free storage for two years.

You’re going to want that space too because the One X comes with a fantastic 8-megapixel camera. The company worked on the digital imaging sensor to enable shots to be taken within .7 seconds. There’s a crazy burst mode which takes a ton of shots in a row and you’ll be able to record 1080p HD video while also taking photos.

This is already the leading smartphone coming out of Mobile World Congress and the bar has been set pretty high with the One X. I can’t wait to play with the commercial version and I can’t wait to see what the competition does to counter this.

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