HTC One X vs HTC One S
We set HTC's One X against its partner in crime, the HTC One S, to see which is the best
There's fighting in the ranks as HTC's One X takes on its smaller comrade, the HTC One S.
HTC One X - 134.4x69.9x8.9mm, 130g
HTC One S - 130.9x65x7.8mm, 119.5g
The HTC One S is a breath of fresh air as it's also the more radical of the two handsets in terms of a move away from HTC's conventional and frankly tired designs.
The smoothly rounded bodywork has an almost organic appearance and from the front there's only a narrow sliver of bodywork visible around the edge.
This is thanks to the addition of a slightly raised slab of black bodywork in which the screen sits and it's a very stylish feature. The One S has a slightly curved profile which lends it a modern look and it's very thin at only 7.8mm.
HTC's One X shares a number of design cues with its sibling, that multi-layered bodywork and screen arrangement is still present, though it's somewhat less pronounced. That said, it still works well here and gives the device a slick appearance, particularly with the white version.
Apart from this the rest of the design is a little more like HTC's other devices - rectangular with smoothed corners, but the proportions of the phone and some of the nifty design features make it much more appealing than any of its predecessors.
Although both handsets look great we do think the HTC One S has the edge here.
Winner - HTC One S
The One S has the smaller display of the two at 4.3-inches, it's using Samsung's Super AMOLED technology and Corning's reinforced Gorilla Glass.
The screen sports multi-touch support along with a resolution of 540x960 pixels and a resulting pixel density of 256 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Needless to say this is pretty sharp, it might not topple the iPhone's 330ppi Retina display, but it's a competent offering nonetheless.
Comparatively, the HTC One X is better equipped, for one thing it has a larger display at 4.7-inches, which is more appealing for viewing multimedia content.
The other key point is the higher resolution of 720x1280 pixels and the use of Super IPS LCD2 technology means it gets a higher pixel density of 312ppi. Again it supports multi-touch and uses reinforced Gorilla Glass.
Both screens should offer excellent picture quality, however, the One X is a much better phone when it comes to display clarity.
Winner - HTC One X
Both phones feature 1GB of RAM and neither has a card slot for memory expansion. The One S has 16GB of internal storage while the One X has 32GB.
Obviously the HTC One X is holding all the cards here.
Winner - HTC One X