HTC’s smartphone shopping guide for Christmas 2012
HTC’s not getting a lot of buzz lately. Blame it on lack of marketing push maybe but HTC still makes beautiful and solid phones and if you’re looking for a new premium phone for Christmas that doesn’t have the fruit logo involved, HTC should be on top of your list.
Here’s a brief recap on the current lineup of HTC phones you can choose this year for you or your family.
HTC Desire C – Php9,290
Make it easy for your kid to connect and plug into fun. HTC Desire C is great as a first smartphone. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4, which makes calling, messaging, shooting and sharing effortless and seamless. It features Beats Audio technology for easy access to all his music libraries, favorite audio apps and Internet radio simultaneously from one convenient location. With an eye-catching design done in durable metal frame, hyper-viewing angle display and a 5MP camera, it also packs a powerful battery and offers access to thousands of apps and games—available through Google Play—so your kid will always be connected and entertained whether in school, home or on the move.
HTC Desire V – Php14,790
A smart mobile choice for your multitasking mom, the HTC Desire V will enable her to easily manage her professional and personal life and share the moments that shape them. That’s because HTC Desire V has dual SIM capability that’s perfect for busy users who need to keep track of their work and personal lives on a single mobile companion. With a brilliant 4-inch WVGA screen that is easy on the eyes, a neat, smart design and a sure grip finish on a durable metal frame, this beauty is built to perform. It also comes with Beats Audio for rich authentic sounds, so she can enjoy her music as the artist intended.
HTC One X – Php25,600 (16GB) | Php29,680 (32GB)
For your audiophile and photo buff brother, get this unit that boasts of clear graphics, remarkable picture quality, fast applications, thanks to its powerful quad-core processor. With Beats Audio and long battery life, HTC One X features a beautifully-crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. It comes with ImageSense Technology, a new suite of camera and imaging features for better user experience. Take photos in just 0.7 seconds, autofocus in 0.2 seconds. It can snap multiple images using the continuous shooting mode, record the action as film and simultaneously take hi-res still shots, even in low light, no light or bright backlight. The f/2.0 lens of the HTC One X’s 8MP cam offers best-in-class performance, acquiring 40% more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones. It also has a 4.7-inch HD screen with 3D glass protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, and NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor.
HTC One S – Php22,290
For your trendy, friendly sister, this handset is jam-packed with everything she needs for all things social.. The thinnest smartphone from HTC, with a hi-res 4.3-inch screen, HTC One S boasts a unibody design in never-before-seen matte Ceramic Black and Gradient Silver finishes, with a smooth surface that’s soft to the touch yet is super scratch-resistant. Beneath the impressive style is a dual-core processor. ImageSense Technology gives its 8MP cam super-fast autofocus and image capture, continuous shooting and side-by-side photo and video capture. Plus, sharing happens with just a tap of the screen. It integrates Beats Audio for authentic, studio-quality sound. With an HTC Wireless Media Link HD accessory, this phone can connect directly with a HDMI-enabled TV for photo sharing, video streaming, and gaming.
HTC One X+ – Php30,690
More is more—and that’s exactly what’s perfect for your top executive dad. Running the HTC Sense 4+ on Android Jelly Bean, the HTC One X+ takes everything to a new level with increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage at 64GB—the most offered by any smartphone today. Featuring a 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 processor, HTC One X+ enables lightning-fast web browsing, fluid gaming and graphic rendering, and speedy downloads. Aside from having Image Sense, it features the newly launched Self-Portrait mode on the front camera which applies subtle enhancements to skin and eyes. Sightseeing Mode allows you to take photos even when the phone is locked as one touch of the power button bypasses the lock screen. Other new additions are the HTC Get Started, HTC Connect and HTC Media Link HD that makes everything easier and better than ever before.
HTC Windows Phone 8X – Php26,550
Go ahead, list down something incredible you can enjoy for yourself. The very recently unveiled HTC Windows Phone 8X runs on the innovative Windows Phone 8 operating system and boasts iconic design, studio-quality sound through Beats Audio, 4.3-inch HD super LCD 2 screen, and incredible camera capabilities. The only phone with Live Tiles, WP8X is perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper to feel magically thin in your hand, and comes in sophisticated, adventurous colors in premium matte finish. For the first time, HTC has an ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera in this model, plus a rear camera with backside illumination. You can also shoot photos even when the phone is locked. With the Windows Phone Store and Xbox Live, it is easier than ever to enjoy the latest video, music and games on the move.
So that’s it. HTC maybe a bit expensive compared to other Android brands but you’ll be getting impeccable design and durability with every purchase.