HTC announced earlier in the year that it would be changing its approach to the smartphone market by consolidating an overabundance of different handset offering into one, unified line of phones. There was a fair amount of skepticism in the press as to HTC’s ability to follow through on its word and deliver line of halo handset that were much better than tis past offering.
The One X and One S are now are the market, and it seems that HTC has followed through on its promise and more, with many describing the One X in particular with phrases such as “best handset on the market.”
HTC One X
The Verge: And even without any modification whatsoever, the One X isn’t just one of the best Android phones I’ve ever used — it’s one of the best mobile devices I’ve ever used, period. -Chris Ziegler
Engadget: There’s absolutely no doubt that the One X is a masterpiece of an Android device: it obliterates pretty much all of its competitors by giving even the mighty Galaxy Nexus a run for its money. HTC’s really crafted something special here, with a brilliant combination of branding, industrial design and user experience. -Myriam Joire
Android Central: Indeed, the HTC One X has set the bar high for this new generation of Android phones. That bar’s always going to inch higher as the year goes on. But for now, HTC’s back in the saddle and is riding high. -Phil Nickinson
Cnet: HTC seems to have hit all the right notes with the One X. If you’ve been waiting patiently to upgrade your Android handset, look no further.
Slash Gear: It’ll take more than good looks and a fast chip to make the One X an automatic success, but it’s is a capable phone and, perhaps more importantly, a sign that HTC has finally turned a corner in its strategy and products. -Chris Davies
HTC One S
The Verge: If all you want is the best HTC phone you can own today, the easy answer is the One X and its superlative 720p display. There’s a reason why HTC prices it at €100 more, after all. -Vlad Savov
Engadget: Sporting a thinner and lighter design, the One S doesn’t deserve to be hidden in the shadow of its pricier brother. With the latest dual-core Snapdragon S4 and noticeable improvements to HTC’s Sense UI, as well as Android 4.0 and a potent camera, this phone is likely to play a large part of the manufacturer’s renewed efforts after a shaky 2011. -Mat Smith
Android Central (preview): It feels better in the hand than HTC One X, mainly because it can actually fit in your hand. We didn’t think we’d be calling a 4.3-inch phone “smaller,” but in this case, it’s true. -Phil Nickinson