Hey guys, It was quite the unreasonably cold weekend on the East Coast. I kept my behind indoors wrapped up, bundled up, fleeces, blankets and pillows. I quite frankly refused to budge. It was the perfect time to finally play a bit more with the HTC phone I received and though. Truth be told, the hubby is already quite attached to it and now I know why.

Because I have an iPhone 5, I can only really compare the Two.  Here’s how things stack up.

1.) DESIGN / FEEL: The HTC One X is a well designed and attractive looking phone with little to no pieces protruding from the case. Because its larger, I expected the HTC  to be heavy, but it is actually very thin and feels much lighter than the iPhone. Its rubberized case makes for an easy and good grip. I like that you don’t really need a case for this. It already survived one drop test at a restaurant.  Unfortunately, the wider size made it a little difficult to use with just one hand. It actually got uncomfortable after a while but this may depend on the size of your hands and maybe some practice. The volume buttons on the HTC are flush to the case which makes it somewhat difficult quickly increase / decrease volume without feeling around for it.

2.) SCREEN QUALITY: For basic browsing, you can’t really see many differences. However, when I used Instagram, I noticed images were sharper, crisper and more true color on the iPhone due to the retina display.  HTC has room for improvement here.

3.) YOUTUBE: This was not even a competition. HTC was head over heels better. First there’s the bigger screen.  YouTube videos take up the entire 4.7inch screen on the HTC and look amazing!  YouTube is not optimized for the iPhone 5. In addition. YouTube HD video on HTC looked like HD and looked worse than standard definition on the iPhone.  I have to say that video loaded faster on the iPhone using the same WiFi network, but overall it just looked way better on the HTC.


5. ) APPS: I was pleasantly surprised by the impressive lineup of Android Apps.  There’s definitely some apps I love that still aren’t available but most of the major apps that I use daily are available on the Google Play store so there wasn’t much lacking there.  New apps are added everyday so that could change.

Don’t worry, you’re getting a BRAND NEW, not this one, shipped to you directly by HTC.

6.) USER EXPERIENCE:  This is my first time using Android OS so there was a slight learning curve but once I got the hang of it, the user experience was enjoyable.  The phone is quick, responsive and highly customizable so you can place your favorite apps within reach.  Also love the ability to search google right from the home screen.

Of course I ended with a TIE. Anyways, there’s probably tons more you’d like to know but hey you could just WIN ONE right here and you won’t need to Spend a Dime to find out. I’ll try to keep this simple… see below.

Oh and I just wanted to thank all you guys for your comments, support, participation in giveaways etc. It’s cos of all of u, that people think I’m worth sending freebies to give away. Next stop an Ipad Mini??? Ok, let me stop, can’t get greedy.

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  1. Ada Miller

    February 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm Reply

    have it listed in right side bar with other giveaways http://www.adas2cents.com/

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Brandon D

    February 1, 2013 at 8:46 am Reply

    The camera

  3. Kenny Fensom

    February 1, 2013 at 2:00 am Reply

    the screen

  4. Thomas Murphy

    February 1, 2013 at 1:51 am Reply

    my favorite feature is the camera
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  5. Kelynnma

    February 1, 2013 at 12:28 am Reply

    I love love the camera!!!

  6. Mel

    January 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply

    I love the Beats audio.

  7. Helga

    January 31, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply

    I like the large screen size I have poor vision

  8. keshiME&fashion

    January 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I'd love to own one

  9. Molli Vandehey

    January 31, 2013 at 10:24 am Reply

    screen size is my favourite feature but its pretty nifty all around!

  10. Amy Martin

    January 31, 2013 at 5:12 am Reply

    Bigger screen

  11. Steven Lee

    January 31, 2013 at 1:46 am Reply

    This is a great phone!!! I want it! It take great pictures!

  12. mummytotwoboys

    January 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm Reply

    The camera looks great!

  13. lisa l.

    January 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm Reply

    love the bigger screen

  14. WadziWadza

    January 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Love the wide angle camera

  15. James V

    January 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm Reply

    I like the picture quality and the large screen.

  16. MANDY83

    January 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I love the huge screen!

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  17. Cole

    January 30, 2013 at 11:20 am Reply

    I love the look

  18. Imani

    January 30, 2013 at 7:58 am Reply

    The camera quality!

  19. steve weber

    January 30, 2013 at 7:50 am Reply

    the wider screen.

  20. Rusthawk

    January 30, 2013 at 6:06 am Reply

    the camera and the powerful battery

  21. 2jetsmom

    January 30, 2013 at 4:52 am Reply

    The camera and the large screen. Thanks!!

  22. terri

    January 30, 2013 at 3:39 am Reply

    everything about it is 1000 times better than the phone i have now.

  23. The Quiet Voice

    January 30, 2013 at 2:20 am Reply

    my fav feature—the bigger screen

  24. Kristi C.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:36 am Reply

    I haven't used it yet–but from your review this is what stands out to me: "The phone is quick, responsive and highly customizable so you can place your favorite apps within reach."

  25. kdrae

    January 30, 2013 at 1:06 am Reply

    I like the bigger screen

  26. Nichol Tone

    January 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm Reply

    I love that its android

  27. Jen

    January 29, 2013 at 11:21 pm Reply

    I like that it's an Android!

  28. christie

    January 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm Reply

    panoramic camera option

  29. Barb K.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm Reply

    I like the large screen. So easy to read and see the numbers and pictures.

  30. Janell Miller

    January 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Bigger screen and better picture quality

  31. Chris T.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply

    The 8 megapixels camera is awesome, you no longer need to carry a camera since the phone has everything!

    kattbk at hotmail.com
    Chris T.

  32. LadyFidza

    January 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Love the high quality pictures taken by this phone 🙂

  33. Amanda

    January 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm Reply

    I like the screen size

  34. Vicky Watkins

    January 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I like the fact that you really don't need a case for the phone

  35. blessedmom

    January 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I like the fact you don't need a phone cover for protection.

  36. Elena

    January 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm Reply

    I like the camera

  37. Sarah Hayes

    January 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply

    I like the awesome picture quality

  38. Ada Miller

    January 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I like the wider screen and picture view. Thanks for the giveaway!

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  39. ckorando

    January 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply

    I like the photo features!

  40. Anonymous

    January 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm Reply

    O how my husband and kids would love to see me with a new phone. Karen J

  41. Nimo

    January 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm Reply

    sounds like a really great device plus i could really use an upgrade….

  42. celina k

    January 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply

    The picture quality looks amazing, so the camera for me!


    January 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Apple might be losing me

  44. jerseygirl137

    January 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm Reply

    The camera

  45. brnmanis

    January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am Reply

    I really like the large screen size

  46. Brigid O'Hara

    January 29, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

    Light weight and thin – not bulky.

  47. Unknown

    January 29, 2013 at 9:28 am Reply

    The nice camera!

  48. Melissa Rimes

    January 29, 2013 at 9:12 am Reply

    I love how fast the processor is. Lots faster than I've ever had. LOL. Thank you for the chance to win one.

  49. Kit Kat

    January 29, 2013 at 6:42 am Reply

    I am really excited that it can take wider photos than the iphone. thuy vu

  50. Andrea

    January 29, 2013 at 5:17 am Reply

    I'm loving the camera!

  51. tweetyscute

    January 29, 2013 at 4:07 am Reply

    I love the camera. I can't wait to be able to take a photo while taking video

  52. Divas Thrift Two

    January 29, 2013 at 3:46 am Reply

    Great Review! Hope I win!


  53. Elizabeth Ann

    January 29, 2013 at 3:25 am Reply

    Had the same phone for years now. Thinking about finally making the upgrade. It would be nice to have a phone with a touch screen.

  54. megan

    January 29, 2013 at 1:58 am Reply

    impressive lineup of Android Apps

  55. stefanie gladden

    January 29, 2013 at 1:46 am Reply

    I definitely love the camera!

    ann lyfe

  56. Liz Ticona

    January 29, 2013 at 1:23 am Reply

    The size and that it takes amazing pictures! I'm a blogger and I need a phone that takes great pics , also I have a 4 mo old baby so you know i'm taking pictures 24/7 🙂


  57. Davina916

    January 29, 2013 at 12:57 am Reply

    The screen size!

  58. Terri.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:12 am Reply

    The camera is my favorite

  59. MissGina

    January 29, 2013 at 12:03 am Reply

    The pic quality is amazing!!!!

  60. melissa ward

    January 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm Reply

    Great giveaway !!!! Hope I win if not I still luv your blog doll 🙂

  61. BoisNoir

    January 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm Reply

    What a generous giveaway, a friend of mine has this phone i love the camera and it's sleek design.

  62. NearNThere

    January 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm Reply

    I need this! Seriously. I need to get into the modern age with my phone!

  63. Chic Therapy

    January 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm Reply

    This is a great giveaway!

  64. TrollopCM

    January 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm Reply

    The camera and pic quality is GREAT!

  65. Ally

    January 28, 2013 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Then camera looks awesome! Can take great pics. 🙂

  66. Gracey at Fashion for Giants

    January 28, 2013 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Great giveaway! I need a new phone and love the picture quality of this one. Also, I have giant hands, so this will be great!

  67. Aliya

    January 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm Reply

    I love the overall look of the phone, it is so sleek. Plus it takes beautiful pics which will make is easier to share my 2 year old son's adventures with family and friends. Best of luck to everyone.

  68. Kat

    January 28, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply

    I've taken a liking to android phones over the years. They are giving apple a huge run for its money. I love that this phone's image quality is so superb.

  69. J.Jehanne

    January 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm Reply

    dying to win this! Im such a techie and love new gadgets and well heard great things about this. I think I have entered every giveaway for this haahah

  70. Windy City Mama

    January 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    The attractive and sleek design!

  71. Bria OC

    January 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I would have to say my favorite feature would be the youtube video quality. Youtube is def one of my fav channels and I need some good quality on my phone to keep up with my videos 🙂

  72. Brooke Adametz

    January 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm Reply

    I love the screen size! I do a lot of work on the go, so that's key for avoiding tired eyes!

  73. Ebz

    January 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm Reply

    I absolutely love the larger screen and the camera quality!

  74. Tiffany

    January 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply

    the camera and 1080 hd video looks amazing!

  75. vetty

    January 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm Reply

    still behind since i have no smart phone, but this would be a great way to start.

    1. vetty

      January 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm Reply

      love that it's lightweight despite its size.

  76. Mai Musings

    January 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm Reply

    I am loving the wider screen

  77. Sheena Martin

    January 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm Reply

    I love the screen size! its huge! Plus its time for an upgrade…

  78. Southern Girl

    January 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm Reply

    I love the picture quality and the screen.

  79. brenda

    January 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm Reply

    The picture quality is excellence, its layout of the phone is nice. I dont have obe but it seems like a nice phone to have.

  80. Bella Joya

    January 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm Reply

    it would be great to try out something besides the iphone. although i love my iphone

  81. Holly Marie

    January 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm Reply

    I really like the large screen size, it would be a big step up from my first generation Android with a tiny screen!

  82. jewel

    January 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm Reply

    I have this phone and I love it!!

  83. Beeba

    January 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply

    the HTC ONE X is a device i would love to own !!

  84. Olisa

    January 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm Reply

    The HTC ONE X looks like a great device! Thanks for doing this giveaway 🙂

  85. Nimo

    January 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Beautiful phone, fingers crossed!!!

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