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HTC One X now available at Safaricom shops

August 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The HTC One X is now available at Safaricom shops and is retailing at around Kshs 60,000/-. The One X was released before the Galaxy SIII, but boasts of many equally good or even better features.

A look at the key features of this phone:

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 4.7″ 16M-color Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen of HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels); Gorilla glass
  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with latest HTC Sense 4.0
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPUs, low-power companion core, ULP GeForce 2 GPU, Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset
  • 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging
  • 1080p and 720p video recording @ 24fps with stereo sound
  • 720p front-facing camera for video-chat
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and auto-brightness sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Beats audio enhancements

The One X has a  polycarbonate body that gives it an extra solid feel and grip, compared to the Galaxy SIII’s glossy feel, but at the same time it locks the battery and gives no memory expanison options (no microSD card slot).  

The One X makes use of  Corning glass as well just like the Galaxy SII, making its lustrous screens safe, using the second-gen Gorilla Glass which is both safer and slimmer.

The HTC One X comes with a pretty large 1800 mAh battery, but this falls short of the 2100 mAh that powers the  Galaxy S III. But to make up for this short fall the HTC pack a ‘fifth’ core,  a low-power companion core that helps it save some extra juice.

The HTC One X, just like the HTS One S, comes with Android 4.0.3 and Sense 4.0 – both the latest and greatest Google and HTC have to offer.

In a nutshell the One X is superior hardware wise, while the Galaxy SIII has proved itself considerably on the software front, especially with the impressive Direct Call and Smart Stay features.

Device reviews have summarised the two flagships thus: The HTC One X – this is what a droid flagship should look like. The Samsung Galaxy S III – that’s what a droid flagship should perform like.

HTC’s Taiwanese owners strategy of focusing on fewer high-end products is under a test with their latest offering into the smartphones market.

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Safaricom now offers HTC phones and tab

November 28, 2011 7 comments

HTC lovers and Android fans have now been given a chance to purchase their favourite smartphones, HTC, from Safaricom. Safaricom now stocks various HTC phone models and a tab.

HTC  formerly High Tech Computer Corporation  is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones. The company initially made smartphones based mostly on Microsoft‘s Windows Mobile operating system (OS) software, but in 2009 it began to shift its core focus away from Windows Mobile devices to devices based on Android OS, and in 2010 to Windows Phone OS as well.

Safaricom now stocks the following HTC phones and tab:

HTC Sensation which boasts of the following features:

Android Operating System v2.3, aka Gingerbread, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a S-LCD Capacitive touchscreen, scratch resistant Gorilla glass , Multi-touch input method, 3G internet, Email alert support, 8 Megapixel Camera, HD Video Camera, Memory Card support, a Wi-Fi enabled and an FM radio. It has a 1 GB internal storage and 768 MB of RAM.

The Sensation will be retailing at around 55K at Safaricom shops.

HTC Wildfire S

The Wildfire S which is also known as HTC PG76110 has the following specs:

Android Operating System v2.3, aka Gingerbread, 600 MHz ARM processor, a Capacitive touchscreen, Scratch resistant Gorilla Glass display, multi touch input method, 3G internet, Email alert support, 5 Megapixel Camera, HD Video Camera, Memory Card support, a Wi-Fi & Wi-fi Transmitter and FM radio.

It will be retailing at around 30K.

HTC Desire S

The Desire comes loaded with Android Operating System v2.3 (Gingerbread) and is upgradeable to version 2.3.5. It also has a 1GHz processor, a S-LCD Capacitive touchscreen, scratch resistant Gorilla glass , Multi-touch input method, 3G internet, Email alert support, 5 Megapixel Camera, HD Video Camera, Memory Card support, a Wi-Fi & Wi-fi Transmitter and FM radio. It has an internal memory of  1.1 GB ROM and 768 MB RAM.

It will be retailing at around 50K at Safaricom shops.

HTC ChaCha

The ChaCha, by virtue of being one of the view HTC models with a QWERTY Keyboard is also known as HTC ChaChaCha.

It comes with Android Operating System v2.3 (Gingerbread), 800 MHz processor, scratch resistant Gorilla glass , Multi-touch input method, 3G internet, Email alert support, 5 Megapixel Camera, HD Video Camera, Memory Card support, a Wi-Fi enabled and an FM radio.

The ChaCha will be retailing at around 35K at Safaricom shops.

HTC Flyer

The Flyer is a tablet and has no GSM voice communication capabilities.  It comes loaded with Android Operating System v2.3.3, 7″ Touch screen, 1.5 GHz processor,  3G internet, Email alert support, 5 Megapixel Camera, Dolby Mobile and SRS sound, Music & HD video playback, Memory Card support, a Wi-Fi & Wi-fi Transmitter. It has an internal storage of 16/32 GB and a 1 GB RAM.

The HTC tab will be retailing at around 80K.

Note that the prices change periodically, depending on various factors.

The Safaricom Open Day is around the corner (coming weekend) so you should find these items on sale there.

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