Best mobile phones of 2012
We’ve crept into Q2 of 2012, and we’re starting to see more of the handsets that we first saw at Mobile World Congress, coming through over the next few months.
Certain trends are already shaping 2012, ranging from the genuinely useful; such as higher resolution screens and redesigned camera modules to the more interesting such as quad-core processors.
Two company’s we’ll see more of throughout the rest of 2012 are Huawei and ZTE. Both are Chinese OEM manufacturers that have made handsets for Orange and Vodafone among others.
Here’s our pick of the top mobiles of 2012. We’ll be updating it throughout the year, with scores as we review the phones and adding new phones as they are released.
HTC One XThe HTC One X is the very first quad-core phone from HTC, with an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and launching with Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich, running HTC Sense 4.0.
Everything about the phone is big. The screen is 4.7-inches, which is almost the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note (at 5.1-inches) with a HD resolution of 720p.
The 8-megapixel camera is totally new and includes a bright f/2 lens for low-light shooting and to capture full HD 1080p movies.
In our HTC One X review we loved the screen, camera and just the immense power of this phone, although the battery performance did suffer and it’s not removable.
Rivals: Huawei Ascend D Quad , LG Optimus 4X HD
Our score: 4 stars
HTC One X review
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