The Hot Five – Q1 2013 (Part 2) - HTC 8X, Asus Padfone , Sony Xperia T

3/31/2013 11:32:19 AM


Plonk in a picture of another Lumia 920 for your viewing pleasure? No we did not! This is actually the HTC 8X, promise. Well, it looks pretty much like the Lumia 920 and even sports similar features, such as support for 4G, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a gig of RAM. Where it does manage to inch ahead of the Lumia 920 is in its ability to record videos at 1080p and click pictures via the front cam @2.1MP. It is even thinner and lighter than the Finn-made phone. The Super LCD 2 screen appears gorgeous by the looks and specs of it, but we can only tell more once we get one for a review!


All faces in

The camera on the front is a 2.1MP marvel, at least HTC thinks so. It offers an awe-inspiring 88-degree ultra-wide-angle view to fit in you, your pet, grandma and the best friend.


If you plan to buy the HTC 8X, may we suggest something to go with this limey-green toy? How about an even greener, meaner Monster Solo HD by Beats? There, now your look is complete!

Technical specs

·         Product Type: Smartphone

·         Network Band: Quad Band

·         Wi-Fi: Yes

·         Effective Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

·         USB: Yes

·         Built-in Flash: Yes

·         Main Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720

·         Main Screen Size: 10.9 cm (4.3")

·         Cellular Data Connectivity Technology: HSPA+

·         GPS Receiver: Yes

·         Dual SIM Supported: No

·         Secondary Camera: Yes

·         Integrated TV Tuner: No

·         Product Family: Windows Phone 8X

·         Cellular Generation: 4G

·         Cellular Network Supported: LTE 2100

·         Weight (Approximate): 130.0 g

·         Touchscreen: Yes

·         Bluetooth: Yes

·         Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

·         Built-in Memory: 16 GB

·         Operating System Version: Windows Phone 8

·         Main Screen Type: LCD

·         Realtone: Yes

·         Radio Tuner Type: FM

·         Multi-touch Screen: Yes

·         Height: 132.4 mm

·         Width: 66.2 mm

·         Depth: 10.1 mm

·         Operating System: Windows Mobile

·         Limited Warranty: 1 Year

·         Touchscreen Type: Capacitive

4.    Asus Padfone - Tech trio trickery

First it is the phone, which features a speedy 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 1GB of RAM. That should be able to run games and HD videos effortlessly on the 4.3in 540x960 pixels (256ppi) screen. The party trick however comes with the tablet dock sporting a 10.1in screen offering a max display resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Open the top-rear of the tablet, Plonk the phone in, and voila! You have a fully functional Android 4 tablet. Not good enough? Attach the keyboard base, and you have a sleek netbook. Now that's impressive. Not convinced?

Asus Padfone

Asus Padfone

Technical specs

·         Type: Smartphone

·         Operating system: Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

·         Antenna: Internal

·         Input type: Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

·         Predictive text: Yes

·         Talk time: 2G (up to 8 hours), 3G (up to 15 hours)

·         Standby time (max): 370 hours

·         Battery type: Li-polymer (1520 mAh capacity)

·         Camera: 8 megapixels

·         Camera features: Records video, Auto focus, Flash (LED)

·         Secondary camera: Yes

·         Location support: GPS, Compass (A-GPS)

·         Internal memory: 16 GB

·         Memory card: microSD (microSDHC)

·         WiFi: 802.11 b, g, n

·         WiFi encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2

·         WiFi mobile hotspot support: Yes

·         Bluetooth: 4.0

·         Media playback: Yes

·         Audio: MP3, WMA

·         Video: h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4

·         OTA video: Streaming / internet

·         Images: BMP, JPEG, PNG

·         Screen size: 4.3 inches

·         Screen type: LED (Active, Color, Backlit)

·         Secondary screen: Yes

·         Screen size: 4.3 inches

·         Screen resolution: 960 x 540

·         Screen type: OLED (Active, Color, Backlit)

·         Audio / headset jack: 3.5mm

·         Speakers: Stereo

·         Speakerphone: Yes

·         Voice dial: Yes

·         CPU: 1.5 GHz

·         RAM: 1 GB

·         USB: 2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)

·         Sensors: Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

·         Flight mode: Yes

·         TV-out: MHL / HDMI (micro-USB)

5.    Sony Xperia T - For your ears only


We're not allowed to tell you whose phone this is, or which film he'll be using it in. We'll just say that he likes his Martinis badly made and of all the gadgets he's been given over the years, this surely beats the inflatable ski jacket. Oh, but we can tell you that it has a 4.6in Reality Display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a SMERSHing 13MP camera that shoots beautiful 1080p video - handy for capturing secret documents and so on. But we're definitely not allowed to tell you any more... or we'd have to kill you.

Sony Xperia T

Sony Xperia T

Boxing clever

Get a T by the end of 2012 and you’ll get 50GB of cloud-based storage from Box. With 16GB of onboard memory and a microSD slot for adding more, you’ll have more space than the TARDIS.

The Exmor you know

The 13MP Exmor R sensor is back-illuminated for better low light skills. With noise reduction tech and magic such as HDR and Sweep Panoramas, it should take on compact cams with ease.

Jelly belly ache

As with previous Xperias, Sony is determinedly shipping the T with an out-of-date version of Android: Ice Cream Sandwich

Technical specs

·         1.5GHz Qualcomm Krait (ARM dual-core)

·         Adreno 225 graphics

·         4.55in (720 x 1280) TFT

·         Google Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

·         1GB RAM

·         16GB flash storage

·         microSDHC card slot

·         802.11a/b/g/n dual-band

·         Bluetooth 3.1

·         GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

·         HSPA/WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz

·         micro-SIM

·         GPS/GLONASS

·         13Mp rear camera with LED flash, 1.3Mp front camera

·         1080p rear, 720p front video capture

·         3.5mm headset jack

·         Micro-USB

·         6.8Wh non-removable lithium battery

·         67 x 129 x 9.4-12.2mm

·         140g

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