The 12th annual Mobile Choice Awards were held in Central London on Thursday night. While Samsung was undoubtedly the star of the show, winning four awards in total, it was also a good night for Taiwanese manufacturer HTC.
Samsung picked up two awards for its Galaxy S3, which were ‘best media phone’ and ‘phone of the year’. The Galaxy Note also won the award for most innovative device, and Samsung was crowned ‘manufacturer of the year’.
The HTC One X was awarded two prizes in the ‘best social networking phone’ and ‘best video phone’ categories. These are two of the real strengths of this device, so these awards are certainly well deserved.
As a social networking phone, the HTC One X is no doubt one of the best. This is thanks largely to its HTC Sense UI which runs alongside the Android OS. As well as the standalone Facebook and Twitter apps, it provides a social networking widget called FriendStream. This displays data from both your Facebook and Twitter accounts on a single widget interface, and you can post new updates on both accounts from information entered on the widget.
The HTC One X also holds its own as a video phone, so this is also another well deserved award. The device comes with an 8 megapixel camera built in, and this is able to capture video footage in various resolution settings of up to 1080p. The camera also boasts a number of unique features such as the ability to capture simultaneous videos and photos. The HTC Sense UI also plays an important role and the effectiveness of the handset as a video phone, thanks to its simple to use camera and video interface.
The HTC One X has just received a makeover and is soon to receive a fresh boost to its appeal. The HTC One X+ is due to be rolled out in the UK this month, and boasts a number of upgraded specifications over the original model.