20 best smartphones right now
Far be it for us to complain that there’s too much choice when it comes to picking up a belting smartphone. But should the array of skills on display in your local phone shop baffle you (or should you need a guiding nudge) this tour of the particular strengths of the world’s 20 best smartphones – in no particular order – should steer you in the right direction…
HTC One X
If Pirelli is right and power is nothing without control, it’s probably a good idea to grip the HTC One X firmly with both hands. In fact, it’s also a good job that its 4.7in 720p HD screen is made of tough Gorilla Glass, because underneath it there’s a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor that makes the ICS-toting One X as powerful as Asus’ Transformer Prime tablet. To help maximise all that oomph it has a Battery Saver Core, which controls how much power is being used at any given time. Just as well or you’ll have splurged it all by lunchtime.
Quick specs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 4.7in, 8MP
HTC One X review