Initial Impressions: XT Network with the HTC One X

, posted: 30-Apr-2012 11:56

I’ve changed cellphone providers quite a bit over the years. I was a Telecom XT customer when it was initially launched, but was turned off it by the amount of system-wide issues it had in the first year.   I ended up going to Vodafone, then 2Degrees, then finally TelstraClear through work.



Now, however, I’m back on XT, with the HTC One X.  I’m looking forward to Telecom’s improvements in the system.  I’m already impressed by the data speeds, and overall coverage round my work/home areas are vastly superior to the other networks I was on.

The usual Telecom apps are on the phone:
  • - Yahoo Tworld – Shortcut to Yahoo search/News
  • - YourTelecom – Shortcut to your Telecom account/data caps


However, unlike previous XT phones, the base image is mostly stock.  This should mean Telecom can provide fast, efficient updates, based on official HTC updates.  It comes bearing a combination of HTC Sense 4.0, and Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.



Compared to Sense 3, the new Sense 4 is dumbed down.  It doesn’t take over too much of the ICS features which so many want.  Yet it has a lot of useful apps, including the camera app, which seem to be much better than the standard ICS offerings.



I look forward to giving Telecom XT and Sense 4/ICS a good run in the next few weeks.  I’ll be reporting back on the pros/cons of each.  But, for now, I think the One is calling me - telling me that I need to play more games on it.

About the author

I am Vincent Garcia: an ICT Specialist by day; technology geek and DIY handyman by night. I enjoy playing with gadgets, old and new.  Taking most of them through the paces, and to within an inch of their lives! I also enjoy tinkering with things; spending most of my weekends repairing my motorcycles, or renovating my house.  I live in the windy city of Wellington, with my lovely wife Nicola, and my cat Morange. When I was offered the opportunity to review the new HTC One X series, I jumped at the chance.  The short aeroplane trip to Auckland was all part of the fun!  If you want to ask any questions, please add a comment below, or email telecomtech@vincentgarcia.net



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