HTC One X Review

This year HTC had a tough time with its multiple models being easily forgotten by the public. The last few models released by HTC didn’t gain much popularity and couldn’t really beat the army of stellar smart phones already available in the market. The mid and high range models including HTC titan and HTC sensation were also not able to gain much attraction in the smartphone market. After combating with all these factors, HTC is finally here with a mobile phone that has the power to rule the smartphone world. HTC One X will catch your eye in the first look with its snazzy white body. Equipped with Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich, this phone is really a commendable development over the previous models by HTC.

Display & Design

The phone has a fresh new look with a strikingly white poly carbonate unibody. It’s an innovation that not only makes the phone look good, but this material also does not cause interference in the signals of the mobile phone. The phone has a matte finish at the back and glossy at the sides. Its 4.7 inch display makes it a classy device to hold. Screen has a resolution 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 312ppi. Phone has a dimension of 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs just 130g. Overall the phone is quite slim and light weight which makes it convenient to carry the phone easily in your pocket even though it has a massive 4.7 inch display.

htc one xHTC One X has a super IPS LCD 2 touch screen which comes with corning glass technology to prevent it from scratches. The phone comes with HTC Sense UI 4.0 added to the existing stock android UI. Above the Display we have the 1.3mp secondary front camera for video calling, speakers and a tiny LED notification light which blinks when the phone is charging or there are new messages.

htc one x touch front cameraBelow the display there are 3 touch buttons. First one is the back button, central one is the home button and last one is recent apps button.

htc one x touch buttonsOn the top we have a power/lock key, a 3.5mm jack and a removable micro-SIM tray.

htc one x touch 3.5mm jackYou need to open the SIM-tray using the pin provided by HTC. Once you open the tray you can insert your micro SIM in the tray and put it back.

htc one x touch top sim card trayOn the left side, we have a Micro USB port which can be used to charge the phone or for connecting the phone to the PC for transferring data. Mirco USB port also supports MHL i.e Mobile High-Definition Link for using it as a HDMI output.
htc one x touch micro usbOn the right there is just a Volume Rocker present and nothing else.

htc one x touch volume rockerOn the Back you have a 8MP Camera along with a LED flash.

htc one x touch backAt the back you also have a 5 Pin connector for Docks and a Loudspeaker. You can also notice the beats audio branding present above the Loudspeaker.

htc one x touch beats audio

Hardware & Performance

This phone has attempted to become the number one in the world of smartphones with its quad core 1.5 GHz processor and android 4.0 ice cream sandwich which is upgradable to android v4.1. You can find the hardware information of the phone in settings option. HTC One X comes with 1GB Ram and Bluetooth v4.0.

htc one x specs

The phone comes with 32GB of storage out of which 26GB is available for the usage.

htc one x storageAlong with 1.5Ghz Quadcore processor, HTC One X comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset and ULP GeForce GPU which provides it superb speed and ultra-cool graphics. Switching from one task to another is not a problem with this phone as it responds to task switching at an amazing speed.

Software

You can find the Software Information about the phone in the settings option. As already mentioned the phone runs on android version 4.0 i.e ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes preloaded with HTC Sense User Interface version 4.0.

htc one x detailsHTC Sense 4.0 offers various customization options to the users which include customizing the lock screen as well.  It also contains many widgets which could be added to the home screens according to user preferences.

htc one x widgetThe default Internet Browser of android has also been tweaked by HTC and many new features such as Tab Support, flash support etc have been added. Browsing is quite fast and everything looks clear on the 4.7 inch high resolution display.htc one x browser

Camera

Now, coming to the best part – The camera! This phone features an 8 megapixel camera which can capture images at 3264×2448 pixels and has a wide aperture f/2.0 autofocus lens and an incredible software called ImageSense that makes it one of the best camera phones.

htc one x touch cameraWith a full set of incredible camera features including panorama, real time filters, HDR, burst and slow motion video and special photo editing software that is even better than Instagram in features and diversity; this phone is a delight for shutterbugs. Here are 2 sample images captured using the HTC One X camera.

htc one x camera sample

htc one x camera sampleYou can even capture images while recording a HD video. You have multiple real time filters, saturation and sharpness adjustments, white balance and so many other options that can be used while clicking a picture. It can capture good quality images even in low light conditions and can capture 1080p video very smoothly with a 30 fps constant autofocus capability. The phone also has a 1.3 mp secondary camera for video calling.

Battery

HTC One X comes with a Standard 1800mAh battery which is quite decent. With moderate usage the battery lasted for around 1 Day during which we made few calls, browsed internet for few hours, captured few images and videos using camera and played some songs and videos.

htc one x battery

Conclusion

HTC One X has classy looks and feel, delivers good performance and has a lot of incredible features to offer. The phone is an ultimate combination of stylish design and superb performance. Its quad core processor and NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset makes it perform tasks at a very fast speed. The sense 4 User interface is very good and the corning glass display serves really well for this phone. The stellar camera performance adds to the whole incredible experience. It is giving tough competition to its rivals Samsung galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus in terms of processor, speed and camera. Overall, We highly recommend this phone to the users looking for a powerful android smartphone.

Author: Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009.

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