HTC One X review

HTC One X

The HTC One X is the father of the One family. HTC has a new design philosophy and you can see this when you first touch the One X. Dressed in a unibody the phone has good quality materials; a polycarbonate processed so the phone won’t suffer from any scratches.

The One X is a little too big for some people. It has 134.3×69.9×8.9mm; most of us won’t use it with a single hand. It weighs 130g.

The display has 4.7 inches, a bit smaller than the Galaxy S3. It supports HD resolution at 720x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 312 ppi. It is a Super IPS LCD2 capacitive display with 16 million colors which supports multitouch and has Gorilla Glass screen protection.

Android OS is version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense user interface. The new Sense UI is very nice, sincerely I was bored of the old Sense UI. The One X will receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Internal storage has 32GB (26GB user available) and it can’t be expanded with a SD card. The phone chipset is Nvidia Tegra 3 with quad core processor at 1.5 MHz. RAM memory has 1GB. It supports gyro sensor but also accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensors. The browser has Adobe Flash support and runs very fast. The One X supports only microSIM but it has Beats Audio, TV-out, active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone, features which compensates a bit the lack of normal SIM support.

The One X comes with two shades of colors: white and gray. I personally like the white color which fits very nice on the phone and it’s mat.

The battery is too small for the phones big display which consumes a lot from its energy. It has only 1800 mAh. HTC could put a 2000 mAh battery or even a bigger one. In normal use the One X can stay up to one day without charging it.

It is known that HTC phones have mediocre photo cameras. This time HTC taken seriously the camera problems and they integrated a chip dedicated only for image processing and a diaphragm f2.0. The camera from the HTC One X represents a big step from the old HTC line phones. Photo and video modes are in the same interface so you can switch them fast. The camera is very very fast, it can take a photo almost instant, it has burst mode which takes photos one after another by just keeping your finger on the trigger. It has LED flash for low light conditions and it also can be used at video recording. By the way video recording is Full HD at 1080p/720p and 30 fps, stereo,  has continuous autofocus and photos can be taken while filming. You can make panorama photos and a large range of filters can be applied to photos. The One X has a good camera with lots of settings and options but it’s still not the best 8MP camera on the market.

In conclusion what I like most at the HTC One X is its display which is excellent (with good viewing angles, luminosity and good colors), the housing, the fast camera and its soft. What I didn’t like is that the battery can’t be changed, Sense 4 UI has some design bugs, no SD support, it heats up to much. I will leave you to decide on the phone.

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