- The camera is capable of taking clear snaps
- Sleek designing
- Great screen
- Powerful processor
- The video shots taken turn out grainy
- Short battery life
- No microSD slot
HTC's new flagship One X is a beautifully designed smartphone with a great screen and slick software. A very good camera adds to a well rounded package, though poor battery life and inconsistent HTC Sense software are downsides to an otherwise excellent Android device.
Design And Build:
The HTC One X has an attractive design would be completely underselling it. This single block of polycarbonate plastic is simply gorgeous and is without doubt one of the best.It is easier to grip and simply feels sturdier and better constructed.The attention to detail in construction and design is very impressive.That being said, the design of the One X isn't perfect. The camera lens protrudes from the back and therefore directly comes into contact with a desk or table when you sit the phone on it. While the lens itself seems to be protected by a slightly raised outer rim, both the lens cover and the rim itself were visibly scratched after a few days of use.
One of the best features of Sense on the One X is "ImageSense", which is what HTC calls the enhancements it has made to the camera. The ability to snap a photo in 0.7 seconds with a 0.2 second autofocus makes this one of the fastest cameras ever used on any smartphone.Like most camera phones, images tend to lack detail when zoomed in and possess a fair bit of noise. Video recording quality is excellent, though autofocus is erratic with movement.
The HTC One X has a brilliant 4.7in Super IPS LCD2 display with a HD resolution of 1280x720. It's crisper, brighter and sharper than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus' 4.65in Super AMOLED HD display. It has excellent viewing angles, great sunlight legibility and good colour reproduction. It also has a very high pixel density of 312ppi, putting it only slightly behind the iPhone 4S's ppi of 326.
The HTC One X runs Google's latest 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software. HTC One X is a slick and fast smartphone that offers blazing performance.It's 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor gives amazing speed and performance. Also the 1 GB RAM makes it's performance smooth as ice.
Power On It:
The HTC One X suffers from below average battery life. It couldn't manage to achieve a full day of use before needing a recharge, even when automatic synchronising is turned of. To be fair, the phone doesn't appear to use much power at all when the screen is off, but the 1800mAh battery certainly drains quickly whenever the screen is in use.
The HTC One X features a superb design, a fantastic display and offers excellent performance along with some very well designed software. Poor battery life and some annoying inconsistencies in software are downsides to an otherwise excellent Android phone.