HTC One X review
Platform: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Sense UI;
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core 1.5GB;
Display: 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 (1280x720 pixels resolution);
Storage: 32GB, no memory expansion slot, users get about 25GB;
Camera: 8MP with 1920x1080p (1080p) videos,1.3MP front-facing camera;
Dimension: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm, 130g (4.58oz)
Bands: 850/900/1900//2100 MHz (Europe/Asia)
The HTC One X is an great to experience smartphone that offers a wide range of effective multimedia functions. The gorgeous screen, enjoyable interface, exceptional camera, wonderful audio, quicker web browsing and overall responsiveness make this an all-but-near perfect smart phone.
Interestingly, HTC does not promote the display at all. The good news is that it is excellent. It is using an IPS LCD2 technology, including very good view angles. The colors are vibrant, and giving it an “excellent” rating. Infinitely crisper text and brightness level is wonderful.
I belive it is the polycarbonate unibody design that lends it the solidity but also gives it a classy look while keeping its weight down to 130 grams.
Our white model has minimalist styling, with shiny silver trim around the outer edge. There's a physical 'home' button on the front, touch-sensitive menu and back buttons, and that's it. On the left side is a volume up/down rocker switch, and on the right is the power button. The back is just one smooth sheet of polycarbonate plastic, which is removable to reveal a user-replaceable battery, microSIM slot and there is no memory card slot.
If you're not willing to accept a pretty large mobile, then you're better off waiting for the likes of the HTC One S – the One X is a large piece of phone estate in your hand.
ANDROID & TOUCHWIZ
The phone runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box, with Samsung's TouchWiz 'Nature' UI lightly draped across the top. The interface is probably the biggest change over the older gen HTC smart phones, and that’s because Sense 4.0 seems to have been built from scratch.TouchWiz 'Nature' adds several neat features, including very quick access to common settings via Android's pull-down notification bar.
When taking into account the battery life of the HTC One X struggles to survive throughout the day, consumers must consider the amount of hardware running inside the today’s advanced mobile devices. With four cores clocking in at 1.5 GHz each and a bright 4.7 inch display, Wi-Fi or 3G connected , an hour of voice calls spread throughout the day, the phone lasts just about a day .It certainly delivers when used moderately.
With the 1800mAh battery installed in every new One X, it can certainly achieve HTC’s all day go when used in moderation throughout the day. Every smartphone on the market will run into a problem if used for hours at a time as a media device. Five hours of video will run down almost any mobile battery, especially a mobile battery powering the bright 4.7 inch screen.
With HTC’s Rezound, to use Beats Audio, you had to use the crappy music player HTC installed on the device. Thankfully, this requirement has been removed. The phone does not come with premium headphones, or any headphones. But it did make music sound a bit better . The HTC Music app is also much improved. Instead of just playing music, it now acts as a hub for all of your other music apps, like Amazon MP3, Google Music, Pandora, and Spotify. All of them are easily accessible from the music hub – a step in the right direction HTC also sells a Car Stereo Clip that makes it easier to stick the phone in your windshield for navigation and music on the go.
Cameras in most smart phones flatter to device,but this one is probably the best of the lot.the eight-meg/1080p camera with backside illuminated sensor and LED flash is another standout feature. It take great pics and videos, with minimal shutter lag, but HTC has really aced it with the extra features.
No need to change modes between photo and videos by toggling the slider. What this does is reduce one step in the process, and saves on switchover time.The video quality or the still images don't get spoil in burst mode .
If you want power. It's hard to say whether the S III is 'better' than the One X . Both have a similar features, the same display resolution and nearly the similar size. S Voice or Samsung's other proprietary additions to Android are not enough to steamroll the competition outright - not yet. The One X feels a little more solidly built, the S III has the advantage in grunt.Disappointments are the battery life and, and HTC Sense that tends to crash at times.
- Great screen
- Stunning design
- Powerful processor
- Quality camera
- Iffy battery life
- No microSD slot
- Video grainy