HTC One X (LTE)

Verge Review

Batman Begins. The Muppets. James Bond in Casino Royale. What do they have in common? They’re all examples of franchises that got better after a reboot (some will disagree on Casino Royale, but I’m standing my ground). For HTC, that’s exactly what the One series represents: a thorough reboot of the company’s image, philosophy, and hardware. Conservatively speaking, One’s announcement is the most important event in the company’s history since the release of the groundbreaking Evo...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.7 inches
Carriers AT&T, Other
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 5.3 inches
Width 2.75 inches
Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White / Black
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.7 inches
Technology Super LCD 2
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 720 px
PPI 312
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers AT&T, Other
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 2100, 1900, 850
LTE Yes
LTE frequencies supported 700
Max WWAN downlink speed 100 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
Media streaming Media Link HD

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Model MSM8960
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2

GPU

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 225

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution 720p

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Android
Skin Sense 4
Launch OS version 4.0

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports MHL

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable No

Benchmarks

Quadrant 4925
Vellamo 2346
GLBenchmark 720p 57 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 29 FPS
AnTuTu 6681

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8.4

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  • Camera(s) 8
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 9
  • Software 7
  • Battery life 8
  • Ecosystem 9

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Ccollado (Currently owns)

    Best phone I have ever used. The display is excellent, even if a little on the large side. Performance, call quality, features all check out great. Battery and heat are probably the biggest issues, but that's only if you are being picky. Even if you are not a huge fan of Sense, installing a custom launcher will get it out of your way enough to avoid having to do something drastic (like say, root your phone).
    If you really do feel the need to root your phone, consider getting an app that allows you to underclock your phone. A dual core SnapDragon on ICS will still blaze at a lower speed, and doing so will almost completely solve the battery and heat problem.

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    Reviewed by mikel.canovas (Currently owns)

    The thing that I praise the most about this phone is its design and its display. Its display is absolutely beautiful. Very happy with this purchase and don't feel that my phone is out of date even with the iPhone 5 and all other phones that have come out. This phone is definitely the most underrated phone of the year. You don't hear people celebrating it as much as it should. Very happy with my choice

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    Reviewed by quarlow (Currently owns)

    The Basics:

    The screen is really high resolution, but I fear for the longevity of it. I had a Galaxy S II for the last 10 months, and dropped it on asphalt (with no case or screen protector) at least 3 times over that period. In all that time it only received one 1/4" scratch. In less than 3 days I have a similar scratch on my One X. No drops, no rough surfaces, the same empty pockets that my Galaxy S II called home. There are far too many reports of small minor drops leading to iPhone-esque shattering of screens.

    It's plastic, and the feel is growing on me. The same way the Galaxy S II felt more comfortable the longer I had it. But the screen doesn't feel securely held down, there is give in the edge between glass and plastic, another too-common complaint online. I don't see the amazing build quality the Verge editors did, just average. It is a very visual appealing design, but at the sacrifice of some actual quality issues.

    I don't have LTE, all call and data services are on par with my Galaxy S II.

    Battery life has improved over my Galaxy S II, getting a full day more comfortably than before, but still needs a charge each night.

    It's fast and smooth once you get different firmware on it. But, not on stock firmware. And it is a total PITA to get custom firmware on it compared to a Samsung device. At best on stock firmware, I still felt the stock GB or ICS on the Galaxy S II was at least equal and in some places faster and smoother.

    Sense does offer some cool customizability out of the box. The kind of things people jailbreak their iPhone for is baked in and easily changed. Plus there are more available online. No root required.

    The Peeves:

    Sense is loaded with exorbitant flourishes and animations. I had an Aria (3.2" screen) and now have a One X (4.7"). They both offer a 4*4 layout on the home screen. With Nova I can comfortably use a 5*7 icon layout without cramping, but if I want to use HTC's famed widgets I must use the sense launcher, and the sense launcher is still running anyway, so with Nova the performance suffers. Changes for the sake of changes drive me crazy. When I pull down the notification shade it's pinned to the bottom, instead of revealing behind like AOSP. Example: when I get a text, I must pull the shade fully down to see the preview, vs. only pulling down 1/3 the way.

    Don't call it a notification LED if I must pick up the phone and look directly at the phone to see it blink.

    Why is the Front Facing camera set back, is it designed in a way to collect dust and lint? If so: good job.

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    Reviewed by kmill.arch (Currently owns)

    i have owned the HTC One X (ATT) for 3 days, and i am blown away by the S4 speed. Coming from the HTC Evo Shift 4G on sprint, it is a world of difference and improvement. The radios are amazing with reception thus far (not sure if that is ATT v sprint or the phone, but I'm sure the phone is helping as well) getting service 3x what i used to get with other phones. The battery seems to die a bit faster, but from what I've read that should improve with use. It has a tyipcal HTC Sense UI, but moves lighting fast with amazing display quality. I am typically an Apple guy, but the design and specs on the One X steered me away from the iPhone and I couldnt be happier!

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by volodoscope (Currently owns)

    I've had this phone for about a month now and I can say it's the best Android to date, but it sure isn't an iPhone killer.
    What I loved:
    -4G LTE speeds are amazing
    -performance is great, 1.5Ghz processor really makes things smooth
    -phone design is up there with iPhone design, I think HTC did an amazing job
    -screen is up there with the quality of iPhone screen and it's almost Retina screen as well
    -light weight, very thin (I originally though it would be awkward in the jean pocket, but I barely feel it)

    What I didn't like at all:
    -bloatware from AT&T and HTC just ruin the fluid User Experience of Android
    -Mail app is horrible, even Gmail app sucks. All email don't fit into a screen and text is way oversized, even though I set it at smallest setting.
    -battery drains during night sleep
    -a lot of apps don't match Android UI, thus making the whole user experience very awkward.
    -there's NFC chip but there's no way to use it (No Google Wallet)
    -Beats Audio is the worst thing I've heard, It doesn't sound any better and in fact it distorts the music by constantly changing bass and treble effect. In my car the music plays through Bluetooth and it constantly clicks like if setting were too high or not balanced. Total joke. It's always turned off on my One X. I'm glad that was an option too.

    Overall this is the best Android phone. It will get some time to get used to User Interface since all apps look and navigate different and don't follow Google's design standards. It's probably the best phone HTC ever made. I hope HTC supports future updates of 4.1 and beyond.

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    Reviewed by Alexander Caley (Currently owns)

    Starting off this device did not have the best battery life, but after multiple days of usage it begins to strengthen. This is one of the most powerful mobile devices that I have ever used, it is also the best version of sense I have ever used. The S4 really outperforms the predecessor, the S3. in all this is currently the best device you can get and probably wont be outperformed for another year.

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    Reviewed by soldierblue348 (Currently owns)

    Design: Very, very good. It really catches the eye, especially in white. The unibody polycarbonate feels very nice in the hand as well. The front glass has something of a spongy feel to it, which I don't think I like.

    Display: Amazing, the full RGB stripe is very much appreciated.

    Camera: Disappointing, not even in the same league as the iPhone.

    Reception/Call Quality: Wildly varying reception, from perfect to nothing. Tested another device, also on AT&T, which exhibited none of this variation.

    Performance: Absolutely screams, only a few hiccups.

    Software: Multitasking is essentially broken, with apps consistently re-loading. Push notifications for the built-in email apps rarely arrive on time and can sometimes be as much as two hours late. Sense is still too overbearing in places.

    Battery Life: Above average for Android devices, not great.

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    Reviewed by iFloridaAllStar (Currently owns)

    Man man man this phone is the truth! Coming from an iPhone 4s I thought I would miss my iPhone but I have found to even look down at my iPhone and question why it took me this long to try this phone! The design, display, and the processor are game changers for Android. The camera is ok, my iPhone 4s was much better but the software on the One X camera is best in class, maybe even in a class of its own. I rates the ecosystem a 10, being that you can pretty much do anything to this phone on top of downloading apps. LTE on AT&T is rediculously fast, my average speed was around 25 down and 26 up for the first week but for some reason it dropped down to around 16 down and 11-15 up. Anyway I'm really thinking hard about ditching my home Internet. Anyway best phone on the market, Samsung/Apple you officially have been put on notice!

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    Reviewed by groundswell (Currently owns)

    I picked up this device yesterday so I cant comment too much on battery life however it's been good thus far on 4G. The camera is good and the S4 chip really shows it's power when swapping through applications.

    Overall, the hardware is great, sense ui... not so much. With a new rom this device should do me well until my next upgrade.

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    Reviewed by zanner11030 (Currently owns)

    I have had the One X for AT&T for about 4 days now and it has been a great experience. The design is beautiful, the display is better than any I've seen, and the raw speed is astounding. There is not much to complain about when it comes to the One X, but that does not make it perfect. The minor flaws that I have found are that the device tends to heat after even moderate use quite a bit, the battery is far from flawless, it lasts me about a 15 hr time period, and many apps (Modern Combat 3) do not function on this device. On AT&T's side which unfortunately negatively effects the phone is the areas in which it has LTE. Though there are some flaws this is close to the perfect android phone and in my opinion the best android phone currently on the market.

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