HTC One X

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 4G, and I...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.7 inches
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, Grey / Black

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

GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
Max WWAN downlink speed 21 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes
Media streaming Media Link HD

Processor

Manufacturer Nvidia
Brand / family Tegra 3
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 4

GPU

Manufacturer Nvidia
Model ULP GeForce

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 32 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 4430
Vellamo 1614
GLBenchmark 720p 65 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 32 FPS
AnTuTu 11322

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9.0

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by MJRoberts (Previously owned)

    Truly excellent smartphone. With ICS and a load of storage there is no danger of running out of space, meaning that you can install every app under the sun. Also future proofed with inclusion of NFC. Battery life isn't stellar but can be improved with updates over time - just remember to bring a charger if staying at a mates!

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    Reviewed by CameronE (Currently owns)

    Great performance, however the phone does heat up a bit when launching heavy games. Battery life drains amazingly fast! The camera is decent but when attempting to produce macro/close up shots the camera simply can't focus. Sense is a bit heavy but that is easily fixed by rooting to get stock Android 4.1. The display is amazing (but obviously not as good as the 1080p screen on the DNA). I noticed a bit of creaking on the phone as it vibrates when using the capacitive keys and the volume rocker is also a bit creaky. Overall a great device!

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    Reviewed by TheK (Currently owns)

    Awesome, best phone I have ever bought. The screen is the best in the market. However, the battery life is appalling! Oh and tegra3 is awesome z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z

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    Reviewed by Sniperrrrrrr (Currently owns)

    great phone .. beautiful from the inside with the sense and outstanding from the outside with an amazing design & materials .. just waiting the jelly bean to fix the slightly lag and to make the battery perform better .. the display is the best with the massive screen and the great technology within SLCD

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    Reviewed by bayhuy (Currently owns)

    Best phone ever. Especially after the ICS 4.0.4 + Sense 4.1 update. No lag, fast as hell.
    Display is second to none. Different viewing angles & direct sunlight are not problems for my HOX. Gaming with Tegra 3 is a joy! Everything works perfectly. Battery life is OK , full day with no problems.
    Smooth and fast browsing, never experienced any problems with the reception.
    p.s. no problems with Wi-FI, screen, yellow tint or whatever.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by greg.funke (Currently owns)

    love the phone - best phone i've ever owned. One thing - for a phone that can hammer a nail with it's screen without breaking, it has a severe weakness. I dropped my phone about 4 inches on cement and it shattered. $200 mistake. I didn't buy a case because i thought it was pretty indestructable and i've never broken a screen before with gorilla glass. Because the screen protrudes out from the concave frame, if you happen to hit the corner or edge of the glass, it breaks quite easily.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Richie Heijmans (Currently owns)

    The HTC One X has been mine for quite a while now and I have just a feel things to complain. The design is gorgeous, it runs fast, call quality can't be any better and so forth. One of my major disappointments was that apps would unload in the background after a few second. So every time I respond to a text and go back to the browser, it had to reload the page. One of my other disappointments was the camera. With it being one of the One X's key features I had high expectations. However while the picture quality is the best I've seen on an Android smartphone, it still does not come close to any professional quality. I'm still very happy I got this phone and still don't want any other phone right now.

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    Reviewed by thatoliver (Currently owns)

    Absolutely stunningly beautiful. The screen is retina-quality; the hardware is solid and a gorgeous twist on HTC's design legacy; and contrary to the Verge's own reviewer I find the Sense 4.0 UI to be a refreshingly bright and pleasant twist on the stock ICS UI that I used on my old rooted Desire.

    I've always wanted an Android phone that can exceed the iPhone across the board, and the One X really delivers. It could do with a bigger battery, but to be honest the current set-up sees me through the day easily. HTC really are back in the game after last year's relatively weak offering.

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    Reviewed by lollipop7321 (Currently owns)

    One X is the best smartphone I have ever had before, especially for the display. It's stunning. Also, the Sense 4.0 is really user-oriented. The web browsing is smooth and fast with no lag. Burst shooting is really convenient whiling you are taking video recording. I'm able to pick the best photo took. Camera is really good as well.

    Anyway, you wont regret to have it on hand guarantee!

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    Reviewed by kirbha (Currently owns)

    Major Points:
    Great Display infact the best display I have ever seen coming from SGS2, iphone 4s, Galaxy Nexus and Note.
    Build quality feels nice in the hand and overall it feels great to hold it in hand, stare at it all the time.

    Major Cons:
    Battery life and camera quality are big letdowns in my opinion. Camera is not great compared to 4S or samsung high end phones although the new camera software rocks. Battery life is crazy low if you use the phone normally.

    Neutral:
    Sense is toned down a bit and provides some nice features compared to stock Android. But this has it's drawbacks as well making the device little sluggish at times.

    Wrap Up:
    Overall it's a great device and definitely recommend. When it comes to high end Android it's either this or the SGS3.

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