HTC One X

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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
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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    Reviewed by mp123 (Currently owns)

    The HTC One X is the best-looking Android phone right now on the market IMHO and comes with a superior gaming experience on the Tegra 3 platform. The companion core works amazingly well while in standby where you will experience at most 3% battery life drop over 8 hours of standby. With normal usage without gaming, I can typically get around 1.5 days before requiring a charge. With THD gaming (e.g. sonic/dark meadow/shadowgun thd), battery life unfortunately can only manage around 4-6 hours, but hey that's better than the PS Vita!

    Sense is unobtrusive and there's a reason why every Android phone out there wants a Sense clock!

    On the camera front, I have to say the phone is not that great at photos in low light but great (for a phone camera level) at daylight pictures!

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by iFloridaAllStar (Currently owns)

    For this to be my very first primary used Android phone, I'm very impressed. I owned an iPhone 4S prior to this phone, and I have to say, I do not miss my iPhone in any way shape or form. I also own an iPad so that might be why I don't miss my iPhone but I can't say enough about this phone. The screen!!!!

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by pawel.konstanty (Previously owned)

    Hello

    I have owned the HTC one X for a week. At first I whams impresses, specially by the design, but than comes the real life experience. The Sense is awful lets be honest,, the power button placed in the most uncomfortable place, the battery life ? is tragic just terrible. The head phone slot at the top .. really ? The screen collects fingerprints like hell Samsung screens seems to be way better in this matter. This is awesomely designed over powered phone with unnecessary quad core that eats juice like pacman dots, I sent it back and got Galaxy Nexus and must say Galaxy Nexus is a supreme phone, 100% better than this one and with half the price. HTC .. Ups you did it again but at least you tried..

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by lvishal (Currently owns)

    Best Design and display. the battery life is definitely a concern hardly 12hrs. the display is just awesome. the performance is grt except for a few times when is gets a bit buggy but that's all because of Sense. Sense is good and bad. mostly bad but still no phone is perfect.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by bordingj (Currently owns)

    Love the design. Its one of the best things about this phone. The phone is beautiful, and makes the phone seem thinner than it actually is. Although its plastic it by no means feel or look cheap.
    Built quality could maybe be better. The screen makes a cracky sound when pressing hard down on the bezel.
    The display is flawless! It really is. There is nothing bad I can say about it. Blacks are obviously not perfect as its a LCD, but its the best blacks I have ever seen on a LCD. Colours are crisp and accurate. Over 300 ppi resolution. High brightness, even in direct sunlight. Whites are accurate. Viewing angles are awesome. The display kills every other display out there. Seeing it side by side with Amoled displays like galaxy nexus and s2 really puts out the overly saturated unnatural colours of amoleds and its poor whites.
    Camera is great, but on level with the ones on iphone 4s and galaxy s2.
    Battery-life is average. When not using the screen alot it almost runs forever, but the display really drains it.
    Performance is great and smooth.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by bumcucket (Currently owns)

    Where do I even start?

    Very impressed by HTC's latest offering. As others have mentioned, it's simply the best screen on any phone available today. Miles ahead of the AMOLED counterparts from Samsung or the latest iPhone.

    Small design touches, like the bright (yet tiny) indicator light behind the speaker grill is fantastic. Solid unibody design which is a pleasure to hold in the hand. I have small hands so this phone should be fine for anyone (unless you prefer the smaller iPhone sized phones, which is understandable).

    The performance on this thing is superberb and while I love the notion of stock Android, I must say that sense is a real winner on this phone. It adds just enough to make the phone fantastic, without adding too-much bloat. Some of the changes in basic applications like calendar and mail really do help productivity. Simple touches like being able to place the phone face down mid-call and have it automagically change to speaker-phone is awesome.

    Yes, I really enjoyed using the Samsung Galaxy Nexus because it gives me the feeling that I'm always running the latest OS version. But honestly, that phone was really screwed up by the different "yakju" firmware variants. Some phones are updated by Samsung, while others get faster updates from Google directly. Why?! At the end of the day my Galaxy Nexus is still stuck on Android 4.0.2 and my One X has already been updated to 4.0.3 and is extemely stable. This is as of May 05, 2012.

    If there was anything I would change on the phone it would be the overall look Sense gives to the phone. I wish HTC followed Android 4.0 design guidelines a bit more to make the OS look more sleek. I'm a believer in function over form, so this is not a huge deal, AND this can be corrected with an update, but still I do prefer the overall look of stock Android to this variant. The design just feels a bit outdated compared to stock ICS.

    Another thing I would change is the ability to uninstall some of the applications that come stock with the phone. Don't see why they need to reside there if I'm never going to use them.

    Other than that, I have no issues. It's well designed, the polycarbonate exterior resists scratches, fingerprints and really feels premium. The camera is great and the battery life is more than acceptable for a phone with this horsepower.

    After seeing the specs and hands-on with the new Galaxy SIII I am confident that I made the right choice going with the One X. This phone sets the bar for all phones to come. Well done HTC.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by muthaship (Currently owns)

    Using the Tegra 3 One X for a month now, the display is an absolute joy to look at and touch. Two software updates in the first three weeks, no problems at all for me. It's got all the bells and whistles I could ask for - MHL, Apt-X Bluetooth, great music app, sharp optics, awesome camera software (especially the HDR mode). Only things it lacks out of the box are USB host support and a higher frame rate during video recording, and both of those will be added with custom kernels. Battery life is fine; it does run warm and drink power when playing Tegra 3 games, but for console quality graphics on a phone that's a small price to pay.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by chpark (Currently owns)

    The HTC One X is the sexiest smartphone design period. This is the best display I have ever used, much better than Super AMOLED Plus or any pentile display. This was the most surprising part of the phone for me given that HTC finally released a best in class HD display. Works great outdoors even in bright settings.

    Love it.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by wesbar (Currently owns)

    Great phone. Miles better than my iPhone 4S. Did I really use a 3.5" screen. No going back now!

    Screen is superb. Viewing angles than rival the ipad 3 Construction is great. Really solid. I actually prefer the build and ergonomics to my iPhone 4S. Much more natural in the hand, though you will need two of them to operate it unless you have freakishly large hands. I'm 6'4" and I need two hands.
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    The camera is a bit of a let down in Video mode. Choppy and low bit-rate. Still shots are great though and the HDR mode best the 4S in my opinion.

    Support of apt-x lossless bluetooth streaming is also a boon. Using it with a Samsung HS3000 apt-x bluetooth headset/dongle with my Shure SE530's and the quality is indistinguishable from wired.

    Great phone and I have a feeling it'll outdo the S3 too.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by arpan272 (Currently owns)

    Just purchased one x and it is the best mobile phone i have ever used it responds fluently and bcoz of tegra 3 and quad core it gives very smooth results. i was amazed to see this phone, i have used many phones like SII, N8, iPhone (4S, 4, 3S), etc but it has got best display and color quality in all of them. i am not able to see a pixel even with a magnifying glass ! it had very smooth and firm back. I have my one x in white color first it was in my mind that white would catch dirt easily and get black but i have tested it and no dirty spots are present..i would surely and strongly RECOMMEND this phone without a doubt instead of Note, Nexus, SII, iPhone 4S , etc.

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