HTC One X review: Complete features, hardware, interface, price and verdict
The HTC One X is one of the top phones in the Indian market. This monster has everything that can make a gadget freak go weak on his feet. Let’s see how it behaves with us.
Every once in a while comes a device that starts a new trend. We generally remember that device if it sets the trend in design, or performance, or maybe interface or even the kind of innovative accessories they come with. HTC goes one step ahead and wants its new flagship device – the HTC ONE X to be the trend-setter in more than one of the above categories. A look at the HTC One X and we knew HTC is up for the kill this time. Let’s see if what looks like actually turns out true.
Technical Specifications and price
- 4.7-inch super LCD 2 screen with 1280 x 720 p resolution
- 1.5-inch quad-core processor
- A fifth core to save battery when you’re not doing demanding work
- Android 4.0.3
- Sense 4.0
- 1GB RAM
- 32GB storage space, no MicroSD card slot
- 8mp back camera (1080p recording) with 1.3MP front (720p recording)
- F2.0 28mm lens
- 3.5mm audio jack
- SIZE: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
- WEIGHT: 130gms with battery
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1800mAh battery
- Flash support
Design and built
The HTC One X is a design pinnacle. HTC has taken every good thing out of its previous phones and then some in the One X. The first thing that catches your attention is the concave body that is actually an illusion. How? The back is certainly concave when you hold the phone sidewise in front of your eyes. The screen actually level out in front but the concave white line across the side makes you believe that even the front is concave. You can see the black screen leveling out in the middle – brilliant! Check out the photos for a better understanding.
The 4.7-inch screen covers most of the front side and doesnot have very wide borders so you are not holding a much bigger form factor than the screen size itself. However there is enough room to host the HTC logo and the receiver – and also the front camera. Although there’s no space below, but the screen extends to house the three soft hot-keys – back, home and recent apps. The gorilla glass will prevent casual scratches.
The back and side has this beautiful white polycarbonate material that is almost as tough as metal minus the weight. The backside has the beautiful 8mp F2.0 28mm lens surrounded by an elevated silver border. It has a single LED flash with five brightness levels – probably the first of its kind. There is also a little more dramatic HTC logo in the middle on the back side along with the lone speaker at the bottom with Beats audio logo – Yes the One X Beats audio!
The left side has the micro USB port, the bottom side has the mouthpiece, the right has the volume rocker and on the top is the power button, SIM slot and 3.5mm audio jack.
Note that there is no MicroSD card slot so you can’t extend the memory, but for most of us 32GB space should be enough. The SIM card slot at the top can accommodate only mini SIM cards and not your usual size. Another disadvantage of the unibody design is that the battery is non-user replaceable meaning you’ll have to take it to the service center to change.
All in all it is probably the best looking phone we have seen in a very very long while. It’s featherweight but strong like a bull. We actually dropped it from 5-feet twice to test it with thumping hearts! We only wish the above difficulties (especially the non-replaceable battery) don’t come in the way of your usage.