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HTC One X Hands-on Review

0. phoneArena 26 Feb 2012, 17:15 posted on

The HTC One X – a smartphone that has been teasing Android fans for so long, has finally landed in our hands for us to check out. And the excitement surrounding this device is well justified, given that it flaunts the specs of a true high-end Android device. Here we have an HD display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and all that sprinkled with a dose of Sense 4.0 on top...

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posted on 28 Feb 2012, 19:15

52. DSchmitt (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

PLEASE come for sprint!!?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 13:06

54. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

'HTC also claims “the laminated cover glass and touch layer eliminates light reflection for superior sharpness and clarity” but we will try these once we get a review unit which we can test during the day.'

When did they say that. The display is awesome though.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 03:38

58. lilmoe (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

people are really being mislead by the tegra3 processor... i wish they had the s4 on the international version too. the s4 beats the tegra3 in ALL cpu benchmarks (threaded and non-threaded tests), and the adreno 225 beats the geforce in all test exept for 1. don't get me wrong, i still think tegra3 is GREAT, but the S4 makes it pale in comparison. if you want quadcore, wait till q3-q4 for a S4 Pro powered phone, OR wait for the galaxy s3 ;)

i guess mainstream mentality wins over actuall benchmarks these days.... i have my eys on the One S for the S4 if i'm going with HTC (will be waiting to see the galaxy s3 too). the S4 arguably saves more power than tegra's 4.1 core configuration... will wait for actual reviews on batterylife too to compair. you guys should hold your breath till then. i'll laugh hard after seeing you guys shocked when the One S beats the flagship One X in bencharks... guys with the LTE version are LUCKY.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:08

59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you are being misled. you are considering benchmarks done with a reference device vs commercial devices as evidence of something when its not.

Anandtech got ahold of the 1x and 1s in T3 and S4 chipsets. Even though the T3 is running a much higher resolution and an exponentially higher pixel count, it still manages to tie and beat the S4 in many of the tests.. in A COMMERCIAL handset.. u know.. what we would be using.

" Keep that difference in mind as the One X does have more (around 77%) pixels than the One S."


posted on 07 Mar 2012, 18:26

68. lilmoe (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

hold your breath till when both are benchmarked and used on daily basis. you'll see the reviews coming. good luck with that single-channel memory quad core "kal-el"

i was SERIOUSLY looking forward to tegra3... but the technical sheet alone was dissapointing, you have NO idea that improvements on SINGLE thread is WAY better for android than multi-thread improvements (which in tegra3's case aren't that good)...
2 cores with 2x the performance PER core is WAY better than a quad core that runs a single thread slower than last year's exynos.
get your s**t together before replying dude.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 18:31

69. lilmoe (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

let me add that display resolution has NOTHING to do with actuall CPU performance and multi-threading... it does when rendering the UI and playing 3D games. But then again, at 720p on a phone, the Adreno 225 is MORE than sufficient.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:19

60. samnote (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

look nice but at&t won't carried the same chip. and still htc one of the best phone makers so far.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:03

61. samnote (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

my next toy.

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 07:36

63. sonisoe (Posts: 411; Member since: 06 May 2009)

hope battery doesnt suck...

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 12:04

64. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

The One XL (AT&T version) from released specs have failed my expectations in so many ways... Given the fact that the Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU can't be used along with LTE is a bummer, but then AT&T should have just gave in on implementing the quad-core without LTE, and especially the capacitive touch buttons, I was totally hyped when I read an article on those buttons possibly disappearing on this HTC model. Also, I'm really curious of how long the phone lasts on moderate to heavy use with that embedded 1800mAh battery, why not at least 2000mAh??? I was getting hyped over an international HTC One X, reading about the rumors that were spreading like wildfire... HTC really knows how to toy with us. So, how will the One XL with Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU perform? Will it still be great in performance, will there be any "visible" or "significant" lag??? I'm dying to get a new HTC one since I really love their UI, but the One XL seems less intriguing now, with no quad-core, which was I was expecting the most out of the smartphone, along with that 4.7" HD display... Can't deal with the HTC Inspire 4G anymore, been considering the move of rooting it, but been too busy to even make a move on that. I'm due for an upgrade in January, so I'm really hoping for a quad-core phone to be announced soon, that will be released in the states as early as fall, and no later than January...

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