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HTC Desire X

Announced
Aug 30, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 8, 2012

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Small dimensions (4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches)

Cons

  • No front-facing camera

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Description

HTC Desire X is a beautiful 4.0-inch mid-range Android device. It looks very similar to the dual-SIM Desire V, but this time it’s a single-SIM affair. The 4.0-inch LCD screen features WVGA, or 480 x 800-pixel resolution. HTC has packed this with a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip clocked at 1GHz. This however is not one of the monster 28nm chips seen in high-end devices, but rather a very modest Cortex A5 chip made using 45nm technology. Dubbed S4 Play, the chip stutters with more intensive tasks, but you'd expect this of a mid-range device after all. The Desire X features a 5-megapixel camera that should be a pretty decent shooter with backside illuminated sensor, HTC’s own ImageChip and best of all some of the camera features we’ve seen on higher end models like fast activation, burst shots (but much slower, at 2 frames per second) and VideoPic that allows you to take still while you record video. Sadly, video recording maxes out at 480p, there is no 720p. The device also comes with Beats Audio.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.0) Sense UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches (118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.02 oz (114 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

DisplayPopup

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 233 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD 2
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 28.00 mm
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 720x480 (DVD)
    • Features:
      • Continuous autofocus

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 203
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 768 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (709 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 31.2 days (750 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (892 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 34.7 days (833 hours)
      the average is 29 days (705 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1650 mAh

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  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, Music recognition
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Aug 2012

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This device is also known as HTC Proto


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