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HTC Desire X Review

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HTC Desire X Review
Introduction:

Last time when HTC had a serious contender positioned in the mid-range Android category was when the One V hit the shelves. It was a cute little handset with good build quality and adequate performance. However, it has been a while since then, so we guess the maker decided to spice things up a bit with a new device.

Introducing the HTC Desire X – a smartphone that fits perfectly in the mid-range tier with its 4-inch screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of storage and 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. Yeah, perhaps those features don't seem too exciting at first, but when you add the smartphone's reasonable pricing to the equation, it suddenly seems like we have a potential winner on our hands. Or do we? Let's find out!

The box contains:
  • Wall charger
  • microUSB cable
  • Wired stereo headset
  • CD with the user manual
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty and other documentation


Design:

To just say that the HTC Desire X looks nice would be a gross understatement In fact, the smartphone is surprisingly attractive and is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers we've come across lately. With its gently curved back side, the device fits like a glove when being held and feels just like an extension of your hand – comfortable to grasp and easy to operate.

HTC Desire X is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers - HTC Desire X Review
HTC Desire X is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers - HTC Desire X Review
HTC Desire X is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers - HTC Desire X Review
HTC Desire X is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers - HTC Desire X Review
HTC Desire X is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers - HTC Desire X Review

HTC Desire X is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers


HTC Desire X Review
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There are a few things, however, that HTC could have paid more attention to. First and foremost, the physical buttons on the Desire X – the lock button on top and the 2-button volume rocker on its right side, are a pain in the rear to use due to their poor tactile response and insufficient travel. Another thing that bothers us is just how easily fingerprints stick to the plastic back plate of the smartphone, at least on its black version, and how tricky it is to get them off afterwards.

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Display:

Super LCD 2 is the technology used to make the 4-inch screen on the HTC Desire X, just like the case is with the HTC One X flagship. That explains why the display panel is so pleasing to the eye, with its bright, lively colors and impressively wide viewing angles. Furthermore, the screen retains a decent level of visibility even when the sun is shining right at it, although using your hand to provide some shade might be required in extreme occasions. As far as details are concerned, the 480 by 800 pixels of resolution is so 2010, but it is acceptable for a display of this size, especially when a traditional RGB pixel arrangement is in use.


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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:23 9

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


not better than the Xperia p

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:37 7

4. RedFox (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


not even close to be ,
upgradeable to JB
very bright screen
aluminum uni body
8 mp camera
1080p video
16 gb internal
1 gb of ram
nfc
simply it looks beautiful .

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:42 1

9. GTR722 (Posts: 236; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


But remember, for PA, the SGSIII Mini is better LOL

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 23:13

11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


desire x pros: sense

xperai p pros: everything else

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:27 9

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


way better than S3 mini

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:36 4

3. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


the p is better because it got bigger ram , its aluminium body , its bright display , its 1808p camera , front cam .... what else?? only turn off is no micro sd card!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 08:03 3

5. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


desire x is better than xperia p when it has : Sense UI v4.0(not campare with Timescape UI) - beat audio(best quality sound) - wave support - micro Sd - bluetooth v4.0 - chipset Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon - much better battry 1650 mAh - dynamic design

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 08:45 2

7. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Please the Xperia P is better on every aspect.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:43 1

10. GTR722 (Posts: 236; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


If you put "beats audio" above Walkman...I have bad news for you.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 08:11

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


As of now, I think this is the best affordable mid-range smartphone in the market. Too bad htc didn't include a front facing camera:(

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:01

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Disappointed!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:11

12. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


@Phonearena:
Are the specs mentioend accurate? Has it been updated after the review?
It says Desire X has Scratch-resistant glass & Compass. Is that true?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 15:13

13. redmd (Posts: 887; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


can't they have a4 inch quad core phone? even an underclocked tegra will do.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:55

15. henrys (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


meizu mx 4-core, bad luck its only in china

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 22:01

14. ghufranjani26 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


HTC Desire X review How To Check googlekiworld.blogspot.com/2012/12/htc-desire-x-re​view-how-to-check.html

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 04:03

16. theboxer23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Guys help me decide what to buy the samsung galaxy s duos, or htc desire x?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:55

20. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


Desire X

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 09:04

17. kairo (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


phone arena plz answer !!!
I want 2 buy dis fone, but i dont know is dis fone has Scratch-resistant glass ?
some sites (Gsmarena) says it hasn't!!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:54

19. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


It does not have...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:34

18. jitts (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think grand sucks in front of htc desire x

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:56

21. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


Yes, it does with the low Pixel dencity and huge size.... Whilst it has a bright screen

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 10:11

22. vikrantsingh47 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)


which is better, lg optimus L7 ll or desire x ?

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HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X

OS: Android 4.0
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) S-LCD 2
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
768 MB RAM
Size4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches
(118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm)
4.02 oz  (114 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 20 hours talk time

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