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HTC Desire X Review

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Photos taken with the HTC Desire X and its 5-megapixel camera look fine, but despite the presence of the dedicated HTC ImageChip, they aren't anything to make your jaw drop. There is plenty of detail in the images considering the smartphone's class, but colors are cold and lifeless, and once you start zooming in, the traces of digital noise become more and more apparent. However, panorama photos turn out worthy of being shared with the world. Low-light photos taken with a flash, on the other hand, you might want to keep to yourself.

The camera interface of the HTC Desire X - HTC Desire X Review
The camera interface of the HTC Desire X - HTC Desire X Review
The camera interface of the HTC Desire X - HTC Desire X Review

The camera interface of the HTC Desire X


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Outdoor samples - HTC Desire X Review

Outdoor samples


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Low light - Indoor samples - HTC Desire X Review
Darkness - Indoor samples - HTC Desire X Review

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What we are happy to see is that the camera app launches quickly and the shutter lag is nearly non-existent. Besides, you get a whole bunch of built-in photo filters and shooting modes. Last but not least, you can take full-resolution photos while capturing video. Speaking of video, the maximum resolution, at which it can be taken is 800 by 480 pixels. That is quite disappointing, considering that many mid-range Android devices can already shoot at 720p. Due to the low resolution and lack of detail, videos are barely passable. 

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The music player that comes along with HTC Sense is definitely versatile enough to meet the needs of even the more demanding users. In addition to all the basic features, such as the lock screen controls and home screen widget, it has several cool tricks up its sleeve. For example, it can play back audio from a media server connected on the network, and the SoundHound integration allows you to identify the song currently playing, in case its details happen to be missing. There is also support for Beats Audio enhancements, which turns up the volume a notch and makes beats more punchy. 

The Music player of the HTC Desire X - HTC Desire X Review
The Music player of the HTC Desire X - HTC Desire X Review

The Music player of the HTC Desire X



MPEG4 or DivX video can played back via the HTC Sense image gallery, and the maximum resolution supported is 800 by 480 pixels. All unsupported resolutions are filtered out, so don't be surprised if your video files happen to be missing from the list. We tested out a third-party video player only to find out that it was also unable to play back most of our HD samples, so don't even bother loading any 720p movies on the Desire X.

The device can play MPEG4 or DivX videos - HTC Desire X Review

The device can play MPEG4 or DivX videos


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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: 223; 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: 434; 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: 223; 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: 1341; 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: 2997; 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: 865; 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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