Sony Xperia ion vs HTC One X
Picture taking aficionados will surely appreciate using both devices, as their qualities don’t stray far from one another – and overall, they can easily replace most point and shoot cameras. To tell you the truth, their 8-megapixel cameras produce the same adequate details, balanced exposure, and warm looking colors. Though, we do notice a subtle saturation with the HTC One X’s results. Although they might have some challenges in low lighting, their LED flashes are effective in lighting up the scenery. However, the HTC One X is undoubtedly the faster of the two with its near instant shutter speed. Oh, did we mention that the One X also packs a ton more shooting modes as well?
Even though they’re not the prettiest things we’ve seen, their 1080p video capture is good enough for most things. Yet, we still find a few qualms with the two. Specifically, there is more artifacing present with HTC One X as we pan very quickly – while with the Xperia ion, its audio recording is distorted at times.
HTC One X Sample Video:
Unlike the stock Android music player, the Xperia ion and One X are given some visual tweaks to their respective players to stand out amongst the Android crop. Setting their volumes at the maximum setting, we can make out that the HTC One X’s output is minutely stronger – though, it’s not by much. Nevertheless, both offer various equalizer settings to better adapt to the genre of music that’s playing.
Running the same video encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, there are no issues found with the two as they play them. In particular, we’re treated to smooth playbacks, luscious colors, and clear details with both – making them more than worthy for the occasion. Sure, the Mobile BRAVIA engine of the Xperia ion adjusts the display’s saturation with videos, but honestly, the two are equally good looking.
1. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Waited too long for the Ion to finally come out and traded my One X for the Note. Wouldn't go back to either one. Might look at Sony's next devices in last half of year, but ATT will probably delay them too long to be of value too.
Also, the HTC's body is far from good. It is thin and flexible to the point of allowing harm to come to internals. The Sense Interface also lags and reloads often which takes forever. Gets very hot for no reason as well.
3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1873; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I do like my One X but the reload problem pisses me off... I think the heating problem is due to the wifi problem. Had that problem few times because it got kicked off the wifi at work and I just had to turn off and on the wifi then it's fine again.
6. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I never even used my Wifi when I had it. Unlimited ATT plan with an LTE connection faster than my Wifi, so no need. Half the time I'd just tap the browser after the phone was off for hours and it would just go to Google's plain site and the thing would already be hot. Try playing something like Where's My Water for a half hour and see how burnt your fingers get when you touch the back by the camera. I didn't like the gap around the body dust/moisture could get in through or the light shining out of it either. And, being able to just apply a slight squeeze and the screen rippled...yeah, not for me.
I like Sprint's version a little better, but still no removable battery and the kickstand is cheap plastic (They put the charging port on the wrong side too)
2. ryq24 (Posts: 643; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
sony ion lose again. time to bring out the gx.
4. Cyan3boN (Posts: 439; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
i dont like sonys UI, i will buy a HTC just for their UI,
8. gordonDe (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)
Sorry, Sony, HTC has outdone you this time. I own the One X, and it is a top-notch device. I love being able to use my phone's beautiful display to present my graphic designs to customers here in Dallas. And i have to mention AT&T's 4G LTE... lightning fast!
9. jeffrey31 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
looking forward to update my HTC One X to jellybean, my friend has galaxy S3 which he updated, it works so smoothly.... hope we'll get update soon...