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HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

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HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers
When we posted our review of the international version of the HTC One X on Monday, we also gave you the chance to ask your questions about the device - anything that you wanted to know that our review didn't answer. Of course, there have been some really interesting ones, so let's not waste any more time and get right to answering them!

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

1. CX3NT3_713
Question: So is this a single core or quadcore phone? I think i read somewhere, it was a single 1.4 core?

Answer: The HTC One X will come in two versions. The so called international version (available outside the States) has a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor. In the U.S., the One X will be offered by AT&T, and will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. This is because the AT&T versions will also have LTE, and for the time being it seems LTE and Tegra 3 don't really like each other. In our review, we tested the international version of the phone.

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

2. coolguyx10
Question: What about the options button. Was the options button really replaced with a multitasking button. If so , how will this effect the phones compatibility to apps.

Answer: The contextual options button present on Android 1.* and 2.* devices is no longer present in Android 4 ICS. There is no problem with app compatibility, because those apps that have such options now have an on-screen key, which grants access to those options.

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

3. Milosone
Question: I have a One X on pre order, the only thing that I'm not sure about is getting music off of it and onto a dock a la iphone, can you reccomend anyway of doing so? I assume it would have to be wirelessly so am wondering if an airplay equiped B&W Zeppelin would be compatible.

Answer: As far as we understand, you want to be able to stream music from your One X to some kind of external speakers. You should be able to do that with pretty much all Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled speakers on the market. If you are specifically looking for a dock, HTC will be selling a special Media Dock for the One X, which will play music through its own speakers (while charging the phone). However, it's not sure when HTC will begin offering this dock.

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

4. ogiveyakuza
Question: right now, I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note, is it good for me if I want to use HTC One X? Can you guys make a comparison for both of it. Take note, I'm not living in USA?

Answer: If the Galaxy Note isn't too big for you, we don't see a reason why you should buy a One X. The only substantial thing missing on your device is Ice Cream Sandwich, which will come as an update, sooner or later. We'll consider making a comparison between the two handsets!

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

5. KarolR
Question: Hey PhoneArena,

first of all, thank you for all those great articles and reviews that make our geeky hearts beat a little more geeky every day :-)

I have a question regarding the HTC One X and HTC One S, I guess it applies to both models:
since there is a missing dedicated hardware camera button (Why HTC? Why?...), can the user at least remap the volume rocker keys or the lock key to be a camera shutter button when the camera application is open?



Answer:  Hey KarolR! There isn't an official way of remapping hardware keys. It is possible if you have a rooted device, although it isn't certain if it'll work with the One X/S. The on-screen camera shutter is very easy to use, though, so it shouldn't cause you any troubles.

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

6. gayasarafe
Question: android ice cream sandwich still lags in some areas on my galaxy nexus s. Does the 4 cores (5, technically) prevent the htc one x from lagging?

Answer:  The One X user interface runs very smoothly. We haven't encountered any lag when it's operating normally. However, we did experience a few app crashes, which caused the phone to reload some of its UI (causing a short delay), but overall, there's no lag in the One X's UI.

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

7. Irad123
Question: is the 32GB enough for playing many gameloft games + 4GB of media? I won't be using cloud storage... Q.2 If I want a quad core phone, top notch, should I buy the One X, or wait for another?
It would be best if it's tegra 3...

Answer:  In our opinion, 32GB are perfectly enough, even if you play a lot of games. We can't tell you if you should buy the One X, or wait for another quad-core phone, because we don't know if the upcoming ones will be better or worse than the One X. We're all waiting for the Galaxy S III to come out, hopefully sooner rather than later, so it might be best if you wait a bit. Still, if you need a quad-core phone like... right now (which would be kind of strange), you have no other choice but to get the One X.

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

8. Retro-touch

Question: Why does the engadget HTC One X review say it records at a fluid 30FPS and on the phonearena review it records at 23FPS, did you have a faulty unit? The One S according to the benchmarks is faster when you get a One S can you do a full comparison against its more expensive sibling, it also seems the battery life is better on the One S

Answer: If you play the video sample Engadget has uploaded, it's easily visible that it's not running at 30 FPS. It's not that smooth. We will post a comparison between the One S and One X very soon, so stay tuned!

HTC One X Review Q&A: Answers

9. Tomfromsouth

Question: Ray s, or whoever knows. Will the One X have a notification light. It is one of my top requirements and reviews often forgo/forget to mention it. Thanks

Answer:  Yes, the HTC One X has a notification light hidden in its earpiece grill.

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posted on 04 Apr 2012, 12:21 2

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Ray S. you forgot to add citation from "HTC One X vs Apple iPhone 4S" review:

"As we've said before, we don't care if it's Apple, HTC, Samsung, Google, or whichever company it is that has produced a certain device. It also doesn't matter if it's Android or iOS... or bada, webOS or Windows Phone. What matters for us is the quality of execution of the particular device (in every respect), and how well it'd serve customers during their day-to-day routine."


posted on 04 Apr 2012, 12:49 2

2. gayasarafe (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

woohoo!! They answered my question!! Thanks phonearena

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:32 2

3. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Wow! PhoneArena, you were 100% correct in one of your previous article that 99% of smartphone user don't care about having an expansion slot or removable battery. Only because I've notice that either no one ask or you didn't include it in this article as one of the question that was asked. Either way, it would of been nice to of read a reply from HTC as to why those component has been removed. Possibly explaining why this new trend of smartphone will be forcing consumer to the cloud. As well as continue producing smartphone with no option for consumers. Also is HTC or any of the smartphone manufacturers concern about backlash for producing less and less options to consumers? Plus before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, LOL! I'm aware of the 99% Butt head that don't care about this issue and are happy go lucky with any FisherPrice/Barbie smartphone crap feed to them. So talk to the hand. LOL!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:38 2

4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

The cons for the One X were pretty silly, an alternative keyboard can be downloaded from the Store (I like SwiftKey), and I doubt anyone uses the stock browser when Google Chrome can be downloaded. But I think it got a low score because they're judging it depending on how well its executed without looking for out of the box solutions and also how well it presents itself for the average consumer who knows nothing about third party apps.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 16:56 1

13. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

Actually, those arrow keys that PA complained about can be toggled off in the options... You'd think they would at least go into the keyboard settings and see whats available to them before bashing. Its almost silly that they reviewed this without fully understanding the device.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:44

5. sauzysiva (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

how is its camera performance am a still image lover and also love an attractive UI... so which one should i pick htc one X or S or Xperia S or P???

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:52 1

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

go with the One S is chassis is super strong, best cpu currently on the market (dual core A-15 28nm Snapdragon s4 monster) a 4.3"qHD superamoled panel, and 16gb of internal storage. of course if you want more internal storage go with the one X

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:51

6. greenrolaids (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

Any idea about the OneX coming to Verizon?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 14:39 4

8. jhan410 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

Phonearena have 3 writers which are confirmed apple employees. now youre wondering why this site is so biased as cnet (another site with apple employees) as part time writers.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 20:22 1

9. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

Ray, i have been wondering whether the One X supports USB-OTG..
I have talked with Darren Krape from HTC but he didn't know for sure whether it supports or not.. Would you be very kind as to answer this? It's quite an important feature for me (possibly others), remembering that it doesn't have a microSD card slot..

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:57 1

11. Ray.S (Posts: 386; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Hey bayusuputra! Unfortunately, the HTC One X doesn't support USB-OTG out-of-the-box.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:50 4

12. jhan410 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

ugly voice , ugly biased reviews

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 22:46 2

10. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

I checked out a few videos and seems you were right, the 1080p camera capabilities of the One X aren't very smooth and the sound is abit off. I'm more interested in the One S so will wait for the review of that

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