HTC Desire X

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

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD 2

Screen-to-body:

61.69 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5

GPU:

Adreno 203

RAM:

0.75 GB

Internal storage:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.0), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity:

1650 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time:

31.2 days (750 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G):

6.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

34.7 days (833 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28.00 mm

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD)

Features:

Continuous autofocus

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

HSPA, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, 3G2

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS, Music recognition

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5, Flash

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (T9)

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 30, 2012
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This device is also known as HTC Proto

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.37 inches)
  • No front-facing camera

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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