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HTC Desire X Review

HTC Desire X

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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

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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


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

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HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X

OS: Android 4.0
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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) S-LCD 2
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play, Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.75 GB 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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