Call quality:

Although not entirely perfect, the call quality we experienced with the HTC Desire X was definitely above the average. Both through the earpiece and on the other side of the line, voice tones are slightly hollow, yet free of crackling sounds and loud enough for us to understand the other party without any effort.

Battery life:

With a capacity of 1650 mAh, the removable battery inside the HTC Desire X can deliver 6 hours of 3G talk time, which is within the acceptable norms. In stand-by mode, the smartphone should last for about a month before it needs to be recharged. 


Chances are thatthe HTC Desire X is a phone that you won't regret getting. Its maker has managed to deliver a reasonably priced smartphone that looks good enough to make you want to show it off in public. Besides, the handset runs as smoothly as a contemporary Android device should and its front is graced by a screen of above average quality. Yet be aware of the fact that the HTC Desire X has its flaws. For example, you'll have to live with the horrible physical keys it has been cursed with and the lack of support for HD video. The performance of the stock web browser also leaves something to be desired.

If you are interested in an alternative to the HTC Desire X, there's the Sony Xperia P, which might be priced slightly higher, but offers a much better camera and an amazingly bright display packed inside an aluminum body. In case you are into AMOLED displays, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini might grab your attention with its 4-inch WVGA screen, and you'll also get a front-facing camera as a bonus. If you need something a bit more affordable, you might give the HTC One V a try as it delivers decent performance at a noticeably lower price.

HTC Desire X Video Review:


  • Attractive design
  • Good screen quality
  • Performance is top notch


  • Horrible physical buttons
  • Low on native storage space

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