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HTC Desire X Review

HTC Desire X

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Call quality:

HTC Desire X Review
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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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:23 9

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

not better than the Xperia p

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:37 7

4. RedFox (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

not even close to be ,
upgradeable to JB
very bright screen
aluminum uni body
8 mp camera
1080p video
16 gb internal
1 gb of ram
simply it looks beautiful .

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:42 1

9. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

But remember, for PA, the SGSIII Mini is better LOL

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 23:13

11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

desire x pros: sense

xperai p pros: everything else

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:27 9

2. MeoCao (unregistered)

way better than S3 mini

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 07:36 4

3. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

the p is better because it got bigger ram , its aluminium body , its bright display , its 1808p camera , front cam .... what else?? only turn off is no micro sd card!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 08:03 3

5. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

desire x is better than xperia p when it has : Sense UI v4.0(not campare with Timescape UI) - beat audio(best quality sound) - wave support - micro Sd - bluetooth v4.0 - chipset Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon - much better battry 1650 mAh - dynamic design

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 08:45 2

7. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Please the Xperia P is better on every aspect.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:43 1

10. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

If you put "beats audio" above Walkman...I have bad news for you.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 08:11

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

As of now, I think this is the best affordable mid-range smartphone in the market. Too bad htc didn't include a front facing camera:(

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:01

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:11

12. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

Are the specs mentioend accurate? Has it been updated after the review?
It says Desire X has Scratch-resistant glass & Compass. Is that true?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 15:13

13. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

can't they have a4 inch quad core phone? even an underclocked tegra will do.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:55

15. henrys (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

meizu mx 4-core, bad luck its only in china

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 22:01

14. ghufranjani26 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

HTC Desire X review How To Check googlekiworld.blogspot.com/2012/12/htc-desire-x-re​view-how-to-check.html

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 04:03

16. theboxer23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

Guys help me decide what to buy the samsung galaxy s duos, or htc desire x?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:55

20. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

Desire X

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 09:04

17. kairo (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

phone arena plz answer !!!
I want 2 buy dis fone, but i dont know is dis fone has Scratch-resistant glass ?
some sites (Gsmarena) says it hasn't!!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:54

19. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

It does not have...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:34

18. jitts (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

I think grand sucks in front of htc desire x

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:56

21. Varyar (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

Yes, it does with the low Pixel dencity and huge size.... Whilst it has a bright screen

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 10:11

22. vikrantsingh47 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)

which is better, lg optimus L7 ll or desire x ?

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HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X

OS: Android 4.0
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) S-LCD 2
Camera5 megapixels
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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