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HTC One X Review

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Apr 2012, 02:01

Considered to be “the one” solution for all of your communication, organization and entertainment needs while on the go, the HTC One series is striving to dramatically improve on the capabilities of HTC's smartphones...

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posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:16 6

7. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I'm waiting for Samsung S3 then i'll decide whether this or S3
for some reason whenever Ray review an unit i never watch the vdo or even bother read them.hm..

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 13:38 1

59. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

You might also want to consider waiting for the new Nexus to be released.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:22

8. abdullaaryan (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

it is such a goog phone can't be compare with other phones.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:36 12

9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This review is a joke.
23 fps full hd video (wow what an issue), somewhat not ideal typing(wow, I would have to download some third party keyboard), un-intuitive STOCK browser!!(wow, I'd have to use dolphin hd, opera mobile or CHROME for android!)
..and the phone gets 2 points off!!

The phone that is by far better than Galaxy Nexus who got a 9.5!
(let me remind you again- a sub pair processor compared to this, a dull screen with 250 nits of brightness, soft plastic body, and inferior camera)

That being said, though, I'd never buy this because I think an LTE version with dual core s4 processor will actually be more powerful and yet much more energy efficient, despite of the LTE.
The first phone that will deserve a 9.5.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 05:37 2

22. Stuffies12 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Engadget did a comparison test on the Tegra 3 on One X and the Snapdragon Krait processor on the One S and the snapdragon processor showed higher numbers and I was quite confused when I saw it. The US version could be more powerful although more energy efficient I'm not too sure about...

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 07:03

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

the a15 and 28nm architecture makes up for the lte

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 10:30

113. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

of course the one s was going to win, the one s doesn't have to power an extra 33% or something extra pixels on the screen

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:54 1

99. gtrxman (Posts: 130; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

You're completely missing the point. No question that you can download whatever software you like, but why doesn't a flagship phone perform flawlessly out of the box? Lagging Sense, bad Flash performance, poor camera performance. It seems that if HTC was really trying to reboot their line, they would have addressed this stuff before releasing the phone.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:09 1

100. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Once again, you need to look at other reviews and stop basing your comments on just what PhoneArena is basing. Other reviews has shown that the camera was able to record at 1080p @ 30 fps under sunlight, as it should be and not what PhoneArena claims. Battery life was also better than expected with 1800 capacity.

Of course, there will be minor bugs (even the iPhone 4S couldn't escape), but there's no major flaws that an update couldn't fix.

I think this phone deserves a 8.5 a least, if not 9.0. HTC has done a pretty good job at rebooting their line, and I'm sure they'll do better later on.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:49 8

10. steff195 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

How come you didn't even mention about the lack of microsd slot or about the non removable battery in this review? I mean, what kind of review is this? I think those are pretty important things to mention. Instead you mentioned some minor things like the browser or the typing, things that can be solved with some other programs.

I didn't even understand if this device comes with Beats headphones after all, or it will have just the technology: "The HTC One X also comes with Beats Audio in order to deliver an impressive audio output as well. Sadly, we couldn't test the bundled earphones, but they won't be Beats ones anyway. "

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 19:08

67. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

The lack of the microSD and non-removable battery are the two biggest negatives for this phone.
- I doubt very much that the S4 (28nm) architecture is going to perform well enough to deliver useful battery life on LTE with only an 1800mAH battery. Add to that, a 720p screen. That's a lot of pixels to light.
- 16GB of storage will be devoured so quickly by 1080p recording and an 8 meg shooter. At least they could have given 32GB!! WTH!!!

What was HTC thinking?? Pisses me off, because, I really want this phone. But those two things will like be it's undoing. Hopefully, the American carriers correct this with their proprietary versions of the phone.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:56 9

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Look at this review, Ray:


They called it an android masterpiece!

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 05:34 3

21. Stuffies12 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

That was a good review. I liked that one. It showed everything about the phone

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 15:18 1

60. javorr (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Masterpiece.. battery life sucks, do not forget to carry the master charger for the masterpiece. HTC phones are known with their week battery life. May be you could find an ultrabook with comparable battery life.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 03:58

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

..and again, the LTE version should be epic.
The benchmarks for snapdragon s4 are just sensational

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 04:09 2

13. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

oversaturated? some german guy compared the display to samsung gakaxy note on youtube and you can clearly see that it has more natural color production than any other phone to date.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 04:10

14. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

well i don't know..i don't really like sense...

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 04:15 3

15. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

it definitely seems like a 8.5+ phone from other reviews i have seen.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 04:26 2

16. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

waiting for 40 more articles about this phone today.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 04:46 10

17. keron (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

i think when the iphone will come PA surely award that 9.8 or 9.9 coz that's iiiiiphone...... :p..but they give one x only 7.8.......cant understand...........I'll wait for gsmarena......

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 05:05 8

19. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Terrible review. With bias like this iPhone rivals have no chance.

Waiting for GSMArena, their reviews are far more detailed and more importantly HONEST!

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 05:29 2

20. Stuffies12 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Light, durable and thin profile build quality, looks amazing, great screen, fantastic display, dedicated camera processor, quad core processor, keeping stock ICS elements instead of tossing them out with their own overlay and this phone gets a 7.8? I literally did not believe what I saw on my screen. I refreshed the page thinking it was a mistake. This deserves a 8.5 or 9. How does the 4s get a 9.5 and this get a 7.8? I am in total shock...and engadget reviewed this with their 1080p video at 30fps. Why is it 23fps here? This phone is brilliant in every way except for probably the battery life (which is the only thing engadget slammed down). Appalling review

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:33

48. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

The 4S got an 8.5.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:46

50. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

so ? do you honestly think this deserves 7.8 ?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 00:45

74. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

No 8.5 would have been the score i gave it. I haven't used the phone though.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 06:18 7

25. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

OK, I've never thought of a phonearena article or review as biased, despite some people constantly making such accusations. But this review really got me thinking. Not a word about the phone's ability to take photos and video at the same time. The processor and IPS display are barely mentioned. Yet there are long passages about 23fps video and some minor glitches in the browser that almost certainly will be fixed with an OTA update in the near future. And bashing the keyboard! That same Sense keyboard which on much smaller displays has been praised by many reviewers (including on this very site) as being the best one out there. I'm sorry but there's something in this review that's just not right. Positive things are not given enough attention or are not mentioned at all, while there is a strong intentional focus on the negatives. The reviewer has all right not to like the phone - it's a matter of opinion. But when writing what's supposed to be an objective review one should keep his personal feelings to himself as much as possible.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 06:21

26. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Mmm, I'd rather say no. It is a nice device, but it's hard to call it a phone. It's too geek-orientated with this stupenduously large display, also the camera is rubbish, compared to the top ones in its class - N8, 808, 4S and GS2. The battery life also seems disappointing.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 06:26 2

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

engadget loved this phone -_-

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 06:36

28. vishalms (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

beginning line.. "This is a review of the international HTC One X. In the U.S., thennphone will launch through AT&T and will be equipped with a dual-core processor and LTE."

DUAL core?? its quad core!

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 07:05

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

the usa version will in fact be dual-core using a 1.5ghz snapdragon s4.

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