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Sony Xperia ion vs HTC One X

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Call Quality and Battery:

Sony Xperia ion vs HTC One X
Loving the clear and tonal voices experienced on both ends of the line with the two, our only gripe in calling quality is simply their weak sounding earpieces, which is nearly impossible to use in noisy outdoor environments.

In our experience, we’re able to get more juice out of the HTC One X. In fact, it’s able to achieve over a single days of normal usage on a full charge, while the Sony Xperia ion taps out in less than a day. However, you’ll want to keep an eye out when connected to LTE, since both eat precious juice like it’s their job.


As we look at their specs and price point, most people would instantly agree that the Sony Xperia ion offers more value for the buck, which is true thanks to its attractive $100 cost. Therefore, if you’re limited with your budget, the Sony Xperia ion is undeniably a great handset that offers all of the modern conveniences of a top-shelf smartphone. However, as we look at the overall package, the HTC One X proves its worth through it all – and that’s despite being priced at $200! Absolutely paying double the price, it’s justified thanks to its more favorable design, stunning display, and newer processor. Well, it doesn’t end there, as it flaunts the most up-to-date Android version, while being enhanced thanks to Sense 4.0. So yeah, there’s a premium attached to the HTC One X, but surely enough, it’s worth every penny!


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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:29 2

1. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Waited too long for the Ion to finally come out and traded my One X for the Note. Wouldn't go back to either one. Might look at Sony's next devices in last half of year, but ATT will probably delay them too long to be of value too.

Also, the HTC's body is far from good. It is thin and flexible to the point of allowing harm to come to internals. The Sense Interface also lags and reloads often which takes forever. Gets very hot for no reason as well.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:14

3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

I do like my One X but the reload problem pisses me off... I think the heating problem is due to the wifi problem. Had that problem few times because it got kicked off the wifi at work and I just had to turn off and on the wifi then it's fine again.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:38

6. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I never even used my Wifi when I had it. Unlimited ATT plan with an LTE connection faster than my Wifi, so no need. Half the time I'd just tap the browser after the phone was off for hours and it would just go to Google's plain site and the thing would already be hot. Try playing something like Where's My Water for a half hour and see how burnt your fingers get when you touch the back by the camera. I didn't like the gap around the body dust/moisture could get in through or the light shining out of it either. And, being able to just apply a slight squeeze and the screen rippled...yeah, not for me.

I like Sprint's version a little better, but still no removable battery and the kickstand is cheap plastic (They put the charging port on the wrong side too)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 10:12 3

2. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

sony ion lose again. time to bring out the gx.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:24

4. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

i dont like sonys UI, i will buy a HTC just for their UI,

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 03:00 1

5. tanim (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)

No quad core = No future proof

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 20:44

8. gordonDe (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

Sorry, Sony, HTC has outdone you this time. I own the One X, and it is a top-notch device. I love being able to use my phone's beautiful display to present my graphic designs to customers here in Dallas. And i have to mention AT&T's 4G LTE... lightning fast!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 05:34

9. jeffrey31 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)

looking forward to update my HTC One X to jellybean, my friend has galaxy S3 which he updated, it works so smoothly.... hope we'll get update soon...

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