HTC One X review: A Quad-core fantasy come true!
Yes, HTC One X is the kind of phone we have been waiting for long. HTC has gone all out and given the One X everything they could. We are pretty impressed with this device. HTC One X is also the first quad-core phone to come under our purview.
Look and feel
HTC One X is an intelligently designed smartphone. As far as the design goes, everything is impressive as heck. Whether it is the polycarbonate body, the curved glass touchscreen or the design, the HTC One X is one sexy baby.
The specs are strangely quite suggestive of HTC’s previous outing with the Sensation XL whether it is the 4.7-inch touchscreen, or 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm dimensions, but that is where the similarities end. The HTC One X is a crafty piece of art; in fact it is a beauty in white!
The One X is filled with juicy goodness. It is good to hold and a treat when it comes to the UI. The 720 x 1280 display is one of the best ones we have seen till date. The graphics are lovely and we think you might just fall in love with this phone at the first sight. Even though it has a 4.7-inch screen, the phone hardly ever feels bulky.
The phone is thin, elegant and exciting. The front is totally taken up with 4.7-inch screen and 3 capacitive buttons (which could have been easily neglected, though) while the back is elegant. The rear camera has an aluminum casing and goes quite well with the back.
The phone’s MicroUSB slot is a bit tight though and the MicroSIM slot strangely reminds you of Apple’s first iPhone. It pushes out when a pin is inserted into a tiny slot. We didn’t get one from HTC, so we used one of our own.
Features and interface
HTC has taken away the normal home, options, back and search buttons. The quad-core processor is responsible for giving the phone about as good as real graphics. Whether it be the music the weather app or the friend stream, everything was smooth as silk.
With this being an Ice Cream Sandwich device it comes with Android goodness in and out.
Three things – ICS, Sense 4.0 and the quad-core processor are the exact mix that makes the One X a tempting buy. The only feature that we can’t stand is the MicroSIM slot. We still need to be convinced to go in for a MicroSIM and lose the freedom we have with our normal SIM. The era of MicroSIMs is yet to begin.
Apps and services
The reason behind the One X’s popularity is undoubtedly its quad-core Tegra 3 processor which the phone amply makes use of whether it be the camera or the software.
Price The handset is available at a price of Rs. 37,990.
Where do we start?
- Out-of-the-world design Superb processor
- Exciting camera
- Sense 4.0
- Ice Cream Sandwich OS
- 25 GB Free DropBox storage
- No MicroSD slot
- No Beats headphones
- Disappointing battery life
The HTC One X is one of the best phones we have seen from HTC in a long time. It is endowed with almost everything one aspires to in a phone. A rocking camera, slick dimensions, great OS and UI and everything else. We aren’t particularly complaining about the price tag even, though it will help if it scaled down a bit. With minor tweaks this handset will be tough to ace for any handset ever.