HTC OneX Mobile Phone Review
“OneX ” is a touch screen based Android Smart Phone from HTC. OneX is HTC ‘s flagship model of the OneX series. This phone features a faster processor, large display and has the most internal storage capacity in its class. OneX offers 25 GB of Dropbox storage free for 2 years.
HTC OneX features a 1.5 GHz, 4-Plus-1, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. This is a very powerful processor and is the backbone supporting the multi tasking performance of OneX. This phone has 1 GB of RAM and a 1800 mAh battery. OneX comes with the following Sensors. Digital compass, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensor. OneX features a Micro USB 2.0 port and 3.5 mm headphone jack. It has 2 speakers , one at rear of the phone and one above the front display.
Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 4.0 graphical user interface
Processor and Display
OneX features an Nvidia Tegra 3 , 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU. A quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHZ , is rarely found in mobile phones. This means, more applications can run parallel and faster. Another unique feature of OneX is that it has a dedicated GPU (Graphics processing Unit) - Nvidia ULP GeForce , providing excellent graphical performance for games and other apps.
HTC OneX has a screen size of 4.7 inches supporting 1280 X 720 Resolution and the display technology is LCD. This phone supports 1080p HD Recording. HTC OneX is a good choice for watching movies and playing games, thanks to its large high-resolution screen and faster processors. This phone’s display is one of the best out there.
Camera , Battery and Memory
HTC OneX comes with a powerful 8 Mega Pixels Camera at the back and a 1.3 mega pixel front camera for video chat. Memory capacity of this phone is 32 GB. This phone comes with a dedicated image chip , giving more power to the graphic rich applications. Due to the high-resolution , its display is far superior to many other phones. It is one of the fastest Android phones available in the market. A small issue with this phone is the battery life. Charge runs faster, if you are using the phone extensively. It also takes a longer time to charge the battery to 100%.
0.909 W/Kg@10g (Head)
0.706 W/Kg@10g (Body)
What others have to say
- Extremely Fast – thanks to its Quad-Core processor
- Excellent Gaming performance
- Excellent display – Bigger 4.7 inch screen having 1280 X 720 Resolution
- Light weight and very thin.
- Impressive camera - takes photos as fast as 9 frames per second
- Excellent Audio quality for incoming and outgoing calls . Crystal clear sound
- Free 25 GB of storage on Dropbox
- Superb screen response
- Great premium finish
- Camera is having a bulged-out design. Some people may not like this design.But the camera is great performer.
- Battery life is not that great during heavy usage.
- No microSD slot. This is big disappointment.
- Difficult to type as there is not much spacing between keys in the onscreen keyboard
Few pieces of HTC OneX is reported to be having an issue in connecting or staying connected to a WiFi connection. Few users have reported this issue in various forums and many has raised the issue with HTC support. Reply from HTC , suggests that this is due to a hardware issue and they have offered a fix to the problem. You can read more about this issue at Android Central.
I don’t think this issue is widespread. The piece I tested doesn’t have this issue, so i guess this problem is there only in certain limited number of pieces and HTC has taken steps to rectify this.
HTC One X -First Look Video ( HTC YouTube Channel)
How does it Compare with Samsung Galaxy S3
I find HTC OneX to be very similar to Samsung Galaxy S3. I didn’t find much difference between these two phones.In daylight tests the screen of the HTC One X was the clearest. Also the when you see and hold a OneX, it really feels like holding a premium high quality product. Galaxy S3 is having a plastic look and feel, that i don’t like much.
Definitely various high end bench mark tests shows that S3 is slightly ahead of HTC One X in terms of performance, but the is difference is not much or significant in my opinion.Both are good phones and comparable. In terms of usability, Galaxy S3 is far superior, there is no doubt about that.
HTC OneX was not available in USA due to customs restriction. Seems this ban is lifted. “The International Trade Commission has rejected Apple’s attempt to impose an emergency ban on US imports of the HTC One X, after a ferocious patent dispute between the companies. Hence HTC OneX should be available in USA soon.” – Reports CNET UK. HTC OneX is a nice, smart, high performing smart-phone. It is a good buy.
Canada : $600 – 650
India : 35-36, 000 Rs.
Australia : $550- 600
If you are looking for a budget friendly mid range phone, check out HTC One V