HTC One X Review
A quick look at the HTC One X would tell you that there are not so much differences in its design with those of its smartphone predecessors but a closer look however would let you know that the material used is actually new. It follows the same sleek design of previous HTC handhelds but it is slimmer, lighter, and more scratch-resistant because of the polycarbonate body. Weighing at a mere 130g, it is definitely easy on the hands. One distinct upgrade in HTC One X is its 4.7" HD Super LCD2. With a second generation LCD, the images and icons are sharper and attractive to the eyes, making it a good competitor in the market.
The top side of HTC One X houses the Power/Lock key, the 3.5mm audio jack, and the microphone pinhole. At the top phone’s screen are the earpiece, proximity and light sensors, status LED, and video call camera. At the bottom side on the other hand, just below the screen, are the three staple Android controls: Back, Home, and Task. The left side of the handheld houses the microUSB port while on the right side, you will find the volume rocker. The controls are evenly spaced from each other and sensitive enough. At the back of the phone is the 8MP camera, LED flash, and the loudpspeaker grill. The handheld runs on Android 4.0.3 and Sense 4.0 which give the unit a good, fast, and solid punch in processing tasks. The powerful combination also does well for the customization features that the phone offers.
Customization options include five homescreens – Work, Travel, Social, Play, and Default -- to choose from and various Skins which you could always change according to your mood. The fast processor also gives the user a good mobile browsing experience and worry-free connectivity. Contacts, calls, and messaging features prove to be functional. The contacts interface is socially integrated to keep up with the times. There are several tabs; each with it’s a specific set of information on its list. Call quality is good and messaging feature could accommodate all types. Mobile e-mail options are also complete. The gallery also gets a good mark as it features everything the user could ask for. Viewing photos is really easy and basic editing tools such as crop and rotate are made possible. It also has a commendable zooming capability which doesn’t sacrifice the images’ amazing resolution. The problem with HTC One X however is its audio quality.
Compared to its predecessor, the HTC One S, the phone’s audio quality which is vulnerable to distortion is to be frowned upon. To compensate for this flaw is the superb quality of images. With an 8MP camera, HTC One X is capable of capturing various kinds of scenes up to 3264x2448 pixels and record quality motion pictures at 24fps. The interface of both stills and video is manageable too. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated shutter key in HTC One X.