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HTC One X review

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The HTC One X currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 49 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Want your web content and mobile videos to be on the large and sharp side? If so, look no further than the HTC One X smartphone. It's got a large 4.7" multi touch screen with support for high-definition (720p) resolution and it looks great.

What about the sound? Well, the onboard Beats Audio provides a rich and authentic sound experience due to its advanced software equalizer with a preset optimized for higher quality sound output. Unfortunately, Beats Audio compatible headphones are not provided with the kit. The phone also comes with a standard-sized stereo audio jack (3.5mm) and a loud-speaker.

A powerful 1.5 Ghz Quad-core supplies the processing (available with global edition) and the 1 GB RAM is enough for most applications. There is 32 GB of on-board (non-removable) storage.

The main camera has a 8 megapixel resolution and you can record high definition videos thanks to 1080p HD video recording capabilities. The front camera is a 1 megapixel camera and should work well for high quality video chatting. Other notable video features include the ability to capture a photo while the phone is recording a video, a separate video recording button to start recording video instantly and a slow motion video recording mode for those aspiring short film makers. And, when you are ready to show off your film, you can connect your phone to Hi-def displays using an HDMI connector.

The One X has a number of fancy sensors. There is an ambient light sensor that can adjust the screen brightness according to the exposure of direct light on the screen. There is a proximity sensor that turns off the touchscreen if your ear is too close to the display. There is a gyro sensor which can sense the tilt of the phone in your hand and tilt the display accordingly. And, there is even a digital compass to aid with navigation.

Need to Know: HTC One X

1. Large screen and 720p HD display (The Good)

2. Rich video capture modes and various sensors (The Good)

3. Non-expandable memory, no micro SD slot (The Bad)

4. Large screen and heavy-duty processor reduces battery life (The Bad)

Operating system
Operating system
1.5 GHz
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
1800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


As promised, this phone is fast. Apps snap open, games whiz by with zero labor. Jellybean's impressive Project Butter turns scrolling through lists and screens into some sort of expressionist art: It's hypnotically smooth. It looks like the original X's heat issue has been solved by a faster process...

- Jamie Condliffe, Gizmodo
Daily Mobile
Daily Mobile

The HTC One X is fast responsive phone, with a great screen, good build quality, running ICS, (upgradable to Jelly Bean) great call quality, all packed into a sexy sleek body. With a run of the mill camera, and new take on buttons that are confusing to me and will take some time getting use to. Bein...

- Kevin Everett, Daily Mobile

An incredibly sharp display, strong 4G connectivity, and a blindingly fast processor is enough to make us overlook the overheating issue which, it must be said, is being worked on: A recent OTA update is said to resolve the problem. By our measure the One X takes top honors as AT&T's best Androi...

- Alex Bracetti, Complex

A beautiful, powerful phone. Fantastic camera. One of the best displays on the market. AT&T’s network is fast in 4G or 3G speeds. Sense 4 isn’t as good as stock Android 4, but it’s the best alternative out there. HTC’s signature protruding camera lens will get scuffed and scratched over the life of...

- Nathan Olivarez-Gilez, Wired

The AT&T version of the HTC One X has plenty going for it. The smartphone is just as beautiful and well put together as its global sibling, yet still manages to outperform it on almost every occasion. Comparisons aside, the Sense UI 4.0 offers top-notch user experience and the camera is a joy to use...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC One X user manual here.

HTC backs up the One X with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your One X has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The HTC One X's screen size is 4.7 inches with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.

1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.1.1 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1800 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 540 minutes, 258 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

One X Specs

Release Date April 2, 2012
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.1.1 Jelly Bean)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.6 W/kg
Body: 1.01 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Panorama
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 345 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 258 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 540 minutes
Standby Time Up to 0.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Gray, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.5 x 7 x 0.9 cm (5.3 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, AVI, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Viewable document types: XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Stocks, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): HTC Endeavor, HTC Supreme, HTC Edge
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