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Good: Display, camera, design, speed
Bad: Battery life, bad HTC service, got very hot in use.
Comment: I Used to have this phone up until 2 months ago when I upgraded it to the Nexus 5 so I'll briefly compare it to that.
In short, the One X was a brilliant phone and without doubt better than the Galaxy S3 so I'm unsure as to why CNET preferred the Galaxy?!? The display was superb and isn't much worse than my Nexus 5; you can barely tell the difference in normal circumstances. It was also a very fast phone though in true nature of the technological world, it soon became regarded as slow when faster phones (Nexus 5) got released. It wasn't slow at all though, it's just other phones made it look slow.
The camera was amazing and this is one area where I regret swapping to the Nexus. I know the Nexus 5 camera isn't great, but the quality of images are nowhere near as good as what I got on my HTC, their not as detailed or realistic. However I swapped because HTC weren't great for customer service or releasing software updates. To add to that, the battery life was very poor and the phone got quite hot under heavy use.
I love my Nexus and wouldn't swap it for anything until the new Nexus gets released. HTC Sense was nice and easy to use, certainly better than TouchWiz, but you can't beat stock android for beauty, software upgrades and ease of use. If I had to leave Nexus though, there is no doubt that I'd go for the HTC One.
Good: user friendly, nice big screen, don't have to swipe too many screens to get where you need to be
Bad: battery not great, wireless coverage becomes weak and drops off after a couple of months (common fault) and needs to be sent to HtC apparently bit if you squeeze the top right of the phone it works agsin
Comment: Moved to this from and IPhone 4 as I wanted a smart phone that ACTUALLY worked as a phone and this is it.
all good with very intuitive menu's and a great screen resolution. Emails work a treat.
used a casemate cover and its still looks new 18 months later
Good: Clear, bright screen. Non-scratch, of course. I'm not sure why some people are complaining about the screen size, I bought it because of the screen. If you want a smaller screen then, go for something else. It's fast. The camera is brilliant and the results are awesome. I have no problem with the screen flexing like some others. Perhaps you should be more gentle with your handset. It's a piece of kit that needs looking after.
Bad: Battery life is not that great but, it's not a hassle to put it on charge when I go to bed. The camera lense could be rebated into the casy a bit more along with the volume control
Comment: I have had my OneX for just under a year now and comparing it to my daughters iPhones, even they have admitted that my phone is far better. They are going to change up to the new htc once their contracts are up with their present companies. I am very pleased with my htc OneX and would recommend it to anyone. SUPERB! Best phone I have ever had.
Comment: I just had to comment to say that having beats speakers reaaaaly isn't a good thing! Beats are poplar, but are in fact terrible sounding things. They spend all their money on advertisement to make it look trendy instead of making them sound good.
Comment: The best phone ever!
Comment: I forgot to give it a 4 star.
Good: Good: Screen, ICS & Sense 4 (eventually got updated to JB & Sense+), feel of the phone, speed, video plays well, camera produ es excellent photos and videos, easy to use, cheap compared to Galaxy S3
Bad: Battery life, Overheating issues, camera sticks out, too much social integration
Comment: I've been using the One X for 3 months now and I love it but I had to make small compromises. Battery life is sh*t, no SD slot and the phone gets super hot after 5 minutes of basic browsing. All super phones probably get super hot these days but it's a hindrance that needs to be fixed. Other than that, this phone is just as capable as the S3 but also cheaper (which is the reason I got it), both cameras produce excellent photos and videos, apps and videos play well and there aren't any lags longer than a second. Music plays well, though 'Beats' is an overrated gimmick.
The interface is great, HTC Sense has made Android easier to use and there isn't any bloatware. I recently received he JB update and I have to say that it's overrated and no overall difference to the phone, if your waiting for JB dont, ICS is perfect.
I would give it 5 stars but because of the compromises it's a 4 from me.
Bad: The Size.
Comment: I wouldn't bother with the HTC One X. It's too big for everyday use. In my opinion i'd rather go for the One S or Desire X as they fit nicely in the hand and in the pocket.
Good: Internet browsing, phone app, Jelly bean update and Beats Audio
Bad: Storage con, loudspeaker, RAM con, processor not so fast even for basic tasks, UI experience
Comment: I was an owner of a HTC Desire which is almost 3 years old and also use my partner's iPhone 4S regularly. I will be trying to compare the HTC One X with these 2 models.
1) Internet browsing is as good as it was in HTC Desire. The text reflow feature is something I would miss in every other mobile(one of the biggest reasons for my staying with HTC).
2) Always liked the build quality of my HTC Desire and so, I like the quality of this one too.
3) Stock keyboard and phone app are good, in fact the best in the market.
4) Got the phone on a wednesday and got the Jelly Bean update on Saturday. Thats quite quick to get an Android upgrade.
5) Beats headset is quite good and comfortable to wear. More on that in the Cons(2).
1) Specs say storage of 16GB of 32GB with no provision of an SD Card. What it doesn't say is that only around 5.5GB of that is designated as internal memory(out of which 3.5GB is used by the OS) and the remaining 10.5 GB is designated as phone memory which is equivalent to having an SD Card. I never used another Android phone apart from HTC, so I am curious, does such a similar issue exist with other Android phones also? I also use an iPhone and in that one, all 16GB is one big chunk. Why does HTC skimp so much on internal memory?
2) I never liked the loudspeaker on my HTC Desire but I expected them to improve on that after releasing umpteen models in the last 3 years but the loudspeaker is equally bad in the HTC One X. I find it cheap even when talking on the phone in a quiet room. As mentioned above, the sound quality improves dramatically when using the provided Beats Audio headset but still, it is not as good as other phones on the market. Suffice to say, if there is a group of people in the room going to attend a tele-conference using the same phone, you better not volunteer a HTC phone for this task.
3) The specs say 1GB RAM but only about 250Mb is available for apps. It takes time for even the details of a person in the phone book to be displayed(took 2 sec). My phone is less than 5 days old, so I cannot imagine how it will be in the future. Overall, very poor memory management for a 1.5GHz quad core system with 1GB RAM.
4) This is my personal view but I don't understand how people like these ultra big screens. I like to operate the whole device using one hand but I had to go for this one because there was no other choice, no other manufacturer had the guts to go against the tide apart from Apple and I find them too expensive.
5) Inorder to unlock the phone, I need to first press the power button on top of the phone and then push a ring at the bottom of the phone, doing that on such a big screen seems really stupid to me. It might be changeable somewhere in the maze of settings but giving that as default doesn't leave that good a first impression.
6) In spite of using a HTC phone for so long, I cannot figure out where to look for something in the settings menu, but it has only been 5 days since I got the phone, so I will give them the benefit of doubt on this one.
Overall, I have begun to understand how HTC lost all the market share in the last few years since their last super hit phone HTC Desire was released in 2010. Apart from a few good features which thankfully no one thought of messing around with, there were lots of issues with the HTC Desire which were never resolved in the HTC One X.
One of the biggest reasons I bought this phone was because I got a really good deal on this one and the next reason was my familiarity with HTC. If you are planning to buy this phone and it is only marginally cheaper than it's competitors, then I would suggest against going with HTC.
Good: almost everything, apps, screen, speed
Bad: battery life
Comment: the only thing i really dislike about my one x is the battery life. i have to charge it daily, and thats with the brightness turned right down. if htc sorts this out, it will be 5 stars.
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