HTC One X Review
HTC is once again poised to regain the top spot as being the world's number one smartphone manufacturer this year with its latest line of HTC One model smartphones, and the flagship model, the HTC One X, looks every bit like the iPhone killer that it was meant to be. The One X is a beautiful little phone that really packs a punch. With a 1.5GHz quad core Nvidia processor it has enough power to make any techie extremely satisfied.
What We Like
There are literally hundreds of things that you can like on the HTC One X, here are some of them. As said earlier, the One X is a damn sexy phone. The smartphone boasts a sleek, unibody design that gives the One X curves at all the right places.
It has a large, 4.7 inch Super IPS LCD screen that can rival the screen resolution of the iPhone's Retina Display; in fact, it may even be better, The One X's body has a matte plastic finish that feels smoother than it looks, but not smooth enough that you will be scared that you will drop it when you hold it in your hand.
Underneath the One X's sleek case lies a very powerful 1.5 GHz quad core processor and 1GB worth of RAM, which is the same specs as that of most desktop computers these days. The very much improved Sense 4 user interface in the One X melded seamlessly with the latest flavor of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
What We Don't Like
There are some small quirks in the One X that unfortunately makes it a slightly imperfect smartphone, such as. The screen is a magnet for fingerprints. Though the screen may look like polished glass, it sometimes feels like you are dragging your finger over a sheet of plastic. Because of it's rather large size, it is almost impossible to reach the power button if you hold the One X in one hand; that is if you don't have very large hands.
The phone sometimes lags when multiple applications are open at the same time, not enough that normal people will notice it but just enough for sticklers for performance. This lag may be due to the Sense 4 UI because this oddly does not happen on other devices running Android 4.0 ICS.
Although 32GB of storage is enough for most people, there are a lot of Android users who feel that it is too small; and a lack of a microSD expansion slot may not go to well with hardcore users.
Another drawback with the One X is its notoriously short battery life. With normal use, email, web browsing, and maybe some video watching and gaming, you will be looking for a wall outlet to charge your phone several times a day.
Disregarding a few little kinks, the HTC One X may just be the best Android smartphone ever made. It looks great and performance-wise it is one of the best out there.