HTC One X - gray (AT&T)
Manufacturer: HTC Part number: 5980289
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CNET editors' review
price range: $299.00
- Reviewed by: Brian Bennett
- Edited by: Kent German
- Reviewed on: 05/01/2012
- Released on: 05/06/2012
The good: The futuristically-styled $199.99 HTC One X offers Android fans on AT&T plenty to like, such as a massive, bright 4.7-inch screen, blazing 4G LTE data speeds, a powerful camera, and zippy performance running Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.
The bad: Sadly, HTC One X owners can't claim quad-core bragging rights. Also, the nonremovable battery and lack of SD card slot weaken an otherwise incredible Android smartphone.
The bottom line: Quad-core processing isn't everything, and AT&T's new $199.99 HTC One X proves it. This advanced Android has style, speed, blazing 4G, and power galore.
This phone doesn't deliver to its potential.
by Preggo-Lynn on August 9, 2012
Pros: Camera quality - pictures look great
bluetooth stack is great - auto-synchs with all my devices
generally responsve UI
Cons: Too many to list, see my notes in the summary.
Summary: So far, I am unhappy with this phone (2 months into it). The specs are there, and I am confident that a firmware update along with an update to htc ...
Summary: So far, I am unhappy with this phone (2 months into it). The specs are there, and I am confident that a firmware update along with an update to htc sense could resolve most or all of the issues. However, I am not holding my breath.
HTC sense is retarded - example: the web browser auto hides the status bar. So if a page is taking a while to load while you are on a train. You have to CLOSE the browser to check your current signal strength. Totally stupid. Who designed this UI?
Voice quality is horrible - 40% of people that I speak to when I use this phone report that they are having difficulty hearing me. I must hold the phone at an awkward angle in order to project a clear voice. very annoying.
Phone ignores wifi calling settings and will force calls to route over wifi when wifi is present, even if the wifi calling feature is disabled
Will trade this phone in at first opportunity for a Galaxy S3.
Neck to neck with Galaxy S3.
by thinkndev on July 19, 2012
Pros: Zippy performance
Sense UI stripped to the teeth.
Fast network speeds
Incredible 4.7 inch SuperLCD display.
Build quality feels premium.
Cons: No expandable memory (just 8 gb) or removable battery.
Exclusive to AT&T
multitasking not so good
Summary: I only bought this after having used a slide-QWERTY multimedia phone for 2 years. What a break it was from the past! Android feels very smooth, as if the phone ...
Summary: I only bought this after having used a slide-QWERTY multimedia phone for 2 years. What a break it was from the past! Android feels very smooth, as if the phone is King, a fitting milestone. I enjoy using it for all my daily chores.
Removable battery is not a problem. I only charge my phone at the end of the day anyway. The UI is very intuitive though not necessarily as productive as that of Touchwiz. Well, HTC Sense was heading the minimalistic direction for the UI.
If you like a simple, but powerful phone, this phone is the way to go. Even its 8gb storage can pass...
This Phone could have been great.
by dBZac on July 3, 2012
Pros: Great camera. 4G speeds on both HSPA+ and LTE are amazing. best screen I have ever seen on a phone. Not just because of resolution but the color reproduction is amazing and bright sun doesn't keep me from seeing it. Battery life is also above par.
Cons: "Sense" Almost every complaint I have about this phone is directly related to Sense 4.0 (HTC's polish running on top of Google) 1st off, the great multitasking of android is gone! Yes gone. HTC has added code to kill apps once you open a new one.
Summary: the lack of multitasking, combined with the fact that sense hinders the integration of apps like Google voice and other really cool apps that normally do a great job of ...
Summary: the lack of multitasking, combined with the fact that sense hinders the integration of apps like Google voice and other really cool apps that normally do a great job of melding into the UI and the on phone storage is capped at 16gb (well really 9.5gb after the phone uses some it self) I would have to say, wait for the Samsung S3 or buy the Galaxy Nexus (if hardware like camera is not a priority) since android 4.1 is amazing
Whats not to like? thin, light, and high performance
by bigshow915 on June 13, 2012
Pros: Display, resolution, weight, camera, video, O/S, pre-loaded software/apps
Cons: Storage capacity, battery life, bigger then I expected, Some apps not as good as they are on iPhone.
Summary: For the most part all the reviews on this phone have been good. But I see there are a few who are never happy. This phone is everything I expected ...
Summary: For the most part all the reviews on this phone have been good. But I see there are a few who are never happy. This phone is everything I expected it to be. Although I listed the storage capacity as a con I knew going into it exactly what this phone could hold. 10 GB of data is all I need. As for my other con; battery life. By making some minor adjustments you can solve that problem. For example in many places 4G isn't available so you can disable it, or when you're using wi-fi. Also what do you expect with a superior display like this? if it's an issue for you just lower the brightness. All in all I upgraded from an iPhone 3G to this device and I feel like I just moved up 3 generations. I've played around with friends iPhone 4S's and yes they're very nice but after using both O/S's I now am a huge Droid fan. I highly recommend this phone and am very very happy with my purchase
A great phone for camera lovers
by jonquilmcd on June 2, 2012
Pros: Thin, sleek, tough design
Lots of camera and video features
Lots of storage for apps and media
Plenty of RAM for running apps and games
Cons: No SD card slot
No removable battery
Large size can feel awkward
Summary: I've only had this phone for one day, but I can already tell it's going to be a phone I love. Android 4.0 is fast and stable, ...
Summary: I've only had this phone for one day, but I can already tell it's going to be a phone I love. Android 4.0 is fast and stable, and I love the features that HTC has added in to it. This is definitely a phone for camera lovers as there are tons of features related to photos and video. Some of the features include panoramic shots, HDR shots, automatic "smile" sensing, and a feature that takes several shots of group photos then edits them together to produce the best possible group photo. It also has a ton of filters/effects and a video editor so you can stylize your photos and videos on the fly. The battery lasts a long time and there's lots of storage so an SD card and removable battery aren't really necessary. My only problem is it is so large it can be a little awkward to hold if you have small hands.
by tronski013 on May 29, 2012
Pros: Good phone and fast
Cons: No sd slot
Summary: For the most part it is a great phone...great screen and fast S4....Made me switch from galaxy nexus...also just enough sense 4.0....camera performs well. Did ...
Summary: For the most part it is a great phone...great screen and fast S4....Made me switch from galaxy nexus...also just enough sense 4.0....camera performs well. Did not expect the phone to be this good
Very few flaws, beautiful phone
by Haeman on May 8, 2012
Pros: Amazing Screen- Bright, bold, crisp; Super light and thin which helps mask the size of the phone; Great quality polycarbonate frame, solid to touch; Call clarity is loud and clear; Gingerbread makes for an easy transition from iOS
Cons: Placement of power button makes it hard to turn on/off sometimes; no expandable memory or removable battery
Summary: I originally bought a Nokia Lumia 900 to be my work phone (iPhone 4S is my main one) and returned it after just 1 wk to get this phone and ...
Summary: I originally bought a Nokia Lumia 900 to be my work phone (iPhone 4S is my main one) and returned it after just 1 wk to get this phone and there is no comparison between the two. Although Windows is uniquely and enjoyably different and the Nokia has a solid design, the thinness, lightness, and phenomenally crisper screen on the One X put it clearly in a different class. If it had Siri, this phone would surpass the 4S and even without it it easily equals it with a much better form factor
ALMOST good enough to make me want to drop my Iphone.
by RobC12345 on May 25, 2012
Pros: Surprisingly good battery life
bright HD screen
Swype keyboard is the best!
voice controls are pretty good (texting, dictation)
Camera was relatively clear
Cons: phone plastic shell had some gaps that allowed for dust to creep in
not the best quality in assembly (in my phone anyways)
android still lags in the app task killing process on the phone (advanced task killer)
I found the battery life to be excellent as compared to other newer smartphones i purchase and tested (Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket), the screen was very bright and vivid ...
I found the battery life to be excellent as compared to other newer smartphones i purchase and tested (Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket), the screen was very bright and vivid and I didn't find myself noticing pixels as compared to the Nokia Lumia 900 i had purchased earlier. I loved the Swype keyboard once i got used to it and feel like Iphone should have something like this as well. I found the voice controls to be pretty spot on with speaking a text message or dictating. There were plenty of options for customization such as text tones/ring tones, live wallpapers, etc. The camera had pretty clear quality and moved pretty quickly (processor wise). I don't get into all of that quad core-dual core BS because that doesn't bother me, the phone felt pretty quick regardless of what type of processor it had.
I liked that you could "trim" videos down to a certain amount of time. So instead of having the full video, you would only have a part of it. You can't do that on the Iphone at least not that i have found without getting additional software.
I didn't like the design quality (assembly), when i first got my phone the bottom of the case near the touch screen buttons was pushed back a bit and you could see the lights inside the phone. I was able to fix it with ease but it just shows that the assembly was rushed. Also, the cover around the camera was always a little wonky instead of being flat, it stuck out a bit on one corner.
The biggest complaint for me is the amount of time i spent concerned with "killing" running tasks. To do it right you needed a program like advanced task killer, but to get every bit of RAM cleared out you could, you had to click on the "recent apps" button on the bottom of the screen- close all of those open apps, use the task killer and then go into the apps on your phone to the "Task Manager" and clear out all the RAM otherwise you would get close to the limit on RAM. This was entirely too laborious in my opinion.
Dialing a number from a webpage wasn't that good; for example, when i went to the AT&T store locator page and tried to click on the phone number for my local AT&T - it would not dial, in fact it gave me some grief in trying to copy the number to the clipboard as well and then dialing from the phone section. I found this to be a major buzz kill.
Going back to the camera...The camera had pretty clear quality BUT the "auto adjust" feature wasn't nearly as beneficial as the iphones auto correct edit feature. In fact, i could see very little difference between the original and the edited version. The big deal with that is adjustments of brightness or color, lets say if the foreground lighting is too dark and you can't see the people this auto adjust didn't really clear up the image the way the iphone would.
If you own a Mac, the HTC Sync Manager has not been released yet. The HTC Sync is the current program but when i set that up on Windows it didn't even recognize my phone was plugged in even after fiddling with it for quite awhile. Its my opinion that the manufacturer should not rush a product out without having all of the software in place for it. The Sync Manager should have been ready to release at the time the phone was. Uploading photos/videos was a pain in the A$$! Having to "mount" your drive when you plug it in and then selecting the right options "USB debugging" was way more complex than it needed to be. Why can't the phone just recognize when its plugged into a computer and then change the settings itself?
There was a glitch in the ICS software for the Facebook app that i noticed, when you uploaded a photo or video through the phone to Facebook, there was a notification bar showing its progress. Even though the photo/video would upload to FB, the status bar would hang at 20 or 40 percent and there is NO way to clear out that notification, you can click on clear but it didn't clear the notification out. Ultimately i had to do a master reset on the phone to get it to go away. It may not bother everyone but you should know about it before buying. It may also not happen for everyone either.
This phone was ALMOST good enough for me to leave Iphone for good, but i have the Iphone 4 and this HTC One X is being released almost 2 years after i got this Iphone and yet the Iphone is still better in my opinion. Why would i downgrade when i have a phone that does everything i need it to do the right way the first time?
1 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great phone with a no-buy flow
by laurno on May 2, 2012
Pros: Fast LTE, slick Ice Cream Sandwich, fast Snapdragon. HTC is a great company.
Cons: Confined to 16GB memory, no expansion slot. If I won't be enough in 2014, why buy it in 2012?
Summary: Waiting for Galaxy S3 ir iPhone 5.
Summary: Waiting for Galaxy S3 ir iPhone 5.
1 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
This phone is all about form and no function
by jjbeard926 on May 22, 2012
Pros: Fast hardware, good camera
Cons: No expansion slot, for a phone that's main selling point is the looks I think it's pretty ugly, no real keyboard, HTC has always had a weird interface and this one is no different they have a funny skin on top of Android I dislike.
Summary: Skip it!
Summary: Skip it!
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- Manufacturer: HTC
- Part number: 5980289
- Description: Extraordinary quad-core power gives you lightning-fast web browsing, remarkable picture quality and hyper-realistic gaming effects - all on a giant, 4.7-inch HD screen. Then there's the amazing camera that captures every moment with crisp, vivid, beautiful photos.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components Voice recorder,
- Width 2.55 in
- Depth 0.3 in
- Height 5.15 in
- Weight 4.6 oz
- Body Color Gray
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 4G
- Service Provider AT&T
- Operating System Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- User Interface HTC Sense 4
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services SMS,
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs Yes
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Mobile Services HTC Music Hub
- Data Transmission HSUPA,
- Wireless Interface LTE,
- Communication Features Internet browser
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Additional Features Multitasking
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
- Type QUALCOMM MSM8960
- Clock Speed 1.5 GHz
- Processor Core Qty Dual-core
- RAM 1 GB
- Bult-in Memory 16 GB
- User Memory 16 GB
- Sensor Resolution 8 megapixels
- Lens Aperture F/2.0
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Camera Light Source LED light
- Video Recorder Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (1080p),
1280 x 720 (720p)
- Features Video recording
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology Super LCD
- Diagonal Size 4.3 in
- Display Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
- Capacity 1800 mAh
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM,
With digital camera / digital player,
GSM / UMTS,
Up to 510 min,
With digital camera / digital player,