Most HTC One X reviews that have come out, I believe to be premature. I had to make sure that I used the HTC One X to death. Taking it through the tests one at a time. Battery tests, video watching tests, music tests, processor power tests, speed tests, camera tests, and possibly a drop test. Don't get me wrong, I like keeping my smartphones nice and pretty, and that is why I used a screen protector and case (unless I am doing a drop test, but protect your investment with official HTC One X accessories). I tried it all to make this HTC One X crash, slow down, force close or even flicker and here is what I came up with.
The first thing that I was able to figure out, is that the HTC One X's Tegra3 1.5GHz quad core processor is amazing. I did multiple processor test, that I have posted on YouTube, that proved the HTC One X to be the smartphone to beat. In the last test I ran Pandora music streaming, I used an app called Stick It to open 3 movies at once, I ran navigation, surfed the mobile web on 4 different browsers, watched YouTube, turned on two different Angry Birds games, took pictures, sent a bunch of texts with and without pictures attached. All that with an active wallpaper running and all of it was at the same time never backing out of anything, allowing all to keep running. In the end the HTC One X was able to do it all without a flaw. The movies ran perfectly and nothing forced closed, which is something that I have never experienced before with a smartphone.
What I wanted to try next was battery consumption but the camera won me over. The picture quality coming out of the 8MP camera running on the new HTC Image Sense technology was incredible. Colors were vibrant and crisp. The way that the HTC One X was able to pick up multiple faces in the shot was perfect for group pictures. I love taking pictures of my kids but one of my biggest problems that I always ran in too was that I never had a camera in my smartphone that was fast enough to get my kids in the perfect shot. My kids are very jumpy and rarely sit still like all other kids and the HTC One X solved it all. The way that I was able to just hold down the shot button and take twenty shots in a row helped out huge. I was always able to find the perfect shot in the group pictures. The SLR type action also did wonders for action photos.
The video recording was just as exciting as the photos. As long as I was able to keep the HTC One X steady, the videos looked professional. Excellent sound quality from the play back on a 4.7 inch HD display shocked me. One great feature was the ability to take pictures while I was video recording. Some of my favorite shots came from the videos that I made. Even after I recorded, while I played it back, I took more shots that I missed before. What I am trying to say is that the HTC One X has replaced my camera and HD video recorder.
Now for the battery. The battery life on the HTC One X is better than most but it is still an Android powered smartphone using a quad core processor. I do not care how you put it, if you use the HTC One X a lot then it will die fast just like all the rest. I did do tests though. One of which is music playback. From full charge to dead battery it was 27 hours of continuous music on a 3G connection, but the real kicker was how long it lasted on a 2G connection (no WiFi no Bluetooth) which was 41 hours. I could not believe the difference, but you have to give up on the web because you will never pull up a page. When I watched streaming video and movies it only lasted about 5 hours, but from normal use of phone, text, e-mail, and some Angry Birds I was charging only at night.
The HTC One X comes with the latest Google operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, and with HTC Sense 4.0. Both run smooth and are so easy to get used to. The voice recognition is truly incredible. I am an avid voice to text kind of guy and it has yet to fail me in the HTC One X. yes, once in a while it gets a word wrong, but if you tap the word that is wrong, a selection of replacement words that sound similar pop up and it is easy to replace. The HTC Sense settings are also upgraded but downgraded at the same time. HTC Sense has been upgraded by making it simplified. The settings section of the HTC One X is easier to navigate through and adjust to your preference. The personalize app allows you to adjust what your HTC One X looks like, and now you are able to add shortcuts to your lock screen. Makes getting your camera out quickly a breeze.
When I first opened up my new HTC One X box I was a bit worried about the fact that it does not have a microSD slot. I have been so used to having the extra storage, but coming with the 32GB of internal memory helped ease my mind. At first I started to think about how often I actually took out the card from previous smartphones. That is when it hit me. I never did. I always connected my smartphone to my computer to do mass transfers, otherwise I just e-mailed or uploaded to Facebook. Now I realize that HTC was smart to have it all the memory internal. Everything runs smooth and quick without having to access an external source for memory.
The HTC One X not coming with Beats headphones is a total failure. The new Beats Audio programing inside the HTC One X does enhance your music experience greatly but would be nice to enjoy without having to go out and spend even more money. When connected to non-Beats Audio headphones, I do have to say that the sound quality will make you forget about the Beats headphones that it did not come with.
Below you will see my HTC One X video review. Enjoy.
To sum up, the HTC One X has reshaped the smartphone world. The slim design and light weight makes you believe that the HTC One X is smaller than it is. It is an all around great smartphone that will be tough to beat. The only smartphone that I see giving the HTC One X a run for its money is the Samsung Galaxy S3, but we have to find out the "Real" specifications before any comparison is done.
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