The early reviews of HTC One X are pouring in, One X is the flagship product of the HTC One series of phones, other phones in this series are One S and One V. HTC One X was unveiled just before this year’s mobile world congress. One X international version reviews came out, the US version of the phone will hit the shelves in few weeks.
The international version of the phone and the US version differ in CPU otherwise it is the same phone. International version is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, while the US version is powered by Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. The change is due to the 4G LTE capabilities in the US.
The early reviews show that HTC has a winner in its hand in the form of HTC One X, many reviewers are praising the design of the phone, better camera and other features while battery may be a problem because of the super LCD display.
Let us see what these reviewers are saying. Starting with The Verge, be sure to checkout the videos also.
Chris Ziegler from The Verge
The One X’s display is, without a hint of hyperbole, the best I’ve ever seen on a phone. Full stop.
In my stress test with continuous streaming video at maximum loudspeaker volume and maximum screen brightness while connected to both Wi-Fi and 3G, I got four hours and 22 minutes of usage before the phone turned itself off.
One X isn’t just one of the best Android phones I’ve ever used – it’s one of the best mobile devices I’ve ever used, period.
Just give me a One X running something closer to stock Android 4.0, HTC, and I believe you’ve got the best smartphone ever made.
Myriam Joire from Engadget
HTC’s really crafted something special here, with a brilliant combination of branding, industrial design and user experience. This handset looks and feels stunning, with top-notch materials and build quality, the most gorgeous display we’ve ever stared at on a phone, a fantastic camera that’s fast and easy to use and a laundry list of every possible spec under the sun. Sense 4 is thin and light enough to enhance — not detract from — stock Ice Cream Sandwich. Pinch us, ’cause frankly, we’re smitten.
Still it’s not all rainbows and glitter. While it’s incredibly quick and smooth in actual use, we’re surprised that the quad-core Tegra 3 in the One X performed slightly worse in our benchmarks than the dual-core Snapdragon S4 in the One S. Battery life is by far our biggest concern and we really hope that HTC addresses this head-on with future software updates.
Chris Davies from Slashgear
The new flagship is distinctively designed and well constructed, has an admirable camera and a solid screen. The Tegra 3 chipset is capable of both speed and endurance depending on what’s demanded of it, particularly gaming and HD video, though the non-expandable storage could prove limiting if your connection isn’t up to streaming from cloud storage such as Dropbox.
One X is leagues ahead of where the Sensation series left off. It’ll take more than good looks and a fast chip to make the One X an automatic success, but it’s is a capable phone and, perhaps more importantly, a sign that HTC has finally turned a corner in its strategy and products.
Ray S from phoneArena
With such advanced and expensive devices like the HTC One X, though, you have to demand top-notch quality in every aspect. That’s not what we got with it. For the most part, there’s nothing wrong with the handset. It has a big and beautiful screen, fluid UI and pretty much every hardware or software feature that a user may need. However, when you delve deeper is when you begin to encounter its imperfections, most of which are software-related.
For now, the One X comes to prove that HTC is working actively to innovate its line-up, and while it’s moving in the right direction, this is not the ultimate phone we’ve been looking for.
Natasha Lomas from CNET
The average user certainly isn’t going to tax the limits of the One X, so the first question to ask yourself is whether you’re one of the many or one of the few? If you’re in the power-hungry minority, then read on.
For everyone else, the One X has way more welly than you really need, and worse battery life than you’ll want, so unless you need an enormo-phone with a gigantic 4.7-inch display, your money would be better spent on a more modest Android powerhouse that won’t run out of juice so quickly.
The One X is a phone for a specialist group of gadget fiends with big wallets and high power requirements. Unfortunately for them, the price of all that power-draining tech appears to be less than stellar battery life.
Michael Oryl from mobile burn
The HTC One X is easily my favorite phone on the market today. Even Samsung’s Google Galaxy Nexus pales in comparison in my eyes. The sexy hardware design, the updated Sense 4 user interface, and the amazing camera team up with blazing performance to make the One X an unstoppable force of nature that I simply must have in my hand.