HTC One X Review: Taming the Beast

Earlier this year, HTC unveiled its flagship Android phone, the HTC One X. The One X is part of a bigger change at HTC and represents its new focus on the mobile market with its One series. The One is the next step in HTC’s innovative product design and philosophy, and clearly, the One X will be one of the most powerful devices to have come out this year. I got my hands on a One X almost a fortnight ago, and it continues to amaze me. This is an HTC One X review post, and I am going to share my experience with this beast of a phone.


The One series


The One series has three phones under its banner- the HTC One X, the One S and the One V. The One X has two more variants, the North-American version, and the One XL, which sports LTE and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset. With the One Series, HTC has dedicated itself to creating a few awesome devices under one banner instead of pushing out varied devices all year round. Along with this new product lineup, the One also represents HTC’s new philosophy.

The One V is the first phone in the One series, with a 1 GHz processor, a 3.7-inch screen and Android 4.0. The One V sports the looks of the HTC Legend, and is aimed at the entry-level Android-phone market. The next phone, the One S has an aluminum unibody. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display. The One X is the flagship device in the One series and it a set of killer features leading up to pure awesomeness.



The One X boasts of a gigantic 4.7-inch 720p HD display with a 1.5 GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 SoC infernal machine running inside it. The device is codenamed Endeavor, and was carrying that name until February, when HTC dropped the Endeavor moniker and branded it as the One X. At 5.3-inches long and 2.7-inches wide, the phone will seem gigantic in your hand on first use. The all-new HTC Sense 4.0 is a step away from the disappointing earlier version 3.6 and the visual improvements will bring smiles to the faces of HTC fans like me.


The One X is available in grey and white versions. I went for the white version because it looks classy, with the black screen augmenting the elegance. This phone is feature packed all throughout and every nook and corner screams “attention to detail”. Let us take an in-depth look at what the One X has to offer.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.