HTC One X Hardware Review

HTC One X Hardware Review

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We just received out HTC One X earlier this week, thanks to our friends at Clove UK and we have to say that we’re absolutely loving the HTC One X. Well, mostly. The first thing to note is that we also received our Samsung Galaxy Note from Samsung this week as well, so while the HTC One X might seem like it has a large screen at 4.7-inches we feel that it’s actually a great size after having tested the Note.

Well we did manage to review a hardware review video of the HTC One X, and you can see the video below. For now let’s get into the specs:

  • Processor: Quad-Core 1.5GHz, Nvidia Tegra 3 Processor
  • Screen – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 (312 PPI)
  • Camera – 8 megapixel with single LED Flash, 1080p video recording capabilities
  • Other Cameras – 1.3 megapixel Front Facing Camera (720p video chat capabilities)
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Storage – 32GB (non expandable)
  • Weight – 130 grams
  • Dimensions – 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Operating System – Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4) with HTC Sense 4

This is actually the first phone with a quad-core processor making it not only the fastest phone on the planet, but one of the nicest as well! That Quad-Core guts really do push it in everyday tasks and games (as well as benchmarks) where it literally does leave every other competitor in it’s dust. The phone also has a unibody polycarbonate build which is a single piece of high grade plastic (which means no expandable memory or removable battery), much like the Nokia Lumia 800/900 and while it is much tinner, it doesn’t feel as nice in the hands.

Still, the one thing we love is the 720p resolution, 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen which is just mind bogglingly brilliant. Even though the blacks might not be as deep and black as on AMOLED screens (particularly AMOLED CBD and AMOLED HD screens), the color reproduction and vividness is just out of this world. We can practically say this is the best screen we’ve ever seen on a phone.

We’ll of course dive a little deeper into this in the Actual phone review next week (or so) but for now take a look at this video for our thoughts on the hardware of the phone.


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