Pros and Cons of HTC One X ~ Ultimate Comparison Review Guide!

HTC One X? We really have no idea on what the HTC One X has to offer until 2 days ago we finally discovered that, indeed it is equipped with an amazing killer specification than no other Android brands has offered to the Android lovers so far. In today series, we are not going to touch much on the specification of the HTC One X as we believe that the big gadget site like Engadget, The Verge, Android Community, Slash Gear and more have already covered that portion ~ you could check out the reviews by clicking on the link as shown. Instead we will be focusing on the pros and cons aspect of the HTC One X smartphone.



HTC One X Specification

HTC One X Detail Specification


Check out the introduction video on the HTC One X below:



CPU Benchmark Comparison Between HTC One X and Others Android Smartphone

From the chart below, you could see that HTC One X is beating almost all the Android smartphone in the market including Samsung Galaxy S2 by almost 100% of the later score.

HTC One X CPU Benchmark Comparison

What Others Said About HTC One X

There’s absolutely no doubt that the One X is a masterpiece of an Android device: it obliterates pretty much all of its competitors by giving even the mighty Galaxy Nexus a run for its money. 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.

Ultimately, buying a One X is a lot like getting a unicorn — it’s wild, fast, white, beautiful, expensive and fickle.

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. It’ll be interesting to see how its LTE equipped twin (which is also Snapdragon S4-based) fares in those areas when it launches in the next few weeks — let’s just hope AT&T keeps the firmware as unadulterated as possible. Ultimately, buying a One X is a lot like getting a unicorn – it’s wild, fast, white, beautiful, expensive and fickle. Time will tell if dressage school tames this power hungry beast.



HTC has a lot to prove. Whether it was down to resting on its collective laurels, misreading the market, or simply getting its 2011 product line wrong, last year turned out to be something of an annus horribilis all round. Rivals accelerated past, Apple broadened its iPhone range across price points, and in contrast HTC phones looked derivative and lumpen.

They’re not accusations that could easily be levelled against the HTC One X. 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.

Is the One X enough to inure HTC against the incoming threat of the Galaxy S III or the iPhone 5? Both devices are shaping up to be worthy contenders, and HTC’s 2011 range struggled to compete with their predecessors, but the 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



On a couple occasions during my week-odd endeavor to make the One X my primary phone, I installed and used Apex Launcher, an excellent home screen replacement that starts with stock Android 4.0 as a foundation and adds a handful of useful features. It doesn’t seek to reinvent the wheel, it doesn’t fight Android’s natural grain — it just takes a great product and makes it a little bit better.

And it got me to thinking: why isn’t this exactly what Sense is trying to do? HTC should be building its software story around unique functionality. To a large degree, it is — take the excellent ImageSense, for instance — but in the process, it’s also tossing in an entire layer of questionable design. Not bad design, necessarily, but it’s still design without purpose, design that needlessly overwrites Google’s really cohesive (and superb) Android 4.0 user experience. I understand HTC’s inherent need to “make its mark,” but with the One X, it’s already doing that by creating perhaps the best phone hardware I’ve ever used.

So yes, I think Sense can do better, but there’s still a lot to be optimistic about. Looking back on Sense 3.0 and 3.5, Sense 4.0 is a big step in the right direction, and HTC’s new commitment to bootloader unlocking through the HTCdev program means that intrepid owners who feel as strongly about the user experience as I do should expect to see replacement ROMs from the community in short order. And even without any modification whatsoever, the 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. Seriously, HTC has done something pretty special with the One line, and I’m encouraged that Peter Chou and company appear to be back on the right track.

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.

The Verge


There were four key areas the One X needed to excel at, if it was to stand a chance. First there’s the in-hand appeal, and the thin, lightweight phone certainly ticks that box. It’s closest to “sexy” that an HTC has managed in some years, and yet it still manages to tick box two, great battery life. Pushing over ten hours on a single charge with a lot of usage is no small feat, besting phones with lesser chipsets than the One X offers.

The Tegra 3 ticks the One X’s third box: awesome performance and a great user experience. The NVIDIA chipset is fast and capable, and Sense 4.0 returns HTC to its previous software form. Some users will no doubt prefer Ice Cream Sandwich untampered with, but Sense delivers a good balance of user-friendly customization without hampering speed. You may not know the difference between using a dual-core handset versus the One X until you’ve lived with it for about a week, and then switch back to something like the Galaxy Note, but it’s noticeable.

Finally, there’s the camera and multimedia, with the 8-megapixel BSI sensor, dedicated imaging chip, Beats Audio and bright, eminently watchable display earning the One X its final tick. That’s four serious criteria for success that last year’s HTC range failed at. It’s too soon to say whether the Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 will prove the One X’s undoing, but one thing is for sure: HTC has thrown down the gauntlet with its new flagship, and the One X sets the bar high.

Android Community


Pros and Cons of HTC One X

Pros of HTC One X

  • Equipped with Tegra 3 Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor (good for HD gaming and HD video’s plus muti task apps).
  • Big screen size of 4.7 inch.
  • Support Bluetooth v4.0.
  • Come with HD media link (excellent accessories which overrides lack of HDMI PORT for screen sharing and video sharing)
  • Armed with scratch proof Corning Gorilla glass.
  • FREE 25GB Dropbox storage for 2 years.
  • Come with a big internal storage of 32GB.
  • Has a beautiful contour screen and superb design.
  • Score the highest in the CPU Benchmark among the Android smartphone.
  • NFC ready.
  • Camera UI is best in class.
  • Integrated with Beats Audio that increases the bass.


Cons of HTC One X

  • Low/ moderate battery capacity of 1800 mAh ( preferred at least 2000 mAh).
  • LCD 2 screen come with the HTC One X not comparable with the current Super AMOLED Plus HD Screen.
  • Don’t have additional SD card slot.
  • Lack of Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) optimization and experience as it is blend with HTC own’s Sense 4.
  • Hard button experience isn’t perfect.
  • Only average quality on the photo and video.
  • Only come with 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.


Conclusion ~ Is HTC One X for You? Should You be Buying It?

If you are currently looking for one of the most powerful Android smartphone in the market then you might want to consider getting the HTC’s latest artistic looking smartphone ~ HTC One X that come with the sexy contour display screen. We think that with the killer spec of Tegra 3 Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor, 1280×720 screen resolution at 4.7 inch and Corning Gorilla Glass scratches free screen, HTC One X has won the heart of many including us.

And unless Samsung really come out with a killing spec in its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3, we think that HTC One X will continue to lead the Android smartphone market start from this April.

Tell us what you think. Will you be getting the HTC One X instead of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S3….


3 Responses to “Pros and Cons of HTC One X ~ Ultimate Comparison Review Guide!”

  1. faris
    April 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    hi mike… i jst bought htc one x 2 days ago….the fon is amazing but i am a bit dissapointed… im not sure if this fon use up all of its processor as sometimes it lag or not very smooth while playing games…..or is it because of the screen size which does not fit the games or what…n the battery of coz not very satisfaction as the fon is quadcore ….but overall the fon is great….

    • Mike
      April 14, 2012 at 12:29 am #

      Hi faris,

      Good to hear that you finally get a new quad-core beast in the block. We think the lag might have to do with the Android OS and the apps itself.

      The battery, yeah think it will drain more power due to its quad-core processing power and bigger screen of 4.7 inch.

      Hopefully HTC could finally address all the issue through the release of new firmware update.

      Anyway, glad to know that you finally get your hand one of the most powerful Android smartphone in the market currently -:).



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