HTC One X Review

Posted: May 15, 2012
HTC One X Review

 The HTC One X offers a 4.7" super LCD screen, an 8 megapixel camera, and Android 4.0 software on AT&T's 4G LTE network. Find out from Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira if this smartphone makes the cut on Gadget Pr0n.


What You Need to Know

  • The HTC One X has a great design, and we're finally seeing something different from the typical black plastic smartphones.
  • The body has a matte finish that feels really good in you hand.
  • The smartphone has pretty much the same size specs as the Galaxy Nexus.
  • The buttons are really simple: there's a power button on the top and a volume rocker on the side.
  • All the other buttons are capacitive.
  • The rear camera really sticks out in this design, and there's a front facing camera as well.
  • We feel like a lot of work went into making this phone look different from the rest, and we think the effort paid off.
  • The HTC One X packs a lot of power with a dual-core Snapdragon processor and Android's Ice Cream Sandwich OS version.
  • This phone is very fast with little to no Android lag.
  • We compared the HTC One X with the Droid RAZR Maxx and it was noticeably faster.
  • The smartphone also runs HC's latest skin, the Sense 4.0.
  • Sense is one of the very few things that we didn't love.
  • It's pretty much the same with improvements like the home screen customization and a new app switcher.
  • We just prefer the stock Android that we loved on the Galaxy Nexus.
  • Sense 4.0 felt like bloatware on a phone.
  • Overall, we liked using this phone a lot.
  • The HTC One X has an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video.
  • We don't think anyone would be disappointed with the photos but it's just not on pair with the great cameras we see on smartphones like the iPhone 4S and the Nexus.
  • The 1080p video looked pretty good but not on part with the elite smartphones. 
  • The battery life was pretty good and we got a full day of heavy use out of it.
  • It doesn't have the best battery life but we think that's because of the screen.
  • The screen is pretty amazing so we think it's an alright compromise.
  • We tested the AT&T 4G LTE model which has a bigger battery to compensate for the LTE hardware.


  • $199 with a contract.


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5.  (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • We were very impressed by the unique design.
  • The screen is up there with the best on the market.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich makes this phone fast with a pleasant experience to use.
  • HTC's Sense 4.0 and camera hold this phone back from being a 5 out of 5. 
  • If you're an AT&T customer looking to get an Android phone, the HTC One X is the one to buy.

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Comments are Closed

  • n8tab

    The camera is easily 10 times better than my Galaxy Nexus. You may have gotten a lemon.

    Posted: May 18, 2012 3:02 AM
  • hell911


    Posted: May 18, 2012 2:03 AM
  • Illuminate88

    I just had a novel idea. Why aren't these videos and segments posted on youtube. I'd bet a meeellion dollars that they'd get more views and generate more interest for the network and show.

    Posted: May 15, 2012 3:08 PM
  • MaelStrom_

    this phone is much better than the samsung galaxy s3

    Posted: May 15, 2012 12:47 PM