HTC One X - Initial impressions
I’ve had the HTC One X for a few days now, so I thought I would share my findings. In short though it is excellent phone, but not flawless.
In use the phone is fast and slick. I have not seen even a hint of jerkiness yet, even when running games. The interface is lovely.
The screen is superb! Colours really pop, the screen is sharp and pixels unidentifiable. The standard rolling hills back wallpaper shows this off, as the hills look almost 3D. If it has a weakness in this area; it is dark scenes where OLED phones seem to do better, but on balance it’s a great screen and good for films.
The sound is good but not great. I blame Dr Dre’s Beats Audio for this. Beats Audio is just a loudness switch which produces overblown bass. It sounds much better with it off, although my IPod still beats it in this regard. I can’t help thinking that if Dr Dre thinks that his music needs to be equalized to this extent, then it’s not very well mixed to begin with.
Camera is great quality for a phone and fun to use.
For me the battery is lasting 1 and a half days before requiring charge. Usage is:
• Brightness setting on half way (which is equivalent to the brightest setting on the desire). Full brightness is very bright.
• wifi / data off unless I’m using it. (with data on all the time, the phone lasts about a day)
• Internet used extensively for about 30 minutes in the morning and about 2 hours in the evening, plus occasional e-mails & facebook throughout the day.
Over all it’s a brilliant phone. All phones have compromises and for what I use the phone for (mostly web browsing & photos) it’s perfect, but for music you can probably do better . I have it on a 14 day money back guarantee and after checking the competition (xperis s, iphone etc) it is for me the best compromise.