HTC One X
HTC One X
|Availability by country|
|Successor||HTC One (M7)|
|Related||HTC One S, HTC One V, HTC Evo 4G LTE|
|Dimensions||134.36 mm (5.290 in) H
69.9 mm (2.75 in) W
8.9 mm (0.35 in) D
|Weight||130 g (4.6 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4 (upgradable to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5)|
|System on chip||Nvidia Tegra 3 T30|
|CPU||1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore|
|GPU||Nvidia ULP GeForce 520 MHz|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Storage||32(26) GB; 16(10) GB available for user; 2 GB reserved for applications|
|Battery||1,800 mAh Li-Polymer|
|Display||4.7 in (120 mm) Super LCD 2 with RGB matrix
1280×720p pixels (16:9 Aspect ratio) (312 ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0
|Rear camera||1080p HD video recording, video stabilization, slow motion video capture (768 x 432 pixels).|
|Front camera||1.3-megapixel front camera (720p for recording and video chat)|
|Connectivity||2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz
3G (UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+): 850/900/1,900/2,100 MHz
Wi-Fi: 2.4/5.0 GHz, 802.11a/b/g/n
NFC with Android Beam
Bluetooth: 4.0 with aptX
microUSB 2.0 with support for USB OTG
|Other||accelerometer, gyrometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
0.68 W/Kg@10g (Head)0.70 W/Kg@10g (Body)
The HTC One X is a touchscreen-based, slate-sized smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC. It was released running Android 4.0.3, (upgradeable to 4.2.2) with the HTC Sense 4.0 skin. It was the first HTC phone to be equipped with a quad-core processor. The One X was announced on February 26, 2012 at the Mobile World Congress and was HTC's sixth flagship product, leading the HTC One series from the time of its release through April 2013, when its successor the HTC One (2013) was announced.
- 1 Features
- 2 Model variants
- 3 Reception
- 4 Awards
- 5 Reported problems
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The One X shipped with the Android 4.0.4 mobile operating system with the HTC Sense 4.0 graphical user interface. The upgrade to Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 is available for most regions like Asia, Europe, Middle East, the Americas, and Australia. 25 GB of Dropbox storage is offered free for two years.
Some users have noticed that multitasking does not work on the HTC One X as it does in stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich since the system more aggressively terminates apps in the background. HTC has explained that they customized Android on the One X so that HTC Sense has priority over background apps when memory is low.
On July 20, 2012, HTC confirmed that the One X, along with the One S, would be receiving a firmware update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, however did not announce a release schedule for these improvements. By mid-November and early December, the Android 4.1.1 update began rolling out worldwide, bringing many new features and improvements such as the Google Now implementation, Project Butter giving it an overall smoother UI and battery optimizations which help improve battery life and to quell overheating. On June 20, 2013, a functional Ubuntu Touch build was made available for download. The HTC One X, The 2013 HTC One plus also The HTC Butterfly and the refreshed version of the HTC One X, called the One X+ was promised an update by HTC to the latest version Android 4.2.2 and the new Sense version 5 in the near future and just a few days later on the 19th of August, the update officially began rolling out to the One X, bringing it up to date with the newest sense version, Sense 5 UI, Android version 4.2.2, Quick Toggles and many software improvements found in the 2013 HTC One.
The One X features a NVIDIA Tegra 3 system on a chip with a 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU (international version, with a different SoC for the LTE capable variants of the One X), 1 GB of RAM; a 1,800 mAh battery, a dual-band 802.11n WiFi radio, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS, NFC, and 16 & 32 GB of internal storage. The phone does not feature external storage. The One X also features a standard array of sensors including a digital compass, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer and ambient light sensor.
The One X has three physical keys; a power button on the top and higher and lower volume buttons on the right side. On the front of the One X are three capacitive touch keys for the Back, Home, and Recent Application functions.
On the left side of the One X is a Micro USB 2.0 port. This port doubles as a MHL interface, allowing the One X to output 1080p content to an external display via HDMI through the use of an adapter. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is located on the top of the One X as well as one of the two stereo microphones. The second microphone is located on the bottom. The One X has two speakers, a loudspeaker on the rear of the phone and a speaker above the front display, serving as the earpiece. The front speaker grill also houses the notification LED, which flashes green for notifications, flashes red for low battery, and illuminates red when the phone is charging.
The rear of the One X has the raised camera dome, and the flash for the accompanying camera. In addition, another distinguishing feature of the rear of the One X are the five charging pins or "Pogo Pins". On the AT&T variant of the One X, and the One X+, AT&T has moved these pins to a different position, resulting in the AT&T models being incompatible with the vast majority of accessories that make use of these charging pins.
The One X features a 4.7-inch (120 mm) 1,280x720 pixel (RGB matrix) Super LCD 2 display, with a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch, covered by a single pane of Corning Gorilla Glass 2.0. In a review by The Verge, Chris Ziegler writes that the "One X's display is, without a hint of hyperbole, the best I've ever seen on a phone. Full stop. Seriously, I'm struggling to find fault with it in any way: it's got a near-perfect 180 degree viewing angle and perhaps the most accurate color reproduction and color temperature available". Brent Rose of Gizmodo writes, "By the beard of Zeus, the screen! The 4.7-inch Super LCD2 is simply the best screen on a mobile device. Ever." Myriam Joire of Engadget writes, "On the non-PenTile One X, colors seemed more natural and the whites were whiter than on AMOLED devices like the Galaxy Nexus."
The One X features a 1,800 mAh battery. For the One series, HTC spent thousands of person hours on a Battery Stamina Boost Project due to general consumer complaints about the notably poor battery life of previous HTC devices. HTC researched "the SoC, networking, display, operating system and preloaded applications" in order to improve battery life.
The device comes with a Beats Audio equalizer. While the One X typically includes a set of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, the device only comes with a standard set of white headphones in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. In Canada on Rogers and the United States on AT&T, the standard retail packaging does not include any headset. In Australia, the device includes a set of color-matched HTC-branded headphones.
The rear-facing camera has an 8-megapixel back-illuminated sensor with a maximum aperture of f/2, autofocus, an LED flash dubbed HTC Smart Flash with three levels of brightness (determined by distance from the subject), and a dedicated imaging chip. With a startup time of 0.7 seconds and 0.2 seconds per shot, it beats even the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in camera speed. The camera can record 1080p video at 24 frames per second and 10 megabit/s in h.264 with the baseline profile. It can take four photos per second while recording video. It also has slow motion video capture and playback (768 x 432 pixels). Shooting modes include High Dynamic Range (HDR) and panorama. The One X does not feature a physical camera button.
The image processor is HTC's ImageChip, a part used in common with other devices in the HTC One series (2012 models like the HTC One S and One V). According to HTC, ImageChip removes noise, balances color, and extends depth of field. The software is HTC's ImageSense.
One X (North America)
The HTC One X for North America has been carried in Canada since April 20, 2012 and the United States since May 6, 2012 by Rogers and AT&T respectively. It is 0.4 mm longer than the international model, and features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) SoC with an integrated on-die LTE (4G) modem instead of the Nvidia Tegra 3 which requires an external modem and is LTE-incompatible, and 16 GB of internal storage instead of 32 GB. Benchmarks have shown the battery life of the North American One X to be marginally better than the international model for various common tasks, except for web browsing where the North American model placed 15-30% better. This is primarily due to a smaller manufacturing process, 28 nm, of the Snapdragon S4 SoC compared to 40 nm for the Nvidia Tegra 3 inside the international HTC One X.
AT&T cites incompatibility between Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor and LTE radios currently available on the market as the reason for the difference in processors.
The AT&T version omits many apps, including Voice Recorder, Polaris Office, FM Radio, Flashlight, and Dropbox. It adds many AT&T apps, including AT&T Code scanner, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Navigator, AT&T Ready2Go, Device Help, Live TV, and myAT&T.
United States import ban
On 15 May 2012, shipments of both the One X and the Evo 4G LTE were delayed by U.S. Customs by order of the International Trade Commission, to ensure that its software complied with an import ban imposed on HTC involving a patent owned by Apple. The patent covers software that converts phone numbers and email addresses in text into links and presents a menu of possible actions when these links are tapped. On May 21, 2012, the Taipei Times reported that the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE shipment had cleared US Customs and was entering the United States. To comply with the ruling, the software on North American models will not follow Android's default behavior of offering a menu of apps in these circumstances, instead certain apps are assigned by default and the settings menu contains extra options for changing these associations.
In markets outside of North America where the LTE version is sold alongside the international GSM version, the One X LTE is branded as the HTC One XL. The device is almost identical to the North American version, using a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC with an LTE-capable modem in place of the quad core SoC, but is also available in both 16 GB and 32 GB versions.
The HTC One XC is another Chinese variant of the One X, which bears similar specifications to the dual core LTE version. Its body strongly resembles the EVO 4G LTE, but has a golden band instead of the red kickstand and a golden rim around the rear camera lens.
The HTC One X+ was unveiled on October 2, 2012. It is a refreshed version of the One X with a new red and grey or white casing, 64 GB of storage, a larger 2100 mAh battery, an updated Nvidia Tegra 3 clocked at 1.7 GHz, support for GLONASS and an improved front camera (1.6 megapixels, f/2.2). It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with an update to HTC Sense UI named "Sense 4+". The North American version has a Qualcomm MDM9215 modem for LTE usage. Currently the North American version is exclusive to AT&T in the US and Telus in Canada. It is only available in black and has white Beats logo on the back and white accents on its buttons instead of red. Currently, the North American version is the only version not to support Android 4.2+ based ROMs due to the fact that HTC has not released an official 4.2 ROM for the Evitare UL. It has been announced that HTC One X+ would not get further updates. The last Android version to run on is Android 4.2.2.
Model comparison table
|Model||One X (International)||One XL||One X (North America)||One X+||One X+ (North America)|
|Codename||HTC Endeavor||HTC Evita||HTC Endeavor C2||HTC Evitare UL|
|Countries||International||Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom||Canada, United States||International||Canada, United States|
|Carriers||International||Telstra, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, O2 Germany, EE||AT&T, Rogers Wireless, Telus||International||AT&T, Telus|
|2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|3G UMTS/HSPA+||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|4G LTE||No||800, 1800, 2600 MHz||700, 1700, 2100 MHz||No||700, 1700, 2100 MHz|
|Dimensions||134.36 mm (5.290 in)
69.9 mm (2.75 in)
8.9 mm (0.35 in)
|134.8 mm (5.31 in)
69.9 mm (2.75 in)
8.9 mm (0.35 in)
|134.4 mm (5.29 in)
69.9 mm (2.75 in)
8.9 mm (0.35 in)
|Weight||130 g (4.6 oz)||135 g (4.8 oz)|
|Operating system||Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5||Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5||Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5||Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5||Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5|
|SoC||Nvidia Tegra 3 AP33||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960||Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37|
|CPU||1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore||1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait||1.7 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore|
|GPU||Nvidia Geforce ULP (520 MHz)||Qualcomm Adreno 225||Nvidia Geforce ULP (520 MHz)|
16(10) GB available for user
2 GB reserved for applications
|16 or 32 GB||16 GB
12 GB available for user
2 GB reserved for applications
|64 or 32 GB,
55 or 26 GB available for user
55 GB available for user
|Battery||1,800 mAh||2,100 mAh|
The HTC One X received positive reviews from technology review sites. Chris Ziegler of The Verge gave the phone an overall score of 8.4 out of 10, listing the design, display and camera UI as the best features of the phone, while Sense 4.0, image/video quality, and battery life could not be better. He writes, "[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." Brent Rose of Gizmodo writes that "The HTC One X is easily better than the iPhone 4S" and "The screen is most definitely better, there are many more features, and the design is far superior, and the larger screen size is a definite plus", conceding that to not like this device, "you must be insane."
As part of the leading flagship product in the Android smartphone market, HTC One X is often compared to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Despite the positive reception, it was viewed as commercially unsuccessful and overshadowed by the Samsung Galaxy SIII in terms of sales and marketing. Although some critics praised the battery life, others commented that it was short compared to the Galaxy SIII and also criticized the lack of certain hardware features, such as the lack of a removable battery or storage, which were featured in the Galaxy S III. TechRadar ranked HTC One X 2nd to the Galaxy S III on their 20 best mobile phones in the world on September 13, 2012. Tech reviewing websites CNET and Engadget have described the HTC One X as "one of the greatest phones of all time."
HTC One X which features ImageSense and Beats Audio won two awards at the Mobile World Congress held on February 25, 2012 in Barcelona, firstly, the “Best Smartphone of MWC” by Laptop Magazine and secondly, the “Best in Show” award by Tom’s Hardware.
- HTC has confirmed that the Wi-Fi connectivity issues of the Tegra 3 version are a hardware problem, and the problem will be resolved in future versions.
- HTC has conceded that it is normal for the phone to reach temperatures of 55 °C (131 °F) when performing CPU- and GPU-intensive activities (such as playing games) for extended periods of time.
- Some users have reported that their devices are stuck in the "airplane mode turning off" state and that their IMEI has disappeared. Others have reported that they cannot power their devices off due to the same problem.
- Some users have also reported screen blanking off issue.
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