Design and Specification
It must be difficult to come up with a phone which has a very large screen, beautiful and thin body, as well as a relatively reasonable weight, all at the same time. HTC has done it for the most part. For the casing of the One X, the company hasn't used aluminum, as it often does with its handsets, but polycarbonate. This has basically ensured that the giant One X actually doesn't weigh that much at 4.59 oz (130 g). At the same time, its polycarbonate body doesn't feel bad at all. To tell you the truth, it's completely the opposite – the One X feels incredibly solid and fine to the touch. In terms of size, there's just no way that it doesn't feel bulky, and that's exactly what it is, both in your hand and pocket. Alas, one can't have a small phone with a 4.7” display. But who says that the One X is even trying to be compact?! This is a smartphone targeted at the hardcore user who needs more function than form.
Camera and Multimedia
According to HTC, it has done some tremendous improvements to its camera technology. It has even given the whole camera package a name – ImageSense. Among the more important enhancements should be faster loading and focusing times, as well as overall better shots due to an f2.0 aperture and BSI sensor. Finally, a special chip called ImageChip is taking care of the necessary calculations before you're presented with the final result. With so many improvements and special brandings, one would think that the One X is the next big thing as far as camera-phones go. Well, this isn't really the case. But let us first tell you about the camera interface! Watching video on the HTC One X's 4.7” screen is epic. The large diagonal, incredibly high resolution, saturated colors and strong brightness output all contribute to the awesome video experience. Just make sure that your video source is of the needed quality! Of course, you can play all kinds of clips with this handset.
As we told you, the HTC One X is the first handset to launch with a quad-core processor - the Tegra 3 by NVIDIA. We're definitely excited about this new technology, although there still isn't a lot of software that can take advantage of all that horsepower. Anyways, we decided to run a few benchmarks to see what we'd get. First up, we fired up Quadrant Standard, where the One X achieved an average score of about 4500, which is a great result. On the AnTuTu system benchmark, we got an average score of approximately 10500, while on the purely graphical NenaMark 2 test, the One X managed to achieve 47.9 fps. All of these scores are great, and indeed, the One X is one very snappy handset. We didn't encounter any lag or choppiness while browsing through the UI, or when running 3D games. The best thing is that this should get even better, when developers start to optimize their apps to take advantage of the quad-core SoC. Check out the comparison table below to see how the One X's results rank against some of the competition.
Battery and Storage
HTC hasn't yet released the official numbers regarding the 1800 mAh battery's talk-time and stand-by times, however, during our testing, we found it to last a reasonable amount of time, having in mind the One X's gargantuan 4.7” screen and quad-core processor.