By Far, the best phone I've owned. July 14, 2012
I'm going to keep this review simple.
BLAZING FAST performance (faster than the Samsung Galaxy S3 in almost all aspects, check out anandtech's review)
Great Audio Chip / Performance, good for listening to music
The BEST Screen out there.
The most wear resistant, scratch resistant phone I have EVER encountered.
GREAT Battery life (over 60% left after medium 12 hour usage)
None so far, wish they would make it in more colors though.
Phones I've recently owned:
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Apple Iphone 4s
Apple Iphone 4
Apple Iphone 3
Blackberry 8800, Curve, Pearl
Gorgeous June 9, 2012
One X has got to be the most beautiful phone i have ever seen. I initially had a hard time deciding between the One X and S3, but after seeing the One X in person i just had to get it. I found the Sense 4.0 UI of One X a little more upmarket compared to that of the S3 which i thought was a tad bit overload on unnecessary animations. If you are looking for a sturdy, handsome looking device, you won't go wrong in choosing the One X.
Update(06/12/2012): Under heavy use, the battery lasted me 17 hours and under moderate use, it lasted 27 hours. That's hugely impressive considering that my previous HTC (Aria) would die in less than half a day. Can't stop loving this phone!!!
One issue i have seen is with the Google Voice app. No matter how many times i update my voicemail to Google Voice, the phone automatically keeps switching back to my carrier provided voicemail service, throwing an error that the call forwarding number could not be updated successfully. I even tried updating the call forwarding number manually to my Google Voice number, but the problem persisted. I am guessing its a compatibility issue with the Google Voice app itself.Hopefully Google gets a fix out asap.
The best phone I have ever used May 6, 2012
This is a very nice phone..I love how smooth it runs and how great it looks..The camera is just awesome..I took a picture and viewed it on my 46 inch screen and it was looking very good..I think this is the one for me and I really don't care if booloader or anything like that is blocked since I don't really care about it and I guess 80% of the people might not even know about it ..The beats audio integration is great..makes the sound soo good..All in all this phone is a champ and I would recommend it to anybody without thinking twice.
The phone is just great. May 6, 2012
For those bootloader hater, please go against AT&T not the manufacture. HTC made a great phone, and 100% meet my needs.
This is the one! May 6, 2012
Reviewer: Rico S.
I have been an Apple fan since day one when the phone launched in 2007. Over the past year, I have experimented with several Android devices on the AT&T network: Samsung Skyrocket, HTC Vivid, Samsung Note...you name it. I have always gone back to my iPhone.
This time, it's different. The HTC One X is an absolutely incredible device. The snapdragon processor allow the phone to run incredibly smooth. The 720p screen is sharp and the design is slick. Ice cream sandwich on this phone allows the user to truly enjoy the smartphone experience.
If you've been holding out for the iPhone 5, don't hold out any longer. Put your hands on this phone and you'll see why this phone is the cream of the crop.
Great Product! March 16, 2013
Reviewer: Jeremy Pickard
Wow what a great phone. Touchscreen is awsome, wifi, dual processor, now with jellybean 4.1 OS. (it was ice cream in add). So better than I hoped.
This product is much better than my pervious smartphone, if you are looking for a great upgrade this would be it.
Promising and nice design, but still needs much fine tuning March 14, 2013
Reviewer: Paym (California) -
- looks very good
- best screen I have ever seen
- good call quality
- camera and photo quality is much better than Galaxy SIII
- low price with a 2 year contract
- battery life sucks
- takes way too long to charge batteries (compare to Galaxy SIII, iPhone 3GS, and HTC Inspire)
- touch screen annoyingly too responsive
- only 16GB storage and NO micro SD card slot for additional storage
- 1GB RAM is too little (cannot multitask while playing music on bluetooth speakers)
- weak WiFi antenna
- batteries cannot be removed
I had this phone for about 25 days and then had major battery life issues. After researching online and seeing that this was a common problem for many users, I decided to exchange for the more robust Galaxy SIII.
This was my second HTC phone. I like how they are constantly innovating and are not shy about incorporating fresh technology and looks into their devices. In my opinion Apple is too slow at this and Samsung just copies and builds upon other manufacturer's designes (which I guess is good for us consumers, but unfair to other manufacturers).
Here however HTC One X gets three out of five stars because it needs more fine tuning to enhance the user experience and of course the battery life is a major bummer. I look forward to going back to them in two years to try them again.
AWESOME with some flaws November 23, 2012
Reviewer: PLLH "gotta love drama" (California, USA) -
This is an awesome phone. I've had it for 3 months now and I have noticed some flaws, all adding up took away one star. Since the perks are all listed and true to the description, I thought I'd just list some issues I've had. Also, I haven't had issue my battery life lasting the whole day with a bunch of apps installed, gps off, bluetooth off, and wifi on 24/7 unlike other reviewers.
- Phone Balance: its not evenly balanced in terms of weight, so when it takes a dive, the right corner is always the first point of contact. I have several dents and scratches in just that one corner. That's with the invisibleSHIELD full body installed too.
- Receiving calls: the automatic phone setting to receive, reject, and place on speaker for calls by moving the phone to the right, left, and flipped over is a nice concept but annoying! I have my phone in my pocket often laying on its side and often times when a call comes and I try to pick it up, it triggers that auto function and ends up rejecting the call and sending it to voicemail. It can get frustrating when you have to carefully pull it out just to answer the phone. I cannot figure out how to turn that function off. I took off the one star mainly for this reason.
- No microSD slot: I knew it when I bought the phone so I didn't take off any points for it
- No native voice recognition: Samsung has S voice, Apple has Siri. HTC should have one too! Vlingo and the google one isn't bad but its not incorporated into the phone and not convenient at all. I guess I'll have to settle with those apps for now...
All in all, still one of best phones I've had and I've tried several including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S II & III, Nokia N900 along with many other Nokia phones (used to be a big fan before they switched to Windows OS), and several Windows phone. I'm not an expert but I am an avid user :)
A bit disappointing, but still a good phone November 22, 2012
Reviewer: NF Land
Not going to try to do a comprehensive review, just want to point out some things I found disappointing coming from someone who owned an older Android-based Samsung.
- I hate the power button being on the top instead of on the side where it's more easily (and naturally) accessible based on the way I hold the phone. For someone who is constantly waking up the phone to check the time, messages and e-mail, this is probably my biggest disappointment.
- Don't like the lack of a menu button. I know apps now have them built in (or tacked on if they don't), but they're often in different places and they're rarely as easily accessible (there goes that word again). There's plenty of room at the bottom for one.
I can't compare it to other modern Android phones and it's a bit pointless to say it's faster than my old phone because that's a given. However:
- The screen is noticeably less vibrant / more washed out than my old Samsung Infuse. Reds are less red, blues less blue, etc. Turning the brightness down does help some and it's still plenty bright enough. Don't actually know how it compares to most phones, but it's taking some serious getting used to based on previous experience.
Other than those things it's a good phone. Much better call quality than I had previously, has much better aesthetics (IMO) and feels great in my hands. No complaints about the battery life yet.
Best phone of any type...LOVE it! November 17, 2012
Reviewer: K. Archer "mysterylover" (Oklahoma) -
I have had many phones, including a Blackberry, a couple of generations of iPhones and finally, after reading a lot about Androids and being frustrated with iPhones and tired of all the hype about them, I took a chance on the HTC One X. This phone is spectacular. It hasn't let me down once. It can do everything the latest iPhone can do, and more. It is intuitive, customizable and WAY better looking than iPhones. The camera is incredible, the screen is large enough you can actually see what's on it and there are so many unique features to this phone. I've had it for more than six months and I can't tell you how happy I am with this purchase. I would recommend this to any and everybody!
Poor battery life kills the phone October 7, 2012
Everything is great except for the BATTERY LIFE! I've used the phone for 4 days, in one day the phone died at 5pm and two days at 4pm... I really love the phone, and android, but I decided to switch back to apple since the poor battery life of ONE X. Although I'm sure that I'll be back with android someday, but only when the battery can hold for a whole day.
Excellent Smart Phone October 5, 2012
Reviewer: S. Kolinjavadi "skolin" (New york, NY) -
This is an excellent smart phone. The display is brilliant and Android with HTC sense, differentiates it enough from iOS for Apple not to sue it. The only Cons I have found in comparison with iPhone is (1)that the phone does get hot fast if you are playing a game or watching video, (2) the photos on some Apps like Facebook look grainier than on a iPhone, most probably something to do with the app itself and last (3) the iPhone 4s at least consumes less power than this. The lack of storage card slots is not a big issue, I store my music on Amazon and Google Clouds and I don't see myself needing SD cards any longer. Either way if you are tired of giving more business to the current corporate demagogue and support a more open platform without losing anything significant, this is the phone for you. Its even with Samsung Galaxy III, they are almost the same phone.
one of the best in the market September 23, 2012
Reviewer: Photo enthu (champaign, il) -
I decided to review this phone, as I started to see the phones that are on par are being featured as the best phones : eg. Samsung galaxy S3, iphone 4S and iPhone5, yes you read it correctly iPhone5. After buying this phone, I was really happy with many of its features like
a) Screen resolution
b) excellent camera
c) ability to take photos while recording videos or take photos will playback.
d) Integrated beats audio
e) Free 23GB of dropbox storage, and
f) Android 4.0.
These are some of the things make the phone what it is.
Just because HTC is not good in marketing, this phone is pushed to corner and hardly receives any credit for what it is. Comparing the same with iPhone 4s/5, which does a good job of all the above mentioned features a to e, but was released 8 months later than HTC one X, and it is yet, to include features like photo taking during playback, excellent music, large screen size and mainly LTE.
Apple has a big hold on market and can bargain with carriers, which is not the same for HTC, so they need to agree for carriers demands, which may tweak few features but still its the best what your money can buy.
Also, iPhone is for people who are comfortable doing things as apple thinks like we don't like google maps and youtube and now all macfans go gaga saying "apple doesn't think we don't need google maps, and youtube", so I don't need. In short you actions are controlled by apple commands and you feel great about it. Whereas, in Android you get to choose what you like like skin, ringtone, interface, etc, etc, etc....
So, its time for you guys to decide what you feel. So, rather than blaming Android and HTC we should really rethink on our personality and way we like to be controlled :-)
First smartphone September 8, 2012
Reviewer: Billy J. "REMARKable" (Macclenny, FL USA) -
I have had numerous basic phones, flip phones all on AT&T. I switched to Sprint and got a Samsung Galaxy II but could only get one bar in NE Florida and all the way to NE Alabama. The WiFi on that phone, along with its UI, was good. Due to the poor signals, I went back to AT&T and got the HTC One X due to many positive reviews on various review sites. So far, I am very pleased with the phone. It's signal strength is 2-3 bars at the house, its Data Connection (whether on WiFi or using the data plan) is great. The UI is very polished and intuitive to use. My Contacts for email and phone numbers were synced perfectly (except for two contacts), whereas the Samsung didn't do nearly as well. All my bookmarks were synced perfectly on the HTC. The display with Gorilla Glass is remarkable with about a 178 degree viewing angle. I don't buy a cell phone for the camera, but this camera is extremely fast, the flash has a good range, and there are a lot of image enhancement features which are very similar and extensive as a dedicated camera. The phone is solid with a polycarbonate enclosure making it very light, but does not allow for a removable battery and no mirco-SD card -- it is a sealed system. Since I have never needed to replace a cell phone battery before, I don't know if this will be an issue with a smartphone during the length of my two-year contract. I don't think it will since the most talk time per month I use is only about 20 minutes tops. Comparing features with the HTC and the Samsung are very similar; however since I have a stronger signal with the HTC on AT&T over the Samsung on Sprint, I judge the HTC One X a better performance smartphone.
Just love it! August 8, 2012
Reviewer: A. Phillips "rusana" (USA) -
I can't get enough from this phone. I was making choice from Galaxy, Iphone and HTC one X. I'm so glad that i got HTC. I don't understand what's special about Iphone. Maybe it was first unique at it's time but not anymore. HTC one X is MUCH MUCH better. All features are amazing.Easy to figure out, easy to use, quality is great. Love it!
Thoroughly Enjoying This Phone July 2, 2012
I did some research on different phones and found that I liked the HTC One X the most due to the price and what it can do.
PROS: It's easy to maneuver through the screens. It's easy to add and group your apps together. The camera is great. It does have a small one in the front as well, which is convenient for those "me and my best friend" shots. I'm not extremely tech savvy, but found that it was easy to learn and figure things out. Also, since it's an HTC, you can use HTC Sync Manager to import your songs, photos, etc easily to your phone. Also the HTC site offers many FAQs and support if you have issues with figuring anything out.
CONS: The battery life doesn't last extremely long (especially if you are a gamer), but for daily phones calls, texts, web browsing, etc, it will last pretty much all day. It doesn't have an external SD slot, so you are relying on your phones internal memory.
If you are still on the fence about whether you would like this phone or not, check out [...] . This helped me get a better look at the phone with all that it has and can do.
Best phone I've ever had June 3, 2012
I've tried all of the high end phones on At&t and returned them for one reason or another, but this phone is perfect.
The screen is fantastic, it's the fastest dual-core phone I've seen, and the LTE is just nuts (if there's coverage where you live).
My battery life has been getting me through a full day with moderate usage with 50 percent still left, and that's in an LTE area.
Only deal-breaker might be the non-expandable 16 gb storage. Not a problem for me with the 25 gb of dropbox and my grandfathered unlimited plan.
GREAT PHONE - Bad Battery-BUT it is 4G LTE May 15, 2012
Reviewer: T. Ly
You must have read many reviews about how great phone is but bad battery life. Let me add my two cents:
Everything (signal, speed, interface) about the phone is great except for two things:
1. There are AT&T apps that you don't need that takes up space and send data and drain your battery for no other reason than that AT&T want to benefit off of you.
2. Battery lasts for one day of consistent usage, but it is new so I would need charge it more often. But can't really say much because it is on 4G LTE. You can download a 10 MB in 2 seconds. iPhone on the other hand lasts a day and a half but it's on 3G. And the 5 wont be on 4G either.
Minor thing but you can't click on links, or numbers to call in the email app. You can only do that in the gmail app.
number one One X May 6, 2012
Reviewer: CocoAddict "lightspeedzen"
i hate people that give it a one star because of stupid thing as bootloader being locked. majority of people doesnt know what that is. or what jailbreak is for iphone. they like it because its easy to use. well built solid phone coming out from htc. HTC is redeeming itself from all the useless phones that they keep pumping out.
long battery life
ease of use
slick and slim
top android phonethus far
iphone killer? highly doubt it
iphone contender maybe
Incredible phone! Best android phone in the U.S. Currently May 6, 2012
Let me just tell you, the screen on this thing is amazing. You can tell a huge difference between this screen and the one on the htc vivid. I like this screen better than the one on the galaxy s2.
Also the camera pulls up incredibly fast...literally as soon as you hit the camera icon it is up and ready to shoot photos and you can take the photos so fast.....you can keep tapping and it will crank out the pics like a machine gun....or press and hold to take burst shots. you can even record video and take still shots while you are taking the video.
The phone is really quick and also the internet is super fast.
Yeah....the bootloader is locked....big deal, I have owned other androids with a locked bootloader.....it will get hacked eventually....in the meantime stock is still incredible....people giving one star probably don't even know what a bootloader is or they would already be figuring out a way to hack it or already know that xda will figure it out soon enough.
Highly recommend...this thing is a beast!...and it out performs the quad core tegra 3 which is impressive.
On another note....I plan on buying the wirless hdmi adapter to hook this thing up to my flat screen. The adapter allows you to do split screen on your tv so you can watch a movie on half the screen while surfing the web, updating facebook, or whatever. [...]