Good phone but battery life is awful July 3, 2012
Reviewer: Leroy Landry "New York" (New York) -
I upgraded from an Iphone 4 and this was my first Droid phone. The Droid itself is great, has many more features than the Iphone. The screen looks amazing and it's also the fastest phone I've ever used especially with 4G LTE.The problem for me was the battery life. I tried everything to keep it lasting longer I downloaded the Juice Defender app which was still useless. Leaving it on overnight would lose 15-20% of battery life and I can't turn it off because I need the alarm which doesn't work while off.
I don't know if the battery is this bad on all Droids but this phone could definitely use a bigger battery. I just couldn't see myself dealing with this issue for another 2 years so I ended up returning it.
It's a good phone but there's lots of room for improvement. Another thing, on Amazon the cheapest option is the 3GB LTE data plan and I thought I could change it back to my old 2GB but the AT&T reps wouldn't allow it.
Spell Check is Frustrating July 3, 2012
The phone is pretty good but the spell check on the texting and emails is frustrating. Spell check automatically changes valid words to foreign words or to other valid words with very different meanings. I took it to the AT&T store and their tech guys could not figure out how to fix it.[[ASIN:B007UOIVAU HTC One X 4G Android Phone, White (AT&T)]][[ASIN:B007UOIOV6 HTC One X 4G Android Phone, Gray (AT&T)]]
in LOVE with my HTC One X June 17, 2012
Reviewer: SF real (SF, CA USA) -
First of all let me say I had lusted for the Samsung'sGalaxy Note for a couple of months. Then the One X arrived and when I saw its Super LCD2 IPS LED backlit screen I knew it was the one for me.
I found a AT&T version on craigslist and bought it. Upon handling it alone in my home I began to see how light and thin it is. It doesn't feel cheap like a Samsung phone. The build quality is the best of any Android I've ever seen. Second only to iPhone. It's very sleek and minimalist. It feels good in my hand. It doesn't seem too big at all. It actually seems like the perfect size. Its proportions just look right. It seems balance was factored in when it was designed. The three capacitive buttons seem perfectly placed as well.
The camera is very good. I can honestly say I don't need a point and shoot camera any more. It's that good. Lots of cam & vid options. Even slow motion!
Sense 4 is okay but it'd be even better if they would allow an option to toggle between the stock ICS OS. Guess I'll have to root it for that. (AT&T I'm looking at you.)
And since I brought up dastardly AT&T... I want everyone to know that you will save at least $500 a year by paying full price for a phone and then using Straight Talk dot com. I pay $45 a month unlimited everything. I get anywhere from 5 to 7 Mbts download speed. It's only HSPA+ but thats more than good enough for most any person. With the savings I can upgrade every year instead of waiting 2 years.
It doesn't have a microSD slot but I pretty much keep everything in the cloud now so it doesn't matter. It would have been nice if a certain carrier would have allowed 32 gigabytes like the intl. version.
The battery lasts a full day and even gets me thru my cardio session at the gym.
All in all I think this phone is amazing and I'm extremely satisfied with it.
Oh and both colors are awesome. This is the first white phone I actually think looks handsome.
Best phone ever May 24, 2012
Reviewer: Mohammad S. Hossain
I used all generations of iPhones and Galaxys. This phone is the best. LTE is awesome. Only if AT&T removed the c***ware.
Love everything but multitasking is TOTALLY BROKEN May 21, 2012
Reviewer: N. Souza
The phone is gorgeous, battery life seemed reasonable, sense didn't seem too bad, and the screen is to die for. That said, the phone is being returned as HTC and/or AT&T has literally removed 95% of the multitasking. The recent apps button only tracks the last 6 apps (and it doesn't even do that well) and just about every app with the exception of music playing apps dies the moment you switch away. Scroll part way through an email or long web page, jump to respond to a text and jump back, then wait while the app flashes white then reloads and dumps you back at the top. Need to answer a phone call in the middle of a game? Be prepared for the game to stop and need to be reloaded when you come back to find you've lost any progress. Every app seems to be affected, mail, messaging, google voice/reader/gmail, chrome, native browser, play store, etc. The only app I could find that didn't seem to die the moment I left it was Pandora and even then it was only assuming the music wasn't paused and you weren't doing anything as daring as playing angry birds in the background or it would also stop within 3 songs. There is a pretty good example here:[...] Even my old iPhone 3gs could do this as well as a number of friends' 2 year old HTC/Samsung devices.
Stay far away... September 24, 2012
Reviewer: Oleksandr V Buzko
Clearly, people who wrote all the positive reviews have owned this phone for less than a week. Otherwise, they would very likely run into all kinds of nasty surprises. The main one is the battery. It can die with no warning draining from 80% to zero in a matter of minutes, while the phone is in standby with GPS and Wi-Fi off, good cellular signal and no extra applications installed. In two months I've had this phone, it happened at least 10 times. A couple of times the phone just shut itself down in the middle of a phone call (with full battery).
Also, the screen may be big and nice to look at, but it's actually turning out to be not very practical - the phone is large and is barely in the "pocket" category.
From the functionality standpoint, this may be a fantastic phone.. when it works. And you never know when it might fail. In my book, I would choose reliability over the cool factor any day of the week. I'm actually wondering how I will survive the 2 year contract with AT&T dealing with this disaster on a daily basis. Carry an *actual* cell phone as a backup? I already have a portable battery for "life support".. This is clearly the last HTC product I will ever buy.
I'm actually considering buying a different phone without a contract and using the SIM card there. You make your conclusions.
Better with unlocked bootloader June 14, 2012
Reviewer: Christopher A. Ogden "Sydius" (Los Gatos, CA USA) -
HTC allows most of their new phones (including the international and Canadian versions of this one) to have their bootloader unlocked by visiting their web site (it does void the warranty), however AT&T has prevented HTC from providing this service for the AT&T branded version of this phone. A workaround exists to unlock the AT&T version, but it is not for the feint of heart and may be patched so as to no longer work sometime in the future. My girlfriend and I bought this phone with the intent of flashing a custom ROM that has additional features, such as quiet hours and a separate volume for notifications, as well as no Sense UI (we think Sense seems somewhat unprofessional and less cohesive compared to vanilla ICS). Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed by AT&T's decision to artificially restrict this hardware.
The hardware itself is exceptional and everything we could want, so if you are not the kind of person that would consider flashing a custom ROM, consider this a 5-star review. I'm docking two stars, though, because of AT&T's decision to forbid HTC from allowing customers to get the most from their expensive devices.
Update: I've noticed that the plastic white backing has turned pinkish over the course of the few months that I've owned the phone (I don't use a case). The plug over the sim card is noticeably whiter than the rest of the phone, so it must be made of a different material that doesn't stain the way the rest of the phone does. I don't actually care that much, but if you're the kind of person that does, it's something to consider.
battery leak.....? qualcomm problem? May 8, 2012
Alright. I love all features of this phone..really nice toy. But.... every morning I wake up and find its batter empty and the phone dead... have to charge it again and again.
Even with factory reset and all apps killed with task manager, the battery gets drained empty within 5 or 6 hours under standby mode...
Anyway it took me a whole morning to get a replacement from att and will see how this one works. The att agent mentioned it might be a qualcomm specific problem as the other European version did not seem to report such leakage.
Some update. The replacement works better. The battery goes down very slow and smooth with either mp3 playing or just standby mode. But... its 4G seems getting much worse. Signal strength is always very weak and connection gets lost a lot. Oh well I guess I'll have to live with this one for a while. Too much trouble.
I want to get this Phone for My Mom, who is no TECH SAVVY AT ALL, but what is this Bootloader Talk? May 6, 2012
Reviewer: SRCASTK "Lil Robbie" (Madison, WI) -
I'm looking for a Phone for My Mom that will shock Her into "ACCEPTING" a SmartPhone. Honestly, She just wants a 1992 Cell Phone, but those days are long gone. I on the other hand am into Building Computers, have owned an iPhone since they started in Production, so I admit, My knowledge with the Nutz & Bolts with Android Phones is just as Raw, as it is with the Politics of the Phones. AND there "ALMOST" is a Political aspect to which Phone You use (Or Religion if You will?). FOR EXAMPLE: I mean People say either iOS Sucks, ATT Sucks, Verizon Sucks, Android just did a Copy and Paste of Computer language which They didn't have any of the Legal rights to, to create Android's Platform, etc, etc...I find all this BS and Better left up the the Experts Down at the Bar. I have opinions, but like Politics, Religion, I keep them to Myself, otherwise a Person doesn't learn anything if they are always spouting Their Opinions. Right? Put Your Judgements aside, watch a Political debate, THEN watch the Spin Factory each word parsed out to the Ninth Degree slam or support Their Sides. BS!!! I'm off My Soapbox!!! Honestly, What is the differences between Samsung Galaxy III and Motorola, and HTC that a Son should know when selecting a Phone that Both My Mom and I will learn from? I could get Her a Stone Age Phone, but I want to be able to excite Her with it, and to Use a Phone the ways it was meant to be used. I'll be the Teacher in this situation, I'm just finding myself Bored as Heck over iOS, because I've mastered that to My Self Imposed Limit, and want to Learn another Platform for HER.I just want to get Her something We'll be able to Use with Her TV, Computer, and let the Magic Happen when she's to say WOW! (Now that's My Goal, and that Goal of Her saying WOW, is Priceless)
Bootlaoder locked by At&T, great phone crappy carrier May 5, 2012
Reviewer: gustavo gomez (ocean springs, MS United States) -
Do not buy the phone because At&t has made HTC locked the bootloader. Android is a beautiful operating system and the beauty is to be able to customize the phone anyway you like it. At&t arrogance is beyond comprehension. No other carrier in the world is locking the bootloader. Better yet, get the phone and return the phone with bootloader locked note.
The phone is great. my beef is with AT&T.
Locked Bootloader is a dealbreaker May 6, 2012
This would be my next phone but AT&T and HTC decided to lock the bootloader of this HTC flagship phone. It would get a 4 or 5 star rating if the bootloader was unlocked. I hope HTC/ATT hear the message from customers that we want to be able to use OUR devices however we want.
Locked Bootloader = Fail May 7, 2012
Reviewer: Roland Schaer
I bought this phone expecting to be able to customize it like many of the previous HTC phones. Turns out they have disabled this feature for some reason so it gets a 1 for features. There is no external memory so it gets a 1 for design. Other than that here are some other observations. It has a beautiful screen for video playback but only has 12GB of available memory to store videos. It takes 2-3gb to store a quality 720P video so there is not a lot of room to store your videos. A One handed wkaeup button push puts your fingers over the volume buttons which changes the volume if you do not use an unlock screen. Despite it's large screen size the phone fits well in a pocket. Lastly, the version of Sense on this device does not seem as terrible as the pre-release reviewers claimed. Can't comment on battery life because I've only had it for a day.
Pass...great phone DUMB carrier. Just say no! May 6, 2012
Looks and feels like a great phone, yes I have demo'd it 3 times. I like it.
The problem is with the provider. AT&T insists on loading all of their phones with crap bloatware. I realize all carriers do this to one extent or another, however AT&T goes beyond the norm thinking that they will force you into using only their apps and features of course for a fee. Example many of their phones have GPS capabilties however AT&T many times dissables this feature so that you have to purchase their Navigator app. If Navigator was any good people would buy it on their own.
It is unfortunate that AT&T with the help from HTC has decided to lock this phone up with the Bootloader tool.
If the public wanted nothing but Bloatware and Spyware loaded phones they would stick to the iPhone.
This is a really dumb idea AT$T
I will pass and wait for the Samsung S111
stick with your iphone May 7, 2012
Reviewer: Abu Ayah (Cleveland, OH USA) -
If you're already an android user then this is a sweet device. It's fast, gorgeous, beautiful screen. But man does android suck, especially coming from iOS. Nothing works off the bat, everything needs like 10 screens of customization and entering your info over and over. The voice commands don't hold a candle in front of Siri. If you're a pimple face geek that likes to tinker hours on end with your phone, then I can imagine the appeal of android. Otherwise, if you like your stuff to work with minimal fuss then stick with apple and either upgrade to a 4S or hold out until the new iphone comes out.
No availability for verizon wireless, i'm not joining at&t! May 7, 2012
Reviewer: vijayan s chomatil
I'm giving this 1 damn star, because it isn't available for verizon wireless, i am sick and tired of this! Verizon has a much better lte network and yet, att gets all the newest 4g phones, WHY?? It doesn't make sense since att has nothing more going for it!