It is a great smart-phone and comes with impressive specs. Here is a short HTC Desire X review
Desire X is a mid-level Android handset aiming at the consumers, who want a budget handset with decent specs. HTC has apparently brought this phone with a goal to appeal the users, who have not found charm in its new One series of phones. The Desire X was officially announced in August 2012 and it has now up for grabs in the U.K. for £215 without a carrier contract. Here we check the specs, features and downsizes of the HTC Desire X to let you decide whether you have to buy it or not.
Size, Weight: It is a beautiful device to see. It comes with better size and weight. It has the dimensions of 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3mm and weight of just 114 grams. If you are in search for a decently powerful Android phone with better portability, the Desire X is a good choice.
Display Screen: Desire X sports a 4-inch Super LCD display that packs a modest resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 233-ppi. The device is known for the new HTC Sense UI 4.0 for a smooth Android experience.
Processor, RAM: It is also decently powerful. The Desire X is loaded with a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon dual core CPU, 768MB of RAM and an Adreno 203 graphical processor.
Storage: The device doesn’t have much more internal memory. It just has 4GB of built-in storage, plus a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 32GB.
Firmware: The new HTC handset has arrived in shelves with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is not clear whether it can be upgraded to Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Beans.
Camera: Being a medium handset, the Desire X touts a 5MP rear cam with autofocus, LED flash, check quality, geo-tagging and 480p video reading facility. You don’t have a front camera for video chatting on the handset.
Data: As data connectivity options, the HTC phone shows off GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA (7.2 Mbps), HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 port.
Battery: The handset packs a standard Li-Ion 1650mAh battery that can give up to 10 hours of talk time and 750 hours of standby for the device on 4G network.
HTC Desire X; Downsizes
Before buying the gadget, you just need to have a look at the major shortcomings of the handset. The HTC handset is mostly known for the lack of better video recording for a dual-core chipset. Well, carrying a dual core CPU, the handset is meant to record video only at 480p. The second major thing is that the handset denies you the most common facility of video chatting with the shortage of a front camera.
It doesn’t have better loudspeakers also. The price of the device may be lower compared to most of high-end phones, but is expensive than most of its direct rivals. People may go for similarly spec’ed devices for far lower prices.
What Others Say?
Let us first check what HTC itself says about the Desire X. The handset “sounds every bit as good as it looks. Built-in Beats Audio delivers uncompromised, studio-quality sound for your music, videos and gameplay. It’s a powerful all-round performer too, with dual-core power, a brilliant four-inch, crisp display and a class-leading camera that gets great results every time,” says HTC.
Meanwhile, CNET reviewer of the device concludes the review saying, “The HTC Desire X is a decent mid-range ‘droid for people who want a capable phone that doesn’t cost the Earth. With a bright 4-inch screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and a dual-core 1GHz chip, it’s a wise choice for budget-conscious Android lovers.”
HTC used to launch lots of mid-range, low-spec’ed and budget phones to meet the requirements of all its customers across the globe. Desire X is indeed a nice product among them. The gadget really addresses the budget conscious customers in the European and Asian markets.