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HTC Desire X review

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The HTC Desire X currently has an Informr score of 10 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


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Thanks to its slim build, stylish looks and snappy performance, the HTC Desire X is a pleasure to use. It doesn’t have the chunky build quality of the Sony Xperia U , which also has a slightly better screen, but the Desire X's larger 4in display makes web browsing more comfortable. It's also f...

- Chris Finnamore, Expert Reviews


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HTC released the Desire X on September 11, 2012.


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We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC Desire X user manual here.


HTC backs up the Desire X with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4"

The HTC Desire X's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A5 Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1650mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1650 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 1200 minutes, 316 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Desire X Specs

Overview
Release date September 11, 2012
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor ARM Cortex-A5 Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 768 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1650 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 338 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 316 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 34.7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Stealth Black, Neutral White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 6.2 x 0.9 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 114 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Scenes, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, AVI, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Play, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Proto

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A good value and stylish Android handset

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Thanks to its slim build, stylish looks and snappy performance, the HTC Desire X is a pleasure to use. It doesn’t have the chunky build quality of the Sony Xperia U , which also has a slightly better screen, but the Desire X's larger 4in display makes web browsing more comfortable. It's als...More

Thanks to its slim build, stylish looks and snappy performance, the HTC Desire X is a pleasure to use. It doesn’t have the chunky build quality of the Sony Xperia U , which also has a slightly better screen, but the Desire X's larger 4in display makes web browsing more comfortable. It's also free on a £13.50-per-month contract, so is good value. It's an inexpensive smartphone that doesn't feel particularly compromised, so wins a Budget Buy award.

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