HTC Desire X, All That You’ll Ever Need!

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HTC Desire X

If you’re searching for a nice smartphone from the mid-range area, the HTC Desire X might be a good option to take into consideration, especially now, 2 years after its initial launching when it’s cheap as dirt.

 I’m sure you’ve already heard about the successful Desire line, as it holds some really great descendants and the one that I’m going to be talking about doesn’t fall short when it comes to smarts and good looks.  The Desire X  was released waaaay back in October 2012 and yet, it still  holds a nice set of specs under its attractive appearance, so check it out in the following review and see if it suits you!

With the Desire X, HTC tried to regroup and recoup some of the “lost sales potential” the One failed to deliver. Yes, the Desire X is based on the One flagship and it’s a high end smartphone itself, regardless the nomenclature.

 Even if it doesn’t have a flagship “pedigree”, this baby is actually flagship stuff, in terms of hardware and build quality. It’s that kind of thing people rarely talk about, but everyone owns one. It’s that “working horse” kind of gadget. Cheap, modest, gets the job done! But, enough with the ranting and let’s get to business, shall we?

 First, I must tell you that the Desire X is offering a solid end user experience, thanks to its (somewhat dated but yet still kicking) dual core architecture. The droid runs on an dual core Cortex A5 CPU, with an Adreno 203 graphic video unit on a Qualcomm MSM  8225 SOC and has 768 mb of RAM. You may actually laugh a bit looking at these specs, but rest assured : this baby will never disappoint you.

 With 4 gb of internal storage and an SD card expansion slot, running on Android 4.0 out of the box (upgradable of course), featuring high end connectivity and an awesome video camera, you’re in for a real treat. Stick with me for the detailed review:

 

The HTC Desire X stands at 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm and has a weight of 114 grams, being very compact and easy to manage with one hand. It also befriends your pockets, being nice and lightweight. It’s made from plastic, but seems to be very solid and well put together and besides that, it’s quite a looker too. You’ll like its back, as it features a cool matte finish that offers a good hand grip and rejects fingerprints.

HTC Desire X All

On its front, the Desire X holds a 4 inches Super LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a 233 ppi pixel density. This display is very responsive and offers a nice image quality, with vibrant colors, fine contrast, wide viewing angles and good sunlight legibility.

The HTC Desire X comes loaded with Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is upgradeable to v4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Of course, you have here the Sense user interface which comes in v4+. I personally love the customizations brought by HTC and don’t see any reason why anyone wouldn’t. The user experience is very pleasant, as the phone is friendly, intuitive and a good performer too. For this last one, we have to thank its hardware. The Desire X is backed by a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon chipset, having a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage which can be extended with a microSD card.

The HTC Desire X comes equipped with a 5 megapixels snapper with autofocus that takes photos at a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and has a LED flash for helping in low light conditions. The camera application reveals support for geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, effects, settings for adjusting the exposure, saturation, contrast, resolution, ISO and so on. The pictures offer a decent image quality.
The video camera shoots 480p videos at 30 fps.

At the connectivity department, the HTC Desire X holds support for quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G with HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0.

Some other nice features found in the Desire X’s backpack are a document viewer and editor, a very fast and capable browser, a stereo FM Radio with RDS support, a neat video player that manages AVI, MKV or MP4 files and subtitles, the Beats Audio sound enhancement, a cool music player, 25 GB of Dropbox storage, a GPS receiver with A-GPS support, an YouTube application and so on.

In conclusion, the HTC Desire X is a very capable and reliable smartphone which brings pride into its family and joy to its master. A solid mid-ranged droid even 2 years after it hit the market, the Desire X offers lots of features and decent performance for a dirt cheap price.

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