Last Updated: April 27th, 2012

In recent memory, there are only 2 phones I've been as excited to lay my hands on as the One X, and those are the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II. There's a good reason for my excitement: this is the first phone to pack Nvidia's excellent Tegra 3 CPU. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, really; other touted features - such as the amazing unibody design, ultra high-quality camera, and beautiful screen - help build upon that excitement.

For those of you who have been waiting for the next wave of phones to drop, it's here. And it's amazing.

In A Nutshell


  • 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU (“4-Plus-1” – meaning quad-core, plus an fifth companion core for low-power situations)
  • International release: April 2, 2012
  • Android 4.0.3, with Sense 4.0
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage (25 GB available)
  • 1800mAh battery
  • 4.7” 720p (1280x720) display with Gorilla Glass
  • 8MP camera with 1080p video (including slow-motion video capture)
  • 5.29x2.75x0.35” (HxWxD), 4.6oz

The Good

  • Beautiful, durable design. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe it.
  • The screen is absolutely outstanding. It’s big, bright (even on automatic brightness!), super crisp, and has the best viewing angles I’ve ever seen outside of actual printed paper. Outdoor viewing is the only weak spot.
  • Sense 4.0 is actually pretty good, and I like it (though it would be nice to have the option to switch to stock ICS).
  • The camera is incredibly quick to open and snap photos - and they're pretty damn good photos, at that.
  • Great battery life, even when running automatic brightness (which is refreshingly bright).
  • Outstanding performance - it's very, very rare to experience any hiccups at all, no matter what you're doing. Even in the browser, "heavy" webpages rarely hiccup.

The Bad

  • Devoting screen real estate to software buttons when the phone already has capacitive buttons is really, really annoying.
  • A little finicky with (admittedly, very) few apps. This could be the result of using an international phone on AT&T's network, though, as the apps I had problems with were Pandora and Speedtest.
  • I don’t care what you kids say, 4.7” is too damn big. I’m nearly 6’ 1” with hands to match, and I can’t reach every corner of the screen while one-handing it. Every now and then, that becomes a problem.
  • The speaker isn’t especially loud, and headphone volume, while adequate, isn't great either. That’s not to say it’s quiet, but when one of a phone’s advertising points is its audio capabilities, I don’t expect an average amount of sound output. I expect a lot of sound, and this doesn’t have it.
  • Beats audio is a gimmick. Does it kinda-sorta work? Only if your definition of “working” is “turning up the bass.” I quickly turned it off – and left it off.
  • No expandable storage will make some people unhappy.

In a sentence: Despite a few minor quirks, the One X is an amazing piece of hardware and the best damn phone on the market, bar none.

You should buy this phone if: you're in the market for a new phone on a compatible network, there is no competition.

Deep Dive

Design and Build


To put it simply: the One X is outstandingly built. So well built, in fact, that I’d be fairly confident that the X is more drop proof than most other devices, due in no small part to the aluminum unibody design (note: according to commenter KamikaZee, the device does scratch a bit when dropped). The back is a sort of rubberized aluminum polycarbonate that’s exceptionally grippy yet smooth. It also doesn’t scuff or mark – even dragging the sharp edge of my nail across it, any marks that are left behind are easily just wiped off. It’s an impressive party trick, to say the least. And though the design is indeed unibody, the edges of the phone feel like a separate strip of plastic because they’re especially grippy and shiny. The front of the phone is protected by the new Gorilla Glass 2, and the sides of the glass are rounded slightly to flow with the design of the phone. As the original Gorilla Glass was quite impressive and did an excellent job of protecting against day-to-day scuffs and scratches, you’d expect the follow-up product to be impressive – and it is.

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Around the edge of the X, you’ll find a microphone on the bottom right, a volume rocker around the right side, the power button on the top left and the headphone jack and second microphone on the top right, and the microUSB port on the left. On the back, the camera is up top (with an LED right beside it), the speaker is on the bottom, and there are 5 pogo pins along the right edge.

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There are three capacitive buttons below the screen – Back, Home, and Recent Apps – and unfortunately, that’s brings us to the first flaw. I prefer capacitive keys to software keys, but either one individually is preferable to both. And “both” is exactly what you get when a phone with capacitive keys runs an OS designed for software keys. In some apps, the software key bar will show up just for the menu button. That alone is ridiculous – the Menu key should be down with the other capacitive keys, or they should all be software. What makes it worse is that even in some apps that already integrate the action bar, it shows up once again.

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Buttons on the bottom of the phone, buttons on the bottom of the screen, buttons on the top of the screen. At the same time.

It's likely that this comes down to the developers as it only appears in some apps, but that's really not an excuse - the issue stems from the decision to only include 3 of the 4 buttons as capacitive. Luckily, XDA has come to the rescue (as usual).


The display of the One X is undoubtedly one of the high points. It’s incredibly crisp, and while it shares the same resolution as the Galaxy Nexus, it (sometimes) packs a little more information on the screen thanks to the (sometimes) lack of on-screen buttons.

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Left: HTC One X. Right: Galaxy Nexus

Colors are bright and vibrant, and viewing angles are mind bending – the best I’ve ever seen on a phone. Automatic brightness works well (some people have even tweaked it to be less bright, though I think it’s spot on – a refreshing change, since I usually feel most automatic brightness is too dim). Even outdoors, the display is gorgeous and easily readable. And as touchscreen displays go, the One X is surprisingly smudge-proof, too.

Sense 4.0

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On paper, Sense 4.0 looked like a refreshing step back; earlier versions of HTC’s UI had grown more and more bloated and cumbersome. When Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) was released with a beautiful UI, many Android fans felt that manufacturer UIs just weren’t really needed anymore. From an aesthetic standpoint, I’d agree. From a functionality standpoint, I would not.

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So how does Sense 4.0 play out with all that in mind? It goes a bit of both ways. It looks better on paper than it does in person - for the first hour or so I just wanted to get rid of it and go AOSP. But after using it for a bit, the visual appeal grew on me, and I think I'll be keeping it for the time being. My personal opinion has always been that Sense provides necessary functionality improvements, and I’m happy to say I feel the same after using the latest version. In fact, I think the functionality aspects are improved. As HTC has made it a point to tone things down, the HTC apps and widgets that are bundled in with Sense feel better. As always, old functionalities remain, such as HTC’s dialer (which remains a step above stock) and the ability to manually link accounts across the system. The browser, too, is as excellent as ever, offering a buttery-smooth experience (thanks to hardware acceleration).

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That’s not to say that the newest revision of Sense is perfect. The biggest complaint in my experience is that the status bar is translucent on the home screen but changes to solid colors in other apps and menus, as can be seen in the pictures. Not a big deal at first – it switches when the app/menu opens, so it’s unnoticeable unless you look. But go back to the home screen and it takes a second for the task bar to switch back to the translucent style. It’s a minor complaint, but it’s something that bugs me every time I see it.

Sense also allows for customization options, as always. Included is the ability to change general format based on your most common usage situations (work, play, social, etc.) for the homescreen and lockscreen, and you can customize color and texture variations.

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All told, Sense 4.0 replaces Android 4.0’s Tron-esque feel with a more elegant, clean UI.  While the UI itself - or the compromises it makes - may not be for everyone, HTC certainly hits the nail on the head in a lot of ways, and manages to differentiate itself in a meaningful way.


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As my One X is unbranded, it shipped without carrier bloat (you’re jealous, I know). However, HTC’s goodies came pre-loaded, and truth be told, I’m rather happy about that fact. The device ships with genuinely useful apps like Mirror and Flashlight, as well as crowd-favorites such as Facebook and Twitter. All told, there’s little bloat to speak of from HTC’s end of things – that’s usually left up to the carrier.

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One highlight of the software that ships on the One X: HTC’s Car Mode. When docked with the official dock (which uses the pogo pins), the phone automatically opens up car mode. And car mode itself is extremely clean, simple, and easy to use.


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I should point out that shortly after I received the One X, WiFi wouldn't work and I had some 3G connectivity issues. As both worked fine before the latest OTA update (.28), it's possible that somewhere along the update things went moderately wrong. After wiping the phone, I had the latest OTA and my issues have gone away. Still, I'd be remiss not to mention it.

Benchmarks, Performance, and Battery Life

Popular sentiment as of late seems to have swung in favor of Qualcomm’s new dual-core S4 Snapdragon (Krait) CPUs and against Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. I’m not quite sure why that is; while the S4 undoubtedly offers better dual-core performance and battery life in some circumstances, the T3 remains a major powerhouse that can provide both points equally as well. Given the two extra cores of the T3 and the fact that Nvidia is majorly committed to pushing quad-core apps and games, I think it’s safe to say that there’s more long-term potential to be found in the Tegra 3 variant.

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No benchmarks are perfect, and specific benchmarks can be run to make either CPU look like the stronger contender. Yet lately, it seems like the Tegra 3 has been winning the majority. TechnoBuffalo ran a few, pitting the One X (Tegra 3) against the One S (Krait), and the T3 came out the victor. And a few weeks ago, a YouTuber benchmarked the T3 and S4 variants of the One X with AnTuTu - once again, the Tegra 3 reigned supreme.

Unfortunately, I don't have any other comparable phones handy to compare the One X to. Still, the following numbers can certainly serve as a reference to those found elsewhere:

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Please note: please don't tell me what your rooted, ROMed, overclocked phone/tablet/refrigerator scores. It is not relevant.

Benchmarks aside, battery life on the One X is impressive. As always, I used WiFi whenever possible and left brightness on Automatic. With moderately heavy use - frequent music playing (via headphones), some gaming (Cut The Rope), a good bit of web browsing/reddit, and numerous texts, emails, and calls – and my One X ended the day at about 9% after being unplugged for 17 hours  – without WiFi. Subsequent experiences played out pretty much the same (as of writing, I'm at 31% battery life after 14 hours of moderate use).

The short of it: both processors offer outstanding performance and better battery life than ever before – though  personally, I’d put stock in the one with twice as many cores.


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The good: the camera loads quickly and takes pictures with very, very little delay. Given the speed and the fact that we're talking about a camera on a phone, I think it takes damn good pictures. That said, it doesn't take the best pictures of any camera phone on the market - but, crucially, other phones tend to take much, much longer to snap the shot.

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Believe it or not, these photos were taken back-to-back, seconds apart.

In my book, when you consider all the factors, the One X is the best camera found on a phone. Not because it takes the best pictures - though they're very good - but because you can open the app and snap a picture in under a second. Even in difficult lighting situations, there's incredibly little shutter lag.



Truth be told, there is no competition for the One X on the market today. I know that some will cry “Samsung Galaxy S III” in the comments below, but the key is "on the market today." How many people held out on great hardware last year waiting for the SGSII – only to end up waiting months and months? The gist is this: there’s always new hardware around the corner, especially in the smartphone market. At some point, you have to take the jump and buy, especially when the future is so uncertain – and with the outstanding build, screen, power, performance, and camera of the One X, you can't find a better phone on the market today.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

    My phone (evo 3d) does that with sense. (translucent on home screen and solid in apps) and it did bother me at first but then I realized that changing it (as I did later and then back again) made it more annoying. Having a translucent status bar just doesn't look right when I'm in apps. May it's because I'm use to the solid color but either way I'm kinda glad they did this by default.

  • chlo1ber

    Nice review, thanks. Sadly, you need to have some luck with your phone as many of the shipped devices are faulty (as was my first one). Additionally, there is still one major unresolved issue (screen flicker). I won't mention pretty minor software bugs, as this is to be expected with pretty much every new phone - they will get fixed and the first update already went out.

    One additional remark - I'm very curious whether the phone actually uses GPU acceleration in the UI. It seems to me it does not (it's still extremely smooth). I have seen a video where you clearly saw that all 4 cores were under medium load (30-60%) when flicking through menus of sense. Additionally, you can't force enable GPU rendering in the dev options. I wonder why this is...

    Oh, and one more point: the device ships with 2 different panels: one has a clear yellow tint. I'm not sure whether that's the sort that fades away after 1-2 weeks of use, but it's clearly visible when comparing two phones.

    Other than that, I'm very pleased with my One X. UI experience is extremely good, it's smooth and very fast. The screen is also awesome and as you have mentioned: the first auto brightness which is actually useful. When I turn on auto brightness, it should mean that I won't have to worry about brightness ever. They could also provide several automatic settings - that would be optimal.

  • http://meercat9.com/ Billy Moffat

    I'm excited to see the battle between this and the Galaxy SIII. Should be a good, clean fight. It's just difficult to commit to anything right now. Plus, I highly doubt Samsung would announce something next Thursday that doesn't best its competition on hardware - software is another issue entirely (though less important for me personally).

    • Milind

       I'm only theoretically interested.  After experience with Samsung's support on every phone they come out with, I have decided to steer clear of Samsung.  Not only do they not update their phones, they don't provide drivers to the open source community.  I'm most impressed by Asus so far.  For me, the comparison is between the One X and the Asus Pad phone.

  • Maidenlone

    Sense no longer makes sense. Stock UI or bust. 

    • chlo1ber

      Install Apex Launcher and you pretty much have Stock UI except for some minor differences (Statusbar/Settings)...

      • Al Mcdowall

         Does Apex override sense? My girlfriend has Apex on her Nexus and I've been very impressed with it. If it could give me the option to 'turn off' sense, then the one x would be my next phone.

        • Alcnaeon

          Apex changes your launcher, so the "face" of your Android experience will be closer to AOSP, but the rest of the framework will remain sense-themed. It's a decent compromise if you are unwilling/unable to get your hands on a pure ICS ROM yet.

          • Al Mcdowall

            Thanks very much for the quick answer Alcnaeon. We actually added Apex to the Nexus just to get rid of the google search bar on the desktops - found out it was pretty much the perfect launcher to add to ICS.

    • Yong Wen Chua

      Agreed. I've switched to Nova Launcher and WidgetLocker. Haven't looked back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alan.tucker1 Alan Tucker

      Same here, that's the single biggest reason I'll avoid any HTC phone that doesn't have WP7 on it. I love the stock ICS UI on my Galaxy Nexus.

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      What they really need is to create a custom overlay that makes the OS appear and function like Windows 95.

    • GazaIan

      Actually I have to disagree, after using Sense 4.0 for a little while it's grown on me, and I don't hate it as much as previous versions. You'll notice that a lot of apps are just themed instead of entirely new apps. The Internet browser has the same functions as stock, and a bunch of other things as well.

  • KamikaZee

    Nice review, one major flaw though:
    The One X doesn't have an aluminium unibody, it's all poly-carbonate (fancy word for hard plastic), and it does get scratched when dropped.

    • Spoken Word™

      You are aware that unibody means "1 piece" right? It's "1 piece" of poly-carbonate and thus "unibody" 

    • chlo1ber

      As if aluminium doesn't get scratched when dropped. My Desire and Desire HD say otherwise.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Thanks for the heads-up! Updated the post.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hetaldp Hetal Patel

      So Aluminium when get dropped dont get nick and dent

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      Yeah, but sometimes aluminum is made of plastic... right?

  • Tnpapadakos

    he was pointing out the fact that it isnt aluminum ... its poly-carbonate...he didnt say it wasnt a unibody

  • Stephen

    It is an excellent phone, I love the screen and the burst mode in the camera is just fantastic. Just hold down camera button and it will take 20 shots faster than you can blink. You can change the settings to take up to 99 shots in burst mode. By far the best Androids phone in my opinion. Purchased one for my wife as her Desire went in the washing machine.

  • PhilNelwyn

    I thought that the sandwich was brought by Android 4.0... ;)

  • unfunkyufo

    The on screen buttons shouldn't show up if the phone has capacitive buttons. That never happens on the Nexus S with ICS.

  • unfunkyufo

    The on screen buttons shouldn't show up if the phone has capacitive buttons. That never happens on the Nexus S with ICS.

    • http://profiles.google.com/vdogg89 Victor Stuber

      thats because the Nexus S has a dedicated menu button

      • http://www.facebook.com/alan.tucker1 Alan Tucker

        And it shipped with Android 2.3 instead.

        • unfunkyufo

          Yet in this respect ICS works better on the Nexus S than the One X.

      • unfunkyufo

        This is a massive fail on HTC's part and is enough of a reason for me not to buy this phone.

  • http://rojekti.fi/ Veeti

    The fact that the **deprecated** menu button shows up as a software button is a good thing. This will finally force developers to fix their apps for Android 3.0+.

    Deprecated platform features should not be taken into account in the design of new devices. Menu was removed for a good reason.

    If an app that uses the action bar still shows the software button, the developer is doing something terribly wrong.

    • GazaIan

      Well as true as that is, it's one of the most annoying things to see. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kam.w.siu Kam Siu

    nice review. the phone looks absolutely amazing. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    If the US version had 32gb of memory i might be preordering but ill have to wait untill next thursday.

  • http://twitter.com/SiamNigel Nigel naughton

    Great review and totally agree about the capacitive buttons..don't really think they are needed on ICS and beyond.

    • Milind

       I disagree.  The capacitive buttons should be replaced by physical buttons and the ICS soft buttons should be disabled if buttons are present on the phone - at least in portrait mode.  And bring back the search button!!

  • Bluedevil_0207

    I already bought this phone and everything is perfect except for the battery life. I can only use my phone for 3 hours straight gaming. 

  • skitchbeatz

    HTC's use of gradients on buttons and headers are oh so ugly. 

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    WTF, I thought Android 4.0 was supposed to be the one with the sandwiches.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They ran out of bacon and had to push it to 5.0 due to inability to test properly.

  • Relic419

    Y U NO USE Reddit News?

    • xnifex

       Came to comments for this! Reddit News > *

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Every time I try or re-try Reddit apps, I keep coming back to the regular Reddit site. The experience is just not the same... I don't know, I can't get used to any of them, and it's faster for me to use the site.

        • xnifex

          Have you tried Reddit news? Way better for me than the mobile site

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            I have, when it came out. I still have it installed. It's just not the same. I can't explain it - the feeling of Reddit's native site cannot be replicated.

  • fixxmyhead

    i seriously think this phone was meant to be a GB phone and at the last minute HTC decided to make it ICS. those capacitive buttons are totally unacceptable for an ics phone. thats one of the things that turns me off also there whole bootloader fiasco having to go through all those stupid steps just to unlock it. plus first to market quad core tegra 3 isnt doing it for me i mean look at what happened to tegra 2

    • Tyler Chappell

      Seriously? ON-SCREEN buttons are totally unacceptable in ICS.  I have yet to hear any one person give a single good reason to have onscreen buttons over capacitive buttons.  Just look at the screenshots above, the onscreen buttons take up extra space and less content is visible.  How in the world is that better when capacitive buttons accomplish the same thing without taking up precious screen real-estate? On-screen buttons are a joke and by far the worst design decision in ICS, at least for phones, they make a little bit more sense on a tablet, but theyre just silly on a phone, especially when you see how much of an orphan that damn menu button becomes.

      • fixxmyhead

        Yes on screen buttons they look much better and its also the future. Those capacitive buttons look terrible especially with that big ass black menu bar showing up in the apps. I know its the developers fault but still looks terrible

  • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

    What is in the heading, "Coming in Android 5.0"?

    • Thijs Koot

      It's a joke.

    • Raphaël Briand

      It was a joke

      • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

        Ah ok, but I gotta say I missed it completely, I mean that was not first April that day, was it?

  • Phyxius33

    I HATE HTC's bezel... they put the screen above it instead of covering it. they did that with the AMAZE and now this.. its a personal choice and not everyone will agree but it is a huge negative for me. HTC sense, i prefer stock ICS, and the buttons on the bottom should be part of the screen... again personal preference. 
    for me i will pass on this phone. 

  • Roy

    I was an AOSP lover, then Sense 4.0 came out as custom rom for my Sensation.

    Runs perfectly and i like Sense 4.0 much more then stock android, even got it themed blue.

    Like this http://h9.abload.de/img/screenshot_2012-04-20sglud.png

  • thtechnologist

    I'm glad they pared back Sense, It looks like something I would WANT t use now. This from someone who has hated it since my DInc from way back when.

  • iPhart

    You did not mention GNote .
    Battery life i better, and battery is replaceable .(only this bets One X to the ground)
    GNote's camera makes better pictures. Check it out, or see on youtube.
    Front camera is better
    Note's ppi is just a hair less, but super AMOLED is with better contrast so there is draw.(hope will not BS with "pentile dispay" ).
    Expandable storage.

    Now you sir , can do again your Conclusion. Really enjoyed the icomment: "I can’t reach every corner of the screen while one-handing it."
    By the way, all iexperts become big fans of HTC , and we know WHY??? :)


    • Idle Time

      it's not just about writing message with one hand, but also reaching corners of phone for, say, tapping on icons or links on a web page, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/anjiecai anjiecai

    why the hell are the pictures so grainy -_- stupid HTC compressing the pictures. If they don't compress the pictures i bet the picture quality can beat the 4s's camera, except maybe in low light

  • Alcnaeon

    Man, HTC is really hesitant to let go of those gradients, huh?

  • http://twitter.com/vmlinuz Richard

    For the record, my entirely stock Tegra3 One X running the 1.28 update gets around 5k on Quadrant - got a screenshot here of a 5012 run...  Not sure what the difference is that your device gets under 4k.
    Unfortunately, I find the battery life situation to be more complex than you suggest - having the screen on but the CPU idle (say, reading an ebook) the drain is pretty low, but if the CPU is fired up (say, a game), it really drains *fast*.  It could maybe do with more tweaking, I think.

    • chlo1ber

      Mine also gets slightly over 5000 in quadrant (also stock on 1.28). I also get over 12k in Antutu.

      • Sheepsies

        When battery life is less then a certain % tegra 3 seems to underclock or something... I also got 37XX in quadrant then charged my phone and got 49XX

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536511442 Angel JB Bello

    You're right. 4.7 is just too much.

  • Zag

    " I know that some will cry “Samsung Galaxy S III” in the comments below " epic.
    Nice review overall and thank you for sharing.

  • Zaatour36

    if it was LTE capable, it would be a killer phone!

  • Muraricobain

    Nice article have really got into depth of it.

  • unbearablepleasures

    What a thorough and detailed review. Much appreciated. I'm going to have to start following this author for anytime I want the scoop on a new phone.

  • http://www.weddingphotographerofsydney.com.au/ Wedding photographer of sydney

    right. The phone has not disappointed me so far. I love the light weight, great design and the finishing. Apart from the great HTC Sense overlay, I love how the phone feels on my hand and every one who has seen the phone has fallen in love with it. The camera is pretty awesome as i. it is a 2.0 - which means it takes great low light images and ii. it can take images whilst shooting video. The speed at which the cam focuses it amazing.

  • gator9422

    I played with one x today at the at&t store..it was connected to the beats stereo..I was like is this what I think it is? Yup! So I played with it for 10 minutes..The display is beautiful, best I've ever seen on a phone.. What an gorgeous phone, esp in white..and its so light..way lighter than my amaze...the camera features are awesome esp burst shot...I ran quadrant twice and got over 5000....the phone flies..no lag what so ever..the s4 is a beast, I can't wait to say peace T-Mobile and hello AT&T next Sunday!

  • Harooon Rashid2

    really a good handset in terms on look & feel , design and camera. BUT  its usability sucks ....
    switching HTC phone is easy but one is very use too with features i-e receving call , menu button ...  Now in ONE X  ... as turns to be different ... receving call b ut swaped with igone call...

    How in world someone came up with this idea.. 

  • Neko

    looks like the dual core being tested there..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CWFJVNBXL6L65U3R7VGEAB77T4

    Apps don't influence your score much. These scores are based on how CPU, GPU and memory works, not based on how apps work. Repeat the quadrant a couple times in a row. First run always seems to give lower values. After 1-2 runs, take average of next 2-3 and you will get the proper score. Reboot your phone, give it some time to settle, and then run quadrant. But like pointed above, stock ROMs give lower scores than custom mainly cos of faster file system. Plus, I enabled GPU based graphics by updating my build.xml and am getting about 1800 with my clock set at max 800.

  • Poe84it

    You can change the behavior of the most right capacitive button in the settings. You can make disappear the software button for the menu by assigning this function to this capacitive button.
    Please, let's make ourself more explorative before judge!