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HTC One X (Grey)



Overview of HTC One X (Grey)


NB: You may also be interested in HTC's latest handset, the HTC One.

The HTC One X is an incredible superphone. The large screen and the powerful quad-core processor make it perfect for gaming, watching videos and surfing the net. The advanced camera technology with HTC ImageSense goes beyond point and shoot, allowing you to take amazing pictures in any conditions. You have a true digital camera on the HTC One X. Beats Audio integration provides an advanced audio experience whatever you are listening to and there is even 25GB free Cloud storage via Dropbox. With the capability to wirelessly share anything from your phone and view it on your TV the HTC One X is the most advanced smartphone yet.

So let’s have a look at the main selling points of the HTC One X, starting with the 8MP camera. The amazing camera technology with HTC ImageSense goes beyond point and shoot, allowing you to take amazing pictures in any conditions. You can instantly capture shots without delay, take excellent photos in low light and take multiple shots with continuous shooting. You can even snap a picture while and after shooting HD video, so you will never miss a photo again. Record the scene and capture your photos later.

This is undoubtedly the best camera on an HTC phone to date, offering a range of advanced features, as well as some simple yet highly effective improvements. Take a picture in just 0.7 seconds from a locked device. Functions such as quick focus, the ability to snap photos from HD video, continuous shooting, automatic burst mode and dual capture buttons for photo/video are simple features, but contribute tremendously to the overall camera experience of the HTC One X.

Also included with the One X is an industry leading F2.0 wide angle lens, meaning the camera performs superbly in low-light conditions. A proprietary HTC image chip allows for fast processing of photos/videos and an auto-adjusting flash provides 8 different settings to produce the most natural looking photo in any given situation. There’s also auto-tracking so that the subject remains in focus even when moving, plus a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls.

The HTC One X is the first smartphone to launch with a quad-core processor, offering unrivalled performance for seamless multi-tasking and a super quick response when gaming, surfing the web and downloading videos. You may be concerned about battery life, an additional core manages this to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

It also comes with 1GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, of which 26GB is accessible to store music, videos photos and other files.

When it comes to sound features, the HTC One X is a market leader thanks to the in-built Beats Audio technology. Providing an authentic studio sound, Beats Audio creates an enhanced listening experience, whether it be for YouTube, Netflix or your downloaded music and videos. This is complemented perfectly by the 25GB of free cloud storage that is provided by DropBox (for 2 years - charges apply after this time), which enables you to have all your files, music and photos with you when you’re on the go.

The media features do not end there. The wireless HTC Media Link HD connects your superphone to your TV. A simple three finger swipe lets you push content, such as a movie, from your phone on to your TV (that has a media link connected). You can even multi-task by taking a call or reading email on your HTC One X at the same time, but the movie remains playing on the larger display. This great feature is perfect for a complete yet portable home entertainment solution.

Besides the 8MP camera, quad-core processor, Beats Audio technology, Dropbox storage and wireless HDMI functionality, what else does the HTC One X have to offer? A hell of a lot. It comes with the latest version of Android (4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), as well as the new version of HTC Sense (4.0). This combination of cutting-edge software and hardware offers the most powerful experience available in a smartphone to date.

All of this incredible technology is somehow packed into a handset that measures just 9.29mm in thickness. It also manages to fit in GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC technology, plus there’s quad-band GSM and 3G connectivity. As if all this isn’t enough, the HTC One X also offers video and audio out via MHL (adaptor sold separately). Of course, you’ll want a nice big display to go with such an incredible device, and the One X has this covered with a 4.7 inch touch screen, with a 1280 x 720 resolution.

Features of HTC One X (Grey)

  • 8MP Camera with HTC ImageSense
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • Beats Audio technology
  • 25GB free cloud storage for 2 years
  • HTC Media Link HD
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 32GB Internal storage (26GB accessible)
  • 4.7" Touch screen, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC, 3G (quad-band)
  • A-GPS with Google Maps
  • MHL for video & audio out
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
  • 134.36 x 69.9 x 9.29 mm (5.29 x 2.75 x 0.36 inches)
  • 130g with battery
  • Grey in colour

What's in the box of HTC One X (Grey)

  • HTC One X white
  • 3 pin UK Mains adaptor
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Stereo headset (flat cable) with in-line mic & call control (not Beats headphones)
  • Quick start guide & reference material

HTC One X Review

Below are a couple of quotes from our HTC One X review. To read the full review, click here.

"Besides the screen on the HTC One X which is phenomenal, there is another aspect of this phone that jumps out at the user early on. It is the performance."

"There will always be something better around the corner and despite the One X being a little too large for my tastes, it is in my opinion the best of the Android bunch at this time. It is also probably the best smartphone in the world at this time when the sum of all its parts is considered. HTC is back, and back with a bang."


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Custom SkinHTC Sense 4.0
  • Speed1.5GHz Quad-Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/Model
  • Other
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.7
  • TypeSuper-LCD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • OtherGorilla Glass, 80 degree viewing angle, In Plane Switching (IPS)
  • Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850/900/1900/2100 MHz with 2100 Diversity
  • SpeedHSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsFTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from car kit
  • VersionIEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
  • Version
  • DataMicroUSB
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm stereo audio jack
  • Video OutDLNA, HTC Media Link HD
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps, Offline map storage through HTC Sense
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashLED Flash with 5 Power settings and object distance sensor
  • Camera Lens28mm Wide Angle lens with f2.0 aperture
  • OtherBSI sensor for low-light, dedicated imaging chip, quick access from lockscreen, always in focus thanks to Extended Depth Of Field, Tap to focus, Tap and hold for continuous shooting, burst mode, video stabilisation
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type1.3MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats.m4a, .mp3, .midi, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9), .aac, .amr
  • Recording.aac, .amr
  • Formats.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1)
  • Recording.3gp
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity1800 mAh
  • TypeBuilt-in rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 495 minutes
  • 3GUp to 400 minutes
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 350 hours
  • 3GUp to 400 hours
Dimensions134.36 x 69.9 x 9.29mm [5.29 x 2.75 x 0.36 inches]
Weight 130g [4.58 ounces] with battery
SoftwareHTC Sense 4.0, Beats Audio software, ImageSense, Google Apps
Other25GB cloud storage for 2 years from DropBox, Micro SIM
Warranty24 months


HTC One X User Manual_WWE.pdf HTC One X User Manual_WWE.pdf (894KB)
HTC_One_X_Spec_Sheet.pdf HTC_One_X_Spec_Sheet.pdf (1463KB)



Will my phone work

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

No, it does not have a microSD slot.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

Micro SIM slot.

What colour is the HTC One X?

The HTC One X is Glamour Grey

Does the HTC One X have Russian language?

Russian is available as a writing language (keyboards) but the ROM/Menu is and can not be changed to Russian. Applications like MoreLocale2 will help with this.

Does the HTC One X have Arabic language?

There is no Arabic language on the HTC One X. Applications like MoreLocale2 will help with this.

Does the phone come with Beats Audio Headphones?

No. It comes with a standard set of in ear headphones.

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Overall Rating 4.5 Stars * * * * * View Clove's Own Review
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  • Roman Popov 27/4/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Awesome, except battery life)))
    ARHD on board!
  • Otis 5/7/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    HTC have got themselves back in the game, with this beautifully designed phone. The One X is very light. Videos and pictures look stunning when viewed from the stunning screen, which is perhaps the best out there at the moment. The camera is also another positive. The burst mode is brilliant and the shutter speed is eceptionally fast. Beats audio baked into the audio is another plus. Sense has been updated (Sense 4) has been slimmed down and is much more responsive. ICS (Android 4.0) straight out of the box again moves Android in the right direction.

    The few negatives are the battery, which does not have enough juice to last for more than 7-8 hours on a single charge (with mild day to day usage). It would not have been a major problem if the battery was removable but HTC sacrificed this option for the design of the phone. No SD card slot. Not the smartest move from HTC. But, I've managed to come to terms with these issues, by being more sensible.
    The other negative is it fcan get rather warm, around the lens area, after mild gaming, which was a concern to begin with. But this has been solved by sending, the phone, to my carrier's (T-Mobile) repairs Dept, who replaced the battery and reflashed the software, which seems to have done the trick.

    All in all, I'd still recommend the One X, as it is a quality phone, with some amazing features.

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