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HTC Desire X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 886 reviews of HTC Desire X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The size and performance also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the reception and reliability.

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reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of HTC Desire X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. The reception and reliability get negative comments.

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reliability, reception

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire X UK Sim Free Smartphone - Stealth BlackHTC Desire X UK Sim Free Smartphone - Stealth Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire X - Pocket-lint

 

The HTC Desire X falls into an odd space where it lacks the cutting-edge design of the One series and some scrimping has been done on the spec sheet. The

Compact, affordable, respectable screen size, microSD card slot

There's nothing to get really excited about

The HTC Desire X falls into a space between the HTC One V and the HTC One S, but is more restrained in its design. There are some points where the Desire X has been squeezed on the spec sheet: the lack of front facing camera and limited HD support...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

HTC Desire X review

 

Yet another mid-range HTC smartphone

Low price ; Vivid screen ; Compact design

Average specs ; Lower RAM ; Cut down HTC Sense ; Flimsy back cover

You may have been mistaken for thinking that there wasn't really a gap between the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C, but you'd be wrong, as the HTC Desire X forces its way between the two handsets.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: HTC Desire X review - Pocket-lint

 

The HTC Desire X is the company's latest smartphone and one that sits slightly below the recently launched One V but above the HTC Desire C. Pocket-lint

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire X

 

A good value and stylish Android handset

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire X

 

A mid-range Android phone for those who can't quite afford an HTC One X.

Neat, slim design, Decent screen

No front-facing camera, Mediocre main camera, No HD video capture

Jun, 2013

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire X review

 

While HTC's Desire brand was originally attached to premium smartphones, these days Desire-branded handsets have a distinctly mid-range feel. The Desire X inhabits the crowded sub-£200 SIM-free market, so we were interested to see how it would stand out.

A good value and stylish Android handset

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire X review

 

Although HTC has returned to the Desire range, you'd be forgiven for confusing the Desire X with the HTC One S. From the front, they look about identical with a recognisable clean and rounded look that's now synonymous with HTC smartphones.

The HTC Desire X is a reasonable smartphone, but nothing more. It will serve you perfectly well on a day to day basis, but there's distinctly no frills attached. Those looking for a more exciting device will want to look elsewhere.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

HTC Desire X Review: In Depth

 

The HTC Desire X is arguably the first true successor to the original HTC Desire. Bearing the same name, it improves upon the Desire and Desire S in every way, bringing the line up to speed two years on.…

Great build ; Fantastic camera ; Quick to use with good battery

No front-facing camera ; Limited RAM

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Carly Page (theinquirer.net)

HTC Desire X review

 

Looks to repeat the success of the original Desire

Great screen, nice design, fast for a mid-range phone, good battery life

HTC's Sense user inteface is frustrating, not capable of recording HD video

The HTC Desire X is a great little handset. It's not groundbreaking, but it's sure to appeal to those after an easy-to-use, attractive, affordable handset.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Gareth Halfacree (itpro.co.uk)

HTC Desire X review

 

Can HTC's latest budget-friendly Android smartphone with its Snapdragon S4 chip, fend off the competition from Motorola's Atom-based Razr i handset?

The Desire X is a well-built handset, but one that has been planned out to a definite budget and not optimised for business use. The low-resolution rear camera and lack of front-facing camera can be overlooked, but its lack of processing power can...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1650
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):750
Standby time (3G):833
Talk time (2G):20
Talk time (3G):10 / 20 / 600

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):800 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.399 / 0.631
Body SAR category (EU):A / B
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.638 / 1.11
Head SAR category (EU):B / C

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9 / 3GP, AVI, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:4096
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:4
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 9.3
Height :11.8 / 9.3
Weight:114
Width:6.23