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HTC Desire X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 903 reviews of HTC Desire X. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the reception and reliability.

usability, performance, size, price, screen

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of HTC Desire X from 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 Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the reception and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

reliability, reception

86% of the reviews on 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Desire X


The HTC Desire still has a place in our hearts: it was a phone that really shook things up. It impressed us with what Android could do and what HTC could do for Android. It was our hottest phone of 2010, with HTC top of the mobile pile. The HTC Desire...

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 (

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 (

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 (

HTC Desire X


A good value and stylish Android handset

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

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


Expert review by (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 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


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


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


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


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


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


Internal RAM:0.75


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


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


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


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
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


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

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 Cores:2
Processor frequency:1


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:4096
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:4
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 9.3
Height :11.8 / 9.3