Summary: HTC’s argument that the Desire X is more affordable than the One series is a little bit odd, given that this is a vastly more powerful phone than the HTC One V. But your hands probably don’t care about technicalities, or the difference between different flavoured Android desserts: they’ll love the...
Conclusion: On the whole the Desire X is a great smartphone, it isn’t tricked out with unnecessary bells and whistles, but it certainly has enough to keep run of the mill smartphone users satisfied. A solid device for the mid range market, the Desire X feels very comfortable in its skin.
Conclusion: The HTC Desire X is hands down the best way you can spend £200 on a smartphone right now and a good all-rounder. Strong design, screen, user-friendly UI, good 5-megapixel camera, performance from the processor and battery - possibly the most compelling smartphone out now across price and power.
Pros: Great build, Fantastic camera, Quick to use with good battery
Summary: Getting an affordable smartphone is a question of sacrifice and compromise. How much can you dare to ask for with a much lower price? But sometimes something like the HTC Desire X comes along, and proves to you that there is that sweet spot between affordability and awesome.
Pros: Solid performance, Great display, Excellent camera, Beats Audio integration
Conclusion: HTC has done a good job of equipping its Desire X mid-range fighter. Its dual-core chipset gives you a smooth ride around the UI and garnished it with decent app performance, while the build quality and display are among the better in this price range.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band 3G/HSPA support, 4.0" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800), 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8225 chipset, 768MB RAM, 4GB of on-board storage, expandable via the microSD card slot, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream...
Cons: Poor video recording for a dual-core chipset, No front-facing camera, Feeble loudspeaker, Pricier than most direct rivals
Conclusion: Chances are thatthe HTC Desire X is a phone that you won't regret getting. Its maker has managed to deliver a reasonably priced smartphone that looks good enough to make you want to show it off in public.
Pros: Attractive design, Good screen quality, Performance is top notch
Cons: Horrible physical buttons, Low on native storage space
Summary: The basics Didn’t you get the memo? Android phones are getting bigger: first the 4.7-inch HTC One X, now the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It’s the law. At least, it certainly seems that way, which is why the more compact, 4-inch HTC Desire X comes as a breath of fresh air, just in time for those...
Pros: While the absurd Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note sales numbers have shown there’s a big market for even bigger phones, they’re not for everyone. The HTC Desire X is a much more manageable size, with a screen you can actually cover every corner of with one hand. It’s still running much the same ...
Cons: While the HTC Desire X is more than fast enough for all but the most hardcore users and 3D gamers - more so in fact than the HTC One V, which is odd since that’s meant to be a classier phone - its specs aren’t cutting edge. The 800x480 panel is bright with great colours, but not hugely sharp: you...
Summary: review On paper HTC’s new budget model looks like a winner, coming close to many of the specifications of its more expensive brethren but with a price point beneath $300. But does the lower-end Desire X do enough to keep HTC’s reputation for solid smartphone build quality and performance intact?
Excerpt: 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. First impressions are, thankfully, good.