Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Desire X
Member Name: MoleyGoldpaws
HTC Desire X
Advantages: Nice feel, fast and reliable, easy to use.
Disadvantages: None so far.
Well, nowadays most mobiles are several gadgets in one and with the rise of apps and social media, mobile phones need to perform well and keep up with the latest technology available.
I had previously owned an HTC Wildfire S on PAYG and I was severely disappointed with the battery performance so made sure to research when I was looking for my next phone. Having been used to PAYG for years, I always limited myself by choosing sub-£100 handsets as I didn't want to spend anything over that.
I was in the O2 store browsing and the advisor showed me the PAYG available and some of them looked a little clunky and had older Android versions so I was considering leaving my search until a new raft of phones came out that I could choose from. Having never been on a Pay Monthly deal, I enquired about it and realising I could probably save money on my calls, I decided to have a look at what was on offer. Initially unsure of the HTC models because of my bad experience before, I considered some of the Samsung models. Eventually after some research and a demonstration, I decided to go for the HTC Desire X. Here's why:
In your hand it is a decent size and weight, I avoid mobiles that are too 'thick' as I think they are too easy to drop, I can't explain that further, it just seems that they don't sit well in my palm! The back cover of the Desire X has a nice smooth rubbery feel which also enhances the grip as you hold it.
The power button at the top switches the phone on and off and on the reverse side you see a camera with flash at the top, a speaker at the bottom, volume control on the right side and a charging port on the left.
The Android version inside is 4.0 with updates coming to the model to ensure lastability. It's 4inch super LCD display is clear and responsive, there are settings to control the brightness or to automatically adjust to the environment.
The camera is a 5mp with lots of features for editing adding effects and all images are easily uploaded to social media sites, I've found it to be fairly quick in doing tasks such as these.
As a Spotify user, one of the things I was keen to try out is the Beats Audio facility as I refuse to spend £200 on headphones so wanted to see how this lived up to its name. There is the option to have Beats off and when you do, there is a noticable drop in quality. Even with the earphones that are included, the sound is nice and clear and loud with good bass. I tend to use my phone as an mp3 player so I am really impressed with the performance here.
The processor inside the Desire X is a dual core at 1Ghz and hosts a 4gb storage with option to add your own MMC for extra space. The Wildfire S I owned before had a terrible storage capability so I am so far very pleased at not having to delete anything and still having a very fast and responsive phone.
In the box there's a USB charger and plug, quick start guide, all the usual stuff you'd expect in a mobile phone.
What I have noticed is that I'm using the calculator, calendar, even text message function a lot more than I would in other phones. I put this down to the ease of use and appeal of the phone. The ring is nice and clear and loud, will ring louder when it's in your pocket or bag, which is always useful.
I'm glad I got this phone and can see me making the most of it until I'm due for a new one. HTC phoned are quite easy to learn to work so I would recommend it if you've has other brands in the past.
Oh I forgot to add, it has a really good GPS function. So I'd literally be lost without it.
Thanks for reading!
Summary: Great mid range Android phone with plenty on board.