Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC One X
Member Name: compbren
HTC One X
Advantages: lots of great features
Disadvantages: does not seem very reliable
Well after two years with an Apple iPhone I finally decided I had had enough of them and sought to upgrade to something different for my next phone. By going online and looking at different reviews from all over, the HTC One X was the phone that stood out most to me. I think 9 out of 10 reviews that I read were all positive and people were saying this was the most amazing HTC phone ever. The reviews pulled me in and I contacted o2 online and ordered one.
A few days later my new phone arrived and I couldn't be more excited. Opening up the box to reveal a sleek yet sophisticated and stylish phone. The phone is slightly bigger than the iPhone (3GS) and it has a genrously large touch screen (4.7inch). It's also very slim and light.
The Android platform phone also comes with a microSIM card, 32GB of storage, an 8 megapixel camera, 28mm lens, auto focus, LED flash and 1080p HD video recording.
First time use of the phone was pretty complicated. To open up your home screen you need to 'pull the ring' and then you're greeted with a huge clock and the weather for your local town. The phone is pre installed with quite a few apps (a lot I have so far found uneccessary). The Google Store gives you access to thousands of apps although I have to say I prefer the Apple store and the Google store just seems a bit too 'messy' and overcrowded with useless apps.
After having the phone for just over a week I noticed a few problems with it. Firstly, the 'wake up' button on the top of the phone would not work half the time. It eventually got so bad that it would take about 50 pushes of the button for the homescreen to come on. Not only that, but once I was able to activate the phone, the screen would flicker and I was unable to open up any apps or webpages. This got worse as the days went on so unfortunately I had to phone up O2 and fortunately they sent out a replacement phone immediatly. I was left petty annoyed that the phone broke after just two weeks through no fault of my own (I later saw online that several others have had this problem).
Anyway, I've now had my phone almost two months and although the replacement works fine, I still often get a faint 'flicker' when viewing webpages. I've also noticed that phone tends to get very hot, especially when charging up.
I can't be fully critical of this phone though, as it does have a lot more features than the iPhone and offers more 'freedom' too. For example, you are able to personalise your phone much more than with an Apple device.
Overall, it's not a bad phone at all, I just think i've been left with a bitter aftertaste after having it initally for two weeks before it had to be returned faulty. However, I would have to disagree with people saying it's an 'amazing' phone.
Summary: I probably wouldn't buy another HTC after this.