A short One X review
I wish I actually had more time to record my hands on and various tests for you guys, but sadly I don't as this week and probably the next one too are just far too busy for me and all I want at the end of the day is sex and sleep.
Joke on the side, I have decided to write a few lines about my experience with the One X in the past 3-4 days.
First and foremost, I have the white version which looks and feels just supreme in comparison to other phones out there. Tbh, I had my doubts regarding the poly-carbonate body but using it for a few days now, feels very comfortable, very familiar to the hand all around. Put simply, the design is flawless and breathtaking.
FIRST USE & CHARGING
After a few short minutes of just sitting there looking at how beautiful this thing is, I've plugged it in and left it charging, then went to work with a smile on my face because I knew what was waiting for me once I got home.
After the device had been fully charged, (I left it plugged i for nearly 10hrs) turned it on. You go through your usual setup, add Google account, add Fb if you want, Dropbox and what not and you are ready to go. Note that even after 10 hours of charging the battery was still not fully charged, and had about 96%.
I installed GTA 3 and Shadowgun and shuffled between these two until the battery was nearly empty then left it for another 10 hour charge over the night. During this charge the device was off. Now it was ready for some serious tests.
Now, something that most smartphone users are interested in is the battery life of course. In most cases, the OS of any smartphone is "heavy" and eats through the battery like crazy. We all know HTC Sense is power consuming which is why a lot of people prefer stock Android. It is simply less of a battery/resource hog.
Remember that 2nd charge I was talking about before? That was 2 days ago (1d 19hrs 27min) and as I am writing this, I still have 11% left. Time to re charge I guess.
Now I know a lot of you are interested in Display time, and let me tell you right now, there's no real magic there, with the time on being just under 4 hrs (3hr 47min). With moderate to heavy usage and screen fully lit all the time, it's a decent result, given the fact the phone is mere days old and battery being charged only twice. HTC will however address this issue, along with several others in the upcoming updates so fear not.
BENCHMARKS & (OVER)HEATING
Another thing everyone is interested in of course, is the benchmarks and what exactly is hidden under the hood of One X.
One X is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 chipset, the latest in cutting edge (bleeding edge some may argue) technology. Tegra 3 is the first quad core processor for mobile devices previously used in Asus Transformer Prime and now the HTC One X.
Benchmarks I've done on the One X are: Quadrant standard, Antutu, Linpack and Nenamark2.
I've repeated these tests 4 times (charging, full battery, half battery and nearly empty). Here are my results:
CHARGING: 58 fps
FULL: 61.6 fps
HALF: 60.2 fps
EMPTY: 54.1 fps
As you can see, the tests are actually very decent and surely with the potential this device has, they can only get better.
A lot of you are also worried and some of you have experienced some overheating issues. In all this time I have not had any overheating issues. I've played heavy games while charging, played when not charging, I simply couldn't reproduce the issues some of you are having. It does get a little hot in the back area, but the heat is spread evenly throughout the body so it really doesn't feel hot at all.
So this was a brief review of the One X for you guys. Again, I am so very sorry for not being able to record a video or upload some photos, I am simply very tired and need sleep. Hope you guys like this little review. As usual, hit thanx if you find this information helpful and stay cool.