HTC One X review

New flagship brings quad core power – but is that enough to boost the brand?

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Our Verdict

The One X is one of HTC's best handsets to date, and sets a very high bar for 2012.

For

  • Great screen
  • Stunning design
  • Powerful processor
  • Quality camera

Against

  • Iffy battery life
  • No microSD slot
  • Video grainy

Update: We've now got our hands on an HTC One X complete with Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 - read on to see if it really makes that much of a difference.

The HTC One X brings the best processor, an HD screen and a sublimely thin chassis as the Taiwanese firm looks to recreate the success of the original Desire.

The One X is a phone that's had us intrigued for a while – running a quad core CPU (Nvidia's Tegra 3) plus one of the largest screens on any HTC… and that's without being given a gargantuan name like the Titan.

It's clear from the outset what HTC is trying to do with the One X: shake off the slight doom and gloom surrounding the brand's fall in profits, and bring out a slick, powerful and, more importantly, useable handset that has now fallen to the palatable price of around £30 per month on contract.