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For one reason or another, the One series failed to live up to their potential in terms of actual sales, so HTC turned back to the time-tested Desire line to fill up the coffers and secure some time to regroup. A new attack on the high-end market takes months of preparation and it's up to devices like the Desire X to hold the line in the meantime. The HTC Desire X is a smartphone that few will lust after, but it's one that many will end up owning. The bells and whistles offered by flagships come at a price, while a solid smartphone experience and nice clean look is what most people really need. Here's the quick rundown of the HTC Desire X strengths and weaknesses: A solid dual-core chipset, a relatively recent Android release (as far as midrange droids go) and a reasonably spec'd display. There' nothing groundbreaking about the HTC Desire X, but no glaring omissions either and that's what counts in the cutthroat battle that is the smartphone midrange. Being so well prepared, the HTC Desire X is not afraid of any contender and, at this price point, it might be one of the best deals HTC has offered for quite some time.
If you own an HTC Desire or Wildfire -- much loved but realistically getting towards the end of its life -- HTC has lined up a fairly affordable mid-range replacement for your beloved 'droid. And it's got slightly more oomph to boot. The Desire X has a dual-core 1GHz chip, a 4-inch screen and it runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, skinned with HTC's Sense user interface. It's available SIM-free for £240 or for free on contracts from around £15 per month. If you opt for the £20 per month option at Phones 4U, you get the phone for free as well as a pair of Beats by Dre Solo headphones, which sell for £125 on Amazon -- not a bad deal if you're music mad. I should mention the newly announced Google Nexus 4 is a similar price and, on paper at least, much more powerful, so you might want to hold off until we've reviewed that.If you've clapped eyes on the HTC One X, the Desire X will look distinctly familiar. In the looks department, it's basically a miniaturised version of HTC's quad-core flagship, with a sloping metal edge at the top and three touch-sensitive buttons beneath the screen.
Last time when HTC had a serious contender positioned in the mid-range Android category was when the One V hit the shelves. It was a cute little handset with good build quality and adequate performance. However, it has been a while since then, so we guess the maker decided to spice things up a bit with a new device.Introducing the HTC Desire X – a smartphone that fits perfectly in the mid-range tier with its 4-inch screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of storage and 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. Yeah, perhaps those features don't seem too exciting at first, but when you add the smartphone's reasonable pricing to the equation, it suddenly seems like we have a potential winner on our hands. Or do we? To just say that the HTC Desire X looks nice would be a gross understatement In fact, the smartphone is surprisingly attractive and is surely among the best-looking Android mid-rangers we've come across lately. With its gently curved back side, the device fits like a glove when being held and feels just like an extension of your hand – comfortable to grasp and easy to operate.
You may have been mistaken for thinking that there wasn't really a gap between the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C, but you'd be wrong, as the HTC Desire X forces its way between the two handsets.On paper there's very little to separate the Desire X from the One V, as this new smartphone appears to be an almost carbon copy of its One series brother.You can pick up the Desire X for around 215 SIM-free, while it's also available for free on contracts starting from 20.50 per month.This isn't too similar to the One V, which is actually available of cheaper monthly contracts (starting at 15.50), while SIM-free it's a little dearer at 230.As well as the in-fighting with the One V, the HTC Desire X also has the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Ace 2, Sony Xperia P and Orange San Diego to contend with in the now crowded middle market of the smartphone world.The main difference from the One V it seems is the design, with the HTC Desire X sporting a look and feel which owners of the flagship HTC One X will be familiar with, however the polycarbonate unibody is out, in favour of a rubberised plastic back which you can peel off.
HTC has brought its Desire X into the mid-range market for smartphones, bringing an impressive list of features, including a dual-core chip, five-megapixel snapper and Beats Audio. It's not the only smartphone coming in at around 200 – there's the Sony Xperia U and the ZTE Grand X handset to name just two – so does it do enough to stand out? We like HTC's design, which sees its phones with rounded, smooth bodies, and the One group of handsets are particularly good-looking. The Desire X follows the trend – it fits nicely in the hand, and the rubberised back enables you to grip it well. There's a brushed metal edge around the display, and the handset feels like it could cope with being dropped – there's a useful lip that sticks out to protect the display. Peel away the rubber back and you'll find the battery, Micro SD memory card and SIM card slot. The cover felt a little loose by the top right corner and lip, as though it might get flipped off by accident. It took us some time to get the back cover back on, but nevertheless, it should be easy enough to swap memory cards. Setting up the phone is simple thanks to the set-up guides, and if you're upgrading from an existing HTC phone it's simple to transfer contacts and the like.
In an attempt to snaffle the legions of ex-HTC Desire users with a more budget model, HTC has announced the Desire X. The phone itself is unremarkable when it comes to specs, with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor powering a Super LCD screen that measures a now-average 4-inches. This has also been raised up and laminated to help cut down on the glare when looking at the screen and improve clarity, which seems to have worked given the impressive display on offer. It's more 'smartphone' than the 'superphone' One series, according to Graham Wheeler, director of product commercialisation for HTC, but still manages to pull in design language from a number of models in the company's history. The shell feels very similar to the polycarbonate of the HTC One X, but instead of a unibody chassis we're treated to a removable back cover that hides slots for a normal-sized SIM and a microSD card too. In the hand the HTC Desire X is much more palm friendly, fitting snugly between the digits and offering a more unique central power/lock button. This initially seems like a weird place to put such a key point, but within seconds we realised it fitted in with the design very well.
If you own an HTC Desire or Wildfire, which is much loved but getting towards the end of its useful life, HTC has lined up an affordable mid-range replacement for your beloved 'droid with a bit more oomph. The Desire X has a dual-core 1GHz chip, a 4-inch screen and it runs the Ice Cream Sandwich-flavoured version of Google's Android OS, skinned with the latest iteration of HTC's Sense user interface. Pricing hasn't yet been announced, but HTC describes the Desire X as sitting lower down its pecking order than its One series range of devices but above the budget Desire C -- so expect it to cost somewhere in the region of £180 SIM-free. I went hands-on at a press preview of the device. Read on for my first impressions. If you've clapped eyes on the HTC One X, the Desire X will look distinctly familiar. Looks-wise it is basically a miniaturised version of HTC's quad-core flagship -- with a few other key differences. Firstly, unlike the One X, the Desire X's back is removable so you can get at the battery. You also get a microSD card slot to expand storage space. HTC has unboxed a mid-range dual-core 'droid, slathered with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
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