August 28th 2012 8:17 am

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One last hurrah for a former flagship?

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If you're looking for a mid-sized phone, aren't wed to stock Android and doing things like taking casual snaps and playing fun games on the way to work, then you won't be disappointed with the Desire X. If you want a little more from all of those categories, you might soon find yourself asking a little too much from this phone. More pressing, is the issue of longevity. The phone might be able to keep up now, but as time -- and software requirements -- march onward, the Desire X could start to age very quickly.

Critic reviews

8.0
4 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    7.4
  • Battery life
    7.3
  • Camera
    6.7
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.0

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User reviews

8.5
2 reviews
8.0
Engadget Nov 16, 2012

If you are looking for a mid-sized phone, aren't wed to stock Android and doing things like taking casual snaps and playing fun games on the way to work, then you won't be disappointed with the Desire X.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 26, 2012

...you don't step away from the Desire X with a big sense of wow factor. It's safe, it's competent, but it never really steps beyond that. Some might say that it doesn't quite have the X factor, but it is reasonably affordable.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Oct 31, 2012

The HTC Desire X lops off some features to squeeze its slim body into a lower-mid range pigeonhole. Most of these aren't too critical. It uses a cut-down version of HTC Sense, has no user-facing camera and the main camera isn't too hot. But it gets the basics down well.

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9.0
strab strab

Running most advanced anroid 4 system and pocket size are two biggest advanatges again most modern mid and high range phones. UI is a bit childlish and plasticky feel could be improved.

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8.0
krysmanta krysmanta

Others might find this device too small and I won't disagree. It's 4" display looks dwarfed by current 5"+ mid-range production. But for me, the form-factor is perfect. It fits in the hand perfectly and won't get in the way when not needed. The rugged back plate feels nice and provides for firm...

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