HTC Desire X

78
Engadget
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?

Summary

If you're looking to make the leap from featurephone to something a little smarter, this is an ideal stepping stone, but don't be surprised if in 12 months you're wanting to upgrade again.

Pros
  • Nice look and feelVibrant displaySense should please owners of previous HTC handsets, newcomers to Android
Cons
  • Dated specificationsOccasional performance glitches
HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?

Before we go into more detail on HTC's Desire X, cast your memory back to a time before the outfit announced the "One" line of Android phones. You may remember names such as Wildfire, Sensation, Rhyme and, of course, Desire. Likewise, you may also remember a certain amount of company talk about its plans to simplify its Android offerings, and turn out phones at a slower, more considered pace. So, it was a little confusing when we first heard about the Desire X. HTC already had an affordable phone, the One V, but seemingly deemed it not affordable enough -- and the Desire C already fills the most entry-level position. With a 1GHz dual-core processor, a WVGA (800 x 480) display and a 5-megapixel camera, the specs are from the same era as the OG Desire, but with a slightly more current price: €299 in Europe. So, stripped of any "One" branding, but bearing a name that many will remember fondly, is the Desire X a good phone that's been reinvented, or just a throwback from HTC of old? We spent some time in its company to find out for ourselves.

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Scores

Engadget

78
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
7.5
Battery life
7.3
Camera
6.5
Ease of use
6.0
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Specs

Desire

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Desire

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4 inches
View Full Specs
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