HTC One X9: Review

HTC One X9

A premium designed phone with a price to match it, is what you can expect from HTC’s last smartphone, the One X9.  Released earlier this year, this is the last smartphone that was the last phone launched by the Taiwanese company in the Indian market.

Sporting a sleek aluminium body, the HTC One X9 has a full-HD LCD display of 5.5 inches with a screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and a 401 ppi (pixels per inch). This results in a screen quality that is sharp and offers a crystal clear viewing experience. For all those who are prone to scratching their phones, HTC has fitted the One X9 with a Scratch Resistant display for extra protection.

Powering the HTC smartphone is a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor of 2.2GHz and a RAM of 3GB. This allows for in-depth multitasking that is smooth and without interruptions. It also includes an Adreno 530 GPU (graphics processing unit) that allows for light gaming. However those who wish to play heavy Android games, may find that this phone tends to lag and slow down. The phone comes with the Android version 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed and HTC’s user-friendly Sense UI integrated over it.

Camera phone enthusiasts will appreciate the photography capabilities of the HTC One X9 phone, which has a rear camera of 13 megapixels with an aperture of f/2.0. It also has features like 4K recording, image stabilization, ISO control, exposure adjustments, geo-tagging and an HDR mode. A dual-tone flash is placed to the right of the camera for optimal low-light photography. There is a secondary front camera of 5 megapixels that is perfect for selfie lovers.

Watching movies and videos on this phone is engaging as the One X9 is fitted with audio tech from Dolby and two Boomsound front speakers for a high-quality listening experience.

A storage capacity of 32GB is built into the phone and if this is not enough, you can expand the memory up to 256 GB using an external microSD card. The smartphone has dual-SIM card slots and offers connectivity options like WiFi, GPS, 4G and 3G.

While you will not get a battery that supports you all day, the built-in li-ion battery has a capacity of 3000mAh and offers up to 15 hours of battery life with light-usage. The phone has a number of sensors including an ambient light sensor, a compass, a proximity sensor, a gyroscope, accelerometer and a magnetometer.

Priced at Rs. 23,990, the HTC One X9 is available in Gunmetal Grey and Silver, and is a good option for HTC enthusiasts. However as there are now cheaper smartphones available with similar specifications the company will have to rethink its strategy in the future.

Picture courtesy – digit.in


by techtalks @TechTalks October 25, 2016 12:06 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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