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HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X
alaScore 88

955 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 955 reviews of HTC Desire X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas reviews are divided on the reception.

size, performance, price, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of HTC Desire X from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the portability and performance. The screen and price also get good feedback, whereas the size and reliability get mixed opinions. There are some critical reviews about the reception.

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: James Trew (

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...

Nice look and feel ; Vibrant display ; Sense should please owners of previous HTC handsets, newcomers to Android

Dated specifications ; Occasional performance glitches

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

HTC Desire X review: Needs and wants


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...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band 3G/HSPA support ; 4.0" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800) ; 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8225 chipset ; 768MB RAM ; 4GB of on-board storage, expandable...

Poor video recording for a dual-core chipset ; No front-facing camera ; Feeble loudspeaker ; Pricier than most direct rivals

HTC has done a good job of equipping its Desire X mid-range fighter. Its dual-core chipset gives you a smooth ride around the UI and garnished it with decent app performance, while the build quality and display are among the better in this price range....

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Nick T. (

HTC Desire X Review


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...

Attractive design ; Good screen quality ; Performance is top notch

Horrible physical buttons ; Low on native storage space

Chances are thatthe HTC Desire X is a phone that you won't regret getting. Its maker has managed to deliver a reasonably priced smartphone that looks good enough to make you want to show it off in public. Besides, the handset runs as smoothly as a...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Aayushi Jain (

HTC Desire X Smartphone: Rumored Specs and Features


HTC launches an all new smartphone with name HTC Desire X. It will have basic desired features. The device will have dual core processor and 5 MP camera. Although these are rumored specs and features but most of them will ...

Dual core processor with 1 GHz frequency, Android ICS, 4" screen, 768 MB RAM, 1650 mAh battery

Oct, 2012


Expert review by: Nick Rego (

HTC Desire X Review


A fresh look at an HTC favorite.

Great screen, beats audio is impressive, lag-free experience

Limited internal storage, back cover not easy to open

Similar to some of the other HTC phones I’ve reviewed recently, the specifications on the HTC Desire X won’t blow you away, but they aren’t too shabby either. The dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor provides plenty of horsepower, so running through...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (

HTC Desire X Smartphone Review: Specs, Features and Price


HTC Desire X ReviewHTC is planning to launch a new Smartphone – the HTC Desire X. the device is having some of the advanced features including 1 GHz Dual-core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system ...

1 GHz Dual Core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon chipset, 5 MP camera, Camera Resolution: 2592 x 1944 pixels, Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels, Battery: 1650 mAh

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (

HTC Desire X Hands-On [video]


The HTC Desire series certainly has been around a while. It was the flagship phones of the Taiwanese manufacturer's 2010 line but apparently this year it's...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (

HTC Desire X Review


HTC's been pretty careful with the number of devices they’ve launched this year. Compared to most other Android manufacturers flooding the scene with...

Great Design ; Good Screen ; Solid Performance ; Has MicroSD card slot ; Removable Battery ; col_1_4 ; col_1_4 style="box border box_yellow

Physical buttons are hard to use ; Video recording/playback maxes out at 480 x 800 pixels resolution ; col_1_4 ; col_1_4 style="box border box_blue

HTC’s managed to make a very decent mid-range phone here, with the Desire X. It has it’s pros and cons, but it’s worth checking out, which is more than what I can say for a lot of other Android devices in this price range. Definitely recommendable.

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Decent performance and an excellent screen make the HTC Desire X good value for money


The HTC Desire X aims to bring the distinctive style of the company's higher end devices to a low-cost, pre-paid phone. The lack of a front-facing camera and some annoying software issues aside, the Desire X largely succeeds thanks to an excellent...

Vibrant and bright SLCD screen, Solid performance, Good value for money

Some annoying Sense issues, No front-facing camera, Limited internal memory

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

HTC Desire X review


The HTC Desire still has a place in our hearts: it was a phone that really shook things up. It impressed us with what Android could do and what HTC could do for Android. It was our hottest phone of 2010, with HTC top of the mobile pile.

Compact, affordable, respectable screen size, microSD card slot

There's nothing to get really excited about

The HTC Desire X falls into an odd space where it lacks the cutting-edge design of the One series and some scrimping has been done on the spec sheet. The result is a phone that does most things, but feels as though it lacks excitement.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8225


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD480p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8225
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