We search the site daily for well written and informative user reviews to feature in this new segment. After being featured last week on May 3, 2012, for his Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE review, PhoneDog fan natenakao is featured again today for his review of the HTC One X. Find it below and read why this is the best phone he has ever owned.
Amazing display tops off this great phone. By natenakao, posted: May 6
The One X is a fantastic device. While I'm certainly partial to the stock ICS experience, Sense isn't terrible here. It's only mildly invasive, and in a few cases I actually really like its functionality. I do find myself missing stock Ice Cream Sandwich from time to time, but Sense 4 hasn't been the terrible experience I was led to believe it would be.
The screen is unbelievable. It blows every other phone screen I've encountered out of the water. This Super LCD2 display is vibrant, the colors pop, and the images look painted on the surface of the screen rather than behind a layer of glass. The unibody design is gorgeous. It's a sleek, fashionable phone, and the white is a certain head-turner.
Battery life is great, much better than the Galaxy Nexus. I've consistently been able to get 18+ hours on moderate use. Standby uses almost no battery, and the phone was able to last almost 35 hours on a weekend where I barely used it. The Tegra 3 processor is impressive and snappy, but I did notice a few areas throughout the launcher where it seemed a tad laggy at first, but after another tap, moved smoothly. Slightly annoying, especially considering it has four cores plus a fifth companion core for low-level tasks.
I'm not too much of a phone camera user, but I've found the camera to be decent. The kicker here isn't so much the lens as it is the camera software. Being able to shoot video and still shots simultaneously is super convenient, and having the shutters for both video and photos on the same screen saves a good amount of time. Burst mode is also a really neat feature.
While I'm a little bit disappointed that there's no expandable memory, I've never actually owned a phone that does, and 32 GB is decent enough for me, especially since the phone comes with 25 GB of free Dropbox storage for two years.
To summarize, I love this phone. It's the best phone I've ever owned, and that list includes the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Battery Life 4/5
Apps & Media Support 5/5
Reception & Call Quality 4/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5