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Alan Ho
Jul 28
Alan Ho
Overall
4.8
Alan Ho

"Excellent, top-notch all-around handset!"

32 GB model unlocked.

I admit it, I rooted it, installed a custom ROM and a custom kernel. But even on stock originally, battery life was FANTASTIC. Even with a 4.7 inch screen, I could still do most things one-handed, the display to me is superb and liked the responsive auto-dim/brightness control.

My only gripe now is the call quality. On stock and initially the custom ROM, I thought it sounded low and bit tinny at times and sometimes I needed to redial to connect, but I think that part might be T-Mobile. However the in-call volume inconsistency is a bug and only was fixed when I rooted the X and installed a sound mod.

On stock though, if you're not rooted (an Xposed mod will fix it), you may find the notifications/ringer hard link unacceptable. On 3/5, it's pretty loud no matter what. But on 2/5, it can be pretty quiet, unless your X is on a hard surface and not in your hand or a case.

Beyond that, I think the X is a great phone, really it is. However, if you are a Samsung loyalist and I mean their high-end handsets, everything that makes the X work, rooted or not rooted might not be enough to make a switch.


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