Review: Desire X

In the first proper Droider review I will take a look at the very soon to be out on the market Desire X. And I will try to cover as much as possible without getting too much “review siteish” about it. I will most talk about how fast and such it is, and perhaps not be hardcore tech about it. A normal review for “normal” people. Haven’t had a chance to properly test the battery yet, but that will come as well.

Specification in short

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118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm (4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches)


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114 grams with battery


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4-inch super LCD


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800 X 480 (WVGA)


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Dual core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225


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Android 4.0.4 with Sense 4.1


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Total storage: 4 GB, about 0.95GB usable for apps and such.

Expansion Card Slot supports microTM SD memory card for additional storage (card not included)

RAM: 768 MB

This is just a brief collection of the specifications. Full specifications can be found here


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  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
  • F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • WVGA video recording
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip™
  • VideoPic: Shoot video and capture pictures at the same time
  • Continuous shooting: One-press continuous shooting (capture 2.5 shots per second)
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject


Feel in hand

Just feels VERY nice in your hand, it feels Premium in the same way as One X or One S actually. It’s perhaps NOT as solid as those two since it got a removable back, but compared to it’s little brother Desire C it just feels SOLID.


Looks just VERY good, it’s on par with my One V that I think, it got the same kind display that feels like it is the glass. Just nothing gets in the way of the experience.

Design and looks

You can clearly see that it got the same design DNA as One X, which I see as a VERY good. It looks very nice for being what it is, a dual core medium classed phone.

How is it to use?

I had to say that I was a bit surprised about how smooth and quick it felt, but it’s after all a dual core 1GHz so it’s not a slow phone. But it got the sense 4.1 look, but it does Recent Apps the sense 3.6 way. It seems to handle most common games rather well, and I would guess that it’s software will become even better in the future as well.


With a quadrant score of 2557 and Antutu score of 4957 it scores just where you thought that a dual core 1GHz would land, it does a bit less than Sensation and such which I think is pretty good for such a phone.

What’s NOT good with it?

For starters I think that they was a bit cheap to NOT include a micro-sd card but that’s not big deal as well, as you can get those rather cheap and most of us might have a spare one as well. I got ticked off the first 30 mins about the power button being in the MIDDLE of the phone, making me MISS it since it’s to the RIGHT of my other phones.

Is it the phone for ME?

If you want a phone for everyday use that’s pretty quick and looks nice, and perhaps doesn’t cost too much as well. Then I think that you should take a look at it. If you want to play big heavy games it is NOT a phone for you. This is a nice smaller sized phone that does music VERY well due to the beats audio in it and is pretty good to use internet on it since it’s decent sized display, and most normal games.

What does Droider think about it?

I have to confess that I got rather WOWED by it when I first saw it, since it looks VERY good. It’s One X class on the design of it, and that says a LOT to be honest. I liked just how it felt in my hand, besides that I didn’t found the power button the first 30 mins or so.

What do YOU think about it? Do leave a comment below!