HTC One X9 Review

HTC has given good phones in the premium segment of Android smartphones with its One Series. The recently launched HTC 10 also Our review Received a good rating in. The Taiwanese company has received stiff competition from companies such as OnePlus, Xiaomi and Oppo in the mid-range segment.

HTC launched a metal clad body earlier this year Htc one a9 With the smartphone, its focus was on the mid-range segment. This phone was also well liked. Now, the company intends to repeat this success HTC One X9 Has launched a smartphone. This phone is also made of metal body. The specifications of the phone attract. Does this phone Le max 2 And Xiaomi m5 Like will be able to compete with the smartphone? Read our review

Design and design
On the other hand, HTC One X9 closely resembles the company's Desire series smartphone. The rear of the One X9 is completely made of metal, which makes it look attractive and from this it is also clear that an attempt has been made to give the handset a premium look.

Glass is used in the front of the phone, which makes the edges of the phone round. The phone has three backlit capacitive buttons under the display for back, home and recent. HTC branding is placed above the display. There is a front camera on one side above the display. HTC has confirmed that Corning Gorilla Glass has been given at the front. There is a dual speaker grill on the top and bottom of the phone, which makes the phone look and look good.

There are antenna bands on the top and bottom on the rear panel of the phone, while the camera and dual LED flash are placed in the top left corner. There is also an HTC branding in the middle on the rear of the phone.

The phone has a SIM card slot with power and volume buttons on the right side. While a second SIM card and a microSD card can be placed on the left side. The One X9 has a 3.5mm audio jack at the top while a micro-USB slot at the bottom.

HTC One X9 has a 5.5 inch full HD (1080 × 1920 pixels) super LCD display. The screen's density is 401 PPI. We found the screen very bright and crisp during use of the phone. We were able to use the phone easily even in daylight. Watching videos and playing games is a fun experience with dual HTC BoomSound speakers and Dolby Audio sound enhancement.

The One X9, with a thickness of 7.99 millimeters, is slim according to the screen. With its folded edges, it becomes very convenient to hold the phone and use it with one hand. However, with a weight of 170 grams, the phone feels a bit heavy to use and the phone starts slipping when there is sweat in the hand. This phone will be available in carbon gray color and opal silver color. Overall, the HTC One X9 feels premium by price and is extremely well designed.

Specification and software
The HTC One X9 has an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor and 3 GB of RAM. The phone has 32 GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. The phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The One X9 comes with connectivity features like Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / c, GPS, GLONASS, Miracast and 4G LTE. This phone has a 3000 mAh battery with quick charging support.

The HTC One X9 runs on the company's Sense UI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This version of Sense UI is much lighter than the UI given in HTC smartphones launched up to a year ago. It has fewer bloatware and HTC has focused on Google's app suite such as Search, Drive, Photos, Hangout and Chrome. The Quick Settings toggle also gives a very stock Android-like feel. Apart from this, a theme app of HTC has also been given to tweak and download new themes, wallpapers and ringtones.

The phone has a Zoe Video Editor so that recorded videos can be edited. Features of Android Marshmallow such as Now on Tap and App Permissions were also seen in the phone. Overall, the HTC One X9 is easy to use with the new Sense UI.

Performance
The One X9 smartphone with Helio X10 processor is extremely convenient for multitasking. Games like Need for Speed: No Limits and Dead Trigger 2 can be played without any problems. The phone heats up after playing the game for a long time.

However, we noticed several times that there is a delay in opening the app which is quite useless. During the review, we found that the app crashes often, which is disappointing for this price phone. In the phone, we were able to use the 4G network without any problems and the call quality was also good.

HTC One X9 offers crisp sound from Boomsound speakers. The earphones that come with the phone are fine. The benchmark figures of OneX 9 were quite impressive. And it scored well in the benchmark test.

Talk about the camera, the One X9 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, optical image stabilization (OIS), aperture F / 2.0 and dual tone LED flash. One of the biggest features of the camera is 4K recording at 30 frames per second. The camera app has a Pro mode that can be manually controlled and images taken in RAW format. This phone has a selfie timer of up to 10 seconds. Apart from this, HDR mode, Panorama mode (up to 270 degrees). There are also features such as hyper laps and slow motion video recording. Like other HTC phones, this phone also has a zoom button.

The camera flattens the focus but there is a problem with the shutter. Photos taken in good light come with crisp and natural colors, but there was some clumsiness. The face detection function works well. Performance was poor in low light and we saw noise in all the pictures. The 5-megapixel front camera brings decent selfies, but it was not the best camera performance found in smartphones coming at this price.

The HTC One X9 battery supported the video loop test for 10 hours and 45 minutes, which is not bad. However, battery performance is below average during normal use. Once charged, the phone battery did not last even a day.

With little use, we got 12 to 14 hours of battery life in the phone. We had to turn on the power saving mode as soon as the battery came to 20 percent. During the use of an app like Google Maps, the phone's battery drastically decreases. In such a situation, there is a lot of benefit from quick charging support. The One X9 takes about two hours to be fully charged, which is not bad.

Our decision
HTC One X9 was launched in India in May for Rs 25,990. But its sales started in July and currently this phone is available in the market for Rs 23,990. The phone's metal body and good display performance are a great package. However, the camera and battery life disappoint. Overall, say equal price Xiaomi m5 And Le max 2 Smartphones are more powerful phones than HTC One X9.

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