HTC One X9 review


It's not a decent time to be HTC today. The organization is wagering enthusiastic about VR (with the Vive) and the organization's attention on its legend items, its cell phone is by all accounts progressively blurring endlessly. Truth be told, it didn't have much to offer after the dispatch of the One A9, which was discharged before the end of last year as of not long ago, there was the 'Enormous detonation', a blast of cell phones at a current dispatch in India.
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A similar occasion additionally observed the dispatch of the much-anticipated HTC 10, a leader cell phone, that essentially stole the show with its details and cost. Furthermore, among the models that were propelled around the same time was likewise the HTC One X9, whose details and cost were predominated by the 10. I have been utilizing the cell phone for about seven days now. While the cost and equipment makes for an over-valued cell phone on paper, there are a couple of things that it gets right.

Manufacture and Design: 8.5/10

This mid-run cell phone resembles a top notch leader. It is truth be told, one of the main or couple of mid-officers that would go off as a top notch lead gadget. Furthermore, it acquires bounty from a year ago's One A9 (the under-controlled leader). On the off chance that you have utilized a One A9 or even held the cell phone for some time, you will see a few likenesses.

It starts with the silk-like complete of the metal. We don't know what HTC calls it, but rather while it feels elusive, it effortlessly puts each and every lead accessible in the market at this moment, to disgrace. While its dangerous, I likewise saw how it had an inclination that it had a straightforward covering of elastic on it, which made for an exceptionally premium feel. I saw something comparable on the more seasoned A9. This present cell phone's back is by all accounts buffed to flawlessness.

The general adjusted appearance added to the exceptional look and believe and felt agreeable in the hand regardless of which way you hold the X9. The telephone is a bit on the heavier side tipping the scales at great 170 grams. The main plastic bits, on metal back are fine radio wire embeds and the tops that cover the SIM card and miniaturized scale SD card spaces (on either side). In the event that you were pondering, they all sit autonomously, there is no half and half SIM trash over here, which is a much refreshing move. Beside that there is the chrome plated completed embed on the back that holds the camera module and the double tone light transmitting diode streak.

The earphone jack sits at the best.

The microUSB port sits at the base.

While the cell phone is accessible in Topaz Gold, Carbon Gray and Silver, I favored the Carbon Gray complete however really wanted to see how HTC figured out how to crush in a chrome plated lipping around the show, which added to the top notch look without looking cheap.

The auxiliary mic is set in an odd corner.

Moving to the front face, we have a dark bezel with a 2.5D glass screen that gelled well with the adjusted appearance of the gadget. The glass makes for a consistent vibe and joined with the chrome plated lipping, it adds to the superior look. Covered up at the best and base edges of that show are sizeable openings for HTC BoomSound speakers, which is at present the just a single to include them in a forward looking setup in the mid to premium range.

Highlights: 7/10

On the front, we get a 5.5-inch Full superior quality Super fluid gem show, which tragically isn't an IPS one (more on this later).

As I said before, at first look, the equipment details of the HTC One X9 on paper do look somewhat crude. While it packs in another age MediaTek chipset as the Helio X10, we would have favored something significantly more effective in here considering that sticker price. Still at that point, it packs in 3GB irregular access memory and 32GB of inside capacity and it additionally acknowledges microSD cards of up to 2TB in limit (alongside flex stockpiling).

There is a 13MP camera setup on the back that highlights, 1.12 μm pixels, Auto-center, a BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a f/2.0 opening and 27.9mm central length (74.8 degree wide-point) bundled with a double tone light radiating diode streak. The forward looking unit is a 5MP one that highlights 1.12 μm pixels, settled concentration, BSI sensor, f/2.8 gap and 33.7mm central length (65 degree wide-point).

Going to the network choices, we have the attempted and tried microUSB 2.0 port, Bluetooth v4.2, DLNA, Wi-Fi, and Miracast bolster too. Fueling the greater part of the above is a 3000mAh battery that accompanies quick charging (5V/1.5A).

Show: 6.5/10

While I was inspired by the nature of the metal back, this was not by any stretch of the imagination the case with One X9's show.

The show which is a Super fluid gem show unit of Full superior quality determination was in fact one of the sore focuses about the cell phone. In any case it isn't an IPS show, which implies seeing edges albeit exact by shading looked excessively diminish even with the brilliance turned up to the maximum setting.
Pictures, symbols and content looked fresh and sans pixellation, yet it's the shine levels that appeared a bit too low for a cell phone evaluated this high. While the shady and cloudy storm climate did not turn out to be an issue for the show's brilliance, on radiant days it was not as splendid as we anticipated that it would be. Add to this the blue tint, that was extremely irritating and would not leave regardless of the amount we changed the Color Temperature in the Display Settings.

While the 2.5D glass was not precisely smirch evidence, it was anything but difficult to wipe them off. The show isn't awful by any norms, it's only that at this sticker price we expected better and purchasers will feel a similar way.

Programming: 8/10

HTC One X9 UI

HTC's Sense UI has advanced with the circumstances, it is currently lighter than previously and does not barge in as much as it used to. By and large, the experience was quite great. The product did not seem to impede the equipment either with applications and diversions opening up of course. There were no moderate downs and HTC appears to utilized the 3GB of irregular access memory extremely well, conveying a super smooth UI which did not falter or slack.

HTC One X9 Classic Layout Theme

HTC has an awesome topic store worked in with access to huge determination of subjects, while the best ones were outlined by HTC, there were a lot of choices by different supporters also. Subjects itself are isolated into two kinds. You have the Classic design topics and the Freestyle format subjects. Great subjects are the standard stuff or arrangement that we have become used to on Android cell phones. You get similar components like symbols with identification means warnings all set down in a network arrange.

HTC One X9 Freestyle Layout Theme

With Freestyle topics, things change a bit. Rather than a network format of symbols, you now get components you can play around with. These components could be characters or protests from the topic, that you can move around and put anyplace on the homescreen as you wish to. Your standard Settings symbol can resemble a cloud from the topic or even a deer meandering in a timberland subject. In addition, side looking through your home screen demonstrates a parallax looking over impact which is visual joy if not sufficiently useful for consistently utilize. Still at that point, it is a new take as HTC has topics accessible in the two arrangements on its topic store.

With base adaptation at Android 6.0 Marshmallow, we had couple of grumblings and HTC appears to have executed the vast majority of its highlights like Google Now on Tap also.

Execution: 7/10

HTC One X9 Benchmarks A

With a powerful MediaTek chipset packaged inside the phone, we truly did not anticipate that the X9 will be very good and suitable in playing games. Where we expected it to convey was on the battery aspect of it, however on the X10 processor timed at 1.90, the processor was not partly supported by any methods but rather nor was it stunningly effective. It is a greater amount of a normal entertainer and keeping in mind that it ran most diversions without a hiccup, it did warm up a bit. Our Fluke Thermometer firearm indicated readings of around 38 degrees centigrade when focused on (Asphalt 8 with Max settings), which is extremely not that awful when you consider that it has a metal body.

HTC One X9 Benchmarks B

The majority of the recreations ran genuinely smooth with hiccups in some that were not improved for the cell phone (Asphalt Nitro for instance, hurled a notice).

Call execution was on par and the voice quality was clear at the two finishes. With the arrangement of two forward looking speakers now no longer accessible on the leader HTC 10 display, the X9 is the main other one to convey it; and it did as such entirely well. The sound from the two speakers was sufficiently boisterous, clear and made for an immersive sound affair not only for music but rather to game also. BoomSound is likewise combined with Dolby, where the same was fabricated under permit from Dolby Laboratories; so this is no contrivance. All the more vitally, it is great how HTC dealt with the same particularly when you consider that this cell phone is only 7.9mm thick; particularly at this sticker price. HTC has additionally packaged a couple of smooth looking headphones which are of the in ear compose. They fit well, and convey the proposed sound quality, which was very much adjusted.

Camera: 7/10

Look through the camera particulars and you will see a lot of highlights that HTC figured out how to pack into the One X9. The 13MP camera may not seem like much, but rather it includes a brilliant f/2.0 gap focal point. Consolidate that with OIS and a BSI sensor and you ought to get some truly great photos.

I figured out how to get some quite sharp looking pictures from the HTC One X9. In sunlight situations, the X9 performed entirely well. The self-adjust was extremely fast and the same can be said in regards to the shot-to-shot and picture catch times. The hues were adjusted and the introduction in charge. The HDR mode did not go over the edge and figured out how to get the best bits of the considerable number of exposures. On account of OIS there was least obscure also.

HTC One X9

Change to diminish lighting or low light situations and things get somewhat dubious. The X9 figured out how to get some noteworthy shots, because of the OIS however the luminance clamor creeped in and relatively demolished a portion of the photos. I would be advised to fortunes with the Pro (manual) mode where I could physically control the ISO and screen speeds and the outcomes were extremely great. The OIS causes and I figured out how to get some amazing light trails with insignificant clamor. The manual concentration likewise helped by an incredible arrangement and enabled me to segregate the subject from whatever is left of the foundation.

Recording recordings was a fun affair and the cell phone will give you a chance to record video in moderate movement, Hyperlapse, Full top notch and even 4K. The framerates in the standard video recording modes kept up in spite of the fact that I missed a 60fps Full top notch mode.

With everything taken into account the shooting background was superior to anything I had anticipated from a HTC cell phone, however is no place near what you can get from a correspondingly evaluated OnePlus 3 handset.

Battery: 7/10

HTC One X9 Battery Life

HTC figured out how to crush in a 3000mAh battery inside a 7.9mm body which is as it were, an accomplishment in itself. Still at that point, the battery times stands up for itself. With a two email accounts on synchronize, WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, some gaming and clicking around 10 odd photos, the X9 got me through an entire day of utilization in the wake of unplugging it at 7AM.

HTC One X9 Battery Life Work Battery Life

The telephone should have been connected to by around 11PM which is adequate. Our standard PC Mark for Android work battery life test revealed to us an alternate story giving around 7 hours on nonstop utilization. By and large, the A53 centers inside the MediaTek Helio X10 alongside a Full superior quality show and a 3000mAh battery make for a decent blend. And the majority of this is without empowering HTC's Power Saver mode that would have included a couple of more hours of use.

Decision and Price in India

The HTC One X9 is for sure an awesome cell phone. It packs in one of the better cameras that we have seen from HTC up until this point and at present the just a single in the organization's top notch range to include BoomSound with a double forward looking speaker setup. What radiates through however is the quality and premium looks of the gadget, despite the fact that it has a place with the mid-go.

While numerous will contend that excellent looks do come at a top notch cost. Circumstances are different and capable equipment is presently ordinary in the Rs 23,999 to Rs 29,999 section. So, as much as I preferred utilizing the One X9, its immediate rival (as far as evaluating) the OnePlus 3, influences me to need to look the other way.

The OnePlus 3 offers a speedier processor, better camera, twofold the arbitrary access memory, twofold the interior stockpiling and furthermore arrives in an all-metal body with no plastic bits. It may not look as agile as the One X9, but rather there's little to contend about which cell phone offers better an incentive for cash here. Past the OnePlus 3, we have the Sony Xperia XA Ultra evaluated at Rs 29,990 which offers a superior camera, amazing presentation, yet a more mid-run MediaTek P10 chipset. Other Chinese makers incorporate Xiaomi Mi 5 (Rs 25,000) and the Oppo F1 Plus (Rs 26,000). Among the oldies there's the Samsung Galaxy S6 (Rs 29,999+)  and the Nexus 5X.

All things considered, it is difficult to prescribe the HTC X9, unless if you fan that has so much passion on the brand, who might not take a gander at some other brand; for every other person there's a wide assortment of better alternatives out there.


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