Alongside its flagship smartphone HTC 10, HTC also launched the HTC One X9 Dual SIM smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 25,990, the One X9 Dual SIM is a mid-ranged smartphone loaded with top notch features. But is this phone worth its price? Is it a value for money device? Read on to to find out HTC One X9 review with reasons to buy and reasons to not buy (with video).
HTC One X9 Review: Reasons To Buy
Here are 10 reasons why you should buy the HTC one X9 smartphone:
It features an all metal design with great grip. Although the design of the phone is not completely revamped, yet it looks very stunning. It features a unibody metal design and features a camera strip on the rear. It is a premium looking, light weight and sturdy phone that comfortably fits in one hand.
It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The display is sharp and bright and had good viewing angles and sunlight legibility. It lets users to customize the display option by allowing them manually adjust the color tint of the display.
3. Commendable Camera
It sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash, OIS and BSI sensor. There is also a 5 mega pixel front facing camera with f/2.8 aperture and BSI sensor. Both front and rear cameras take great shots in natural light, low light and artificial light. The images taken with this phone have good detailing and clarity. It also supports 4K video recording.
4. Hardware & Performance
It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and PowerVR G6200 GPU. On testing it on AnTuTu, we got scores of around 60000 points. It handles multitasking with ease. We also played few moderate and heavy games on this phone and we did not face any lags, stutters or heating issues during out time with the phone. Overall performance of the phone is impressive.
It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under HTC Sense UI. The software is responsive and user friendly and comes with a lot of features. On swiping the screen, it displays Blinkfeed. There is an HTC Home widget as well that shows the apps that are mostly used for places like work and home.
It is fueled by a 3000mAh battery and also supports fast charging. The battery is good enough to survive for up to one day on moderate usage.
7. Expandable Storage
It houses 32GB of internal memory and also supports expandable storage. If 32GB of internal memory is not enough to fulfil your storage needs, then you can expand it up to 2TB using microSD card.
8. BoomSound Front Facing Speakers
It features BoomSound front firing speakers which offer amazing sound experience.
9. USB OTG
It supports USB OTG which means that you can watch movies and videos directly on the phone using pen-drive, without transferring them.
10. Dual SIM
It is a dual SIM phone that allows you to use two SIM cards in a single phone.
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Reasons To Not Buy
Here are the 4 reasons why you should not buy the HTC one X9 smartphone:
1. No Fingerprint Sensor
The HTC one X9 doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor. In such competitive smartphone market where even low priced phones are being offered with fingerprint sensors, the One X9 disappoints us as it lacks fingerprint sensor, despite its mid-ranged price tag.
2. Non Removable Battery
It comes with a non-removable battery which means users will not be able to change the battery if it is discharged or damaged.
3. No NFC
India variant of the phone doesn’t support NFC.
For the specifications that it offers, the One X9 is quite overpriced. There are many smartphones available in the market that cost less than this phone and offer better specs.
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Despite all these flaws, the HTC One X9 is a decent combination of powerful specifications and premium design.