HTC One X9

price Rs. 20,795 onwards | launch Jul, 2016
magic score ?
59.1
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#9
of 36 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 11 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, classy design - one of the best looking smartphones in this price bracket
  • Beautiful, full-metal body
  • Very good display - vivid, sharp, and has good sunlight legibility
  • HTC Sense is one of the better looking and better performing Android UIs around
  • Smooth overall performance
  • Good rear camera
  • Very good call quality
  • Playing music and watching movies, even without earphones is a great experience thanks to the BoomSound support on the loudspeaker
  • Acceptable battery life - lasts through the day, with moderate use
  • Fast charging support

What We Didn't

  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Lacks a good grip, so using a case would be a good idea
  • The front side of the phone, being all-glass, is a smudge magnet
  • Average front camera

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Sensors
  • Ambient light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Motion G-sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Magnetic Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
GPUPowerVR G6200
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)744 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)15.50 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 15 hrs
Dimensions
Weight170 gm
Thickness8 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 1.12 um pixels
  • BSI sensor
  • Optical image stabilisation (OIS)
  • F/2.0 aperture and 27.9mm focal length (74.8 degree wide angle)
  • Dual tone LED flash
  • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
  • Face detection
  • Volume button as shutter button
  • Volume button to zoom
  • Pro mode with manual controls and RAW format
  • HDR mode
  • Panorama mode up to 270 degree
  • Continuous shooting up to 6 fps
  • Hyperlapse
  • 4X slow motion video recording at HD 720p solution and 120 fps
  • playback at 30 fps
  • Video Pic (capture a 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.12 um pixels
  • Fixed-focus
  • BSI sensor
  • F/2.8 aperture and 33.7mm focal length (65 degree wide angle)
  • Live make-up
  • Auto selfie (smile selfie; still selfie)
  • Voice Selfie
  • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
  • HDR mode
  • Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps
  • Video Pic (capture 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
  • Face detection
  • Touch to capture
  • Volume button as shutter button
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Power Saving Mode
  • HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.06/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys