A metal-clad phone with an elegant pinch of style and design
- MediaTek Helio X10 octa core processor
- 3GB RAM inbuilt 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
- 13MP rear/ 5MP front
- 3000 mAh with fast charging option
- Dolby Audio with BoomSound Technology
- 5.5 Super LCD Display
How does it feel out of the box?HTC manages to keep its appeal of premium metal clad finishing with a neat design. The One X9 resembles the One A9 and looks more like an upgraded version when you unbox it. Being a sleek device, one can expect it to be lightweight as we all know, it isn’t a secret as HTC is known for making good looking smart phones and the company is continuing with this legacy with the One X9. A 2.5D Arc display glass into a silky smooth design with full frontal glass display will have you admiring the phone as it has got the swag.What am I getting for the price?HTC has catered to the needs of people who desire of having an HTC phone by bringing budget variants keeping in mind what the city demands. They have done just the same as the brand is known for their classy metal unibody design, crazy output levels and sleekness to keep it desiring all the more sticking with the traditional look of inserting a sim card without a tray and an LED notification light which is invisible. The power rocker button looked distinct with capacitive touch keys blinking as well when the screen comes to life at the bottom and the richness of gold poured out on the phone is something that I loved about the X9. The circumference of the camera in a rounded rectangular shape with the dual lens beside it outlines the back of the device.How does it perform?Powered by MediaTek Helio X10 SoC on an octa-core processor clocking 2.16 GHz coupled with 3GB RAM with aninbuilt storage of 32GB, out of which 8GB is sucked by the phone and an expandable memory of 2TB so you are never short of storing. On a UI of HTC Sense7.0 skinned on Android Marshmallow v6.0 shows the traditional phone understands the demand of modern people. With 11 apps open on the background fired with high graphics games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat gave us a wonderful gaming experience without any lag while playing or switching between apps. A 5.5 inch Super LCD screen is protected well by Gorilla Glass providing a vivid experience of the screen to view. Although without a fingerprint sensor kept us wondering how this feature got a skip. Nevertheless, 3000 mAh gave us sufficient juice to last for an entire day backed up with fast charging option made us forget about USB Type C Port. What’s so special?In terms of optics, the primary 13MP comes loaded with Autofocus, BSI sensor,(OIS), HDR, Face detection and is supported by a dual-tone LED flash giving great shots in the day and in the night with colour, contrast and saturation well balanced and the ability to shoot slow-motion and 4K videos implied game on with other competitors. 5MP gave grainy shots in dim light and the issues lies within most phones under 30K that while zooming to 4.0x images comes out blurry solely in the low light. Definitely, the audio is what makes the phone special with dual front facing speakers comprising of Boom Sound integrated with Dolby Audio Surround was loud, clear and distorted all the noise besides you.What’s your final take?Slightly overpriced but a great phone for gamers and audiophiles. Certainly, it’s a phone made especially suiting customer’s demands of more juice with fast charging, great camera and a flawless design to sum up the how premium the phone is. A powerful traditional phone keeping in mind with the modernity of society blended well without anything to crib about.