HTC One X9 – Impressive Design & Powerful Camera

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HTC has come out with various new devices in India including its flagship HTC 10. We have got the chance to experience mid-range HTC One X9, which is priced Rs. 25,990. I have used this phone for just two days and hence would not like to comment at this stage on its overall performance but shall dwell only on its design and camera features.

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The look and design of HTC One X9 is quite impressive and this phone looks elegant. Despite the fact that this phone has 5.5 inch display yet it can be easily handled with one hand. This phone has metal design and back of the phone gives chiselled look. The rear camera on the back is covered with glass and the logo of the company is printed on the center of the back. On the right hand side their is power button almost at the middle and over it are volume rockers and on the top is slim slot. Their is another slim slot on the left hand side and slot for microSD card. These slots are wrapped with plastic cover and can be easily opened with your nail. No need to use sim ejector which is quite irritating sometime. This is Dual Sim device and hence HTC has given two slots for SIM and one slot for microSD card for extension of internal storage.

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Besides above their are two big BoomSound speakers on the top and bottom of the display. The front camera is on the left hand side of the display and their is logo of HTC on the top of the phone in front also.

This phone comes with 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture,dual-tone LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and 4K video recording feature. For video recording, you also get features of Hyperlapse and Slow Motion. The front facing 5MP camera has f/2.0 aperture with full HD 1080p video recording capaility. The front camera has various modes such as Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie and Live Make Up for clicking beautiful selfies with ease of use.

We have captured some images with the rear camera in daylight and early in the morning and the results have come out really good. You can see that these images are quite bright and have enough detail and contrast. These images may not look as good here because while publishing on this blog, we have to compress them but they look quite vibrant in the PC or in the phone:

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early morning captures around 4.30 AM:

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Besides cameras, this phone comes with other decent hardware. It flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display. Under the hood is 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor combined with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. It gets its juice from 3,000mAh battery with Fast Charging capabilities. It also incorporates HTC BoomSound with Dolby Surround for immersive audio experience.This phone runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS with HTC Sense UI on top.

We shall be discussing the performance of this phone in our next article after using this phone for few days. Stay tuned!

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