Camera Performance and Battery Life
One of the standout features of the HTC One X is its camera. The device features an 8MP camera with an f/2/2 28mm lens and LED flash that’s also capable of capturing 1080P video. The camera is very fast as well, thanks in part to a dedicated on-board image processor.
We strongly suggest checking out the video embedded on the first page to get a taste for just how fast the HTC One X’s camera can be. The continuous shoot mode captures multiple, full resolution shots per second which can be quite useful for capturing that “perfect” moment or piecing together a panorama.
The quality of the images produced by the HTC One X’s camera is also very good. Below is a sampling of shots taken in various lighting conditions.
The outdoor shots are especially good, but even the indoor shots with less than idea lighting produce nice images, with good color saturation and minimal noise. If there is one thing we did notice is that the camera is somewhat prone to blowing-out reflections when snapping pics of chrome or glass, but that’s a minor niggle. For all intents and purposes the HTC One X has one of the best smartphone cameras we have used to date.
With any LTE phone, battery life can be an issue. AT&T claims you should be able to enjoy up to 8.5 hours of use time and up to 12.6 days of standby time from the phone's 1800 mAh battery. To put these numbers to the test, we put the HTC One X through our standard HotHardware battery test. In this test, we set up a webpage with a mix of graphics and text. The page automatically refreshed itself every three minutes. We set the One X’s display to 50% brightness and turned off Wi-Fi for the duration.
When we ran this test, the HTC One X lasted for 274 minutes while connected to AT&T’s wireless network before shutting down. In our real world testing of the phone, the HTC One X’s battery had no trouble making it through a whole work day (8-10 hours) with moderate to heavy use, while checking email, surfing the web, making calls, etc. without needing a charge. Of course, your mileage will vary depending on how much you use your phone.