Review: HTC One X9


HTC has possessed the capacity to do well in the premium section with its One arrangement of Android cell phones, and all the more as of late with the HTC 10, which additionally scored well in our survey. The Taiwanese organization has, be that as it may, confronted hardened difficulties in the mid-range portion from any semblance of OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Oppo have heightened rivalry.

HTC prior this year focussed its energies towards the mid-range section with its metal-clad HTC One A9 cell phone, which was very generally welcomed. Presently, the organization is attempting to rehash that accomplishment with the more moderate HTC One X9, which likewise has a metal body and offers noteworthy particulars in the engine. Will it have the capacity to coordinate any semblance of the Le Max 2 and Xiaomi Mi 5? We attempt to discover in our audit.

HTC One X9 plan and fabricate

At the point when seen from a separation, the front of the HTC One X9 appears to be more in accordance with the organization's Desire range. Luckily, the closeness closes there. The One X9 has an all-metal back that looks more great and makes it clear that the handset is intended to be somewhat more premium.

The front is commanded by glass that bends around the edges. We get the three illuminated capacitive catches underneath the showcase for Back, Home, and Recent. HTC marking can be seen over the showcase, with the front camera to the other side. HTC affirms that it has utilized Corning Gorilla Glass for the front. The double speaker grilles at the top and base of the front board are all around composed add to the telephone's looks.

The back board has reception apparatus groups running over the top and base, while the camera and double LED blaze can be found in the upper left corner. There's likewise more HTC marking in the center.

The force and volume catches are on the privilege alongside a SIM card plate, while the left has another plate where the second Nano-SIM and microSD card can be embedded. There's a 3.5mm sound jack on top, while the Micro-USB port is on the base.

The One X9 highlights a 5.5-crawl full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super LCD show with a thickness of 401ppi. We observed the showcase to be brilliant and fresh. Shading multiplication is not too bad with great dark levels and satisfactory daylight readability. The double HTC BoomSound speakers and Dolby Audio Surround upgrade made watching recordings and playing diversions pleasant.

At 7.99mm, the One X9 is slight for telephones with screens this size, and its adjusted sides make it simple to hold and use with one hand. It is however marginally overwhelming at 170 grams and the metal back gets tricky particularly if your hands begin getting sweat-soaked. This telephone will be accessible in Carbon Gray, which we got for audit, and Opal Silver. In general, the HTC One X9 feels premium at its cost and is very much outlined with no superfluous augmentations.

HTC One X9 particulars and programming

The HTC One X9 is fueled by an octa-center MediaTek Helio X10 processor combined with 3GB of RAM. There is 32GB of inbuilt stockpiling which is expandable by up to 2TB utilizing a microSD card. There is a 13-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel camera at the front. The One X9 underpins Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/air conditioning, GPS, Glonass, Miracast, and 4G LTE Cat. 4 with download velocities of up to 150Mbps and transfer paces of up to 50Mbps. It underpins FDD Band 3 and 5 and additionally TDD Band 40. There is a 3000mAh battery with snappy charging support.

The HTC One X9 runs the organization's Sense UI on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This rendition of Sense UI feels light contrasted with past HTC telephones propelled even a year back. There is less bloatware and HTC has concentrated on Google's suite of applications, for example, Search, Drive, Photos, Hangouts, and Chrome. Indeed, even the Quick Settings flips wear a more stock Android feel. There is a Themes application for tweaking and downloading new topics, backdrops, and ringtones from HTC.

The Zoe video supervisor is available and gives individuals a chance to alter recorded recordings. You can pick regardless of whether to utilize the BlinkFeed news peruser on the home screen. We saw Marshmallow components, for example, Now on Tap and application consents. By and large, the HTC One X9 felt simple to use with the new Sense UI being extremely easy to understand and liquid. It certainly felt less messed than the skins that different producers, for example, Oppo and Huawei ship their telephones with.

HTC One X9 execution

Controlled by the Helio X10 SoC, the One X9 took care of multitasking effortlessly. Amusements, for example, Need for Speed: No Limits and Dead Trigger 2 ran well and there was no perceptible slack. The handset has a tendency to get warm after long gaming sessions, yet not past regular limits.We however saw slight deferrals when dispatching applications now and again, which felt odd. Over the span of our survey, we additionally experienced intermittent application crashes which was frustrating at a telephone at this cost. The handset could clutch 4G systems without issues, and calls were clear.

We enjoyed the BoomSound speakers on the One X9 which presented fresh solid. The packaged headphones were alright, with OK bass conveyance.The HTC One X9 awed us with its benchmark scores. It accomplished 59,661 in AnTuTu and of 24,247 in Quadrant. In GFXBench's T-Rex On Screen test, the HTC One X9 dealt with a framerate of 26fps which is impressively higher than the HTC One A9 which oversaw 17fps in the same test. The telephone likewise got a score of 4,462 in 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited.

The 13-megapixel back camera on the One X9 has a BSI sensor, optical picture adjustment (OIS), a f/2.0 opening, and a double tone LED streak. One of its greatest highlights is its capacity to record recordings at 4K at 30fps. The camera application additionally offers a Pro mode that offers manual controls and gives you a chance to take pictures in RAW organization. There's a Selfie clock that permits a 10-second postpone. Different elements incorporate HDR mode, Panorama mode (up to 270 degrees), consistent shooting, hyperlapse, and moderate movement video recording at 120 fps. Likewise with other HTC telephones, the volume catches go about as zoom catches.

The camera rushed to concentrate, yet there was recognizable shade slack. Photographs taken under sufficiently bright conditions more often than not turned out fresh with nonpartisan hues, however some were somewhat hazy. The face discovery capacity functioned admirably. In low light, execution was frustrating, and we could see commotion all through in pictures. The front 5-megapixel camera took some respectable selfies, yet this isn't the best execution we've seen at this value level.

The HTC One X9 kept running for 10 hours and 45 minutes in our video circle test, which is not too bad for a telephone with a battery of this size. Execution in normal use however was a bit less than impressive, as the telephone was not able give us a whole day of battery life. With light utilization, the telephone gave us around 12 to 14 hours of runtime before the battery plunged underneath 20 percent and we had switch to a force sparing mode. We were particularly baffled with battery execution when utilizing applications like Google Maps. Fast charging support proved to be useful a ton of times. The One X9 took marginally more than two hours to charge completely, which is not awful.


The HTC One X9 was dispatched in India back in May at a cost of Rs. 25,990, yet just went marked down in July and is right now accessible for around Rs. 23,990. This current telephone's metal body and great presentation execution make for a decent bundle. In any case, the camera and battery life are baffling and, in general, it isn't anything but difficult to prescribe the X9 with all the more effective rivalry like the Xiaomi Mi 5 andLe Max 2 at around the same value point.