HTC One X9 Review – Stylish Elegance Delivered

By Faiz Askari

This is a valued product from HTC for cost sensitive smartphone users who are looking for making a unique style statement

Price INR 25,990

HTC One X9 smartphone comes with a 5.50-inch touch screen display that has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. This smartphone is a stylish, premium looking elegant device that can help users make their own style statement.

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Powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor the HTC One X9 comes with 3GB of RAM. This gives a valued user experience of multi tasking. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to a whooping 2000 GB via a microSD card.
This is yet another amazing feature for movie lovers, who like to watch their movies on phone device.


As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC One X9 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The camera feature is fine, we were quite impressed with its pictures during the daylight – however pictures taken in the dark are not able to carry much sharpness.

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The HTC One X9 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 153.90 x 75.90 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 170.00 grams. The battery strength is the most practical and important attraction of this phone for any smartphone lover and we loved it as well.

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The HTC One X9 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

The Display

HTC One X9’s display comes with Gorilla Glass protection. Although during the review period, I never got a chance to test this handset’s toughness factor but surely we can say that this phone has survived in our pockets along with many coins and keys. The 5.5-inch screen is decent enough to watch videos or browse web pages.

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The Design

I must say that the design look of HTC One X9 are amazingly elegant. The 5.5-inch phablet look comes in a ‘Metalmorphic’ design. The curvy and smooth touch looks are somewhat looked familiar to Apple. The curvy metal chassis with antenna strips running on the back gives a upcountry product.

HTC has changed the design of the BoomSound speakers and they look a little different from what we have seen earlier on previous HTC devices.

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The Hardware

HTC One X9 works on octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 processor backed by 3GB of RAM. This phone gave a nice gaming experience while being emails getting downloaded in background. The system booting time is also not bad. I experienced three to four applications running on the phone smoothly and this X9 performed genuinely great and there was no lag in the speed.

Camera Performance

HTC One X9 features a 13MP rear camera along with a front camera of 5MP. The rear camera for me gave a not so great experience and the front camera produced average quality output. The indoor performance of the rear camera could have been better. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow and the same HTC Sense UI which we have seen in other devices.

Value Vs Price

The premium looks, and the elegant design element given in this smartphone comes for a cost. This phone is priced slightly on a higher side of around in India. However, HTC stamp of quality is surely visible in this device and hence for those who like to use HTC products – this is a great device.

The author is the editor of