If Samsung doesn’t have that much competition in the high-end niche of the Android smartphone market, the mid-range sector is getting more crowded and competitive by the day. HTC is shaping up to be one of Sammy’s toughest opponents here, with the freshly unveiled Desire X looking to get that balance between elegance, power and affordability just right.

We haven’t had the chance to compile a thorough review of the Desire X or even get some one-on-one time with it at the IFA 2012, but HTC has done us a favor and has put an official “first look” video of the phone up on YouTube.

As one would expect, the clip doesn’t provide much insight into the phone’s actual performance, but it does allow us to have a better look at its “body” than the one we got from the first couple of press shots. We still can’t say the Desire X looks very impressive or unique (not to mention the rather modest spec sheet), but people seem to be liking its design.

The vast majority of the YouTube comments say that the Desire X is beautiful, elegant and/or sleek, so HTC might have hit a home-run when no one expected it. Then again, there are also those that complain about a couple of technical shortcomings, like the lack of a front-facing camera or the meager battery.

Love it or hate it, the Desire X might be a hit with tech users on a budget – that is provided HTC will get its price right.

Check out the phone’s “first look” official video and the rundown of all its specs and features, and then tell us if you’re the least bit interested in the Desire X. Also, don’t forget to get back to our website soon to find out the handheld’s pricing and availability details.


  • 4-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 233 ppi pixel density
  • Dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S4 Play processor
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of on-board storage + 25 GB of free Dropbox storage
  • MicroSD support for expanding the memory with an additional 32 GB
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and one-press continuous shooting
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI 4.0 on top
  • Beats Audio sound enhancement
  • 1,650 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • DLNA
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3G
  • Accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors
  • A-GPS support
  • 114 grams weight
  • 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm dimensions

What do you guys think?