Playtime with the HTC One X

, posted: 7-May-2012 16:27

One of the things that my iPhone excels at is being used for bite sized gaming sessions. Being new to the Android scene, I was curious to know whether I’d be able to do the same with the HTC One X, or whether I’d be suffering from a lack of quality games to chose from. Within minutes of searching the Google Play store, it became quite clear that there are more than enough games available to waste my time with.

Many of my favourites are available, and within minutes I was happily flinging furious feathered flyers at barricaded bunches of bacon. In fact, I was impressed with how easy it is to download apps when you’re searching Google Play from your computers web browser. It will check whether an app is compatible with your handset (or handsets, if you have multiple Android devices), and allow you to initiate a download to your phone, which usually starts almost instantly.

The large screen of the HTC One X also makes it great for one of my current gaming addictions, Draw Something. And the impressive display made for a bright and vibrant pocket gaming experience filled with rich colours.

Thanks to the quad core CPU, GeForce GPU, and 1GB of RAM, the HTC One X is capable of some pretty impressive graphical feats. I installed a game called Dark Meadow: The Pact, which comes close to PC and current generation console levels of graphics, thanks to some impressive lighting effects and textures.



The phone can get quite warm relatively quickly when performing such CPU intensive operations, but thats not overly surprising for a device packing so much grunt in such a slim profile.

All in all, the HTC One X looks to be a more than capable portable gaming device, so thats yet another very important feature with a tick next to it.

About the author

Hi I'm David, a self employed software developer on the wrong side of 40, residing in Auckland with my wife and two children. I am a passionate All Blacks and Blues fan, gadget junkie, mature aged gamer, and connoisseur of fine heavy metal (and music in general). I currently own an iPhone 4, but am very open to trying new technologies, and can't wait to see what the best of Android can bring to the smartphone table. I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest technological advances in general, and am encouraged to see that the smartphone market is no longer an iOneHorseRace. I’m very interested to see how the HTC One and Ice Cream Sandwich fares in this regard.

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