eReading on HTC One X

, posted: 21-Jun-2012 09:59

Reading books on my phone was a little thing I started last year when I acquired the Steve Jobs biography in digital format. I ending up reading the entire thing on the 4 inch display of my now-retired HTC Incredible S. With a few tweaks and settings my reading experience was good to go - set the brightness to the lowest value possible and only allow portrait orientation.

Now onto the HTC One X. With its 4.7 inch 720p “proper” RGB matrix amazing display. You’d think it’d be a decent replacement as an ereader and you’d be right.

It isn’t quite a ereader quality setup however - you’ll still suffer glare when in direct sunlight (it’s winter so naturally this hasn’t been tested massively). However it does cut out the need for a reading light at night.



For my digital reading I use Aldiko, which allows me to painlessly import my ebooks and flick through pages using the volume rocker. Anything more I don’t care about.

For the last few weeks I’ve been reading various books on the One X and I am yet to run into any eye strain or anything like that. I find the display really nice to read with - especially lying in bed at night.



I even have the text smaller now than what it is in the screenshot above; admittedly I near-perfect, if not perfect vision. Plus, even the smaller text is easily readable on the 4.7 inch display.

The HTC One X makes for a decent reading companion with only a few tweaks that should be made for all phones anyway. This is regardless of the fact that a page of text on One X is noticeably smaller than one in the real paperback. The 4.7 inch 720p display ensures text is not jagged at all. Plus you have the added benefit of holding a 130 gram device over a 300 to 500 gram device in a tablet, which is a lot more ergonomic is you ask me.

About the author

I’ll be honest: there was once a day when I got bored and sick of seeing all the smartphone related news in my RSS feeds. This day was literally no more than nine months ago. Well here I stand today; known as Blair the college student in the real world, ArchSerpo in this one. Whilst not even considered an adult by the Government I have established myself as a Android and mobile technology news reporter and in depth reviewer for KitGuru, Android Mobile New Zealand, and now (hopefully) the TelecomTech blog. While bias towards the green team may appear given, I have had experience with all the major mobile operating systems except BlackBerry and MeeGo in the last six months and always keep an open mind.

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