HTC Desire X now on sale – Snapdragon S4 for £218

HTC’s latest return to the Desire name is now available in the UK, with the HTC Desire X hitting the unlocked phone shops today. The HTC Desire X is quite an interesting model that ought to win itself a big fan base, thanks to teaming a modest 4″ display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset.

It’s only a 1GHz version of the S4, but still. This is the pretty powerful phone without a stupidly huge display attached to it that a lot of you have been asking for, although the 480×800 resolution display is perhaps a bit of a compromise. Here it is:


Our internet chums at Unlocked-Mobiles are selling the HTC Desire X for £218, which is a pretty unbelievable price for an S4-powered handset running Android 4.0 – if you can live with a few small caveats.

Complete Desire X tech specs can be had here.

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  1. Anon

     /  October 8, 2012

    There’s two different kinds of S4 chipsets: the 28 nm Krait that the HTC One S and most high end LTE phones have and the much slower 45 nm Cortex-A5 that this phone has. The Cortex-A5 is about half the speed of the Krait at the same clock so expect this phone to be about a third the speed of the One S.

    Still, it might be enough. Most reviewers didn’t seem to think the One V sucked and this is probably a little bit faster.

    • Bob

       /  October 8, 2012

      Not to mention the Adreno 203 graphics instead of the Adreno 225. Slideshow anyone?