HTC One X Is Awesome But Don’t Hug It

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The release of the HTC One X this year has been exciting for many and the device has been hailed as one of the best and quickest Android smartphones out on the market thus far in 2012.

HTC One X users – beware the death hug

However we have been hearing recent reports, now the honeymoon period is over, that there are actually a couple of problematic points on the HTC One X – namely, the Wi-Fi connection. This includes the report  by Dustin Karnes on Android Guys. Karnes reports that one of the XDA-Developers members has discovered that his One X has encountered a number of issues with Wi-Fi on the device. These problems can negatively impact the battery life, and not only that, but it can completely disenable itself from being able to connect to Wi-Fi networks.

The XDA-Developers member in question, bigoliver, goes on to say that if you do own a HTC One X, you can trial this out for yourself to see if your device does suffer these issues. You can do this by “gently [squeezing] the side back of your phone, between the camera lens and the volume buttons” after you’ve done this, you can find out “if your WIFI signal strength improves only to drop back down when you stop squeezing.” If this does happen on your HTC One X, then it means it has the problems bigoliver speaks of, and you will need to swap your device with a replacement one which does work. However, if you have overshot your ‘exchange period’ then this could be a big problem, as the method that bigoliver has come up with in order to fix it entails use of both a soldering iron and duct tape!

Don’t fear though, a HTC representative on the forums has posted that HTC know about this problem and the rep is getting feedback from forum members which will assist the HTC engineering team in identifying and fixing the problem.


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