We’re big fans of the HTC One X here. In our review, we called it the best Android phone money can buy. It’s a shame, then, that word is filtering out of a problem in the handset’s design that causes it to flex and discolour when held too tightly. Is it a major design flaw? Read on for all the details.

CNET is reporting that, thanks to both the ‘waterfall’ design of the HTC One X’ display – where the edge ‘falls’ off the side of the phone – and also the unibody casing, the One X screen is susceptible to bending and flexing. The video below shows the effect:

It’s not as big an issue as the iPhone 4’s famous ‘antennagate’ death grip, but it does appear that pressing too hard around the phone’s edge has the same effect as pushing in on an LCD monitor, which could prove to be damaging.

HTC One X review

We’ve returned our review unit HTC One X, but we used it for several days and didn’t notice any such problem. Accordingly, HTC is claiming to be unaware of the issue, and is suggesting that CNET may be using unfinished hardware.

Does your HTC One X’ display flex and discolour when you squeeze it? Let us know below…

  • Robertp101

    I just tried it on my One X and have no such issue, no matter how hard I gripped it. I am really happy with my One X after switching from a Galaxy Nexus. I have owned many Android handsets and I agree that it is the best one so far.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586039888 Carl Evans

    Sure it happens if you press it close to breaking point on it (made me sweat whilst doing it), but come on, who is going to do that??? It is an amazing phone! Couldn’t be happier!

  • Kees

    Mine does, u dont even neer to push very hard. If u just touch with litle pressure it flexes. What to do?

  • Kees

    Mine does, u dont even neer to push very hard. If u just touch with litle pressure it flexes. What to do?

  • Mrmcove

    what a none issue go find a real story

  • The One

    Mines worse than the video!

    But I’m not too bothered, unless its going to ruin the screen.

  • Stefan

    Mine does it too. I will change it with the sIII

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