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.
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…