Hardware problems. Sound problems. Video problems. Camera problems.
Doesn't anyone test this crapware?
HTC One S: Chipping ceramic casing
HTC customers in Germany, who have already received their HTC One S smartphones,
have been complaining that its case chips easily. AndroidPit's Eric McBride
reports that HTC has acknowledged "a few, isolated reports of this issue" and
"are implementing some small changes to ensure customers do not experience
this issue in the future." But beyond that, the company is also replacing all
affected smartphones at no cost to the customer.
HTC One X: Poor gaming performance
In a conference call with NVIDIA, HTC confirmed that (as McBride reports) "there
are gameplay and audio problems" with some Android games as they're played
on the phone. Most games which have been optimized for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset
appear to work, but even several "non Tegra titles did have issues with sound
stuttering during sound effects (loudly)".
Benchmark tests also appear to show the dual-core HTC One S outperforming the
quad-core HTC One X in certain areas, suggesting a bug of some kind in the
more powerful smartphone which is impairing its hardware performance.
HTC One X: Camera viewfinder issues
In HTC's promotional videos, the HTC One series' cameras were their most heavily-hyped
feature. They use proprietary software called ImageSense, and the One S and
One X can take photos continuously while you hold down the button, or take
8-megapixel still pictures while recording HD video.
As AndroidPit's Steven Blum shows on YouTube, however, the HTC One X's camera
viewfinder sometimes has a "noisy bar of static" on the left-hand side, which
"seems to come and go and is fixed by restarting the phone." The static does
not appear in photos taken with the HTC One X's camera.
HTC and NVIDIA have confirmed that the camera static will be fixed in an update.