HTC’s new flagship device, the One X, may have pretty annoying build quality issue that affects its beautiful 720p HD screen. Discovered by CNET UK, the screen “flex flaw” is produced when a user pushes the curved edges of the device’s display, causing a series of discolored pixels. For reference, check out the video below.
To be fair, it doesn’t look like it’s a deal-breaking problem, though for such a hotly anticipated device, it’s unfortunate HTC didn’t catch this during production. In addition to the discolored pixels, CNET UK also found that pressing the edges may also activate something on screen by mistake.
Three separate models provided by HTC, and one by network Three, produced the issue, CNET UK said, meaning it may potentially be widespread. However, Daniel Hundt, creative director at One & Co., HTC’s design consultancy, said the company would never “let that ship.” Hundt added, “maybe this is not a shipping build,” referring to a unit CNET UK writer Natasha Lomas demonstrated the issue with.
TechnoBuffalo’s own Jon Rettinger and Todd Hasleton didn’t notice the issue when reviewing the One X, and chances are good the average user won’t either. The device really is one of the most beautiful phones out there. It also provided the best Android experience we’ve had yet, so this “screen flex flaw” issue shouldn’t deter folks from picking the device up. Still, we reached out to HTC for comment, and will update as soon as we hear back.
[via CNET UK]