Defect discovered on the screen of the HTC One X

Could there actually be a flaw in the screen of HTC's latest flagship device, the HTC One X? Say it ain't so!

Unfortunately, after taking a quick glance at the video above, it looks like the One X might suffer from slight screen discoloration in extreme conditions when pressing forcefully along the edge of the screen. This is not unlike the trippy effect you can get when pressing to hard on your laptop's screen.

When presented with this potential defect, the creative director at HTC's design firm said categorically, "I was not aware of that – maybe this is not a shipping build. We would never let that ship." And maybe he's right: this flaw could just be on the demo devices that have been sent to members of the press, and it was later corrected on the devices that are shipping now.

However, it would not be a first if HTC's phones were plagued with design issues (I'm thinking of the infamous light bleed that affected most original HTC EVOs, and some EVO 3Ds). But at least this one isn't as major as some of HTC's other mess-ups.

Oh, well. Nothing is perfect, I suppose … especially when you try to cram in that much technology is such a small space.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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