HTC One X owners have brought online their frustrations about the Wi-Fi connection of the HTC flagship smartphone, a problem that reportedly reminds them of an iPhone 4-like ‘death grip’ issue.
A thread at the XDA-Developers forum documented the matter, where users vented disappointments on different occasions based on stories and videos of the ‘death grip’ hampering their Wi-Fi connection. The so-called ‘death grip’ also appears to affect Bluetooth connectivity, which is much lesser of an issue than Wi-Fi.
“It is beyond me why HTC continues to insist upon having these shoddy antenna designs. The GS2 had all of its antennas solidly designed and connected. The crap design needs to stop and they need to have anyone who pushes this design removed,” claims one HTC One X owner.
Experts on XDA advised that affected handsets should be sent back to HTC for a fix, but eager owners can follow instructions for a DIY (do-it-yourself) alternative. However, it requires opening up the handset itself, which will eventually void warranty and is in no way a guarantee for fixing the device.
“If you’re experiencing this, kindly please PM me so we can analyze it. Our engineering teams in Taiwan have looked into it and have been unable to replicate it or determine a root cause, so your help would be appreciated,” said an HTC staffer in a response to the issue in the XDA thread.
HTC has yet to disclose how many HTC One X handsets experienced the ‘death grip’ issue.