How to Improve the Wi-Fi Reception and Performance on the HTC One X

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Most of us expect the recent top end devices like the Sony Xperia S and the HTC One X to have stellar Wi Fi reception and performance, but things are not always what we make them to be. While the HTC One X may have absolutely unrivaled performance in the CPU and GPU compartments thanks to its NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, it does fall behind some of its competitors in the Wi Fi reception and performance. From user feedback we can safely assume that the One X is even bested by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola DROID RAZR, but there is a way you can boost your Wi Fi performance with little to no work.

During this article we will explain how you can improve the W Fi reception and performance on your HTC One X. The trick in fact is quite simple, and it has been placed there by non other than HTC, so it should work and yield the desired results. Rest assured as this procedure can in no way bring any harm to your new One X, so feel free to proceed to the actual instructions.

First of all you will have to go to the Settings menu and from there you will have to enter the Wireless and Network sub menu. Once there you will have to open the Wi Fi sub menu and you should notice a big menu button in the top right part of the screen. You will have to click this menu and once it opens, you will be presented with a couple of options. Now all you have to do is to choose the Advanced tab and glimpse on the options that will appear on your screen.

HTC One X Wi Fi Settings Menu

HTC One X Wi Fi Settings Menu

In this Advanced tab you will be able to modify all sorts of settings for your Wi Fi connection, like the idle time, IP login and the connection preferences, but for now we are interested in the option labeled Best Wi Fi performance. This simple option is turned off by default, but by turning it on you will make your HTC One X’s Wi Fi adapter work at its maximum speed. As always, better performance will come at the expense of battery life, and you can also see this in the option’s box as the warning: May consume more power. After some testing we have found out that the impact on the battery life is minimal, but if you want to squeeze the most battery life out of your device you should only enable this option when you want to download some bigger files over Wi Fi.

HTC One X Wi Fi Advanced Tab

HTC One X Wi Fi Advanced Tab

It would also be pointless to turn the option on if you rely on free Wi Fi hotspots, as these tend to have limited speeds. Another interesting fact is that this little trick can even come in handy for the other devices in the HTC One lineup, such as the One X and the One V, and possibly even the One XL.

With this in mind, you can add another bonus mark to the already excellent HTC One X, and all that you have left to do is to hope that the Samsung Galaxy S III will not steal all of its glory.

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