Without a doubt, HTC One X is a great device to own, but just like any other device, some issues are being faced with it. Lately, some users have reported Wi-Fi connectivity issues and referred to it as the “death grip” like the iPhone 4. It is named so because the Wi-Fi signal is seen to drop more drastically when the device is held in a specific way. Furthermore, this death grip is also reported to hinder Bluetooth connectivity, but of course, the Wi-Fi issue raises major concern among users.
While it is being said that the problem is occurring due to faulty hardware, but the root cause is not nailed as of now. According to a thread in the XDA Developers forum, a user by the name “bigoliver” has put light on a way to figure out whether your One X is affected by this issue or not. In order to test the device, you need to gently squeeze “the side back of your phone, between the camera lens and the volume buttons” while being connected to Wi-Fi. While you’re squeezing the said area, if you notice the Wi-Fi signal strength improve, then your device is affected according to the report. The unconfirmed discovery is that the antennas utilized for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are loosely linked to the radio of the One X, which is highlighted as the main cause of Wi-Fi death grip.
HTC did come out of the hood and responded to this Wi-Fi issue. In fact, one of their representatives posted on the XDA forum agreeing to this Wi-Fi connectivity issue while reporting that the engineers are working and till now couldn’t find out the root cause. Moreover, they are also requesting users to PM details about their experience so as to gain help for analyzing the issue after all. Is your HTC One X also suffering from the “death grip” Wi-Fi problem? Did you try the above mentioned technique and observed any changes to the Wi-Fi signal strength? Do let us know your experience.