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AT&T's HTC One X being tested for May launch?

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AT&T's HTC One X being tested for May launch?
AT&T's HTC One X has been undergoing field tests since early last week. One of those lucky ones with the assignment has passed along his personal view of the handset along with some pictures of some benchmark tests and one snapshot from the device itself. Right off the bat, the tester says that this is one beast of a phone with an amazing screen. He says that the screen quality is "insane" and that everything runs smoothly. Based on when the field tests started, the tester expects this to launch in the middle of May and while the test unit had the Beats Audio logo on it, he was not given the headphones that come with it. As for pricing, he hadn't a clue but did say that he would pass along the word if he hears something.

The benchmark tests had some awesome results with the HTC One X and its S4 processor leading the pack and scoring an impressive 4952 on the Quadrant Benchmark test. The only negatives that were mentioned were the non-removable battery and the lack of a microSD slot. Because of the additional radio needed for LTE connectivity, the X has 16GB of native storage vs. 32GB for the European variant. A picture of the device on its back compared its size with that of the HTC Inspire 4G. The very last picture is one taken from the HTC One X's own shooter.

Many of you have already penciled in this device as your next smartphone and we don't see anything here that would change that. Doesn't sound like anyone will miss the quad-core Tegra 3 processor that's on the overseas model.

source: AndroidCentralForum via Electronista

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posted on 25 Mar 2012, 13:26 6

1. jove39 (Posts: 1875; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Expecting great battle between sgs3 and OneXL...winner finds place in my pocket :)

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 03:13

37. odevoted (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

in mine too!!

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 13:28 2

2. lp_522 (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 May 2011)

Since I've given up on Windows Phone being on Sprint anytime soon.....

C'mon HTC EVO X 4G! :D

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 13:57

3. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

I hope I made the right choice by returning my galaxy note and keeping my upgrade active for this. Boy oh boy that 5.3 inch samoled is calling my name. I just hope the the SLCD2 display will be as beautiful as super amoled. Comparing any amoled to my sensation was dreadful. The blacks were light grey at best! Also if they dont supply beats earphones its gonna be a big disappointment for me.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 14:06 5

4. greenrolaids (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

you do know that beats headphones are pieces of sh!t..right ?

Actually beats headphones would be good if they priced them like they sound. Or about 75% less than what they actually sell for.

That being said i cant wait for the HTC One X myself..

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 14:27 2

5. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

Dude, SLCD 2 is LG's AH-IPS LCD that has beaten samsungs Super AMOLED HD in almost every aspect except for the black but they are very black on AH-IPS, and being true RGB HD screen it is much sharper than superAMOLED which is PenTile , you will see it for your self

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 14:54 4

7. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

But if you place an AH-IPS LCD and a SAMOLED(plus) HD, ten to one, Im sure you will pick the SAMOLED. Morover, you wont be able to spot the pentile pixels on such a high dpi display.(as for the pentile part, wait for the GS3 for the SAMOLED Plus HD.)

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 15:45 1

10. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

I personally dislike the way that OLED oversaturates the colors, my eyes literally hurt when I look at pictures and videos on OLED screens, that is why i bought LG optimus black and I am supper happy with NOVA screen thought it could have been nigger and i would recomend IPS screen to anyone...i know that blacks are not as black on LCD as they are on OLED but with dimmed/RGB back light thing will get better I hope,

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 15:49 2

12. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

lol i mean bigger :D

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 15:48 2

11. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

One more thing, pentile part of the screen is evident in a lack of sharpnes on screen, go on GSMArena and check out test between galaxy nexus screen and nitro HD screen, nitro won in every category except blacks


posted on 25 Mar 2012, 20:29

21. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Actually I'd be torn btw the two. But since I'm on TMob I'd end up getting the AMOLED version, the One S.

I like everything about AMOLED, except the color temperature - it is too blue.

But I'm also perfectly happy with my Sensation and its 32GB storage card as well :).

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 18:06

18. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Keeping your upgrade until the Samsung Galaxy S III would be even better.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 07:06

39. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

the SLCD2 display wont disappoint you. i have seen and played with it, and i can say the insane claim was right. I was very surprised by it as well. the unit that i did hands-on with was the international Tegra3 version, and everything runs really smooth. I dislike the Amoled screen of the One S, though, not as badass as this one. the colour looks neutral but at the same time really punchy and vibrant, i think it is more vibrant and brighter than the current AMOLED although not as saturated. But that screen is really gorgeous!

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 14:42 2

6. deepinsideyourmom (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Man the s4 blows the tegra 3 off the map, the One XL is putting up some ridiculous benchmark scores, this phone is going into my pocket.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 16:55 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 21677; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Just remember benchmarks don't actually equate to real world performance. Benchmarks r the raw processing power, performance is the end result of the optimization of hardware mated with software.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 22:19

49. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Where is Remixfa now?

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 14:55 1

8. isproab (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 May 2010)

While I like the look of the phone, at 2.75 I feel that it is going to be too big. Also, what about battery life? If you can't get through 10hrs or so of moderate use and still have juice left then what good is it (especially considering it is LTE)? I can't imagine attempting to carry this around in my pocket or on my hip, might as well be a mini-tablet like the Note.

I just think a lot of manufactures are missing the mark. Give me a truly mobile phoe with good battery life. I may just be sticking with an HSPA+ phone since batter life and LTE don't mix at this point.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 20:33 1

22. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

It's going to have an 28nm chip in it, the new Snapdragon 4, with LTE built in. That's a big change from the 45nm chips everyone else is on.

It's the LTE chip you've been waiting for.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 15:03

9. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

this is the HTC desire hd2............but named ONE X. desire hd was also awesome. and this is too. hope that THE SLCD2 is gud, so that it can fight with the SGS3 for the smartphone pocket in my trousers.

but i dont think that S3 wud let the ONE X go beyond its(S3's) reach in any specification, whether it is connectivity, screen quality, camera, processor, look, slimness,and battery life.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 15:55 2

13. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

Greenrolaids - yeah I know that the hardware in beats aren't the best but I do know that its significantly better sounding than typical ear buds. I listen to a lot of hip hop so the extra bass makes a difference for me. Also I have a beats enabled computer and the speaker quality definitely makes a difference. Its subjective really, in my opinion they sound much better than normal buds.

Guest_star - I've been referring to some IPS vs amoled videos and while I would still go with the giant amoled on the note, I'd be a fool to not recognize the clarity in IPS. That being said I've heard that HTC has done some tweaking to the display themselves so I wouldn't rely solely to standard IPS comparisons. I'm sure the display is much improved but my question is how does it fair against the top tier screen technologies.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 07:13

40. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

that display is hands down Gorgeous! and strong too! the HTC guy dropped it several times on purpose from shoulder height to concrete, wooden and tiled floor and not a scratch. You won't be disappointed with it.

As for earbuds, i think they will supply the urBeats earpiece, but not the headphones. Beats is overpriced and the quality doesn't justify the price. Tried the beats with it, too. I have to say that the software and hardware (yes, they claimed that now there is a hardware difference) adjustments to the Studio make it more bearable and not as muddy as with a normal player. Still prefer to tweak EQ myself, though.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 09:43

42. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

well tweaking done by HTC can only make the display better...what I said is purely subjective, I dislike oversaturated colors on OLEDs but I love deep blacks on them...I know that OLED is the future tech but LCD has some kick left in it...

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 16:07

14. newbey123 (Posts: 602; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

May? This was supossed to come out the first or second week of April I thought? Does it really take that long to field test a phone? I hope the time frame he gave is wrong. :-(

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 18:06

17. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)

International release is beginning of April, US is May / June (my guess is June for AT&T since Sprint's release date is slated for early June from the 'rumors').

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 16:52 4

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 21677; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Only 16 gigs, and no micro sd expansion slot... I'll pass, people get on apple for the lack of sd expansion, but atleast they give u 16 32 ,and 64 gig options. Whats the use if u can't put all ur existing files on it. They shoulda brought the 32 gig over here... Galaxy s3, and iPhone 5 for me.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 20:40

23. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

nvm dupe

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 00:02 1

35. jonatankarter (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

I totally agree. I have a 64GB iPhone 4S because I surpassed the 32GB mark ages ago and refuse to resort to cloud storage to avoid killing my battery and eating up my tiered data plan. No SD slot is just crazy to me.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 18:09 2

19. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)

Where is Remixfa? He should look at the benchmarks of the One XL (with the S4!!!!) kicking the Tegra 3's arse!!! Check androidcentral for details. Will have a much better comparison with the One X vs One XL, but seriously, stop talking so much trash on the S4.

Biggest issue with the US variant is the small amount of storage + fixed battery... really a bummer. Does the US version still get the 23 GB of free Dropbox for 2 yrs??

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 21:51 1

31. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Looollll so funny I was looking at his name also to see if he had something to say. The S4 will obliterate anything on the market right now. If the rumors are true, the Galaxy s 3 will feature a quad core A9 SoC vs the almost A15 SoC of the S4. Remixfa, don't mess with us!

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 02:37

36. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

He will come in telling us how wrong with are and crapdragon this and just wait for the new chip. It is getting old really fast.

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