It's the real deal: HTC One X coming to AT&T on May 6th for $199.99 on contract
Pre-orders will be accepted starting April 22nd online and at AT&T locations. This version of the HTC One X replaces the quad-core Tegra 3 with the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor which features integrated LTE connectivity. This should allow for better battery life than seen on other LTE models that require a separate radio. All of a sudden that unit up for sale on Craigslist yesterday (which was subsequently taken down) doesn't seem like a great deal anymore.
1. cGmC11 (Posts: 107; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
Three day after Galaxy SIII announcement , BAD decision AT&T!
5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
It is a bad decision. However, average consumers won't know anything about the SGS3's announcement and One X will still be in the market before SGS3. I want to see what SGS3 brings to the table before I get my HTC One X. This is somewhat a good news for me. :P
6. dwd3885 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
the S3 will be announced then, but it won't be released in the US for a while probably.
44. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)
2 very good news coming. Waiting ahead...... Conundrum begins.....
30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not exactly a bad idea. It's the new S4 chip, so it should deliver similar results as the quad core, maybe a bit slower due to the higher res screen, but nothing really noticeable. It will definitely be the fastest device out, until the GS3 releases of course
42. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Yea but this is the 2012, year of the quad core phones/tablets. .... Why would you still buy a dual core device?
45. Forsaken77 (Posts: 542; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Because quad cores are unnecessary and overkill?
33. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
The S4 benchmarks quite a bit higher than the tegra 3
41. Commentator (Posts: 2183; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
One day before Evo 4G LTE pre-orders, though.
2. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Thank god my upgrade is on that day. :)
7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
If you are planning on getting one off-contract. It wouldn't be a bad idea to look into a international version.
8. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
Yes it would be a bad idea. No S4 and no LTE. Horrible idea. Buy American.
15. dwd3885 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
well i actually already have the One X international but I may return it in favor of the AT&T one if only for the LTE
24. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I'm actually considering getting the AT&T version of this phone. T-Mo's planning LTE rollout in 2013 and will be using the same LTE bands as AT&T. If i sign up for a 2 year contract, I'll be able to utilize LTE next year.
Still just considering tho... I do want to get access to Tegra 3 apps and 16GB really isn't enough for me...
36. jaytai0106 (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I know the international version doesn't have LTE, but it has 32GB build in storage. Beside where I live, I don't even know when we are going to get LTE... By the time LTE arrives in my area, I probably will have another upgrade already.
And buy American? You are talking about a HTC phone that's not an American company.
16. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
A rule of thumb is contract price + $350 = no commitment price.
38. jaytai0106 (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
If it's actually $550. That's not bad at all.
4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
So the e-mail I get from Best Buy few weeks back is accurate. I was really hoping it releases this Sunday. Oh well, let's keep waiting. :/
9. chethan316 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)
Isn't the American variant called the HTC One XL?
11. yt6nin (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
that's what I've been wondering... But there's an article, a month and couple days back hinting at a Quad-core version of the One X for 4G or HSPA+, which is pretty nice, but who knows for sure. It's been a little over a month already with no additional news... I was hoping for more internal memory and at least a 2,000mAh battery like the EVO 4G LTE possibly hitting Sprint in June??? I would love for AT&T and HTC to make a successor of the One X with more internal memory and a larger battery, like Motorola and Verizon had done with the RAZR and then releasing the MAXX, which was just a larger battery. 16GB with no microSD slot, for me is quite disappointing, playing a market game similar to Apple now. Price and the available internal memory are the same with each other... -_-
14. chethan316 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)
Hmm, they can't use the Tegra 3 SoC though since it doesn't support 4G LTE yet. So the Americans might have to wait for a little longer, which is unfortunate really. As for the battery of the device, yes it is a disappointment. The quad core One X is a bigger disappointment really, but a fix seems to be in the making.
And the storage has always been a problem. I wonder why HTC stuck with 16GB on this one while the One X has 32GB of storage. I just don't get these manufacturers sometimes.
10. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
HTC is gonna pull in some good numbers with this phone... i would prefer this phone if i had android.
They fell off when Sammy switched gears with the SGSII and the Note.... but i see a nice lil comeback for HTC going forward. They make good products!
12. yt6nin (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
couldn't AT&T and HTC have agreed on giving us 32GB even without a microSD slot and a larger embedded battery??? is it that much more expensive for them to make a smartphone with 32GB of onboard storage, than a 16GB of onboard, plus a microSD slot??? It's these little specs that keeps me waiting for other Androids...
31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I think it's more of a design standpoint. If it had a bigger battery, they would have to make it thicker, which isn't very attractive to some people. I like my phones to have a good feel to them, but most just like thin. Though the Razr Maxx kept slim with it's 3,300 battery, and it's the same thickness as the One X, it's more pleasing to the eye and hand to keep it as thin as possible. That's why I'm going for the Sprint version, it has expandable memory, a 2,000mAh battery, with the same thickness oddly. I think that's AT&T's fault.
17. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Quick question: Will this phone come with the beats headphones? o_o
21. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
Nope. Just HTC ear buds. They're tangle free though. It won't matter anyway. The beats technology in the phone works with any headphones you plug in. Besides beats headphones don't really sound that great... its more of a fashion trend.
22. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
Because i think they are getting one of the other variants. i think its the HTC One S
23. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
thats a lower end device though i wouldnt call it a varient??
32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It has the same specs as the AT&T One X, just a smaller and lower res screen, so it should be faster than the One X. And it fits better in the hand. Plus theres a rumor that Tmo will get the One X with quad core and stock ICS, so dont give up hope yet
35. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
thats right it would be all the same except for the screen pretty much...
I guess a worthy upgrade for me would be the one x with quad core on tmo.. or sgs3 of coarse
25. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
...which will sell a lot more as it's more comfortable for average hands.
26. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
HTC One S is a mid level device for the same series. It shouldn't considered as a variant of HTC One X.
19. ahhxd717 (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Ugh I wish my upgrade were before the end of the year. I always have had 8gb SD cards and never needed more space, so the 16GB storage and lack of SD slot wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. Well at least other manufacturers will have released their phones by my upgrade...
20. ScelesticSteve (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Looks like a sweet phone. The Galaxy S series suck. Samsung phones do not pickup signal as well as other phones like Blackberry, Apple, and HTC. I use to work with them a lot and it was a major complaint. No matter how expensive or cheap their phones are.
28. CellieCell (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
Is the s4 dual core that much better than the previous s3 dual 1.5 processor? Can someone please respond with an intelligent answer. Thank you.
34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yes, very. The S3 was at the bottom of performance levels of all dual core chips, this new S4 is the best dual core out right now, it goes head to head with the Tegra 3 quad core. I don't know the exact reasons as to why it is, probably something with the architecture of the chip, but any other reasons I can't tell you.
37. mullman85 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
Target Mobile to start pre-orders this Sunday!!! Upgrades and New Lines $149.99 before redcard discount and trade-in!! That's $50 less than going to At&t to upgrade!! Way to go Target!!
39. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
You have to pre-order first to get the price drop...It's not going to start at $150
43. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)
Good luck to all those buying and getting it..... Enjoy the power.....
46. Forsaken77 (Posts: 542; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Aside from hardcore users, I don't think this phone will do that well. It's enormous! Most people, myself included, don't want phones that big. It's bigger than the Nexus and that phone is huge.
47. rayman173 (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Idk what to get....... the Samsung Galaxy III, the Galaxy Note, or the HTC One X.....oh well my upgrade is June 27th I have time to think...but im totally open for comments. :)
49. Wolves11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Wife has the Note for couple weeks now and loves it! I am not a touchwiz fan and prefer the layout of HTC Sense, and will be getting the One X on the 6th i think. The S3 will be another powerhouse, but need to wait till the 3rd to see exact, and then what versions each carrier will get, if they change it like they did the S2. But I still like what HTC has done with the One, even at 4.7 it isnt bigger than a lot of 4.3 phones and the Poly just looks so much better than Samsung Plastic. Just my 2 cents though, your opinion for what you buy is what matters!