Unlocked HTC One X+ available for pre-order in the U.S.
0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2012, 15:56 posted on
On Thursday, we told you a SIM card free version of the HTC One X+ was available for pre-order from Clove in the U.K. and now we have the device available for pre-order in the U.S. from Expansys; you could always wait for the subsidized version from AT&T, especially if you want 4G LTE coverage...
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1. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
HTC is qualified for best finish quality of android world.There no plastic you pay your pocket.
2. jan25 (Posts: 387; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
no cheap looking plastic* the One X+ is made out of plastic.
9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
yes but not a cheap one....dood......."cheap plastic" would be found on the GS3
10. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
... the GS3 is polycarbonate with a glossy coat
16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
dude you can be "technical" about it if you want....but the S3 has "cheap plastic" sorry....
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X and Nokia Lumia 900, they all are same Polycarbonate!
17. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
i understand you guys like sammy but the build on the HTC is MUCH more premium than the build on sammsungs......lets jus be real......now some may prefer that i guess but it still doesnt change the fact that HTC is more premium than sammy
19. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
You said the s3 is made of cheap plastic, which it's not. What you like is the design/shape of the one x, not the difference in material because they are the exact same thing.
23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
yes and noo when you take off the cover of the S3.....it is REALLY flimsy and cheap feeling.... the HTC has a much more "expensive" feeling and nice soft touch to it.....
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't try to deny that HTC One X looks better than Samsung Galaxy S III and that HTC One X feels more premium than Samsung Galaxy S III.
I just stated the fact that they both are made of the same Polycarbonate!
26. jan25 (Posts: 387; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Xperia-Knight, you not liking the glossy finish is a different matter. the S3 and the One X use the same kind of plastic. the build quality of HTC is overrated. let's just agree that both handle scratches and dents way better than the aluminum back of the iPhone 5 (as premium looking as it is)
28. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
ok but if thats polycarbonate on the S3 then it must be the lowest grade of polycarbonate u can find.....sorry man but i think they can do a little better than that
34. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
the only reason you might consider the s3 plastic flimsy is because you can see the thickness when taking off the back. I'm sure if the One X had a removable battery, the back would be just as thin.
I had the evo 4g and the back was slightly thicker but only because it was a cheaper plastic and if it was polycarbonate, i'm sure htc would have made it thinner.
36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
i guess man all i can say is you wont be able to convince people in a store that the S3 doesnt have a plasticky build when compared to HTC
57. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I whole heartedly agree to all of comments.
Where the build is concerned, yes we all know that Sammy used Polycarbonate this time round on the S3. But the point is nobody could guess that if they were not told about it! Probably because of the glossy finish, but Sammy actually made it feel like cheap plastic!!
-1 to Sammy for this one..
32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree with everything you have said except "the build quality of HTC is overrated.", in my opinion HTC One X is better build than Samsung Galaxy S III but it is just mine opinion. :)
42. jan25 (Posts: 387; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
it is better built and i find it 10 times more appealing too. people just like to exaggerate when comparing the built quality of HTC and Samsung.
50. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
To put this whole thing simply, those that perfer the One X perfer it for its matte finish. I've tried out both phones, and I also like the matte finish of the One X better.
58. nserrano (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
FYI All, if they are telling you that truly this material is Polycarbonate. Well, it is a plastic! Or a Polymer is a (Plastic) that has been (Cross Linked). Cross linking makes plastic a lot more durable in many ways.
It is a good and safe material though, look it up I don't want to tell you to not create negativism.
3. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
yeah.. i like my HTC sensation... and one reason i think to move from HTC its this cheap plastic... i hate it.. i want aluminium
13. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Its not aluminium, its aluminium coated or sheet wrapped over plastic. You really think that they spend that much money on aluminium or even use it? That means they have to use a bigger RF amp. And if its true aluminium, the whole phone will get hot from top to bottom and you won't able to hold it.
4. cGmC11 (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
The HTC One X+ uses soft-touch policarbonate plastic that is "solid & has a good rugged feeling in hand", unlike the white version available in the current AT&T model says multiple blogs in YouTube hand-on
6. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Where is our Nokia Lumia 920 pureview......what happned dear Nokia no news,
8. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Here's a question that end to you IPhone and HTC fans. But first, I have to say I use to own an Iphone and HTC.
What can IPhone 5 and One X do that the S3 can't?????? I can mention some futures that IPhone 5 and One X can't do.
11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
nothing really man.......the only thing wrong with samsung is they refuse to make premium devices,.... if they would get that down packed then there is no doubt in my mind they would have the best phones in the world (as well as not use amoled anymore, my opinion)......but if im going to buy a phone that cost me 500-700 dollars then why cant i get one that has all the power and features of samsung.....BUT with the build quality and design of HTC??
jus saying man
12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Good question! :)
I don't know if my answer will be "legit" but HTC One X+ has faster CPU and Beats Audio. Also I'm not sure if Samsung Galaxy S III camera can shot 4 continuous shots per second in one-press (not sure about that). :D
18. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Yes it can, I have the S3 and camera is awsome. What makes even cooler, you can do a voice command on the snapshot.
Xperia-Knight, what is premium to you? The both use the same material but different paint of coating. They are all made of plastic coating, yes even the IPhones. If you really it read, it translated to aluminium sheet warp around plastic. Just because the S3 is and feels lighter that it means its cheaper built? And for the One X to fellow the IPhone with internal battery is big problem. All smart phones should have swappable batteries or give it an option to go with a bigger one. All they use the same glass. And yes maybe the S3 will brake easier, because its obvious its a bigger screen. Oh that's right engineers never thought of that cuz its too basic for them.
Like Phonearena, most of the reviewer gives you a little details of the difference and compare what all the phones have. And of course they always favor what they use. But never gives what each phone has as their futures.
27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
i mean usually if something "looks" AND "feels" as well, like low grade plastic! then it must be,.... no?
All im sayin is if you gonna tell me its polycarbonate.....then it better Look and feel like its polycarbonate not low grade plastic......
30. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Just because it feels lighter, it's low grade??? Maybe you want to reconsider since technology have gone a long way. Strong materials are not as heavy. Yes my battery cover will fall out if I drop the phone. But its still in one piece and I can still put it back together. Its more like the heavier it is the more chance it will crack. And guess what, the HTC is none removeable battery. So you have to replace the back cover in which it cost more and more labor to replace. Trust me Samsung sucks with washer, dryers and fridge. But when it comes to phone, tvs, and etc. they are will engineer for the consumers' EVERY DAY usage!
BTW, I rather carry around a light equipment than a so called feel more tougher in which is not in the real world.
33. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
man they already gave the galaxy s3 a drop test.....and the results of it was not pretty.......now im willing to put money on it if they droped the htc the same way they droped the S3.........the HTC would hold up better
Everyones making premium devices Sony, HTC, Motorola, and EVEN LG! so why cant samsung??
37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think it will be interesting to se for you both:
"Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III Drop Test in Nokia's Torture Lab"
38. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
first off that wasnt even the nokia 920 (or least it didnt look like it)......second the test was inaccurate because people are more likely to drop their phone and it land on its back, and front maybe bounce off of its top and bottom but not necessarily its side like they did in that test....
39. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Sorry, it was Nokia 808 PureView.
And test was accurate because it ensures equal drop conditions for both devices: Same speed, same height, same angle. Not like in human test.
40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
yea but peoples drops "in real life" are not always the same they are accidental......so what does this test prove??
In a real life test where a dude mimics an accidental drop between the iphone 5 and GS3, the galaxy got pretty banged up.....
3 different drops are made between the two
43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Athletes at the Olympic Games must have equal rights if we want to find out which one is the winner.
Same with phones, we should give them equal conditions in drop test. Nokia lab ensures equal drop conditions for both devices: Same speed, same height, same angle. In human drop test is just to much accidental chances and drop conditions for both devices ar not the same.
45. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
but you missing the point........phones break because of accidents and by random droppings......not lab test!
47. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Why you think they have such equipment for drop test in Nokia lab? Do you think they are stupid?
44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I know that the GS3 and the One X are made of the same materials, but it's the glossy coating on it that makes it look cheap, it makes it look like a toy. If Samsung would've gone with a matte finish instead of gloss, it would be better.
And then there are all of those reports of GS3's polycarbonate cracking around the sides of the device and around the camera lens... You don't hear anything about that with the One X.
They also need to adapt to uni-body. Removable batteries are becoming a thing of the past. Yes, there are perks to having a removable battery, but it's becoming less and less popular. Not only do uni-body design have cleaner appearance, but they also tend to have better durability. With removable battery doors, if you drop it, the battery door comes flying off and your battery goes onto the ground. That's just inconvenient. Huge batteries like the one in the Razr Maxx are reducing the need for removable batteries.
Samsung does a great job with their devices internally, but when it comes to the design they are lacking severely when compared to Motorola, HTC, Sony, and even LG now with the Optimus G. Samsung needs a new design team, then they'll really be a force to be reckoned with.
46. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2437; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Thank you man lol
Now i will point out that while the phone dropping and the battery going all over is an inconvenience, but so can having a battery that is non removable because what if your phone freezes? and the only way to reset it is by removing the battery?
but hopefully those freezes will be less and less with more updates and better performances........and hopefully our chips and batteries wil be good enough to FULLY replace that little perk of removable battery
49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You can do a hard reset by doing some combination of holding down the power button and one of the volume buttons I think. It has the same effect as taking out the battery.
The only perk to having a removable battery now is if you're a power user and swaps batteries (which the same effect can be done with an extended battery case), or if the battery just dies, as in it can't be charged anymore, and you can just swap in a good battery as opposed to uni-body where you have to get a whole new phone.
51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...as opposed to uni-body where you have to get a whole new phone."
No you don!
1) You can buy new battery and using screwdrivers replace it.
2) You can bring it to the master shop and master wil change it.
52. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yes, but the average consumer probably isn't going to do that. Their going to send it back and ask for a new one.
53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm not sure, I think that average user just bring it to the master shop.
54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Nah, the usual reaction is to either contact the company (carrier or manufacturer) or walk into the nearest retail store (carrier retail, Best Buy, Radioshack, etc.) and then they'll ask for a replacement.
55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And then they are geting answer? What answer...? :)
22. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
As for the audio on the S3, with the earpiece it came with, IT FREAKIN ROCKS. I was really amaze how load and how much comes in the tiny ear piece. When the products have nothing to show to make it shine, it have to show something even thou the other company has it too.
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Like I said it before, I don't know, I was just cheating with my answer. :D
Anyway if I had to choose between Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X+, I would choose HTC One X+ becase in my opinion HTC One X+ looks better, has faster CPU and it has LCD display (since I prefer LCD over OLED based displays.). :)
31. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Phonearenauser, you have the best answer to why you want the HTC. Unlike most people, they just choice it because it has better futures or quality. Yes One X is little faster on the test. But I choice the S3 cuz it has 2gig of memory. With this after you load all your apps and run them like normal is the true test. I'm looking at the long run. And the other part is the HTC is enclosed battery, big thumbs down for me.
But have fun with it, its still Android phone ;)))))
35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"But I choice the S3 cuz it has 2gig of memory."
You see I'm from Europe so it is doesn't matter which I would choose, I would still had 1GB of RAM (international version Quad-Core). :)
56. b1acktiger (Posts: 207; Member since: 19 May 2012)
I used both 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM devices. choosing 1GB RAM over 512MB is a huge step up.. but i didnt felt anything like that in 2GB RAM devices.
Just wat i felt..
15. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
I think it would have been awesome if they held off on this and had it branded as one of the Nexus phones.
20. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Waiting for the Nexus is big waste of time. The is nothing different about it that gives a wow factor. It will be like S3 or One X. And the Lumia will be a big lost with Windows like the other Windows phone in the past.
41. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Ummm first to get updates is pretty different and you can't say for sure there will be nothing on a device that doesn't exist. Unless you secretly work for Google R&D or something.
24. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
What Samsung did this year on their marketing is what most haven't done since Apple market their phone. They made it clear what the S3 can do or already have, what others can't. And with that gave a lot of IPhone seekers another view of the smart phone battle.