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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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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:51 1

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


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......

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:04 1

30. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:10 1

33. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


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??

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:27

37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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"
http://www.viddler.com/v/d172a8fc

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:41 1

38. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


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....

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:49

39. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:04 1

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2gEtUfTK-g

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:36

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:43 1

45. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


but you missing the point........phones break because of accidents and by random droppings......not lab test!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 20:02

47. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why you think they have such equipment for drop test in Nokia lab? Do you think they are stupid?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:40 2

44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:48 1

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


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

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 05:08

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:31

51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:00

52. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:01

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm not sure, I think that average user just bring it to the master shop.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:36

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:38

55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And then they are geting answer? What answer...? :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:44

22. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:58

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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.). :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:08 1

31. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; 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 ;)))))

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:15 1

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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). :)

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 05:01 1

48. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


2GB memory wont save GALAXY s3 this time

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:23

56. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; 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..

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:29

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:40

20. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:14 1

41. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1721; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:46

24. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; 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.

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