HTC One X for AT&T ReviewHTC One X AT&T 8.5
Listening to our callers through the earpiece, the volume output seems to be effective enough to allow us to comprehend voices with little problems. However, in noisier settings, it becomes almost unusual due to its weak performance. Additionally, the same thing applies when relying on the speakerphone, since it’s output is dull and extremely low in overall tone to properly have conversations.
Primarily testing it out in a high coverage area in the greater Philadelphia region, the HTC One X manages to maintain a solid connection to the network – with no instances of major fluctuations or dropped calls. Meanwhile, its Wi-Fi signal strength appears to be in tip-top shape, as it maintains a steady connection to a wireless router that’s 30 feet away.
And then there’s battery life with the HTC One X, which some people might find skeptical since LTE devices are known to be voracious with battery power. To tell you the truth, we used it extensively under HSPA+ connections instead, and with that, we’re happy to report that we’re able to get by a single day of normal usage on a full charge. However, with heavy usage, it’s able to at least push through the 12 hour mark.
Let’s be serious here people! Should be lament that AT&T’s version resorts to using a dual-core processor instead of wielding a quad-core one like its international sibling? Of course not, mainly because this version of the HTC One X maintains the same excellent level of performance. And if that’s not enough for you, it’s been outfitted with 4G LTE connectivity to really round out its feature filled arsenal, but more importantly, it’s the one distinctive and usable feature that makes this version stand out apart from its sibling from across the big lake.
There’s no arguing about the HTC One X being a top-shelf smartphone, but unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE, it’s not flaunting a price point that’s overblown to proportions. Rather, customers are truly in for a treat considering that it’s sticking to that usual golden price of $200 on-contract, which seemingly makes it a great buy in many ways. Sure, it’s not perfect in all categories, but as a whole, it delivers enough of a bite to really get consumers in the US excited.
From its pristine design, to the expansive personalization available with its Sense interface, the HTC One X is the newest device on the scene to beat. Of course, you might be curious about other impending top-self smartphones on the horizon, but as far as we’re concerned, this is the smartphone to pick and own right now – like don’t wait, just make that impulse decision to pick it up when it arrives in stores. Much like the original HTC EVO 4G, the HTC One X is a remarkable evolutionary step up for the Taiwanese manufacturer.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.3
HTC Sense Version: 4.0
Build Number: 1.75.502.1
Kernel Version: 3.0.8-01111-g188cf26
HTC One X for AT&T Video Review:
- Slim, solid, and pristine body
- Gorgeous HD display
- Lightning fast LTE speeds
- Excellent performance with its dual-core CPU
- Unintuitive browser
- Weak internal speaker
- Ineffective with capturing photos/videos in low lighting
HTC One X for AT&T Review - Performance and Conclusion
|Display||4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) S-LCD 2|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
1 GB RAM
|Size||5.31 x 2.75 x 0.35 inches|
(134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm)
4.55 oz (129 g)
|Battery||1800 mAh, 8.5 hours talk time|