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

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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One X AT&T
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    HTC Sense UI



44. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I really want to see a compare between this and the Sony Ion. I don't really care for Samsung and their cheap plastic. I just want to know how it and the Sony compare for performance, screen quality, and battery life.

45. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

screen is better on one x i am 100% sure of it, as far as other components go i think that CPU is better on one x being A15 like krait core compared to A9 like scorpion, for the rest i don't know i also think that 4,7" is too big, 4,5" is as big as I'd go and 4,3" hits the sweet spot with me but htc being IPS pannel is the winner in my book here, so go with htc and you will be perfectly happy

47. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Faster, better display. Battery life is better on LTE. Maybe the Ion gets slightly better battery life on 2G/3G, but I think the display power consumption is more than the One X due to it's LCD tech, AH-IPS is on average about the same or bit less than AMOLED tech for battery use.

43. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

No MicroSD support just ruined this phone for me.

48. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

It's a shame, indeed...

41. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im an exynos fanboy ill admit but this are some damn impressive benchmarks. might just have to go back to HTC for my next phone this summer. maybe both the s3 and the one x im not sure yet.

38. FlyMrTee

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

this is gonna be such a great phone its only downfall is that its stuck on a tired data plan not that att is bad service its just makes no since the way technology is going they wanna limit people from getting the full mobile experience because they are worried about "going over"

34. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I have been sitting on my upgrade waiting for this phone, as my phone is on its last legs! I thought this was supossed to come out the first/second week of April? Does it take that long to test a phone that it won't me out until May?

33. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Perfect timing for me because my upgrade is due in May. This phone is going in my pocket :D

27. katierose18

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

Here I have the HTC Vivid and I was waiting to get the HTC One X but without the micro sd slot it makes me wonder..I guess we will see otherwise i'll just do the update on the Vivid and stick with that probably

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why do people keep complaining about the 16 gig storage? Is it really that necessary? I have an 8 gig iPod touch, and I'm only using 5...

28. katierose18

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

I keep everything on my phone that is why I need it but everyone is different

29. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

If you do any type of video recording on your phone, it eats up a lot of hard drive space (especially 1080p). Plus movies, videos, music, photos, etc.

25. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

small non removable battery/ no sd card slot = no buy. Looks like I'll be holding on to my htc inspire a little longer.

30. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I have the distinct feeling the Galaxy S3 won't have a micro sd card slot either =\ and if they go for a ceramic material for the back of the phone, I have a hunch there won't be a removable battery either! =( Sad times if true..

32. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Yeah that wont be good. If that is true then I wont be buying it either. It looks like manufactures are starting to go the way of the iphone.

20. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

HTC should have just went with the S4 altogether for the HTC One X rather than have the international version use the Tegra 3.

24. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I am going to agree with you there. Using S4 altogether would have been a:-) smarter choice. However, LTE isn't that popular in a lot of Asian countries and the fact that wifi is almost available anywhere you go. Hitting 5-8 mbps download speed is easy most of time. So using T3 would be more logical and kind of helps to sell the phone since it's "quad core". I am exciting to get my HTC One XL though, but the fact it's only going to have 16 GB internal storage is a downer. Luckily, I got 50GB from drop box while they were offering to limited amount of people a few months back :-)

46. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The OneS is Snapdragon S4 and not LTE. ;) They should've launched the OneX with Snapdragon S4 at 1.7 GHz or something to differentiate it.

19. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 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??

31. barondebxl

Posts: 182; Member since: Nov 04, 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!

36. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31815; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

23. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

nvm dupe

35. jonatankarter

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

14. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 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. :-(

17. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 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').

13. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 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.

40. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

42. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

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