AT&T's HTC One XL now available for pre-order at Best Buy; no online orders accepted for now

AT&T's HTC One XL now available for pre-order at Best Buy; no online orders accepted for now
How fast things move in the quick-paced world of smartphones. Just introduced yesterday in Barcelona at a special event, the HTC One XL for AT&T can now be pre-ordered at Best Buy. First, we need to point out that the model that AT&T is offering will be called the HTC One XL as opposed to the international model called the HTC One X. That is because the latter will be powered by the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 while the former has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 under the hood.

A call to some Best Buy stores revealed that the big box retailer is accepting pre-orders for the AT&T One XL. While a final price of the device is not known, right now $50 will reserve a unit for you. The device is expected to be released sometime in April. Ah, one last thing. We are told by Best Buy that the re-orders are being accepted in stores only, which might explain why you can't find it online.

With a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 display featuring resolution of 720 x 1280, the pixel density on the HTC One XL comes in at 312ppi. A dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm QSM 8960 is under the hood with 1GB of RAM aboard. 32GB of native memory comes with the phone out of the box and the 8MP camera captures 1080p video. The 1.3MP front-facing camera takes self-portraits and lets you video chat.

So who is on the way to Best Buy to reserve their HTC One XL?

source: UnwiredView


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One X AT&T
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.50h talk time)

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30 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

They'll need a price incentive for people to but the dual core version as personally id avoid it if i knew there was a quad core verison available for only a slight bit dearer

6. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

It's hilarious how ignorant you are. Sorry for the snide remark, but I'm tired of seeing people say "Oh well it's dual core, IT MUST BE SLOWER THAN THE QUAD CORE!" Look up benchmarks for the Snapdragon S4. It is at worst, on par with the Tegra 3 quad core. At best it blows it away.

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The results do look impressive.

12. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

this is the US you're talking about. most people don't understand the concept of buying phones without a contract

19. irvinkeith

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

plz say it again

2. gladmo

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I'd really like to know the amount of total 1GB of RAM that is reserved for Sense 4.0 to function. Hopefully, they have decrease to RAM requirement since Sense 3.0. I wonder if a reduction in RAM usage is the reason that HTC removed the spinning, merry-go-round effect of the homescreens.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

no thanks. i'm waiting for the SONY iON. i'll pass the X ONE

27. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Trusting Sony's native UI is a big mistake... plus it's still on Gingerbread...

4. bagsofcole

Posts: 30; Member since: May 19, 2009

Damn CDMA!

5. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Nah, I will go for the Ion then. Aluminum body, SD storage, PS certified, more PPI and amaaaaaaaazzzziiinnnggggg camera.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

While the camera is excellent, can we really say any smartphone camera is "amazing" after the PureView was announced?

7. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

If the AT&T version was the true quad-core version, I wud then consider more so than any other smartphone, but hearing that this one's a dual-core, the Sony Xperia ION has an upper hand like many of the other guys has older commented. But do really like the sense ui and if this does have beats audio, might be a little difficult to skip on, I really like to see how much of a difference I wud get out of music with beats audio and not. Might just be a gimic, but who knows. The embedded 1800mAh battery isn't appealing either for such a large display with LTE... HTC and AT&T sud then strongly consider releasing a newer One XL that will have a larger battery and make the phone long-lasting on a charge, if its going to be embedded, Super amoled display, better cameras, QUAD-CORE, microSD storage and more RAM... Did I miss any aspects of greatly improving the soon to be released One XL (eXtra Loss)???

20. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Wrong. The OneXL has a better screen than the Ion, the processor trashes Tegra 3, and has an integrated modem that drastically reduces battery consumption on LTE.

28. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

If you know about CPU, you would know that the CPU in One XL would kill the dual-core 1.5GHz cpu in the Ion and reduce a lot more power consumption. Plus hTC Sense 4.0 UI is definitely more responsive than the Sony's Timescape UI. Trusting Sony's native UI is a huge mistake... slows down even with a strong hardware support.

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I am a little disappointed to hear the At&t version only carries dual core. However, it is the S4 CPU we are talking about here. Beside the only reason At&t didn't go with the Tegra 3 is because it doesn't support LTE. However, it doesn't really cover much of the U.S. market anyway... Why they even bother. The battery does seem very small for a phone like HTC One X or XL. Anyway, Best buy has 30 days return policy if you don't like the phone just take it back and exchange for the Sony Ion or whatever you like. HTC, you disappointed me :(

21. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The S4 is better than the Tegra 3 for LTE power consumption, and is better at ramping up. Almost all tasks in the background keep just a single core open running at less than 500 MHz.

10. davelisa3210

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

All Verizon got was a rock :(

30. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I am pretty sure hTC is working on a "messed up" version of One X for Verizon.

11. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Are you sure it has 32GB? Because in the specs sheet, I could swear it says 16GB.

14. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The OneXL and OneX will both have 32 GB internal NAND and 26 GB will be user accessible.

29. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Nope, the AT&T One XL will only come with 16GB of internal memory where the International hTC One X (tegra3) has the 32GB of internal memory.

13. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

if this is htc new flagship phone then they will see another year of slow sales

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I don't know, but it will be interesting to see how well HTC will do this year with this line of phone. It does look very awesome to me. Hopefully, they do well. I would like to see they include a Beats headphone along with purchase of the phone :D then I don't have to spend more money to get one pair.

15. spinz

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

If the Sony Ion doesn't have the S4 CPU with the integrated LTE, then I might consider this HTC phone.

17. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I agree.. I think people don't realize that the S4 is a pretty awesome SoC. Only thing that could be improved is the graphics, which will be the S4 Pro later in the year. The S4 has LTE integrated onto the chip, instead of a separate set of radios, drastically improving performance and decreasing power consumption. The S4 is also a newer architecture than the Tegra 3 and is packed onto a smaller die... more energy efficient... Not sure why everyone is freaking out. Plus, until benchmarks come out with both phones on various programs / games you really have no clue wtf you're talking about if you say the XL is a piece of crap compared to the X. So stfu. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Qualcomm-Snapdragon-S4-blows-competition-out-of-the-water-and-has-the-benchmarks-to-prove-it_id27081

22. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

Noticed something that is bothering... on HTC's website and the PA site for the One XL, lists 16 GB internal storage. Other places like GSM Arena list 32 GB for the One XL... !?!??!!???

23. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

I'd like to see if HTC enhanced their battery performance at all. They're by far the worst when it comes to holding a decent charge.

24. G4Man

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i spent 3 days trying to figure out if i should get the one xl or the ion. when it came down to it i couldnt go with a phone with non-expandable 16 gigs. Ion it is!

25. spinz

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

If the HTC X can take at least good pictures like the Ion and has 32gb, I'll take it over the ion since it has the better processor s4. Regards to the non-expandable battery, I could always carry a portable charger or I'm sure they'll come up with external battery cases for the X like they do with the iphones.

26. G4Man

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

The HTC One XL (At&t's version) is the one with the s4 processor and it only has a 16 GB internal memory. Source: googled it, its on htc's website

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