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HTC One X now on sale

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 May 2012 21:00 User comments (7)

HTC One X now on sale HTC's new flagship has gone on sale today via AT&T and numerous retailers.
The device will sell for $200 with two-year contract via AT&T or $150 through Amazon. Unsurprisingly, the phone is backordered as of posting, with an 8-day delay expected from Amazon.

HTC's One X device is the high-end model among three new phone "HTC One" branded phones.

The device has a large 4.7-inch display with 1,280x720-pixel HD resolution and Gorilla Glass. The phone runs on Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0, and the phone maker has decided to keep three buttons, one for back, home and running/recent apps.

Along with LTE, the phone will also have a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

At 0.36-inches thick, the phone is on par with the Windows Phone-powered HTC Titan.

The superphone also has, what HTC is calling its "most advanced" camera ever, an 8MP deal with five levels of LED flash and automatic focus, an (f/2.0) lens, a better image sensor and a dedicated imaging chip. The front-side camera is 1.3MP and the device will also have Beats Audio.

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7 user comments

16.5.2012 21:18

Superphone??? It doesn't even have a quad core. If this is their flagship then it is no wonder Samsung is killing them.



26.5.2012 21:33

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Superphone??? It doesn't even have a quad core. If this is their flagship then it is no wonder Samsung is killing them.
As you surely know, the S4 processors offer equal or superior performance to the quad-core processors available. Also, there are no quad-core chips yet capable of supporting American LTE.

37.5.2012 1:51

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Superphone??? It doesn't even have a quad core. If this is their flagship then it is no wonder Samsung is killing them.
Sadly, youll see this same processor in the next American Galaxy s3. The S4 chip though since its the equivalent of A15 arcitecture is no slouch. And most apps arent even optimized for quad cores even the benchmark tests.Regardless quad cores won't be great until you can get ARM A15 2.5GHZ quad core chips in phones, those are the real SOC's.

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47.5.2012 2:21
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Guess it's time to get rid of my HTC Sensation 4G w/ICS 4.0 w/ Beats Audio.

57.5.2012 8:07

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Superphone??? It doesn't even have a quad core. If this is their flagship then it is no wonder Samsung is killing them.
As you surely know, the S4 processors offer equal or superior performance to the quad-core processors available. Also, there are no quad-core chips yet capable of supporting American LTE.
They offer about the same performance with current apps...that is to say, more than current apps need. Heck, my Sensation 4G with the CPU brought up to rated speed would be just as fast as this "SuperPhone" in virtually any test...faster in many thanks to the fact that I removed HTC Sense. If you are going to sign a 2-year contract for a phone, you want one that won't be useless in 1 year.

I'm not saying it is a bad phone...but it is no "SuperPhone" if there are already phones on other carriers that are just as good or better.

67.5.2012 12:05

Hope the damn thing can run a lion share of the apps out there... As I've mentioned before - every time I turn around, someone is complaining that an HTC product (a former flagship) can't seem to run one app or another. And it seems to happen in droves.

I'm not an HTC hater, not by a long shot. But when people blame the phone/manufacturer rather than the software it bears noticing.


77.5.2012 13:28

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They offer about the same performance with current apps...that is to say, more than current apps need. Heck, my Sensation 4G with the CPU brought up to rated speed would be just as fast as this "SuperPhone" in virtually any test...faster in many thanks to the fact that I removed HTC Sense. If you are going to sign a 2-year contract for a phone, you want one that won't be useless in 1 year.

I'm not saying it is a bad phone...but it is no "SuperPhone" if there are already phones on other carriers that are just as good or better.
C'mon. Your overclocked Sensation with virtuous inquisition still cannot compete with the S4s. Imagine a tweaked S4 with no Sense then if you want to compare.

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