HTC One X AT&T Smartphone Review
Introduction & Specifications
The HTC One X generated quite a buzz when the smartphone was first announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The initial announcement featured information and specifications for two versions of the phone, an international model built around NVIDIA’s quad-plus-one core Tegra 3 SoC (system on a chip) and a U.S. model powered by a dual-core Qualcomm chip. The lack of a quad-core model in the U.S. left some observers feeling a bit flat, but by going with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960 HTC was able to support LTE in the U.S. Additionally; the MSM 8960 isn’t like other dual-core SoCs currently on the market. The MSM 8960 features Qualcomm's Krait microarchitecture, with an Adreno 225 graphics engine, and the chip is built using a 28nm manufacturing process. The sum-total of these advancements is a SoC that offers better per-core CPU performance than most other SoCs, with relatively strong graphics performance, and in a lower power-envelope. As you’ll see a little later, the performance of the device is very good.
Before we dive in and cover all of the specifics, we have a quick hands-on video of the HTC One X, to give you all a sense for how the device performs and fits in your hand. The model we take a look at here is the One X for AT&T’s LTE network, but other HTC One branded phones are coming to other carries as well.
|4G LTE and HSPA+ - LTE:700MHz/AWS; HSPA/HSPA+: 850/1900/1200MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
|Android 4.0.3 with Sense 4.0
|4.7-inch True HD IPS touchscreen, 1280 x 720
Corning Gorilla Glass
|1.5 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM 8960 "Krait"
|1GB RAM internal memory
16GB Internal Storage
|Talk and Standby Time
|Usage Time: up to 8.5 hours
Standby Time: up to 12.6 days
|5.3 x 2.75 x 0.37 inches (HxWxD)
|Bluetooth Version 3.0, 802.11b/g/n, Wi–Fi Direct, 4G Mobile Hotspot, microUSB, S-GPS, 3.5mm headset jack
|8 Megapixel Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera and Camcorder with LED Flash
1.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera
|$199.99 with contract and discounts
Above we have the full specifications and features of the AT&T HTC One X. As you can see, the phone is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8960 dual-core SoC, which is paired to 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The phone has a 4.7” HD screen with a resolution of 1280x720 and it features both front and rear facing cameras. We’ll cover more of the features and design of the HTC One X on the pages ahead.
As for the HTC One X’s retail bundle, we found all of the usual suspects included with the device—nothing more, nothing less. Along with the phone itself, HTC includes and AC charger, micro-USB sync cable, a Quick Start guide, and a SIM eject pin.