It’s time for AT&T to get their hands on the most powerful smartphone on earth, the HTC One X – part of HTC’s newest line of hero devices, this device will bring AT&T packs of fans in on the first day for sure. We’ve had our hands on this device several times now in its international form, now it’s time to get down to business with the HTC One series here in the USA. The HTC One X for AT&T will cost you $199.99 and will be available SOON – May 6th to be exact . Will you be getting in line early?

This version of the smartphone will be exactly the same as the international version of the HTC One X save for one rather important distinction: LTE! This difference means that the device will not be carrying NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Instead it’ll be rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor which, believe it or not, has been doing intensely well considering it has two CPU cores instead of NVIDIA’s 4.

This device also has an 1800mAh battery with the Snapdragon’s fabulous battery-saving low-power modes in-tact, Sense 4.0 with your total Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich experience, and a gigantic 4.7-inch 720p Super-LCD 2 display. You can check out the fullness of this experience in our review of the HTC One X in its international iteration now. Also be sure to check out our review of the HTC One S to see how the Qualcomm processor is working. Exciting times for HTC!

  • This looks to be a really great device, wish SOMEONE would get their act together and enable the LTE radio on the quad-core chip, but for what it’s worth, I’m waiting for the SGSIII to compare flagships before dropping some coin….  and unless you’re a die-hard HTC or Sense fan, you probably should as well!

    •  NVIDIA is working on that as we speak.. check out the One S vs X benchmark results though.  It’s closer than you’d think

      • m4gast0n

        True, but the One S isn’t a great benchmark comparison, due to the major differences in RAM and resolution.  The XL is a bit closer, though still not quite.  Running the two chipsets on equal devices has shown the S4 to be superior in nearly all day-to-day tasks, as so few programs can even properly make use of 4 cores, and the S4’s are so much more individually powerful.

    • m4gast0n

      There is no LTE radio on Tegra 3.  Qualcomm’s S4 is a next-gen chipset based on CortexA15’s design, and uses a 28nm die, allowing the LTE radio to fit directly into the chipset.

      Tegra 3 uses the current-gen CortexA9, and would require a separate LTE radio, which is shown to be fairly disastrous for battery life.

      Tegra 3 performs worse than S4 on nearly all day-to-day tests, since so few programs can properly take advantage of 4 cores, and each core of the S4 is vastly more powerful than those of the Tegra chipset.

      The dual-vs-quad core issue is completely misunderstood, as it’s trying to compare current gen to next gen.  A Tegra 3 beats a Tegra 2, yeah, but S4 scales up to Quad core 2.5GHz at 30% more power per cycle… Tegra 3 will never achieve even 1/4th that power.  OMAP5xxx and Exynos 5xxx will be S4’s real competition.

      AnandTech has had a number of articles about it: