Alright Brits, you’re always complaining about haw America gets all the good stuff first – movies, gadgets, Netflix, sandwiches that don’t suck. With HTC’s One series, you can now lord your mobile superiority over the former colonies. The HTC One X and One S are now officially on sale in the UK, both in their unlocked, full-priced versions and subsidized from carriers. Take your pick of Three, Orange, O2, Vodaphone and T-Mobile UK, almost all of which will give you either phone for free with a contract, though the price of the monthly plans will differ accordingly.
If you plan to buy either phone outright, prepare to pony up some pounds. The flagship HTC One X will run you £479.99, the equivalent of $760, and the One S will go for £449.99, about $710, though some discounts have it cheaper at the moment. That’s pricey even by United Kingdom standards, but the phones themselves are hard to argue with: check out our review of the One X and One S to see why. Both phones are already available in some European countries.
Americans will have to wait a few weeks at the very least to see either phone. The One X is coming to AT&T and the Now Network in slightly different versions, with the latter rechristened as the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Both get a CPU swap from Nvidia’s Tegra 3 to the Snapdragon S4, and the EVO gets a reduced 16GB of storage in exchange for an SD card slot and a kickstand. T-Mobile will get the smaller One S, presumably in much the same form as its European version. Though none of the carriers will say when the phones will go on sale, the EVO will be up for pre-order in may.