The HTC One X is not scheduled to hit AT&T stores until May 6th for $199, but customers can pre-order the device right now from Amazon for $50 less. The device is currently listed as backordered, but it doesn’t ship for a couple more weeks and Amazon always has plenty of stock on the hottest new devices.
Amazon currently list the HTC One X at $149 with 2-yr agreement for new customers, upgrades, and add a line. Those who wish to purchase the phone off contract can grab it for the pretty amazing price of $549.
I’ve been playing with the international version of the HTC One X for the last week and I can easily say it’s my favorite Android phone yet. The camera experience is the best of any Android phone and the design of the One is simply beautiful. I’d highly suggest going with the white model if you are thinking about picking one up.
My version of the One X features a Tegra 3 chip, while AT&T’s version features the Snapdragon S4. Both versions of the device offer comparable performance, and we will post a full performance preview of Tegra 3 and Snapdragon S4 next week to let you know how they stack up.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network is pretty limited right now, but it’s blazing fast if your city has it. I have been testing 4G LTE devices on AT&T’s network in Dallas and I have measured download speeds of 50 Mbps down, and 20 Mbps up. This will surely go down as more devices come online, but AT&T has the fastest mobile network I have ever tested.
Some will say that the Samsung Galaxy S III is right around the corner, but there is no promise on when (or if) it will come to AT&T. Samsung could surpass some of the hardware specs of HTC, but it will be difficult to match the overall experience offered by the One X.
We always suggest going with the best device you can afford, and the HTC One X is easily going to become the top Android phone on AT&T.