Honestly, there’s hardly any clear differences with the design of AT&T’s version of the HTC One X – albeit, it’s a hairline longer (5.31 inches versus 5.29 inches) and lighter (129 grams versus 130 grams) than the international version we reviewed not too long ago. Additionally, rather than finding the manufacturer’s name beneath the earpiece, it’s bearing AT&T’s logo and name instead. Aside from those items, the two smartphones are nearly identical to one another!

Above, we have to give props to the folks over at HTC for concocting a magnificent smartphone that combines a stunning design and something that’s at ease to handle. Utilizing the same pristine white polycarbonate body as before, which does wonders in keeping it clean looking and dirt free, it also adds enough strength to withstand the normal wear and tear we tend to put it through. surely, it’s still a larger than other handsets, but it’s nice that they’ve carefully made good use of every corner and cranny without adding too much excess bulk. If that’s not enough, the sides of the handset and display are contoured perfectly to result in a comfortable feel in the hand. Indeed, it might not be supposed as the most premium constructed device we’ve seen from HTC, but nevertheless, it simply feels amazingly solid and fine to the touch.

Among a new flagship phone in tow, the HTC One X delivers the goods as its sports the newest versions of Android and its very own HTC Sense UI. Actually, there’s nothing different with this version, since it’s an exact exact copy to the international version – though, the preloaded apps differ. As every self-respecting smartphone nowadays, the HTC One X runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. This latest version of the OS bears tons of improvements in almost every feature of the system, including the UI, the browser, the core apps, performance and so on. Still, you won't get to see a thing of the ICS interface, because HTC has personalized it heavily with the new Sense 4 UI. We won’t be going into the details here, but if you’re inquisitive, you can read more about it in our review of the international HTC One X.

The main objective for HTC in terms of the interface has been to simplify it. Indeed, earlier versions of the UI had so much options and personalization stuff, that it could easily throw the more inexperienced users into confusion. Indeed, we do find Sense 4 to be significantly smooth. Well, you still get the attribute weather clock and big widgets, taking up a whole homescreen page, but HTC wanted to remain recognizable among the ocean of Android handsets on the market. However, gone is much of the eye-candy that was present in the previous version of the software. For example, you no longer get the spinning carousel when you energetically switch between homescreens.

What we like about this 8MP camera's UI is that it presents you with divide still photo shutter, and a video rec button at the same time. There are also a good number of additional settings like changing the review duration, self-timer, ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness, etc. There's also a slow-motion shooting mode. Two cool little features introduced by HTC are the continuous shooting mode (takes a series of images incredibly fast, but may introduce focusing problems), and image taking while shooting a video, which is pretty neat. Finally, one of the areas where HTC has focused is the speed of the camera. Indeed, it shows that they have achieved great results here, as taking a picture accurately takes only a fraction of the second.
Infrequently a surprise in our books nowadays, AT&T’s presence is clearly recognized on the phone in apps such as AT&T Code Scanner, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Navigator, AT&T Ready2Go, AT&T U-Verse Live TV, and myAT&T. As for the others preloaded with the device, it includes Amazon Kindle, MOG Music, Slacker Radio, TuneIn Radio, and YPmobile.

Primarily trying it out in a high coverage area in the greater Philadelphia region, the HTC One X manages to uphold a solid connection to the network – with no instances of major fluctuations or dropped calls. for the time being its Wi-Fi signal strength appears to be in tip-top shape, as it maintains a steady connection to a wireless router that’s 30 feet away.

And then there’s battery life with the HTC One X, which some people might find cynical since LTE devices are known to be voracious with battery power. To tell you the truth, we used it extensively under HSPA+ connections instead, and with that, we’re glad to report that we’re able to get by a single day of normal usage on a full charge. However, with heavy usage, it’s able to at least shove through the 12 hour mark.


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