The HTC One X 4G Android smartphone arrived on the AT&T 4G LTE network on May 6 of this year, and is currently exclusive to that wireless service provider. The handset recently benefited from a retail price tag lowering to $129 with a standard new two-year activation and data plan at select retailers. The HTC One X 4G was the first smartphone in the world to allow for video capture while simultaneously recording high resolution 1,080P HD video in stereo sound. The handset also delivers Near Field Communications (NFC) wireless technology and the Android Beam wireless data share app.
The HTC One X is currently available for purchase starting at $129.
Video can also be transferred out wirelessly via the DLNA technology which is supported out-of-the-box, and the HTC One X runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. The handset also includes the full range Beats Audio sound system, and is thin and light when compared to other smartphones. Arriving in the typical candy bar form factor as a slim, rectangular slab, the HTC One X 4G weighs 4.55 ounces (129 g) and measures 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) in thickness.
At 4.70 inches in measurement the Super LCD2 display on the HTC One X is one of the largest found on any smartphone. The resolution and pixel density of the screen also runs to the high-end of the 4G smartphone marketplace comparatively, with visuals being rendered in 16 million colors and 312 pixels per inch, for an overall display resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The screen is protected against scratching and chipping by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, which also offers glare reduction. Standard light and proximity sensors automatically adjust for the proper display brightness and help conserve battery life.
Talk time from a single charge of the 1,800 mA battery on board the handset runs slightly above average for a 4G smartphone at 8.50 hours. Also found in the hardware package on board the HTC One X is a Qualcomm MSM8960 microchip set which centers around a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait central processor. A graphics dedicated Adreno 225 GPU handles all graphics processing, and the handset also offers 16 GB of built-in, user accessible storage and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory.
On the back of the HTC One X is a high resolution 8.0 megapixel camcorder that comes equipped with an LED flash and f/2.0 lens that captures 40% more light than the average smartphone camera with an f/2.4 lens. That rear snapper also includes a back illuminated sensor (BSI), high dynamic range mode (HDR), autofocus, geo-tagging features and a special effects package. The camcorder is joined by a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam in the camera combo. You can buy the HTC One X starting at $129.