Offered in either gray or white and starting around $175 with a standard new two-year activation and data plan on the new 4G LTE AT&T network, the HTC One X 4G Android smartphone delivers a feature set which arguably ranks that phone among the top performers in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace. Arriving in the typical candy bar form factor, the handset is thinner than most others, at only 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) in thickness, weighing slightly above average when compared to all other 4G offerings. One of the first 4G smartphones to run on the newly upgraded 4G LTE AT&T network, the handset is also one of only a couple which offer simultaneous high definition video and snapshot recording.
The 8.0 megapixel camcorder on the back of the handset delivers high resolution video capture at 1,080P HD, and can snap a shot almost instantly, in only 0.7 seconds. The F/2.0 lens on the camera captures up to 40% more light than the typical F/2.4 lenses found on most other handsets. Coupled with the built-in LED flash, this feature allows for excellent low light camera operability. The camcorder also delivers a back illuminated sensor (BSI), geo-tagging, autofocus and high dynamic range mode (HDR). A front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam is also on board, and offers video call support.
Delivering Near Field Communications (NFC) access out-of-the-box means that the handset can operate with applications like Google Wallet to deliver wireless retail payment solutions at NFC enabled retailers. The multimedia package on board the full-featured Android smartphone includes the full range Beats by Dr. Dre audio system, a built-in music player that supports all major file formats, and a proprietary YouTube video player. Approximately 8.5 hours of talk time is available from a single charge of the 1,800 mA cell, and standby time runs approximately 10.5 days.
With one of the largest displays currently found on any handset, the 4.70 inch super LCD 2 screen renders visuals in more than 16 million colors, and is protected by a layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass. Resolution runs to the extreme high end, at 312 pixels per inch, delivering an overall screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The handset supports capacitive, multitouch gestures to navigate the device, and light and proximity sensors are built in for auto brightness adjustment and battery conservation.
The handset’s central processor has been clocked as one of the quickest in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace, at 1.5 GHz. That dual core CPU joins a graphics dedicated processor in the Qualcomm MSM8960 microchip package on board the HTC One X. 16 GB of built-in, user accessible storage is also present, as well as a full 1.0 GB of RAM system memory.