We have been waiting to see more details about the HTC One X (Previously known as HTC Endeavor and Edge) for a while. Mobile World Congress is finally taking off, and HTC has given us our fix of what could be your next smartphone. The HTC One X is probably the main highlight of HTC’s press event, and brings some of the best specs we have seen in a while.
This Quad-Core device is no weak link. It sports a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, Android 4.0 (With HTC’s new Sense 4.0), a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD display and an f2.0 8 MP rear-facing camera capable of 1080p recording.
AT&T has just announced that it will be bringing this device to the States, as an exclusive. Except the US version will not come with a Tegra 3 processor. Instead, the US HTC One X will pack a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
This may not sound as exciting as the international version, but we will have to wait and see how the US version performs. More details about the launch are to come within 60 days, so stay tuned to see more details about when this bad boy will hit your market.
NVIDIA Delivers Quad-Core Performance in New HTC One X
BARCELONA, Spain—Feb. 26, 2012—NVIDIA today announced that its NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor, the world’s only 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core processor, is powering the new HTC One™ X unveiled at Mobile World Congress. The smartphone represents the first collaboration between the two companies.
The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor features a unique 4-PLUS-1 quad-core architecture that delivers outstanding performance and exceptional battery life. It does this by progressively powering on each of its four main CPU cores as they’re needed for increasingly more demanding tasks, and relying on its fifth battery saver core for less demanding tasks and active standby mode. Tegra 3’s 12-core GPU enables consumers to enjoy console-quality gaming, as well as 1080p HD video capabilities unlike anything seen before on a smartphone.
“The HTC One X with Tegra 3 provides an experience that consumers will absolutely love,” said Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer at HTC. “We knew our next super phone had to be fantastic. That’s why we chose to work with NVIDIA.”
“HTC has quickly become one of the world’s most innovative makers of mobile devices,” said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “The HTC One X exemplifies what we’ve come to expect from one of the world’s top phone makers.”
Not liking the idea of a 1800 mah non removable battery. With LTE, more multimedia capabilities how are you supposed to get through the day! Then no micro sd slot! Not interested I’m sorry
Correct me if I’m wrong because Ive only been keeping up with today’s events off and on……
But am I seeing that none of the phones shown off today at MWC are coming to vzw?
You are seeing correctly. Which isn’t really surprising. Verizon is usually off schedule with phone releases. We got the Rezound when other carriers didn’t get anything, now other carriers get these, then Verizon will get something better shortly after.
Ah, you might have a point there. I didnt really think of how recent the rezound came out. Makes sense to me.
Im still wondering WHY these companies dont think I wanna use my own sd cards? lol
Because they can save on parts and theyre in cahoots with dropbox. Oh and because theyre really lame.
Conspiracy theory: The carriers pay them NOT to provide a cheap microSD slot, so that customers will be more likely to waste money on data accessing all their media from the cloud all the time.
Reality: A little of the above, combined with the sad realization that a large percentage of people don’t need that much extra space, so they get to save 30 cents and 0.5mm in thickness.
Yea definitely passing I could def live with 32gb without removable storage but 1800mah non removable battery with sense no thank you
FYI it comes with 16GB memory, not 32. Unless HTC.COM spec list has a mistake.
Lol…1.5 d core? And, looks like they really are trying to do away with the sd card…
LOL? Give me the S4 over the Tegra-3! I’m glad they made the switch for the faster dual core S4 in the US market.
1.5 dual core S4 > quad core Tegra-3
Same way AMD with more cores is still slower than Intel with less cores. It’s about the architecture, not the number of cores.
This! S4 is better than tegra
* Anemic, non-removable 1800mah battery. CHECK.
* Crappy LCD display (AMOLED > all). CHECK
* Ruined by the BeatsByDre gimmick. CHECK
* No microSD slot. CHECK
* Sense instead of pure ICS. CHECK
The one bright spot in HTC’s new lineup, IMO, is the potentially fast camera, but its quality remains to be seen, if history is anything to go by.
(SGSIII still in the leadl)
Im with you on most of this, especially the non removable battery. The maxx can get away with it, but this cant.
And dont htc phones usually have a decent camera?
If only I had a samsung announcement to look forward to during this. Tablets and projectors dont really do it for me. Hope the SIII comes soon.
According to HTC.Com only 16GB memory. No microSD slot? Um no thanks
i agree 100%
my sensations camera as suppose to have “zero shutter lag ”
lmao literraly 2 seconds between when i hit the button and the photos taken
well done sir
AT&T exclusive :-(?
Sense/dual core/big screen/1800ma battery seems like about 5 hours operation time to me. Why has HTC NOT figured out we like to actually use our phones for more than a couple hours?
The tegra 3 isn’t compatible with LTE yet is it? That’s probably the reason they went for the dual core. At&t is pushing their new LTE.
Guy its an S4 processor. Based off krait 28nn, it will have awesome battery
And the benchmarks for the S4 dual core are blowing the TF201 quad core away… now if only the phone wasnt so ugly…
the barrery on this phone will be awful
i mean seriously how much more would it be for a 2500mha batt???
no sd card ??? i dont wanna use clouds !
Love the camera & flash that has 5 settings of brightness but, with NO physical camera button, & the phones dimensions are on the very large size. So so far No Thanks.
Role on Samsung Galaxy 3 & Motorola Axrix 3 announcments hopefully will be better than the phone announced so far this year.
Only the Sony Xperia S comes near to being my next phone so far that is.
Personally the states are lucky. The S4 processor will probably be better than the quad core one.
Too bad only 16gb like the nexus. dont need an sd card if its at least 32gb… and they could have made it look better.
Oh I had such high hopes… But att, non removable batt, s4(only because the t3 is supposed to help battery life), no sd card… Sigh. I hate to say it, because I love htc, but FAIL.
Really?! AT&T only?!?! That was the biggest FAIL!
Yawn.. HTC has lost the game to Samsung.
wow talk about crippling the race horse before the race…
like the non removalble battery and non removable storage werent 2 strikes against the device already. now removing the tegra 3, its defining feature and replacing it with another duel core?
thats 3 strikes. your outt…
n htc wonders why there profits keeps slipping…
you let your popularity get to ur head and u became stupid..
lol i hate this phone yet disagree with every single point. sd cards are the past they slow your phone down.. look it up.. test were done and its the number 1 cause for lag… the public cant be trusted with them so only way to clean up androids lag issue and manufacturers lag reputations is to get rid of them. that being said the phone should be 32gb.
not sure if this is the case but non removable battery allows the phone to be smaller and charge faster… thats if the used that to its advantage like sony did with the new NXT line.
last the S4 is 28nm tech. it has more gates and technically faster than the new quad cores… the dual core s4 blew the TF201 out of the water on every single bench mark. I dont live in US but I would choose the S4 any day. plus it uses waaay less battery.
on the side note.. the phone is too big personally and the design sucks.. totally ugly
Actually you’re only half right . SD cards are the problem, but only if you are using the WRONG type. Investigating which SD card is compatible with whatever phone you own goes a long way towards cutting down lag. I have a 32GB SD card in my G2 and there is NO lag..then again it could be because the G2 is better than recently released phones, which isnt hard to believe. HTC should be spending more time bringing out the G3 then introducing this. HTC phones are sexy BTW. besides its a rectangle….if it was shiny would u like it more……works for the iPhone apparently, and that is THE ugliest phone in existence.
Why are they striping this phone to an s4?
its more like an upgrade really. wish i could buy the s4 version… if the phone wasnt so dam ugly
Idk maybe cuz Qualcomm chips have always been choppy hopefully if these are A-15 it fixes that and have more performance than the quad A-9’s
My DHD is due for upgrade next month… 4.7 inches is too big. 1800mAh is underpowered. Oh, and yet again HTC, it’s UGLY.
Stick the internals in something remotely attractive and I’d be happy. As it stands, I have no phone lined up as my replacement.
Never thought of the missing SD as a money maker as mentioned above. If we are moving to tiered data plans and everything is going cloud based data, wa-la, need more data = more $.
I though it was because they were being cheap in developing phones. Silly me. Why have your data on an SD when we can charge you to get YOUR OWN picures, movies, vid clips, music off OUR cloud?
Also no menu or search button. I don’t like that.
SO much potential….BUT they choose to FAIL. Small non removable battery, no micro sd card slot, and lcd screen. Who ever buys this phone is telling htc that all this is ok. Vote with your wallet folks, dont sacrifice.
I was SOOOOOooooooo looking forward to this phone, then No SD, and No changeable battery. I wouldn’t take this POS phone if you paid me now!
What a shame, so near and yet so very, very far.
too bad all the reviews will be positive then end with a short message how the battery life sucks. Why do we as consumers and why do the press let these manufacturers get away with this? We see from the Razr Maxx that putting a proper battery in a phone is possible. Who out there is complaining that they love their phone, but it is just too thick? Why isn’t performance and battery life hand in hand in determining the verdict on a phone?
Am I the only one who hates the hardware buttons? What’s the sense of putting hardware touch buttons instead of a larger display with on-screen buttons that can be hidden in full-screen ICS mode? Wasn’t that the whole idea of ICS, damn it? All new phones seem to still have hardware buttons. If they were real buttons, fine, but they’re just the old crappy capacitive ones. Blah!
Most of the specs look great to me, especially the weight. I like my VGN, the ghosting/graininess of the pentile screen at low brightness is annoying and the camera isn’t the greatest.
Also though the VGN’s soft buttons contribute to making the phone clean looking and require less of a bezel below the screen, not have dedicated buttons is a mixed bag because  soft buttons use up part of the screen (except when watching videos) and  the VGN is actually slightly taller than the 1X (so the VGN’s soft buttons may not have actually helped the overall form-factor).
Having written all that, I prefer Verizon (better coverage + LTE in my area). And though I didn’t mind that the iPhone lacked a removable battery, between Android being less efficient than iOS, and LTE and these large screens using more energy, either a swappable or extended battery is needed (though admittedly that’s presumptuous… maybe they’ve tweaked things enough that battery life will be reasonable?)
Regardless, this is a significant improvement over HTC’s current phones.