HTC's One X is hands-down the best smartphone released this year. While the version we're seeing here in the States (on AT&T, to be specific) isn't quite the beast the quad-core version found overseas is, the AT&T variant does pack LTE. Other specs:

  • 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU (Krait architecture)
  • 4.7" 720p display (1280x720)
  • 16GB memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front
  • Full 1080p HD video recording at 60fps
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 4.0.x
  • Sense 4.0

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Thankfully, those cutting-edge specs aren't going to break your budget, either: the phone is now available for pre-order on Amazon Wireless for $150 for both the gray and white models - that's $50 less than you'll pay to get it straight from AT&T.

The similar (but smaller and lower-resolution) One S for T-Mobile was reviewed by our own David Ruddock just last week, and he came away thoroughly impressed. I own the T3 variant (if I'm going to shell out for a phone for the next few years, I'm going to make sure it's got all the cores), and while I have yet to publish the review, I think it's the best damn phone on the market right now.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • big red

    the samsung galaxy note owns this htc POS...be careful how you use the term "best, hands down"..

    • goober

      agreed; no sd card, no removable battery, this is NOT the "best phone" of the year, by any means...

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6V4F3BYOVON6NE3P2CSLLYMIBY Hunter

      be careful how you use the term "phone".  The note is just barely a phone, it is closer to a tablet.  It is silly watching people hold that thing up to their head to talk.

      I am not debating that the Note is a GREAT device, but I would not consider it when shopping for a smartPHONE.

      With this clarification, the One X is the best out there right now.

      • big red

        so, to you, there is a big difference between 4.7 inches and 5.3? 
        Dude, thats about 1/2 of an inch!!
        To each his own, but, to think that 1/2 inch makes something more of a tablet than a phone is pretty silly...

    • Zack

      I own the Note and I'll be buying the One X... No use in calling it a POS, just makes you look like a rabid fanboy.

      • big red

        you're right; I just can't believe the author of this article called the one x "the best phone released this year"...hell, even my E4GT had a sim card slot and a removable battery..

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Your E4GT doesn't have a sim card slot - it has a MicroSD card slot.

  • Jd72773

    appears that this deal won't work for people who currently have unlimited data. the only data options amazon wireless gives you are 3gb or 5gb per month