After last year's scattered lineup of products, HTC's been going through a bit of a renaissance lately thanks to the One X, One S and One V -- a beautifully focused trio of phones that run the company's new, lightweight Sense 4 skin on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. Hot on the heels of T-Mobile's One S comes AT&T's One X, which is launching May 6 for $199 on contract. The reworked device gains LTE and drops NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chip for a dual-core Snapdragon S4. So, does this brain transplant make it a better or worse proposition than the global One X? Hit the break to find out.
The verge has a placeholder spot for their review as well.
Anyway, I want to post this to ameliorate any concerns about the new S4 Krait Qualcomm chips performance (with direct regards to the seemingly unjustified negative response to the new GS3 having an S4 instead of a quad core Exynos). The S4 pretty much kicks the International version's (with tegra 3) ass in every aspect, INCLUDING battery life. Why is this important? Because the Exynos 4412 is more like the tegra 3 than it is the S4 (only noticable difference being tegra 3 on 40 nm versus Exynos on 32nm, and Exynos may have a slightly better GPU in some aspects).
BRING ON THE S4 PHONES!