Hey guys, I'm back at it again with a new unlocked phone. Let's get right to it...
Phone details: 4.7" 720p display, 32 Gigs of internal memory (25 Gigs for the user), 2.11 Gigs for apps, 1 Gig of RAM, quad core Tegra 3 chipset, 8 megapixel camera.
DESIGN: One big, thin slab of phone, lol. The sides are smooth (something I don't like), the material is light and it feels great in my hand. Although, there are times I am afraid it will slip out due to the smoothness of the sides. The phone is slightly curved. The camera lens sticks out and the actual glass protecting the lens is only slight recessed. A lot of One X owners worry about scratching the lens, including myself. The phone is definitely big, but thin and so you really leave with a feeling that it is wide. My One X is a smidget longer than my wife's GS2 and it is the same length as the One S.
SOFTWARE: Android 4.0.3, Sense 4.0. My Sensation XE received the Ice.Creme Sandwich update, however those with "older" HTC's will be settling for Sense 3.6. 4.0 is "lighter" in the sense of how it interacts with Android 4.0 but if you're a Sense fan like me, it still offers everything you are use to. Beats is included, you can use the software with other apps now.
HEADPHONES: I did not purchase the limited edition with the headphones. Imo, not worth it.
CONNECTION: Quadband GSM, Edge/2g only with T Mobile until the reframing/reframing of the 1900 MHz happens.
BATTERY LIFE: On at 8 am when I leave my house, ready to charge anywhere between 6-8pm which I feel is great. ICS adds great battery life and it clearly shows. One of the first things I noticed on my XE was how much longer it lasted since ICS, it is great to get this kind of usage from suchca large screen and non removable battery. Most of my time on the One X is text messaging, emails every 30 mins, FB updates, some web browsing and perhaps 30 mins of calling. My screen is set to 60% brightness in auto and I am connected to WiFi the majority of my time with the One X. My phone is also set to GSM and so its not constantly searching for high speed internensignal. I'm sure that's helping also.
MY OPINION: I love this phone. I haven't felt this way since I first laid eyes on the HD2! The screen is gorgeous. The colors pop, the resolution is amazing and the viewing angles are incredible. Comparing a non AMOLED (or any variant of) screen to the One X leaves a lasting impression on you. They look washed out compared to the One X. Needless to say, it is an incredible display. As far as the quad core Tegra 3, I honestly cannot tell the difference between this chipset and that of my dual core XE. The fact is, for a phone, these processors are pretty damn fast and efficient. It's not like comparing a cars engine where you can honestly feel and see a difference when accelerating, etc. It's a phone, I check my FB, Twitter, emails and play Angry Birds from time to time. The reasoning behind the international model vs AT&T's model was simply the 32 Gigs of internal.
I currently have a 32 Gig card in my Sensation XE and could not see myself with only 12 Gigs to start with (16 gigs on the One S and AT&T's One X, 12 Gigs is user available).
As far as Edge data, it sucks. The fact is, I can't wait for the reframing to happen. I will say, it does the job withemails, FB, etc. I have WiFi at home and at my office and I also have a hot spot for my business laptop but in reality, it would be great if my phone was able to connect to 3g data with T Mobile.
Ever since I caught wind of the One X, I knew I was getting one. I'be had mine since the weekend and so far I am pleased.
My 2 cents