HTC's fantastic One X is exclusive to AT&T, $200 on contract

AT&T's poster child might be the iPhone, but there's a new hottie in town: HTC's One X. Arguably one of the best looking (and fastest) Android 4.0 smartphones, the One X will be available on AT&T this May.

Packed chock full of features, the One X is Android's most exciting product since the Galaxy Nexus.

At its outing event, I said that the One X was incredibly fast — even with HTC Sense 4 layered on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. If you've never been a fan of HTC, I don't blame you. Its portfolio of smartphones in the past have all gotten long in the tooth in terms of design.

The One X is HTC's return to premium. With a profile of only 9.3mm, we're not sure how HTC squeezed in a crisp 4.7-inch 1280x720 resolution screen, a fast 8-megapixel camera (does 1080p HD video and shoots stills at the same time), Beats audio and 4G LTE, but it did.

The 1.5GHz dual-core processor (quad-core for International models) is probably responsible for a good bulk of the lifting in the One X, but HTC also said that it drained all the excess fat from Android 4.0 and Sense 4 to keep it lean and mean. From what I saw and tested, the One X on AT&T is a workhorse.

I'm still wary of the 1800mAh and how long it'll last with 4G LTE turned on all day, but that's what external battery packs are for.

If you're in the market for a sleek and polished Android smartphone that isn't a Galaxy by Samsung, the One X looks to be the one to get.

The One X goes on sale on May 6 for $200. Pre-orders for the One X start on April 22 over here.

PR Newswire, via AT&T

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