It’s a pretty good time to be an AT&T customer right now. There may be a lot of you who are not too happy with the carrier’s overall service, but there’s little doubt that this will go out of the window when the mighty HTC One X arrives.
For all those planning to pick up one in the US, you’ll probably be well aware that your version will only ship with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, whereas the International version releasing in Europe comes with a brand spanking new NVIDIA 1.5Ghz Tegra 3 quad-core chip instead.
As you can imagine, some of you are fairly envious of this but as most things in life – there is another option available if you’re willing to pay a high price for it. Some online retailers in the US have already begun offering a price for International One X, giving consumers with cash to splash a way to pick up a quad-core handset and be the envy of all your friends.
There is one major downside to doing this though aside from the high price. If you choose to go down this route, you’ll have to settle for using AT&T’s HSPA+ network instead of their LTE one, obviously. That’s the main reason why the device only comes with a dual-core chip due to the Tegra 3 chip being incompatible with LTE in the first place.
HSPA+ is still more than good enough for most of you, so really this may become a non-issue. It all boils down to whether you want a dual-core chip or a new quad-core chip and we know what we’d rather have. We did explain recently how benchmark tests proved that the S4 Snapdragon chip was well capable in terms of speed, but if you’re looking for a next-gen mobile gaming experience – the Tegra 3 has no equal.
If money is no problem for you and you’re looking to pick up an International version in the US, be prepared to pay around $630 for one unlocked. Retailer DailySteals currently has this price online for the HTC One X via Phandroid, so head to their page and order quick while you still can. It may seem expensive at first, but then again you are getting a quad-core smartphone without the hassle of paying for shipping costs from Europe yourself.
Let us know if you are currently looking around for an International HTC One X. Have you found a cheaper price elsewhere? We’ll update this if we spot a lower price along the way.
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