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92
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

Is AT&T's One X really better than the global model? Yes. If you can live with the carrier's software tweaks, this is the best subsidized Android phone in the US today.

Pros
  • Amazing screenFantastic cameraGood battery lifeImpressive performanceSense 4 is unobtrusive
Cons
  • Carrier bloatware is annoying.
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92
 

User Reviews

100
gunnarlium
Currently the best smart phone in the world. Period.
90
georgecm
I really love this thing. It may be the best Android smartphone ever, or the...read more
100
Met
Clearly there's a lot of focus on media with this phone. The display is one...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.722
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Model
HSPA

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to8.5 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1800 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.7 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
312 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Model
AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
Yes (MP3) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.7 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
312 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
XL

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
Yes (MP3)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.7 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
312 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
XXL

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
Yes (MP3)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.7 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
312 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
Model
X+

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2100 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.7 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
312 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Model
One XL