HTC One X Decision: Dual-Core And LTE Or HSPA+ And Tegra 3?

The HTC One X is one of the most exciting upcoming Android devices. The quad-core Tegra 3 processor packs quite the punch. And when combined with the full gig of RAM and 720p display (not to mention some decent looking hardware) it’s not hard to see why people are excited about this phone. U.S. residents looking to pick up the HTC One X coming to AT&T, however, have a bittersweet victory. While the One X coming to the states will support super fast LTE, doing so means no quad-core processor as Nvidia’s Tegra 3 and LTE hardware don’t get along yet. Though, learning that the FCC just certified the Tegra 3, HSPA+ version of the HTC One X makes things interesting.

On one hand, the Tegra 3 is the processor of processors in the mobile world (for the moment). And while it isn’t LTE, HSPA+ can put up some respectable numbers. One possible knock against the Tegra 3: more times than not, a lot of that added power will largely go to waste as a good deal of current software hasn’t been optimized for quad-core chips yet.

The Quadlcomm S4 dual-core equipped HTC One X coming to AT&T with LTE support may not be as impressive in the processor department on paper, but said chip is plenty powerful, handedly beating pretty much every current device on the market. LTE while fast, is a battery killer and AT&T’s LTE market isn’t nearly as widespread as Verizon’s.

So we have to ask, which would you choose:

  • HTC One X with dual-core S4 Snapdragon processor and LTE
  • HTC One X with quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and HSPA+

Via: PocketNow