HTC One S or HTC One X? What’s your sense?

HTC One S or HTC One X? What’s your sense?

So with the impending launch of HTC’s One line of devices here in the U.S., which device are you going for? The One S, or the One X? Sure it’s probably an “easier” decision if you’re already with AT&T and you don’t plan on leaving, so you’d naturally just get the One X, and if you’re in the same situation as a T-mobile customer, then you’d go for the One S. Or, do you defect and jump over to the “other” carrier for the device you’ve been eyeing or in T-mob’s case maybe you’re looking to lower that monthly bill and jump on to some of those crotch rocket speeds they’ve been touting:

Here’s where the dilemma occurs. The One is HTC’s new flagship phone, however the argument starts with the One S vs One X. Now, I’ll let the other technology sites really break this down for you, but don’t be fooled by my lack of ability to “geek out” with the rest of you just because I’m a nurse. I eat technology for breakfast.

Well, I actually had a peanut butter and banana sandwich this morning, but hey, I was eating and surfing on my Android device at the same time so there!

Anyway, many of you feel that T-Mobile’s One S version is inferior to the One X. Now with the just released news that you can get your hands on the One X from AT&T on May 6th, and the confirmed 1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon (S4) processor in lieu of the Quad Core Tegra 3, which one is it going to be for you? T-mobile is puffing their chests out this evening to talk about their launch of the One S, which apparently can be in your hands by next week. Below is the comparison we’ve all seen and is courtesy of HTC’s website.

HTC One S Specs:

Operating
System
Android™ 4.0 (ICS) + HTC Sense™
Processor1.5 GHz Dual Core
Qualcomm MSM8260A
Memory RAM1 GB DDR2
Memory Storage16 GB onboard storage
Display4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED
960 x 540
NetworkHSPA 42 Mbps
Wi-Fi®802.11b/g/n
Battery1650 mAh, Embedded
Camera(Main): 8 MP, f/2.0, BSI,
Single LED – Smart Flash, ImageChip
1080p HD Video with Stereo Sound
(Front): VGA (640 x 480)
AudioUniversal Beats Audio
Dimensions130.9 x 65 x 7.8mm
(8.9 for bump area)

HTC One X Specs:

Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 (ICS) + HTC Sense
Processor1.5 GHz Dual Core
Qualcomm MSM8960
Memory RAM1 GB DDR2
Memory
Storage
16 GB onboard storage
Display4.7″ HD super LCD 1280 x 720
NetworkLTE CAT3 – DL 100 /UL 50
LTE: 700/AWS
WCDMA: 2100/1900/AWS/850
EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
Wi-Fi®802.11 a/b/g/n
Battery1,800 mAh, Embedded
Camera(Main): 8 MP, f/2.0, BSI,
Single LED-Smart Flash, ImageChip,
1080p HD Video with Stereo Sound
(Front): 1.3 MP with 720p video
AudioUniversal Beats Audio
Dimensions134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm

Alright, so what’s it going to be? Hey, I too have been eying the One X for that screen size alone, but is the incremental difference going to be noticed? Does it come down to price?

AT&T’s contract price is $199.00, while T-mobile hasn’t announced their contract price as of yet. [Update: Looks like T-Mobile is coming in at the same price]

Does AT&T’s LTE speeds compared to T-Mobile’s HSPA mean anything to you? I’m sure it does depending on the area you’re in. So, here’s the thing. I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for over 10 years and haven’t really had any major issues with them in the last 4-5 years as they’ve built out their network here in Colorado. I’m not bound by any contract, therefore I could leave lickity split and move over to the One X with AT&T. Not to mention I could get that 25GB of cloud storage from Dropbox. Love me some Dropbox.

T-Mobile, you’ve been pretty good to me over the years with your lower priced plans and great service (for me that is). Do I look the other way, foregoing the 4.7″ HD Super LCD display of the One X vs. the 4.3″ Super Amoled on the One S? Oh, and One S, will your 1650 mAh battery give out on me just when I need a little extra oomph just to get those last few tasks done at the end of the day versus the 1,800 mAh of the One X?

Hey, I’m not always near a plug and typically out in the community, so I need some juice on the go.

I’m not too worried about the HSPA speeds. We can go to the mat and smack AT&T’s LTE network around a little bit if we so desire. Don’t worry, I’m wearing a cup. Even though the AT&T plans wouldn’t be out of my budget, I just don’t know if I could in good conscience pay the extra dough for comparable service.

I use an incredible amount of minutes and I text like a teenager, but I wouldn’t say I’m at the top end of the data hogs out there, so the limits on the data isn’t as concerning. I’d rather have my data throttled than be forced to pay more if I go over my allotment.

Anyway, if you’re in the same or somewhat similar situation, which one are you going to choose?

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