Why you should take a look at HTC’s upcoming phones on AT&T

Three new HTC phones launching this fall on AT&T

At the AT&T Unveiled event last night in NYC, AT&T showed off their full lineup of hot new 4G LTE phones as well as some other cool devices. Over the next few days we’ll be breaking down everything we saw and telling you what to watch out for this holiday season.

Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S III is pretty much the premier Android device on AT&T, but that’s about to change in a big way. HTC’s update to the HTC One phone, the HTC One X+, is going to be a serious contender for that crown.

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From the second you pick up this phone, you can tell something great is happening. It’s amazingly thin, light, and the polycarbonate casing feels amazing in the hand. Unlike the harder plastics of phones like the Lumia line and Samsung’s Galaxy series, the polycarbonate case on the One X+ feels a bit softer to the touch, yet still rigid. 

Doubling the S3’s dual core processor with an ultra-fast quad core solution, the One X+ felt amazingly fast. But it’s not just the hardware, the software too plays a hand. Running the absolute latest from Google, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) helps to make the entire phone experience incredibly smooth.

This is still a superphone, far bigger than even the iPhone 5 with a 4.7″ screen, 720p display, and slightly protruding 8-megapixel camera just like on the original HTC One.

A more “budget” minded version of the One X+, called the One VX, is also on it’s way and will be worth checking out as well, but the real star was not another Android phone but rather the HTC Windows Phone 8X.


Drawing on a similar design language to the One X+, the Windows Phone 8X is even thinner and shockingly light. Compared to the bulky Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8X is practically a feather. While we weren’t allowed to play with the Windows Phone 8 OS at all (Microsoft is apparently keeping their new Phone OS under pretty tight wraps until the end of the month), I can tell you from holding this phone that it’s going to be an amazingly popular Windows Phone device this holiday season.

If you were surprised at the lightness and feel of the new iPhone 5 the first time you touched it, just wait until you pick up the HTC Windows Phone 8X.

The HTC 8X isn’t the only Windows Phone hitting AT&T stores this fall. Sign up for news alerts from AT&T to be the first to find out when they launch.