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Default HTC ONE X LTE vs HTC ONE X International

As many of you already know, I now have both versions of the HTC ONE X, the international version (released out of Singapore), and the Rogers unit with LTE.

Although it may still take a day or so, but I plan to use this post to offer my opinion on both devices, and to compare the differences in terms of data speed, wifi performance, battery consumption, and whatever else someone needs to know. If I have time, I will try my best to answer your question.

Please remember that my company consumes upwards of 70 hours a week of my time, plus the fact that I have an amazing 2-1/2-year-old daughter, who consumes even more of my time Ö and she can be quite demanding. Fortunately, though, I have an incredible wife who puts up with my phone addiction.

Iíll try and report back on preliminary data this evening.

Peter

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SUMMARY OF ALL MY POSTS UP TO THE MORNING OF APRIL 22

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Rogers is supplying ONLY the white version at this point. There is no indication at this time if they will also carry the grey version.

ORIGINAL SOFTWARE (ROM)
ROM (Software Number): 1.73.631.1
Android Version: 4.0.3
HTC Sense: 4.0
HTC SDK API Level: 4.11
HTC Extension Version: HTCExtension_403_1_GA_4
Baseband Version: 0.16a.32.09.06_10.81.32.14L
RIL: Unknown
Kernel Version: 3.0.8-01111-g188cf26
Build Number: 1.73.631.1 CL54373 release-keys
Browser Version: WebKit/534.30

There are only four system languages: English-Canada, Spanish, French, and Chinese. There is no option for English-US or English-UK.

Initial impression: Fantastic (much like the international version)

Response: Also fantastic on both units.

Security-Unknown Sources default is to allow installation of non-Market apps (surprising).

Total available internal space: 2.15GB
Total available storage space: 9.93GB (In case you ask, yes, 9.93 is correct)

Boot screen is typical Rogers: Red letters with white background on boot, and white letters with red background on power down. The boot process is about 90% HTC ONE X, with only a brief appearance by the Rogers red/white logo; however, the entire power down screen is Rogers.

Rogers LTE APN:

Name: Rogers LTE
APN: ltemobile.apn
Proxy: Not set
Port: Not set
Username: Not set
Password: Not set
Server: Not set
MMSC: http://mms.gprs.rogers.com
MMS Proxy: 10.128.1.69
MMS Port: 80
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 302
MNC: 720
Authentication Type: None
APN Type: *
APN enable/disable: APN enabled (default)
Bearer: Unspecified

Here are the network selection options in the Mobile Network Settings:

HSPA only
GSM only
GSM / HSPA auto
GSM / HSPA / LTE auto

Yes, you can shut off LTE if that's what you want, and it works. I selected GSM/HSPA auto to see if it would NOT try to access LTE, and it didnít. It stayed on GSM/HSPA, even during my speed tests.

There's very little bloatware. Here's what's installed, other than standard HTC apps:

Rogers 1 Contact
Rogers 1 Number
Rogers Games
Rogers My Account
Polaris Office
Rogers Ringtones
Rogers Live
Rogers Shop
SoundHound
TuneIn Radio
Rogers urMusic
Twitter
YouTube

Here are some initial benchmark comparisons. Keep in mind that my Rogers unit is not rooted, so I could not optimize certain things, including SDCard read/write tweaks.

The international ONE X figures below are the average for 3-4 test runs.

AnTuTu:
Rogers = 7002 / International = 10576
Clearly the Tegra3 outperforms the SnapDragon

Quadrant:
Rogers = 4851 / International = 4670
Surprising!

Vellamo:
Rogers = 2184 / International = 1608
Wow, even I'm shocked!

CF:
Rogers = 12725 / International = 24451 (Yes, THAT high)
This is what you'd expect, so not surprising.

After a second round of testing, here are Test 1/Test 2 comparisons. They are virtually identical (with the exception of Vellamo, where there was a significant improvement). Numbers in brackets () are the average scores for the international unit.

AnTuTu: 7002 / 7001 (10576)
Quadrant: 4851 / 4833 (4670)
Vellamo: 2184 / 2360 (1608)
CF: 12725 / 12750 (24451)

Thereís a significant physical difference between the two designs. The glass cover over the camera on the international unit is absolutely flush with the camera frame (the part that sticks out and has been the topic of much negative discussion). This is not the case on the Rogers unit. The glass cover is about 1/2mm below the frame. It's not much, but certainly a lot when you consider putting your phone down on a surface that's somewhat rough. At least there's a bit of space now. Hereís a link to some images of both camera covers:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4&postcount=78

Here are average data results for the Rogers unit after three tests in each category:

LTE Download: 29.77 to 39.63 Mbps
LTE Upload: 26.28 to 26.83 Mbps

HSPA Download: 5.55 to 6.91 Mbps
HSPA Upload: 1.09 to 2.71 Mbps

The LTE is amazing, not to mention that I was getting only 1-3 bars with LTE, yet I was still able to get fantastic speeds. I was getting 5 bars for the HSPA tests.

The Rogers unit does NOT come with headphones. Hereís whatís in the box:

The phone
USB cable
Charger
Special device to open the SIM slot (although a paperclip works equally well)
Documentation

A question was asked by Flyarnk in another forum about an alleged problem with call NAME display. I can confirm that call NAME display works; however, the call does not show up in the call record.

Both Wifi hotspot and USB tethering work flawlessly, and they are very easy to set up.

I've been using the phone for about 20 hours, and my current impression is fantastic. I haven't yet found a single glitch. So far everything is working flawlessly. The Rogers unit is butter smooth and effortless. I did not get the same impression with the international unit. As I mentioned before, there were numerous glitches and unusual behaviour with many apps when I started using the international unit. It wasn't until I installed the LeeDrOiD ROM when almost every problem was solved.

Both units have the typical HTC FM radio; however, the Rogers unit also has TuneIn Radio, and it includes both FM and AM. Yes, they work great.

Both units support NFC.

DropBox works flawlessly.

The overall finish on both units is exceptional. I can't tell if there's any difference between the two. There are no chips or anything like whatís being noted about the HTC ONE S.

In my opinion, I cannot see any reason why cases would not fit both phones. Yes, there is the very minor physical difference in camera covers, but I canít see that interfering with the fit of a case.

As you may recall, I mentioned in an earlier post that I have a profile that sets automatically at 11pm each evening to what is effectively airplane mode. This then automatically changes to my morning profile at 7am each morning.

On my previous phones, mostly HTC, but a few by Samsung (see signature), the battery would drop to anywhere from 95% to 92% during this "airplane mode" period.

With the international ONE X, however, it was still at 100% at 7am each morning. This is probably due to the use of the 5th core, where the phone goes into very deep sleep. However, I can now report that the Rogers unit is equally frugal.

Last night I charged my phone to 100%. I unplugged the phone at exactly 10:59pm, and then allowed it to automatically go into airplane mode at 11pm. I did not touch the phone until 5am this morning. Okay, it's not 7am, but 5am isn't much different when I tell you the results. Now you may be asking why I touched it at 5am. Well, I couldn't sleep, so I got up at 4am and went to work. Then, at exactly 5am, I woke up the phone, and the battery still indicated 100%. I can only assume that it would probably still be 100% at 7am, or maybe 99% at worst.

Regardless, it seems that in sleep mode, both phones use almost zero power.

It's not a technical test by any means, but it's a simple comparison. I will do more battery testing tomorrow when I have much more time to leave both phones with their displays on, and both in virtually the same "situation."

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RECOVERY: .TWRP v2.7.0.0
ANDROID: ..4.4.2
ROM/BUILD: CM11-20140416-NIGHTLY-hlte
KERNEL: ...3.4.0-g972939c
RADIO: ....N900W8VLUCNB7


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What I can say so far is ...

Roger is currently supplying ONLY the white version. There is no word yet if they will have the grey version at any point in the future.

Peter
MODEL: ....Samsung Galaxy Note 3
VERSION: ..SM-N900W8 (Rogers - 32GB)
RECOVERY: .TWRP v2.7.0.0
ANDROID: ..4.4.2
ROM/BUILD: CM11-20140416-NIGHTLY-hlte
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What I can say so far is ...

Roger is currently supplying ONLY the white version. There is no word yet if they will have the grey version at any point in the future.

Peter
How are these two benchmarking head to head? What APN is your Rogers version sporting?

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How are these two benchmarking head to head? What APN is your Rogers version sporting?

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I will try to provide initial benchmark results this evening, including AnTuTu, Quadrant, CF, and Vellamo.

Regarding the APN, I'll let you know shortly.

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MODEL: ....Samsung Galaxy Note 3
VERSION: ..SM-N900W8 (Rogers - 32GB)
RECOVERY: .TWRP v2.7.0.0
ANDROID: ..4.4.2
ROM/BUILD: CM11-20140416-NIGHTLY-hlte
KERNEL: ...3.4.0-g972939c
RADIO: ....N900W8VLUCNB7


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As many of you already know, I now have both versions of the HTC ONE X, the international version (released out of Singapore), and the Rogers unit with LTE.

Although it may still take a day or so, but I plan to use this post to offer my opinion on both devices, and to compare the differences in terms of data speed, wifi performance, battery consumption, and whatever else someone needs to know. If I have time, I will try my best to answer your question.

Please remember that my company consumes upwards of 70 hours a week of my time, plus the fact that I have an amazing 2-1/2-year-old daughter, who consumes even more of my time Ö and she can be quite demanding. Fortunately, though, I have an incredible wife who puts up with my phone addiction.

Iíll try and report back on preliminary data this evening.

Peter

Thanks for this, I have the international version as well, and have been pretty disappointed with the battery life of the unit, maxing out at 3hrs screen on time at best during a day, coming from over 5 on a galaxy note.

I can't wait to see the battery life comparison, as i have a feeling the krait will out perform by a large margin, given the battery of the one S.
In regards to the firmware, is there much rogers bloat on it? And did it ship with 1.28 or 1.26?

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Default Preliminary ROM & Kernel Information

ORIGINAL SOFTWARE (ROM)
ROM (Software Number): 1.73.631.1
Android Version: 4.0.3
HTC Sense: 4.0
HTC SDK API Level: 4.11
HTC Extension Version: HTCExtension_403_1_GA_4
Baseband Version: 0.16a.32.09.06_10.81.32.14L
RIL: Unknown
Kernel Version: 3.0.8-01111-g188cf26
Build Number: 1.73.631.1 CL54373 release-keys
Browser Version: WebKit/534.30

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MODEL: ....Samsung Galaxy Note 3
VERSION: ..SM-N900W8 (Rogers - 32GB)
RECOVERY: .TWRP v2.7.0.0
ANDROID: ..4.4.2
ROM/BUILD: CM11-20140416-NIGHTLY-hlte
KERNEL: ...3.4.0-g972939c
RADIO: ....N900W8VLUCNB7


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Way to go Peter, I too have two one x international, I will be getting one from Rodgers or ATT very soon.

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First of all, there are only four languages, English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.

Initial impression: Fantastic (much like the international version)

Response: Also fantastic (like the IV)

Security-Unknown Sources default is to allow installation from non-Market apps (surprising).

Total available internal space: 2.15GB
Total available storage space: 9.93GB (In case you ask, yes, 9.93 is correct)

System Language: English is Canada only (under Language & Keyboard settings). There's no entry for English-US or English-UK.

Peter
MODEL: ....Samsung Galaxy Note 3
VERSION: ..SM-N900W8 (Rogers - 32GB)
RECOVERY: .TWRP v2.7.0.0
ANDROID: ..4.4.2
ROM/BUILD: CM11-20140416-NIGHTLY-hlte
KERNEL: ...3.4.0-g972939c
RADIO: ....N900W8VLUCNB7


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Thanks for this, I have the international version as well, and have been pretty disappointed with the battery life of the unit, maxing out at 3hrs screen on time at best during a day, coming from over 5 on a galaxy note.

I can't wait to see the battery life comparison, as i have a feeling the krait will out perform by a large margin, given the battery of the one S.
In regards to the firmware, is there much rogers bloat on it? And did it ship with 1.28 or 1.26?

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My battery for my one x international has been fabulous, I do have it running Lee's ROM. It is the best of any phone I have had. I hope when I get the One XL it will be as good, my concern is the 16 gig is it enough?
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My battery for my one x international has been fabulous, I do have it running Lee's ROM. It is the best of any phone I have had. I hope when I get the One XL it will be as good, my concern is the 16 gig is it enough?
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Same here. I'm also running Lee's ROM on my international unit. Since I'm a light-moderate user, I can't comment very well on battery life. I will do much better comparison tests over the next several days.

Peter
MODEL: ....Samsung Galaxy Note 3
VERSION: ..SM-N900W8 (Rogers - 32GB)
RECOVERY: .TWRP v2.7.0.0
ANDROID: ..4.4.2
ROM/BUILD: CM11-20140416-NIGHTLY-hlte
KERNEL: ...3.4.0-g972939c
RADIO: ....N900W8VLUCNB7


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