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Groupon Selling 16GB Unlocked HTC One X for $349.99

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If you’ve been waiting to drop your contract with one of the big carriers and go prepaid, but haven’t found the unlocked phone to do it with yet, today might be your lucky day. Groupon is hosting a deal that gets you the HTC One X, the same phone I used in our prepaid carrier test, for only $349.99 with free shipping.

Incase you need a refresh on the specs, the One X has a 4.7″ 720p SLCD display, a 1.5GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an impressive 8MP camera on the rear, rounding out the spec sheet. With this unlocked phone you’ll get access to T-Mobile or AT&T’s HSPA and 3G networks, depending on whichever carrier you choose to buy into.

Not a bad phone for the price, but you could also get the 16GB Nexus 4 for the same money. Which one would you choose?

Via: Groupon

  • Trevor

    Nexus 4

  • Zach Armstrong

    I would take the Nexus 4 any day of the week over this

  • BRIM

    Off topic: Anybody know why the PULSE app is no longer showing DroidLife posts?

    • greyhulk

      Looking at Pulse on my phone right now and it’s showing new posts. Clear cache?

      • BRIM

        I’ll do that and try. Thanks!

  • Nw_adventure

    With only 1gb of ram this phone failed to have any multi-tasking ability- I returned it upon original release after two weeks- I would like to have seen the HTC ONE X plus in which they added another gb of ram, but went with the GS3 instead.

    • greyhulk

      The One X+ had 1 GB of RAM as well. All they did was overclock the Tegra 3 and double the internal storage to 64GB.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Funny how Google Pricing the N4 the way it did makes these deals seem USELESS. Google just throwing monkey wrenches around

  • Butters619

    I wanted to sell my One X and upgrade this summer, but the resale value for HTC phones is absolutely garbage.

  • Dan

    I loved my one x but it was always running out of ram. Cyanogenmod nightlies (unofficial) were ehh hit or miss. Great camera though.

    • greyhulk

      Yeah, Sense took most of it and then any other apps you had in the background would constantly have to reload because there wasn’t enough RAM to keep them going. All browser tabs would refresh. This phone drove me crazy. I wanted to like it so much, but I could never get past the performance issues caused by the lack of RAM. Then HTC went and did it again with the One X+ refresh. At least they learned with the One.

      • Dan

        Yea but the one x+ still only had a gig of ram.

        • greyhulk

          That’s what I said. “Then HTC went and did it again with the One X+ refresh”.

  • Dane Carpenter

    Model: PJ83100 is the AT&T version with a dual core processor. It is not the Tegra 3 version.

  • Dane Carpenter

    Model: PJ83100 isn’t the Tegra 3 version. That is the AT&T dual-core version. I would pass. And the article should be corrected.

  • greyhulk

    The 1GB of RAM completely cripples multitasking on this phone. You’re better off with a Nexus 4 for the same price.

  • jacob

    The groupon lists it as dual core and lte capable. Probably not worth the $350.

    • Priorities

      Naah. “Unlocked smartphone capable of up to 4G LTE network speeds.” Note “capable of up to” – implying that the speeds of the GSM network are comparable to those of the 4G LTE.

      • Butters619

        Specs say dual core and that model number is the LTE version.

        • greyhulk

          Yet it doesn’t list any LTE bands. How odd.

          • Butters619

            Yeah I noticed that. That would be hilarious if you got a dual core with no LTE. Like a one off One X.

          • greyhulk

            Well, the model number listed on the site matches the one they sell at AT&T, so I’m going to go ahead and assume that’s the model, but shame on Groupon for not being more specific in their listing.

          • Butters619

            Yeah I looked it up by model number. Groupon has been known to do that with phones that have multiple versions.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    That is a nice phone. I love that SLCD 2 display. Sure Tegra 3 is old school, but still a good CPU on the correct hardware.

    • deadpenguins

      It doesn’t even have a Tegra 3 in it.

    • Mitch Joa

      Lol, Tegra 3 is old school. Didn’t think the day would come this soon that quad-core is old school…

      • greyhulk

        The Tegra 3 was always a poor excuse for a quad. Slow, not very battery efficient. We didn’t get a decent quad until the Exynos and Snapdragon S4 Pro came out.

  • Raj Bhatt

    But… isn’t the Nexus 4 the same price? And also unlocked?

    • starnovsky

      Exactly. And it’s a Nexus and has better specs than One X.

      One X can only make sense for fans of Sense. No pun intended.

      • VerizonBlows

        Specs seem pretty similar. Both have 720P screens, 1.5GHz Quad core processors. You do get 2GB RAM with Nexus 4, only 1GB RAM with HTC One. I have heard good things about the One though. Too bad I’m on Verizon, can’t have either. FAIL

        • starnovsky

          Snapdragon S4 Pro is eating Tegra 3 for lunch.

          • JoshGroff

            Beat me to the punch.

          • VerizonBlows

            good to know. Didn’t realize that

          • greyhulk

            The Tegra processors really have been a tragic tale of fail. The Tegra 2 never really lived up to the hype and the Tegra 3 never stood a chance when the new Snapdragons came out. Performance just wasn’t there and battery efficiency was a joke. The HTC One X+ actually gets super hot, thanks to the Tegra 3 being overclocked in it and it still chews through battery like there’s no tomorrow.

          • Dave

            Surprisingly enough, HTC, another failing company loves their chip sets.

          • Isabel Herron

            like Amy explained I’m blown away that a stay at home mom able to earn $8711 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this webpage w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

        • Dane Carpenter

          unfortunately, this is the at&t version with a dual core qualcomm processor

          • VerizonBlows

            damn, that sucks. didn’t realize that.

          • Chris Hannan


            I’d take the S4 over the Tegra 3 any day. Plus it has support for AT&T’s LTE network. If I was on AT&T, I’d have a hard time deciding between this and a Nexus 4. Better camera and LTE would be worth it.

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    • Butters619

      LTE vs no LTE.

      Although honestly AT&T’s LTE network has become so bogged down with iPhones and Galaxies and their HSPA+ network has seen it’s load lowered nearly as equally, that LTE isn’t the biggest sell anymore.

      • michael arazan

        LTE is becoming the new 3g, getting slower and slower, talk about redundancy

        • Butters619

          When LTE first came out on AT&T it was a godsend. So amazing. Then the SGS3 came out. Then the iPhone 5 came out.

          The other day I accidentally switched my LTE off and the only reason I noticed was because I got outstanding battery life lol.

    • Margaret J. Ngo

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      shock that some one can earn $9135 in four weeks on the computer. did you look
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  • bogy25

    Got to give this phone some love – I’ll be the only one to comment – HTC ONE X is a great phone!

    • starnovsky

      It’s a nice phone, but Nexus 4 is killing it. If it was $200 though…

      • callumshell1

        *cough* 16GB *cough*

        • starnovsky

          16Gb Nexus 4 is $350. Same.

    • Butters619

      It’s a great phone, but dev support is dying hard and the resale value is in the dumps. All the 4.2 AOSP ROMs are way too buggy to use as daily drivers and the best Sense ROMs aren’t getting updated anymore.