SIM-free and unlocked HTC One XL is now
available in Australia. Currently, Oz residents can only purchase the black
version for AU$850 (€660). It will work on every GSM carrier in Australia and
on Telstra’s LTE network.
In case you are thinking of importing one
over, you'd be glad to find out that the HTC One XL supports the needed
European GSM and 3G bands as well. There's even support for some of the
upcoming LTE networks in Europe working on the 2600MHz band.
HTC One XL is similar to the One X we
already reviewed, save for the chipset. The One XL uses a Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
SoC with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU and Adreno 225 GPU. The NVIDIA’s
quad-core Tegra 3 does not offer native LTE support, which caused the chipset
This makes Australia the second country to
get a Krait-powered One X after the US, whereAT&T offers it. We already
covered its chipset performance and found that it's often doing better than the
Tegra 3 in the One X.
In fact we are currently putting the final
touches to our HTC One X for AT&T review. It should go live later tonight
so stick around if you want to learn more about it.