AT&T's HTC One X goes on sale today

The Android-based smartphone hits the market with a $199 price tag, a bright 4.7-inch screen, 4G LTE data speeds, and a powerful camera.

HTC One X
The HTC One X's 8MP camera settings are very comprehensive. Standard features such as face detection, auto smile capture, and panorama are here as well as continuous shooting, slow-motion capture, and an HDR mode. Sarah Tews/CNET

You first saw it over the winter as a Mobile World Congress unveiling, but until now, you couldn't get your hands on it in the U.S.

That changes today, as the HTC One X smartphone goes on sale via AT&T. It's the flagship device in the new "HTC One" family, which also includes the One S.

In his CNET review of $199.99 HTC One X, Brian Bennett found much to like in the Android phone -- it's the Android 4.0 version, aka Ice Cream Sandwich -- including a bright 4.7-inch screen, 4G LTE data speeds, and a powerful camera. But the One X, which is crafted from a single piece of polycarbonate plastic, doesn't make the leap to quad-core processing.

The HTC One X will have to contend with the allure of other heat-of-the-moment smartphones including the just unveiled Samsung Galaxy S III, the well-established Apple iPhone 4S, and the potential of what might (or might not) arrive soon enough in an iPhone 5.

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