HTC One X Android phone by HTC Corp.
$199.99 at att.com
Because Google Inc. gives away its Android software for smartphones, there are a lot of mediocre Android smartphones. It seems like everybody with a soldering iron has slapped something together, often with unimpressive results.
But when a company like Taiwanís HTC Corp. sets its mind to the task, it can come up with something exceptional, like this gorgeous new One X, available only through AT&T Inc. Itís got to be the loveliest Android phone ever built, thinner and lighter than Apple Inc.ís iPhone, and with a bigger screen capable of excellent high-definition video.
The One X is compatible with AT&Tís 4G LTE data service, much faster than the iPhone 4S, which lacks LTE. And the HTC phone has an exceptionally good camera, perhaps the best ever built into a phone. Itís especially strong in low-light situations, taking brilliantly sharp pictures even in dimly-lit rooms.
There are plenty of adequate Androids to choose from, but for a little more money, the One X delivers excellence.