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Did your One X arrive? Share your thoughts! :)

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I notice lots of people are starting to get their units... share your thoughts here! :)

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I have had a Rogers HTC One X for just over a week. I'm coming from a Galaxy Nexus (and GS2 before that).

I really like the hardware, it just feels so good in hand. I don't like the power button at the top. I use my phone one handed and I get the sense (haha) that it's going to slip out of my hand every time I turn it on. I do have a workaround though... I now hold it angled downward when I wake it from sleep - with the top of the phone resting on my fingers - so the phone moves up rather than down when I power it on. I hate the bottom row of arrow keys, I would prefer the stock ICS keyboard but since it's not on the phone I happily use SwiftKey.

The phone is FAST, no slowdowns whatsoever. It is so fast, it has made me notice hiccups on my Galaxy Nexus. When in LTE coverage, I'm getting 25-50Mbps download speeds. Battery will last me 2 days of light to moderate usage (just over 3hrs of screen time).

Sense 4 isn't terrible - I like it better that TouchWiz - but I'll take STOCK Android any day of the week. That said, Sense silliness is my biggest complaint about the phone.

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I take a lot of pictures with my mobile phones - and the camera on the One X is great - but HTC makes you click more than you have to in order to do something as repetitive as SHARING A PICTURE.

When you are viewing a photo and click on "Share", you are immediately given some default choices. As far as I have been able to determine, these cannot be changed (see attached share.png). These are completely useless. Who shares via Bluetooth? Am I really going to start sharing on Sky Drive because it's right there? In order to get to the apps I want, I need to click on "See all". The apps under "See all" default to alphabetical order but they will rearrange themselves based on use - but they will NOT show up in the first menu.

Maybe it's not that big a deal and I'm just upset at the arrogance of HTC for trying to push their preferred services on it's users. But I think not. It's a usability blunder that adds steps to my workflow for no justifiable reason. At least you can "disable" apps - like I did with "Facebook for HTC Sense" and "Twitter for HTC Sense" which will remove them from the menu, but I shouldn't have to remove bluetooth. Even if I did, my preferred apps still wouldn't show up first. Don't even get me started on multiple photo selection...

Hopefully Paul can work his magic and come up with a solution :-)

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Other than that, I love the phone.

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Using the One XL / AT&T One X for a day now and it seems to be better than the One X (EU) I used. It doesn't get as painfully hot when on charge, I managed to get the core temperatures on the Tegra version to 93.0 centigrade!

Battery life does seem better on the S4 One X but I have only been using it for about 8 hours so haven't had enough time to really test it, only two major downsides I have found with the phone is the aggressive AT&T branding on the phone, not used to having any branding on the phone as I usually just buy them outright, and the lack of mA battery drain reporting from the phone. Other than that it seems to be a very good phone with an everso slight edge over the Tegra version.

If there is an unbranded version of the S4 ROM I would love to have it, lucky enough to have an s-off model with super CID so no problems with flashing from RUU.

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hopefully my rogers one x will be here tomorrow!

thanks paul for all your hard work on developing root/recovery etc!

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