The first pricing information for HTC's new Desire X has become available over at an online UK-based retailer. Clove Technology is now listing the Desire X for pre-order with a SIM-free price of £228 inc. VAT (£190 exc. VAT). The phone, which is offered in "stealth black" and "neutral white," is expected to begin shipping in Europe later this month.
As we discovered during our hands-on time with the HTC Desire X, it's a nicely balanced mid-range smartphone, with a few outstanding features, including a 5MP BSI rear camera a sharp SuperLCD display and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU. Around the £200 mark, you'll be hard pushed to find a similarly-spec'd device, and HTC's Sense 4 remains one of our favorite Android UIs.
More pre-order info can be found at the source link. If you're still on the fence about the Desire X, be sure to check out our hands-on coverage of the phone from IFA 2012.
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
Cam someone explain sim free price? Is this off contract fee? Thanks
When buying SIM free you only Pay for the phone itself.
Yes, it is like a prepaid phone except that it works on all carriers once you add their sim card. Please note that even though qualcomm calls it a snapdragon S4, it is not at all close to the rest of the S4:s we have seen. It actually consists of two (A5 slightly slower then A9) and a adreno 203 (new gpu, probably slower then the 205 in the desire HD of 2 years past), while the krait S4 has two ~A15 CPU:s that almost perform on par with quadcore A9:s and the Gpu is the adreno 225 that is about 3 times better then the adreno 205.
( http://www.anandtech.com/show/4940/qualcomm-new-snapdragon-s4-msm8960-kr... )
Lol people don't know what's Sim-free & GSM.. weird! The whole international market uses Sim-Free/Unlocked/GSM Phones!
America my friend. American subsidized phones.
Calling it SIM free vs Unlocked is why anyone questioned it.
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