HTC One XL to be Everything Everywhere's first 4G LTE phone

HTC One XL to be Everything Everywhere's first 4G LTE phoneWe know Everything Everywhere will be the first UK carrier to roll out a superfast 4G LTE network, but what about the first 4G phone?

If you listen to Pocket-lint, that honour will go to the HTC One XL, the 4.7in bruiser that is all but identical to the One X aside from one very important area: LTE support.

The combined Orange and T-Mobile uber-network was recently given the green light by Ofcom to get its next-generation 4G infrastructure up and running from September 11, giving it a massive advantage over rival networks Three, Vodafone and O2.

But of course the ability to put the networking pedal down isn't much good if you haven't got the hardware to do the job. Hence talk of the One XL, which has been available through AT&T in the US and via Vodafone Germany in Europe for a few months now.

Pocket-lint's source reckons the One XL will be made available to EE's UK subscribers in the next few weeks, with the network's 4G service expected to be fully up and running around the end of September or in early October.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 30, 2012 at 16:59

with the network's 4G service expected to be fully up and running around the end of September or in early October.
Any news on where? I assume only London (or maybe some other major cities)?

Treab  Aug. 30, 2012 at 17:09

im hoping t-mobile will decide to loss lead this deal... offer all us current members a free upgrade to a 4g phone in order to entice us to remember their generosity later on... go on t-mobile do it...

Monkey nuts 2  Aug. 30, 2012 at 17:15

And we all know the One X is known for it's amazing battery life. I can't wait to see how long it'll last on a 4G signal.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 30, 2012 at 17:50

im hoping t-mobile will decide to loss lead this deal... offer all us current members a free upgrade to a 4g phone in order to entice us to remember their generosity later on... go on t-mobile do it...
Naive much :p?

Pondlife  Aug. 30, 2012 at 18:35

im hoping t-mobile will decide to loss lead this deal... offer all us current members a free upgrade to a 4g phone in order to entice us to remember their generosity later on... go on t-mobile do it...
Naive much :p?


Aww they grow up so slow these days :)

Send em a picture Treab maybe they'll copy Samsung :)

Treab  Aug. 30, 2012 at 20:17

im hoping t-mobile will decide to loss lead this deal... offer all us current members a free upgrade to a 4g phone in order to entice us to remember their generosity later on... go on t-mobile do it...
Naive much :p?


Aww they grow up so slow these days :)

Send em a picture Treab maybe they'll copy Samsung :)


i know full well this won't happen... but dammit...

I HAVE A DREAM ;)

Pondlife  Aug. 30, 2012 at 22:24

with the network's 4G service expected to be fully up and running around the end of September or in early October.
Any news on where? I assume only London (or maybe some other major cities)?


Well assuming that o2 don't get it stopped (which is still a big assumption) this article reckons they've been hard at work since January so guessing more than just London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/29/mobile-internet-4g-o2-delay?newsfeed=true

Trials in Cornwall, Cumbria, Bristol suggest they are in with a good chance of getting on first wave.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 30, 2012 at 22:48

with the network's 4G service expected to be fully up and running around the end of September or in early October.
Any news on where? I assume only London (or maybe some other major cities)?


Well assuming that o2 don't get it stopped (which is still a big assumption) this article reckons they've been hard at work since January so guessing more than just London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/29/mobile-internet-4g-o2-delay?newsfeed=true

Trials in Cornwall, Cumbria, Bristol suggest they are in with a good chance of getting on first wave.

O2 need to untwist their knickers (as do Vodafone). What used to/currently uses the 1800Mhz spectrum which EE are going to fill with 4G goodness?

Pondlife  Aug. 30, 2012 at 23:03

I think any competitor in their position would be doing the same thing.
3G

DeeUnit9001  Aug. 30, 2012 at 23:27

Everything Everywhere has been quietly installing 4G modules in a great deal of cell towers for a while now.

They're not simply ready to start rolling it out, they're ready to turn 4G on.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 31, 2012 at 07:57

And we all know the One X is known for it's amazing battery life. I can't wait to see how long it'll last on a 4G signal.

3G uses less battery than 2G. Assumption here is that 4G will used even less battery than 3G.
Your battery problem lies in having both 2G and 3G on at the same time. This doubles power draw, turn off 2G or 3G.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 31, 2012 at 11:55

And we all know the One X is known for it's amazing battery life. I can't wait to see how long it'll last on a 4G signal.

Remember, this is the dual core version, not the international version with tegra 3 and terrible power management which has still not been fixed.

The battery won't be as bad as the current one in the UK. People in the USA have been reporting longer battery life compared to the international version.

Although it is a marginal difference, and with the phone searching for 4G everytime you move out of a major city, then yeh, could see horrendous battery life for some people.

Pondlife  Aug. 31, 2012 at 12:31

And we all know the One X is known for it's amazing battery life. I can't wait to see how long it'll last on a 4G signal.

3G uses less battery than 2G. Assumption here is that 4G will used even less battery than 3G.
Your battery problem lies in having both 2G and 3G on at the same time. This doubles power draw, turn off 2G or 3G.


Ah but given 4g will likely be more patchy than 3g you'll need 3g or 2g as backup and so if there is any advantage it will be lost, but from what I've read 4g is greedier anyway.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 31, 2012 at 14:11

1800Mhz is 2G band. If they upgrade all 2G towers you would have 4G and no 2G coverage at all. This is just a logical assumption. I don't have a clue how it will work.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2012 at 14:18

1800Mhz is 2G band. If they upgrade all 2G towers you would have 4G and no 2G coverage at all. This is just a logical assumption. I don't have a clue how it will work.
Maybe they'll upgrade T-Mob's 2G towers and leave Orange's to provide EE's 2G (or the other way around), since both Orange and T-Mob have great 2G coverage.

I guess when it's a network as big as EE, they can manage to pull things off that Vodafone and O2 can only dream of (and whine about).

Pondlife  Aug. 31, 2012 at 14:49

Depends on which bits they sold to three for starters, as there is little point upgrading those to 4g anyway.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 31, 2012 at 16:13

They probably sold their 2100MHz band - 3G. If they were to sell 1800Mhz, Three would be able to roll out 4G also. I doubt they did.

Pondlife  Aug. 31, 2012 at 16:24

They had to sell 1800mhz so they did. 2 blocks of 15mhz, they still have 2 of 45mhz after that sale from what I've read. But they can hold onto it until september 2013 and the sale hasn't yet been approved, but maybe it has been a factor in 3 not whining about the EE 4G plans this time around.

I meant which parts of the 1800mhz band they'd sold whether it was from one network or the other or whether they had to sell some from each.

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