Even though the iPhone 4S is eight months old and it does not have support for LTE it remains the most popular handset on AT&T. It is followed closely by the Android HTC One X which just beats the Nokia Lumia 900 LTE in sales.
Top 3 AT&T phones: iPhone 4S, HTC One X & Nokia Lumia 900
It seems that when customers purchase handsets LTE is not at the top of their list. StreetInsider revealed that the iPhone 4S remains top of the charts over at AT&T and the charts have a new device in second place.
Analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity Technology said that the HTC One X had surpassed the sales of the Nokia Luma 900 last month. The Lumia is offered for $99.99 on a contract and the HTC One X, which has support for LTE and ICS is $199.99.
This could indicate that people prefer an Android phone that costs more over the high end but cheaper Nokia handset, probably due to the fact that Android is the more popular of the two operating systems.
The iPhone 4S meanwhile lacks support for LTE and is offered for $199.99 for the 16GB version of the handset. The phone also needs a carrier contract of course.
The HTC One X comes with the Snapdragon S4 Krait CPU from Qualcomm, 1GB of RAM and it is shipped with Android 4.0 ICS. The display is a 4.7 inch Super IPS LCD2 with HD resolution of 720p and there is an 8 megapixel camera on the back and front facing camera to allow for video chatting.
The Nokia Lumia 900 comes with the Windows OS and a single core processor. It has an 8 megapixel camera and a screen of 4.3 inch WVGA with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It also offers support for LTE, Long Term Evolution, as does the One X from HTC.
Now if you’re wondering why the Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t listed here, it because it’s new and the sales figures won’t be in just yet. So don’t take this as an indication that the HTC One X is the best Android smartphone you can get on AT&T (although we can say for certain that the iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 900 are the best iOS and WP7 handsets on the carrier).