The HTC One X+ is a beefed up One X with a more refined UI. But are this smartphone’s specifications and features enough to take away the top spot from the Galaxy Note II? If we were to keep the One X and the One X+ side by side ,there ‘s no way to tell them apart. The only things that give the new one way are the red backlit capacitive buttons and a red ring around the camera. HTC pulled off this style with the Sensation XE as well, so it’s not surprising the One X+ gets the same treatment . We won’t go too much into the design and build here since it’s virtually identical, but yes, the beautiful polycarbonate shell is back, along with that gorgeous S-LCD 2 screen.
Connectivity remains pretty much the same as well. You get a microUSB port on the left, while the right houses a volume rocker. The power and 3.5mm headphone jacks take their places on the top. While the One X+ hasn’t grown physically, it has became slightly heavier at 135g(as compared to 130g on the One X). Another small change is the addition of Gorilla Glass 2, which is supposed to be better than the first iteration.
As if having four cores running at 1.5GHz wasn’t enough, the One X+ now features an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC running at 1.7GHz. This isn’t just the overclocked version of the SoC we found in the One X, though, instead, it’s the Tegra 3+ AP37(predecessor was the AP33H) SoC, which runs natively at1.7GHz. However , nothing has changed in this new one; the feature set remains virtually the same. Along with a this new hardware, you also get jelly. Bean and the Sense 4+ out-of-the box. While it’s quite similar to Sense 4 in functionality and aesthetics, Sense 4+ feels smoother and quicker. It’s not completely lag-free, though.
The music and video player are the same as S ense4, with the addition of DivX playback. The audio quality good and beats Audio does help enhance the low frequencies, but with the nasty tendency to drown out the others. HTC had some really good EQ presets before, which they have surrendered to beats Audio.
The One X+ is a quad-band GSM handset with quad-band 3G support . You also get dual-band Wi-Fi with hotspot capabilities and Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, DLNA ,Bluetooth 4.0, TV out via MHL and NFC it would have been nice to see USB on-the-go added as well.
The main camera is still the same 8MP shooter, but the front camera has now been bumped up to 1.6MP. This makes for better video calls and self portraits . the interface and features are very similar to Sense4. You get autostitch panorama mode, smile /face detection, slow motion video capture, group portrait mode and a burst mode. Focusing and capturing an image is lightning-fast. The larger 2100mAh battery coupled with the Power Saver mode manages to last for a complete day, unlike before.
Compared to the old phones, which still retails for $500, the One X+ is definitely a worthy successor, the phone now feels complete and just better in every way. If the Note II is too big for your pocket, then we highly recommend the HTC One X+ for its excellent build and extensive feature set.
Price : $747.53
Dimensions(WxHxD) : 69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9 mm
Weight : 135g
CPU : Quad-core 1.7GHz
RAM : 1GB
Display : 4.7-inch S-LCD, 720×1280 pixels
Camera : 8MP with autofocus and LED flash
Storage : 64GB
Video : 1080p@30fps
OS : Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean