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The HTC One X was an impressive smartphone back in April 2012, but it was gradually overshadowed by the competition, especially the very popular Samsung Galaxy S III. HTC’s response: The One X+ with a bumped up processor, 64GB storage space, Android 4.1 and Sense 4+.
It is nearly impossible to tell the two HTC devices apart if not for some cosmetic differences in the newer model, which has red trimmings on its navigation buttons and camera lens. Still housed in a sturdy polycarbonate unibody chassis, the One X+ comes with a matte texture on its back that offers a better grip.
The One X+ is the first smartphone in HTC’s portfolio to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the new Sense 4+ interface.
Sense 4+ brings with it a few new features to the table such as expandable notifications, a smaller-sized keyboard, an enhanced camera user interface, a toggle switch to enable Power Saver mode and Get Started web app.
The Power Save mode helps to conserve battery by minimizing CPU usage, reducing screen brightness, disabling vibration feedback and turning off data connection when the screen is off.
There is a shortcut on the camera user interface to switch between the front and rear cameras. You will also be given an estimate of the number of shots or length of videos that the One X+ can take before storage space runs out.
HTC also introduced the Get Started web app in Sense 4+ with the objective of bringing convenience to users when setting up their new devices even before they have it in their hands.
You can decide which accounts to use, and customize how the interface on your phone will look via wallpapers, lock screens and apps.
When the phone arrives, all you need to do is to login to your Sense account and everything will be set up according to what you’ve planned.
HTC equipped the One X+ with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7GHz processor. While the Galaxy S III and ASUS PadFone2 come with 2GB RAM, the One X+ has only 1GB RAM. Comparing to the One X, there is a neat improvement in user experience on the One X+ due to Android 4.1.
Battery uptime is also improved, with the One X+ lasting an hour and 40 minutes longer than the One X in our standard battery test. Under normal usage conditions, the One X+ could easily last a day and enabling Power Saver mode did help squeeze out extra battery mileage.
Priced at $868, the One X+ is worthy of your consideration if you are looking for a quad-core Android smartphone. However, if you want a 4G LTE phone, the One X+ is out of the question as it is not 4G-enabled and there are better alternatives such as the Galaxy S III LTE.
NETWORK: GSM 1900 /1800 / 900 / 850, HSPA 900 / 2100
OPERATING SYSTEM: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+
BUILT IN MEMORY: 1GB RAM
DISPLAY: 4.7-inch Super LCD 2, 1280 x 720 pixels
CAMERA: 8-megapixel rear camera / F2.0 / BSI / Auto Focus / HTC ImageChip / smart LED flash
VIDEO SUPPORT: 3GP / 3G2 / MPEG4 / WMV 9 / AVI
AUDIO SUPPORT: AAC / AMR / OGG / M4A / MID / MP3 / WAV / WMA 9
CONNECTIVITY: Built-in GPS with A-GPS, Google Maps and GLONASS / Bluetooth 4.0 / NFC / WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n / DLNA
STORAGE TYPE: 64GB
DIMENSIONS: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm