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HTC doubles down on its One X to give it another shot at life. Read our full review of the HTC One X+. What happens when you create an insanely nice device but it never really takes off? If you're HTC, you try, try again. The HTC One X hit shelves before the Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, and almost every other major flagship phone, and was better than a lot of them, but it's not always about who's the best. The One X was quickly forgotten in favor of better advertised, better branded competition, but now it's back. Doubling down on its One brand, HTC has re-jiggered the inside of the One X to make it more powerful and more competitive. Is it worth your time? Maybe, if you're on AT&T. In mid 2012, phones like the HTC One X were huge. It was impossible to fathom standard phone screens getting larger than 4.7-inches, but HTC itself has already upped the ante with the 5-inch Droid DNA and Huawei has created the first 6.1-inch phone. By comparison, the One X+ - which has the exact same design (in black) of the One X – feels conservative and comfortable. At least, to this reviewer's hands. The One X+ is a beautifully built, and sturdy, smartphone. Its outward shell is built of a single piece of polycarbonate, now with a grippy black feel to it.
Oh look, it's another HTC One X! After the original X then a One XL with 4G, HTC's latest version of this smartphone is the One X+. The One X+ doesn't have 4G, but brings you boosted power and updated camera software in an almost identical package. Note that this handset is actually just under a millimetre thicker than previous models to make room for a more powerful battery (2100 mAh). Like the One X, the One X+ has a 4.7" HD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels that's based on Super LCD 2 technology rather than standard Super LCD. It uses the same Nvidia Tegra 3 too, but here the CPU is clocked to give its all, at 1.7 GHz compared with 1.5 GHz in the One X. RAM is at 1 GB. Another added extra in this "+" model is a boosted storage capacity, with 64 GB of memory compared with 32 GB for the One X. That's especially good news since there's still no sign of a microSD card slot. This phone's only connectors are a micro-USB port and a 3.5 mm audio jack. There's an 8-Megapixel camera on the back of the phone with an LED flash, as well as a front-facing 1.6-Megapixel webcam. The One X+ has an NFC chip, as well as Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
In a season full of refreshes, the One X+ follows up to the One X, much like how the Sony Xperia SL came as a fresher version of the Xperia S. And truly, this is what the One X should have been in the first place. If you remember, we had recently done a first impressions story of the One X+ at an event recently, and at time, we got the black version to play with. The test unit we have received is the same white one as the One X. The HTC One X was a looker, and the One X+ looks exactly the same from the outside. Except for the slight difference – the red color on the touch sensitive keys and a red ring around the camera. The One X+ is a very much a premium phone to feel, hold and use. The polycarbonate finish on the unibody design is pretty much worth the time and effort. By carrying forward the exact same looks as the One X, what HTC have managed to do is line this up as a refresh. There are some positives to this, without doubt. The slight curve on the rear panel is immensely helpful when you are typing out an SMS with the fingers of the same hand that is holding the phone.
Despite sporting a brighter display and a faster camera than the Galaxy S III, the original HTC One X didn't get as much love from shoppers as Samsung's flagship. Now the HTC One X+ is here ($199 for AT&T) to escalate the smartphone wars, packing a more powerful 1.7-GHz quad-core Nvidia processor and a whopping 64GB of internal memory. HTC also promises up to 50 percent more battery life. Running Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich -- plus HTC's own refinements -- has the One Series reached its full potential?Click to EnlargeThe HTC One X+ mirrors the One X's elegant design. Its unibody polycarbonate body feels strong yet soft to the touch. The device has gently rounded curves that curl slightly upward when viewed from the side. Whereas the One X is available in white or black, the One X+ only comes in the latter color.While having the exact same dimensions as the One X (5.3 x 2.8 x 0.36 inches), the One X+ is slightly heavier, weighing 4.8 ounces against the 4.5-ounce One X. The Samsung Galaxy S III is slightly thinner, at 0.34 inches, and weighs 4.7 ounces.Click to EnlargeSmaller hands may have trouble using reaching the full 4.7-inch display with one hand, and even regular-size hands will still be stretching to reach certain corners.
HTC's One X, which launched earlier in the year, turned out to be quite a capable Android handset, and it was leaps and bounds above the company's 2011 lineup. However, HTC decided to launch an updated version just a few months after the release of its predecessor. It's available now exclusively on AT&T's network, and it's priced at $199 after a two-year contract. While the One X+ may not look any different than the One X, it does come with some decent and welcomed updates on the inside. It comes out of the box with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, 64GB of storage, and a slightly larger 2100mAh battery. These changes certainly are key updates that are crucial if HTC wants to keep up with other flagships going into the holiday season, but are the upgrades worth the higher price? And more importantly, can it compete with the other top-tier handsets on the market? Hardware To answer that last question, the answer is simply, yes, it can. It doesn't necessarily stand alone, but it should make the shortlist for anyone narrowing down what top-of-the-line smartphone to get themselves or their loved one this holiday season.
As you have probably noticed, smartphone technology moves even faster than it does on desktop and laptop PCs. Things that were once dream features, like quad-core processors, 720p screens, and 8-megapixel cameras, are now commonplace. So it's becoming tougher and tougher for each phone to stand above the rest. The HTC One X+ ($199.99) scores with its quad-core processor and massive 64GB of internal storage, all for half the price of a similarly-equipped Apple iPhone 5 . That, plus a slew of other improvements over last year's version, help keep the HTC One X+ in the thick of the pack, if not quite on top of it. Design, Connectivity, and Voice QualityThe HTC One X+ measures 5.31 by 2.75 by 0.36 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.9 ounces. It feels like a quality piece, with a soft touch black housing that's comfortable to hold. A standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack sits on top, while the micro USB port is on the side—an arrangement I prefer, since it makes it easy to charge the handset on your desk while still using it. The 4.7-inch, 720p (1,280-by-720) Super LCD 2 delivers a tight pixel density of 312ppi, which is slightly less than you get with an iPhone 5, but in practice, you won't notice.
The $199.99 HTC One X+ for AT&T, a revamped version of the One X, successfully improves upon its predecessor in many areas. This new model boasts robust quad-core processing courtesy of an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, plus it has a massive 64GB of internal storage, enough for users to perhaps overlook its lack of an SD card slot. Those are certainly welcome changes compared with the One X's standard 16GB of memory and slower dual-core CPU when it debuted this past spring. A fresh helping of Android Jelly Bean operating-system software, a full-featured camera, and slick styling don't hurt, either, and add up to make the One X+ the best Android deal on AT&T. The HTC One X+ is practically the spitting image of its predecessor the One X. Just like with that device, HTC chose to mold the One X + from a single piece of polycarbonate plastic instead of giving it the aluminum unibody construction the company's handsets have traditionally used. Even so, the black plastic material HTC selected (a hue the company calls Carbon) feels high-grade, not cheap. I also like the phone's soft-touch finish, which has a slatelike texture that wicks moisture away and absorbs fingerprints.
The original HTC One X was one of the first Android devices to rock a new-fangled quad-core processor, and marked the beginning of the Taiwanese veteran's concerted effort to return to the glory days of the HTC Hero and Desire. We liked it enough to award it four stars out of five when we reviewed it back in April, but were slightly disappointed by the weak battery life and issues with screen flex, which produced a disturbing ripple effect on the phone's 4.7-inch display. The HTC One X+ (not to be confused with the 4G One XL) is essentially a revised version of that device -- from the outside, it looks practically identical. Under the bonnet however, it's a very different story: the One X+ is packing a 1.7GHz quad-core chip, 64GB of storage and a souped-up battery. It's also got Android 4.1 pre-installed, meaning that it benefits from all the cool new features being cooked up by Google, including Siri-beater Google Now. You can pick up the HTC One X+ SIM-free and unlocked to any network for the princely sum of £480, while monthly contracts start at around £26. You can get a cheaper deal if you're willing to stump up a one-off payment when you get the phone though.
We loved the HTC One X, which was released earlier in 2012. It had amazing quad-core power, a sharp, bright HD display and an eight-megapixel snapper that was crammed full of features. Plus battery life was impressive. In fact it would have been our smartphone of the year if it hadn't been pipped at the post by the Samsung Galaxy S III. So when we heard HTC was bringing out the HTC One X+ you can imagine our excitement. This model boasts yet more power, a front-facing snapper and more storage – not a lot of changes, but the One X was so good we'd hate to see it altered too much... Its predecessor was loaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, but this new model has gone straight for the brand new Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system. Most of the changes are not obvious, happening behind the scenes rather than in front of your eyes. But the interface is smoother for a start – mind you that's not surprising given the quad-core 1.7GHz chip that is running the show. The previous chip was a 1.5GHz model, which was in itself pretty speedy. Games fans and anyone who likes to play around with apps will be assured that this handset is future-proofed for quite some time to come.
There's no denying that the HTC One X was an amazingly solid smartphone. On the surface it even looked like as good a package as its main rival at the time, the Galaxy S III, and having a head-start to the market it was almost expected for it to become a huge success. The devil turned out to be in the details though, and the One X never quite managed to get the same traction as its Samsung rival. There must have been so many if onlys around the HTC HQ for missing an opportunity like that, that the company didn't even wait for the successor to come and fix the issues, but released a refreshed model. Enter the HTC One X+. It's faster than its predecessor, offers more storage and an ampler battery ? quite nice upgrades. True, they don't make too dramatic a difference, but as we said ? the starting package was pretty great already and it's just the details that needed polishing. Despite taking a few punches in this year's flagship wars, HTC isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, the updated One X+ comes at the perfect time to turn things around.
The HTC One X+ is a decked-up version of the One X, which shipped as the first phone with a quad-core processor back in the spring, but arrived on US soil with a dual-core Snapdragon S4. With the One X+, both the US and international versions sport a 1.7 GHz quad-core Tegra 3+ processor.The upgrade was necessitated by the competition going into the holiday season, and with the most generous internal memory amount from all flagships at launch, Android Jelly Bean, plus the upgraded processor and battery capacity, the One X+ can stand its ground against threats like the Galaxy S III or the Optimus G. Does the upgrade warrant the higher price, though? Read on to find out...The curved unibody chassis introduced with the One X stays absolutely the same in the One X+ - it fits your palm nicely, and the cascading side bezel makes the front look seamless. Thanks to the polycarbonate housing the handset is very light and also pretty thin, with firm grip allowed by the soft-touch finish. We had the black version, which is a finger smudge magnet on the back, and there are also gray and white variants, like with the One X.
The HTC One X+ isn't exactly a new handset as such, as it shares many similarities with its brother the HTC One X, but there are a few key upgrades in play here.We were very impressed with the original One X when it was released earlier this year, and it managed to clock up 4.5 out of 5 in our in-depth review and snaffle second place in our 20 best smartphones in the world, just losing out to the excellent Samsung Galaxy S3.The One X+ is here to put the issues we experienced with the One X, such as battery life and limited storage, to bed and possibly snatch top spot away from the immensely popular Galaxy S3.You'll be able to pick up the HTC One X+ for free on two year contracts starting at 33 per month, which is a similar price to the original One X, which can now be snaffled for 25 per month with no upfront cost.On the inside the One X+ gets an OS boost over the original, as it ships with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, with an update to Android 4.2 almost certainly on the cards given the phone's credentials – bringing it pretty much bang up to date.
Bored of your One X? Fed up of the small storage and slow processor? Well, HTC has got a treat for you.The One X+ is a step change from the original, but like the Sensation to XE transition, this is more incremental than complete overhaul.The main change visually is the new matte finish, which, well, seems to make the black a little bit darker.On top of that are new red accents adorning the softkeys on the front and around the camera - once again, very reminiscent of the HTC Sensation XE with its Beats Audio branding.Speaking of that music boosting system, HTC has lumped a separate amplification chip under the speaker to boost sound, making bass sound bassier and separating out the vocal and mid-range sounds to produce a more pure sound.It does actually work; while we wouldn't condone it for playing any music out loud on a bus, if you're watching a movie (privately and not within reach of others' ears) then it's certainly a step up.You may notice a similar situation on the new HTC Windows Phone 8X, but that device has two amplifiers, for the speaker and the headphone jack, whereas we've just got the one of the One X+.
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