HTC One X+ Review – Improving Earlier One With Bigger Battery and Higher Performance

The new HTC One X+ is an upgraded version of the HTC One X. It has more storage space, a better processor and a bigger battery compared to the old HTC One X.

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Hardware

HTC One X+ is slightly heavier compared to the HTC One X, at 135 grams though it still has the same classy look. It has a Gorilla Glass 2 panel that blends into the curved non gloss body that makes this smart phone durable and gives a nice effect. The HTC One X+ comes in only one color, matte black with red navigation buttons.

On the front you will find three hardware capacitive buttons, multitasking, home and back. Above the display you will find a front facing video call camera and a HTC logo. On the right side is the volume rocker. The 3.5mm headphone jack and the power bottom are on top while the micro USB port is on the left side.

The HTC One X+ comes with Beats Audio which is based on S shaped EQ setting. The Beats Audio can be enabled or disabled and it works with any headphones you use. The Beats provides crisper vocals and deeper bass. Another good thing about Beats is that it increases the volume. When you have Beats enabled you will notice that the max volume setting is louder compared to when Beats is turned off.

HTC One X+ is powered by a 1.7 GHZ NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor which has four main cores and one low power companion core, 520 MHZ GPU and 64 GB of internal storage space. You will get around 56GB of usable space. When you plug HTC One X+ into your pc it will automatically switch over to storage mode. Opening closing and switching apps is smooth with zero lag.

With light usage like calls, emails, text and 25 minutes of camera usage, the battery will last for one day. With nonstop video play back the battery will run for seven hours and 30 minutes.

Software and Camera

The HTC One X+ combines Sense 4 with Jelly Bean and gives you Sense 4+. It is a light weight skin for Android 4.1. HTC has made a few improvements to the user interface. A new gallery app has been added, which let you organize photos by location and event. This app also gives you quick access to local and cloud storage, bringing all the icons like Facebook, Sky Drive etc together in one place.

The HTC Getting Started app lets you use PC to organize your phone quickly.  You can use it to configure things like DropBox, Hotmail, and gallery pictures as your wallpaper. The HTC Music app is quite similar to the Gallery app and attempts to bring together the cloud and local contents; sadly you can’t make playlists across different source.

The HTC One X+ has a 1.6 megapixel front facing camera. Unlike most front facing camera this one takes images at 1280 x 720p. This is thanks to the image processor hardware, which makes it an excellent tool for video calling and taking self portraits. Same as the front camera the rear camera uses the image processing hardware to take higher quality images.

Conclusion

To sum it all up, the new HTC One X+ is a nice upgrade to the HTC One X. The HTC One X+ features all the good things of HTC One X and adds extra power to it; things like higher performance and bigger battery are a nice touch.