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HTC One X+ - The One X Just Got Better

By Katrina Canlas & Sidney Wong - 23 Nov 2012
Launch SRP: PhP32800

Introduction and Physique

A Refreshed One X

While the HTC One X was indeed a very impressive smartphone back in April, it was gradually overshadowed by its competitors especially the Samsung Galaxy S III, which has captured the hearts, minds and wallets of over 30 millions consumers. 

So what was HTC's response? Well, the Taiwanese company refreshed its One X and updated some of its specs to remain competitive in the market. Before we dive into the review, let's take a look at the key highlights of the One X+ and how it stands in the One X family.

HTC One X+

Key highlights of the HTC One X+

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display / 1280 x 720 pixels
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory 
  • 8-megapixel with autofocus, smart LED flash, BSI sensor,
    F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 BSI sensor
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • 135g
  • 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm
     

 

The HTC One X Series Compared

  HTC One X+ HTC One XL HTC One X
Networks GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 /
HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 /
HSPA / HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE 1800 / 2600
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Display 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 4.7-inch Super LCD 2
Resolution 1,280 x 720 pixels  1,280 x 720 pixels 1,280 x 720 pixels
OS Google Android 4.1
(Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense 4+
Google Android 4.0
(Ice Cream Sandwich)
with HTC Sense 4
Google Android 4.0
(Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual-core 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 64GB 32GB 32GB
Front Camera 1.6-megapixel with f/2.2 BSI lens 1.3-megapixel 1.3-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel with autofocus, smart LED flash, BSI sensor,
F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
8-megapixel with autofocus, smart LED flash, BSI sensor,
F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
8-megapixel with autofocus, smart LED flash, BSI sensor,
F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
Battery 2,100mAh 1,800mAh 1,800mAh
Dimensions 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm 134.86 x 69.9 x 8.9mm 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm
Weight 135g 130g 130g

 

Design & Build

It is nearly impossible to tell the two HTC devices apart if not for some cosmetic differences in the newer model, which has an extra dash of red trimmings as you'll note from our photos below. The One X+ still sports the sturdy polycarbonate unibody chassis, a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display and maintains the exact physical dimensions as the One X. After using the One X+ for a period of time, we realized that HTC might have added a matte texture on the back of the device. It's hard to see from the pictures but the One X+ offers a better grip.

If not for the red capacitive navigation buttons, you will have a hard time differentiating the HTC One X+ (right) from the One X (left).

The HTC One X+ (left) has a red rim around its camera lens, which reminds us of the HTC Sensation XE. Another way to identify the One X+ is the Beats Audio logo at the bottom. The One X (right) has a smaller logo with the brand name on its side.

The third method to identify the HTC One X+ (top) is the metallic Power / Lock button at the top.