HTC One X+ hands-on
Visually speaking, it’s nearly an exact facsimile, but internally, the HTC One X+ packs along an upgraded quad-core 1.7GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor combined with good ‘ole 4G LTE connectivity, larger 2,100 mAh battery, and a whopping 64GB of internal storage. Now that’s one extensive overhaul, wouldn’t you agree? Well, don’t forget to check out some of the things that really stood out from our initial look at the behemoth.
HTC One X+ initial standouts
1. Same overall design, but now with a soft touch finish.
2. It’s fast, really fast!
3. Lots of internal storage
4. Lovely display as usual
5. Yup, Beats Audio is in tow again
9. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
if the ram would be this much then how much will be the internal storage 1TB
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
64GB of RAM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
2. moanismk (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I think you mean 64 gig phone memory.
That much RAM would make it a supercomputer!
3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
AT&T took away my favorite feature... RED BUTTONS. But anyways, this looks nice. But PA, you made a typo, it doesn't have 64 GB of RAM (though some may wish it did).
7. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Verizon owns the trademark on red buttons in the US, right?
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't believe it's a trademark, as the only phone with red buttons with them is the Rezound if I'm not mistaken. But they do tend to use a red/black color scheme with the DROIDs
4. bxbomber718 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)
Very nice evolutionary update. John V what camcorder are you using to record this preview?
12. John.V (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 May 2011)
It's a panasonic gf3, but more importantly, it's a 20mm F1.7 lens. That's the key. Not a fan of its slow focus though, but it take killer still shots
5. smk1369 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
HOX+ Benchmark Result:
Browsermark: ca. 180.000
15. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
That quadrant score is insane. I thought my 5000+ with my TF700T was good.
30. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Yup Tegra 3 runs great overclocked. My nexus 7 rooted runs on Linaro Motley 1.1.1 kernel 1600ghz cpu 520 gpu and gets scores that are a hair slower than these but still has battery life that lasts days despite being overclocked.
6. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
you forgot to check your word before publish it
8. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
i dont know what to do... buy this one or the htc D.I.X?! cus i cant replace the battery here and put some sd card!... i hope the HTC DIX will be with removable battery and an sd card slot
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Removable battery is highly unlikely, as it looks like all of HTC's phones this year lack it to my knowledge. SD card slot is possible though.
35. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
You guys should really ween yourself off of SD cards because cloud storage is going to be shoved down your throat eventually like it or not.
HTC doesn't usually use removable batteries like because it cheapens the construction of the device and limits the design layout of the internals.
36. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
thx to both of you... so when the DIX should be out? and what you think is better? the new LG OPTIMUS or ONE x+?
b.t.w i like the sense alot... but it seems that lg make some good job
37. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Its pretty close although Ive seen some stuttering watching Optimus G hands on footage and Sense is pretty nice and more visually refined than LG's skin.
42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
If you like Sense then get the One X+. The new Tegra 3 in it performs equally to the quad S4 Pro, but even though it only has 1 GB RAM it still should be a good experience. Also, HTC is better known for their updates than LG, and their build quality as well.
But honestly, wait for the Nexus announcement this year. They should have the same specs as the Optimus G and One X+ and get way better updates. Also, if the rumor is right, you'll have a choice between stock Android or the manufacturer overlay.
If the Nexus don't appeal to you, then I would recommend the One X+.
11. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
"which is unbelievable considering that the One X offered a measly 16GB of storage"
i Thought the One X offered 32GB of storage, maybe im mistaken
25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
32 GB with the international version, but it dropped to 16 when it moved to AT&T.
48. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Weird that in my country one x has 32 GB INTERNAL MEMORY..
13. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Missing the Red accents...
They look Awesome !!
47. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Indeed, but now it's going to be "looked" since we only got to see it in an image... -_-
14. qwerty0722 (unregistered)
Wow, the benchmark result is brilliant but after I enter the link below.
The only thing I saw is the Quadrant, as you can see the CPU score is really high, but the memory is pretty low and also the I/O score is much higher than the original ONE X.
So, I think if your device is overclocked ( like my GT-N7000 and I9100 ), you'll get a result below :
CPU score : not that high
I/O score : super high
= your total score
anyone noticed that ? if you use Quadrant before ?
If in real gaming performance, I'm not sure if scores higher = smoother.
My N.O.V.A. 3 is not that smooth, even I overclocked it.
31. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Yeah it's true the IO score usually goes up when you use overclocked kernels. That being said my nexus 7 which runs around the same clock speed as the One X+ with the same processor is absolutely buttery and plays games like a champ.
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The front camera is upgraded, but the back camera is the same.
19. wreh3 (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Apr 2010)
I think that's a dump idea by HTC if it's making the same screen size as the old one; why wont HTC compete with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note II in screen size?
24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's a job for the HTC Nexus 5, or the Droid Incredible X it might be called when it makes its way to Verizon.
32. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Because most people still want a phone over a phablet. It's pretty difficult for most people to one hand a One X or SGS3 as it is.
40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2429; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
exactly its frustrating to think people actually "think" they need a "phone" bigger than 4.7 inches........... :(
20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
If the battery is up to it, this will be a success
27. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
You kidding? It's only .35" thick. It might be too wide, but you can't make phones much thinner. Especially since they increased the battery size.
28. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Is it true that they upgraded the gpu as well? Thought I heard that somewhere...
34. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Gpu has been overclocked from 416 to 520 mhz.
41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2429; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
well that would explain the benchmarks being over 7500! they not only over clocked the cpu but the Gpu as well?
43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
And there's the fact that this is a new Tegra 3, that along with the overclocking of the CPU and GPU it still brings better battery life. This even beats out the Exynos.
All of this adds up to make this new Tegra go up against the King of Quads, the S4 Pro. Not bad, considering Tegra is usually the worst of the new generation of chips.
45. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2429; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
better battery life is a major win for it knowing that its overclocked!
38. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
If it really does offer 64 megabytes of internal storage something's probably wrong with it
39. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
I'm getting this thing!! I this color!! I can't wait.
46. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Lack of a microSD slot, not 2GB of RAM, and no red highlights are the things that's really disappointed me in the announcement of the One X+. It looks like the 3D, Carousel-like Sense UI is back, but will it have that entirety of the Sense 3.0 UI? Hopefully it brings back some of that UI, something I experienced with the Sense 3.0 upgrade for my now rooted HTC Inspire 4G. I'm really stuck in choosing my next phone when my upgrade is due in January.... I want the One X+ badly, as well as the Galaxy Note II, LG Optimus G, and SGS3 (but the latter two being else intriguing because of the low internal memory, unless the Galaxy Note II is not going to be released with a 64GB version as well).