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HTC One X+ Review

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:11

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...

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:40 4

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4324; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

A fair 8.5 i should say!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:41 4

7. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I think the score needs to be lowered some.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:45 5

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4324; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Well, atleast it has got some goodies inside that makes it sweet!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:01 14

19. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

why? I think the iPhone 5's score needs to be lowered some.
Luckily, your opinion doesn't matter, you are worthless.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:59 4

23. tedkord (Posts: 14151; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I agree. With no multitasking and only one gig of ram, this thing is barely better than an iPhone. Thank goodness its at least got Android.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 00:23

61. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

theres this thing called "rooting" and a thing called "custom rom"

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 20:46

93. JasonJia11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)

There's multitasking, and 1 gig of ram is plenty for multitasking. stop being so greedy about getting 2 gigs of ram, unless of course, you truly were a VERY hardcore multitasker. some people are just so greedy these days, about: 2 gigs of ram, better battery life(2100 mah is enough, and that's the same amount the Galaxy S3 has...), 5 inch screen, 1080p display, 15 mp camera, quad-core processors, etc. just appreciate what you can get than what you had 5-10 years ago.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 04:39 1

50. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

It should have been given at least 9.5

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:42 3

9. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

Pa the con 1gb ram is not good. How many of the phones do you think comes with more than that?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:49 12

11. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

The useles galaxy s iii mini got an 8.9 with it so not capable processor just cos it got galaxy s iii branding... PA is gradually turning into a joke..how the hell is 1gb of RAM a con?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:55 1

15. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

With Sense it's exactly a con. My old One X cannot multitask due to 1GB of RAM.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:06

46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

No, it can't multi-task due to Sense. HTC made multi-tasking broken with Sense 4 on purpose, I don't know why though. They might have fixed it in Sense 4.1 or 4+, but I don't know.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:57 1

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3817; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Not true. It is a mid-range phone & was therefore reviewed as & compared to other mid-range phones. The One X+ is a high-end phone is therefore reviewed to a higher standard.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:22 4

30. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Don't believe it too much, it's their way of saying, "We can't explain why the SGS3 Mini got a higher rating than several phones that deserve a 9(+) or a higher rating but we think having "SGS3" in the title is good enough."

PA has been ruining reviews for months now and they can't find enough reasons to deduct point from phones that are better than the SGS3 and iphone 5 but they do it anyway. And the ones they do point out are found on other phones they didn't deduct points from for having the same con(s). It's happened with the One X, now with the One X+, the Razr HDs, the Sony Xperia line (both mid-end and high-end), and almost any other phone that isn't Samsung or apple branded.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:58 1

33. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

The scores from PA are always bs. That is unless you are a samsung or apple fanboy, you can embrace in the much higher scores compared to other phones.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 11:27 8

25. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

I'm sure detailed review of the battery life will be in hand.

So a different Tegra3 chip (it's not just overclocked) with GLONASS support as well as GPS and A-GPS. 2100mAh battery and HTC promises up to 50% longer battery life (with power saving feature enabled of course). They updated the camera app to shoot jitter free movies with 30fps and put a bigger sensor (1.6MP) on the front facing camera that now includes ImageSense and can retouch your photos. If you phone goes to sleep while you're shooting some pictures, one press on the power button will bring you directly back to the camera app. The whole phone is snappy and faster then the competition. Sense now has the infinite scroll back and a ton of improvements. Stock internet browser works like magic. Text reflow is stutter-free. the SMS app now has options to pasword protect and block lists. The stock keyboard is now wtihout the arrows by default (you can bring them back in settings) and the menu (3 dots) can be remapped in different ways. Updated the gallery app to work similar to the Music app. For sotrage hogs it has 64GB of space and 1Gb of extra speedy RAM (phones with 2 GB RAM have lower clock). They finally enabled USB OTG so you can hook up just about anything you seem fit, from keyboards to HDD's.. The phone doesn't heat up as much as the original One X did so one can hold it comfortably even while playing games a tad longer. For audiophiles there you should know that the Beats implementation work better here than on any other HTC device. Sound really is beter and now it even has a special amp to power the rear speaker, to produce higher volume with less distortion. I'm really fond of HTC's skins for Sense (especially the "Concrete" one) as they look great and make the visual exprience beter. Of course everything is still open to improvement. That said, if Touchwizz would allow to change it's colors, it's theme and look... just maybe then they would have something against HTC's beauty.

This is a great phone. It's REALLY FAST, pretty, with a BEAUTIFUL screen second only to SLCD3 on J Butterfly. The organic design combined with the matt finish and red accentsmakes it exquisit to hold in hand and others pale in comparison but if you already own an HTC One X then you don't need to stutter. The original One will recieve JB and Sense 4+ in the coming days, some already have, so you won't be missing much besides some hardwere perks.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 07:21 1

53. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

You should do the reviews for this site. Thank you for informing us on important things Daniel left out in the review.


posted on 03 Nov 2012, 09:51

56. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Thank you. What can I say, I'm a geek enthusiast and I know a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff and I like to get the facts straight.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 12:10

28. Lawks (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)

"The HTS Sense 4+"

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:02 3

29. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

there is a 1 gb con for one x plus but not for the international version of s3

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:27

31. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

The HTS Sense 4+ doesn't get in the way of the unique Jelly Bean features...
what is HTS?
some new brand or something

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 16:52

34. NewLife2011 (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

This phone cannot arrive soon enough. It'll be my first Android phone so I don't forsee having any major issues with Sense. The whole "pure Android" thing doesn't really mean anything to me because I've never experienced it. Nor am I in a hurry to experience it if means I get no LTE and only 16gb of memory. Been there done that.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 17:58 4

37. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

see the problem is if 3 gb ram comes out people are gonna say well 2gb dont have enough cuz android needs alot or ram etc etc thats BULL. 1gb has enough ram. Not becasue everyone has 2 gb it means 1 gb isnt enough anymore you guys let technology take over yourl smart brains... thats all part of making money

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 19:30 3

38. TMach (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

The front camera is 1.6 and not 2 megapixels! Jeez, at least get the facts right!! This review is full of inaccuracies which rather makes it difficult to take seriously. I have had this for a day and don't have any issues multi tasking plus after almost 24 hours, I still have the battery at over 50%.

As for the 1GB RAM comment, the S3 and Optimus 4X HD both have 1gb so not sure how that is a con...............score should be 9/9.5. If you've actually used this beauty, you'll know what I mean.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 04:41

51. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Indeed +1

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 21:27 2

43. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

The only thing for htc to do now is to advertise this phone and think of marketing strategies in order for this one x+ to sell well. I hope that they'll do something with the camera since that is it's only weakness

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 22:10 5

44. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

The camera on the One X is still very good. Especially its burst mode and basically instant shutter speed. I've never gotten a blur from this camera. People are just spoiled these days.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 14:55

57. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)

PA The only website where great flagship phones get 8.5's while crap like the galaxy mini get 8.9 because of the brand 'Galaxy' sorta like 'Apple'

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:00

58. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Need new design. Fix sense UI!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:46

70. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

ARE YOU KIDDING ME LUBBA? NEW DESIGN FIX SENSE UI? Theres nothing better than sense right now. Htc has made it even better with sense 4+. With regards to the design i wont even make a comment. SMH

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