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08 April 2013

HTC One X+

The One X was already a performance powerhouse. This pushes it further...

Abhinav Mishra
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Just a year ago, the HTC One X was the poster child for everything smart in HTC’s arsenal, and within just a year, a newer version is available. With added features such as a longer-lasting battery, faster processor and Android’s latest Jellybean OS, this update is rightfully, but uncreatively called HTC One X+.

The One X+ looks very similar to the One X. It comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD2 display, which looks marvelous and seamlessly curves and blends with the rest of the body.

Plus the X+ comes with Gorilla Glass 2, which is scratch resistant. Sadly the polycarbonate unibody is not – over time, it’ll show a few scars here and there. Inside, is HTC’s fastest processor so far, a 1.7Ghz quadcore Nvidia Tegra 3 running on a 2100mAh battery, which has enough juice to keep the X+ going for 12hrs between charges in moderate use.

HTC’s Sense 4 UI adds flair to the already good-looking Android Jellybean OS interface. The interface is lighter, cleaner, more intuitive. The menus are a breeze. Even after starting a few apps at one go, the X+ does well.

Watching HD videos, or playing games is where the LCD2 display truly shines. Colours are rich and image quality is crisp. Even in daylight, the display is clear and the text easily readable. It’s hard to fault this phone on performance or feel, but there are a few things that underwhelm. Like the Beats Audio, which adds flavour to the music being played but it’s not an out-of-the-world experience.

The One X+ can do everything you would expect from a smartphone that costs Rs 38,550. It’s stylish to look at; the Sense 4 UI adds pizazz to the otherwise vanilla Android OS. A powerful processor and high-capacity battery see to it that the X+ keeps you entertained with multimedia and up-to-date with information all day.

The numbers
1.7Ghz Quad-core, Nvidia Tegra 3, 1 GB RAM, Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), 4.7 inch 1280x720px, 312ppi LCD2, 32/64 GB storage, 8 MP rear cam with LED flash, 1.6 MP front cam, Rs 38,550

Tags: mobile phone, mobile, hardware, one x, htc

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