Hands-on: HTC One X+ [VIDEO]


HTC’s One X was an excellent of example of what the Taiwanese manufacturer could do in terms of manufacturing prowess. It was boldly designed, tough, and most of all, fast. It was the fastest Android smartphone at the time it was launched; unfortunately devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Note II have taken that particular honor away from HTC. HTC’s solution? Make the One X faster, better and stronger, while retaining all the external design qualities that made the One X shine. The result is the One X+.

Externally, you’re going to have a hard time determining which device is which when looking at it from the front. The One X+ retains the screen size and display from the original, as well as the unibody polycarbonate body. To say that from the outside the One X+ looks identical to the previous device in the family is not an exaggeration – possibly the only way you’re going to be able to tell the two apart is if you look at the camera module on the back. The One X+ has an additional red ring on the camera on the back of the device.

Most of the improvement on the One X+ is in the internals. The One X+ has a faster version of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor, the AP37 which puts out 1.7GHz of processing power. That’s paired with 1GB of RAM and HTC says that the One X+ comes with 64GB of flash storage as standard, which should be welcome news to people looking to upgrade. The One X+ will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the gate, and has a bigger, Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. From our brief time with it, the One X+ felt extremely fast, though without a One X beside it to compare, we had no idea just how much faster it is compared to the old device. Still, the 1.7GHz Tegra 3 processor should make short work of any and all tasks you throw at it, as its sheer computing power is pretty much on par (if not better) than most other quad-core processors out in the market today.