Monday, December 10, 2012

HTC One X+, The "Other" Smartphone King

In today's world it is hard not to be continually inundated with advertising of the latest smartphones. Whether it is Samsung commercials bashing the iPhone, Apple commercials showcasing Siri, or Jessica Alba telling you to buy a Windows Phone, we get our fair share of exposure to the best of today's smartphones.

One phone, however, that is not as widely advertised, and not near as popular, that is definitely worth looking into is the HTC One X+. The One X+ is the newest iteration, or update to the flagship of HTC's smartphone family, of the One X. While this phone is only available on AT&T's network here in the U.S., it is certainly a phone to keep an eye on.

The One X+ is similar to its predecessors in that it is nearly identical in design, and it only comes in a matte black finish. The "upgrade" to the One X+ is found on the inside of the phone. The battery has been upgraded from a 1800 mAh battery to a 2100 mAh battery resulting in longer battery life, a 1.7 GHz processor upgraded from the 1.5 GHz in the previous phone, internal storage has been upgraded from 32 to 64 GB, Android 4.1 (Jellybean) in place of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the front camera has been upgraded from 1.3 to 1.6 Megapixels. While these may not be "significant" upgrades to someone that already has a One X, they are certainly specs worth considering if you're  looking to get a powerful android phone. The One X+ also has the same great specs that its predecessor had such as LTE connectivity, 1GB of RAM, 8 Megapixel rear camera, and a beautiful 4.7 inch display.

While the HTC One X+ is not the perfect phone, it is better than most. The interface, HTC's "Sense" software, at times experiences lag and could use some improvements. That being said, this phone offers a great android experience, and a great smartphone experience as a whole. At a competitive price of $199.99 from AT&T, the same price as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 entry level models, it is right in line with the other smartphone kings.

The HTC One X+ is a great offer to shoppers looking for an android phone that is powerful, fast, and well designed. The build quality of this phone is great, and the specs are in line in key areas, such as connectivity and processing power, as other flagship phones. This holiday season, if looking to purchase a great smartphone, consider the HTC One X+. While it may not be as popular as the iPhone or Galaxy S III, it is certainly just as good.

Source: Spec Showdown
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