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HTC One X+ review

Thu Jan 24 2013, 12:29

Camera
As with the handset's design, the camera on the HTC One X+ is the same as that found on its predecessor. This means that the One X+ boasts the same impressive image quality and fancy software features, such as the ability to take a photo while shooting a video. HTC has included some minor software tweaks, including the ability to immediately switch cameras.

The HTC One X Plus has an 8MP rear-facing camera

While the rear-facing camera hasn't been updated, HTC has improved the camera on the front of the handset. There's now a 1.6MP front-facing shooter, which quite simply is one of the best we've ever used. We'd argue that it's good enough for taking decent images too, although we mainly used it for video calls during our testing.

Battery and storage
One of the biggest improvements with the HTC One X+ is its battery. The top-end phone features a 2,100mAh battery, which proved to last for much longer than the 1,800mAh battery found on the original HTC One X.

Even when using the handset for battery draining tasks such as streaming video and listening to music, the HTC One X+ easily made it through an entire day, whereas the HTC One X would have left us phoneless by early evening.

In terms of storage, the HTC One X+ comes with 64GB of internal storage. Considering that you'll pay an extra £200 for an iPhone that comes with that much storage capacity, we can't praise HTC's decision enough.

In Short
Some might see the HTC One X+ as just an upgrade, but in fact it's one of the best Android smartphones on the market today. It'll tick most if not all of the boxes for hardcore smartphone users, and its relatively affordable price is an additional attraction. µ

The Good
Very fast processor, great screen, excellent camera, 64GB of internal storage, runs the latest version of Android.

The Bad
HTC Sense user interface still isn't great.

The Ugly
Nothing we can see.

Bartender's Score
9/10

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