It’s near impossible to have the best Android phone. Just when one reaches the top of the pile, another one launches with beefed up specs and a slimmer form factor.
Case in point is the HTC One X+. At a glance it appears to be the same phone as the HTC One X. And rightfully so as the facade of this handset is exactly the same as its predecessor. But it’s what’s under the hood of this phone that separates it from the past generation.
HTC has bumped the processor, battery, and storage for what might purportedly be a Samsung S3 competitor. They’ve swapped out the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor for a Tegra 3 processor capable of 1.7GHz with faster graphics. The battery has jumped from 1,800mAh to 2,100mAh, which is said to provide 50% (6 hours) more talk time, and the front camera has leaped from 1.3-megapixel to 1.6-megapixel – moot if you ask us. Nevertheless, the HTC One X+ continues to sports the same 8-megapixel rear camera, though thanks to 64GB of onboard storage you’ll be able to freely capture more photos and HD video. Other additions include NFC, improved audio, and an FM radio.
Features that have remained unchanged include a 4.7-inch Super LCD with a resolution of 1280×720, 1GB of RAM, and Beats Audio support. The HTC One X+ continues to measure 5.31″ (L) x 2.75″ (W) x 0.35″ (T).
No word on a US launch date, but when it does, HTC says it will ships with Android 4.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean. it will be available in black or white in Europe and North Asia this October, and in South Asia sometime in November.