Summary: Although just one of the two following companies is financially successful at the time being, Samsung and HTC are probably the two best Android smartphone manufacturers in the world (with Google-owned Motorola arriving on the remaining step of the podium as far as I’m concerned).
Summary: The honeymoon period for HTC has been over for quite some time now, but the phone maker has recently picked itself up from the ground and come back roaring – or least trying to. In the face of formidable opponents like Samsung, with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lineup, and high-end offerings from LG...
Summary: With the HTC One now official after months of speculation , it is time to see how much HTC has evolved over the past year, and exactly how much did HTC’s One line has evolved since its most recent member has been released.
Summary: HTC has had some hard times as of late. Once a major player in smartphones, for a while the company seemed to all but disappear, releasing phones that either fell short compared to other devices on the market, or didn’t make enough waves to really be talked about.
Summary: You might wonder, at any time, what exactly is the point of the HTC One X+. This is essentially the souped-up version of one of the most impressive and excellent Android device of 2012, and you might wonder if it has right the wrongs it had. Well, in a sense, perhaps it did.
Summary: Facelift. HTC re-engineered their One X, packing their current top model, the One X+, with a few more horsepower and a bigger tank under the hood. But those aren't the only renovations. A run on our rugged test track shows what else is inside and how the revisions have altered the device.
Pros: Attractive design & case, 64 GB internal storage space (net ~55 GB), 25 GB Dropbox storage space (2 years), NFC, Android 4.1 with HTC Sense UI 4+, Strong wireless module, Camera module (8 megapixel, video recording in 1080p, LED flash), High resolution SLCD2 IPS touchscreen with good luminosity, ...
Cons: Missing LTE support, No card reader for storage expansion, Stereo headset with unimpressive sound, Power button's reaction somewhat unclear, In the new top model we would like to have seen LTE and a card reader at long last.
Conclusion: The HTC One X+ is in one way what the original should have been - a phone that can last a whole day. That it’s also been souped up with more speed, memory and style only adds to what is without a doubt the best HTC Android device out right now.
Pros: Slick design, Huge internal storage, Very powerful
Cons: Jelly Bean notifications absent, Pre-installed apps not always useful, No LTE in UK variant
Conclusion: Since I picked the One X as the best Android smartphone, the assumption is that the One X+ has to be the new king. Well kind of. If you’re on AT&T, it’s by far the best phone, but I do consider the DROID DNA a better phone. That one happens to be on my carrier of choice (Verizon) and I own it.