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vmachiel
Oct 2, 2012, 07:13 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/02/htc-one-x-plus-tegra-3-android-jelly-bean-sense-4-plus/

So what do you think? The bigger battery is a much welcome improvement I would say. That combined with Jelly bean makes me want one:)



onthecouchagain
Oct 2, 2012, 07:25 AM
Wake/sleep button at top on such a large device... deal breaker. IMO.

Also Sense.

NbinHD
Oct 2, 2012, 07:39 AM
Wake/sleep button at top on such a large device... deal breaker. IMO.

Also Sense.

Sense isn't that bad. Both TouchWiz and Sense have there downfalls and benfits, what don't you like about it?

zone23
Oct 2, 2012, 07:42 AM
Sense is awesome android is the killer.

vmachiel
Oct 2, 2012, 07:52 AM
Sense used to suck, but with sense 4 they've cleaned it up a bit. Touchwiz is still bad IMO

zbarvian
Oct 2, 2012, 07:53 AM
Sense feels super bloated and blocky, but otherwise this looks pretty nice.

MacRumorUser
Oct 2, 2012, 08:12 AM
Sense feels super bloated and blocky, but otherwise this looks pretty nice.

Sense 4.1 on current One X is very good.

The only part of Sense I don't like is the app drawer which I would prefer to be more like stock android.



HTC One X+ is nice, but not really much of an improvement over the One X and I really can't see how it will shift the balance so that those going for an android smart phone will decide to go with the One X+ over the SGS3.

If they were already contemplating get a one X over the SGS3, then the differences the + make are little, but nothing in the One X+ screams buy me over the leading flagship android SGS3.



More importantly for exisiting one X users, the Engadget video interview shows your man pull out his existing one X (rather than the OneX+) with Google Now and hence JB running..

Means JB update and Sense 4+ can only be around the corner....

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 2, 2012, 08:40 AM
Wake/sleep button at top on such a large device... deal breaker. IMO.

Also Sense.

^^^^^^^This EXACTLY.

zbarvian
Oct 2, 2012, 10:03 AM
This phone is just a better phone than the GS3. I hate Sense, but I'm very excited at the prospect of HTC making a new Nexus phone.

Twixt
Oct 2, 2012, 10:25 AM
Waiting for Nexus 5 rather than this One X+.
No sdcard slot, no removable battery, it is a no for me

zbarvian
Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 AM
Waiting for Nexus 5 rather than this One X+.
No sdcard slot, no removable battery, it is a no for me

It has 64 GB built in...what exactly do you do with an SD card? And the battery is larger, and should be totally competent.

Twixt
Oct 2, 2012, 10:57 AM
It has 64 GB built in...what exactly do you do with an SD card? And the battery is larger, and should be totally competent.

I have a pro usage so I need to have my 30GB of mails with me. I also have 300 GB of music and would appreciate a descent part of it. 64 GB is just too small for me.
I doubt one battery could keep up with a regular day usage. I am charging my 3GS twice per day when I am at the office I guess it would be even worse once traveling!

ucfgrad93
Oct 2, 2012, 11:27 AM
I think it looks like a great phone.

applefan022
Oct 2, 2012, 11:38 AM
Guess I better go return my iPhone 5 for it.... NOT! looks sleek tho.

tbayrgs
Oct 2, 2012, 02:23 PM
HTC One X+ is nice, but not really much of an improvement over the One X and I really can't see how it will shift the balance so that those going for an android smart phone will decide to go with the One X+ over the SGS3.

If they were already contemplating get a one X over the SGS3, then the differences the + make are little, but nothing in the One X+ screams buy me over the leading flagship android SGS3.


I don't know, I personally think the One X looks much nicer than the GS3. The memory limitation is a huge downfall IMO, considering the GS3 has expandable memory. Now that you have the option for 64 GB (assuming they release that model in the US :rolleyes:), I think it's every bit the equal, if not better than the GS3. It's pretty much widely accepted that the One X has a superior screen to the GS3 and many, like myself, prefer the unibody type construction. I hated the flimsy battery cover on my GNex.

If I was looked at an Android device, I'd hold out for the upcoming Nexus device(s) but if it was between the One X+ and the GS3, I'd probably get the HTC.

gpat
Oct 2, 2012, 02:38 PM
This phone makes me wish that HTC will do the next Nexus.

MacRumorUser
Oct 2, 2012, 03:20 PM
I don't know, I personally think the One X looks much nicer than the GS3. The memory limitation is a huge downfall IMO, considering the GS3 has expandable memory. Now that you have the option for 64 GB (assuming they release that model in the US :rolleyes:), I think it's every bit the equal, if not better than the GS3. It's pretty much widely accepted that the One X has a superior screen to the GS3 and many, like myself, prefer the unibody type construction. I hated the flimsy battery cover on my GNex.

If I was looked at an Android device, I'd hold out for the upcoming Nexus device(s) but if it was between the One X+ and the GS3, I'd probably get the HTC.

You misunderstood my point.


I was saying that based on the international version if you were already drawn to the one X based on its looks over the SGS3 (I was afterall) then you were already likely to get the One X regardless...

The new OneX+ offers little over the international OneX for those sitting on the fence or already veering towards the SGS3.


That was my point.... :-)

tbayrgs
Oct 2, 2012, 03:33 PM
You misunderstood my point.


I was saying that based on the international version if you were already drawn to the one X based on its looks over the SGS3 (I was afterall) then you were already likely to get the One X regardless...

The new OneX+ offers little over the international OneX for those sitting on the fence or already veering towards the SGS3.


That was my point.... :-)

Agreed for international customer but here in the US, we only had a 16 GB option so that spec bump, coupled with the better battery, greatly diminish the advantage the GS3 has over the current One X.

MacRumorUser
Oct 2, 2012, 05:00 PM
Agreed for international customer but here in the US, we only had a 16 GB option so that spec bump, coupled with the better battery, greatly diminish the advantage the GS3 has over the current One X.

Never did understand why they went with two different SKU's for USA & rest of world...

Ryan John
Oct 20, 2012, 05:00 AM
I have a pro usage so I need to have my 30GB of mails with me. I also have 300 GB of music and would appreciate a descent part of it. 64 GB is just too small for me.
I doubt one battery could keep up with a regular day usage. I am charging my 3GS twice per day when I am at the office I guess it would be even worse once traveling!

No phone on the market offers the kind of storage you are after, even the S3 with a 64GB card doesn't meet your requirement. Obviously your needs in a phone go far beyond what even a typical heavy user would require.

I think for a typical user the inbuilt 64GB is more than adequate. The bigger battery will help but an external portable charger is required for the type of usage you describe. When a manufacturer brings out a phone with the specs you need, it will be one hell of a handset and I'll be in the queue to buy it.

My problem for now is which handset to buy, I'm due an upgrade in 10 days. It's a toss up between One X+ and the GS3. The way I see it the S3 has more bells and whistles, but the One X+ just looks gorgeous to me, the Sense changes along with Jelly Bean are just so smooth.

Need help on this decision. S3 or One X+ (with any good reasons you can think of people)

Dontazemebro
Oct 20, 2012, 06:44 AM
Wake/sleep button at top on such a large device... deal breaker. IMO.

Also Sense.

Both of those aren't deal breakers for me. I have no problem reaching the top and you can always flash a stock rom if you feel the need for asop.

I'm just waiting for a 5inch incredible X type version to reach AT&T, because the One X+ isn't enough of an upgrade to the One X.

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No phone on the market offers the kind of storage you are after, even the S3 with a 64GB card doesn't meet your requirement. Obviously your needs in a phone go far beyond what even a typical heavy user would require.

I think for a typical user the inbuilt 64GB is more than adequate. The bigger battery will help but an external portable charger is required for the type of usage you describe. When a manufacturer brings out a phone with the specs you need, it will be one hell of a handset and I'll be in the queue to buy it.

My problem for now is which handset to buy, I'm due an upgrade in 10 days. It's a toss up between One X+ and the GS3. The way I see it the S3 has more bells and whistles, but the One X+ just looks gorgeous to me, the Sense changes along with Jelly Bean are just so smooth.

Need help on this decision. S3 or One X+ (with any good reasons you can think of people)

Honestly, it should be between the One X+ and the Galaxy Note II. The GS3 is inferior to both, IMO.

damitssam
Oct 20, 2012, 06:47 AM
Waiting for the LG Nexus running Key Lime Pie.

That vs Nokia 920. Here we go :cool::cool:

Both of those aren't deal breakers for me. I have no problem reaching the top and you can always flash a stock rom if you feel the need for asop.

I'm just waiting for a 5inch incredible X type version to reach AT&T, because the One X+ isn't enough of an upgrade to the One X.

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Honestly, it should be between the One X+ and the Galaxy Note II. The GS3 is inferior to both, IMO.

Ryan John
Oct 20, 2012, 08:02 AM
Honestly, it should be between the One X+ and the Galaxy Note II. The GS3 is inferior to both, IMO.

Note II just a little big for my tastes, S3 and One X+ are about as big as I could go. More I see of the One X+ the more I like it.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 20, 2012, 10:06 AM
Waiting for the LG Nexus running Key Lime Pie.

That vs Nokia 920. Here we go :cool::cool:

These two are what i sometimes go back and forth between also. What are you leaning towards? Pros and cons?

My only con to the Lumia 920 is windows 8 lol that's a big con. The lack of apps I use etc

xuselppa
Oct 20, 2012, 11:17 AM
It has 64 GB built in...what exactly do you do with an SD card? And the battery is larger, and should be totally competent.

I know it may be a foreign concept to the iPhone crowd, but when you have a phone that functions like a PC, you tend to use your phone as such, meaning we want and need to hold a lot more data. For instance, I am going on a trip and there are TV episodes of shows I missed and want to watch them on the TV at the hotel. I can do this with the S3. I also want to have multiple work, personal and shared folders partitioned out on an SD card. Something you don't ever want (or can't) do on the phones SD card.
These are just a couple reasons. Backing up a lot of data is another. Point is, you can n very have too much storage space, and for just $50 why not expand your phone another 64gb? Unless, you buy an iPhone, then you get ripped off just to get 64gb.

Vegastouch
Oct 20, 2012, 01:34 PM
Both of those aren't deal breakers for me. I have no problem reaching the top and you can always flash a stock rom if you feel the need for asop.

I'm just waiting for a 5inch incredible X type version to reach AT&T, because the One X+ isn't enough of an upgrade to the One X.

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Honestly, it should be between the One X+ and the Galaxy Note II. The GS3 is inferior to both, IMO.

Me either. Dont care that the power/wake button is on the top. Especially if the home button wakes up the phone then id only be using the power/wake button to turn it off anyways. Even if the home button doesnt wake it up, its fine for me.

As for the Note 2....not even a consideration for me. Its just too big so i have no interest in it.

I also dont understand why some keep harping on Sense. Dont like it, download another launcher. Its as simple as that. I dont use TouchWiz....i use Apex and would probably do the same with Sense if i didnt like it. It shouldnt be an issue in the least.

Dontazemebro
Oct 20, 2012, 01:47 PM
Me either. Dont care that the power/wake button is on the top. Especially if the home button wakes up the phone then id only be using the power/wake button to turn it off anyways. Even if the home button doesnt wake it up, its fine for me.

As for the Note 2....not even a consideration for me. Its just too big so i have no interest in it.

I also dont understand why some keep harping on Sense. Dont like it, download another launcher. Its as simple as that. I dont use TouchWiz....i use Apex and would probably do the same with Sense if i didnt like it. It shouldnt be an issue in the least.

True to an extent but launchers are only cosmetic changes. Dialer app, settings, messaging etc will all still be sense. Though you do still retain some awesome features like the camera software. No way to replicate that in asop.

It really isn't an issue though. It's not like sense is iOS where you're stuck with it no matter what. :D

Vegastouch
Oct 20, 2012, 01:56 PM
True to an extent but launchers are only cosmetic changes. Dialer app, settings, messaging etc will all still be sense. Though you do still retain some awesome features like the camera software. No way to replicate that in asop.

It really isn't an issue though. It's not like sense is iOS where you're stuck with it no matter what. :D

Exactly...i dont use the TW message either. I use Handcent. But i actually like the dialer in TW so you have a point, there are just ways to change most if not everything if you want, ...even the dialer :D

Dontazemebro
Oct 20, 2012, 02:09 PM
Exactly...i dont use the TW message either. I use Handcent. But i actually like the dialer in TW so you have a point, there are just ways to change most if not everything if you want, ...even the dialer :D

I used to love handcent back in the eclair days. So many features with that app. Currently I only use Google voice for messaging since AT&T thinks they know what's best for me. They only offer unlimited messaging for 20 bucks and took away all other messaging plan options, like the $5 plan. I only text like maybe 40/60 texts per billing cycle and I refuse to pay for something I can get totally free.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 20, 2012, 09:18 PM
Me either. Dont care that the power/wake button is on the top. Especially if the home button wakes up the phone then id only be using the power/wake button to turn it off anyways. Even if the home button doesnt wake it up, its fine for me.

As for the Note 2....not even a consideration for me. Its just too big so i have no interest in it.

I also dont understand why some keep harping on Sense. Dont like it, download another launcher. Its as simple as that. I dont use TouchWiz....i use Apex and would probably do the same with Sense if i didnt like it. It shouldnt be an issue in the least.

My biggest problem with sense is the way they changed recent apps menu for no benefit at all. I wish launchers changed that. And that's not just looks that is user experience and functionality.

robanga
Oct 20, 2012, 09:28 PM
I have the One X as my second phone after my iPhone 5 and it is a great phone overall. The screen is amazing. This upgrade looks pretty incremental overall.

HTC Sense is not very obtrusive anymore.

MacRumorUser
Oct 21, 2012, 02:21 AM
I have the One X as my second phone after my iPhone 5 and it is a great phone overall. The screen is amazing. This upgrade looks pretty incremental overall.

HTC Sense is not very obtrusive anymore.

I'm exactly the same as you in this regard. My international one X is my second phone. I prefer to listen to music on it than my iPhone 5, as I do find the beats audio works exceedingly well and as you say screen is amazing.

I'm running Jellybean and sense 4+ as I'm on elevate and its very fast now too.

Six8
Oct 21, 2012, 03:38 PM
How much ram?

zbarvian
Oct 21, 2012, 04:27 PM
How much ram?

At least 1 GB, which is plenty.

Six8
Oct 21, 2012, 04:41 PM
Hopefully 2

MacRumorUser
Oct 21, 2012, 04:49 PM
One X + has 1Gb

Vegastouch
Oct 21, 2012, 05:20 PM
http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/HTC-one-X-vs-one-Xplus-4glte.jpg

einmusiker
Oct 21, 2012, 05:22 PM
Is verizon getting it?

MacRumorUser
Oct 21, 2012, 05:27 PM
Is verizon getting it?

Probably not.

They are getting the Droid Incredible X (HTC J Butterfly)

robanga
Oct 21, 2012, 05:28 PM
I'm exactly the same as you in this regard. My international one X is my second phone. I prefer to listen to music on it than my iPhone 5, as I do find the beats audio works exceedingly well and as you say screen is amazing.

I'm running Jellybean and sense 4+ as I'm on elevate and its very fast now too.

Nice! I seem to listen to most music on my iPhone but i do listen to Pandora etc on the One X and i agree with you on the beats audio. I think beats is best with more modern base heavy music and i listen to a lot of classical and the like but still enjoy the enhancement. One thing i have not found on Android is a good podcast managing app like instacast on iOS.

I forgot to mention the camera on this one too...very good overall.

MacRumorUser
Oct 21, 2012, 05:33 PM
Nice! I seem to listen to most music on my iPhone but i do listen to Pandora etc on the One X and i agree with you on the beats audio. I think beats is best with more modern base heavy music and i listen to a lot of classical and the like but still enjoy the enhancement. One thing i have not found on Android is a good podcast managing app like instacast on iOS.

I forgot to mention the camera on this one too...very good overall.

Have you checked out Virtuous Tems Holo Skin.

Its a great combination of Sense whilst looking like stock android :) it's my preferred theme.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.virtuous.skin.hololighthd&feature=search_result

zbarvian
Oct 21, 2012, 05:47 PM
Hopefully 2

Why? Does it really make a difference? It seems like it's just a paper advantage.

Six8
Oct 21, 2012, 06:06 PM
Can't decide one which way I'm going but I'm really liking the Optimus G. Can't wait to see the specs on the next Galaxy. The One X+ is a solid contender tho

Six8
Oct 21, 2012, 06:07 PM
Why? Does it really make a difference? It seems like it's just a paper advantage.

2 wouldn't be better?

MacRumorUser
Oct 21, 2012, 06:12 PM
2 wouldn't be better?

Not if its never utilised. 2gb of ram draws more power than 1Gb too, there reducing battery.

THE JUICEMAN
Oct 21, 2012, 07:17 PM
Can't decide one which way I'm going but I'm really liking the Optimus G. Can't wait to see the specs on the next Galaxy. The One X+ is a solid contender tho

Well I think we have already seen the specs on the LG Nexus. They are pretty much all leaked and confirmed and also the same as the Optimus G.

Also, all the reviews of the Optimus are great. The One X series still wins in the screen department but minimally.

TheBama
Oct 21, 2012, 07:21 PM
blah

Six8
Oct 21, 2012, 07:43 PM
blah

Well said

Six8
Oct 23, 2012, 07:06 AM
I wish HTC would build another Nexus. Love their hardware but I don't like sense

Chaloux
Oct 23, 2012, 08:54 AM
Note II just a little big for my tastes, S3 and One X+ are about as big as I could go. More I see of the One X+ the more I like it.

Same with me .I like one X+ rather than Samsung Note 2 and Galaxy s3. Heard about the HTC DLX new devices in Japan and US. From my taste, it is the best Android Phone in the current market

The Face
Oct 27, 2012, 04:23 PM
When is this released? Can't find anywhere to pre order it in the UK.

thenaes
Oct 30, 2012, 11:39 AM
I'm really considering this one... I wonder when it'll be out on ATT, really no info about it other than "coming soon".

F123D
Oct 30, 2012, 02:24 PM
This device was number 3 on my list but lack of info and no word from htc has made me lose all interest in the phone.

onthecouchagain
Oct 30, 2012, 03:20 PM
HTC is really in dire straits: ZTE just overtook them as 4th largest smartphone manufacturer: http://www.phonearena.com/news/ZTE-passes-HTC-to-become-the-4th-largest-smartphone-manufacturer-on-the-planet_id36122

ZTE could be an up and coming player? Maybe. But for now, HTC is in serious trouble.

The Face
Oct 30, 2012, 03:47 PM
The fact that they're charging 470 for an extra 0.2Ghz of CPU power, a slightly bigger battery and a bit more storage is a bit hefty.

You can pick up the original HTC One X for around 300 brand new sim free now, I don't see how these minor upgrades warrant an extra 170.