HTC One X+ TMobile, Specs, Release Date: Along With Windows Phone 8X Release, HTC Could Dominate vs Lumia 920, iPhone 5, Galaxy S3
HTC looks to make a big splash with its new smartphones, the One X+ and Windows Phone 8X.
The tech company has to compete with big rivals, Apple's iPhone 5, Nokia's Lumia 920, and Samsung's Galaxy S3.
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HTC finally dished on its new One X+ smartphone.
According to a press release, the new smartphone runs on HTC SenseTm 4+ experience on Android Jelly Bean. It will feature a 1.7 Ghz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 processor and 64 GB of intern storage. The LTE version will be up to 67% faster than the HTC One X1 LTE, which enables quicker web browsing, fluid gaming and graphic rendering and speedy downloads. The One X+ will also have a 2,100 mAh battery, which gives users up to 6 hours more talk time than the previous smartphone. It will also carry Beats Audio and include the Self Portrait mode on the front camera.
Galaxy S3 vs One X+
HTCPedia did a comparison between the Galaxy S3 and the ONE X+.
Compared to the S3's 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels and 306ppi, the display does not compare to the One X+'s 4.7-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen.
The Galaxy S3, however, wins the memory contest. The S3 has 1GB of Ram in the international version and 2GB in the U.S. LTE version. It also comes in three different memory sizes, up to 64GB with the option to add 64B more utilizing the microSD slot, something that the One X+ can't do.
In terms of the processors, they are completely different on each phone. The One X+ will come running with Google 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense+, while the S3 is still waiting for an update and running on Ice Cream Sandwich.
The One X+ might take the lead with the camera because of the new self-portrait feature. In terms of dimension and battery, the features are very close.
HTCPedia writer Athanasios Zarkadas concludes, "Like I said, they are both amazing smartphones but the HTC One X+ may be taking the lead. It all comes down to which OS you prefer."
PCMag did a spec comparison as well.
"The One X+, much like its predecessor, features a 4.7-inch 1,280-by-720 Super LCD 2 screen, a tenth of an inch smaller than the S III's 4.8-inch 1,280-by-720 HD Super AMOLED display. Both screens offer the same resolution, but the One X+ has a slight advantage in pixel density, with 312 ppi vs. 306 ppi of the S III, thanks to its slightly smaller screen. An important distinction for some will be Samsung's use of a PenTile display, which some will find fuzzy or pixilated."
While both are speedy, HTC is the first LTW phone to use Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chip, and it has an advantage in gaming, which access to the exclusive Tegra Zone game library.
"Both phones also have 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, along with Bluetooth and NFC. The One X+ will also feature HTC's signature Beats Audio enhancements and a built-in FM radio-both missing from the S III."
"The lens on the One X+ opens up to f/2, which lets in more light than the S III's f/2.6 aperture lens. The One X+ also features a 28mm wide angle lens, which should let you capture larger scenes from the same distance as the S III."
"The original One X was eclipsed by the S III, but its successor certainly looks poised to compete."
iPhone 5 vs One X+
HTCPedia compared both the iPhone 5 and One X+.
The writer said that the HTC's phone felt more comfortable holding because of its rounded edges over the hard cornered edges of the iPhone 5.
"The body of the HTC One X+ is more durable against chips and scratches. We have all heard about how easy it is to damage the shell of the iPhone 5. Some have come out of the box damaged.
Moving to processors is where the iPhone 5 takes a dive. The HTC One X+ has a Tegra3 1.7GHz quad core LTE processor and the iPhone 5 has the A6 1.2GHZ dual core. The Tegra3 has 12 core graphics while the iPhone has only 3 core graphics. The only thing that is equal is the RAM at 1GB in both smartphones.
Internal memory is also a big deal. Apple expects you to pay $399 for the iPhone 5 64GB version with a two year agreement. The HTC One X should not be more than $250 for the same memory size."
The iPhone 5 also lacks camera features that the One X+ has: SLR type action shots and taking photos during video playback. While the One X+ has a 1.6MP front-facing camera, the iPhone 5 has a 1..2MP front.
Also, the iPhone 5's battery is 1440mAh while the One X+ comes with a 2100 mAh battery.
"There is no way anyone could say that the iPhone 5 is better than the HTC One X+. The specifications do not lie. I can see some people not liking what they see here but that is only because they are die hard Apple fans that will believe the sky is red if Apple say so," said the writer."
The release date for the HTC One X+ will be "available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. North America will make a separate announcement regarding availability of the HTC One X+. The Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One S and HTC One X from October," according to the press release.
It was rumored that T-Mobile will also carry the One X+ smartphone.
Lumia 920 vs. Windows Phone 8X
According to Gottabemobile, the Windows Phone 8X is the "high-end 'signature' Windows Phone 8 device. We don't know what the term "signature" means, except that Microsoft gave HTC its blessing on the phone and named it. We don't know how much influence Microsoft had on the design of the Windows Phone 8X, but we know it will market the phone heavily."
"The HTC Phone 8X will be available in November and will come in the following colors - California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. So in addition to a boldly colored case, what are you getting with an HTC Phone 8X? The device will have a 4.3-inch 720p HD super LCD 2 display and will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It will come with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and have NFC support. The HTC Phone 8X will also have a 8 MP camera, which is standard for phones in this class but what's different is that it steps up its game with the front facing camera and gives users a 2.1 MP camera instead of the usual 1.3 MP. The HTC Phone will weigh astonishingly light at 130 grams, significantly less than the Nokia Lumia 920′s 180 grams." It also comes with Beat Audio.
CNET compared the two phones. The Lumia 920 and the HTC Phone 8X are similar in ways, such as the colors, NFC, processor, and RAM. However, the HTC phone is smaller, lighter, and thinner than the Lumia 920. The Lumia 920 has a larger display. HTC's 8-megapixel camera includes the image chip; shutter lag is virtually nonexistent and photo quality is very high. And when it comes to the front-facing cameras, HTC's 2.1-megapixel front-facer has the upper hand over Nokia's 1-megapixel contribution.
Both smartphone are very similar.
According to PCWorld,
Microsoft is planning to announce on Oct. 29 the final version of Windows Phone 8, possibly including some unannounced features. "Carriers on that day are also expected to announce pricing, availability, and pre-order details for the first round of Windows Phone 8 devices. AT&T has already said it will carry the Nokia Lumia 920, but has said only that the device will be available in November.
"Other Windows Phone 8 devices slated for release include the HTC 8X and 8S, as well as the Samsung Ativ S. Verizon is expected to carry Windows 8 phones, but has yet to announce any details."
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