HTC One X+ review

The One X just got better

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The HTC One X+ has some rather nifty video recording credentials, allowing you to film in full HD, 1080p at 30fps, while the front camera chimes in will a respectably 720p, also at 30fps.

While the resolution may be the same as the HTC One X, the One X+ has a superior frame rate which provides smoother video, putting it on par with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 on paper at least.

As well as having the choice of shooting a full 1080p, or 720p via the rear camera, you can also select to shoot footage in slow motion, which can produce some fun clips, although don't expect Matrix style bullet time results.

HTC One X review

Slow motion capture isn't anything new of mobile phones, we first saw it way back when on the LG Viewty, but it's some what of a rarity these days and it's a nice option to have in the usually under-featured video recorders.

There's no separate video recorder app on the HTC One X+, instead it's bundled in with the camera, but instead of having to switch between camera and video modes with in the app, the process is made a whole lot easier.

HTC One X review

This is because HTC cleverly decided to stick the record button right next to the shutter button, giving you easy access to both, and allowing you to make a last second decision whether you want to snap an image or film a video.

Another HTC trait on the One X+ is the ability to snap photos while recording, giving you the best of both worlds as the camera shutter button stays on screen after hitting the video button.

HTC One X review

We also enjoyed the ability to toggle the light and adjust the zoom level during filming, which is very useful when moving between light and dark areas, and focussing in on one particular spot.

Of course the zoom is only digital so video quality suffers the further you go, but having the option is nice and we applaud HTC for doing so.

Final video footage is pretty decent for a smartphone and a marked improvement over the One X, which we found to be a little grainy and not overly smooth, and this hoists the One X+ up there with the best of them.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory64 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyOne X+
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time12.75 Hour
Screen Size11.9 cm (4.7")
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density312 ppi
Height134.4 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth8.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time360 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameOne X+ Smartphone
Processor Speed1.70 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Product LineOne X+
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeGyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, G-sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number99HTD001-00
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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Limited Warranty1 Year