What a great phone! November 26, 2012
I will start off by cutting to the chase. If you are looking for a new phone, this is a great phone. I highly recommend it.
Now, lets get to the reasons why I love this phone.
First of all, the screen on this phone is amazing. I recently switched from an iPhone, and I have to say, I was very nervous about moving to a new device that didn't have a "retina" display. However, all nerves went out the window when I held this phone in my hand the first time. The screen packs more pixels per inch than the iPhone and is very true to color, offering a phenomenal viewing experience. The screen on any new phone is the biggest decision point, and HTC does not disappoint; this screen is simply gorgeous.
After you get past the screen, the overall design of the phone is striking. I love the black on black design, and this is the first phone I have been excited about getting in black. The screen melts into the unibody design, and the body of the phone is covered in a matte black finish that has the perfect amount of grip to it. The phone feels as solid as any phone I have ever used.
Beyond the exterior of the phone, there are man features worth mentioning. First, the camera is great. HTC has loaded this phone with one of the best cameras I have ever used on a cell phone. There is a dedicated image chip inside the phone that allows the phone to process images unlike any of the competition. As if taking great pictures is not enough, you can also take full HD video, and snap photos while filming. Even when watching your video later, you can snap a picture during playback. What a great feature! The camera can also be placed in "sight seeing" mode, allowing the user to bypass the OS and go straight to the camera when unlocking the phone. This is one of the many features added to the Android experience by HTC with their Sense 4+ overlay.
Alright, that provides a perfect transition to the geeky stuff. The sense 4+ overlay is not bulky, and actually adds some useful features. I would still prefer vanilla Android, but this overlay is very tolerable and does not get in the way too much. The One X+ features Jelly Bean out of the box, which is an awesome OS, and it is the main reason I switch to Android from iOS. Additionally, the One X+ is running on a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, with 1 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. In other words, this phone can handle all you can throw at it.
Now on to the dislikes.
One complaint and concern I have read about is the protruding camera. The back of the phone has a curve to it, which keeps the camera from sitting directly on the surface you have placed it on, and the camera housing feels like it is made out of a metallic material adding further durability. This has dampened my concern, but I have seen others with the original One X put a case on the phone specifically related to this concern. I am currently not utilizing a case, but there are many options available, and all One X cases do fit the One X+ because the body is the same exact dimensions.
Also, AT&T and HTC have thrown some bloatware on the divice, but most of it can be disabled through the settings, and with 64 GB of storage, the concern is further alleviated. I am a little ticked off that AT&T continues to block the free 25 GB Dropbox account (Verizon does this too, FYI). AT&T encourages you to use their "Locker" service as an alternative, which does not work and is a waste of time. I was primarily concerned with using Dropbox to back up my photos, and have since discovered that signing up for Google+ will instantly get you a free backup of all photos and video you take with the phone through their "intant upload" service. I even had photos from my iPhone on there.
Best Phone for Android, Highly recommend! December 12, 2012
Reviewer: Hammad Ghanchi (Florida) -
I have owned multiple iPhones, Android (Samsung Captivate), and Windows Phone (Samsung Focus) in the past. Kept going back to iPhone for stabilty and App support. However, Android really outdid themselves with the Jelly Bean update. Smooth as butter.
This phone is great as well in terms of hardware. I liked the look of the international version better (with the black and red) but in terms of specs, this is the best phone out there.
The only con for this phone is the lack of removable battery and no SD card slot. The battery life is OK, I would give it a 7/10. When in battery saver mode, the phone will last all day plus more (20+ hours). And when you need the processing power, take it off battery saver and watch the phone speed up. Off battery saver, I get around 10-15 hours with WiFi and 4G on and moderate use. However, heavy use in non-saver mode can quickly drain the battery within 5-6 hours. The switch is pretty easy to do via notification tab.
As for the lack of SD slot, this can be easily overcome with the 64gb of internal storage. If you really want more storage, you can connect an OTG MicroUSB cable and download Nexus Media Importer from App Store (doesn't require root/jailbreak) and you can access files off a SD/MicroSD/Flash drive.
Overall, its a great phone. Not a single regret switching from iPhone to Android 4.1. Plus, the customization-ability of Android has vastly improved since I last owned Gingerbread, and much better than the same old UI of iPhone's iOS. Google Now is much better than Siri.
I was down between Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X+. But the "plasticy" feel of Samsung turned me away and I decided to go for HTC. Plus this phone beats hardware specs of S3 in almost every way.
Lack of Removable battery
No accessable MicroSD slot (Use OTG cable as stated above)
Battery life can be bad with heavy use
Only 1GB RAM (only downside I see which is not amendable)
Doesn't feel cheap to hold like S3
Android Jelly Bean
64GB internal storage
Best Phone Currently on the Market December 29, 2012
Reviewer: P. Strickland "Tech Man" (Tennessee) -
Simply the best phone I have owned to date. I'm one of those crazy people that need the newest and best of everything. I tried the iPhone 5...disappointed again that it ready was not a grand leap from the 4. S3, bought when it first came out internationally for my trip to Italy. The S3 is a killer phone, took great pictures, fit nice in the pocket, great for movies etc. One down side to me was the placement of the on / off button on the side. Really a problem when taking pictures especially when letting others take photos. I did crack the screen once. So why do I like the HTC one x+ better.
1. Overall feel of the phone is better.
2. When all my setting are set the battery life is better.
3. 64G storage standard. No SD slot used to be a deciding factor to me and I would put an extra 64g in my galaxy and I never used it. With the box or dropbox and instant HD photo uploads to google plus I find the 64G internal storage to be plentiful.
4. this phone is very snappy.
5. Perfect size for my huge hands. (I found the Note to be too big)
Again I feel this is the best phone on the market currently...Hands Down.
Great phone with two glaring problems March 6, 2013
Reviewer: 101Guy (Sherman Oaks, CA) -
I loved this phone but had to return it due to two issues:
1. Battery life was terrible and barely lasted my workday.
2. The alarm failed to go off three times in the week and a half I had it, making me late to work. That was the dealbreaker. I researched this and have seen random other HTC users having this problem.
I am now awaiting the HTC One with excitement as the battery is larger.
best phone out there December 7, 2012
I got this phone over the Nokia 920, because of the screen size, less bulky n more memory. First, the screen is amazing. It is a lot brighter than my note 2. I thought the note 2 screen was good, but boy was I wrong when compared to one x plus. The one x plus is also a little faster than the note. The battery cover has some kind of anti-slippage material on it. Unlike, my note 2 which feels very slippery to me. I love the 64gb of memory n beats audio. Beats audio sounds great when connected to a headphone. it doesn't sound so great without the headphone. The battery last almost as long as my note 2. Call quality is simply amazing. It is just as good as my note 2. Get this phone, cause you will not regret it. It's hd screen, so it's a lot better than the non-hd screen of the so called retina screen.lol
🙌 worlds best phone hands down December 31, 2012
Out of all the android phones and windows phones this just kills it all specs are better then anything I have ever seen and battery saver mode on the device is just brilliant, it has 5 cores in total it gives you access to the 4 1.7 ghz nivida tegra3 cores and when you turn on power saver it shuts down those 4 cores and switches over to the 5th 1.7 GHz core that has been optimized for power saving, best phone hands down. When you want a computer in your pocket get this phone if you want a toy get a iCrap but this beats everything.
Solid phone, still horrid battery! January 30, 2013
Reviewer: Ramrod "knobskin" (Michigan) -
First off I have had many many phones, all the iphones, except the newest one, the original one x, galaxy s3, Note 1 and 2......all are good phones, but each a course has flaws, I could rant on about each, but for this specific phone, the one x+ I will just stay on topic.
I was waiting for this phone for a looong time! I had the one x, liked it, but memory and battery weren't the best! I don't use a lot of apps, I don't play many games, I am all about internet, video, listen to music in the car, video taking, and picture taking!
So first off the pro's! The camera is great!! I love it! Burst mode is an excellent, but yet almost standard feature on high end smartphones today. Video quality was great as well! I don't get super picky like your youtube reviews where they are comparing one picture on a phone to another. However, the camera is a huge selling point.
The unibody is great!! The feel is outstanding, one of the very very few phones I did not want a case on, but for my OCD, I got a slim snap case from casemate....good quality btw!
As for the phone, amazing screen! I actually don't mind sense or even touchwiz (for those who don't know, its the background operating system used on androids, except say the nexus, if you want a 100% android phone, get the nexus, samsung = touchwiz, HTC = sense.
Sense is well done, the layout is very nice!! I had zero complaints!! It doesn't interfere too much with the "jelly bean" experience where as Samsungs newer models with touchwiz seem to be a little much at times! (Again, my opinion).
Now if your reading this your wondering whats wrong? Honestly not much! The reason I gave it three stars was first due to the memory. Its fine, 32 gb. However, remember apps and music off amazon take up space pretty fast! Also no SD cart slot, why? I think each company is pulling for a cloud service of some kind, which is good and bad.
The camera on the back, next the to the stunning screen, is the crown jewel! But it sticks out, not as much as the One X I don't think, but even to where a case was needed mostly to protect the lens!! It will scratch!!!! If I were to put it on a table naked, no case or bumper, the lens could hit the surface! More of an OCD thing for me!
Finally what killed it for me was the battery. Yes, they (HTC) say its improved, but if your living in a LTE area, plus the faster processor drain the battery! I have been on many forums and read people state they can get a 8 hrs out of it without a charge, I drained my battery like I always do, but every time I would look at it, even with the power saver on, the battery would drop greatly! I am talking 10% in an hour or so and this is on stand by, like normal, I even had it stop checking my mail every 15 min. to see if that would help and it didn't. I put a 3rd party battery saver app and it worked great! But you become disconnected from the net per say, so I would unlock my phone, check the mail and boom, 20 new messages. This is ok if your not relying on e-mail but if you are, it sucks!
In the end I had to give in for time being to the Note 2. However, I love HTC and their phones, but the battery really just ruins the whole experience. If you want a phone for texting and a little net surfing here and there then this may be fine, but for those who want to play music, watch videos, record, etc. You will get very annoyed with the non removable battery!! Hope this helps!! Now I should probably work! ah ha!
I love my HTC One X+ March 2, 2013
Reviewer: Greggory Sanders
I have had my HTC One X+ phone for a month, and I absolutely love it. I spend at least 2 to 3 hours in my car on an average workday. I use the One X+ for music, podcasts, shopping, texting, e-mail, maps, and games while I am in the car and at lunch.... and yes I make phone calls too. It is just fun to use, and it helps me get to my appointments on time and without getting stuck in traffic. The 64 GB of memory means that I never need to worry about having enough space for all my apps and music. The large screen makes the device easy to use for navigation. This phone has really made a difference in my day.
Great Phone February 26, 2013
If you are looking for a new Android phone this one has the best feature and performance. HTC Skins gives you plenty of option to customize the panels, colors, and background image. The phone is light weight with a large enough screen to browse internet, view emails, and watch videos. The phone is responsive without any time lag. The audio is loud and better than other phones in the similar category. The bluetooth once paired with your car works really well. I have this phone for more than a month and no dropped calls till now. 4G LTE from AT&T enables fast browsing. Having the Jelly Bean with google Now makes your everyday task even simpler. I chose this phone after comparing iPhone 5 and Samsung S3 for the value this offers. This has better storage and screen size with nimilar performance characteristics of iPhone 5 and it has the next version of Android and better storage than Samsung S3. This also has decent battery life. I am able to get thorugh a typical day (around 20 hours) with once charged. I low the car app as a easy access to navigation, music, and call list. Haven't tried face recognition for phone unlock. Overall I love this product from HTC.
SIM card error issue! February 14, 2013
Reviewer: TMV "Jet123" (PA) -
I really liked this Android phone but my SIM was not getting detected after 1-2 weeks. I got a replacement and same problem started again. I had to restart phone every time. New SIM card did not help.
Amazon provides great customer service and return policy. So happy with them but NOT happy with this phone. Ended up exchanging this for S3 in the end.
Nice Current Gen Phone February 9, 2013
Reviewer: H. Chen "haochen3d.com" (San Jose, USA) -
1. Fast and responsive
2. Large internal storage memory (64GB)
3. NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core
4. Android 4.1
5. 4G LTE compatible
6. Comparably more powerful than quite some more popular brand phones at similar price range
7. Feels great and easy to hold even without using a phone case
8. Screen easily viewable under sunlight
9. Comfortable 5-in screen
1. AT&T bundled garbage couldn't be removed without rooting the phone
2. Battery can't be easily replaced
3. No external memory slots.
4. Had infrequent, minor malfunctions (such wifi/4G not recognized by certain apps).
5. Protruding cam lens is very easy to be accidentally touched
6. Locked to AT&T service by default
7. Camera fastest ISO is only 800 and no optical zoom (*quite common to current gen phone, however)
Great phone to add to my collection! February 2, 2013
This phone has 1 huge advantage over most new phones. 64Gb of space to use. You can use it on aapps or media. No one else has this. An extra SD card slot would have been nice but this is still fine. Someone said the screen was dim and I find it to be bright if you make sure your settings are correct. It fast and dependable. The battery of course like most phones is ok but could be better. It does heat up but I have not seen it lockup or crash from it. I would recommend this phone to anyone. Its my first HTC phone and Im very impresed. I would say it runs as good as my samsung note 2. Its smaller but easy to hold on to and not to small to use daily.
"No Sim Card Detected" Issue - Otherwise Great May 12, 2013
To start off with why I gave the one-star review: I and apparently a large number of other HTC One X/X+ owners have experienced this issue: after having owned this phone for about a month, my phone spontaneously shows the error "No Sim Card Detected" and cannot receive or place calls. A restart will fix this temporarily but it is not a permanent fix, as the issue will come up again. A quick internet fix will tell you that it is a hardware issue, and putting some tape on the sim card itself will fix this. Many have contacted HTC about this but there is no official answer or response to what appears to be a serious issue with this phone. I believe this is a design flaw in the hardware itself, and it will most likely happen to your phone eventually. After purchasing this phone and finding this issue, I would strongly recommend not purchasing any HTC products until they officially say something about the sim card issue. Who knows if it exists in the new HTC One as well?
Battery: not great. About 12 hours with moderate use (phone call, check e-mail, texting) even with the factory "battery saver" mode. Battery drops 40% overnight without use. After rooting my phone (which voids your warranty), tempering with the settings and using Go Power Master Pro and Greenify was I able to extend the battery so it lasts 24 hours with moderate to heavy use.
Storage: the 64gb included storage is great, and I have not found that I need additional capacity so I don't miss the SD Card slot. Also, no more mucking about moving app to SD card.
Processing: a beast. No one argues this point. No game lags when you turn off "battery saver" as far as I know,
Screen: great, bright, crisp. One of the reasons it uses so much battery.
Interface: looks much better than Samsung in my opinion. However I replaced the stock with a custom launcher.
Overall: no issues until the sim card error. Without that this would be a 4-star review (-1 for battery).
Great phone...when it works properly. April 23, 2013
Reviewer: Jeff (ARROYO GRANDE, CA, US) -
Great phone for about 2 weeks until it starting saying there was no SIM card. If you do a Google search, this is a common problem. The latest update seems to have tricked the phone into constantly looking for the SIM card but it still has the issue of losing contact. Apparently replacing the SIM card doesn't seem to work and some people have put tape on the back of the SIM card to thicken it up so it doesn't lose contact. Some other features seem to have glitches too, like trying to use voice to text when the Bluetooth is engaged.
Great but.... April 5, 2013
Awesome machine. However it's usability as a phone is limited. Blue tooth connects but in call voice quality blows chunks. Cannot hear the other person and make out only 3 or 4 words out of five.
Battery could last a little longer.
On the whole it's great. Hoping HTC fixes the blown out blue tooth in call quality but don't see it happening. I do read that rooting and installing other operating type stuff fixes this.
Software update! Bluetooth call quality fixed! Solid 4.5 stars now, wish battery had more juice is only prob now
everything is good exept... March 31, 2013
Reviewer: Robert h
the wifi is bad, it doesnt try to stay connected i have to constantly turn the wifi off and back on for a chance of it working.
but the mobile network is very fast, no problems.
just the wifi is bad
In Memoriam H.T.C. January 30, 2013
Reviewer: Corentin Roux dit Buisson
After a short, three months of bliss after upgrading from my iPhone 4, the backlighting decided it couldn't take it anymore, and shorted itself. So, I'm back on iPhone 4, now a few years and several OS upgrades old, and it is hard, having tasted heaven. But, when I paid 880 SGD for it (it was not purchased on Amazon, which is probably a good idea), I did expect it to last a tad longer.
After much deliberation and approximately 4.5 hours before, after a three week wait, my Swiss carrier decided that my new Singaporean address warranted unlocking my iPhone (also an occasion to discover that Singapore has no returns policy), I was "convinced" by a cheerful salesman in Sim Lim Square to purchase this thing, freshly imported from the US. It was a good 300% more than I wanted to spend, but the thing was just incredible. The screen was crisp, bright. Everything, extremely responsive and intuitive. The latest Android OSes are a clear improvement on iOS and HTC Sense is built with the same care and taste as the hardware. It wasn't even a question of whether the SIII would be considered - its screen was vaguely purple tinted, it felt plasticky and cheap... I briefly gave the One S and (Galaxy) Nexus a look, but their pixelated, old school screens just put me off their price tags. One X it had to be.
The combination of the large screen and LTE (I assume it was LTE, 4G lit up all the time) really changed my life. No more Kindle, tablet or PC reading. I was reading entire books on my commute, looking things up in seconds, and the very intuitive pull down bar at the top was exactly how I dreamed multitasking to be.
There was a fair amount of AT&T bloatware included, which I never managed to get rid of, but the thing was fast enough for this not to be an issue except at startup. Battery life was absolutely fine! The only times I almost didn't finish the day were when I went crazy with pictures (think >300 8MP shots...). Screen is the main battery hog, so it's really about being careful. Memory is fuzzy now, but I seem to recall some kind of fast charge feature whereby the phone would rapidly drink up enough energy to half or 3/4 battery before finishing its charge a tad slower.
Then one day, the screen just didn't turn on. After a couple reboots, it worked. Then not. Then again. Then not. Then permanently not. I realized it was a backlighting issue as a torchlight shined into the screen allowed me to operate it perfectly normally. There's a thread somewhere about this being a common issue with the 4G version. I brought it to HTC, and they apologized and said it would need to be sent to the US, could I please pay 200 bucks once they called me again... which they never did.
So I'm back on my smaller, less bright, slower, somewhat annoying iPhone 4 and every day I am closer to buying another HTC One X. Maybe without 4G. But it left a bitter taste. Bittersweet. It is a superb piece of design, the most beautiful realisation of the genius vision pioneered by Steve Jobs not so many years ago. I sometimes take out the darkened device, and look at it with longing. The beautiful, smooth glass (alas not hard enough to resist a coin or two in the pocket). The curved back. I remember the rounded unlock. Reading my mail whilst on Kindle app. The touch home, back and windows buttons. Aaaah...
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
good so far January 14, 2013
Reviewer: L. Liu (New York, NY) -
1. very fast
2. 4G LTE on ATT network I'm getting 19.67 mbps down and 13.07 mbps up.
3. excellent screen
4. unibody design keeps dust out of cameras and speakers
5. ruberized exterior is relatively scratch resistant
6. has corning gorilla glass
7. excellent camera in well-lit areas. comparable to entry level digital cameras.
1. battery life can be better
if you own another ICS device (i.e. transformer tf700), make sure to skip all google account sign in at first boot up as this will port over wifi settings and may cause problems with wifi. Sign in after the initial set up is skipped will solve this problem.
overheats January 9, 2013
I used the phone for about a week before I returned it. The phone kept overheating whether I was web browsing or playing a game. Since it always overheated the battery would die quickly and when I plugged it in it wouldn't charge. If I tried to use it while charging it would say Your phone is using more current than the charger is able to deliver.I would have to turn the phone off and let it cool off before charging. I read in many forums that this overheating issue is common in the international version. I don't recommend this phone.
nice phone February 2, 2013
Reviewer: SkipNJ "GBIV" (NJ, USA) -
I got this phone Jan 21st 2013. The next generation of phones were supposed to be released in another 3 months but I didn't want to wait. I was upgrading from an iPhone 4 and mainly wanted a bigger screen, quad core, and 4g. I narrowed my choice down to the HTC One X+ and the LG Optimus G. When I got to the AT&T store to look at both, physically the Optimus G looked way nicer. It wasn't until I used both of them and talked to the sales rep that I was sold on the One X+. The display one the HTC is hands down nicer, having great detail and color. The LG looked a little grainy, worse than what I was used to looking at on my old iPhone 4. The other thing is that the LG has a glass back which means if dropped the back and front are susceptible to breaking. No thanks. The rubberized back on the HTC would be more functional, gripping the inside of my pocket and any surface I put in on. That may not seem very important but I dropped my old phone way too many times from it sliding out of my pocket, off a smooth surface, or sliding around in the car. The HTC is also a great deal lighter and feels slimmer. The battery life is good, lasting just as long as my iPhone 4 when the battery saver option is switched on. Without battery saver on, it sucks down the battery fast. The camera turns on so fast on this phone too, there is very little lag time, which is nice if you want to catch a photo quickly. The switch from photo to video, and front facing to rear facing camera is also fast. The app manager button is handy and I find myself using it all the time now, and overall the phone is more intuitive for me to use than my girlfriend's Samsung Galaxy Note II. It also seems to run faster and with less glitches than hers. I havent downloaded a ton of apps yet (maybe 10) and haven't jammed up the phone with multiple widgets and home screens, but it handles running a workout app with pdf in the internet browser, messages, email, and music in background just fine. Call quality and the speaker are on par with most other phones but nothing that really stand out to me as clearly superior.
All in all I am very pleased with this phone.