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HTC One X+ is unveiled – it’s the One X on steroids

HTC's flagship One series device returns – better, stronger and faster with a larger battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to boot

HTC has revealed the One X+ – an impressive, albeit incremental upgrade to the five star-earning HTC One X. So what’s changed?

Well for starters, the One X+ will have a faster Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked in at 1.7GHz as opposed to the original One X’s 1.5GHz offering. That extra grunt, coupled with the ultra-smoothness of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should make for an even zippier Android experience. So far, so good.

HTC’s Sense 4.0 skin also gets the plus treatment with a new self-portrait mode available for the improved 1.6MP front-facing camera which promises to ‘add subtle enhancements to skin and eyes.’ Time to ditch the skin care regime, perhaps?

The power button in the One X+ will now activate the camera directly from the lockscreen in a feature that HTC has dubbed Sightseeing mode, while the Gallery interface has also been given an overhaul, grouping images and video by where and when they were taken.

Perhaps the biggest improvement however is the One X+’s larger 2100mAh battery which should offer a fair bit more screen time than the paltry 1800mAh battery in the original One X (which lost to the Samsung Galaxy S3 in our battery showdown).

Oh, and did we mention the 64GB of internal memory? Because the One X+ now has it – which somewhat mitigates against the lack of a microSD card slot for upgradeable storage.

All in all HTC has made some welcome improvements which should make one of the best Android handsets ever forged even better. Stay tuned for our hands on review…

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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