HTC burst onto the Android device scene earlier this year with the HTC One X. Equipped with a sizable screen, powerful camera, and the bumping sounds of Beats Audio, the HTC handset won the praise of critics and consumers alike (including us!). Now the device is getting an upgrade, and a “+” in its name. The upgrade includes an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a boost in internal memory, and an extra kick from a new processor. Will a change to the One X+ be a plus for you? Check out the full spec comparison chart below to help you make the call.
What it means: The HTC One X was anything but a lightweight — though, in terms of actual weight, it actually is quite light — when it was first came out. It continues to be a great budget option for smartphone consumers. The One X+ isn’t as much of an overhaul as it is a small step up across the board. Internal storage is doubled, the operating system is up to date with 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the processor moves up to a 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3. Everything else gets a modest boost, with a slight upgrade to the front-facing camera and a bit better battery. If you own the One X and can’t live without 4G LTE access, this phone will feel about the same and just move a little faster. If you’re happy on your current network, there’s nothing here that is so enticing to make the switch a must.