If you compare the brand-spanking new HTC One with the older the HTC One X+, which one KOs the other? Does the 4.7-inch screen on the One, outdo the One X+’s 4.7-inch display? And if so, why? Does the One boast a nimbler mobile processor? And what about size? How thin are these two phones? These questions (and more besides) are answered below.
HTC One vs. HTC One X+: stat-fight
Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.
|HTC One||VS||HTC One X+|
|Display||4.7-inch Super LCD3||4.7-inch Super LCD2|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels
|720 x 1280 pixels
|Processor||1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600||1.7GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3|
|Software||Android 4.1.2||Android 4.1.1|
|Storage||32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot||32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot|
|4.0 Megapixels with Ultrapixel image sensor, autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording||8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 2.1MP||Yes, 1.6MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3mm||69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Beats audio|
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ analysis
You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC One vs. HTC One X+ fight plays out…
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Connectivity
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Size/Weight
Modern phones are hardly fat and frumpy these days. There’s not much of a gap between the two HTC phones – the new One is 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm; while the One X+ is 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm. Overall, the One X+ is slightly smaller, at least in terms of volume. The One also carries more weight than the One X+. Compare the two and HTC’s flagship phone is 143g while the One X+ is 135g. The One X+ just takes it and hits the front going into the next round.
— The One X+ wins (1-2)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Camera/Video
According to HTC, the 4.0 Megapixel camera on the One has a new Ultrapixel CCD that is is just as good (if not better) than the 8.0MP snapper on the One X+.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-3)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Display
The design of HTC’s One features a 4.7-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD3 screen, with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. There are 2073600 pixels overall, which translates to a superb 468.723 pixels per inch.
|The HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 468.723.|
In terms of size, the One X+’s touch-sensitive Super LCD2 screen is identical. It boasts a poorer screen resolution – 720 by 1280 pixels. The pixel density of 312.553 pixels per inch here is less than the 468.723 rating given to the One.
— The One wins (3-3)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Processor
The spec sheets show that the HTC One is powered by a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.7GHz. The One X+ has a 1.7GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip.
— The One wins (4-3)
Half-time: HTC One vs. HTC One X+
At this halfway stage, the One leads by 4-3, a 1-point advantage. But there are some big rounds coming up, including storage and operating systems. Can the One X+ pull it back?
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-4)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Applications
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-5)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Storage
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-6)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Battery Life
We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The One and the One X+ share the points (8-7)
HTC One vs. HTC One X+ – Extras
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-8)
BPF Verdict: The HTC One wins! (9-8)
The HTC One wins this match-up. But it’s a close one. In technical terms, the key features are the 1080 x 1920 pixel display the superior Snapdragon processor. If we had a ‘design’ round the HTC One might also take that too.
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