Day 10 to the end : Thoughts and Verdict

When I first got my hands on HTC One X+, I still have impression that iPhone is still superior. After close to 2 weeks, I begin to realize that OneX+ quad core phone is definitely a worthy contender to iPhone.

Most of the great features are already discussed in the previous posts.

Cracking open the chasis (cnet.com)

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Essentially, this is one of the top notch phone suited for leisure and work. This high powered  quad core unit allow me to multitask with even the most demanding games and apps. Despite the shear power, OneX+ still manage to retain sufficient battery to last through a whole working day. Its interesting to note that the battery seemed to last longer by the day.

Loved the gorgeous super IPS LCD screen that retains true colors of images and videos.  Integration of Video and Image capturing is an awesome idea that none of the phones currently have. Many different modes and filters comes pre-installed with the stock firmware. These features make image capturing so fun and easy. People who often take photos on the go might find this useful. I often use the camera for site progress as well as personal use. The gallery creates an organized photo journal in my phone to separate both work and play images.  Furthermore, this gallery integrates all the different forms of media into 1 location which is easily accessible, including external servers. These captured media are of great quality and clarity to be shared for future memories.

Then there’s the likes of free 23GB Dropbox storage(additional 2 GB for new sign ups), Beats Audio enhancement  plus overall improved performance.

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There isn’t a microSD card slot but the 64GB internal storage is definitely sufficient. There’s even media server storage as well as Dropbox spaces. Who needs physical storage when there are tones of cloud storage, right?

The physical feature that concern me is the camera which is slightly protruding out of the back surface. Perhaps a good cover can protect this awesome camera.

Verdict

Although OneX+ might not be as popular as iPhone or Samsung S3,  HTC users will naturally find that this phone is just as good or even better. HTC will always stay true to its slogan of “Quietly Brilliant”.

In my eyes, One X+’s brilliance has indeed quietly outshine its simple appearance.

Despite the minor drawbacks, this white gem is stylishly designed with a gorgeous screen with ergonomic non-slip back which feels good on the hands. The quality hardware pushes all boundaries and capability of OneX+.  The latest version of Android 4.1.1 enhances Sense fluidity, making it a pleasure to use. It has been the “One companion”, “One photographer”, “One navigator” and perhaps the One evolving assistance along the way. Im sure the OneX+ will evolve to accommodate any user who wish to give it a chance.

Day 9: A diligent Jogging Buddy

I decided to try out the GPS feature this morning and bring it for a jog. I downloaded RunKeeper which is compatible for both iPhone and Android. Therefore all the previous jogs and workouts are seamlessly synced to my phone easily. The speakers works flawlessly telling me clearly my jogging pace and distance ran.
How I wished it can work with Google Now to inform me that its going to be a rainy morning. Nonetheless, HTC OneX+ once again showed me that it remains as a perfect jogging companion who never complains. What more can One ask.

Sync previous runs flawlessly

Sync previous runs flawlessly

GPS tracker

GPS tracker

2nd trial to compare HTC One X+ and iPhone camera.

2nd Experiment Setup comparing iPhone5 and HTC One X+ camera

2nd Experiment Setup comparing iPhone5 and HTC One X+ camera

I did a 2nd try on the experiment with blue dye. This time I compare HTC One X+ (on left) and iPhone 5 on the right. All the settings are set to default
Setup: Yellow lamp with white background

HTC Video iPhone 5
Actual Video Correct lighting and with accurate real colors similar to real life view Color correction to make video appear more white which is NOT the intension here
Defualt Youtube Upload Retains quality to 720p Drops the quality to SD quality. Have the option of Hd but not by default
Upload time Relatively similar Relatively similar

HTC One X+ Video

iPhone 5 video

 

Day 7: D&D Oppa Gangnam Style!


These videos might seem ridiculous but please note that we work as hard as we play. I took this about 70 meters from stage. So its abit shaky


Well who doesnt go crazy with Opppa Gangnam Style!! LOL.
Luckily I also manage to get some stills from the videos so that we can look back with our colleagues and laugh at the things that we do for entertainment.

Day 7: Perfect D&D companion

Have a great event at Marina Bay Sands to test how the HTC phone performs in a loud and dark lit event. Most photos looks awesome with the flash and without.

A 60 year old lady volunteered but accidentally took photo in burst mode. Nonetheless very clear

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I will be uploading video with zoomed in view with shaky hands. Lets see how that turns out. FYI this post is written and published entirely from this phone. Pardon me if the images are compressed and pixelated