Once a relatively unheard off OEM company tucked away in Taiwan to one of the top smartphone manufacturers today, HTC’s rise to fame (and fortune) is nothing short of amazing. It is now one of the key players in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform and its selection of Android phones keep growing by the dozen. HTC really upped the game when it launched the One series. The design and choice of materials just screamed premium, and the One X continues to be one of the best built handsets in the market. HTC was so pleased with its success and response by the masses that it has decided to make it even better. Introducing the One X+, a beefed up One X with a more refined UI. Let’s see if this is enough to take away the top spot from the Galaxy Note II. Design and build If we were to keep the old one and the One X+ side by side, there’s no way to tell them apart. The only clue that gives the new one away is the red backlit capacitive buttons and a red ring around the camera. It pulled off this style with the Sensation XE as well, so its not surprising the One X+ gets the same treatment. We won’t go too much into the design and build here since it’s virtually identical, but yes, the beautiful polycarbonate shell is back along with that gorgeous S-LCD 2 screen.
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