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Old January 10th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK so this is pretty much in response to the thread "Compare this Forum to SGS3" which was closed so I can't post any thing there. I do agree with EarlyMon in that he said "Based on that, I don't see a point to this thread other than to stir artificial controversy". That being said paulrh kinda had a point that he didn't really see much in the way of positive response to the HOX+ in this forum. Granted that this is a great place to find solutions to odd problems you may have with the phone and it was right here that I was able to troubleshoot and fix a really weird error I was getting having to do with leap year birthdays.

Other than that issue I freaking love this phone and it has been rock stable and handles everything I throw at it with ease. Even running in power saver mode all day I cant find a thing that can slow it down at all. Quadrant scores hit 7500+ which is on par with the top phones on the market and destroys the GS3.

I am interested to hear some of the other things you guys like about this phone. Some screen shots of some rooted CM10 or other AOSP benchmark scores would be cool to see. Can't find a pure android rom for the AT&T version yet so I am staying stock for the moment.

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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recently moved up from the Inspire to the HOX+ and, so far, I love it.
The battery life is fantastic. After I quit fiddling with it constantly and settled into more or less "normal" usage, I'm getting 3-4 days off a charge. Clearly, I'm not a Power User...I got 2 days off a charge on my Inspire.
Everything is very smooth and responsive. The camera is much improved.
I haven't quite gotten used to not having a menu button, and moving the volume rocker to the right side is a little awkward as well.
I was a little hesitant, at first, not having a removable battery or SD card. Those two things are part of what led me to an Android phone in the first place. However, I decided to go for it since I never needed either feature in two years with my Inspire.
I love the feel of it in my hand vs the SGS3; so much so I'm thinking of going without a case.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am a massive fan, my son has just got the SGS3 and I used it for the day before passing it to him, I couldnt get on with it at all, the phone seems thin and plasticy and felt like I may snap it in my pocket.
With my H0X+ I only use a case when in work as I do a manual job but all other times I prefer not to have the case as the phone feels tougher and more natural and the slight rubber back feel makes it more substantial and looks good.
I wont comment on the guts and the two phones performance as I didnt really put the SGS3 through its paces but I have never had any software or hardware issues with my HOX+
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I am coming from a HTC Desire HD which was an amazing piece of equipment. It was an amazing phone and my first dive into the Android OS.

What I really like about the One X+ is the feel of the phone, I am also struggling putting a case on it (Trying to find a thin one) because it feels so good and looks so good. Has an amazing battery life. I get 24 hrs out of it on heavy use, with about 5 - 6 hours of screen time and 30 minutes of talk time. The screen, is unlike anything I have seen so far on phones. Unbelievable, even on the lowest of display setting it still pretty bright, picture and video quality seem unreal at time. The phone also feel sturdy in your hand, despite it being light.

The one downside, and I may just be picky, is the camera.I think HTC played around with the camera app software a tad too much. Leaving pics with compression issues, which in low light situations, really hinders the pictures, leaving them grainy. With that said, you can still take some very beautiful shots, especially with the right lighting. I was just hoping I was getting an upgraded camera from the DHD, sadly, I think they are relatively equal. Not sure if that's a One X+ fault or a testament to the DHD which was on the bleeding edge of tech. at the time.

Overall, I am definitely a satisfied customer. Love my HTC One X+, and I prefer it to the SG3 as well.
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The One X+ is slightly more powerful then the GS3 but touchwiz has a lot of features that blew Sense out (multi-screen, picture in picture video, tap the top of phone to scroll up). Those are just a few.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So I can't be the only one who would agree that HTC is really really good at their hardware but the OS is "sigh" let's say visually good, but crap otherwise. This phone however does give one of the best possible experiences to the android team you can get. I need a CM junky in the U.S. to jump on this and bring me a rom I can drive.
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i want to know if the 24 h on the battery are with power saver mode on or not?thank you
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Just so happens that I spent the night with a friend and wasn't able to charge my phone. This is my battery after roughly 24 hours. I keep battery saver on. I didn't use my phone much yesterday though until late last night because I can't really use my phone at work. Battery saver does work if you are a light user like me but when I use it heavy on the weekends it does drain pretty quick even with battery saver on.
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I switched to the One X+ from the iPhone 4, and I am truly AMAZED at how good this phone is. I've been on iPhones for years, and while they are great phones, I'd finally reached my limit with the tiny screens. Reading content on them was really horrible. When I came up for upgrade this time around, I was dead-set on getting a phone with a larger screen. Interestingly, it was the Samsung Galaxy S III that put the thought in my head. I had seen numerous co-workers & strangers with the Galaxy, and came to be envious of the large screen. I had the opportunity to test one out for a bit through work, and while I loved it, I was disappointed that outdoor visibility in sunlight was so poor (in sunlight, I couldn't see the content on the screen AT ALL), so I had to set about finding a phone with a similarly large screen, but with better outdoor visibility, which led me (eventually) to the HTC One X+. Its superior physical design was really just an added bonus (though now that I have it, this impresses upon me more & more. It is a truly BEAUTIFUL device: refined, sophisticated, understated, elegant). Initially, I was deeply concerned about various issues with this phone (multitasking, continual browser window refreshes, battery life, a bit light on RAM), and those issues did give me pause. But I moved forward with it despite all those concerns, and now that I have it, I've found that most of those concerns do not really interfere with my enjoyment of the phone. It runs VERY smoothly, has great productivity/social integration features, is beautifully designed, and is just an all-around great phone. I've no experience with Sense prior to this phone, but despite all the harsh criticisms I've read of it, I must confess that I quite like it (apparently, this iteration of it - version 4+ - is a lot slimmer). I think it's really well-done, and I don't find it intrusive at all. Perhaps on a less-powerful phone, it might run poorly, but on a phone of this caliber, it runs fine. I've been amazed at the recent price drops on this phone (I believe it's available for $79.99 now via Amazon wireless, on contract with AT&T. And it's only 3 months since it was released! That's A LOT of phone for 80 bucks! And its plenty to carry you for 2 years until your next upgrade). I live in San Francisco, which is iPhone-Land. When I ride the bus into the Financial District in the morning, I find myself adrift in an OCEAN of iPhones. I am often the ONLY Android on the bus! This used to freak me out a bit: I didn't want to be the ONE guy who stood out; the one guy not in the iPhone Cool Club (people have a tendency to think that the only reason a person would choose to not have an iPhone is because they can't afford one; Not the case here. I'm on a company-supplied phone, and they actually SENT me an iPhone 5, which I sent BACK to get this). Now, I have a quiet sense of pride that I am not part of the crowd, and have a great device (which is, for me anyway, BETTER than the iPhone). Overall, I am very happy with my switch. Just a few things I might change:

1) More visible/wider variety of notification lights - This is one area where the Galaxy S3 has this phone beat. When I have a new email or text message on the Galaxy, I can see that from across the room. On this phone, I can often not tell, even if it's right in front of me.

2) More noticeable notification SOUNDS - Similar to the Notification LIGHT philosophy at work on this phone, these are a bit too subdued to be noticeable many times. Again, if I have a message on the Galaxy, I'm aware from across the room. With this, I have to be RIGHT UP ON the phone.

3) RAM - Though I haven't hit the performance ceiling by any means (it runs beautifully as-is), an extra gig of RAM would be nice, and more in keeping with the current paradigm of phones having 2GB RAM (Particularly quad-code phones. And it would carry users throughout a long 2-year commitment a lot more smoothly). Personally, this is a non-issue for me, as I find it provides plenty of power for me to do whatever I need to do, but I imagine if I gamed on this phone, I might feel a pinch in performance.

The other things that people often mention as being issues on this phone - The lack of a Micro SD slot, the lack of a removable battery - are non-issues for me. I'm always amazed when people continue to complain about the lack of a Micro SD slot on this phone. It has 64 GB of storage! Does that not negate the need for an SD storage expansion?!! As for the removable battery, I've not had a problem with battery life. And, coming from the iPhone, I've not had a removable one in many years, so I suppose I'm used to it. I operate in Power Saver mode 24 hours a day, and feel no lags in performance as a result of doing so. I don't game on my phone, so perhaps I'm not a hardcore user. I can do everything I need to do on it, and get better battery life than I did on the Galaxy S3.

So, let me get off my soapbox. Great phone. More people should be aware of it, but probably won't be, as they have their iPhone blinders on. But I'm happy to stand out with it. Does the job, and then some!
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