HTC One X+ vs LG Nexus 4: Shootout Between Android Jelly Bean Smartphones

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Back in October, Taiwanese tech giant HTC unwrapped One X+ - the upgraded version of its early flagship smartphone - One X. Being the upgraded version of the One X, the new handset comes with four major feature enhancements including faster processor, increased internal storage capacity, bigger battery and 4G support.

HTC unveiled the handset for the Indian market on November 2, while the tech enthusiasts in the country were highly expecting the iPhone 5 to go on sale. Now, it seems like HTC has made One X+ available for sale in India at a price of Rs 39,500. Consumers interested in buying the handset can order one from online retailer Snapdeal.com.

As One X+ is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based smartphone, it can be compared to all the other handsets powered by the OS. Lately, LG and Google have jointly launched Nexus 4, which is based on the incremental version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

HTC One X+ vs LG Nexus 4: Shootout Between Jelly Bean Smartphones

Speaking of the availability in India, Nexus 4 is yet to be officially released into the market, however, it is available for pre-order for Rs 23,490 andRs 27,490 for 8GB and 16GB variants respectively.

Hence, below is a comparison between HTC One X+ and LG Nexus 4, the newly launched Jelly Bean smartphones with advanced specifications. Read it below!

Dimensions & Weight: HTC One X+ boasts a dimension of 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 135 grams, while, Nexus 4 carries a dimension of 134.2 x 68.6 x 9.1 mm and weight of 139 grams.

Display: In this segment, One X+ packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and on the other hand, Nexus 4 has a similar 4.7 inch IPS display that has a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.

As Nexus 4 packs an IPS display panel, it is better than the one in One X+ with relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction.

Processor: On the processor front, One X+ is powered by a quad core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 processor, which saves battery life effectively, offers incredible multitasking performance, supports dynamic lighting in games and more.

On the other hand, Nexus 4 has a quad core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor offering excellent gaming performance, supports 4G LTE in selected regions, better browser performance and more.

OS: When it comes OS, One X+ runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform and Nexus 4 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the incremental version of the former.

Android 4.2 Jelly bean comes with a plethora of new features including Photo Sphere for panorama shots, Gesture Typing for predictive typing, Miracast supporting wireless displays, DayDream, improved notifications, quick settings, support to multiple user accounts, improved Google Now and more.

Camera: On the camera optics front, One X+ has an 8MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera for video calling.

In comparison, Nexus 4 has an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera for video calling.

Storage: In this segment, One X+ has 64GB internal storage accompanied with 1GB RAM, whereas, Nexus 4 comes with 8GB/16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM.

However, both the smartphones lack a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets offer Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, 4G LTE and NFC.

Battery: One X+ is powered by a 2,100 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 6 hours of talk time, however, on the other hand, Nexus 4 comes loaded with a similar 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery which is claimed by the company to offer 15.3 hours of talk time and 390 hours of standby.

Price: While HTC has launched One X+ in India for Rs 39,500, LG Nexus 4 is available for pre-order at Rs 23,490 andRs 27,490 for 8GB and 16GB variants respectively. Check goProbo.com for online smartphone pricing.

Verdict

Both One X+ and Nexus 4 are high-end smartphones packed with impressive software features and advanced specifications. Moreover, based on Jelly Bean OS, they offer support to Google Now, resizable widgets and more.

Like any other HTC smartphone, the One X+ also comes with the Beats Audio integration. At the same time, being a Google branded smartphone, Nexus 4 comes with several software features and will offer an all new Android user experience.

Further, with One X+, HTC is offering 25GB free Dropbox storage for the consumers for two years.

If the concern is on a faster processor and free cloud storage space, One X+ could be a better option.

However, if the concern is on a better touchscreen display, improved battery capacity and relatively lower price tag, Nexus 4 should be the right choice. 

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