HTC One X vs LG Nexus 4: Which Android Jelly Bean Smartphone Offering Will You Prefer?

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HTC One X vs LG Nexus 4: Which Android Jelly Bean Smartphone Offering Will You Prefer?

Google's latest operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has become the next big thing in the mobile space. All small and big manufacturers are announcing updates for their devices with the new OS on every alternate day. Lately, Samsung Galaxy S3 received OTA update of Jelly Bean and now HTC One X users are also receiving the OTA update of the newest version of Google OS.

Following on the same lines, Gizbot today has come up with a specs comparison of HTC One X now running on Android Jelly Bean and Google's own branded smartphone – LG Nexus 4 – the first official smartphone running on Android 4.1 – to see how the both wallet worthy smartphones stack up against each other. Let's take a look.

Dimensions & Weight: One X carries a dimension of 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 130 grams as compared to the slightly thicker and heavier Nexus 4 with a dimension of 134.2 x 68.6 x 9.1 mm and weight of 139 grams.

Display: Speaking of display, One X packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, whereas, Nexus 4 a similar 4.7 inch IPS display that has a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.

Processor: In this segment, One X has a quad core 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, 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.

Operating System: Detailing on operating system, One X, which was launched with Android 4.0 ICS has now received the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade, on the other hand, Nexus 4 is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes with 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.

At the same time, HTC One X with the Android 4,1 update has also received an upgrade to its Sense 4 technology, which is now Sense 4+. As an update, HTC One X users will be provided with improved multitasking abilities, a Sony PlayStation Mobile Certificate, a blue color theme replacing the green, 3D animation when navigation between tabs in app is now deleted, HD pictures in contacts, and the option to enable/disable Beats Audio in the main settings page.

Camera: When it comes to camera optics, both the smartphones head against each other with an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera for video calling.

Storage: Speaking of storage, HTC scores an upper arm as One X comes with 16GB/32GB storage options, whereas Nexus 4 comes with 8GB/16GB internal storage. However, when it comes to RAM, Nexus 4 scores more with a 2GB RAM as opposed to the 1GB RAM in One X.

Further, both the handsets lack a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.

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Connectivity: On the data connectivity front, both the devices are packed with similar features including Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: One X is powered by a 1,800 mAh Li-ion battery delivering talk time for more than 8 hours, however, on the other hand, Nexus 4 comes loaded with a better 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: HTC One X is priced at Rs 32,210 and Rs 34,999 for 16GB and 32GB variants and Nexus 4 is unofficially available in India for pre-order for Rs 23,490 andRs 27,490 for 8GB and 16GB variants respectively.

Verdict

Both HTC One X and LG Nexus 4 are Android heavyweights with several software features and Jelly Bean user experience. Moreover, based on Jelly Bean OS, they offer support to Google Now, resizable widgets and more.

If the concern is on a relatively light weight handset with increased internal storage options and the likes of Sense 4+ technology, One X should be the right choice.

However, if the concern is on the price of the handset, Nexus 4 with better battery backup could be a better option.

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