Christmas will be here before you know it and if you are in the market for a new handset, two models that recently launched were the HTC One X+ and the LG Nexus 4. So how do the two devices compare with each other?
LG Nexus 4 vs HTC One X+
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a Snapdragon S4 processor that is quad core (1.5GHz) and it is combined with Adreno graphics. The HTC One X+ has the Tegra 3 1.7GHz ARM Cortex processor and GeForce graphics. Both of the devices are superb performance wise and there is not much to choose from here as they are both able to pack a punch.
The LG Nexus 4 has the True IPS Plus LCD display at 4.7 inches and it comes with a resolution of 1280 x 768 and 318ppi. The HTC One X+ on the other hand comes with the LCD 2 display of 4.7 inches and it has a display of 1280 x 720 and 321ppi. Both of the devices have almost identical displays and you would be hardpressed to tell the difference.
You can get the LG Nexus 4 with 8GB or 16GB of storage and it has 2GB of RAM. However one thing that does let it down is lack of SD card support. The HTC One X+ comes in 16GB or 32Gb and has 2GB of RAM, and again there is no support for SD card.
The LG Nexus 4 has an 8 megapixel camera that is capable of taking videos at 1080p and it also has a camera of 1.3 megapixels on the front. The handset has PhotoSphere for 360 degree panoramic photos as well. The HTC One X+ has an 8 megapixel camera, which also records in 1080p.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with the pure Android experience with 4.2 and the One X+ has Android 4.1 and the Sense skin from HTC. However if it is fast updates that you want then you should choose the Nexus 4.
Both handsets have batteries of 2100mAh which should offer users up to 15 hours of talk time on 3G. However a recent test by AnandTech showed the LG Nexus 4 fall below the HTC Android.
When it comes to size there isn’t much to choose from between the two devices. The Nexus is 139 grams and comes in at 133.9mm x 68.7mm x 9.1mm, while the HTC One X+ is 135 grams and measures 134.36mm x 69.9mm x 8.9mm.
You can get your hands on the LG Nexus 4 8GB for $299 unlocked at Google Play and the 16GB version of the device will set you back $349. The HTC One X+ costs $600 to $700 unlocked or you can get it on contract for around $199.
Both handsets are impressive and they are very different in a lot of ways, while in others they are very much alike. Both have all the standard connections, such as Bluetooth, NFC, USB 2 and Wi-Fi. However if you want LTE then you would have to go with the HTC One X+ as the Nexus 4 doesn’t have it.
So which of these two great handsets would you go for? The Nexus 4 is cheap if you can manage with 16GB and you don’t want LTE. However if you want more storage and LTE then you would have to give up the pure Android experience and fast updates by going with the HTC One X+