The HTC One X will go down in history as the first quad-core device; it also won lots of hearts with its huge screen. Now its successor the HTC One X+ is at the gates with Jelly Bean in tow. Another similar device is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, another quad-core phone that is about to hit the US. So which of these Jelly Bean quad-core monsters is best?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC One X+
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core chip, a 5.5” Super AMOLED, 1,280x720p display. It comes in 16, 32 and 64GB versions and has 2GB of RAM. It also has a removable 3,100mAh battery and runs Jelly Bean with TouchWiz. So, it’s a souped-up Samsung Galaxy S3 basically.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also has an updated S-Pen stylus, and supports Bluetooth, HSPA+, NFC, DNLA and LTE. It has an 8MP camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, autofocus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. It can take 1,080p video and has a 1.9MP front camera.
The HTC One X+ has a 1.7GHz Tegra quad-core processor, and a 4.7”,1,280x720p screen with 312ppi. It has 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. There’s an 1,800mAh non-removable battery and it has Jelly Bean with new HTC Sense.
It has HSPA+ support, as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and DNLA. There’s an 8MP camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, autofocus, smile detection and face detection. It can take videos and stills at the same time. There’s a 1.3MP front camera. The HTC One X+ doesn’t have a stylus like the Note 2.
Two lots of very impressive specs here, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins out in a lot of ways. It has more RAM, a larger display, longer battery life, more & expandable storage, a removable battery, and a better front camera. It also has the S-Pen. The only real problem with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is its size, so make sure you handle one in a store before deciding to pick the more powerful and feature-rich of the two.