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.

Rick Berke

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.