HTC One X+ vs LG Nexus 4: November Babies

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The wait for the latest and 4th generation of the Nexus device will soon be over. The LG Nexus 4 is set to go on sale today, 13th November.

Google said that they are not taking pre-orders for the handset. Normal orders are to be taken for both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 and they will be shipped out on the very same day.

So before you rush out top buy the LG Nexus 4 you might be interested to know how it measures up to the HTC One X+ which is headed to AT&T and just go its official release date for later next week. This is the refreshed version of the original One X and it comes with Android 4.1 and the Sense UI which is now in its 4th generation.

HTC One X+ vs LG Nexus 4

The screen and the features of the HTC One X+ almost match those of the original device. it has a display of 4.7 inches with is Super LCD2 and this offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 and 312ppi.

The LG Nexus 4 on the other hand has what is called “Zerogap touch technology” and this means the display has clear viewing. This screen tech was seen on the LG Optimus G. the tech stands apart from other touchscreens in that the ITO sensor on the glass is printed in a way that removes air from between the two elements.

This means that it offers touch sensitivity that is better and which provides users with an immersive rear touch sensing experience. The tech also helps to reduce the thickness of the device to ensure a device that is very slim.

Both devices have displays that are protected with Gorilla Glass.

The LG Nexus 4 is 134 x 69mm and it is very slim at 9.1mm. The HTC One X+ is 8.9 mm thick and measures 134 x 70mm and it weighs 135 grams, which is heavier than the Nexus 4.

The HTC One X+ will come with Android 4.1, while the LG Nexus 4 runs on the latest version of Android, which is 4.2. At this moment there is no way of knowing if the One X+ will get upgraded to 4.2. If it does then it too will enjoy a better Google Now, Android Bean and Daydream.

Gesture typing is another feature of Android 4.2 and this means the user can glide their finger over letters to type.

It is thought that Google will release the Android 4.2 update to older devices around 13th November, after the LG Nexus 4 and 10 have gone on sale.

The processor on the HTC device is the quad core Tegra 3 with ULP graphics, this has been clocked at 1.7 GHz. It is said to be 67% quicker than the one of the One X.

The LG Nexus 4 has the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor which is quad core and comes with Adreno 320 graphics and it was clocked at 1.5GHz. The device also has 2GB of RAM while the One X+ has 1 GB.

Both of the handsets have 8 megapixel cameras, which include features such as self-portrait and detection of human faces on the One X+. The camera of the Nexus 4 has auto-focus, geo tagging and face detection. The One X+ also has a camera of 1.6 megapixels on the front and the Nexus 4 comes with a 1.3 megapixel front camera.

Android 4.2 on the Nexus 4 comes with Photo Sphere which allows 360 degree photos which can be uploaded to Google+.

Cameras on the back of both devices record video at 1080p with 30 frames per second.

Both devices offer Wi-Fi, DLNA for streaming wirelessly, Bluetooth v4 and 3G data of as much as 21mbps. The HTC One X+ has 4G LTE connectivity while the LG Nexus 4 doesn’t.

The HTC One X+ comes in 32GB and 64GB and the LG Nexus 4 is offered in 8GB and 16GB. Neither handsets have support for SD card. The battery on the devices is the same at 2100mAh.

Price-wise, the LG Nexus 4 starts at an economical $299 contract-free. The HTC One X+ will cost you upwards of $550 for a contract-free model.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.