Google Nexus 4 and HTC One X+ are certainly among the top-selling smartphones of the year 2012.
Google had earlier partnered with smartphone-makers like HTC and Asus. After Samsung, LG is the latest entrant to join Google's party in developing Nexus-series of smartphones. The Nexus 4 smartphone, which was released earlier in October 2012 has been one of the most desirable Android smartphones till date.
Amongst them, one of the most revered arch-rivals of Google's flagship phone has been the HTC One X+.The HTC One X+ was released around the 2012 holiday season that boasts better features and speed than its predecessor HTC One X.
Here we take a sneak peak at the features of Google Nexus 4 in comparison with HTC One X+.
Nexus 4 vs One X+: Display
Google's flagship phone, Nexus 4, sports a bigger 4.7-inch Wide Extended Graphic Array (Wide XGA or WXGA) True HD IPS Plus display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.
In contrast, HTC One X + comes with a 4.7in Super LCD2 screen that supports a display resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 312 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Nexus 4, in comparison, packs a higher pixel density of 320ppi.
Both Nexus 4 and HTC One X+ are crafted with scratch-resistant and damage-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 2 reinforcement for extra-screen protection.
Nexus 4 vs One X+: Operating System
Nexus 4 runs on Google's latest mobile operating system Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which brings new features like Photo Sphere and Swype-style gesture keyboard. HTC One X+ comes with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) paired with latest HTC Sense 4+ UI onboard. The device is yet to get any official Jelly bean update though it has been speculated for quite sometime.
Nexus 4 vs One X+: Processor
Nexus 4 is powered by quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor coupled with Adreno 320 graphics unit, which is cliamed to be more efficient with multi-tasking and memory intensive tasks. In comparison, HTC One X+ ships with 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPUs along with Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and ULP GeForce 2 GPU.
HTC One X+ uses the same quad-processor found in its predecessor HTC One X, whose processor is under-clocked at 1.5GHz.
Nexus 4 vs One X+: Camera
The Nexus 4 features an 8-megapixel camera with continuous focus, real-time zoom, and time lapse mode to shoot videos. HTC too offers an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and packs advanced features like face detection and geotagging. Both the smartphones come equipped with front camera. The HTC has 1.6 megapixel front-camera while Nexus 4 has 1.3megapixel HD front-camera.
Nexus 4 vs One X+: Battery
Nexus 4 packs a 2100mAh battery, which is expected to deliver a standby time up to 250 hours, and talk time up to 10 hours. In other words, Nexus 4 battery is rated to deliver music playback up to 40 hours, video playback up to 8 hours and web browsing up to 7 hours. Like Google Nexus 4, HTC One X + is also powered by 2100mAh battery which the company claims to give a battery backup up to six hours.
Nexus 4 vs One X+: Availability
The online retailers in India have already started showcasing the smartphone on their websites for sales. The smartphone is currently available on eBay, where the 8GB variant is priced at ₹25,990 and the 16GB is available for ₹29,990. The websites have changed the prices of both variants recently. HTC One X + is comparatively priced higher at ₹40,190.