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Hands On: HTC VX and One X+ for AT&T

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X Plus question for Eric

johnhr2

Oct 4, 2012, 6:08 PM
Does the One X+ have the same hard to use lock button on the front/top as the One X?

I eventually broke down and bought a case so the lock button was more one top of the device instead of on front.
That is one of the biggest Cons of the One X.
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Eric M. Zeman

Oct 4, 2012, 6:48 PM
Yes, it's in a similar position/angle.
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Versed

Oct 4, 2012, 7:30 PM
And I guess like its sibling it will be shipped with a locked bootloader that "offically" can't be unlocked?
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Slammer

Oct 4, 2012, 7:46 PM
I'm really getting discouraged here. In my opinion, HTC makes one of the best phones on the market. I've been holding on to my original Evo in hopes for another HTC. However, I'm rather upset they have gone to a fixed battery. I've made my opinion known to HTC and they have admitted to similar complaints. Any word from them on rectifying this impediment? My decision to move to another brand weighs heavily on this small but necessary option that they disregard.

John B.
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newfoneguy

Oct 8, 2012, 9:05 AM
One reason a lot of phone carriers are going non-removable is because no removable take up almost half as much space as the removable ones do so it makes for a thinner and phone with a sturdier it most case phone in general. And although there may be a number of us that wouldnt mind a thicker phone for a removable phone, MOST people would rather have a built in battery and a thinner phone. plus the more space you save on the plastic housing for a battery you save the bigger the battery you can fit into a phone. eg. the razr maxx has a pretty big battery that last a long time barley making the phone too much thicker... (its still an impressively thin phone)
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T Bone

Oct 8, 2012, 10:43 AM
This obsession with phone thinness is getting utterly ridiculous...as smartphones get more and more powerful, battery life gets more and more crappy...the best way to fix the poor battery life is to include LARGER batteries....but that goes against the 'thin is in' paradigm so they won't do it.....but I don't anybody who wouldn't happily trade a couple millimeters of thickness in exchange for needing to charge only once every other day instead of twice a day....
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newfoneguy

Oct 8, 2012, 12:53 PM
The idea behind the razr maxx. and I think it worked. I think the razr maxx outsold the iphone 4s as the most sold phone on verizon. It has a 3000mAh battery which is what over 3 times times the battery of the the very popular phone of its time the razr v3m that had a 780 mAh battery.
The razr maxx has what a 9hour talk time while the v3 has a 3.3 hours talk time. I think its not the batteries sucking its just we USE OUR PHONES MORE now then we ever have before...
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T Bone

Oct 8, 2012, 1:41 PM
Let's put this into mathematical terms....

The amount of 'stuff' that our smartphones can do is increasing exponentially....we now have Quad Core 1-2 Ghz processors on a bloody smartphone.....that's more power than most full sized computers....of course these things are going to be power hogs...

But battery life is increasing, at most...arithmetically....

The batteries cannot possibly keep up with all we expect our smartphones to do...

My old Nokia feature phone had between 10-14 days between charges....now it is common for me to go to bed at night with 80-90% battery life and wake up 7 or 8 hours later with the phone shut down because it ran out of battery...and all it was doing is just sitting there doing nothing.....that's rid...
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newfoneguy

Oct 8, 2012, 2:03 PM
Yeah I get that. Im kind of curious what phone you have because any phone I ever had has had battery life that bad. I'm guessing you have some app or something constantly checking the web for weather updates or friends status updates running all the time? But i do agree that whoever makes the next major improvement of battery tech will be a billionaire...
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newfoneguy

Oct 8, 2012, 12:55 PM
i mean go through reviews people liked the battery life enough to mention it as a pro in multiple reviews of the v3.
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