The HTC One X+ has just launched in Europe, and it comes pre-loaded with the latest version of HTC's Android UX, dubbed Sense 4+. It's a minor revision to Sense 4, with a handful of new features stacked atop a familiar UI. The biggest change is the bump up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, bringing improved performance through Project Butter, and the new Google Search app with Google Now.

In addition, there's a new Sense gallery app, incorporating content from Facebook, Picasa, Dropbox and other sources, as well as a redesigned version of HTC Watch. The Sense camera app has also grown a couple of useful new abilities -- there's a countdown timer for the front-facing camera, as well as "sightseeing mode," which lets you lock and unlock directly into the camera app, bypassing the lock screen.

Other new stuff includes "Get Started," HTC's web-based setup assistant, and full USB host capabilities, which brings USB keyboard, mouse and memory stick support to the phone via a USB OTG cable.

Check out our complete video walkthrough above. We'll have full review headed your way tomorrow.

 

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HTC Sense 4+ video walkthrough

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So...Does this mean we are going to finally get Jelly Bean on the HTC ONE X (AT&T)? anyone? hello?...*tumbleweeds*...I believe we've been forgotten already :(

Loving it and JB personally, I'm running it on my rooted One X and its smooth as silk and whether its the Rom or JB I'm not sure but I'd almost say the battery life is excellent now (60% with regular usage at the end of a long day, prolonged gaming/movie sessions notwithstanding) which is a bonus :)

I wish HTC would announce a North American release date for the One X+. AT&T announced it was coming "soon" but I'm starting to wonder if plans have changed.

I wish HTC would go back to the Amaze days where they put their best in their devices with removable battery and micro SD slot and make it available to every carrier. I'm on T-Mobile and it sucks being left out. They gave us One S which is not much better than my Amaze. Anyway, love the Sense 4+. Hey HTC, time to freaking wake up!

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In addition, there's a new Sense gallery app, incorporating content from Facebook, Picasa, Dropbox and other sources, as well as a redesigned version of HTC Watch. The Sense camera app has also grown a couple of useful new abilities -- there's a countdown timer for the front-facing camera, as well as "sightseeing mode," which lets you lock and unlock directly into the camera app, bypassing the lock screen.

Wait...
Every one of those features ALREADY exist on Sense 4.1 in Android 4.0.4 (ICS) on my international model HTC One X.

Gallery app already includes other sources. Check.
Self Timer, Check.
Unlock directly into Camera (or any of up to 4 apps). Check.

In fact, the only (and most welcome) new feature is USB-OTG.

It looks to me like the difference between the shortcuts that you're talking about on the lockscreen and the "Sightseeing mode" is the fact that you can bypass the lockscreen completely in this new "sightseeing mode." In the video, you could see that pushing the lock button opened directly to the camera, as opposed to waking to the lock screen. This removed a whopping SINGLE step (wow...).

I'm definitely hyped about the USB Hosting feature, though.

Yuck. Hate skinned Android and Sense is the worst. Looks like something from 3 years ago. I'll never have anything but a Nexus device.

While you're well-entitled to express your rational opinmake it objective (i.e. lose the sorority-sister-babble). In the meantime, enjoy the barren, lackluster Google experience, as some prefer the elegant & modern charms of HTC Sense. Yes, we won't be shopping for best widgets, apps, office & productivity tools, etc...since they all come included in a very presentable package with a UNIFIED LOOK out-of-the-box!

P.S. Say, "some people think cucumbers taste better pickled!!!" Three times, very fast @#$&*!!%

Yuck, Guess it's pretty easy to settle for something so boring and offers no option from a features standpoint. Yes stock android has come a long way and in general android benefits from that. But better than skinned devices never in a million years. Samsung alone makes stock android totally useless...

You Sir are an absolute moron. Useless? Stock is so much better than skinned devices, its not even funny. You're bipolar dude.

You sound like a sissy saying 'Yuck.'.. and Sense is actually very beautiful and consistent. You can change themes provided right from HTC.. everything is matte and looks great together. And I'm using Nova launcher.

Great job Alex. I have seen a few video walk thru's about this phone and yours is the only one to point out certain features. The sd card reader is very important, that alone may change some peoples mind to buy that device.
I watch many break downs of devices and yours is always the best. Just My Opinion.