HTC One X+ Plus Full Phone Review

HTC One X+ Plus
The HTC One X+ is the latest weapon in the brand’s Android arsenal and will sit above the HTC One X, making it the new flagship offering. This new device is best described as a minor refresh of the One X, rather than a whole new handset. HTC has kept the same physical design but simply upgraded some of the key internals — a faster processor, more internal memory and a bigger battery. What else is new? Well, it’s running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, comes with an updated overlay (cleverly dubbed HTC Sense 4+) and new features that allow easier access to photography and video apps. HTC has been hard at work under the hood too, upgrading the inner components to ensure a longer-lasting, more hard-working One X is available to consumers. The battery has been updated to 2100mAh, the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor sped up to 1.7GHz, and the internal storage increased to 64GB. It’s the first and last stats that got us intrigued there, as the battery was the real problem with the original One X, and the larger internal storage makes up for the lack of microSD slot. We’re a bit perplexed over the need to speed up the CPU, as realistically there’s no need for an extra 0.2GHz on each core, given it could have an impact on battery life. Consumers won’t notice much regarding use (the original One X was hardly a slouch when it came to whizzing around under the finger), so it’s a curious decision beyond just giving the Taiwanese firm something to shout about regarding headline specs. Android 4.1 is on board, providing access to Google Now and bringing with it Project Butter to make the OS that little bit smoother again. That’s on top of Sense 4+, which brings slight tweaks like the Hub updates, minor camera UI alterations (you can now see how many pics you’ve got left, for instance) as well as keeping the camera running when you press the power button for easy access. The front facing camera now raises its game to include a 1.6MP sensor, but more importantly, it runs using the same imaging chip that’s improved the camera quality of HTC’s One series pretty effectively. HTC One X+ review Things like auto-correcting pictures and smoothing out skin tone for portrait photos, as well as giving a little countdown before taking, show HTC has thought about the core audience for front facing pictures… It’s a shame it doesn’t automatically add duck lips and a fake tan for the last teenage Facebook profile pic. Another key feature of the HTC One X+ is the phone is PlayStation Certified, so will be able to make good use of the store when it goes on line later this year for improved gaming and such. Here’s hoping that the Tegra 3 chip is less of a drain on power with the HTC One X+, as it was this area that let the first phone down so much. The Media Link HD connection is once again high on this HTC device, meaning that a simple three finger swipe will allow secure connection with your streaming device. HTC promises us that this has been updated as an app on the phone as well as on the instrument itself, as our previous tests were hugely disappointing. However, combined with the reasonably-priced Watch service, we can see this being a bigger hit in the months to come. The rest of the phone functions the same as the HTC One X did regarding performance, meaning we noticed no visible slowdown in use neither of the phone nor on the internet. The web browser was phenomenally fast, even on a slower Wi-Fi connection, and even though the HTC One X+ won’t be coming with a 4G flavour in Europe. This is again curious, as territories such as the US will get a quad core LTE version of the phone, but presumably, the bands used aren’t compatible with UK 4G. Early verdict HTC One X+ (plus) Review Overall, the HTC One X+ is an excellent, good phone. It builds well on the power of the HTC One X and looks to iron out the bugs with the improved battery life and Android 4.1 on board too. It’s still got the same decent design and upgraded storage to 64GB are more than most will ever need, even with a strong HD video library and too many music tracks. The display is clear and crisp, and the 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen is excellent to the touch as well. We’re fans of the red accents, and the camera software is still top notch. However, the only problem we can see is the fact it’s going to be a little confusing to consumers how this phone is obviously different from the One X. It would be unfair to call it a whole new name, as it’s too close to the original regarding specs, but adding a + will annoy those that have forked out for the current One X and thought it was HTC’s favourite. We remember when the Sensation XE emerged to ruin the image of the original Sensation, and unless the One X gets a real price drop, it’s going to struggle to sell anything. But on the plus side, the HTC One X+ release date has been set for early October, and the price – likely to be under £500 (around AU$790, US$800) SIM free – looks very palatable indeed, especially when compared to the ridiculous cost of the iPhone 5. We’ll see how this one fares in the market, but there’s an excellent chance it could be our number one smartphone. For all the criticism above, that’s only because it’s so similar to the One X already, and that’s a very, very good phone to be building on.

Best 2017 Video Conversion Software

Video Conversion Software
What is the best free video conversion software out there today? Let’s take a look at these applications which help us watch our favourite videos/movies in the gadget of our choice. Almost any device today, whether it’s portable or not, can carry and play video. Mobile phones are sometimes gauged on the extra features they bring which include video playback and video recording. iPods and iPhones are not just known for their great music and friendly user interface but also for the clear video they bring. However, as there are numerous video file types out there today, we often discover that we can’t play a particular video or movie that we like in some of our gadgets. We would need to convert them into playable file types by our gadgets. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best free video converters out there today. You can use these applications to convert almost any known video file into another format that your device or gadget can play. (Be sure to check this page from time to time as we would be regularly updating this page with new video conversion software. You may also subscribe to the RSS feed or email updates – its free!) 1. Super Video Converter This comes as no surprise as we have been using this software on the site for quite some time now. What’s good about Super is that it can convert almost any video file to another format while laying out all the conversion options on the screen. It gives you the freedom to indicate the video scale size, ratio, bitrate and other options that you won’t find in other conversion software. It can be downloaded from its official website eight soft or from the guide I’ve already made on how to use Super Video Converter Super Video Converter 2. MediaCoder MediaCoder is also highly recommended because it supports various formats and is very fast in converting videos. It looks more complicated to use than Super, but with just a few uses, it’s very easy to use It’s very flexible in video conversion as you can set the video aspect size, display aspect ratio, pixel aspect ratio, and various other options. I’ve already made a general guide on how to use MediaCoder. The download link is also located there. 3. Format Factory Format Factory like Super and MediaCoder supports various kinds of video formats. Some say they like Format Factory because it’s easier to use than Super and MediaCoder. However, I think Format Factory’s advantage is that it converts faster than Super does (although MediaCoder is faster), and looks more simple to use than MediaCoder. If for some reason you can’t make Super and MediaCoder work, Format Factory is an excellent alternative. MediaCoder 4. Video Converters from Videora The converters from Videora are the easiest to use compared from Super and Format Factory. It guides you every step of the way from choosing the video file you want to convert up to the quality of the converted video. The only downside is that Videora’s converters are not as customizable as Super and Format Factory are. It also needs different converters for different kinds of gadgets. Their most famous (and what I think is their best video converter) is the Videora iPod Converter. That’s it! Again, be sure to check out this page every once in a while as I’ll be updating this to include (or maybe remove) other video conversion applications or software!

Laptop Fan Replacement

Laptop Fan Replacement
If your laptop is generating high levels of heat or making unusual noises, then it might be an indication that you need your fan repaired or replaced. You might not consider having your fan serviced as a priority in your overall computer maintenance, but if you neglect to do so, then other components on the motherboard can fail or be severely damaged and lead to other faults that are much more expensive and complicated to fix. Your graphic chipset might even suffer as a result of a defective fan. To avoid any unnecessary hassles or costs, you can take advantage of the comprehensive fan repair or replacement service undertaken by Creative IT. Our team of qualified and hands-on experienced technicians and engineers can effectively diagnose and resolve all kinds of fan problems before further damage can occur.

Signs of Laptop Fan Problems

  • The machine is warmer than normal and seems to be generating an abnormal level of heat
  • Unusual sounds such as knocking, whizzing or grinding are occurring
  • The fan is randomly or regularly functioning at a fast speed
  • The computer reboots or shuts down completely at random
  • Error messages appear
Laptop Fan Problems These are all indicators that the cooling system of your Laptop is not operating correctly, and you will need a diagnosis followed by a fan repair to resolve the issue. In some cases, you may require a full replacement. Either way, Creative IT stocks an extensive inventory of spare fan parts and replacement fans to accommodate each customer’s needs. This allows for a better turnaround time and a more efficient service overall.

Individualised and Flexible Customer Service

Creative IT Europe offers a professional yet fast fan repair and replacement service for the laptop that is guaranteed to resolve any issue you may experience with the fan, including:
  • Firmware malfunction
  • Electrical failure
  • Hardware failure
  • Mechanical failure
  • Logical errors
  • Software problems