With mobile devices often priced in excess of $500 unsubsidized for the very best handsets, itâs not hard to see why the bootleg market continues to thrive. Cloners continue to pull out some weird and wonderful rip-offs, and although itâs by no means the best weâve seen, this fake HTC One X device certainly looks â" at first glance â" to be the real deal.
The quad-core device is not only HTCâs flagship smartphone, but is actually one of the most powerful handsets currently available on the market. Itâs a solid runner, boasting a quad-core processor, and one suspects if the similarly power-stacked Samsung Galaxy S III hadnât arrived shortly after the release of the One X, the somewhat struggling HTC could have yielded massive sales figures.
Still, with Beats Audio (gimmick or not, you decide), a large screen and a slick design, it manages to make the wish list of many smartphone buyers, and although the iPhone is undoubtedly the most ripped-off device on the market (no references to Samsung, honest!), the One X has now been respectably defrauded.
I say respectably, because when all is said and done, while counterfeited goods should be frowned upon (and not purchased under any circumstances), we can certainly appreciate a decent job â" one where the individuals involved have really done their homework and created something vaguely representative of the real thing.
As you can see from the images, this âHTC One X+â is rather rotund â" a great deal thicker than weâve come to expect as consumers. The real One X isnât as buttery smooth as it perhaps should be for a device of its stature, but compared with the demonstration of the UI in this video, itâs actually not so bad after all.
Despite its shortcomings, the HTC One X+ does have some advantages over its law-abiding cousin. Often when we assess fake products of this nature, there are still a couple of features weâd love to see transferred over to the real thing. With wannabe iPhones, for example, thereâs often expandable memory â" something Apple would never do when it charges around a hundred bucks per storage bump â" and in this case, the removable battery and dual-SIM are two key areas weâd love to see addressed.
What do you think of the clone? A little too fat? Or could you cope with that when the perks (price, SIM, battery) are taken into consideration?
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