The HTC One X+ is mostly identical to the original One X so I will refer you to my review of that phone for the basics and will only deal with the improvements here. First off it looks the same as the One X except for the matte black rubberized finish…HTC calls it Carbon…I think I like the rubberized finish more..it feels better in the hand. The new Gorilla Glass version 2 on the One X+ (right photo) seems to be a little bit less reflective contributing to the low key black look. Overall this phone continues the HTC tradition of being the best built and best looking smartphones on the market. Why they don’t sell like hotcakes is beyond me!