Preface: this is NOT an anti-Apple rant or any kind of accusation of bias, it's simply a request that reviews are more consistent. So:
Got the new issue through the post yesterday, flicked through the Smartphone group test, very interesting, won't spoil it because there'll be people that haven't read it yet but interesting result.
However... The HTC One X+ has a couple of things flagged as "Cons" against it, from memory, "average" battery life and no SD card slot.
Now, I wouldn't argue with that, if it weren't for the fact that the iPhone 5 has, according to the review, almost the same battery life (they're both quoted as being able to drain the battery within a day's hard use, actually seems quite optimistic to me) and NO SD card slot. Both phones (as tested) are 64GB devices and yet there's nothing in the iPhone "Cons" section about the battery or the card slot, suggesting that these aren't actually problems for the iPhone, only for the One X+, which seems a little unfair to me.
Would it be possible to make these tests a little more consistent? If something is an "issue" for one phone, then it must be for any other phone that shares the same "issue". I could understand if the One X+ only had 16GB of memory, for example but it doesn't, it has 64GB (and bear in mind the iPhone is available with only 16GB, would the lack of SD card slot be an issue then?).
I also understand that that isn't the reason the One X+ was docked a star.
For clarity, I own neither an iPhone or any member of the HTC One family, although I do own an older HTC phone.