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Next-generation sequencing is a sensitive method for determining HIV-1 tropism but there is a lack of data on the quantification of X4 variants. We evaluated MiSeq and 454 GS-Junior platforms for determining HIV-1 tropism and for quantifying X4 variants. Both platforms were 93% concordant for determining HIV-1 tropism and correlated well for determining the proportion of X4 variants (Spearman correlation, ρ = 0.748; P < 0.0001). MiSeq Illumina sequencing seems to be well adapted for characterizing X4-containing samples.