Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X
By Jonathan Cheah
27 June 2012 – The Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy SIII was announced in May 2012. The HTC One X was announced in February 2012. They are also our Phone of the Month for June and April 2012 respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is obviously the successor to the very successful Galaxy S2, and we think that Samsung has made another super phone for the Android OS.
The HTC One X is current flagship of that brand, with the best specs in the One family of HTC smartphones.
Both devices are Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices with the same 720 x 1280 pixel screen resolution, but the One X has a slightly smaller screen. For the most part, they have the same 1024 MB RAM and 32GB storage, although the S3 comes in 16GB size as well.
The main cameras of both these devices are 8-megapixel ones, and they weigh about the same (133g for the S3 vs 130g)
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a giant 4.8-inch screen, with 720 x 1280 pixels. In addition to having better resolution, it displays on a Super AMOLED screen while the HTC One X uses the S-LCD2 screen.
It is also one of the first phones to start accepting 64GB microSD cards, so there is a lot of storage inside this device. There is also a little more battery (2100 vs 1800 mAh) to drive the quad-core and the larger screen.
As we mentioned earlier, the cameras of both devices are 8-megapixel ones, and they both record 1920x1080 (1080p HD) video. However, the S3 claims a better 30fps (frames-per-second) than the 23fps of the One X. Furthermore, the S3 has a better front-facing camera (2 vs 1.3-megapixels).
The HTC One X has a 4.7-inch S-LCD2 screen, as opposed to the Super AMOLED screen on the rival device.
The One X has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor inside, a little faster (on paper) than the 1.4 GHz quad-core processor of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Salaxy S3 is to retail for S$ 998, while the HTC One X is quoted at S$ 898 . The prices are pretty close, but we will give the edge to the S3 for the microSD slot that supports the massive 64GB capacity. There is also the small matter of slightly better video recording specifications.
About the only thing that has been said against the Galaxy S3 is that it has a rather tacky plastic casing. If you can live with that, then the choice is pretty much in favour of the Korean brand.
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Samsung Galaxy S III
3.5G HSDPA+ 21Mbps + WiFi 802.11 a/ b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 8.0 MP camera, 16/32 GB Memory + microSD (Up to 64GB), Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor of the Galaxy S II that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Samsung nature-inspired TouchWiz UI. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution pixels, 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
There is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash that is capable of recording 1080p full HD video at 30fps and take photos simultaneously. It is also a quad-band device and supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, energy efficient Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS.
HTC One X
3.5G HSDPA 21Mbps + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n + NFC + 4.7-inch Touchscreen slate + 8MP camera + 32GB Internal Storage + Android 4.0
HTC’s first quad-core Android flagship has a 4.7-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 resolution pixels. The One X is running on Android 4.0 and has an 8-megapixel camera with 28mm f/2.0 lens that allows you to capture sharp and less noisy low light shots. It has a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for video chat.
In addition, there is a 32GB internal storage but does not support any microSD cards. It has a built-in NFC support that allows you to share content via Android Beam.
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