Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One S
By Jonathan Cheah
04 July 2012 – The Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy SIII was announced in May 2012. The HTC One S was announced in February 2012.
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 S is a slightly smaller version of the HTC One X, a mid-range version of the other which is currently HTC’s flagship device. Both devices are Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices, and they both have 8-megapixel main cameras.
Due to some unknown reasons, HTC bundled HTC One-S with Beats Solo Stereo Headphone in Singapore.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a giant 4.8-inch screen, with 720 x 1280 pixels. It has better resolution than the 540 x 960 pixels on the HTC One S.
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 considerably more battery (2100 vs 1650 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 29fps of the One S. Furthermore, the S3 has a better front-facing camera (2 vs 1.3-megapixels).
The HTC One S weighs less (120 vs 133g). It has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, the same type of screen on the S3.
The One S has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and only 16 GB of storage, which puts it up against the ‘smaller’ version of the Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Salaxy S3 is to retail for S$ 998, while the HTC One S is quoted at S$ 948 (with Beat Solo Headset). The prices are pretty close, but we will give the edge to the S3 for the microSD slot that supports the massive 64GB capacity. The S3 also has better battery capacity and a larger screen with better resolution. We say it is definitely worth S$ 50 difference in price. Someone fond of getting the Beat Solo Headset at a discounted price, may choose to go for the HTC One S instead.
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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 S
3.5G HSDPA+ 42Mbps + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + 4.3-inch Touchscreen slate + 8MP camera + 16GB Internal Storage + Android 4.0
The HTC One S is equipped with a 4.3-inch qHD screen (960 x 540) and comes with Android 4.0 out of the box. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. Plus it has the same 8-megapixel camera as the One X, which has an f/2.0 sensor that lets in 44% more light.
The camera has a startup speed of 0.7 seconds and autofocus of 0.2 second. Plus you can take still photos and videos at the same time. When recording videos, tap the shutter key again to get a still shot. You can do that to recorded videos too.
The HTC One S is bundled with Beats Solo Stereo Headphone worth S$ 399 in Singapore.
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