HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy S3 the good debate
As you probably know the latest big deal smartphone out of the Samsung camp is the Samsung Galaxy S3, but the HTC One X, another high end Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is out there, so can the Galaxy S3 steal all the thunder from its rival the HTC One X?
Well over on Zee News in India there has been an analysis that pits the Samsung Galaxy S3 against the HTC One X, so we must stress here that this analysis between the two Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices is not from us at Phones Review.
Anyway, the analysis starts off with a debate about the two Android handsets with an Indian businessman known as Po, who apparently has an insatiable appetite for cell phones. When Po was asked what he thinks of the HTC One X he answered its a good phone but wont last long as the Samsung Galaxy S3 will soon steal the HTC One X market.
When asked if Po was a Samsung Galaxy fan, he responded no, he is using an HTC One X, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 is better with a bigger screen, bigger batter, bigger processor, and more, to which the reply was, so you think bigger is better? The reply was simply…exactly, thus it would appear that Mr Po believes bigger is better.
Thus the article moves on to a specs comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X kicking off with hardware and design which the advantage is given to the One X due to being slightly smaller than its rival and weighing lightly less, and having a matte finish polycarbonate shell whilst the Galaxy S3 has a ‘hyperglaze’ finish that some might consider ‘plasticky.’
Moving on to the display, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is given the advantage here with its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720 HD, whilst the HTC One X sports a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD 720 HD screen due to AMOLED doing justice to outdoor lighting.
When it comes to processor it appears that both the Galaxy S3 and One X come out even in the analysis, with the Galaxy S3 having that 1.4 GHz Exynos quad core processor that is twice as fast as the Samsung Galaxy S2 dual core processor, against the 1.5 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor of the HTC One X that walks seamlessly through apps, streaming 1080p videos and such.
Turning to the battery, the analysis gives the advantage to the Samsung Galaxy S3 as the Galaxy spots a 2100mAh battery whilst the One X only has and 1800mAh battery, and they say that extra 300mAh should come in handy.
When it comes to the camera and video recording, against the Galaxy S3 wins out over the One X even though both sport the same 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and can shoot both 720p and 1080p video, but the SGS3 wins due to its camera features, although they do say in this case it is a matter of personal taste rather than tech.
Touching on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich software its a matter of Touch or Sense that tells the smartphones apart, with HTC Sense 4.0 adding an new dimension to the Android OS and how Android should look like, whilst TouchWiz on the Galaxy S3 could be the ‘new trend’ and is how Android should function.
When it comes to price in India, the Samsung Galaxy S3 loses out slightly coming in with a price tag of Rs. 38000, whilst the HTC One X costs Rs. 36,500, but would Rs. 2000 be a deal breaker?
Finalising, the analysis decides that for now the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the ‘mother of all spec sheets’ nut it is too early to declare an outright winner between the two.
So what do our readers think of this analysis, in your view does the Samsung Galaxy S3 beat the HTC One X when it comes down to it, or do you feel the HTC One X can hold its own in the mobile space?