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The Titans – Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Updated on August 22, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X are premium android smartphones and they both go well with every user class. The performance is great and both feature some unique abilities courtesy of their respective user interfaces.

Like Galaxy S III’s pop-out play is a feature of Touch-wiz UI while HTC’s Sense UI will present you some visual treatments. Unfortunately, there are no features that stand out but the usability of Sense UI is great.

Both phones appeal to different set of people yet keep them same in a big family of power hungry smartphone lovers.

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Samsung Galaxy S IIIHTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC One X
HTC One X
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S III I9300
HTC One X
Price
US
$599.00 and above (Amazon.com)
$466.67 and above (Amazon.com)
 
India
INR 33990/- and above (Junglee.com)
INR 34553/- and above (Junglee.com)
 
 
 
 
General
Announced
May-12
Feb-12
 
Status
Released
Released
 
Release Date
May-12
May-12
 
 
 
 
Body
Dimensions
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
 
weight
133 gm
130 gm
 
 
 
 
Camera
Front
1.9 mega pixels at 720p
1.3 mega pixels at 720p
 
Back
8 mega pixels, 364x2448
8 mega pixels, 3264 x 2448
 
Video Recording
1080p at 30 FPS
1080p at 24 FPS
 
Flash
LED
LED
 
 
 
 
Display
Type
Super AMOLED Capacitive
Super IPS LCD2 Capacitive
 
Colour
16M
16M
 
Size
4.8 inches
4.7 inches
 
Resolution
1280 X 720 (landscape)
1280x720 (landscape)
 
Pixel Density
306 PPI
312 PPI
 
Multi-Touch
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
Sound
Loud Speaker
Yes
Yes
 
3.5mm Jack
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
Memory
Card Slot
Micro-SD
Not Available
 
Expandable
Up to 64 GB
Slot Unavailable
 
Internal
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
32 GB (26 GB User Available)
 
RAM
1 GB
1 GB
 
 
 
 
Data
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
 
Additional Wi-Fi Tech
Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band
Same
 
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
Same
 
USB
Micro USB v2.0 and USB on the go
Yes, v2.0, MHL
 
 
 
 
Features
OS
Android Ice-cream Sandwich, v4.0.4
Android Ice-cream Sandwich, v4.0 (4.1 Available)
 
Chipset
Exynos 4412
Nvidia Tegra 3
 
CPU
Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Quad-core 1.5 GHz
 
GPU
Mali 400MP
ULP Geforce
 
Sensors
Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass
Same
 
Colours
Black, White
Same
 
 
 
 
Battery
 
Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Li-Po 1800 mAh
 
Stand-by
590 hr (3G)
N/A
 
Talk Time
11 hr (3G)
N/A

As you can see from the spec sheet, the difference is only marginal and since we are not limited by operating system in this comparison what would come into play?

The answer is, Build!

Samsung Galaxy S III is known for is plastic cover that feels cool and cuddly, while One X has a little rubber-type feeling that is solid, rigid, etc.

You must not get confused that S III will break easily or something. Both phones are equally durable and sturdy. The material inside S III’s cover is not essentially plastic and therefore it doesn’t break like your regular, cheap plastic phone.

If you are comfortable with a shiny back then S III’s is good for you and if you feel a matte black or faded white of One X, then it must be your choice.

The next question comes about Battery Life and I have to say that though theoretical figures look impressive for both devices, they are not accurate in a real life experience.

It greatly depends on your work and entertainment needs. Working on a smartphone seems lame because of its small screen but people still do that. However, since a smartphone can be connected to any display, working on it becomes practical.

So, battery life of both phones is great, but not amazingly great. I think you already know that despite being on the lower side of specifications, Motorola Razr Maxx packs a 17hr of battery life in comparison to these two devices and it is essential for workaholics, entertainment lovers, game lovers, etc.

However, watching 3 movies back to back, listening to music all day long and working on documents for 1.5 days is doable with any of these phones, give or take some values though.

Personally, there is very little to distinguish. The overall look is Ice-cream Sandwich under the hood and with Quad-core processors inside; they are already beyond your regular Smartphone area.

That’s why you have to choose between the looks and you will be happy because after all, people don’t see the insides of your smartphone from a distance, right?

So choose wisely and let me know your decision in the comment section below.

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