Here we talk about two Android Smart phones one is the Samsung galaxy S3 and other one is HTC One X. we take a head to head compression between Samsung S3 and HTC One X on the technology basic. Will Samsung or HTC win the 2012 battle of the Android super phones?
The HTC One X is only available on MTN contracts for the moment, with Cell C saying that they will launch the device on 20 June 2012.
Vodacom doesn’t have a firm launch date, but it is understood that they are working with an indicative launch of mid-July.
Both MTN and Vodacom are offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 on contracts, will Cell C set to be offering them Soon.
Cell C previously said it would offer the Galaxy S3 from 15 June 2012, but calls to some of their stores around Gauteng indicated that they didn’t have any available at this time
Let See the compression between Samsung galaxy S3 vs. HTC One X
|Scorecard: HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3|
|Element||HTC One X||Samsung Galaxy S3|
|Custom theme/app hubs||1||1|
|Custom video content hub||0||1|
|Bundled third-party apps||1||0|
|Voice interface (S Voice)||0||1|
|Eye-tracking (Smart Stay)||0||1|
|Free Dropbox storage||0.5||1|
When it comes to industrial design, the HTC takes home the crown this year.
Samsung and HTC have both stuck to their guns when it comes to general button layout and Samsung’s just seems more sensible.
Whether holding the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the left or the right hand, the power button and volume rocker sit right under your thumb. The HTC One X, requires that you reach around the top of the device to unlock it.
The HTC One X does better with its choice of hardware buttons and overall aesthetic.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 looks and feels plastic, the HTC One X comes across as more solid and refined.
HTC has also opted for a hardware button rather than the Menu button Samsung opted for. This is in line with Google’s new direction for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), though some apps don’t properly support it yet. Samsung S3 have 4.1 Jelly Bear Android version.
The HTC One X comes out on top in a hardware comparison as well, trouncing the Samsung Galaxy S3 in both AnTuTu and Smartbench.
In our benchmarks the HTC One X scored 10,607 on average in AnTuTu, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 got 8,864.
Smartbench was just as unfriendly to Samsung’s system-on-chip, with the One X scoring 4,771 and the Galaxy S3 2,936.
Although the cameras of the two devices are scored equally, they aren’t the same by any way.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 arguably takes better quality photos than the One X, HTC’s camera software is more user friendly. Among other things, it lets you record video without switching between still and video mode.
The preview image displayed on the HTC One X was a little disappointing, however. In low light it is very grainy. Fortunately images turn out far better than the preview seems to suggest.
Neither battery seemed to stand out either. Although the Samsung Galaxy S3 includes a monstrous 2,100mAh battery this didn’t seem to translate into longer times between charges compared to the HTC One X.
Where the S3’s battery does stand out, however, is in the fact that it is removable.
While the HTC One X boasts a large 4.7-inch Super LCD screen, Samsung has decided for a slightly larger 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display.
The choice of Super AMOLED over the Super AMOLED+ screen of the Galaxy S3â€™s predecessor was a contentious one.
Close examination reveals that the color reproduction on the HTC One X is better and that text and images are crisper.
Since both displays run at a resolution of 720Ã—1280, HTC therefore offers the better screen of the two devices.
That said, the differences between the two screens are hardly noticeable to the human eye.
One category where Samsung does win out over the HTC One X is in its software offering, mainly through the pure volume of features.
Where the HTC One X offers a number of bundled apps and services such as Soundhound, and Facebook and Twitter for Sense, the Samsung Galaxy S3 includes S Voice, Smart Stay, and various gesture-based features such as Smart Alert.
Both devices offer their own set of hubs and content not available to the other. In particular, Samsung offers a video purchasing and rental service called Video Hub.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X keyboards both include swipe-based typing, but here Samsung’s implementation falls short.
Neither Swype-inspired keyboard is bug-free, but Samsung’s simply doesn’t work in certain apps. Sometimes it even stops working in apps it previously worked in.
Free Dropbox storage
While it should be noted that not all operators offer free Dropbox storage with a Samsung Galaxy S3, the one we reviewed did include 50GB free storage for 2 years.
The HTC One X also includes free cloud storage, but only half the Dropbox storage of the Galaxy S3
So which smart phone you buy Samsung galaxy s3 or HTC One x? Which feature of Samsung Galaxy S3 is better then HTC One X? are you going for Samsung S3? Share your idea via comment
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