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HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs LG Optimus G: spec comparison

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HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs LG Optimus G: spec comparison
The HTC One X+ has just become official and it’s a monster of an Android smartphone. Retaining the gorgeous design of the original One X, it solves most of its predecessor’s problems like the battery life, and it adds an impressive amount of storage and beefed up processor.

Who will it compete against? The juggernaut in the room, of course, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung’s flagship Android baby boy is selling like hotcakes for a good reason, and HTC will definitely have a tough time competing against it. Looking at both the beautiful design and solid spec sheet, though, the company does have what it takes.

Probably the most serious rival that’s yet to come is the LG Optimus G, though. It’s a battle for tech geeks to explore in the sheet below as the two devices both have a spec sheet perfect for mobile gamers. The Optimus G might have an advantage with the quad-core Snapdragon S4 pro chip, and we expect HTC to truly have the answer to that with its next-gen devices.

Which one of the three would you buy?

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs LG Optimus G: spec comparison

DESIGN
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.1) Sense 4+ UIAndroid (4.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.0.4)
Dimensions5.29 x 2.75 x 0.35 (134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)
DISPLAY
Physical size4.7 inches4.80 inches4.70 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
312 ppi306 ppi318 ppi
Technology
S-LCD 2Super AMOLEDIPS LCD
BATTERY
Talk time 22.50 hours
the average is 8 h (485 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 8 h (485 min)
Stand-by time 34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 19 days (466 h)
14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 19 days (466 h)
Capacity2100 mAh2100 mAh2100 mAh
HARDWARE
System chip
Nidia Tegra 3 AP37Exynos 4412Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor
Quad core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 520MHzARM Mali-400/MP4Adreno 320
System memory
1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2 / 32 MB ROM1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR22048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
CAMERA
Camera8 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile13 megapixels, Immobile
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.6 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Front-facing cameraOther1.9 megapixelsYes
TECHNOLOGY
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYes 
Global RoamingYesYesYes
Positioning
GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:26 5

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Again galaxy s3 is a winner because of the sexy design :)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:05 32

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Pretty much everyone says the One X has a better design than the S3... Even some S3 owners admit the One X has a better design.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:33 3

24. doejon (Posts: 311; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


but the s3 feels a lot better in the hand than the one x lol
and that is a fact the s3 is more ergonomic and not so slippery.. and more than 20 mio people dont buy it only for the specs ;-) for my favor the s3 looks better

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:03 13

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Huh, you would think the One X's matte polycarbonate would be less slippery than the GS3's hyper-gloss. To each his own on the design front, I personally enjoy HTC's designs over Sammy's.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 15:47

64. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 642; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I agree with you people do agree that the One X is far better looking than the S3, and people love the feel of the body of the One X in hand the only downside of it is that it is indeed slippery.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:39 2

44. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


No, they buy it because of marketing.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:08 9

29. x88yunkw (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Yup i do agree one x design more sexy

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:59 3

52. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


One X design is better.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:27

71. selena (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


i bought my SG3 two days ago, and I really regret I did it so late. The device is the best one I ever touched and used.If any one still using HTC One X then i would suggest to replace it with SGS3.There are lots of advance features in SGS3 in which One of my favorite features of the Galaxy S III is the new and improved lock screen. With the latest version of TouchWiz, Samsung has not only included some key shortcut spots on the lock screen, they have also given you the ability to customize them and add your own selection of app shortcuts.Check tutorialhttp://www.careace.net/2012/09/28/how-to-change-or-add-lock-screen-shortcuts-on-the-samsung-galaxy-s-iii/

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 17:43

72. JasonJia11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


How old are you? Have you even used a One X+? I find the Nature UI of Touchwiz 5.0 to be kind of hyped, it's also kind of cheesy. And there are also key shortcuts on the One X+, and you can change them too. The display on the One X+ is also better, it has better colors, the S3 has over saturated colors while whites have a blue tint to it, and balance between colors is also messed up. A Super-LCD 2 screen fixes all of that, just except for the fact that blacks are blacker on the S3, but I would rather have nice, and natural bright colors with a pure white rather than cartoon-like colors with the white colors having a bluish tint to it, but just the black being darker.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:19 4

12. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


You must blind lol jk. Personally, I think the One X was already the best looking android flagship on the market and now with the One X+ it has the best specs! Your entitled to the opinion thought.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:24 1

53. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


@ wendy hunn I think the s3 has the gheyest design ever even tho im a gurl I hate it! I think the htc has a better design .. also some sony phones but they didnt include them in here lol. But yeaa I like htc and sony I think they make some good looking phones lol

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:03

66. nsnk86 (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


yup true jenna i prefer the design of my xperia S over S3.... its luks gr8 with tht curve design!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:03

54. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


are you watching a po*n movie

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:26 11

3. bloodline (Posts: 688; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


still waiting for nexus

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:32 9

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Its either the LG G, or Htc X+...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:56 1

26. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


we just have to wait a mont for a real comparison

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:57

50. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Yea, very true

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 20:00

67. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


I have AT&T and so i need this comparison!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:33 13

5. cGmC11 (Posts: 107; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Yes...I waiting for a 5" 1080p HTC monster!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:54 4

20. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


THAT'LL BE THE KING OF BIG SMARTPHONES!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:06

40. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Just curious why you want 1080p on a 5" screen? can you see pixels on a 4.7" 720p screen? I'm not trying to troll, just curious.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:38

60. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


600 ppi should be the long term goal.

isn't 1080p on a 5 inch screen less than that?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:00

65. D3VR04 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


me too! Shut up and take my money... if really 1080p, quad s4pro, a320, 2gram! YEAH BABY!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:52 3

6. shammont (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


In certain areas they all stand out but over all the GS3 is still the phone to beat.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:08 3

9. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


yes at the moment, but we'll see the result when the optimus G arrives in stores.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:26 1

14. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I see what you mean but, I'd still take the original One X over the SG3. SG3's days as the Android flagship with the best specs are numbered.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:07 6

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


One X+ is the best overall for me. LG wins in specs, but for software I would choose the GS3 or One X+ over the Optimus G. And I like HTC's design better than Samsung, so One X+ it is.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:47

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


'Im glad to see someone think logically........although they could of made it better with the S4 pro and 2gb of ram...........it still is overall better and the design of it is enough to get it over the GS3 and the LG Optimus G......when you really look at it HTC might have failed to deliver a "complete" device but so have LG and Samsung!.......How? by not giving it a the best build quality thats how......And i know that LG has a better build than sammy this time around but the problem with LG would be its UI that would only be for a certain type of people.....which im not found of......and also its still an LG sorry but will their service and updates be on top of their game this year? So the overall winner is HTC no doubt because of updated specs and once again....better build quality

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:32

55. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


HTC didn't really make it an incomplete device. Have you seen the benchmarks? It gets more than 7,000 in Quadrant and more than 14,000 in Antutu, with the unfinished model, so the final model will score even higher probably. The Optimus G gets the same score in Quadrant and less in Antutu (11,000), so statistically this performs better than the quad S4 Pro.

Even with 1 GB RAM, it will still be a major competitor. All 2 GB RAM does mostly is allow for more updates, but even with 1 GB you can still be supported for 2 or 3 years.

I don't think PA reported this, but they also improved the front camera on the One X+, that's just another little improvement someone will appreciate.

This is definitely a competitor for the top spot of devices, facing off against the Optimus G and it (arguably) trumps the GS3. All it lacks against the Optimus G is the RAM, but the software and design win it over for me.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:16 6

11. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


LG wins, just needs jellybean.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:32 2

15. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


One X+ all the way. If not that then the HTC Nexus X5 or whatever it's called.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:35

16. jan25 (Posts: 371; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


problem is that many manufacturers think they can get away with clunky UIs with specs. it doesn't work that way. i would wait for the Nexus phones and see what they have to offer. it's last year's dilemma, Sensation XE or the Galaxy Nexus? the answer is pretty obvious.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:35 1

17. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Samsung, only just because of its software.........
LG G sounds cooler.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:39 1

18. dfreaker (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


why not tell about lg that lack of support

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:49

19. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


don't judge too quickly

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:15

21. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


tbh iphone 5 isnt that VERY good spec-wise but still its probably the best smartphone ever and alot of people like it(me included).i just dont know why people hate(or jelly) on apple and its products!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:28 1

22. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Maybe I missed it but, I don't believe anyone was taking about the iPhone. Since you brought it up though I'm sure plenty of people will be glad to tell you why the iPhone is overrated below.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:26

34. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I don't like the iphone because its to simple for me so i stick with android. I will give apple credit though, they make an excellent smartphone.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:30 1

23. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Why do you fell that the iPhone is the best "smartphone" mxion?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:53

25. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The LG Optimus looks good too but, I've had bad experiences with LG on the past. I would take a lot for me to leave HTC for LG, a whole lot! 13 megapixels doesn't mean anything until we see how the camera preforms and just like I said before 2GB of ram is not really a must have. I play a lot of games on my phone. LG has never been the best in that department and it doesn't look like that's about to change. I love the clean design of the phone thought but, no jellybean out the box, only the second best processing speed, my past with LG, and LG's lackluster UI skin cost them the crown for the best android phone on the market as far as I'm concerned. The LG is not for me. The HTC One X+ looks like it will have the best gaming performance out of all of these plus you'll get the Tegra 3 exclusives and fastest LTE out of the bunch. Not to mention the awesomeness of HTC Sense 4.0.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:12 1

30. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


iphone 5 beats 'em all

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:43

31. wendygarett (unregistered)


Dude you really need to see a veteran...
Bah... Meh...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:45

42. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


For the sake of all the readers eyes, I hope you're joking.

Please say you're joking?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:44

45. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I got it. I just asked you to explain your opinon. Do you have an explanation or are you just trolling?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:54

32. MartyK (Posts: 669; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Why wasn't the Ip-5 in the comparison?, they would compare Ip-5 to an older Android, put it in with these big boys!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:02

33. thegreatone99 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


haha PA made a mistake
itz nvidia not nidia

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:45

35. Firedrops (Posts: 199; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Judging purely by phone specs, the Optimus G seems to be a winner here, with the 768x1200 screen the most convincing factor.

However, it is highly likely that the G and X+ will get downright s**tty after-market accessory support(just compare Optimus 4X HD, One X and S3), and software dev base(mostly for ROMs). The S3 is a clear winner in these regards, rivalled only by the iPhones, S2 or G. Nexus.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:27

38. Firedrops (Posts: 199; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Upon further research, it seems that the One X+ sports the exact same dimensions as international One X, hurray for better accessory support.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:48

36. FoxDavis (Posts: 40; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


I still want the LG

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:51

37. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


want the iphone 5

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:58

39. VJo003 (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Then what for u commenting here?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:57 1

43. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I like turtles.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:59

48. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Loading...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:48

49. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I didn't type "loading..."

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:53

47. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Ok, nevermind.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:44

41. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I don't know, I'm going to give LG a chance with this one. They can shut up and take my money.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:59

51. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Yeah, the LG looks nice on paper but, knowing LG I don't think it will be the just of the bunch especially in the gpu department. We'll see. Wish for them best but, putting my trusty and money in the hands of HTC. The One X+ looks awesome inside and out.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:54

58. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I'm getting the XPERIA TL anyway :)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:37

57. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You might want to rethink that. If you're looking at LG because of the quad S4 Pro, take this into mind; the One X+ scores about 7,500+ in Quadrant, same as the Optimus G. And it scores 14,000 in Antutu, higher than the Optimus G's 11,000. Also, that's the unfinished model, the final model will probably score even higher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y88bMl-x4Uk&feature=g-all-u

Go to about 1:15 for the benchmarks.

In terms of design and software, HTC wins it over LG. They are on par with pure specs, except the One X+ lacks 2 GB RAM, but even with only 1 GB, the One X+ can still be supported for 2 or 3 years, and will still bring great multi-tasking. 2 GB RAM is mostly useful in the long run, but honestly, I doubt LG will support the Optimus G for more than 2 years; even though it is perfectly capable of having 3 years of support.

Plus, the One X+ comes with Jelly Bean outright. That's a little plus, but the Optimus G will be updated soon (hopefully).

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