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HTC Windows Phone 8X vs Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2012, 07:42 posted on

Now that we've compared the Windows Phone 8X with the iPhone 5, and came to the conclusion that there's still quite a bit of work ahead of Microsoft and its partners, let's see how one of the better Windows Phone 8 handsets fares against one of the best Android ones – the Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S III is, without a doubt, a fearsome opponent – one that the 8X will definitely have a hard time against...

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 17:14

30. knowah (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


You used the qualifier of MS platform. It's not the platform, it's this set of hardware that limits the storage.

MS offers the ability to have much more on board storage and expansion with an sd slot. HTC and Nokia decided not to included the function on their flagships.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 18:33

31. Cobra (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 May 2012)


You are absolutely 100% correct. They could have included more memory as well as an SD slot. Heck, most of us have some version of MS on our computers with tons of memory and those slots. I used the verbiage of MS platform because this MS Windows 8 platform phone is being compared to an Android platform phone that has greater memory capability.

In "THIS" particular Windows 8 offering that capability is just not there and that makes "THIS" MS device a deal breaker for me. Zazori08 remains 100% wrong in the claim that those memory expansion slots exist on "THIS" device. They do not.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 04:47

38. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


You said Microsoft's platform, only the 920 and 8X are built in storage without extra storage. Other lower end devices do (odd but true).

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 03:58

25. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)


Give window phone less that two years , it will neck to neck with android and iOS . Reminder, it took more than four years for android to catch up. Now the challenges will begin, and wonder next two years , who will be the best .

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 04:05

26. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Ray is like somehow biased (No Offense). I think you're siding with the one who is more dominant in the market right now. like comparing apple and samsung. Choosing apple because apple is more dominant. and now choosing samsung over htc! do a dorp test and you'll see that htc's phone is more great that Sammy boy's phone

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 17:12

29. knowah (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


One thing people should keep in mind that the S 3 in this comparison is the international version, not what the carriers tagged actually offer. It's HSPA+ only where the reviewer claims this model has capabilities of LTE. The LTE variant for EU/International is the 9305. It does have the quad core exynos, but the NA version of the phone has a dual core Krait. The US version also has the same GPU as the 8x, but I don't know if that was even mentioned in the article.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:14

35. odin09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


After the HTC 8x vs iphone 5 battle I grit my teeth. You said that the iphone won for looks and made it seem like it wasn't even much of a contest. The HTC 8X is clearly a more beautiful device than an iphone. Yes the iphone is nice, but it is a nice that is dull and that we have seen for years now.... Now, you gave the edge to the Samsung! There was no mention of the Samsung's cheap plastic or the fact that the Samsung feels like it could bend in your hand. As far as looks alone the HTC wins hands down in an OBJECTIVE comparison. The tapered edge on the HTC is not for everybody but I have never seen so many other reviews state that it was the most hand friendly device that they have ever held. I am saying this as someone who wants a Nokia, I am in no way an HTC apologist. For now I will ignore the rest of the review stand on its own but this made me register here!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 14:20

39. viper1983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I don't think a looks comparison can be OBJECTIVE.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:42 1

40. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Windows Phone has already mastered the work side of things & they are making big strides to develop the play side of things. What needs to be understood is that WP is still fairly new & will take some time to catch up to the other vested OS's that the market is used to. As far as build quality goes if you've held a 8X in your hand & a GS lll the construction of the HTC does feel superior. The software moves very smooth as well. The app catalog is a minor set back as that is increasing each day but the biggest let down is the lack of expandable memory (for me). I'm not a big cloud-based storage guy...so 16GB is kind of restrictive to me. Other than that I'd say WP has good potential & with native support for the business world this could steal a lot of corporate business from those who have moved from Blackberry to iOS. It's just getting used to another OS thats completely different from the widget/icon format.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 11:41

41. cdgoin (Posts: 538; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Comes down to the phone feeling "Awkward" or some such nonsense in his hand..? I personally think it feels BETTER, and is UNIQUE. The S3 just looks like any other smartphone. PA admit your bias against WP and get it overwith.

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