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Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

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While both phones come with plethora of settings in their camera applications, including the special burst/best shot mode, the Galaxy S III is the obvious winner in the camera department, because of the superior quality of its pictures. It simply manages to capture sharper, more detailed shots, with lower levels of noise at the same time.

Camera interface os the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Camera interface os the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Camera interface os the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Camera interface os the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Camera interface os the Samsung Galaxy S III


Camera interface of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Camera interface of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Camera interface of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Camera interface of the HTC One X


The color balance is pretty good with both handsets, although colors in the One X's photos are often too saturated to be considered realistic. In addition, the GS III handles exposure better. In some situations, if you're shooting against the light, some object/details might entirely disappear on the One X, while in the photos of the Galaxy S III, they are still visible.

Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC One X - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One X - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One X - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One X - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One X - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

HTC One X

Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XOutdoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

HTC One X
Outdoor samples


Strong - Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Medium - Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Low light - Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Darkness with flash - Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

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HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
HTC One XIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

HTC One X
Indoor samples


The Samsung Galaxy S III also shoots the better 1080p video. Detail level is about the same, but the GS III again manages to expose the whole scene a bit better. Where The S III really outshines the One X, though, is that it records video at the smooth 29 fps, while the One X is limited to 24 fps, making its video seem a bit more choppier.

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Multimedia:

Obviously, both the Galaxy S III and the One X would be great companions when it comes to multimedia.

The One X puts a bit more focus on music playback through its integration with Beats Audio, that's why it might appeal more to those people who listen to a lot of music on their devices. Still, the Galaxy S III isn't really barebones in this respect as well, as it has a Sound Alive equalizer with many presets, which should let you achieve similar quality.

The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III


Beats Audio is available in the music player of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Beats Audio is available in the music player of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Beats Audio is available in the music player of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Beats Audio is available in the music player of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Beats Audio is available in the music player of the HTC One X - Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Beats Audio is available in the music player of the HTC One X


It's debatable which of the two offers better movie-watching capabilities. Both screens are almost equally big, and while the GS III is able to display some more vibrant colors, the One X is still not too far behind, keeping everything much more real at the same time. It will obviously be a matter of personal preference whether you'd select the HD Super AMOLED or S-LCD 2 experience.

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posted on 16 May 2012, 08:22 8

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This is a class of the titans. I've yet to see a galaxy s3 in the flesh so i've holded off buying a one x till i can seen them side by side.

The One X aswell as the One S are currently coming with free beats headphones and we are selling out of them weekly,it'll be interesting to see in a few weeks how the sales battles will go with the s3 out!!

posted on 16 May 2012, 15:37 2

71. hc3000 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Bender rocks!

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:54

87. sniper1087 (Posts: 526; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


What? From what I heard they come with beats audio, no beats headphones, the headphones are whatever htc bundles with, o beats brand on them. Beats audio is only better if you buy the headphones which means more money to invest.

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:19 3

94. tedkord (Posts: 13020; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Beats is hype altogether, with or without the headphones.

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:43 1

99. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


the X and S do not come with beats.....what are you talking about

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:56

117. notso (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Your command of the english language underwhelms me.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:27 5

2. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Just S III and nothing else...
Wait to see WP8 version of GS III and then WP goes for Samsung too;)

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:47 6

11. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Yes, history repeats, gs2 outperformed sensation last year.

So if any one buys HTC one x international ,.. wil see again what they say lasy year,.. galaxy beating htc..again.

But in US version SoC are same crapdragon s4.. so difficult to choose.

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:17 6

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Samsung Fanboy

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:06 9

54. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You're actually the Samsung hater. =]

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:10 1

108. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Not the biggest fan .
But i dont hate Samsung
I hate their loud Fanboys always bashing Apple's tail keep saying themselve on android side but actually on Samsung side , check this article for example .
Samsung make a lot of stuff in house and supply it to other companies .
So like it or not your phone will have something samsung in it and i prefer it that way

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:27 1

3. mercorp (Posts: 1034; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


No beats.clarify.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:28 3

4. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


What? Free Beats headphones? Since when, how, who?
I bought the One S and it came with a kick in the butt instead of ANY headphone!

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:38

9. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The availability depends on your location geographically,Initial batchs of the phones didn't have beats headsets bundled in the phones but in the last few weeks they have been. I've even seen the One V with beats headsets bundled with the now. Bare in mind they ibeats inear headsets which are bundled with the phones not over ear headsets.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:30 4

5. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I can predict the conclusion easily because PA marked GS3 9.3 point while One X had onlly 7.8 point.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:35 6

8. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I've read all of the article already. It's a good review although i think it'll be better if there is a comparison video.

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:16 11

24. Ray.S (Posts: 357; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


The video will be up very soon! :P

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:38

40. Retro-touch (Posts: 274; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


The s3 comes in 3 versions, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with ability to expand with 64GB and also there is 50GB of dropbox for 2 years you should correct your reviews and head-to-head against the One X, it was officially announced from the beginning don't know why you keep rehashing your words without getting your facts straight as a reviewer

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:57 2

47. Retro-touch (Posts: 274; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Don't forget the removable battery, which you neglected to mention Ray S

posted on 17 May 2012, 01:34 1

80. Ray.S (Posts: 357; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Sorry about that. It's fixed now!

posted on 24 May 2012, 00:30

124. Edsaxy (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 May 2012)


If only one can understand what the designer and technologist had in mind than seriously honestly than we can give the guys the best credit of their marvels.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:32 11

6. intos (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


htc is much much beautifull and its seems more expensice

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:18 1

27. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


expensive*

posted on 16 May 2012, 13:13 3

64. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


are you going to use it or boast about it?
that's the main question.
if the first one get S III.

posted on 28 May 2012, 06:59

137. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


htc is much much ugly and if you did't see both devices with you eyes don't say such things. one x is ugly

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:34 9

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Thank you Ray S. for a good non-biased article. It seems as of late the bias is disappearing quite a bit. Except toward HTC lol

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:50 6

15. wendygarett (unregistered)


Just wait and see the comparison with iphone4s, then you may have different conclusion :D

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:05 5

20. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Im actually starting to respect Ray actually. If he doesn't like HTC or android in general and prefers the iphone its his opinion not mine. I have mine, he has his, you have yours, and so on

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:12

22. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ya you're probably (definitely) right...

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:44 2

51. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


same here. if Ray or someone else likes iphone or any other device, then its a personal choice. all we want is an unbiased and honest opinion. again a good job done Ray.

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