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Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

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Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
We'd prefer the Galaxy S III when it comes to phone calling. That's because its earpiece tends to be louder, while the voices sounding through it are also deeper, probably thanks to the special EQ that's implemented. Meanwhile, the One X isn't a bad device to use for phone calls, but it's a bit quieter and not as impressive with its quality.

Neither Samsung, nor HTC have announced official talk and stand-by times for the batteries inside the Galaxy S III and One X. The S III features a 2100mAh unit, while the One X sticks with a slightly more modest one of 1800mAh. This difference alone probably won't affect the battery life much, instead, it will largely depend on your usage pattern. For example, if you're doing pretty much everything on your phone, including email, browsing, calling, texting, gaming and so on, and if you do it a lot, then both handsets will need to be recharged at the end of each day. However, if you are more of a moderate user (and again, the definition of moderate will vary from user to user), then we can see the S III and X being capable of working for up to 2 days on a single charge.

All in all, if you aren't content with the battery life of your handset, try optimizing its power usage a bit by setting auto brightness on, lowering the brightness, quitting unnecessarily running apps, etc.


Conclusion:

Well, folks, it should have become clear by now that the Galaxy S III will once again rule the land of Android, at least until a better contender arrives on the scene. For now, however, the powerful HTC One X isn't capable enough to question its leadership. Although HTC's offering is arguably better when it comes to appearance and overall design, the Galaxy S III is unbeatable as far as user experience goes and that's what's more important. Why would you need a good-looking phone that takes mediocre images and video, and has a number of nasty issues in its software? Meanwhile, the Galaxy S III may not be the most beautiful phone ever, but it does everything right in terms of functionality, meaning it will cause you far less trouble during day-to-day usage.

Once again, HTC's finest will have to play second-best to the Galaxy S phone of the year.


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posted on 16 May 2012, 08:22 8

1. andro. (Posts: 1936; 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: 351; 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: 4530; 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: 137; 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: 967; 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: 1936; 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: 781; 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: 781; 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: 253; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


The video will be up very soon! :P

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:38

40. Retro-touch (Posts: 252; 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 17 May 2012, 01:34 1

80. Ray.S (Posts: 253; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Sorry about that. It's fixed now!

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:57 2

47. Retro-touch (Posts: 252; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


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

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: 86; 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.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:52 2

52. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


If someone was to write a review for a professional tech blog, I don't think a writer should hold any personal opinion in the article that he/she wrote. The comparison reviews should provide the pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages of the devices. Then based on the facts given in the article, the readers could decide themselves on the winner.

If it's a personal blog, then it's a different case.

posted on 16 May 2012, 20:53 1

74. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


What you asking is logically not possible. Every tech site will have different ways and different opinions of a phone, you have to have a personal opinion.

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:30 1

89. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


That's where you're wrong, the personal opinion come from unprofessional writing. Anyone who at least took high school English will be taught to be objective within a research assignment without leaving personal opinion. So it is possible, is just most people choose not to.

I do agree that the One X has a lot of problem, but none that can't be fixed. The writing of this article needs to be more objective, especially the conclusion, where the writer just pretty much bashes the HTC device. To me, GSMArena's comparison shows much more professionalism even tho they do show opinions.

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:03

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


there is no such thing as objectivity. There is always something which is not objective and that why people have different opinions. For you one thing is objective for me is other thing so there is objectivity

posted on 30 May 2012, 02:48

156. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Hey ,
If he has his opinion then he should not be a reporter !!
A reporter always has to be NEUTRAL !!

DUMBO

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:46 6

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ray,
you and I are going to continue to butt heads over plastic.. lol

just for reference, both phones are made out of the exact same plastic, which is the same used in the Nokia 900. they just have different finishes on that plastic. a small adjustment needed in an otherwise good review.

so basically the oneX doesn't hold a candle. there went HTCs hope of a big come back. between s4 supply issues, software issues, and now import issues... its not the START HTC needs.

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:21 2

30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


s3 is not polycarbonate unibody , just regular plastic right ?
After holding a Black OneS i can say that its the best phone to hold and feel for now .
But would i buy one ? No , quad core OneX for me please .
Although my friend says OneS better as cheaper , snapdragon 4 , amoled screen , better design

posted on 16 May 2012, 12:38 4

60. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


no its not polycarbonate unibody as it has removable battery but the back is made out of polycarbone still so if the material of the one x and lumia is considered premium then so should the s3's...the fact that the battery is removable should be considered a bonus...also regardless if a phone is unibody or not it should matter how the phone feels when all the pieces are together.

posted on 17 May 2012, 07:14

85. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Apple and HTC is always talking about their unibody design

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:34

95. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they are unibody, the SGS3 is not.. thats what taz was saying.

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:13

110. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-power-of-the-1-over-mobile-devices-expandable-memory-and-removable-batteries_id28636

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:19

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


s3 is polycarbonate

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:24 3

32. ph00ny (Posts: 595; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not to mention the fact that samsung uses magnesium frame under the plastic. GS2 was damn impressive with 0 flex or creak

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:31

36. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


really ?

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:35 4

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


Actually yes i can vouch for him. My epic touch has betterbuild quality creak wise and sturdyness wise than my old evo, my inspire, the echo i had, and every other phone ive owned

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:06

107. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


all i know is the s2 is a tough bitch
My father dropped his on shoulder height and its still works fine
But isnt Unibody better ?
There is a survey that most people dont want SD slots or removable batteries why samsung put them in anyway

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:01 1

111. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


it depends how the phone is built to be honest,sometimes oems make removable back so when it drops the back cover comes off which somehow reduces the chance of damage...lol cant remember where i read this again but its what i read..again probably not with all phones and depends on the design..personally unibody feels better in the hand but for me i need the removable battery and sd slot so for me the sacrifice of a unibody design for those 2 features is worth it.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:48 7

12. musa00783 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


galaxy is best

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:48 7

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


I have a bad feelings that ray still hate oneX eventhough he didnt mentioned it XP

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:49 6

14. kylehudsons (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Well, for my comparison I think both are on par...
With the spec sheets and all I say both are Number 1....

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:59 3

16. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Great review. And it's up to personal taste, but the last sentences made everything clear, if you need everything snappy and fast, you should buy Samsung Galaxy S III and that's what I will be doing. I may wait a little bit tough, because I wanna see Samsung's WP 8 version of Galaxy S III. With Exynos and WP 8 as OS, that will rock indeed! :D

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:02 7

17. gearboxboi (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Wonder how much Samsung and Apple is paying Ray S. Hmmm...

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:23

31. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


i think apple pay him more
But thats a good thing as it may boost apple's sales more

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:03 4

18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung must make every phone with the highest quality material in order to compete with Apple. Currently Samsung make phones with all plastic materials looks and feels cheap.

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:24

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


it is not plastic and if you want phone made of glass and when you drop it to throw it into the basket ok then buy iphone (iphones actually) and both one x and s3 looks better enough

posted on 16 May 2012, 09:05 3

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


http://blog.gsmarena.com/which-virtual-personal-assistant-is-best-for-you-siri-vs-s-voice-vs-speaktoit-assistant/

enjoy watching.
In my opinion it just shows how far behind samsung is compared to apple. I'm not speaking in general but about s assistant. They wanted to make something similar and probalby better than siri and they failed. That's a gimmick.
That's the main difference. When apple does something it is polished (mostly). Samsung (the others too) makes an imitation trying to catch up rotten apple.
Haters and no-haters.
I don't like neither samsung nor apple.
I just thought it would be funny to see "assistant results" and who is better.

posted on 16 May 2012, 13:17

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


obviously the truth is painful

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:03 2

106. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


ever tried updating a samsung device via KIES ?
That piece of stupid software will drive you nuts
Samsung Fanboys have never touched KIES
Tried to update my dad's GS2 on sunday and that software is unstable , slow , always fails to connect the phone or simply said Update FAIL .
At least sensation have OTA update

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:26

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


obviuosly you are blind :D:D:D:D

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:25

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


no one cares about siri

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