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

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

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)
Physical size4.7 inches4.80 inches4.70 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
312 ppi306 ppi318 ppi
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
System chip
Nidia Tegra 3 AP37Exynos 4412Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
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 
Camera8 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile13 megapixels, Immobile
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.6 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Front-facing cameraOther1.9 megapixelsYes
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
GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS



2. wendygarett unregistered

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

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

24. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 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

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

64. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

44. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

No, they buy it because of marketing.

29. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Yup i do agree one x design more sexy

52. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

One X design is better.

71. selena

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 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 tutorial

72. JasonJia11

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

12. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

53. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 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

66. nsnk86

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

54. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

are you watching a po*n movie

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

still waiting for nexus

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

26. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

we just have to wait a mont for a real comparison

50. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yea, very true

67. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

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

5. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

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

20. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


40. TalkingTechy

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

60. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

600 ppi should be the long term goal. isn't 1080p on a 5 inch screen less than that?

65. D3VR04

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

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

6. shammont

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

9. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

14. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

'Im glad to see someone think logically........although they could of made it better with the S4 pro and 2gb of 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

55. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

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