Poll results: Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

Poll results: Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X
Do you want to know what's the outcome of the biggest Android clash? Last week, we posted a poll, asking you which smartphone do you prefer, with the options being the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X - one of the very best Android handsets around.

Well, it was a tough fight indeed, but the Galaxy S III came out victorious in the end, although with not such a big margin. The Galaxy S III managed to preserve its lead almost throughout the whole duration of the poll, but some of you may have noticed that at the very end, the One X somehow finished ahead. That sudden lead seemed quite strange so we decided to investigate. It turned out that a total of 884 votes for the One X have come from a single IP, meaning that someone out there wanted the One X to win really bad. Of course, we filtered out those votes and the end results are as follows: the Samsung Galaxy S III wins with 3273 votes, followed by the HTC One X with 2477.

What do you think has made most users vote in favor of the Galaxy S III?

Which phone do you prefer?

Samsung Galaxy S III
56.92%
HTC One X
43.08%

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
One X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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38 Comments

38. geoffers247

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Every GSIII that i've come across looks destroyed.... I've had my One X since they came out & it still looks like it just came out of the box; even after a few drops on the pavement . It's One X for me because of the better build quality!

37. RicoNZ

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 19, 2012

HTC's failure to upgrade their last "flagship" device the Desire HD past Gingerbread has pushed me firmly towards the SGS3.

34. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

After using the SGS3 for over a month, I felt that my old HTC Desire Z which is almost 2 years old was better in many respects that the SGS3. First of all, my Desire Z automatically looks through my contacts and asks if I want to merge multiple contacts into a single one. The SGS3 does not do this and requires me to manually merge contacts. On top of that, I can only merge 5 contacts into 1. I had a 6th one and could not merge it. When I copied my music onto the Desire Z, all of the album cover art copied over as well. Not so for the SGS3. I had to find an app to get album covers. It only automatically did about 90% of them and I had to manually attach the remaining 10% of the songs myself. HTC Sense had some really nice widgets that I used. TouchWiz does not have equivalents. I had to download some that are similar, but inferior to the Sense widgets that I liked. The Twitter and Calendar widgets are the ones I use from Sense and on the SGS3, I had to use inferior ones. The Calendar app on the SGS3 does not allow me to change the default ringtone. I found that it wasn't just me, but others that had the same issue. I never had this issue with my HTC phone. When one of my home screens are full on the SGS3, there is no way to rearrange any objects without deleting something and then adding it back in. On the Desire Z, if I move an object on a home screen to another location, it will swap that object with the other object(s). This works great if I want to swap a 4x1 widget with 4 icons above it. I just long tap the widget, drag it up and Sense would swap the widget with the 4 icons. So far, software wise, there really isn't anything on the SGS3 that I really wished I had on my Desire Z other than a better battery indicator. (Whoopie!) Obviously, the hardware on the SGS3 blows the Desire Z away. Software wise, HTC on an old phone blows the SGS3 away. Unfortunately, my carrier does not offer the One X. If it did, I would have chosen that one instead of the SGS3. The more I use the SGS3, the more I miss my old Desire Z. I would have kept using the Desire Z for perhaps another year if the battery did not fail on it.

33. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Whats really impressive is that the One X got 46% of the vote despite only being available on AT&T vs all 4 carriers for the S3. especially when you consider the huge difference between the advertising of the two devices

32. qdigga

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I chose the SIII because I love the battery life on this thing, the 2GB of RAM and it doesnt have SENSE. Coming from 3 previous Sense phones (Evo Shift, Evo 4G and 3D), I needed a change and wanted to omit the stutter and reboots. I looked into the new Evo4GLTE (fraternal One X twin) and it was, eh, ok. The Sammy left a good impression on me...granted I quickly threw Nova on it RIGHT after I got it, while still at the Sprint store, lol....

31. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Both are winner in my eyes. Coming from upgrading from Atrix 4G to HTC One X. Those two phones are just monster, no doubt.

30. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

At first glance these phones are basically the exact same - same processor, HD screen, etc... But The SIII has tons of little tiny things over the One X. For example, Samsung has truly tried to make the user experience easier and better, and they succeeded. They have things like smart stay, a very good preloaded notepad, and overall it's just much easier to navigate and learn how to use. Not to mention the removable battery, expandable storage, extra gig of ram, slightly larger screen, and bigger battery. The only thing the One X has, I'd say, over the SIII is it feels better in the hand.

29. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I prefer GS3 simply because I find TouchWiz more user friendly and intuitive. Sense looks nice, but isn't as functional. Try the widget system on the OneX and GS3 and you'll find TouchWiz is rather straight forward.

28. LodeStar

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

eew.. sense! no way im gonna use htc & sense again.. touchwiz FTW!

25. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

and yes dont worry about this poll guys who wanna buy one x. cause its on older version. compare WITH ANDROID 4.0.4 and samsung is no where near to htc in any aspect. M GONNA SELL MY SAMSUNG GS3 NOW. ppl always give biased decisions without using the phones actually. they use one only and offcorse they vote for the one they use. where as IAM USING BOTH. so is the reason m giving my reviews. read my review above, all aspects covered. thanx.

24. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

well wellll guyss. read this comment its imp. first of all i just got my htc one x update to version 4.0.4 and damn damn its on fire. buttery smooth. and definately better than samsung gs3. i mean it. look i have both phones. i use samsung gs3 and htc one x. at first sammy seem better but to b frank it actually sucks on looks and its cheap body. the decision is not biased at all cause i like samsung hardware. but when i updated my htc one x , it showed better results. and a very smooth user interface this time with no lags at all. on the other hand sammy still has lags. and user interface sucks. battery has improved a lot . i literally mean it. for those who think i am a htc fanboy, m sorry for them. cause i love samsung phones but this is clear that htc has a better ui and better body and looks .and if jelly bean comes god htc s gna b on fire. and m not giving this review just like that, its a USER REVIEW. and i m not in a mood to hurt samsung fanboys here. its just my experience with both phones. good luck htc ur better, far more better

23. Manos

Posts: 16; Member since: May 16, 2012

Why do the PA readers vote for the gs3? Easy, 'cause in all the comparisons you have run in the past, you declared the gs3 as the clear winner. But you have never done a comparison between these two with one x running the last version of sense. I bought the gs3 and swapped it for the X as soon as it got updated. Compare them, show the people and do the pole again...

18. lintek

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

a seller lent me an htc on x and a galaxy s3 to play around for a week before i buy one.. after a week of testing and reviews, i made the right choice.. after posting this comment, i won't read anymore comments and reviews because i am totally convinced own the best smartphone in the world! The Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300! BOOM! ;p

15. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Some scumbag One X nerd fans trying to cheat a poll? lol! That's just lame and pathetic.

22. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Mayb this guy polled from his S3

14. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

LG Optimus G !

16. MeoCao unregistered

I saw the picture and like it. It's completely different from old LG phones and beautiful. This is a beast.

11. Mehdi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

The basic reason for choosing S3 over One X was the fact of battery life. I have read many reviews about the battery life of One X which has distracted me from owing a One X. SD card does not a real matter for me as built in 16 GB memory is enough for me...

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The specs. A lot of people are just spec hungry, and since the GS3 has the best A-9 quad-core processor (or 2 GB RAM, depending where you live), obviously they are going to go for that without considering much else. Though that covers a fair portion of people, another portion just enjoy Touchwiz UX better than Sense 4. Whether because Sense is too heavy for them, or they just like the overall UI and features of Touchwiz better is up to the person. I'm pretty basic with my GS2, my needs are easily met by the dual-core Snapdragon S3, even though being one of the lowest performing dual-cores on the market (web browsing could be better though). So anything more than that would be pretty negligible. I probably wouldn't notice the difference in speed between the One X and GS3, except maybe in web browsing with the One X because Sense 4 is kind of weird with that. I'm most likely going to get the next Nexus, and I will be content with that for a long while if the rumored specs are true, until a couple years of updates when it starts to slow down a bit. I really don't understand people that are just like, "OMG I need a quad-core 2 GHz processor and a 1080p 4.5" display with 4 GB of RAM!" And all they do is just text, watch Youtube, and play Angry Birds. That's just ridiculous.

9. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

I just updated my one x to sense 4.1 and omfg its like a new phone. Instant response times and really fluid.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

lol @ the 884 votes from 1 IP address. That person's sure a HTC fan..

8. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Wonder where that IP originates from... HTC? lol nah, jokes aside both good phones.

20. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

The guy/gal sure doesnt seem to keep too busy with other stuff in life!

27. AFnerdTP unregistered

more like 67.263% to S3 without 884 votes

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If HTC had microsd. Maybe removable battery. It would've definitely won.

6. GeekMovement unregistered

+ 2gb ram.

26. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

2GB of ram is nice, but not super duper necessary. I'd be willing to compromise on that one.

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

MicroSD + Removable battery = say goodbye to beautiful monolithic design.

35. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

No, just removable battery. MicroSD could be like the SIM card.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can't go wrong with either one. I personally like Sense, but Verizon didn't offer the phone, coupled with my preference for a removable battery and microsd, and it had to be the SGS3. Though, I was planning on waiting for the RAZR HD. But now that's not an option.

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