Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X: Which one do you prefer?

Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X: Which one do you prefer?
We are sure that many a people out there are currently wondering which Android smartphone to get - the awesome Samsung Galaxy S III, or the fantastic HTC One X. And then we know there are those who would just love to be able to express their opinion on which Android smartphone is the best right now.

So we decided to turn to our friendly office mascot, Mr. Bajangles, who's a stuffed monkey, by the way, and ask him what we should do about it...

PA - "Hey, Mr. Bajangles," we said, "what a fine day for blogging today, eh?"

Mr. Bajangles - "What do you want, you bockhead?"

PA - "Geez, someone's gotten out of the wrong side of the bed today, huh?"

Mr. Bajangles - "Yeah, and you stink!"

PA - "Alright, listen... we've been thinking about those people wondering which Android superphone they should get - the Galaxy S III, or the One X, you know?"

Mr. Bajangles - "....?"

PA - "So we wanted to ask you to give us an idea what we should do to help them out!"

Mr. Bajangles - "Well, why don't you just post a poll, and let everyone do the job for you?"

PA - "Mr. Bajangles... you are one smart monkey!"

And so, shortly after we had our little talk with Mr. Bajangles, here it is, our poll, which lets all of you guys share your opinion on which phone you think is the better one - the Galaxy S III, or the One X. Let's see which Android handset is the people's champion right now!

Which phone do you prefer?

Samsung Galaxy S III

Related phones

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



130. Tito73

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Well, different cpu, 32nm s3 and 40 for one x, at the beginning one x, not xl 28nm that I think should not have had the one x hardware and software problems, was really not ready, they took more than 5 months to get a good user experience with ics4.0.4, s3 after one month and a couple of updates was already good, on the net is full faulty phones reports, I read about radio signals problems, screen problems,...much more for htc one x and one s than for s3, i like both phones but after having had so many problems with one s, I decided to buy s3 because I tought I could have problems again with one x!my s2 was almost perfect and Infact no problems at all! One s is really nice but,...all the brands can have a number of faulty phones and have periods of bad business but htc is now loosing market share day after day, I do not think that is only a marketing problem! Also htc tab pen flyer was a good idea, completely abandoned, taken by sammsung and very well implemented! I had a very good experinece only with one htc, sensation xl, single core very well optimized with beats audio, but for me too heavy! I need my jeans on,....he he

128. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Shouldn't had the HTC evo 4G lte haha

124. damemalov

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

HTC One X definitely. It has a better screen, a better built and it's better looking. About the non-removable battery. Since gingerbread came out, I have never removed the battery on mu Desire HD. And carrying an extra with me is nonsense. The phone lasts whole day with WiFi an 3G on. And not having a micro-SD slot is not a problem. Maximum size of an SD card that you can use on the S3 is 32 GB, and the ONE X already comes with that much storage. And why would anybody want to swap SD card especial when you have most of your apps on the card.

125. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

SD card for media files, most especially when these Monsters take huge sized images and HD videos. If the reason why HTC didn't include the expandable MSDC is to keep the HOX's solid build, (like Nokia's excuse with the Lumia 920) i'd go for practicality and choose expandable memory card + interchangeable battery over build quality. Just my arrogant opinion.

123. ambrown

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I want to see this redone with a 3 way vs vote for the HTC One x, the Samsung Galaxy S3, and the new Motorola Droid Razr HD Maxx! :-D

118. TMach unregistered

I am not quite sure why people comment from a position of ignorance. I have both the S3 (crack fixed at a cost of £135 ouch) and One X. Since the upgrade of the One X to 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1, my battery lasts pretty much all of two full days, so No, the battery does not suck. As for Smart Stay, it is glitchy and not 100% and to all intent and purpose is a gimmick and superfluos as is Siri on the iP4s which I also own, albeit just sitting in the drawer! If you prefer the S3, good for you plus trolling about other brands, especially when you do not own or have used it, simply shows your myopia and fan boyism!

131. Tito73

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Yes one x 4.0.4 is now better but they took too much time in my opinion,... This applies to both htc and samsung funs,...both phones are good, in europe we do not have one xl s4 cpu, depends on your needs,...l am waiting for the new samsung and qualcomm cpu &gpu, lg G first hands on seems they are raising the bar to another level with s4pro adreno320!

112. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

First off it was unfair to compare s3 4.04 with HOX 4.03. Now that HOX now updated to 4.04 things got to be re examined. RAY S... RAY S With Jelly Bean to HOX there will be a bigger lead samsung wont keep up.

113. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Lol! Okay then will JB bring HOX better camera quality, longer, interchangeable battery, expandable memory and features like Smart Stay, Direct Call, etc? IF not, then go ahead, keep dreaming.

115. mrdey

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Also with leaked Sense 4.5 camera app, photos are much better. Currently, apps like smart stay are not useful, they suck your batt to much to use them every day. Samsung's marketing does miracles!

117. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Well, what features does hox has to brag about anyway? And Smart Stay doesn't suck too much battery like what you assume, my friend. That feature is always active on my s3 and yet my phone last for more than 24 hours with moderate use. HOX can't last that long even without features like that cuz it's battery suck.

116. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

if apple can do it y not htc one x?

119. mrdey

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Good for you then to get more than 24 hours with moderate use:) I got 11 hours only. I'm not saying S3 is a crap, but just want to tell that it is over-hyped and for me not better package than HOX.

120. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

definitely over-hyped

107. Graham

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

In this part of the world (Hong Kong), it's pretty rare to spot an HTC. For Android phones, it's pretty much Samsung all the way, with S2, Note and S3.

106. salehvahdati

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Galaxy S3 is so better ,if you saw benchmark you know Galaxy s3 is better smart phone in the world ,It's not only my opinion ,It's realy a fact

110. mrdey

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Check your benchmarks again with updated One X:D When you put both side-by-side S3 looks some kind of prehistoric...

103. winsaki234

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I prefer One X because faster software updates, better GPU but I still have to suggest HTC to use bigger betery

105. TMach unregistered

I have both and since the update of the One X to 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1, my battery outlasts my S3. The LG Optimus 4X HD has a bigger battery and barely lasts a day!

102. TMach unregistered

Perhaps PA should re-visit its review of the One X! Seems the people have spoken and prefer the One X overall, albeit by a small margin. This is the general consensus on these two beasts and in truth, I have always maintained that it is down to personal preferencebut if forced to choose, will always choose the One X.

100. Frankiebeans

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

HTC because the samsung phone is cheap and ugly looking.

99. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

My bro has the S3 and i have the One x there were some issues before the update, but after the sense 4.1 update u can clearely see the ui is much fluid than the S3 the battery life is just about the same they both are great phones. But i am someone in my own class and i love having premium things in my posession the one x gave me that classy feeling. Look at the UI look at the whites look at the way u scrool to the end how the page splits this is just beautiful someone without taste wouldnt recognize that. In my opinion S3 ui just palin boring just as galaxy nexus stock android. One x is the best phone on the market and i have already said that. You guys favourite benchmark software "QUADRANT" has proven that, and please dont say "QUADRANT" dont mean anything becasue we all use it this is what that made galaxy s2 sold many units its performance the impressive score it gave to the world over HTC back then.

98. TMach unregistered

Strange that most people who own both phones prefer the One X, or maybe not so strange. Whilst I would not say that other's comments are not relevant, I guess the comments from those who have owned or have used both handset, especially for an extended period of time, is just more relevant! As I say, I own both and prefer the One X, especially after 4.0.4 and Sense.4.1.

97. TMach unregistered

No contest as far as I am concerned. The One X wins hands down for me, although there was nothing in it at face value but the awful build quality of the SGS3 drops it down the toilet for me. I have both and never had a problem with the One X and it is just so well built and feels premium. My cracked S3 was featured after a tip off to PA and my experiences real and expensive. Samsung could have saved its face by admitting QC issues and done the honest and fair thing and that is the worst crime. Great customer service can save your bacon and reputation sometimes! Got the One X update to 4.0.4 plus Sense 4.1 today and the phone is now jaw droppingly fast. The battery is also now stellar!

94. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

SGS3, but only by a small margin. The S-LCD2 on the One X is glorious. I generally like AMOLED better, but the screen on the GS3 is far too dim for my liking, even with the brightness turned all the way up. However, I prefer Nature UX to Sense, and the SGS3 feels significantly better in the hand than the One X.

108. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

The brightness issue on the S3 is the main culprit in the devices improved battery life. Max Brightness on the S3 is 50% brightness on the One X; and Ive yet to run the One X (US Version) dry since updating to 4.0.4 and with the screen at a very bright and pleasant 50%.

93. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

features>>>>> design, thats why i would choose S3, never cared about how a phone looks while it still being powerful enough, better camera / sound? take a look at gsmarena or phone arena comparisson, One x just take oversaturated pics, (and you can change saturation in both cameras' settings), S3 have better battery, a lot better video recording quality, better compatibility with external hardware, sd slot means up to extra 64gb wich is pretty sweet and since never liked touchwiz/sense i wolud use third party launchers anyway

96. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I've seen the gsm arena comparison. In fact that's how I know that the performance gap is so slight. There's an even smaller differences between the US versions of the phones which use very similar dual-core chip-sets. My point is that SG3 (which came out at least a month after the One X) is depending on things like photo saturation and 1080 video framerates to be crowned the "Best" which are minor details when it comes to the overall user experience of the device. The audio output difference is so light you need a machine to detect it. Specs and benchmark scores are nice and all but, they are not at all the most important thing when it comes to the users enjoyment when the phones in their hands. The only thing that I could say that the SG3 has an advantage on is memory but, even that is challenged by HTC with the free 25GB of Dropbox space you get for free from when you buy a One X. Listen, the SG3 is a wonderful device that's not the problem. The problem is that the One X should not be an after thought like it has been ever since the SG3 was soon to be released. The One X is device that is just as worthy as the SG3 to be considered the best phone on the market to date. The One X is just such a pleasure to use. It feels wonderful in your hand because of the soft matte finish on the solid one-piece poly-carbonate body and the Sense 4.1 UI is both beautiful and fast. Just as the first comment said these phone are "perfectly even". While I wouldn't say they "perfectly" even the results have no reason to stray very far from that but, I'm sure that probably won't happen because of the success of Samsung's marketing, slightly differing performance stats and sales numbers boosting SG3 votes. I mean, just look at the photo they used for this poll! It's the same one from the "Samsung vs. HTC: Why Samsung's winning the fight" article. There's a reason the SG3 is in the lead and I doubt very much that it's user experience.

92. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

HTC One X all the way. The SG3 came out after the the One X so this very, very, VERY slight performance gap is expected and frankly not nearly as big as people would lead you to believe. I do not care if my internet browser opens up 0.6s faster on the SG3 or if I can physically pull out my battery (because I would never really need to). I believe that I it really comes down to user experience and the UI and the build quality of the HTC One is unmatched by the SG3's design. Touch Wiz still has design issues just as well as the actual design phone itself. The One X looks better, feels better and providers an overall more pleasing user experience in my opinion and deserves more recognition for its many strengths. The Samsung Galaxy line is becoming just as overrated as the iPhone.

91. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I'll take the one x with wp8 on it thanx.

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