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

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Aug 2012, 06:38

We are sure that many a people are currently wondering which Android smartphone to get, and then there are those who would just love to be able to express their opinion on which Android smartphone is the best right now...

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:03

38. gaurav231089 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


i vote for Omnia w or Wp...totally competes with both phones in terms of performance and i save 22000 rs if i would have bought any of this phone. Lack of some app( which doesnot matter to me ) is worthless in front of this saving....next would buy wp8 with this saving ;)

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:08 6

40. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


Sorry HTC, long time supporter but i love my 64GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 SD Card, i had to go for the Samsung

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:13 2

43. Troysyx (Posts: 181; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Its a lot harder than just picking one of the two. I have the S3 but I love the build quality of the one x, its a really sexy phone. However sense 4 is disgusting, and it completely ruins the phone for me. If HTC would cut out sense I would definitely buy their phones.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:20 1

45. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I got technical on this poll. The poll asked what we "Prefer". With that terminology, I chose HTC. I really do prefer it over Samsung. However, what will keep me from purchasing the HTC, is lack of removeable card and battery. If HTC had implemented those options, I would purchase it in a heartbeat. I will wait to see what HTC brings forth next.

So in short, I would rather wait before purchasing a Samsung product. I vote HTC for preference.

John B.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:26 1

46. tq3866 (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2011)


I have a one x and feel like the S3 is the better phone. But I don't regret getting my one x, I love it. I always get comments on it =]

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:29 2

47. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


S3 hands down. We all put our phones on cases anyway.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:30 2

48. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Now where's the Optimus 4X Ray S?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:19

69. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


LG knows it has problems when leave alone getting +ve feedback, it gets almost none!!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:38 4

49. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Screen - One X (brighter & sharper)
Build quality - One X (a lot better)
Software / User Interface - Sense looks better, Touchwiz performs better (TIE)
Features - GS3
Performance - GS3
Hardware Specs - GS3
Camera - GS3 (a little better)
Battery - GS3 (a little better + removable)
Storage - GS3 (more storage options + sd card)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:11 1

114. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Dont agree on the camera.
One x camera takes better photos in my test.
Also performance is almost Identical.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:40 1

50. AFnerdTP (unregistered)


2GB of RAM

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 09:02 1

51. danman7200 (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Both nice phones. Couple of things swayed me the the S3. Removeable Memory card the most, also removely battery. From what I've read and seen the One X battery life is massively inferior the S3 (watching films) and roughly equal for other tasks.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 09:03

52. danman7200 (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Also, if the one x had a snapdragon chipset, removeable memorry, I think I would of purchased it as prefer the design

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 09:07 2

53. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I doubt some ifans playing in favour of htc.......
Still samsung wins!!!!!!!!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 09:17 1

56. miguel6632 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2012)


i got the htc evo lte, has an expandable sd card slot. the battery is not a main issue as of right now i can make it all day no problems compared to og evo and gs2.

but the galaxy series seemed really cheap and fragile. plus i love the aluminum back on my evo.

on my other phones htc always had better signal still i have no issues with this one

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 09:43

57. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


I'm going to agree with a lot that's been said here. From my perspective, if the OneX had removeable battery and expandable storage, I would have owned one on launch day without hesitation (my contract was up).

HTC's unlocked bootloader policy is also attractive to me.

The SGS3 won because of what I consider to be necessary features, regardless of the fact that I would prefer the size, screen and build quality of the One X. I MUST be able to swap batteries when I travel. MUST.

Please don't compare carrying a dongle or expanded case battery or some other crap to just having a fully charged battery ready to go; because it's absurd. I don't buy thin phones to attach big clunky crap to them.

Both are hamstrung by bloatware and bad software, and slow updates.

As it is, I'll be putting Cyanogen 10 on it as soon as I consider it to be tolerable.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 10:06

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


This is tough.... since I have a HOX... that's what I'll vote for.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 10:06 1

60. Leo_MC (Posts: 2528; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


120 mm phone with HD display and quad core; I don't care too much for this "monsters" but if I would have to choose, HTC all the way.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 10:08 3

61. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


i got one question for you guys that constantly talk about removeable battery,do you always carry around spare battery with you? :)

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 10:37 1

63. kindahipdude (Posts: 55; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I have the SIII and my wife has the One X, so I've played with both and the SIII is WAY better. It's much more user friendly and has better features.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 11:04 4

64. gatsu (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


I upgraded from a galaxy s2 to an htc one x. I considered the galaxy s3, but when I held the s3 and the one x side by side I fell in love with the screen and build quality of the one x. That combined with the fact that the htc one x costs 50% less than the s3 made want to try it out. Out of the box the one x had minor issues mainly due to the customized AT&T firmware (linkify issue, 3 dot menu bar, no tethering) but luckily I have experience with rooting and flashing mods to my phones. I now have Sense 4.1 and android 4.0.4, with mods that fix all the issues that I had, making the HTC one X the best phone I've owned so far. As far as the non-removable battery/no SD card, I don't consider those "must have" features anymore. 16 GB is enough for me and LTE allows me to access my files from the cloud fast. The battery currently lasts almost 2 days with normal use, and I have a usb battery pack that I use to recharge when I travel. Now batteries don't last forever and so maybe I won't be able to change it out, but in a year or two I will be looking for the next phone anyway.
I know that not everyone has the skills or patience to tinker with their phones and apply mods, so for those seeking the best out of the box experience perhaps the s3 has more to offer, though I can't confirm that.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 11:33

65. 7ceez (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)


On to the next one, it's a never ending cycle now with phones constantly changing. upgrading etc. etc. any system with micro sd, nfc, quad core soc and lte (not out yet) will always have my attention but like the chameleon changing colors... I am no slave to any o.s. become versatile...used them all... just give me my specs.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 11:50 2

66. murati (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


HTC One X all the way ! At the beginning i was very skeptical about buying HTC with all the problems that he had (screen, wifi conection) but I decided anyway specially cuz of the screen and build quality. Last week I updated to 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 and now really works like a rocket :) I don't care about removable battery, had 30 phones so far and none spare batteries (wanna know how many people does have one) and 32gb for me it just too much anyway. So till now I am very satisfied with HTC, hope they will update my ONEX and that is all I need.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 03:21

121. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


hey i too have one c and 4.0.4 and damn man it runs like fireee. faster than galaxy s3 after update and now m wondering how jb s gna work. sorry samsung fanboyss u might b jeleous.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:19

132. Tito73 (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Who is the fanboy? I really hope is like you almost all are saying because I will get it soon near my s3 and I had a bad experience with the one s but good with sensation xl beatsaudio...I like both, the sense is nice even if the new touchw is immediate and takes you directly where you need to go...just my opinion

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:32

71. bigstrudel (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


The performance of the US versions of both phones is practically identical 99% of the time. So basically its a question of removable battery and memory vs superior build quality and superior display of the One X

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:57

72. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


RZR HD will beat them all

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 17:50

122. brandnew234 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


Until, unfortunately the iPhone is released, and than the HTC 5" for Verizon with two S4 cores clocked at 1.5 to 1.7GHz and Adreno 320GPU, it will have the battery life of the at&tHTC One X with the proformance of the LG Optimus G.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 13:01

73. Levon (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


S3 with polycarbonate case and not much soapy design could be nice
X1 without that camera humpback and a little shorter and narrower case also could be nice

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 13:19 1

74. jpayne7660 (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I have both a One X and the S3, my personal preference is the One X. I agree the lack of a removal battery and micro sd card causes issues, but the build quality of my One X is amazing compared to the flimsy plastic of the S3. Not to mention also the S3 is a finger print magnet!

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