Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X vs Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S: spec comparison

Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X vs Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S: spec comparison
The Samsung Galaxy S III is not only the beautiful handset with design inspired from nature and targetting - for a change - humans, but also a muscular silicon beast on the inside. The Galaxy S III runs on a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor with each of the cores running at 1.4GHz, and all of this is paired with 1GB of RAM. The effect? Smooth, lag-free transitions as we’ve seen in Samsung’s own hands-on review of the SGS III.

And that’s no surprise - after all, the new S III has to push many more pixels as the screen underwent the expected surgery to support 720x1280-pixel resolution, but opted for PenTile and Super AMOLED instead of the good old RGB.

What’s more, Samsung says it has brought a refreshed graphical processor with 65% better performance than what we see in the Galaxy S II’s Mali 400 GPU.

Save for the screen’s use of PenTile technology, the Galaxy S III seems to live up to the high expectations. But how does it fare against the competition? We’ve put its specs against the current Android high-fliers - the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung itself and the HTC One X. We’ve also included the evergreen iPhone 4S to paint a clearer picture. Finally, we’ve also included the SGS II, so you can see diff the two fast and easy.

The pure, cold technical details await you below, and you have the say - who wins the hardware race so far?


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134 Comments

1. adamhockey54

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

one x!

70. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Spec wise galaxy s3,looks wise one x. Its a hard call!

89. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Next iPhone.

2. JunaidZaka

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

Why all the hate for S3? i mean its already superior to all other phones out their The Exynos processor is going to perform better than the Tegra 3 as for people whining about the camera having only an 8mp sensor Samsung has kept the same and made it better now it has more features and take pictures really fast The screen is just gorgeous! I do agree with the fact that it looks a bit average in terms of appearence would have loved the htc one x with these specs because of its overall design

11. JunaidZaka

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

there*

106. amoled-sucks

Posts: 4; Member since: May 03, 2012

Because g3 still lags behind x one and 4s.

123. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

other than not having a rgb screen,how does it lag behind the one x,it has bigger battery,faster processor,removable battery and sd card...lol seriously how on earth is it lagging behind the 4s..what does the 4s have that the s3...and before you say the one x has better build and material,they are both made out of polycarbonate

134. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree! taz89 I am all in for G3, I was going to get the HTC X But no removable battery and sd card. But when I heard about the G3, I am all over that when it makes it to the US. So leg behind from other commentors is a joke. Alfa dog here and now is the Samsing G3.

111. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Haters are going to hate, and when some phone brings so much hype it will always get people telling how much better some other option is, be it the truth or not. The more success Samsung has the worse it will become. I think the phone it's gorgeous, it's just not for me as I don't like phones with such a huge screens. So I'll keep dreaming of a Samsugn Galaxy S II plus (with an upgraded screen resolution of 540 x 960 and the new 4212 32 nm Soc for better battery life). That would be perfect for me.

115. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Don't forget, expandable SD slots and removable battery, on top of that the battery is bigger than any of the HTC...

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

64Gb+64GB micro sd=128GB's over any other phone usually maxing at 64 with or without expansion? Game splurge here i come!

51. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Is it able to accept 64GB micro SDs? I know a lot of phones out there can only support up to 32. In any case, it would be more than most of the competition (with the exception of the PadFone, which has 64 built-in, has a Micro SD slot, and the keyboard dock has 2 USB ports plus a full-size SD slot, which totals out to potentially support hundreds of GBs... but again, that's including the keyboard...)

58. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It more than likely does if its considering itself flagship. Some phones say they support up to 32 but actually support 64. Im hoping so because i have 5 8gb sd cards i have to use and its extremely frustrating having to switch

124. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

yep has support for the new 64gb micro sd cards

107. amoled-sucks

Posts: 4; Member since: May 03, 2012

No way 64 + 64. Not on this cheap plastic POS.

117. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

How often are you breaking phones or sit back and say man if only my phone was steel then I could.... what nothing gtfoh its a phone h

133. willardspivens

Posts: 1; Member since: May 25, 2012

@ amoled-sucks, How about saying at least one thing to backup your ignorant remarks? What are you? Some screen tech buff? Do you even know the difference between LCD Plus, Super AMOLED Plus, and Retina Display--and how they really affect the viewing experience? Give us something good so that we don't think your some iPhone prude that doesn't know why they like one thing over another. Anything....Say something intellegent and leave your wit at the door.

108. wendygarett unregistered

samsung has doing a good job for the memory part... but in term of price... (assume the price is same) Galaxy s3 = Free 16gb internal + expensive microSD One X = Free 32gb internal + 2years Free 25gb dropbox Therefore i pick one X :)

118. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

gs3 = up to 64Gb + 50g of dropbox + removable larger battery + better processor One x = no comparison Try again oh I have an idea get a blackberry

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

holey cow that i4s is a mouse compared to all the other sets.

37. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

yes it looks like a mouse and the android phones looks like elephant.. that reminds me of the fable.. where an elephant was scare of the mouse

57. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha good one...

59. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Gallito zing!! Good one my friend.

71. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

except some mice aren't mice,they are vermin rats ;-)

74. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and you're iPhone is the one that's a mouse. small screen small battery life. NO AMOLED screen.

88. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

get amoled out of your rear end.. PA told you amoled is over rated. LG makes better screens..

84. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

OK let me rephrase that.. looks like a steam engine in the era of jet fighters. good comeback though..lol

105. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

But unluckily in the real world the elephant just walks over the mouse without even realising it was there. sorry to burst your bubble of ignorance. is that what the i in iphone stands for?? ignorance. i dont think so but in your case it definitely is the case. i(gnorant)phone fan. lol

120. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

in the real world the iphone and the samsung models are just that.. cellphones.. seems that you are the bigger idiot

125. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

true that and couldnt agree more and yet we will still argue over it lol

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