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HTC One X vs Apple iPhone 4S

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Apr 2012, 08:30

The HTC One X has been one of the most-anticipated handsets for the first half of this year, and for a reason – this is the first phone powered by a quad-core processor, and not only that. The One X seems like a dream come true for every geek with passion for smartphones. However, it's not only specs these days, so you can't judge a device by its specs sheet. It is time for the One X to go through the ultimate test. It's time for it to face the iPhone 4S!...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:08 2

7. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

You could say which one is better without the effort of this review. Apple (an american OS with a US device) against HTC (a doubtfull stolen american OS and chinese, pardon taiwanese device). The one sells 4 milion in a weekend, the other sells this much in about 2 months or more. Hmm, I wonder which one is better...:)

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:24 12

12. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

hmm u sir, are a twat.

Stolen OS??? Android was in production before the iphone. in regards to it being american, surely americans would prefer the larger screens so their fat stupid hands can use the phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:37 2

15. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Hmm, isn't bollocks your mother's name? Handroid was not in production on ANY commercial device before iOS came on iPhone. If it's not stolen than why it looks 90% like iOS, why there are 1 gazillion patent infringments against this so-called OS, why the early 2007 Handroid versions looked 90% like Blackberry's? Simply because they copy what's best on the market. And want to make money from you, without paying patent tax.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:21 9

29. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

"Handroid was not in production on ANY commercial device before iOS came on iPhone"

are you retarded ? Just because it wasnt commercially aware, doesn't mean it wasn't in production. Android was primary built to take on RIM, but android turned into its own OS.

How do you like the notifications bar on ios? remind you of anything, as for patents dont even get me started, its all BS sometimes apple wins some times whoever they are suing wins.

Google and motorola recently got Iphone 4 banned in germany for patent infringement, its all swings and rounds you dumb hick.

there is no real difference in IOS from 2007 to 2012, Apple mug their consumers and practically laugh in your face.

Apple didnt make SIRI they brought the company that did! SIRI was orginally on the app store free to download. Apple brought it, removed it, sold as an exclusive feature for the 4S!!!!! ahahahh

and mugs like you lap it up. haha i just lol in your face

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:05 2

55. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

So do i!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 13:19 3

60. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

People bye iphone for fashion and style thats all!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:03 1

75. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

Im pretty sure that not a single hardware component of any iphone generations, ever made, was manufactured nor assembled in the states

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:08 3

8. bucky (Posts: 3136; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I agree with this review.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:55 2

20. GellerDoesDallas (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

This is such an easy win for the One X, it's good to see you agree Bucky.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:15 19

9. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

What's that ugly little phone doing next to the One X?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:23 8

10. bitlebron (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

lol.. this is underwhelmin' ... HTC one X is way better than d Iphone 4s... i think this comparison shouldn't be @all...... W..T...

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:23 13

11. nbannis (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

Phonearena... You let me down once again. The one x review you did was disgustingly biased. Now ,of course, with the comparison to the iPhone. First, the iPhone doesn't compare in any way to all of the new high end android with 720p screens. Second, every other tech site including engadget say this is the best android phone to date. What's with you guys??! Your facts are also severely misleading considering that it video capture is at a full 30 fps according to HTC and every other tech info site. The camera quality is clearly better or at least the same as the iphone. This phone is better or equal to every recent android phone you've reviewed yet the one x gets a 7.8!!!?? You people are inconsistent and misguided. This comparison and review of the one x has really turned me off from this site. You all allow personal opinions to mess with your reviews. Especially with the keyboard! Really!! A 3.5 inch screen is better to type on than a 4.7 incher. That makes perfect sense. Browser text reflow? Really? You can turn it off and that issue(if it is an issue) can be fixed with a simple update. dumb.....

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 05:45

97. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

Yes, even from the pics which have been shrunk for the HTC to make them look alike, I could not see how it would be better to type on that iPhone than on the ONE X?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:32 1

14. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)

More approachable design for iPhone 4s? Dafuq? Oh right, I remember. iPhone 4s is more approachable because it will not impress you the first time you see it, while the One X will definitely struck you just like meeting a celebrity.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:42 9

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Ray S. citation:
"As we've said before, we don't care if it's Apple, HTC, Samsung, Google, or whichever company it is that has produced a certain device. It also doesn't matter if it's Android or iOS... or bada, webOS or Windows Phone. What matters for us is the quality of execution of the particular device (in every respect), and how well it'd serve customers during their day-to-day routine."

What a "nice" story, before a verdict and it was used like a pillow before impact...

Sorry, but In my opinion it was biased!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:45 7

19. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

ray is paid by apple to moreover, most tech sites are paid by apple to continue to promote the iturd. it is the only rational conclusion. how could every single phone coming out, be it, windows, android, blackberry, etc always loose in a contest to this 2007 POS? no it is not a conspiracy, just common sense. How could this old tech OS beat this bad arse phone? money. that is what. look at every movie you see, how many times do you see the actors using computers, laptops, with apples lit up on the back. when is the last time you saw a HP logo lit up or Dell. ALso commercials, ever notice that when a company is showing you their alarm control app, etc..they show an iphone of some sort. interesting also that they are the richest company. so, my conclusion is that PA is on the iturd payroll as well. we all know the truth i think though.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:57 14

21. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

iOS is basically an App Drawer. If you want to set up your Android Homescreen to be like an App Drawer you can. So what I don't understand is: If Android OS gives you the choice to personalize your user experience however you like be that simplistic or complex and, iOS does not even bother to give you the option. How is it that iOS's "simplicity" it's greatest treat?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:12

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 24960; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Shutup meg

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:53 2

74. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Get lost. go to prison.....

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:31

35. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Exactly. well said

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:12 1

24. tariqinifinityblade (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

guys this comparison is not biased i used both of these smartphones and i have to say that the iphone 4s is way better than htc one x i mean what's the point of a quad core cpu on a weak gpu like nvidia tegra 3 the powervr sgx543mp2 on the iphone 4s is twice as fast as the tegra 3 thae ios is more stable and userfriendly os than android the appstore has more apps than play store i mean don't get me wrong i like android a lot i used android and it's awesome more open and customizable but i think that android still has a lot of work to catch up to apple's ios.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:22 1

91. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

First off, they are comparing it to the dual core US version, not the Quad Core version. Second, you have never used the OneX. Third, the Tegra is not twice as slow, in fact in 99% of apps the Tegra is faster than the A5, it is only in gaming that it is slower and 99% of the time it is because of a lack of actually being optimized. See, the Tegra 3 uses a proprietary coding system to optimize its games whereas the iOS does not. So if you aren't using these libraries on the Tegra of course it will be slower. Of course you knew that, right? You obviously knew why Tegra releases "THD" versions of games with enhanced graphics and no slow down? You knew why benchmarks that don't run these optimized libraries would show it running slower? No? Didn't think so.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 00:54

113. tariqinifinityblade (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

dude first i used my friend's htc one x wich is the quad core version second apple iphone 4s gpu powervr sgx543mp2 is twice as fast as the tegra 3 one see the comparisons and the benchmarks between those two then comment besides what is the use of a quad core cpu like tegra 3 if there is no apps optimized for it i used a lot of android smartphones but apple's ios is miles ahead of android sorry but that's the truth what i like about android that it's more open os than the ios but still can't catch up to ios yet.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:12

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4322; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Why is every phone compared to iphone????
HTC is not a fruit, it's a vegetable!! Not a fair comparision!!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:21 8

30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Omg Ray you stuffed beyond belief with this article.
I wouldn't change my year old single core Android phone for iPhone 4s., and you, a supposed phone enthusiast, would pick it over this HTC?!?
AND, you even think sensation or rezound are better than One x!!
Go get your head examined.

What a disgrace for this site ..

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:29 5

31. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

iOS more intuitive, more polished, simpler than Android?!?
Watch this!!


oh and yeah, more stable?
myths debunked long ago by studies you even posted on this site!!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:51 1

40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Thanks for the link, darac! Really nice video!

Here is part 2:http://goo.gl/CQz77

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 11:13 1

44. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Yeah nice video.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:30 2

32. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

I still don't believe the iPhone 4s has better camera. I call for re-do!!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:30 2

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

The week when the New iPad launched, the featured stories were fillllled with New iPad stories, not one was anything else. There were plenty of good stories out there, and they just happened to put a bunch of iPad stories up in the featured stories, even the pointless iPad stories. If I am to read any reviews that's not Apple and care about it, it'll definitely not be the reviews on PhoneArena.

Still waiting for GSMArena's review on the One X!

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