HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Introduction and Design

A lot of users out there who are considering buying the new HTC One X are probably wondering if it's really better than the Galaxy Nexus, which is a device that has an almost identical footprint. Well, of course a lot of users will be torn between these two powerhouses, seeing that they feature displays that are almost exactly the same in terms of size, and both run Android 4 ICS, although in a slightly different form. But never fear! We're here to compare these two beasts and see which one gains the upper hand!


It doesn't come as a surprise that the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy Nexus are about the same size. After all the X has a 4.7” screen and the Nexus – a 4.65” one. However, Samsung's device is significantly more comfortable to hold, due to the fact that it's slightly narrower and doesn't have the sharp side edges of the One X.

When it comes to materials and construction, though, the One X is much better, as it uses a higher-quality type of plastic, compared to the cheapo one of the Nexus. Yeah, the Nexus allows you to remove the back cover and battery, but that's not really a great benefit considering the more solid build of the One X.


As we said, the displays of both handsets are about the same size, and the little difference is actually unnoticeable. Resolution is also the same 720x1280 pixels, so image clarity and overall readability are great on both phones. There are some fundamental differences, though. While the Galaxy Nexus uses the Super AMOLED technology, the One X has decided to stick around in LCD territory. However, HTC has made some tweaks to the good-old LCD technology, introducing some improvements and naming it Super-LCD 2. The result of all this? The screen of the One X is much brighter and vivider compared to the one of the Nexus. To top it off, the One X also has the more natural-looking colors.

HTC One X 360-degrees View:

Samsung GALAXY Nexus 360-degrees View:

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