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HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Note

0. phoneArena posted on 07 May 2012, 09:18

Here we are, comparing HTC’s high-end for the year - the One X - with the phone Samsung took a big risk with and won - the 5.3” Galaxy Note. We say won, since it has sold millions to date, backed by a lofty marketing campaign, whereas the HTC One X has only been around for a few weeks, but the Taiwanese already pledged that its One series trio will receive the best marketing attention the company’s ever done too...

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posted on 10 May 2012, 08:06 1

31. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

Well I see the point you've made. Still you have to admit that usually people will buy a case whether or not it were made of plastic. As for the camera, not sure really, I think I judged too early and from the photos phonearena posted. I do agree that their performance is pretty quick and snappy, I also have to admit as much as I love the Note's picture and video quality, I loath the shot to shot time, it's lackluster, or I'm just impatient since not many people complain about that aspect of the phone. You do make a valid point about processing speed, the Note simply can't compete with that much horsepower, but I'm saying that thus far I didn't need such computing power on my phone, at least not until developers come up with apps that utilize all these cores, like animation and video making, or video editing, like Sony Vegas or Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. In the end, it's all a matter of opinion, I do and will believe that my trusty Note is the better device, as I didn't feel the regret and self-loath that one has when he sees his device bested in specs and awesomeness, the feeling I felt when the Galaxy SIII was unveiled.

posted on 11 May 2012, 19:27 1

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

The ONE X has its draw backs too: no replaceable battery, not memory expansion, Tegra 3 compatibility issues (ex. gameloft). Your very right in think that you don't have a top of the line device. The NOTE is easily becoming one of the the most iconic and well recognized Android smartphones. And if theres anything that Android need if it's going to topple the Apple empire it is recognition.

I have to say that I have the upmorst respect for you, your opinion and I greatly appreciate that you to the time to read mine. Thanks.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:15

39. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

You are very welcome, and thank you as well. One last question, just out of curiosity, I found it a little funny that phonearena gave the AT&T version of the Note a higher rating than the international one, especially since that one lacked a physical home key and it's more out-dated processor, the only thing it has that the international one doesn't would be 4G and the lagging issue that you've had is pretty common on my phone admittedly but never has it lagged in the app drawer, so were you using the international version or the AT&T version. Just for the record, mine's the international one.

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:40 2

32. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

well most users of this site are samsung fanboys .
btw my real life name is Jonathan too

posted on 11 May 2012, 19:13 1

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

That automatically makes you awesome lol.

posted on 07 May 2012, 20:07

21. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

The note should really be regarded as a mini tablet below 7" with voice calling capability rather than regarding it as a cell phone. Samsung pushed it out as cell phone is really a glimmick. It should be compared in the tablet category and Samsung should open up another new trend for tablet below 7 inches with this Galaxy note rather than to compete it with other cell phones with screen below 5 inches. This should be regarded as the very first new Mini tablet ever manufactured by Samsung instead.

posted on 07 May 2012, 21:32

22. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

I have to disagree. Yes the note has its niche market but that falls into the cell phone category. The note is more comparable to a cell phone now a days rather than compared to a tablet. The smallest tablet size (on average) is 7" and the note is almost 2 inches smaller than a small tablet. But in comparison to cell phones its roughly only an inch bigger than the average 4.3" cell phone. Only 0.6 inches bigger than the one x. So in my opinion and in a general sense, the note is closer to being a cell phone than a tablet although it is neither. Its a whole new type of device, which is why people love it.

posted on 08 May 2012, 01:55

24. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

waiting for the micro-sim Galaxy Note 2. preferably 7" =)

posted on 10 May 2012, 04:42

30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I think phonearena should review custom rom .
Like cm9 for note or leaked rom

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:23

40. shivam_love500 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 May 2012)

galaxy note rokz......the main n best feature of t zz the S plus Stylus.....its absolutely amazing

posted on 13 May 2012, 03:21

41. daveintheville (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 May 2012)


hi sir i had to register just to inform u the n700 model note is not the at&t model that u compared ur one x to. they not only have diff chp sets the international version dosent have at&ts bloat ware installed.. and i say this to explain the possible lag u described at the at&t store...and afterall u did say u have the international version of the one x...thats all im sayin...u might of had a lil advantage on the i717 that u wouldnt with the n7000 :)

posted on 13 May 2012, 04:16

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

Very true. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I hadn't originally planned on doing my own comparison, it was more of an after thought when I read PA's review. An international Note would have definitely been idle had I had one available at the time. I'm sure the Int. Note would have gave the One X more of a fight.

posted on 14 May 2012, 18:24

43. animeware (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 May 2012)

The One X - Has so many issues like Wi-FI issues and many other issues. Don't by One X it doesn't even have removable battery.

The Note - you got to remember when you researching a phone you wanted to say to your self do I want this type of design and what kind of components do I want and specs. The Note is the only smartphone that I know of that is 5 column row.

posted on 15 May 2012, 13:59

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

I've never had one single issue. Every phone has defective units at launch and the iPhone doesn't have a removable battery either an no one says s*** about that. Frankly if the battery is healthy then I don't really care if I can take it out or not.

posted on 17 May 2012, 05:47

46. zahmed (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

PA, Kindly write correctly about video playback capabilities of HTC one X compared with SGS III or Galaxy Note. You are not telling completely about One X. It is no way at par with both of above mentioned handsets. in fact, HTC is still offering the same codec support which it used to with Desire HD. Not even AC3 audio codec support. This is serious bulls**t on HTCs part while they write "Multimedia Powerhouse" about their phones and still supporting the limited codecs. Whereas, you throw anything in SGS I to SGS III and it plays back flawlessly.

Moreover, HTC needs to look in following shortcomings in their high end phones, seriously:
1. Small batteries sizes they offer with their large acreen phones.
2. Beats headphones to be proivided or atleast in-ear buds headphones like Samsung does for better and comfortable audio listening experience.
3. Proper file manager.
4. Built-in 16gb with expansion slot for micro SD card

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 19:43

47. spoks (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

Compare also x one with newly updated to ics galaxy note... Lets see then... Because comparing phones with gingerbread and the other is ics is just plain stupid...

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