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HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:10

Some Android manufacturers, like Samsung, didn't touch their current high-end phones going into the holiday season, others like Sony or LG issued brand new devices in the fight, while HTC took a different approach, and upgraded its spring chicken HTC One X to the One X+ specs. It is the latest newcomer to the grand Android kerfuffle, so it is only natural that we intend to throw it in a bar brawl with the Samsung Galaxy S III, a phone that sold 30 million units so far...

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posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:25 7

1. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

It is always hard to make a decision between sammy and htc :D

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:34 31

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Not for me. HTC all the way.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:59 6

18. aaronkatrini (Posts: 242; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

Imagine a phone Build and Designed from Htc but with all the good features (like removable battery, sdcard slot) present on the Samsung!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 08:18 2

29. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

Of course not for you. This is my own opinion mate :D

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:11 1

36. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

And then I expressed mine. Which wasn't even against yours. Just more decisive. I like the word mate but I feel weird using it. Cool cool cool.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:52 13

7. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

htc just build quality and design, Sammy everything else !

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:31 23

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

I would choose HTC One X+ over Samsung Galaxy S III.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 20:54 1

23. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

The ultimate battle... Who will win?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:00

33. greyhulk (Posts: 162; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

Not if you like multitasking that actually works correctly, it's not.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:37 8

3. byazatt (Posts: 298; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

I find myself lost with SIII, matter of preference. one x+ is no slouch either.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:39 15

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4328; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Yup, it's a hard decision!
But between these two, i'd choose the HOX+, no hard feelings Sammy, you're cool too.
I really like the red accent HTC has given the X+...it stands out...moreover, the display is looking great.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:41 7

5. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Htc is Win no doubt..its very powerfull & good job in linkpack ..plus that Sense 4+ is unique..

dear gsm plz review between one x+ vs optimus g & one x + vs iphone 5..thanks a lot.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:00

38. galaxy72 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

yes gsm plz review between gs3 and another phones,because HTC can not compete with Samsung.samsung isnt on par with HTC,its better

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:46 8

6. TMach (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

PA, seriously you are losing credibility big time. The only area where the SIII has an advantage is arguably the camera and yet PA can't jump off the fence!

The HOX+ wins this duel hands down! Not forgetting the build quality which is not even a contest given the cheap feel of the SIII and phantom cracking issues.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:07 2

8. SK_007 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

You just said 18 minutes earlier what i wanted to say,seriously it's ridiculous when everything(be it screen,build quality,UI,benchmark scores) other than camera(though i don't agree what they said about One X+'s camera as i prefer saturated colors compared to the muted ones on Galaxy S3,not to mention Galaxy S3 loves to over expose everything in bright light which to me is a biggest fault but as expected Phonearena Didn't point out)is better in HTC One X+ compared to Galaxy S3,they insist on saying they are on par.

Seriously Phonearena as Tmach said you need to be fair when doing reviews and comparisons(instead of being biased)other wise you will lose your credibility(people will go no to call this site Samsungarena or Iphonearena rather than Phonearena)and in return you will lose a lot of readers!!!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:48 2

13. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

You are very correct about that they kept saying on par where as the other one is ahead. The one x is not on par with galaxy s3 it is better.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 16:06

34. greyhulk (Posts: 162; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

The multitasking in the new HTC phones is complete crap. I don't care what anyone says. I had two different HTC one X's and they both sucked. You can see it right there in the video when the browser tabs refresh EVERY time he switches between them. Who in their right mind would choose that over multitasking that works correctly?

That's a serious deal-breaker for me. I don't care how good the rest of the phone is. As long as Multitasking is crippled like that, this phone is useless and HTC's poor sales would seem to agree with me.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:22 12

9. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

HTC wins.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 01:59 3

27. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

But PA reviewers won't ever admit it. They're going to ride Sammy's meat all the way to the bank.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:53 1

31. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

all day everyday.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:23 4

11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1043; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Lol, its running at 1.7GHz and got a few higher benchmarks yet the S3 STILL manages to be smoother at web browsing and general UI!? Excellent job by Samsung :)

If you think the Htc one then you're seriously lying to yourself.

May i add that you can get the S3 in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants and ADD a 64GB mem card on top, so you really cant hand the memory part to the One X+

The conclusion here is that S3 has a better camera, smoother UI, more features, better media (music and video) and is more versatile.

Yeah, right, the Htc won. :'D

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:21 1

14. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

I agree with you. Galaxy s3 is a lovely phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:35

41. JasonJia11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)

You're a little kid. Benchmarks don't mean anything, just marketing bs. My friend has a Gs3, and my HOX+ is faster than his. And 64 GB of storage is far more than enough. Considering you also have Dropbox storage, and storage cards cost money. And Sense 4+ is more fluid than Touchwiz, Touchwiz is unorganized and clustered. And storage is not memory. Like I said, you must be a little kid. And at the end, you even said yourself HTC wrong, you just pointed out things that Samsung had better in your opinion, yet you say HTC won.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:47 9

12. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

Htc all the way.. better camera...stylish design.. beats audio.. bright colors.. sense 4+ ? Awesome.. I don't hate Samsung .. but HTC really builds quality

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:35 1

15. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

HTC One X+ feels like a brick in my hands. Build quality : like I said One X+ is feels very solid but it is like a brick. SG3 is plastic, yes I can not deny that, but it feels solid too and more importantly it does not feel like a brick. About the screen : SLCD2 is very good, but I like OLED technology more, but SLCD2 has a better brightness than SAMOLED in SG3, I have no idea what SAMSUNG did to SG3 but my SGS1 has a better brightness even better than ONE X+ when I tested them (IMO). About the benchmarks : they can easily be optimized, my SGS1 can achieve 6000 in antutu ( with some help from xda developers ofcourse). That is the reason why ONE X+ got better score than SG3, there is no way that tegra 3 can beat exynos 4412. Speaking of xda developers : SG3 has a great community in xda developers unlike ONE X+ and that is THE deal breaker for me so goodbye

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:34

16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

considering that this is actually a tough call for me shows that HTC definitely deserves some kudos here but tbh i wouldn't get either of these handsets with phones like the Nexus 4, the Optimus G and the Droid DNA on the way. the only phones i think are purchase considerable now with anything less than an S4 Pro is the Droid Razr MAXX HD, the Galaxy Note II and of course the WP8 devices.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:58

17. SK_007 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

Except for the last line i somewhat agree with you,but the problem for me is(i am planning an upgrade from my Htc sensation as i think it is kinda old and under-powered now)that stock Android is kinda boring and ugly looking for me though it has a plus point that it will recieve updates timely(it's my personal opinion so it does not mean everyone will agree with me infact majority of people prefer stock Android)so Nexus 4 is out,Droid DNA(or whatever it will be called in international market)is not available yet and i have to buy within next 15 days so it is also out for me,that brings me to Optimus G frankly speaking i love this phone,it got the latest and most powerful hardware,has a very good build quality,is great looking and has one of the best display(i would blindly take it over any phone today)but unfortunately i don't think it will ever be available in my country,so that's why i am bound to choose between One X+ and Galaxy S3,and between these two One X+ is definitely the better choice.

Damn u Lg why u no release Optimus G in my country :P

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 18:47

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

why do you have to buy in the next 15 days?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 19:16

21. SK_007 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

Coz my Sensation is not working like it should anymore,it often turns off while i am on a call or doing something,and the battery often dies every 2 hours!!!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 19:34

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

then sell it and pay cash for something cheap but works fine to use while you wait for something like the Optimus G.

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