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Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

0. phoneArena posted on 16 May 2012, 08:15

The HTC One X was the first new-generation Android smartphone to come out this year. It introduced us to a new kind of Android experience – one powered by an ultra-fast quad-core processor. With the recent introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S III, though, things are going to get much more interesting. Take a deep breath, people, as what follows is the most epic Android clash for the first half of the year – the Samsung Galaxy S III is facing the HTC One X!...

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

posted on 27 May 2012, 16:13

129. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

That is exactly the point dude! I am not even going to speculate whether something from the article was deleted or not, there are plenty of complaints about PA or more accurately Ray S' "review"! The S3 may or may not be better and will probably sell loads more as it is the more popular Samsung brand.

An article or review is meant to be objective rather than subjective and bottom line, choice of phone is ultimately down to personal choice! By the way, I could not care less about BENCHMARKS, they are numbers on a paper, I doubt the average user on the street cares about them.

The reason iFruit sells so many handsets is not down to spectacular benchmarks but because they know about marketing and make aesthetically pleasing products. Most will go with one of these two, undoubtedly the best phones on the market, based on the same principles and not because they will ask the shop keeper about benchmarks. You will be aware that GSMArena also felt it would be about personal choice when they compared the two!

posted on 28 May 2012, 11:23

152. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

I totally agree, everything you said is correct (in my opinion). The only point I mention here is the quality of Engadget's review abt S3. I don't care much abt the review of PA or Ray S, just like the entertainment ( although i think this review is better than others before, especially the reviews of Iphone)

posted on 28 May 2012, 06:23

135. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

you just can't say that the sense ui is better. For you is better for me it is NOT. I don't like the shiny pictures of the sense and it annoys me. This is personal preference and this is not a "BIAS". And s3's hardware is better. In the quote is said "The Snapdragon variant of the One X has similar computing power, battery life and photographic credibility" NOT BETTER BUT SIMILAR which means s3 is the best for now

posted on 27 May 2012, 19:02 2

130. nthnbrckn (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 May 2012)

the reviewer is an idiot or a paid reviewer...... the reviewer job is to clarify the differences between two phones n let him choose what he wants in his phone what he dont
and he said market browsers work below par on HTC one x..... this idiot hasn't tried anything..... i have downloaded opera and chrome n dey both work silky smooth and opera works like a dream.... pinch to zoom double tap, never crashes even if I open 20 tabs.....
n he said Samsung screen is better....well htc has better pixel density..... it's using rgb instead of pentile...... produces more natural color in contrast to amoled screens.....
htc looks much better any day..... s3 does feel premium at all
htc has 4 + 1 chip....... which addresses battery issues.... i must say htc has done a huge improvement in providing more juice...... Samsung lacks it
Samsung has provided some nifty features lyk smart say...... v ol know tht it will use the front camera.... c'mon its gona use so much juice n i bet 90 % of ppl won't gona use whn u can simply touch the screen......
plus htc comes with beat..... earlier I had s2 n used philips headphones..... the sound was average but with htc one x.... its so clear.... it might not v the loudest bt the sound clarity is unbelievable
htc sense has always been better than Samsung crap touch wiz...... highly customisable n much much visually appealing..... touch Wiz is so ugly.....
yeah it does nt have memory card but 9 out f 10 ppl dun need it whn u hav 32 gb f storage on board...
n i rally dun understand how the f**king hell u use htc one x..... my phone has never crashed so far n it has been a month n i use it very heavily.... N lastly yeah I was disappointed by htc keyboard... so I downloaded swift key.... its the best keyboard I hav ever used....... still I think htc did a much better job in keyboard rather then providing ics stock keyboard d way Samsung did....... n htc swype keyboard I used sumtym in night whn I dun wish to use my both hands n. It works perfectly... so I would say htc keyboard is better...... though it shd be personal preference..........

both phones has pro and cons.... U shd not tell wat dey shd go for and not...... U jst bring out the differences n ppl decide what dey want out frm Their phone.......

posted on 28 May 2012, 06:45

136. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

first of all both chrome and opera aren't as good as s3's stock browser. Second the RGB is better but overall the s3 display is better and that is what he said. Third the colors of the amoled are prettier. Fouth one x is very ugly and it doesn't look better and it even doesn't feel better. Fifth the battery life IS better on the S3. The fifth core of the tegra doesn't make huge difference. Sixth - Smart Stay isn't turned on all the time and the front facing camera isn't so power hungry. Seventh even the one x is beats audio branded it doesn't mean it comes with beats earphones (actually it doesn't comes). Eighth the audio quallity of s3 is better in the earpeace and through the earphones. Ninth Sense UI isn't better for me. For you may be but not for me so this is personal choice. Tenth - if you repeat enough times to you that lacking a SD card slot is not a big deal maybe you will believe it. the keyboard is also personal choice but on s3 IS better and writing is easier. Both phones are great and if I had a chance to own them I will never regret that but I personally prefer S3.

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:52

131. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

the display of s3 looks pixelized in some moments. if you compare s3 xperia s and one x the displays of the xperia and one x look better in pixel density although i saw the white s3 aaand it looks reaaaally really amazing and actually feels better in the hand than the one x. I can say even that one x is really ugly and the rear bump for the camera is awfull. When you put the phone on the table it stays on that bump and i think that the camera will be scratched a lot

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:14

153. nthnbrckn (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 May 2012)

lmao :-D
that wht I really meant...... its a matter of personal preference........ n well I dun keep saying tht 32 gb is more than enough..... its really more than enough...... n i hadn't seen s3 stock browser but it's way better than s2 Web browser...... n i m nt a gr8 fan of stock browser n keyboards.... dey dun seem to address the bugs n r slow..... yeah it does nt come with beats headphones.... but it has a chip n software installed on phone..... n we can upgrade to it any tym. n i used a simple headphones n the difference can be easily experienced.... Samsung touch wiz is crap n had always had been.... color of amoled are unnatural..... i had used s2 over a year n when I switched to one x I really loved the sober and elegant natural colors produced on one x...... now I swear I will never switch to amoled screens.... they produce over the top unnatural colors.....
so u c its a choice of personal preference...... both are gr8 phones...... for me s3 looks lyk a Chinese phone..... its ugly to the core.... the flagship device should never look lyk dis...... compare I phone, Sony experia and obviously htc......... it does nt feel premium and luxurious lyk d one x for sure...... n it shd also be a matter of personal preference......
what really meant tht the reviewer shd bring you the best of each phone Warning to all girls:
If you don't treat your bf well, someone else will !
Never criticize ur bf's faults. Remember it may have been these little imperfections that stopped him from getting a better girl.
:-P :-D n leave it to d ppl to decide..... he surely is nt doing tht.... htc one is nt tht bad phone the way he had described.... n d points given is a testimony f that.......

posted on 28 May 2012, 19:37 1

155. nthnbrckn (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 May 2012)

n its a well known fact that rgb is better than pentile...... n htc has higher pixel density n produces natural color....... so how the hell Samsung screen better?????

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:40

162. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

hts one x camera suxx...look how laggy it is when you're moving your phone trying to focus on sth...dropping frames and sloooooooowmotion

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:01

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

I didnt have the problem, whether it was straight from the box on stock Rom or custom rom. the video recording was great with no frames dropped and steady fps. Unless you actually handled a non faulty one x, you shouldnt be going around saying it sucked.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:22 3

163. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Just bought the S3...I've got OCD and like to have the latest gadget! Having used both, in day to day use, it really does come down to personal preference. Sense 4.0 makes a big difference and is pulling me to favour the One X! Also the attention to detail and available options when customising the home screen with widgets, in respect of which the One X offers more attractive options. The S3 does feel a tad smoother on certain functions and the keyboard is a dream. Can't say I have noticed the pentile issue but then again, I am not all that savvy on the tech front nor particularly inclined to be interested. Also not about to stare at the screen until I notice!

Bottom line, I love both handsets and my iP4 has been relegated to the drawer and houses my pay as you go SIM so will see the light of day occasionally but not all that often.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:37

165. bstringy (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

What would be really great in the photo comparisons, if both shots from each camera were displayed side by side as a single image. Or better yet, display one photo that changes to the other upon mouse-over. Otherwise, it's really hard to compare shots here the way the windows are drawn even with the cumbersome magnifying glass.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 23:40 2

166. rowlin (Posts: 35; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

So the S3 doesn't re-flow the text to fit so you have to constantly scroll back and forth to read a web page, and that's a better browser than the One X that automatically fits the text? Sounds like a very biased review, not really believable.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 03:51 1

167. SunMa_ (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)

Oh.cmon Phone Arena!It is very clear that you favorize S3 more than HTC.Yes in some ways S3 is more practical but One X has also advantages over S3.In the past i was Samsung boy (i had Note,S2,S1).This is my first time with HTC (One X) and i love this phone.I see S3 every day and i have no desire for getting one.They are both powerhouses and bye the way-HTC One X takes better pictures than Galaxy S3!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:46

169. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

not even closed i had the s2 and tested the one s and one x camera and the s2 has a way better camera and the s3 is even better.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 03:54 1

168. SunMa_ (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)

I have no lags or other issues you mentioned!Samsung is becoming another Apple like-but people out there must realize that HTC One X is good as S3!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:23

170. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Samsung Galaxy S3 battery light on fire.
I guess the battery is too big or too powerful. lol
Good thing I did not buy a S3, but I love my One X


posted on 23 Jun 2012, 07:09 2

171. SunMa_ (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)

I was also choosing between S3 and One X and i LOVE My One X!!

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 12:19 2

173. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Having lived with the LG Optimus 4X HD for a week now, I think I am going to have to say goodbye. This is not that the phone isn't all its cracked up to be but it does not, simply, offer me any more than my S3 or One X! Will sell to Cex as soon as I am able, given it is not out in England yet and this being one bought from Amazon.de, so it is not on their website yet! The S3 is probably the best phone of all 3 but the gimmicky stuff does not elevate it above the One X in everyday use. The One X gets my vote as you simply cannot beat the Sense 4.0 experience!

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 00:15

174. ricky0702 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

I'd select the Samsung GSIII since it has a removable battery and expandable memory.the Galaxy S III camera is definitely the superior camera. Many people who've had extensive time with comparison of the One X and Galaxy S III have agreed Galaxy S III better than the One X camera in terms of overall quality. I heard that Galaxy S III and iPhone 4S used the same 8M pixel image senor from Sony.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 16:24

175. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Sold the 4X at a loss....ouch! As for the S3 and One X, the One X gets my vote and to suggest the S3's camera is better is neither here nor there as I don't find that to be the case. The user experience overall, build quality, Sense 4 makes it the One X all the way.

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