Which One To Buy – Samsung Galaxy S III Or HTC One X?
Last week was one of those glorious days of Samsung as the whole world witnessed the unveiling of their latest Samsung Galaxy S III. Many of us were awed with all of those great stuffs about this new Android smartphone – from its features down into the hardware specifications. On another matter, we have all witnessed also the new flagship of HTC called the HTC One family and one of their prides was the HTC One X. To be honest, before the launching of Samsung Galaxy S III I already included HTC One X on my wishlist for this year. Now to settle this once and for all, I made a small comparison between the two marvelous Android smartphones. Let’s see which one will win as far as features and specs are concern.
Well, Apple’s iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II, although they are still competing head-to-head on which is the best phone that there is – it can’t be ignored that there are new smartphones in town that are far more advanced compared to them – almost. So let us go down to the main specifications of Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X.
|Particulars||Samsung Galaxy S III||HTC One X|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9||Quad-core 1.5 GHz|
|Display Type||HD Super AMOLED||Super IPS LCD2|
|Display Size||4.8-inches (306 ppi)||4.7-inches (312 ppi)|
|Internal Storage||16/32/64 GB||32 GB (26 GB available to the user)|
|Expandable storage||up to 64 GB via micro SD card||No|
|Rear Camera||8MP auto focus with LED flash||8MP auto focus with LED flash|
|Video calling camera||1.9 MP, 720p Video||1.3MP, 720p Video|
|OS||Android 4.0.4 ICS||Android 4.0 ICS|
|Custom UI||TouchWiz UI v4.0||HTC Sense UI|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2100 mAh||Li-Po 1800 mAh|
|Dimensions||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm||134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||133 g||130 g|
Looking into the specification sheet for HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III , the latter is not far from the former and it isn’t that impressive as well. A 0.5GHz processor CPU speed still matters for most of the multi-tasking activities. The Samsung Galaxy S III sports a HD Super AMOLED which is little commendable as compared to the display property of its predecessor – the Samsung Galaxy S II that users Super AMOLED “Plus”. When compared to the display type of HTC One X, which uses IPS display that is almost the same with iPhone 4S, it looses points but it’s not that bad in any way. So for the screen display HTC One X, I could say that she’s a winner.
One of the positive note of having a Samsung Galaxy S III is that power of content storage – both internal and external. Unlike with HTC One X there’s no way you can expand your memory storage. The front-facing camera is also commendable when we speak of Samsung Galaxy S III because it has higher resolution as compared with HTC One X. Surprisingly, the GPU that Samsung Galaxy S III is still the same as with SGSII which is Mali-400MP GPU.
As for physical appearance, Samsung Galaxy S III, prior to its debut there were already rumors that it will come out using a ceramic material which was one of the best possible casing that they’ll ever use. Unfortunately, the rumor that went wild wasn’t true at all because Samsung Galaxy S III will give you a plastic-like feeling once you grasp it that comes in either blue or white. They already made a superb finishing with SGS2 but I am still puzzled why they went back to the exterior finishing design like the SGSI. Clearly, HTC One X wins again with their Micro Arc Oxidation (MAO) metal finishing technique – the process makes the HTC One casing a complete ceramic surface, a metal treatment and not just a mere coating.
However, Samsung Galaxy S III is not just all about the power it can bring out just because of hardware specifications. Underneath this beast is those (some) new features that are exclusive for Samsung Galaxy S III – for now. One example is the S Voice that looks like to aim of getting a head on against iPhone 4S’ Siri. This feature from Samsung will not just take note of your schedules, meetings, reminders, and others; but it can also be used to open applications within your smartphone – pretty neat! Another point to take into consideration when using Samsung Galaxy S III is the “Smart Stay” which gives you a responsive handset and won’t dim for as long as it detects that you’re still facing your smartphone. As for HTC One X, there’s nothing new really about the features although still commendable. Like the contact management of HTC which was one of the first brand to properly manage and integrate social networking with your phonebook. HTC One X also sports a noise reduction system that gives a good filter when conducting voice calls. Well, I cannot really say which one is the best when it comes with the features because it really depends on your needs. But if you ask, I’d go for Samsung Galaxy S III because of the new features it brings to the mobile industry plus the fact that it uses the latest Android 4.0.4 ICS which is higher than HTC One X.
Benchmark and Performance
Well, we are now almost done but it own’t end without discussing this one – “performance and benchmark”. I guess this topic is what most tech-consumers would like to see. People like me would like to see how is all that hardware specifications will blend with all the features and bloated-software (or not) going to work as one. Let us look at the benchmarking graph below and you decide.
Which One To Choose Then?
I won’t force you on which one from the two latest Android smartphone you prefer, but I will go for Samsung Galaxy S III. Never mind the exterior finishing even though it will give me that plasticky-feeling (which I can resolve through adding some cool smartphone casing out there), what’s important for me is how it will perform in anyway it is expected. I also love those new features from Samsung and I am sure those are something to be envy about. Anyways, I still love the Beats Audio of HTC One X and the whole HTC One family but I still wanted to grab my own Samsung Galaxy S III once it landed here.
How about you?