HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 — Let’s Quad Core!
So the only obvious thing for us to do now that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been finally announced is to compare it with the only other quad-core smartphone int he market, the HTC One X.
While it’s too early to make a solid decision from the user experience front, we can already compare the two handsets on paper. Fortunately, we were able to sneak in an HTC One X during the demo session and placed it beside the Galaxy S3 for a photo-op.
At the heart of this comparison are two competing quad-core processors — a 1.5GHz NVidia Tegra 3 vs. a 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4212.
On paper alone, the Galaxy S3 got points for storage, screen size, the Gorilla Glass 2, GLONASS and the battery capacity.
On the other hand, the HTC One X scored on the Super IPS LCD 2, HTC Sense UI, Beats Audio, a bit higher PPI, and not much else.
The jury is still out on which is the better processor, camera, battery life and the retail price (which carries the most weight).
For good measure, we also brought in a white iPhone 4S for the group photo (posted the earlier comparison here).
As for the design and form factor, it will depend on individual users which one they think is the better-looking handset. Then again, people vote with their pockets so we’ll see which one of the two becomes the best-seller very soon. It was evident with the Sensation and the Galaxy S2 last year so it’s going to be exciting to see which of the two will take the crown this year.