In our last post, we posted a detailed guide on choosing a smartphone OS. Today we will come up with an exhaustive comparison of the two top-notch Android phones – HTC One X and the Samsung’s latest flagship phone – Galaxy S3 that will be launching officially in India on May 31st.
As you can see on the tabular comparison below, these phones from 2 different handset manufacturers, competes with each other in almost every aspect.
(Tabular comparison chart from GsmArena.com)
Before we go ahead and discuss the phones’ pros and cons, you might also like watching this video comparing both these phones.
The body and the external looks of both the phones have been crafted quite uniquely in one way or other. The HTC One X comes with a polycarbonate uni-body with screen size measuring 4.7” while S3 has been designed more like Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a slightly curved screen measuring 4.8”. As far as other hardware specs are concerned, as seen on the tabular comparison above, more or less both the phones have got almost same specs with a minor variation in the screen size, and slightly better secondary camera and battery on the S3. But when it comes to the data storage capacity of the phone HTC One X might disappoint you as it doesn’t allow extending the phone storage.
Coming to the software part, both the phones are loaded with the latest flavor of Android – “Ice Cream Sandwich” on top of which is the Sense 4.0 on HTC One X and Touch Wiz 4.0 on Samsung Galaxy S3 for additional customization of Android by the manufacturers.
Well, when it comes to software part, what impressed us the most are the smart new features on Samsung Galaxy S3 such as smart stay, Direct call, smart alert, social tagging, etc. More details about these features are on the official page of Samsung Galaxy S3.
One the most important factor which choosing a smartphone is it’s pricing. HTC One X price in India currently goes to as low as Rs. 35,000 where as the speculated price of Samsung Galaxy S3 hovers to somewhere around 38,000 to 40,000 INR (the exact market price of S3 will be revealed during its official launch on 31st May).
Considering all the factors such as hardware, software, innovative features and the pricing, we shall conclude that Samsung’s flagship phone, Galaxy S3 is without any doubt the winner given the awesome new features that it comes preloaded with. But if your budget is bit low and you are not willing to shell as much as 40K for a phone then the HTC One X will be a good bet too.
What’s your take about these two phones? Do let us know your views and opinions.