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Perspective: HTC One X Beats Samsung Galaxy S3

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 happens to be among the must have handsets of this year and is one of the most pre-ordered devices. However the One X from HTC remains a strong seller, so how does it manage to remain popular and face up to what is one of the best handsets of the moment despite attempting to go head on? Well that’s because it is better, depending on how you look at it.

HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The One X will always be known as the first device from HTC to have a quad core processor in the US. Then the Samsung Galaxy S3 came along and it has done exactly the same internationally. Both devices were launched with the latest operating systems, Android 4.0 ICS.

On paper the HTC One X does look “nicer” of the two handsets and this is due to the 1.5GHz processor compared to the 1.4GHz of the Samsung Galaxy S3. They both also have 1GB of RAM, so in theory the One X should come out as the winner. Benchmarks tests reveal otherwise though, as the S3 was shown to have more power than the One X thanks to a newer quad core chipset. Alas, on paper bigger is always better and the One X clocks above the S3.

Both of the devices some with a camera that is 8 megapixels and have features which include autofocus and LED flash. The camera can take HD video at 1080p and HTC gave their camera a lot of publicity while Samsung did not. This lead to many believing that Samsung had not changed the camera sensor since the S2. The CEO of HTC on the other hand bragged about the camera on the HTC One X, stating that it even beat the market’s favorite – the iPhone 4S.

Depending on how you look at it the One X is able to beat the S3 in numerous ways. It was the easier of the two devices to get a hold of when the S3 ran into shortage issues, it came first too. And the HTC One X design is better than the plastic glossy look of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that was frowned upon when it was first unveiled.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.