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One X+ vs Galaxy S3: You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

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One of the reigning handsets of 2012 is the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it will be very interesting to see if the recently announced HTC One X+ is able to beat it or even match its sales volume. Let’s take a look at the specs to see where they stand up against each other.

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the 1.5GHz dual core processor, while the One X+ comes with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core. HTC have said that the One X+ is up to 67% faster than its predecessor, the One X.

The One X+ has a IPS display that offers more natural looking colours and is easier to read outdoors due to having a higher brightness level. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a screen that offers blacks that are more intense and the colours that are vibrant. However some say that they are hyper real.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs 4.7 ounces and comes in at 5.38×2.78×0.34 inches and the One X+ is 4.76 ounce and measures 5.28×2.75×0.35. This means that the device is a little heavier than the Samsung Galaxy S3 but it does happen to be smaller.

The HTC One X+ is offered with 64GB of internal storage and there is 25GB of Dropbox space, however the device does lack support for SD card. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 64GB of internal storage and it also supports SD card up to another 64GB. The device comes with 2GB of RAM, while the One X+ has 1GB.

Both of the devices have an 8 megapixel camera on the back and the Samsung Galaxy S3 also has a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front. The HTC One X+ comes with a camera of 1.6 megapixels on the front.

The S3 comes out of the box with ICS, Jelly Bean is on its way slowly. The HTC One X+ has Jelly Bean pre-installed. Both of the devices have support for NFC and Wi-Fi, along with batteries of 2,100mAh.

While the HTC One X+ does have specs that are superb, it is no more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S3 despite being newer. The HTC One X+ is unlikely to affect the S3 and the reasons behind this are thought to be due to the fact that original HTC One X was a good device but it didn’t match the sales figures of the S3 either. They both looked great, but their lacks of SD card support and the battery being non-removable was the two biggest complaints behind the One X. The One X wasn’t available with all carriers in the US as well unlike the Samsung Galaxy S3. And now, the HTC One X+ has followed these same 3 mistakes while upgrading features like the processor and exterior styling which was never an issue with the original one in the first place.

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.