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One X+ vs Galaxy S3: HTC Why U No Listen??

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We all want to know if the HTC One X+ will beat the Samsung Galaxy S3, but it’ll be a while before we get reliable sales figures, so we’ll settle for a peek at specs.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X+

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a dual-core 1.5GHz chip and the HTC One X+ has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip. HTC says the One X+ is 67% faster than the One X.

The HTC One X+ has a 4.7” LCD screen with a 1,280x720p resolution and 312ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 4.8” Super AMOLED display with the same resolution as the One X+ and a 306ppi. The One X+ has more natural colours, and does well in direct sunlight as it’s brighter when turned up to the max. The S3 has deeper blacks and vivid colours, which may prove a bit too hyper-real for some. It doesn’t do very well outdoors either due to lower brightness levels.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 5.38×2.78×0.34” and weighs 4.7oz. The One X+ is 5.28×2.75×0.35” and is 4.76oz – smaller but slightly heavier than the S3.

The HTC One X+ has 64GB of internal storage and 25GB of Dropbox, but no SD support. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has up to 64GB of internal and up to 64GB of add-on storage. It has 2GB of RAM, twice that of the One X+.

Both phones have 8MP rear cameras, with the Samsung Galaxy S3 having a 1.9MP front camera compared to the One X+ and its 1.6MP offering.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has ICS and is slowly getting Jelly Bean. The HTC One X+ already has Jelly Bean out of the box. Both phones, however, have NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as 2,100mAh batteries.

Even though the HTC One X+ has amazing specs, it’s unlikely to usurp the Samsung Galaxy S3 position at the top of the Android tree. Why?

The first One X was great too, but didn’t come close to S3 sales. Despite its better looks, the lack of an SD card and the fixed battery let it down as it was the two major complaints with the device. The HTC One X wasn’t carried on all of the four major US networks either; and now its successor has copied all these mistakes to the letter, while fiddling about with things that weren’t broken anyway.

As solid of a smartphone as the HTC One X+ has, it still doesn’t have the formula (or carrier means) to take on the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.