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HTC One X+ vs Galaxy S3: Same Mistakes, Different Name

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The HTC One X+ has just been announced and it comes with some impressive features. However are these features good enough to beat those of the flagship handset from Samsung, the Galaxy S3?

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a dual core 1.5GHz processor while the One X+ has the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core. HTC say that the handset is 67% faster than the One X.

When it comes to display the HTC One X+ has a 4.7 inch LCD screen offering 312ppi at 1280 x 720 resolution. The S3 has the 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display of 306ppi and 1280 x 720 resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches and the One X+ is 4.76 ounces and measures 5.28 x 2.75 x 0.35 inches.

The HTC One X+ offers 64GB of storage internally along with 25GB of Dropbox space, but it lacks an SD card option. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has SD card support up to 64GB and it is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB external storage.

The S3 has 2GB of RAM and the HTC One X+ has just 1GB of RAM.

Camera wise both of the handsets have an 8 megapixel camera on the back. The HTC One X+ has a 1.6 megapixel on the front and the Samsung Galaxy S3 a 1.9 megapixel.

The S3 comes with Android 4.0 ICS, but there is an update to Jelly Bean coming soon. The One X+ already comes with Jelly Bean.

Both of the devices run on a battery of 2100mAh and they have the same connectivity choices, including NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes packed with features and has been very popular since its launch in May of 2012. HTC have also included top specs and features on the One X+, but will they be able to take the top spot which Samsung currently have with the S3? The answer is likely no. Why?

The HTC One X had some solid specs when it was released but stood no chance against the Samsung Galaxy S3 when it came to sales. Despite having great looks and matching specs, it was believed to have fallen short thanks to the lack of a removable battery and external storage. The HTC One X+ makes the same two mistakes again.

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