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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X+: Old Habits Die Hard

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We’re all waiting to see if the HTC One X+ can take down 2012’s champion, the Samsung Galaxy S3. It’ll be a while yet before we can see how well the sales are going, so we’ll have a look at the specs first.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X+

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

The HTC One X+ has a 4.7” LCD screen with 312ppi and a 1,280x720p resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 4.8” Super AMOLED screen with 306ppi and the same resolution as the One X+.

The One X+ has more naturalistic colours and, as it’s brighter, does better in bright sunlight. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has more intense blacks and vibrant colours, although some feel they are disconcertingly hyper-real.

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

The HTC One X+ has 64GB of internal storage, as well as having 25GB of Dropbox, but there’s no SD card. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has up to 64GB of internal storage and up to 64GB of add-on. It also has 2GB of RAM, twice that of the One X+.

They both have 8MP rear cameras, but the S3 has a 1.9MP front camera compared to the 1.6MP on the front of the One X+.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is on ICS with a slow Jelly Bean rollout. The HTC One X+ already has JB. Both phones have Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi, as well as 2,100mAh batteries.

So, the HTC One X+ has brilliant specs, but it’s not likely to oust the hugely popular S3 and its amazing specs. Why not?

The first HTC One X was a great phone as well, but didn’t hold a candle to the S3 when it came to sales figures. It might look brilliant, but its lack of an SD card and its non removable battery let it down as it was the two premium smartphone buyers complained about. The phone wasn’t available from all four major US networks, either. This latest HTC One X+ has repeated all these mistakes right to a tee, while upgrading things that were solide to start with.

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