Despite Samsung releasing the Galaxy S3 and it being the most pre-ordered handset this year, its direct rival the HTC One X is still moving off the shelves. So just what secrets does the phone have to make users choose it over the S3 despite HTC going head-on with it?
HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy S3: perception
The One X has the acclaim of being the first HTC handset to have a quad core processor and this is what the Galaxy S3 has done for Samsung internationally. When they were released, both phones also came with the latest operating systems, Android 4.0 ICS. The One X is slightly ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on paper though with its 1.5GHz quad core as the S3 runs on a 1.4GHz. Both of the devices have 1GB of RAM. The One X should be the clear winner here thanks to a higher clock speed, but benchmark tests showed that the S3 happens to have more power and this is down to the newer architecture in the quad-core chip. However, some will still say that bigger has to be better.
Cameras on both of the handsets are 8 megapixels and feature autofocus, LED flash and can shoot video at 1080p. The One X comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front while the S3 has a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front. The Samsung Galaxy S3 also has zero shutter lag, smile detection and stabilization for images. HTC got off to a great start when they pushed their camera, while Samsung have not really said much about theirs. This led people to believe that it was very similar to that on the S2. HTC’s CEO has infact even gone one step further by claiming that the camera on the HTC One X beats that of the iPhone 4S.
The HTC One X matches its rival the Samsung Galaxy S3 in almost every single way on paper. It is also the easier of the two phones to pick up, as the S3 has seen shortages. The design is also better than that of the S3 as it is more high end looking and shouts out premium handset. The S3 has a plastic look.