The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X are their makers’ latest flagship Android smartphones, and among the market’s most impressive. We’re going to have a look at how these phones compare as cameras. On paper, they seem evenly matched.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X: which has a better camera?
Both phones have 8MP cameras with a resolution of 3164x2448p. This means that photos have high levels of clarity and detail. Some phones have a 12MP camera, but you can’t really tell the difference between 8MP and 12MP. This means that 8MP has become the standard issue for high-end smartphones of late. Photos look amazing on the screens of both phones, as they’re able to display HD content in up to 16 million colours.
Obviously, both phones can take videos as well as stills. You can choose from a selection of video resolutions, with the maximum being 1080p, the highest resolution available in HD anywhere. You can opt for lower-res if you want to save on battery or storage, and there are some resolutions optimized for videos destined for YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp or MMS.
These phones both run Ice Cream Sandwich, and there are lots of apps available from Google Play Store which can boost the functions and versatility of both cameras.
Both phones have their manufacturer’s custom Android interface – Samsung TouchWiz and HTC Sense. They are both simple UIs, especially with the cameras. They’re simple to use, have quick settings access and let users toggle flash and autofocus without leaving the app.
Moving on to actual shots. We found that both performed well in low light conditions but the Samsung Galaxy S3 produced more “warmer” shots than the HTC One X. Furthermore, the HTC One X also got points for its numerous filters.
Filters aside though, post editing was better on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Let us not forget that the Samsung Galaxy S3 does simultaneous video and photo capture as well, another plus. And it also has some great sharing features like ShareShot.
So both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X are great as cameraphones, and it’s hard to say which one’s best. In reality, it’ll come down to user preference in terms of at-hand features and what ind of pictures you like more (warmer or cooler).