Galaxy S3 vs One X+: HTC Just Doesn’t Get It

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The HTC One X wasn’t able to come anywhere near to the Samsung Galaxy S3 this year. However HTC is now having another swing at it by way of the new One X+. So how will it fair against the mighty Samsung Galaxy S3 and does it have what it takes to knock the S3 out finally?

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X+

At the moment the sales figures of the HTC One X+ are not known and so we only have the specs to go on. HTC have said that the One X+ is 67% faster than the One X as it has the quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the dual core 1.5GHz processor in the US.

The HTC One X+ comes with a screen that offers 312ppi with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 4.7 inches of LCD. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the Super AMOLED display of 4.8 inches with 306ppi and it has the same resolution of the One X+. Some say that the One X+ has the mosre realistic colours and you can see the display better in sunlight. However others say that that colours are over saturated and can’t match the deep blacks of the S3.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 4.7 ounces and measures 5.38×2.78×0.34 inches. The HTC One X+ on the other hand is 4.76 ounces and is 5.28×2.75×0.35 inches. This means that it is heavier than the Galaxy S3 but it is the smaller of the two.

The HTC One X+ comes with 64GB of internal storage and lacks SD card support, but it does come with 25GB of Dropbox storage. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and can another 64GB via SD card. It has 2GB of RAM, while the HTC One X+ has 1GB.

Both of the devices come with cameras of 8 megapixels and the S3 has a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front, while the One X+ has a 1.6 megapixel on the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS but the update to Jelly Bean is making its way onto the handset (Sprint & T-Mobile users already have it). The HTC One X+ comes with Jelly Bean. Both devices have the typical Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth connections and both come with a battery of 2100mAh.

The bottom line is that the HTC One X+ does have some superb specs, however it won’t be able to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and there are many reasons. Surprisingly, we already went over these reasons earlier this year when comparing its predecessor, the One X, to the S3.

For one the battery of the HTC One X+ isn’t removable and the device doesn’t support external storage via SD card. Another reason is that the HTC One X+ isn’t available on all of the major carriers in the US and the Samsung Galaxy S3 is. HTC have messed around with fixing things that should have been left alone and haven’t changed some things that could have done with a change. We mentioned these 3 particular reasons as to why you would pick the S3 over the One X, so it is surprising to see that the same 3 things stand when comparing the newer One X+ too.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.