Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X+: Oh HTC, Not Again!

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The HTC One X couldn’t match the Samsung Galaxy S3 earlier this year in terms of sales or popularity, so what did HTC do? They made the HTC One X+ and decided to have another go at beating the Samsung Galaxy S3.  So does it have what it takes?

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The sales figures for the HTC One X+ are not known at the moment and so we can only compare the specs. The HTC One X+ is said to be 67% faster than the original device, thanks to it having the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, which is quad core. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand comes with the 1.5GHz dual core processor.

The HTC One X+ comes with a display that is 4.7 inches and it has 312ppi and resolution of 1280 x 720p. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display with 306ppi and the same resolution as its competitor. Some people say that the display on the HTC One X+ is the most realistic and it is the better of the duo in sunlight. However others say that the colours are over saturated on the display and they prefer the deep blacks and vibrant colours of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The HTC One X+ comes with 64GB of internal storage, however it doesn’t have SD card support. On the other hand it is offered with Dropbox storage of 25GB. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in 16GB and 32G and you can add another 64GB by way of SD card.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a weight of 4.7 ounces and it measures 5.38×2.78×0.34 inches. The HTC is 4.76 ounces and it is slightly smaller, coming in at 5.28×2.75×0.35 inches.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has Jelly Bean with most carriers now after being updated. However the HTC One X+ comes with Jelly Bean out of the box. Both of the devices have support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, and they both come with batteries of 2100mAh.

The devices have 8 megapixel cameras on the back and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a camera of 1.9 megapixel on the front and the HTC One X+ a camera of 1.6 megapixel.

While the HTC One X+ does have some specs that are superb, it cannot match the Samsung Galaxy S3 and there are very obvious reasons for this. Why obvious? This is because they are the same why the original HTC One X never matched the sales or popularity of the S3 earlier this year.

Two of the main reasons why it doesn’t compete are the fact that it doesn’t support expandable storage and the battery isn’t removable. Thirdly the HTC One X+ isn’t available with all the major carriers in the US, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is. It seems that with the device, HTC have messed around with things that didn’t need fixing, while forgetting about those that needed. The same things that meant it couldn’t beat the Samsung Galaxy S3 have reappeared with the latest model of the device, and this is simply disappointing given just how vocal critics were earlier this year with the same 3 exact reasons.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.