The launch of Samsung Galaxy S3 in India has further fueled the ongoing smartphone war. One of the most-awaited phones of 2012, Samsung Galaxy SIII is designed to take the fight to the new crop of Quadcore superphones. But how does it compare with the HTC One X and the iPhone 4S?
Here in this article we shared the comparison between the 3 most welcomed smartphones.
HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Operating System
Both HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while the iPhone 4S runs iOS 5. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4.0.4 to be precise.
The HTC One X comes with the Sense 4 overlay. This includes HTC ImageSense, a new suite of camera and imaging features that speeds up image-taking. HTC says it’s ready to take a photo in 0.7 seconds and autofocus in 0.2 seconds, plus you can even take photos while shooting video. The browser in the X also supports Adobe Flash.
As you’d expect, you still get Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay in the Samsung Galaxy S3, albeit with a totally new and decluttered look.
Samsung reckons it has been inspired by nature with this release (quite why, we’re not sure) but as you can see here, there’s plenty of water rippling around. As with HTC with Sense, TouchWiz is one of the key ways Samsung believes it can differentiate itself from other manufacturer’s Android handsets.
Winner: This final round is a draw for now.
HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Design
HTC One X is a beast in terms of size just like the Samsung Galaxy S3. Both of them give a huge screen. But the One X fills a bit slippery and HTC classics phones style so nothing much to speak about except the smart looks of HTC.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn’t sport a very flexible screen but the design is really attractive. The screen is huge. Its shape is somewhat similar to the Galaxy Nexus having a really superb looking curvy back. In spite of the rumors it still sports the physical home button. All in all a nice attractive looking piece for customers this summer.
Now let’s talk about the iPhone 4S. Tech Geeks are a bit disappointed by looking at the same piece after iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is replica of the iPhone 4. But still it’s a nice looking phone. With the thickness of 9mm the phone is a bit chubby. If apple don’t change the look soon then they might have to face the wrath of the worshippers.
Winner: Though a tough fight for the first place the Winner is Samsung Galaxy S3 it just takes over the HTC One X due to the curve body and stylish looks. While the iPhone 4S don’t even seems closer
HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Screen
The HTC One X comes with a screen a bit smaller than 4.7 inches. Though the screen looks good and handles the colors brilliantly but the downside comes at the viewing angles as it might be a bit of headache for users.
In terms of screen size the Samsung Galaxy S3 is fitted with a 4.8-inch massive Super AMOLED screen. The Samsung Galaxy S3 surely steps up from its predecessor Galaxy Note in terms of the screen Size (4.8 instead of 4.3) and the technology (Super AMOLED instead of AMOLED plus).
Once again iPhone 4S is the same as the s which is ok as the retina display is really great. The only con is that the screen size is only 3.5 inches which don’t satisfy a HD video requirement.
Winner: The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the winner with a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED screen. The HTC One X’s screen is also great, but production issues make it loose the chance for being the number one.
HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Camera
The HTC One X uses an 8-megapixel sensor, but it offers a wide f2.0 aperture and a backside-illuminated sensor to improve picture quality in low light. In terms of straight image quality, we preferred the shots taken from the iPhone 4S, but the One X offers various tweaking tools that might appeal to the casual snapper.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with an 8 megapixels similar to the Samsung Galaxy S2. We hoped to see 12M camera. Still the camera has some good functionality giving it a bit chance in the competition.
The iPhone 4S also has an 8MP camera but with its HDR feature and built-in editing tools, the iPhone 4S is a firm favorite among mobile shutterbugs.
Winner: iPhone 4S. The rich, even tone provided by the 4S puts it slightly ahead of the One X.
HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Software
The HTC One X’s Sense 4.0 interface aims to make Android more accessible by being easy to understand and simple to operate. In our time with the device, we found that it had done a good job at achieving those targets.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 sports the latest outing of Samsung’s TouchWiz software, which is a custom skin it has applied over the standard Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In brief it is nice to feel but not so simple to use.
It does, however, have a few extras. S Voice is the name given to the voice-assistant software that aims to serve a similar function to the iPhone 4S’s Siri. Direct Call lets you instantly call the contact on your screen just by putting the phone to your face. Finally, Smart Stay is the eye-tracking function we reported that doesn’t let the screen lock while you’re still looking at it.
As an Apple device, the iPhone 4S comes with the iOS 5, which is known for being particularly user-friendly and straightforward. It’s exactly this simple functionality that’s allowed the iPhone to become so popular among people who aren’t hardcore tech addicts. However it’s not simple who always wins.
Winner: This final round is a draw for now.
HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Power
The HTC One X is the big gun with a quad-core chip clocked at impressive 1.5GHz. Of course, you’ll probably never notice the difference between 1.4GHz and 1.5GHz, but it’s nice to see the bigger number. The One X also sports 1GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a quad-core Exynos chip running at 1.4GHz, backed up by 1GB of RAM. Expectations were high from the S3 as everyone was hoping a much powerful processor from S3 along with first time 2 GB RAM in the Smartphone. But we might have to wait till the launch of S4 we guess.
The iPhone 4S comes with only a dual-core 1G chip with a mere 512MB RAM but still manages to produce much better results from the predecessor. It munches through most of app nice and smooth but lags a bit when the high end video intensive app comes to scene.
Winner: Here HTC One X takes the prize by having the larger number. But still there is not much of difference in two of them.
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