HTC One X plus vs Samsung Galaxy S III; Specs Comparison
Finally HTC has introduced its latest addition to its portfolio as you know, its name is HTC One X+ , a revamped version of its HTC One X. HTC One X was almost like a flop and less specced device with some bugs, but this time the company is coming with a major upgrade and features to take on other smartphones out there, expecting a major market share in the coming season. The Smartphone is certainty a beast with powerful specs under the hood, which could give a tight competition to other high-end smartphone like Galaxy Note III, yet to be proven though. So let’s take a peek into a spec comparison with the already successful Galaxy S III.
From the design perspective, the HTC One X plus hasn’t got an changes from its predecessor HTC One X, retaining its original look with a curvy back and round corners. The device is still a little smaller than the Galaxy S III, but I don’t think it is a big deal anyway. The body is polycarbonate unibody, that we see it as an advantage over the Galaxy S III’s plastic body. The device measures 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm which is a bit thicker than the Galaxy S III with a measurement of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, and weighs 135 g while the Galaxy S III only weighs 133.2 g .
This is where we see a major improvements and plus points to the One X plus. The HTC One X+ is powered by a powerful Tegra 3 processor clocked at whopping 1.7GHz. Unlike Samsung, the HTC has managed to bring LTE support as well without any changes to its processor power. Samsung Galaxy S III LTE version is powered by Dual-core Snapdragon processor at lesser speed of 1.5GHz. Even though Snapdragon S4 processor is claimed to provide somewhat better performance, consumers will still see the processing power of the HTC One X plus as well ass access to the exclusive Tegra Zone game library as an advantage. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S III has more random access memory at 2GB while One X + only features 1GB. On the Galaxy S III, you shouldn’t be out of memory while running multiple apps. You don’t have multiple options when it comes HTC One X+ storage, the device is coming with a generous 64GB built-in storage while the Galaxy S III with several options to choose from and a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 64GB. Both smartphones are coming with same 2100mAh battery, but you can’t remove the battery on HTC One X plus while Galaxy S III battery is removable.
When it comes to display, both devices feature screen with 1,280-by-720 HD resolution even though technology and sizes are different. The HTC One X plus features a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 while Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display. From the resolution standpoint, both are same but HTC One X+ display has 312 ppi contrary to 306 ppi of Galaxy S III.
Both smartphone feature 8MP rear camera with capability to shoot videos at 1080p, but Samsung Galaxy S III has a slight edge with its 1.9MP front-facing camera compared to the One X plus 1.6MP. I think Mp count is not always the main aspect of providing better clarity, anyway, both camera can shoot videos at 720p.One of the major difference here is that the HTC One X + has a 28mm wide angle lens, that will help you to capture larger images from the same distance as the Galaxy S III. The lens on the One X plus opens up to f/2, while you have f/2.6 aperture lens on galaxy S III.
One of the notable achievement HTC has made with the HTC One X plus is that it could bring the first NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered Android smartphone with LTE support. Galaxy S III had to replace it with Snapdragon S4 processor as its Quad-core processor lacked 4G support. Anyway, both have 4G LTE and NFC. Both Galaxy S III as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, but the Galaxy S III has missed built-in FM radio and Beats Audio enhancements found on One X plus.
A major changes we can see on these smartphones is software. At&t HTC One X LTE will be running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest Android version while the Galaxy S III is still stuck with Android 4.0 ICS. The Jelly Bean makes things smoother on the screen and brings some other new features like camera functionality, notification and Google search. Google search now support more natural language commands just like on Apple Siri. Anyway, Samsung has promised to update the Galaxy S III to Android Jelly Bean. HTC One X + also features HTC’s latest UI Sense 4+.
Anyway, pricing is an important aspect when it comes to the success of smartphones, unfortunately, AT&T hasn’t announced the price or release date for the new One X+ mobile. Consumers will also find a Carrier compatibility issue as this one is an AT&T exclusive. Finally decision goes to the consumers and it will be mostly based on their needs and budget. But someone with determination to buy a high-end smartphone may find a little difficulty choosing between Galaxy S III and One X plus. We can certainly assume that HTC is determined to compete with other high-end smartphones out there and we could expect more such devices, bringing the price down. Meanwhile, LG has recently announced a powerful Android beast named LG Optimus G that could give a tougher time to both smartphones considering its specifications. Anyway, take a look at the spec by spec comparison below and feel free to drop your comment in the box.
|HTC One X Plus||Samsung Galaxy S III|
Super LCD 2
NVIDIA Tegra 3
|Rear Camer|| 8MP
|Storage||64GB / no microSD||16 / 32 / 64GB
microSD up to 64GB
|Connectivity||LTE / NFC / Bluetooth 4.0 / WiFi||LTE / NFC / Bluetooth 4.0 / WiFi|
|Battery Life||N/A||22.50 hours talk time|
|Dimensions||134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm|
|Weight||135 g||133 g|
|Platform||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean||Android 4.0,
Jelly Bean coming