Samsung Galaxy S III Vs HTC One X: Comparison of top dogs


Daily new smartphones are introduced with advanced features by phone manufacturing company to grab the attention of consumers throughout the world. More smartphones bring more choices due to which people are getting more confused. If you are looking to buy a new smartphone but don’t want an iPhone or Windows Phone 7, then chances are that you are tossing up between the two biggest Android smartphones of 2012: Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. Both of these Android powerhouses are launched in short time interval of each other and have leaded the benchmark rankings. Samsung called its Smartphone as “world’s best in class Smartphone” and HTC describes HTC One X as “High end Smartphone”. They both have almost same features and specifications so everybody wants to know which is better to buy and which need to be let go. Here is a side by side comparison of these top dogs that will help you to find right Smartphone for you.

Samsung Galaxy S III Vs HTC One X

Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X

1. Design and Build Quality

Both companies always have totally different approach about their handsets’ design. Samsung don’t pay attention to luxurious materials which make the phone “feel like a tank”. On the other hand HTC always make the handsets that are durable and look better. Samsung Galaxy S3 is a pretty large handset, measuring 136.6 mm x 70.6 mm x 8.6 mm and weighs 133g. While HTC One X measures 134.4mm x 69.9mm x 8.9 mm and weighs 130g. Both Smartphones are made from plastic to keep the weight less. HTC One X is made from polycarbonate plastic and has unibody frame. It has matte rear but glossy edges and front. Samsung Galaxy S3 is made up of polycarbonate plastic and has ecstatic curves & hyperglaze finish. With the One X and S III you can either go Black or Gray and Pebble Blue or Marble White respectively. The One X has higher quality plastic which provides more refined look and premium feel.


Winner: HTC One X

2. Screen

Galaxy S3 has 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and One X sports 4.7 -inch Super IPS LCD display but the screen resolution of both handsets is same, 1280×720 pixels. Both phones also have almost same Pixel density: 312ppi (One X) and 306ppi (S III). The Galaxy S3 has slightly high quality screen.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

3. Processor and RAM

The key player of any handset is its processor. Both Samsung and HTC have introduced their handsets with in quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Galaxy S3 is powered by 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 4 quad-core processor with Mali-400MP GPU whereas One X includes 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor with ULP GeForce GPU. Both processors are very powerful.

Winner: Draw

4. Camera

Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X feature two cameras: front and rear. They have 8MP rear camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and 1080p video capture at 30 frames per second. The S3 front facing camera is of 1.9MP and One X front camera is of 1.3MP. One X features f/2.0 aperture and S III includes f/2.6 aperture when it comes to optics. S III rear camera is capable to take 20 shots in burst mode at a rate of 6fp while front camera has “face recognition” feature which you don’t find in One X.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

5. Battery

Galaxy S3 comes with Li-Ion 2100mah removable battery and One X has 1800mah fixed Li-Po battery which delivers 12 hours of power usage. The Endurance rating of the batteries is 43hrs (S3) and 37hrs (One X). The video playback battery life of S3 is above 10hrs while the playback battery life of One X is 5hr.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

6. Storage

Galaxy S3 is available in 3 storage options such as 16GB, 32GB and 64GB whereas One X has only 32GB model. S3 also has a microSD slot so users can expand the internal memory up to 128GB for storing videos, music and apps. The card slot makes S3 better compared to One X.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

7. Messaging

S III and One X have almost same sized screen but typing on S III on-screen keyboard is more comfortable than One X. One X keyboard is fairly cluttered with added buttons and color scheme also not making the things easy to see. In S3, you can also search for a third-party keyboard in Google Play.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

8. Multimedia

Obviously, both Smartphones includes plenty of features when it comes to multimedia. HTC is equipped with Beats audio support with active noise cancellation, Android basics of H.264/WMV and MGL microUSB while S3 has OGG/FLAC advanced audio support and MHL microUSB as well as supports DivX, Xvid, FLAC, WAV video & audio formats. HTC One X has no additional support so the video types it can play are very limited.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

9. Connectivity

Both have same list of connectivity features such as Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi hotspot, and DLNA. However, S III is 4G LTE compatible while One X does not offer the same.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

10. Price

HTC One X costs less than Galaxy S3. The price of One X is Rs. 36,500 while S3 costs Rs. 38000.


After the comparison of all major specifications, it is clear that S III scores higher that HTC One X and it can rule the land of Android. It is more powerful and features microSD slot and much better audio-visual capabilities. Although HTC One X is better in appearance and overall design than S3, the S3 is matchless; as far as user experience is concerned. So, S3 will be definitely a better option if you are going with overall package.

Comparison of specifications between Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S III HTC One X
UI overlay Samsung TouchWIZ HTC Sense
Screen size  4.8″
Screen resolution 720×1280
Camera 8 megapixels with 1.9MP front camera 8 megapixels with 1.3MP  front camera
Internal memory 16GB/32GB/64GB expandable 32GB not expandable
Thickness 8.6mm  8.9mm
Weight  133g 130g
Processor Samsung Exynos Quad (Cortex A9) quad-core 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz
Battery 2100mAh removable battery 1800mAh not removable
Connectivity LTE or HSPA+ HSPA+
Dimensions 136.6 mm x 70.6 mm x 8.6 mm 134.4mm x 69.9mm x 8.9 mm

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