Following is a short comparison review of three great smartphones including Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs HTC One X Vs Apple iPhone 4S
Samsung has just uncovered its third generation Galaxy S3. The new version of Galaxy S3 is set come with a large display, quad core processor and a powerful battery. HTC announced its first quad core smartphone the One X at the MWC 2012 and released it in April. The One X features a large 4.7-inch display. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based Galaxy S3 and HTC One X will fight with the iPhone 4S, the latest version of Apple’s flagship iPhone smartphone. Here we make a comparison between the latest phones to help you find the best one of the devices.
Form factor and design
Samsung has designed Galaxy S3 with a plastic body. Unlike iPhone 4S, which has a glass body, the Galaxy S3 touts lightweight plastic body. However, it is only 7 grams lighter than the iPhone 4S and is also 3 grams better the One X. When it comes to the dimensions, the Galaxy S3 is the clear winner with 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm compared to the One X’s 134 x 70 x 8.9mm and iPhone 4S’ 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm.
Well, this is where the Galaxy S3 and One X outclass the iPhone 4S. The S3 comes with a large 4.80-inch Super AMOLED display with 306ppi. The One X, at the same time, touts a 4.7-inch IPS 720p HD screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels at a bold 312ppi. The iPhone 4S falls short with a small 3.5-inch screen that is a 960 x 640 Retina Display with a better 329ppi, though. Yep, the iPhone 4S may have better ppi, but people are fed with the small display.
HTC’s One X boasts Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad core processor that cloaks at 1.5GHz speed. Its major quad core rival the S3 features a new Samsung’s own quad-core chipset called the Exynos 4 Quad on ARM Cortex-A9, which clock at 1.4GHz. Well, the Galaxy S3 and One X completely beat iPhone 4S in processor speed. The 2011 version of iPhone only has a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 processor. Indeed, the 2012 version of iPhone may come with an Apple A6 processor that has quad core capability.
OS and UI
Both the One X and Galaxy S3 are two leading handsets that come preinstalled with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is the most recent version of the mobile OS from Google. Of course, ICS is one of the top features of the smartphones. On the other hand, iPhone 4S runs on iOS 5, the most recent version of Apple’s mobile OS. The One X touts HTC’s most recent Android interface, the Sense 4, which contains HTC’s ImageSense, a new camera app and much more. The S3, in the meantime, has Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay, which gives it a new look.
All the phones come with A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n, HSUPA, HSDPA and Bluetooth 4.0. But One X only has Bluetooth 3.0. The handsets also have HDMI outputs, 3.5mm audio jacks, accelerometers, gyroscope, proximity sensors and a compass. The One X and S3 also feature NFC, which iPhone 4S infamously misses. The iPhone 4S stands out from the rest with Apple’s own AirPlay streaming system that can stream 720p video to Apple TV and others devices.
The One X, Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S mount 8-megapixel rear camera with full 1080p video recording capability. When it comes to the secondary camera, the One X and S3 respectively have 1.3-megapixel and 1.2-megapixel cameras. The iPhone 4S has a VGA camera, however.
The One X, Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S are top handsets the market has today. Indeed, it is quite difficult to compare the three smartphones. The biggest competition is between the One X and S3, which are two best ICS handsets with quad core processors. The iPhone 4S is almost outdated with less competitive features and components. Now, as we have given complete rundown to the major features of the devices, it is up to a customer to decide which of One X, Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S best suits his/her requirements.