Both are in different class of their own. Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One S are different. But here we compare their specs and features comparison
The One S is the midrange phone of HTC’s new One series. Demoed at MWC 2012, HTC launched three versions of the One range on different occasions. The One X is the top end and One V is the lower end version of the series. Here we take the moderate One S for a comparison with HTC’s arch rival Samsung’s just launched Galaxy S3. The latest version of Samsung’s Galaxy S series is a fantastic handset with many ultra-modern features. You have an extremely lightweight body and high-performance innards inside the S3. And so, it has become a hotcake since its launch last month. So far Samsung has sold around 6 million units across the world.
HTC One S comes in an aluminum unibody. It is very solid and rocky so that it is suitable for slightly rough use. The handset has a nice shape with rounded corners. You can buy the One S in different colors like black and sport of bluey-grey. What makes the One S different from the advanced Galaxy S3 is its lightweight and tiny body. It measures at 130.9 x 65 x 7.8mm and has a weight of 119 grams.
The Galaxy S3 has a curvy form factor and it looks fairly reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. The bottom part of the handset is somewhat larger than the top. Indeed, the S3 has an extremely fresh and modern look. The handset is a bit larger than the One S. It has the dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weight of 133 grams. Indeed, the device is one of the slick handsets in the top-end category.
The HTC handset sports a small 4.3-inch capacitive Super AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass protection against scratches. The display packs a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels at 256ppi. The S3, at the same time, features a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass. The device stands out the entire mobile market with its high resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 306ppi. The new Galaxy S phone is the most advanced in the world as far as the display clarity and size are concerned.
HTC ships the One S with 16GB of internal memory. The device unluckily misses a microSD slot; that is, you won’t be able to expand the storage using external sticks. The device has 1GB of RAM to support its CPU. The S3, on the other hand, comes with huge internal storage options, though having only 1GB of RAM for its high power CPU. Like iPhone 4S, the handset is available in three memory options; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Plus, there is a microSD slot for expanding memory up to a massive 64GB.
Being a midrange handset, HTC One S features a dual core Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon MSM8260A Krait processor. Clocking at 1.5GHz, the processor provides nice performance for the device, which is boosted by an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit. It is when we have the S III with the most advanced Exynos 4212 Quad core chipset inside. It is powered by four ARM Cortex-A9 cores that clock at 1.4GHz. There is a high performance Mali-400MP GPU inside the machine.
Both handsets run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC has designed all versions of its One series for the ICS version. The Galaxy S3 is also the first member of the series to get the ICS on release. Maybe, it might one of the first ICS handsets to obtain the next version Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
You might have got a clear picture of these two handsets. The Galaxy S3, without any hints of doubt, is the best Android handset you can find in market. Samsung has specially designed the handset to compete with all major Android handsets and the upcoming iPhone 5. The One S is only a midrange phone and it is aimed at moderate customers, who love to enjoy top-end features.