HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus: a comparison


    HTC One X, previously called HTC Edge, is the first quad core handset from HTC. The Taiwanese tech firm surfaced the device at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The handset is talked about for its 4.7-inch large display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich besides the quad core factor. On the other hand, the Galaxy Nexus, the first gadget in the world to get the ICS, comes with a 4.65-inch screen and better specs. Here we make a comparison between One X and Galaxy Nexus. The One X is slated to come out in April 2012. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Nexus has been in stores for last several months.

    Form factor and design
    Both One X and Galaxy Nexus are big screen phones. The handsets are two typical products from HTC and Samsung. They feature the same density of 8.9mm, meaning that they will be easy for handling. The One X features the dimensions of 134.4 x 69.9mm and a weight of 130 grams. The Galaxy Nexus, meanwhile, measures in 135.5 x 67.9 mm and has a weight of 135 grams.

    Display screen
    The HTC handset sports a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, whereas the Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Both devices have the same screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. When it comes to pixel-per-inch, the Nexus stands out the One X with a slight difference of 4-ppi. The former has 312-ppi, while the latter has a 316-ppi. Further, the One X’s screen features Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection and Sense 4.0 interface. The Nexus has Oleophobic coating protection, at the same time.

    Processor, RAM and GPU
    As mentioned above, the HTC One X is a quad core device. Under the hood, the One X mounts a 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM and ULP GeForce graphical processor. Of course, the One X will be one of the first handsets to come with a quad core processor. Meanwhile, Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Cortex-A9 processor with TI OMAP 4460 chipset, 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX540 graphical processing unit.

    Operating System
    Both handsets are Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich products. The One X will be one of the first ICS products from HTC, which has also announced One S and One V with the ICS at MWC 2012. The Galaxy Nexus, at the same time, is the world’s first gadget to get the latest version of Android. Being the third version of Google’s Nexus series of phones, this gadget has debuted the ICS revolution.

    The HTC handset features 32GB of internal memory, while the Galaxy Nexus has 16GB. Alas, both the handsets skip the much-wanted microSD slots for storage expansion. In fact, this is the major shortcoming of both the devices.

    Going by camera specs, the HTC One X has a slight authority over the Galaxy Nexus. The One X sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording. In addition, the device features 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and much more. For video calls, the handset sports a 1.3-megapixel front camera with 720p video recording capability.

    The Galaxy Nexus comes with only a 5-megapixel rear camera, which can also shoot video at 1080p. It highlights 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face-detection capabilities. Like the HTC One X, the Galaxy Nexus also rocks a 1.3-megapixel front camera for with 720p@30fps.

    The One X and Galaxy Nexus respectively pack in Li-Po 1800 mAh and Li-Ion 1750 mAh batteries. HTC hasn’t yet exposed the battery performance levels of its upcoming device. But, Galaxy Nexus provides more than 8 hours as talk time and 270 hours as standby.

    Conclusion and Verdict
    HTC is yet to launch its One X, while the Galaxy Nexus has been in stores since December 2011. However, as far specs are concerned, both devices are highly competitive products. Yet, the One X from HTC has a supremacy over the Nexus with a high performance quad core processor, 8-megapixel camera and many others. Customers are excitedly waiting for a set of quad core powered handsets.