HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy SIII

As cell phone brands all the world are striving to offer customers greater enhancements in smartphones, Samsung and HTC have launched, what they believe, are some of the most top-notch Android smartphones in the world market today. HTC One X launched with great fanfare and received great reviews from the top Blogs in the world. Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most celebrated smartphone in 2012 with a launch that was preceded by high expectation and countless rumours. The actual launch was one of the biggest events in smartphone history.

If you are a premium smartphone user and want the best phone, you are bound to be torn between these two giants.  Here is a quick comparison of HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy SIII to help you decide.

The HTC One X is a new addition to HTC’s collection of Android smartphones. HTC proclaims it to be one of the most solid and complete smartphones developed by the HTC brand, which provides a comprehensive list of the most advanced features to users. The phone is especially being acknowledged for its fine camera and authentic sound quality, besides being a slim, elegant, and attractive in terms of looks.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII has a natural, organic design, and has been developed to cater to the wide range of users’ daily demands and requirements from calling, chatting, photographing, and finding directions to enjoying sophisticated audio features and keeping track of a daily schedule. This model is equipped with some of the latest technologies in the market, which have been considerably simplified to suit an average user.


Sleek and light at just 130g with battery, the HTC One X is easy to carry around in your pocket and handle with ease even in a moving vehicle. The phone features a light weight and sturdy polycarbonate body that feels almost ceramic, giving it aesthetic as well as functional appeal.

Available in pebble blue and marble white, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is also a lightweight model at just 133g, and has a soothing and elegant organic design. This is how both models combine attractiveness with convenience.

Screen Size and Resolution

The 4.7 inch screen of the HTC One X is just the right size to allow you to view images and videos easily. It has a high image resolution of 1280 x 720p and HD touch feature, which enables clear viewing of a wide range of images. The screen features a IPS LCD display which is much brighter than the AMOLED Display.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slightly wider screen at 4.8 inches. This is a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a high resolution of 720 x 1280p and 16M colours, which allow for realistic images.

CPU Speed

The HTC One X is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, which is among the most advanced features of the product. This high speed feature allows the quick and simultaneous processing of multiple operations.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII has a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A-9 processor, which makes it almost as quick and efficient as the HTC One X.


Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4 has been chosen as the operating system for the HTC One X owing to its enhanced features and ability to provide users the benefit of using multiple apps. An Android v4, 0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) powers the Samsung Galaxy SIII, too, which still keeps it in close competition with the HTC One X.


The HTC One X has a total storage capacity of 32 GB, which is rather impressive. It also has a RAM capacity of 1 GB. The internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy SIII varies from 16/32/64 GB with 1 GB RAM. The device is also compliant with micro SD up to 64 GB.


The HTC One X is equipped with a variety of sensors including a G-sensor, which functions as a kind of accelerometer, proximity sensor for object detection, gyro sensor for motion detection, ambient light sensor to check the brightness of the screen, and a digital compass.

The Samsung Galaxy III is also provided with an impressive range of sensors including an accelerometer, a gyro sensor, a proximity sensor, and a compass like the HTC One X. In addition, it possesses a RGB sensor and a barometer.


The HTC One X provides seamless connectivity via USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm jack, and DLNA for wireless media streaming.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII has the All Share Play feature, which enable remote access to a variety of multimedia files using DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct features. The S Beam feature allows users to share various kinds of content, too. It is also USB complaint and can be connected using a 3.5mm jack.


An 8 megapixel camera with a dedicated imaging chip, high quality slow motion video capture, smart LED flash, auto flash, auto focus, and BSI sensor is one of the hallmark features of the HTC One X. This well-designed advanced camera allows users to shoot photos and videos in a variety of surroundings and conditions. These coupled with the advanced sensor features of the phone help in capturing clear and high definition images.

The Samsung Galaxy III has an 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash feature. It also has simultaneous HD, video recording, image stabilization, touch focus, and other features, which permit for customized photography. The camera has a high image resolution of 3264 x 2448p. The phone also features a 1.9MP front facing camera, the best in its class with a unique new feature known as Smart Stay. Smart Stay monitors the user’s eye movements and automatically maintains brightness as the User watches videos or reads on the phone and shuts the screen off as the user looks away.


HTC has teamed up with Beats by Dr Dre to provide advanced audio enhancement for its collection of cell phones.

The Samsung Galaxy III can be connected to loud speakers, and MP3 and WAV ringtones. The in-built speakers of the phone provide much louder output than the HTC One X. This was the same case when the phone is connected to headphones or speakers as well. HTC does have a better


An 1800 mAh battery powers the HTC One X, allowing long and durable usage.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII uses a Li-ion 2100 mAh standard battery, which is a little more powerful that its HTC counterpart.


HTC one X is a premium phone of HTC and is currently the most expensive Android phone in the market.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is set to be launched in the near future. The phone is available in 3 different models of 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB internal memory. The price is rumoured to be around HTC one X.