Hmm, I think I'll wait a bit for RAZR HD to arrive. Locked bootloader sucks, but S4 inside RAZR case with full HD screen... mmmm...
The GSM Arena comparison review is very well written and was a lot of fun to read. Well done, GSM-Arena!
I only skimmed through the comments below but have already seen quite a few of "flame war" -like stuff going on.
Personally, I have been quite undecisive, whether to go for the One X or to wait for the S3. Although I knew the S3 would most probably have the edge in terms of raw performance and hardware features, I have to say that I totally fell in love with the One X. It's like a beautiful, gorgeous looking young lady that is a pleasure to put your hands on. The S3 -while being a monster spec wise - simply doesn't appeal to my senses. I just don't like its looks, period. So Iconsciously decided to go for the One X despite knowing it doesn't have an external SD memory slot and no user-replacable battery. These are trade-offs, for sure, but the overall look-and-feel of that phone easly makes up for this.
It's not just how the shape of the One X looks, it's the overall user experience that simultaneously fondles your hand and pleases your eyes. It's the unique combination of the gorgeous 720p full RGB screen that is around 50% brigher than that of the S3, alongside the superb polycarbinate material that allows for fantastic 3G reception, a slightly curved shape (just like the waistline of a lean woman) and the overall superbly fast operation powered by the Quadcore CPU. The One X doesn't beg for anything, it doesn't show of with some blown off specs, it just is the incarnation of a superb user experience. That's why I love it. The S3 might be somewhat faster, and have longer battery life, but if I want the best and sexiest user experiences a smartphone can give right now, the One X is the way to go. I am just loving it!
Denzo, 14 May 2012Please, look at iPhone sales.. does any single smartphone sell more than this glass and metal ... moremaybe, but only Apple users like iOS, and if you want an iPhone you have to have iOS.
So you may not be interested in anything except Apple, but as Android has a bigger world share than iOS many people will be interested on the choice between the ICS beasts
Dave, 14 May 2012I can't wait till we see the sales for the Galaxy S 3. The One X will fall. The looks of the p... morePlease, look at iPhone sales.. does any single smartphone sell more than this glass and metal beast? Despite everyone choking on gigabytes and quadrant points.. The overpriced little bit of style from Apple has the single most dominant phone in the world. So if you need to keep telling yourself that Samsung is somehow on another level.. keep doing so but realise its not for my benefit.
jackskellington, 14 May 2012Its funny how every HTC fan has to keep stating benchmarks mean nothing and that it has better... moreAnd please don't bring out the jealousy card. Ever again. It's fanboys like you that make fanboys look bad.
jackskellington, 14 May 2012Its funny how every HTC fan has to keep stating benchmarks mean nothing and that it has better... more"Sure it takes better low light, but the sgs3 was all around way better. In good lighting the pictures were drastically better at first glance without zoom.
Video was far superior and in complete dark the flash is gonna do you much better"
No, they weren't. The good lighting samples meant jack because they took the photos under different conditions. They also had to zoom in to find differences in detail. You've got to be insane to think there was a big difference. In no instance with any recent P&S or smartphone have I had a problem with daylight shots. Only in poor lighting do they generally do badly. I'd again argue that video is actually superior on the One X. Clearly it doesn't show as much detail than the GS3, but again it destroys it in low light. Unfortunately the GSMArena team leaves only one sentence for that ;)
PS Both phones have a LED FLASH. They do NOT light up much of anything at all and mess up the colours on faces and such. Come on!
Anonymous, 14 May 2012UI and many other features seemed quicker on the GS3 in every handson video than HOX. When we ... moreKeep fooling yourself. I've tested the One X in stores and tried to slow it down any way I could. It's blazing fast and differences between the two in REAL LIFE performance ARE minimal no matter how you try to spin it. Specs don't tell all.
TMach, 14 May 2012CAn't believe the level of infantile debate! FTW, read the article, there is no winner just a ... moredo a manual tally to see who won, it's obvious that is if you know how to count. lol
gsmarena as people have already said was just trying to be diplomatic in not trying to say who won, they just wanted to let the results speak for itself.
CAn't believe the level of infantile debate! FTW, read the article, there is no winner just a matter of choice and each one brings its own compromises, like any phone. Grow up or go play with your toys children!
Anonymous, 14 May 2012Guys I've bought an HTC One-X over a month ago and i have to tell you, its absolutely brillian... moreYou're missing the point
One thing Samsung always shines over its competitor is the underlying basic experience optimization.
Let me explain further
Galaxy S2 was known for its hardware (not the top of the group btw) but the key feature was hardware optimization found in the UI as well as the web browser. There was not a single phone that could duplicate the smoothness bar none.
Based on some of the browser benchmarks as well as the handson video comparisons in transitions, it looks they've done it again
Anonymous, 14 May 2012Guys I've bought an HTC One-X over a month ago and i have to tell you, its absolutely brillian... moreThe HTC One X design looks the same as any HTC phone design! Look the Sensation, it looks like the the One X! I even suspect that HTC borrowed the curving design from the Galaxy Nexus. Look at them!
And people, polycarbonate is the same meaning as plastic. It just sounds fancy but its one and the same!
For HTC One X owners, justify all you want with your purchase. The tests done of the Galaxy S3 performance over your unit will remain factual. Yes, your HTC One is prettier.
one x is much better in photo than gs3,no doubt...the pic have some problem
Again, how can some of you comment on the build quality and feel of the SG3 before you've ever held one??
every review so far says it's better than expected! not as good as the HTC but nowhere near cheap and tacky!
I intend to do a hands-on test before I commit.
most disappointing things for me with galaxy s2 is headphone experience hope it not gonna happen with galaxy s3