The Smartphone market is a competitive one with new phones being released by the major manufacturers on a regular basis. The Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X are two of the newer Smartphones recently released on the consumer market. Comparing Smartphones involves looking at the features they have to offer including the operating system, camera, music and video capabilities, messaging and productivity potential. It isn’t as dull and dry as comparing the various auto loans that are available when buying a new car or as involved as deciding which one of the available modular homes you want to buy from a dealer.
The screen size is the first thing you see when comparing the phones. They are almost identical with the HTC One X measuring 5.3 inches long, 2.75 inches wide and .36 inches thick and the Samsung Galaxy S III measuring 5.38 inches long, 2.78 inches wide and .34 inches thick. The screen size of HTC One X measures 4.7 inches while the screen on the Galaxy S III measures 4.8 inches.
The One weighs 4.6 ounces while the Galaxy S III is slightly heavier at 4.73 ounces. The screen resolution is the same for both phones at 1280×720 pixels.
The battery life on the One outranks the Galaxy S III slightly with talk time and by far with standby time. The HTC One X battery can handle up to eight and a half hours of digital talk time and 12.6 hours of digital standby. The Galaxy S III offers up to eight hours of talk time but only slightly over eight days for digital standby.
Both phones run on Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
They both have internal memory storage of up to 16GB to hold applications, photos, music and video. The Galaxy S III also supports up to 64GB of expandable memory storage using a microSD card. The Galaxy S III has 2 GB of RAM while the HTC One X is limited to 1 GB.
The camera capabilities for the two phones are comparable. Both have an 8MP rear-facing camera with flash capabilities. The front-facing camera on the Galaxy S III is slightly better at 1.9 MP as compared to the 1.3 MP on the One X. Both are also capable of capturing and playing back live video.
They are also both equipped with the latest wireless technology including both 3G and 4G connectivity speeds. They also both support the EDGE high speed data network and have Bluetooth 4.0 technology support.
Both phones provide everything you expect in a Smartphone running on the Android operating system. The differences between the two are minor. They both come with preloaded applications from the manufacturer and have support for all those available on the Google Play market as well.