The HTC One X LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE version offer better overall connectivity while supporting 4G networks and carry a few features not available in each phone's global version.
The LTE version of the One X, for example, packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor whereas the global version is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Meanwhile the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus is powered by a more powerful battery than its global counterpart and offers more storage space.
HTC announced the One X at the 2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC) while Samsung announced the world's first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone in October.
Check out how the two phone stack up
The LTE version of the One X features a 4.7in Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels and a pixel density of 313 pixels per inch (ppi). The display features the HTC Sense User Interface (UI) v4.0 and Corning Gorilla Glass.
The LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65in HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The resolution of the display is 720x1280 pixels with 316 ppi.
The dimensions of the HTC One X are 134.8x69.9x8.9mm and it weighs approximately 130g. The Galaxy Nexus measures 135.5x67.94x9.47mm and weighs approximately 150g.
Both smartphones run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The HTC One X is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor, which has been clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy Nexus, on the other hand, is powered by a TI OMAP 4460 chip with a dual-core 1.2GHz processing unit. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.
The HTC One X sports an eight megapixel main camera with auto-focus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection technologies. The camera can capture video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The smartphone packs a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels, which can capture video in 720p.
The Galaxy Nexus is equipped with a primary camera of five megapixels with LED flash, auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama and other effects. The camera is also capable of capturing video in 1080p at 30 fps and the Nexus also sports a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels.
The HTC One X offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0, NFC, LTE and 4G connectivity. It supports data speed up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. The Galaxy Nexus offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth version 3.0. The smartphone also supports 4G network and NFC.
The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy Nexus is 32GB whereas the HTC One X offers space only for 16GB. Neither smartphone supports microSD card slots.
The Galaxy Nexus is powered by a Li-ion battery of 1850mAh. The HTC One X is powered by a Li-ion battery of 1800mAh.