The Android smartphone and tablet, Samsung Galaxy Note was announced in September with a market release in October. the The LTE version of the Galaxy Note was released earlier in January this year. The Galaxy Note is Samsung's first ever device to feature a screen with a pen-input technology known as S Pen. In addition Samsung recently announced the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note as promised earlier.
The ICS update for Galaxy Note phablet or phoneblet was scheduled in March but was pushed back to sometime between April and June, according to Cnet UK. The ICS update for the Galaxy Note is confirmed by Samsung as Premium Suite upgrade. The upgrade includes extra multimedia features and a range of S Pen optimised applications.
As far as the LTE version of the Galaxy Note is confirmed, it is different from the global version of the Note in terms of processor. Likewise, the LTE variant of the HTC One X packs a different processor compared to its global version.
Have a look at how the LTE variants of Galaxy Note and HTC One X compare:
The LTE version of HTC One X features a 4.7in Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 313 pixels per inch (ppi).
The Galaxy Note LTE, on the other hand, features a 5.3in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass, the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) and a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 285 ppi.
The HTC One X measures 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9mm in thickness and weighs approximately 130g whereas the Galaxy Note measures 146.8 x 83 x 9.7mm and heavier compared to the HTC One X at 178g.
The HTC One X runs on the Android operating system (OS) 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The Galaxy Note LTE runs on the Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) but Samsung has announced an update to Android 4.0 ICS.
The global version of HTC One X is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset with quad-core 1.5 GHz whereas the LTE version of the One X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
The Galaxy Note is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chip with a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor. However both smartphones pack 1GB of RAM.
The HTC One X is equipped with an eight megapixel main camera with LED flash and auto-focus and the camera is capable of capturing video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The smartphone packs a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixel which can record video in 720p.
The Galaxy Note sports a main camera of eight megapixels with LED flash, auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation technologies. The camera can record video at 1080p and the smartphone is equipped with a two megapixel secondary camera.
The HTC One X offers 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0, Near Field Communication (NFC), LTE and 4G connectivity.
The Galaxy Note offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and EDR. The smartphone also supports NFC and 4G connectivity.
The The HTC One X offers internal storage option of 16GB but the smartphone does not support microSD card. The Galaxy Note comes in only one model, with 16GB of onboard space. It does offer a microSD card slot for expansions up to 32GB.
The HTC One X is powered by Li-ion 1800mAh battery delivering talk time for more than eight hours. The Galaxy Note runs on a more powerful battery than the HTC One X. The battery capacity of the Galaxy Note is 2500mAh and can deliver talk time of up to 10 hours.