HTC One X is the first quad-core Android smartphone by the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer announced at the Mobile World Congress event in February followed by a market release in May.
Featuring a larger screen, the smartphone runs on the Android's latest operating system. The LTE version of the smartphone is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor which is different from the processor packed in the global version of the smartphopne. The LTE version also supports 4G connectivity.
Samsung, announced the latest in the Galaxy S smartphone series on 3 May. The Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of specification beats its predecessor - Galaxy S and Galaxy S2. Equipped with the latest technology such as Near Field Communication and S Voice-a voice activated personal assistant, the smartphone will go on sale with 296 carriers in 145 countries. It will hit the UK smartphone market on 30 May.
Take at look how the two smartphones stack up against each other:
The successor to Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display also features TouchWiz user interface v4.0. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi) which is slightly less than the pixel density of the HTC One X LTE.
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 ppi.
The Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm in thickness and weight 133g. The HTC One X measures 134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9mm in thickness and weighs approximately 130g.
The Galaxy S3 will run on the Android operating system (OS) 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The HTC One X runs on the Android OS 4.0 ICS with HTC Sense 4.
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. Speculation suggests that the Sprint version of Galaxy S3 could pack the same processor the LTE version of HTC One X is using.
The Galaxy S3 will be powered by 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor. Samsung boasts the Exynos 4 quad-core processor possesses twice the capacity over its predecessor while consuming less than 20 per cent power. Both HTC One X and Galaxy S3 house 1GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S3 packs a primary camera of eight megapixel with auto-focus, LED flash and Zero shutter lag-the feature that allows to capture moving objects. The main camera also features geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. It can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The handset is equipped with a 1.9 megapixel fron-facing camera which can record video in 720p at 30 fps.
Like the Galaxy S3, the HTC One X also is equipped with an eight megapixel main camera with LED flash and auto-focus and the camera is capable of capturing video in 1080p. The smartphone also packs a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixel which can record video in 720p.
The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi /b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth version 4.0. It supports data speed up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and the smartphone will connect 4G network speeds in compatible countries. The HTC One X offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0, NFC, LTE and 4G connectivity.
The Galaxy S3 offers storage options of 16GB, 32GB and the 64GB version will be available soon. The handset supports microSD card. The HTC One X offers internal storage option of 16GB but the smartphone does not support microSD card.
The Galaxy S3 is powered by a 2100mAh battery which is expected to deliver a longer battery life. The HTC One X is powered by a 1800mAh battery delivering talk time of more than eight hours.