After debuting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 held in Barcelona, the upcoming HTC One X became one of the most anticipated smartphones, and is even expected to beat Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5. But Galaxy S3 is no pushover.
HTC One X
The specs and features of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 are yet to be officially unveiled, but with HTC One X, it is official. The smartphone will feature a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen; a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor; an 8-megapixel rear camera, which can capture 1080p HD videos, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. It will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android operating system, layered with HTC Sense 4.0, and will feature 32GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM.
It is worth noting, however, that in the U.S., the smartphone will come with AT&T and will not have a quad-core processor, but a Qualcomm S4 dual-core chip. On the other hand, AT&T’s LTE capabilities might make up for it. The phone weighs 130g and is 134.36mm x 69.9mm x 8.9mm in size, boasts of Beats Audio and NFC and packs 1800mAh battery.
According to Gizmodo, the HTC One X may be the most exciting Android phone so far. Expected to launch in April, the HTC One X could get a significant head start against the Samsung S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5.
Samsung Galaxy S3
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to be pose a challenge to both the HTC One X and the iPhone 5. It is highly anticipated by many users, particularly because its previous versions, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy S2, were both huge hits, in terms of sales. The Samsung Galaxy S sold 22 million units and the Samsung Galaxy S2 sold 20 million units. The upcoming version will likely have even more impressive sales.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to feature a full HD Super AMOLED Plus resolution display of 4.8 inches, quad-core processor, 4G LTE capabilities, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, NFC and 3-D support, as well as a front and a rear-facing camera. Like the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Additional rumors indicate that the smartphone may feature a 1.8 GHz processor.
Both the smartphones look solid in terms of specs but we would tip the Galaxy S3 to win based on the impressive sales records set by its predecessors. What do you think? Which smartphone will it be? HTC One X or Galaxy S3? Leave your comments below.
(reported by Alexandra Burlacu, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)