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  Reply # 743415 11-Jan-2013 16:53 Send private message

Current owner of both.

Honestly, the S3 runs rings around the One X (with a few small exceptions).

If camera funtion/quality is all that matters then the cheeper One X should do (should also come with an expensive set beats on-ear headphones)

Otherwise, the ability to expand the memory and remove the battery on the S3 is a major bonus.

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  Reply # 743433 11-Jan-2013 17:36 Send private message

MartyTheZebra:....I left for android as it was easily rooted.


no doubt you should get galaxy s3 then! this is the most popular android phone out there. community support is incredibly huge for this model.





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  Reply # 743448 11-Jan-2013 17:53 Send private message

I would agree on a lot of the points already mentioned regarding S3>One X. One X is based on the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip which is not as good as the S3's exynos. Also, S3 is highly popular as well, so there will be continual support for it.

I dont know about the DC version (i9305 - LTE). I would say the regular i9300 should be fine.

One X is not as good as S3 in many things. Not saying that HTC sucks, just saying their One X model isnt as impressive as the Samsung equivalent.

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  Reply # 743567 11-Jan-2013 20:52 Send private message

Krishant007: I would agree on a lot of the points already mentioned regarding S3>One X. One X is based on the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip which is not as good as the S3's exynos. Also, S3 is highly popular as well, so there will be continual support for it.

I dont know about the DC version (i9305 - LTE). I would say the regular i9300 should be fine.

One X is not as good as S3 in many things. Not saying that HTC sucks, just saying their One X model isnt as impressive as the Samsung equivalent.


If you can, get the i9305 it has 2gb ram, supports lte and dc-hspa plus it doesn't suffer from sudden death syndrome like the i9300




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  Reply # 743569 11-Jan-2013 20:56 Send private message

As a One X owner I would say get the S3. From my perspective the only things that are clearly better on the One X is the screen and the physical design of the uni-body made from polycarbonate, but they are personal taste. The lack of accessories is also irking for a One X owner. I also believe build quality is a matter of luck as there are shoddy examples of both the One X and the S3.
I prefer Sense to Touchwiz as a UI, that is a moot point because I use Apex launcher anyway. The One X+ has a better battery and double the (non-expandable) storage of the One X but will be more expensive than the S3.

As for the GPS, it may not have GLONASS but my One X got a lock in a moving airliner, accurate (as reported) to 100 feet. The guy with the S3 next to me couldn't get a lock at all. Not specs, just personal experience.

Edit: Fixed some typos.




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  Reply # 743578 11-Jan-2013 21:08 Send private message

I mean accessories don't matter as I'll just use a case/extended battery Case and that's about all. My S1 is rooted and so was my Motorola milestone. I do want the s3 but I've never actually laid my hands on one yet nor a one x

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  Reply # 743665 12-Jan-2013 09:44 Send private message

MartyTheZebra: I mean accessories don't matter as I'll just use a case/extended battery Case and that's about all. My S1 is rooted and so was my Motorola milestone. I do want the s3 but I've never actually laid my hands on one yet nor a one x


Go play with one in a store. Have a go with the Galaxy Note II as well even if just for size comparison :) 




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  Reply # 744441 14-Jan-2013 11:40 Send private message

What's the One X like in terms of installing custom ROMs, etc? Pretty well supported, JB ROMs, etc?

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  Reply # 744493 14-Jan-2013 13:03 Send private message

TopShelfCookieJar: What's the One X like in terms of installing custom ROMs, etc? Pretty well supported, JB ROMs, etc?

Ignore my question - the XDA site finally started loading for me and apparently the One X still gets a lot of love.

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  Reply # 744813 14-Jan-2013 22:41 Send private message

Dingbatt: As for the GPS, it may not have GLONASS but my One X got a lock in a moving airliner, accurate (as reported) to 100 feet. The guy with the S3 next to me couldn't get a lock at all. Not specs, just personal experience.

Edit: Fixed some typos.


I wasn't just talking specs, I've owned both and taken dozens of My Tracks tracks with both phones over the same route while monitoring the GPS Test app. I don't think your experience holds up to higher quality testing over a sufficient sample size, that's my personal experience at any rate.

I'll have the HTC Butterfly in about a week too, if you want to figure that into your consideration OP. It overcomes a lot of the downfalls of the One X.




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  Reply # 744862 15-Jan-2013 08:43 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt: As for the GPS, it may not have GLONASS but my One X got a lock in a moving airliner, accurate (as reported) to 100 feet. The guy with the S3 next to me couldn't get a lock at all. Not specs, just personal experience.

Edit: Fixed some typos.


I wasn't just talking specs, I've owned both and taken dozens of My Tracks tracks with both phones over the same route while monitoring the GPS Test app. I don't think your experience holds up to higher quality testing over a sufficient sample size, that's my personal experience at any rate.

I'll have the HTC Butterfly in about a week too, if you want to figure that into your consideration OP. It overcomes a lot of the downfalls of the One X.


I guess my evidence is anecdotal but still valid. My experience of the GPS in my One X is that it is streets ahead of my previous HTC phones (Hero and DHD). It will reliably lock when I need it, even when inside sometimes. In fact it fixes almost as fast and accurately as the bluetooth GPS unit I have.
I still believe overall that the S3 is the better handset, but both the One X and S3 are last year's models. I am looking forward to what is revealed for 2013 in Barcelona next month.

Edit: Oh and I'm looking forward to your review of the Butterfly when you get it.




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  Reply # 744934 15-Jan-2013 11:10 Send private message

Dingbatt:
NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt: As for the GPS, it may not have GLONASS but my One X got a lock in a moving airliner, accurate (as reported) to 100 feet. The guy with the S3 next to me couldn't get a lock at all. Not specs, just personal experience.

Edit: Fixed some typos.


I wasn't just talking specs, I've owned both and taken dozens of My Tracks tracks with both phones over the same route while monitoring the GPS Test app. I don't think your experience holds up to higher quality testing over a sufficient sample size, that's my personal experience at any rate.

I'll have the HTC Butterfly in about a week too, if you want to figure that into your consideration OP. It overcomes a lot of the downfalls of the One X.


I guess my evidence is anecdotal but still valid. My experience of the GPS in my One X is that it is streets ahead of my previous HTC phones (Hero and DHD). It will reliably lock when I need it, even when inside sometimes. In fact it fixes almost as fast and accurately as the bluetooth GPS unit I have.
I still believe overall that the S3 is the better handset, but both the One X and S3 are last year's models. I am looking forward to what is revealed for 2013 in Barcelona next month.

Edit: Oh and I'm looking forward to your review of the Butterfly when you get it.


Don't get me wrong, for road-level navigation the One X GPS is fine, but accuracy and lock strength don't quite measure up to the S3/Note 2 so its worth the OP being aware of that. People who geocache/sports track/geotag photos etc will appreciate the additional benefits of GLONASS being available.




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  Reply # 745347 15-Jan-2013 21:51 Send private message

I know almost everyone here is in the SGS3 camp but...

I have an HTC One X and it is really a beautiful phone. I preferred it over the SGS3 for the following reasons:

Screen. The SLCD was brilliant - excellent colours.. great outdoors. My friends with SGS3 would agree that it was a better display.

Build. Something about the HTC One X felt strong and well built. Perfect in my hand. The SGS3 is ok but just didn't feel right IMO.

Sense. I actually thought I'd hate HTC Sense but I found that after using it, I like it a lot.

People are mentioning GPS being better on the SGS3... well, the HTC's GPS is brilliant on my device and I can't fault it. My old original SGS was crap compared to the HTC for GPS. SGS3 is possibly better on paper, maybe even in real world use but that's not to say that the HTC has bad GPS - it doesn't.

Anyway, both are great phones! Don't get caught up in having the best specs on paper. Just choose what feels right.



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