By Sumit Passary | Oct 07, 2012 10:44 AM EDT
On Oct. 2, HTC announced its flagship smartphone One X+.
The One X+ packs impressive features which may appeal to smartphone users looking for a high-end phone, but can the new handset compete with Samsung's flagship smartphone Galaxy S3?
Here is a roundup of the features of both the devices.
Samsung Galaxy S3 features a 1.5GHz Advanced Dual Core, Qualcomm. On the other, a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor powers the One X+, which HTC claims is 67% faster than its predecessor.
The HTC One X+ sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 312pixels per inch (ppi), and Gorilla Glass 2. The Galaxy S3 has a bigger 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 306ppi.
Weight, Thickness, and Body
The Galaxy S3 measure 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches and weighs 4.7 ounces and is slightly thinner than the One X+, which measures 5.28 x 2.75 x 0.35 inches. The HTC's polycarbonate unibody weighs 4.76 ounces with battery, which makes it a bit lighter than the Galaxy S3.
Storage and Memory
The HTC One X+ is offered with 64GB on-board storage option and 25GB of Dropbox storage. The handset does not offer an option to expand the memory using a microSD card. The Galaxy S3 on the other hand offers 16/32/64GB of internal storage with the option to expand the storage to up to 64GB using a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 includes 2GB of RAM and the HTC One X+ has 1GB of RAM.
The HTC One X+ sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and has a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy S3, on the other hand, features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and Autofocus, but the front-facing camera is improved at 1.9-megapixel.
The HTC One X+ comes packed with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S3, on the other hand, come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). However, the Jelly Bean upgrade has started being rolled out for the Galaxy S3 in Europe.
Battery and Connectivity
Both the smartphones pack in a powerful 2100 mAh battery.
When it comes to connectivity, both the handsets are abreast with the latest technology and are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capable.
Packed with top-end features, the Galaxy S3 has gained high popularity since its launch in May 2012. HTC has also deployed top-end features in the latest One X+. However, time will if HTC is able to capture a major chunk of the top-end smartphone market.
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