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Hi,

I am going into my local phone shop tomorrow to pick up a new phone and I've put it down to two phone, the One X and the Galaxy SIII. I am going to use it to listen to music and watch films, read ebooks/pdf's and browse the interwebs. Which is better for my needs? Price doesn't matter although preferably no more then £36 a month.

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post #2 of 47
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Originally Posted by Crazy_Clocker View Post

I am going to use it to listen to music and watch films, read ebooks/pdf's and browse the interwebss

You just need a smartphone, and based on that it's whatever you think looks/performs better.
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post #3 of 47
Samsung Galaxy S3 has a bigger screen, bigger processor, and more but for hardware and design go for One X.
But since you only want to listen to music and watch films, read and browse any of those phone sure is a great choice, you will not mess up with your choice..wink.gif
post #4 of 47
I bought a HTC One X. It's the best looking phone I've ever laid my eyes on. I work for Bell Canada so I see alot of phones throughout the day. I had to buy the phone from Rogers and unlock it though, as Bell only has the One S and One V.

I was never a fan of HTC but they really outdid themselves with this one. I came from a Galaxy SII and I had alot of problems with it. No matter what ROM's I used I could never solve the laggy sleep issue... and apparently the Galaxy SIII has the same problem.

I think from a performance standpoint both phones are equal. If you're listening to any music the HOX stomps the SGSIII into the ground (I've tested both). Samsung phones sound simply sucks.

In my opinion I'd go with a white One X... what a gorgeous phone.
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Samsung Galaxy S3. HTC One X is great but the ergonomics suck.

The Samsung Galaxy S3's web browser speeds completely destroys the HTC One X. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is nearly twice as fast at loading websites.

Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE comes with 2GB RAM while the HSPA+ 3G version comes with the Exynos 4 processor which is much faster than the HTC One X's Tegra 3 processor.

Not to mention the 19 FPS lag on the HTC One X when recording 1080 video is really disappointing. Not sure if HTC will fix it for later batches.

Some other things to consider:

Bootup speed test


Video capture test



19FPS lag on the HTC One X



Design and user interfaces comparisons


Edited by Koehler - 6/4/12 at 6:24pm
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^First video is completely bogus, didn't bother watching the rest. Starting to see a pattern with you lol...
 
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post #7 of 47
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Originally Posted by torquejunky View Post

^First video is completely bogus, didn't bother watching the rest. Starting to see a pattern with you lol...

Why is it "completely bogus"? Just because you like the HTC One X better?

Here's another video demonstrating the same thing:



Just accept the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has faster bootup speeds. Who cares anyway? Most people don't buy a smartphone purely based on bootup speeds. Bootup speed is just a bonus.
Edited by Koehler - 6/4/12 at 8:50pm
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No it is not because I like it better it is because the one in my hand takes nowhere near that long to boot.
The video is bogus because of how long he held down the power button for that long on the One X.
It will not begin to boot until you let go.
He has obviously disabled fast boot on the One X.
He is running a custom ROM on the S3 and stock Sense 4.0 on the One X.
 
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No it is not because I like it better it is because the one in my hand takes nowhere near that long to boot.
The video is bogus because of how long he held down the power button for that long on the One X.
It will not begin to boot until you let go.
He has obviously disabled fast boot on the One X.
He is running a custom ROM on the S3 and stock Sense 4.0 on the One X.

Dude I have tested them both and the Samsung Galaxy S3 booted up in around 15 to 20 seconds, while the HTC One X took much longer (I think about 30 seconds at least).

Fast boot doesn't count because it's a super-hibernation mode and it's not turning the smartphone completely off.

Again, bootup tests are not 100% perfect but these guys aren't exaggerating them.
post #10 of 47
I have the AT&T One X and really like it. The screen is gorgeous, but I do with it had a SD card slot like the s3.

edit: also the s3 looks pretty ugly and the one x looks amazing.
 
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