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The HTC one X (210$) has the digitizer (screen) broken & the S3 (350$) has bad ESN for Sprint.

I live in canada so I won't have to deal with Sprint. I am wondering if this is a deal and which one I should take. The broken screen is no problem for me, I've found replacement part and I've already done that before with my torch 9800. Is it possible for me to use the S3 with bad ESN with my local service provider and if no can I fix the problem myself (in the best case) and how in the worst case?
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Hi mate,

Well the biggest bonus with the one x is the nvidia tegra chip... The samsung is a great phone don't get me wrong but if you're like me and love playing games on your phone then go with the one x. If you're not comfortable replacing the digitiser on it then don't get it, although i've done it and it's not that hard.

The samsung is a bit more robust from what I've read and I had my phone in my back poket, sat down and cracked the digitiser.

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if its the int version of one x, id keep it..otherwise gs3 is probably a better choice(btw you can get open box gs3 returns from rogers for 300bucks..just so you know)
 
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I looked at both too. I decided on the Galaxy S3 because of its removable battery and MicroSD card slot. The One X not having either of these were complete deal-breakers for me.
    
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i got myself a HTC One X and i had a S3 aswell dont get me wrong the S3 is a great phone but after my One X got a update the Tegra 3 Quad core beated the Exynos 4412 in the S3 anyway you cant really go wrong with either of these 2 phones
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Hi mate,

Well the biggest bonus with the one x is the nvidia tegra chip... The samsung is a great phone don't get me wrong but if you're like me and love playing games on your phone then go with the one x. If you're not comfortable replacing the digitiser on it then don't get it, although i've done it and it's not that hard.

The samsung is a bit more robust from what I've read and I had my phone in my back poket, sat down and cracked the digitiser.

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Why exactly would someone put a phone in their back pocket and expect to sit down on their phone. It's not a surprise that something bad will happen.

I would go with galaxy s3. Tegra or not, you can always get chain fire 3d and you can play Tegra based games on your s3.

The idea of limiting games to a specific cpu is a awful idea. It should be open to all. In the end, it hurts the customers when game companies ultimately want to sell their product, not limit on who gets it.

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Ok wow, just checked, I thought it was really hard to remove the battery on the S3 but it couldn't be easier! I like to have multiple batteries and charge them with a wall charger so I never have to charge the phone. That is very nice considering I often do trips and watch movies which consume a lot of battery. Being able to switch of battery is really negating all the minus the phone has (being a bit too large).
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Ok wow, just checked, I thought it was really hard to remove the battery on the S3 but it couldn't be easier! I like to have multiple batteries and charge them with a wall charger so I never have to charge the phone. That is very nice considering I often do trips and watch movies which consume a lot of battery. Being able to switch of battery is really negating all the minus the phone has (being a bit too large).

And you can either have 16/32 internal space expandable up to 64 via sdcard. Sounds like the s3 is the perfect phone especially with its large display.

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And you can either have 16/32 internal space expandable up to 64 via sdcard. Sounds like the s3 is the perfect phone especially with its large display.
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Yes but wasn't such a problem for me 16gb would be plenty enough! Anyway thanks a lot for the roger suggestion, just found an open box 32gb half price! Wow xD
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And you can either have 16/32 internal space expandable up to 64 via sdcard. Sounds like the s3 is the perfect phone especially with its large display.
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Yes but wasn't such a problem for me 16gb would be plenty enough! Anyway thanks a lot for the roger suggestion, just found an open box 32gb half price! Wow xD

Sd cards are pretty cheap anyways. Very easy to expand your memory. I recommend getting dice player or mx video player as it's better than the stock video player. I personally use dice player

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