thanks people, i have now watched so many comparison videos and am still torn. I much prefer sense to touchwiz, i prefer the screen on the one x and the camera, and i love the font aligning on zoom when browsing. But the samsung is a bit quicker, has better battery, more quirky features and better storage. i think because i'm quite a basic user, browsing, music, news, silly apps and i havent even filled the 4 gb on my current phone, the one x could be for me.
I've had both the HTC One X on ATT for about 32 days and just got the intl SIII. In general the SIII just feels much smoother and much more responsive probably has something to do with Quad core. Battery life is a better, its prob bc its running HSPA+ vs LTE, but here where I am HSPA+ is great. The screen is better, but I like AMOLEDs.....so its personal preference.
Definitely. I was surprised at the difference in smoothness and responsiveness between the two. The S3 definitely has the upper hand in this department.
The 1XL just isn't lacking enough in this regard for me to regret not getting the S3. Because I prefer everything else about it.
1XL looks, camera and screen >
Though I would like to have an S3 for a few days to see how good s-voice is because that might change my mind.
I'm bouncing back and forth as well. I own an HTC One X AT&T and the AT&T version of the SIII.
My major points for keeping the HOX: Build quality
Screen Its hard to describe how clean it looks...
Software updates (I complained about wireless and 1 week later there was an update...)
Camera UI is a lot more polished IMHO (burst shot button and what not)
Things I dont like about the HOX:
Photos are noisy (Indoor mostly) - I think Sammy has the better capture (Big deal for me)
Bluetooth every day device syncing is flaky
Power Button is not getting any easier/ I cant seem to get used to it (Really annoying) No Expandable memory and only a 16 gig (which I only got 9.something gig out of for storage)
One thing I really like about the new version of the SIII is a common name and look for all carriers. I don't know how many times I had to explain to someone that this model is the same as that model but its on the different carrier so the name is different... It just feels like this will be more of a united ownership which IMHO is what the android camp needs. HTC tried but failed imo with the One series to do that.
I much prefer the build quality and screen of the 1XL too. And here in Australia we got a 32gb model (24gb after stock phone data) and this is enough for me to not care about expandable memory.
The power button is horrible for me too, sometimes it seems unresponsive and is in an awkward position but this is not enough of a deal breaker. I only had the phone 6 days before returning it for an ELF so not sure about the bliuetooth problem yet.
I played with the GS3 for about 30min in store today whilst returning my 1XL.
First thing I noticed is the responsiveness is so much quicker/better than the 1XL. With everything from swiping between home screens to opening/closing apps, changing settings, accessing media from the gallery, etc.
But the display is nowhere near as nice as the 1XL. The camera and video is poorer and the general look of the screens/phone is cheap and tacky.
If the 1XL had the smoothness and responsiveness of the GS3 it would be without doubt the greatest phone.
With that said I still prefer the 1XL.
Run CM9 or aokp and watch what your One XL can really do.
IMO, no matter how much HTC tries to optimize sense, it will always be a lil clunky and hinder the device. Pure android is always the way to go.
"إنه لمن الصعب أن تفشل ، ولكن الأمر أسوأ أبدا أن يكون حاول أن تنجح."
Yes, it's a 32gb, dual core, LTE/4G Telstra HTC One XL. I get so confused with all the different names for the same model.
When I get my replacement I think I might root it. Can I always go back to the stock setup if I don't like it?
I love the look and function of it stock, but if it can run that bit smoother and faster it may be worth it because I use it for everything all day. Social networking, media, work, browsing, forums, etc
I might be wrong on this, but I decided against the SGS3 due to it using the exfat file system (rather than ext4) and went for the One X.
Exfat seemed to cause increasing lag and force closes/freezes the more I used it on my original SGS, friends have complained about the same on the Galaxy Tab + SGS2, so when I heard that they hadn't changed the filesystem for the SGS3 that killed it for me. Didn't get a Galaxy Note for the same reason.
I keep seeing all over the net how the S3 blows away HOX in the benchmarks. However, this is the international models. Here in the states BOTH phones use 1.5ghz snapdragon processors. So I was curious as to how the benchmarks compared when using two stateside models of the S3 and HOX. Anyone seen these figures?
One thing I really like on the S3 is that "smart stay" thing that keeps the screen turned on while you are looking at it. Do you think someone will develop an app that might mimic this idea?
USA S3 isn't out yet to be tested and benchmarked.
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I still each have one apple, but if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
I had the One X for a little over a week, and I just got the S3 yesterday.
I LOVED HTC from way back... like when they came out with the dream and magic, i stuck with htc phones until I switched to Samsung when the S2 came out. So when the HOX I was really excited.
Sense is beautiful, so much better than touchwiz, videos came out great and the screen is great. Battery was good too. For me that's where it ended. I don't know if it was just my unit, but it was laggy, and would frequently stutter doing things my S2 would do with ease. Like switching from one app to another, scrolling down a page etc. I was already turned off of having no sd, and the battery, so those things plus the general experience of it made me return it and wait for the S3.
I'm glad I did. I really like the look better, and its just so smooth, the camera is way better IMO too.
Just my experience with the two phones so far. I hope HTC comes back better next time, I miss it LOL but very happy with the S3
Sorry if this is the wrong forum - still a little new to Androidforums.
Basically, I am an AT&T customer due for an upgrade. After researching online and checking out some threads here, I was pretty set on the Samsung Galaxy S3…however, because of some minor complications (I'm using another family member's upgrade), I want to go through an in-store upgrade to make sure everything goes smootly.
I stopped by my local AT&T store yesterday, only to find out that it was inevitably delayed yet again (I was first told the 21st, then the 28th...well at least they admit they have no idea now).
In any case, a local HTC rep was at the store, and made a pretty hard sell for the One X. Some of my bigger motivations for choosing the SGS3 were Android 4.0, the nice camera, and expandable storage. Although the Galaxy's specs are a bit better, it seemed like the One X performed admirably in most of these categories, sans expandable memory (but they do have the Dropbox promotion still available).
I'm new to smartphones, so I wanted to ask the experts what the big difference really is. I'm not exactly impatient; I don't mind waiting, but I would like to try out my first smartphone at some point. Any advice would help!
Device(s): Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 White 16g
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The HTC One is a good phone but for me the deciding factor was no SD expansion ability on the HTC. That's a big show stopper for me! I have the S3 and am very happy with it. I have the AT&T model and also the international model. I have to sell one of them but can't decide which one. One is really fast processing and the other is really fast downloading.
Really for me:
1) S3 has removable storage.
2) S3 has removable battery
3) It is on all carriers world wide and thus will likely have huge line of accessories and tweaks available
4) AMOLED screen is black when showing a black screen. LCD is too bright at night to use as an alarm clock. Trivial, but I hate how bright a complete black screen is with LCD. However, I'm now thinking the dim screen of the S3 while at full brightness might be a deal breaker. I'll have to test it in my car as a GPS to see if it is useable.
Droid X and root. Not overclocked.
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Wait for the S3...it can't be that long until they have them in stock...the One X is beautiful and I really like HTC phones, but the S3 is just so tricked out that I say you gotta hold out for it. But, if you wait too long, in another 3-6 months there will be a new batch of Jellybean phones that make the S3 and One X look antiquated...And then the Mayans say we're all dead at the end of the year so, in the end, it doesn't really matter...
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Both are good phones but like mentioned the S3 has the option of a removable battery and SD card. I never owned an HTC phone before so I went with the One X. I told myself I would never buy a Samsung phone after the Captivate.