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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I traded in my HOX for S3 and regret it!

The phone feels like a toy in your hands compared to the one x. Don't get me wrong the S3 is a decent phone but I really feel the one x is superior. The killer for me is the display on the S3 is pretty bad. It's not nearly as bright as the one x and the clarity of small letters is MUCH better on the one x. The auto brightness features is horrid. It's always to dark. The smart stay feature (the one that keeps the screen on when you are looking at it) only works maybe 25% of the time. The tap the top of the phone to scroll back to the top of the page rarely works for me. I do like how you can play videos in a small window and do other things like surf the web at the same time. It's pretty cool.

If any of you are thinking of making the switch and have any questions feel free to ask and I'll do what I can to answer.
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i seen some of the reviews about the dark display. GS III does have some cool features that the One X doesn't (like video on home screen) but I rather stick with an HTC device over Sammy.
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I would have thought a lot of the SGS 3 feature would be possible on the HOX, like the video on home screen.
Myself i would also take the HOX over the SGS 3 for the same reasons the OP mentioned.
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The phone feels like a toy in your hands compared to the one x. Don't get me wrong the S3 is a decent phone but I really feel the one x is superior. The killer for me is the display on the S3 is pretty bad. It's not nearly as bright as the one x and the clarity of small letters is MUCH better on the one x. The auto brightness features is horrid. It's always to dark. The smart stay feature (the one that keeps the screen on when you are looking at it) only works maybe 25% of the time. The tap the top of the phone to scroll back to the top of the page rarely works for me. I do like how you can play videos in a small window and do other things like surf the web at the same time. It's pretty cool.

If any of you are thinking of making the switch and have any questions feel free to ask and I'll do what I can to answer.
The SG3 has brightness settings, they can be changed to your liking to make the screen brighter However, just like the one x doing so will make your battery life shorter, with the SG3 you can pop in a new battery, not so much with the HOX. I had the HOX for a month and have had the SG3 since 6/21, the SG3 has so many "WOW" features it leaves the HOX behind, the SG3 can take a picture by saying the word "shoot", call someone your texting by lifting the phone to your head, you can answer or reject calls by saying "answer" or "reject", smart stay actually works very well, the default email client allows you to click on links in emails, the alarm clock can wake you up then read you the days headlines, weather and stock prices. The cell reception quality on the SG3 is great, and there is no "Design flaw" with the antenna like there is on the HOX. The list goes on, the SG3 is the better phone, spend a few weeks with it and you will forget about HOX.
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The SG3 has brightness settings, they can be changed to your liking to make the screen brighter However, just like the one x doing so will make your battery life shorter, with the SG3 you can pop in a new battery, not so much with the HOX. I had the HOX for a month and have had the SG3 since 6/21, the SG3 has so many "WOW" features it leaves the HOX behind, the SG3 can take a picture by saying the word "shoot", call someone your texting by lifting the phone to your head, you can answer or reject calls by saying "answer" or "reject", smart stay actually works very well, the default email client allows you to click on links in emails, the alarm clock can wake you up then read you the days headlines, weather and stock prices. The cell reception quality on the SG3 is great, and there is no "Design flaw" with the antenna like there is on the HOX. The list goes on, the SG3 is the better phone, spend a few weeks with it and you will forget about HOX.
I guess it depends on the person but none of those features would interest me at all. They are cool little features no doubt but IMO it doesn't make the phone superior.
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I guess it depends on the person but none of those features would interest me at all. They are cool little features no doubt but IMO it doesn't make the phone superior.
Lol, to each there own
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the SG3 has so many "WOW" features it leaves the HOX behind, the SG3 can take a picture by saying the word "shoot", call someone your texting by lifting the phone to your head, you can answer or reject calls by saying "answer" or "reject",

"Design flaw" with the antenna like there is on the HOX
Those are good features but honestly I would never use them. As for antenna issues I don't have any.
I can say this though........I bet the One X gets jelly beans before Samsung pushes it out. My main reason why I'd choose HTC over Samsung. Updates itself.
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I've got the one X, my wife has the s3... Both are great phones but I wouldn't swap, I don't need sd slot as I have 32gb and my battery lasts a day, I prefer my screen, music player and camera... Think mine looks better too. The s3 has a few features better too but nothing that makes me want one. Maybe I'll try the s4 next year.
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Weird but I have no antenna issues either, always have full signal wifi, Bluetooth and 2g and 3g stuff work perfectly. I have the tegra 3 model, don't know if it's just the 4g model that has these issues.
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I think the antenna issues they are referring to is the defective models that you have to pinch the phone to get reception. I was thinking of getting the S3 but I can't seem to tear myself away from this screen! The rest of the options seem cool but nothing I'd use.... My battery life is decent enough and I never would/did carry a separate battery anyways. I'm still up in the air but after dealing with major sd card problems on a friend's phone the other day I decided no more for me.
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The US model does not share in these problems. The phone has been mostly flawless. I would purchase it again.
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The SG3 has brightness settings, they can be changed to your liking to make the screen brighter However, just like the one x doing so will make your battery life shorter, with the SG3 you can pop in a new battery, not so much with the HOX. I had the HOX for a month and have had the SG3 since 6/21, the SG3 has so many "WOW" features it leaves the HOX behind, the SG3 can take a picture by saying the word "shoot", call someone your texting by lifting the phone to your head, you can answer or reject calls by saying "answer" or "reject", smart stay actually works very well, the default email client allows you to click on links in emails, the alarm clock can wake you up then read you the days headlines, weather and stock prices. The cell reception quality on the SG3 is great, and there is no "Design flaw" with the antenna like there is on the HOX. The list goes on, the SG3 is the better phone, spend a few weeks with it and you will forget about HOX.
Some of those features do sound interesting to me. Perhaps the HOX can\will be able to do perform these functions with one of the custom roms available?

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My only irk with the HOX is the $100 lower resale prices I see. Why on earth is this great phone considered less worthy?
Ps. Those interesting S3 features, can HTC give us software updates to copy them, or doesn't it work like that?
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The value of the SG III will drop in a few months after release.
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My only irk with the HOX is the $100 lower resale prices I see. Why on earth is this great phone considered less worthy?
Ps. Those interesting S3 features, can HTC give us software updates to copy them, or doesn't it work like that?
I remember when the HOX was out and the customs issue happened. Some of them were going for around $900 online. Resale value is all dependent on how new the phone is and the supply.
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Not gonna happen.

Really. I just got back from Walmart. Samsung Galaxy 3 is $148 w/ 2 year agreement. HTC One X $158 with 2 year agreement. If u don't think the SG3 price is gonna drop your seriously wrong.
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The multi tasking alone is enough to keep me with my Samsung. HTC really scared up multitasking on the HOX and was one of my primary reasons for selling it. There is a laundry list of things the SGIII does better for me. The only thing I still think the HOX has over the SGIII is the screen. That being said the screen on the Samsung is still really beautiful.

Don't get more wrong, the HOX is a great phone, but in my opinion, they've still got some work to do to beat the Galaxy lineup.
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I love my One X but would probably take the S3 over it simply for the expandable memory. Locking me to 16gb memory is laughable even with a 25gb dropbox account (which I like) but I'm not going to stream my music everytime and not to mention AT&T is just downright ridiculously, inexcusably horrible in Denver.
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http://m.wired.com/reviews/2012/07/smartphones-2012/?pid=2510&viewall=true

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I love my One X but would probably take the S3 over it simply for the expandable memory. Locking me to 16gb memory is laughable even with a 25gb dropbox account (which I like) but I'm not going to stream my music everytime and not to mention AT&T is just downright ridiculously, inexcusably horrible in Denver.
I'm leaning this way too just because Im stuck with the phone for 2 years.... data always seem to increase and not decrease in file size.

The one thing that is really bothering me is my device is starting to get really hot when trying to use any of the antennas like gps or 3g. I just don't like any electronics to get hot... it decreases the life span. Although the S3 might have the same problem?
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Not that I care but I didn't see the iphony
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I love my One X but would probably take the S3 over it simply for the expandable memory. Locking me to 16gb memory is laughable even with a 25gb dropbox account (which I like) but I'm not going to stream my music everytime and not to mention AT&T is just downright ridiculously, inexcusably horrible in Denver.

Yeah... dropbox is telling me no 25gb account with AT&T.

I was actually hip to that. Still the only reason I would need more storage is for music and photos and with all the various streaming and upload setups along with LTE, it's really a non issue.

I've been quite pleased that the HOX switches between Microcell, WiFi, and LTE virtually seamlessly. Something my iPhone 4 never handled correctly.
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@3djedi: does the s3 work with bluetooth voice dialing/voice commands? that is the one feature that might push me to trade the one x for an s3 - and i don't even make that many calls. it's just annoying that something that basic - in the age of hands free driving - would not work on the one x.
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Biggest advantage of the S3, in my opinion, is that Samsung has already released the source code. Development support on the One X is already drying up over on XDA because HTC still hasn't released it (for whatever reason). This situation is going to greatly impact my future cell phone purchases. Between this and the multitasking, I really wish I would have waited for the S3...
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How does the size of the HTC One X compare to the S III? Thinking of selling my One X to get one.
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How does the size of the HTC One X compare to the S III? Thinking of selling my One X to get one.

They are about the same size and feel about the same. Slippery.
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looks like 3djedi has been assimilated and disappeared into s3 land!
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I just went to the darkside and I hate to say this but it fixed a lot of the problems that I was having. I think it pretty much boiled down to multitasking. I am bumbed to find the camera doesn't work out of the box as well as the HOX though. I might have to mess with it some more but so far the HOX takes better (less blurry) images than the S3.

The Good:

1) Bluetooth is working without having to turn it off and back on (its a pain when you have to mess it constantly) when syncing to my head deck in the car.

2) When I get a notification or call my AmazonMP3 app stops and STARTS back up after the other function is done. About 80% of the time with the HOX I had to restart the app and start the song OVER again..... Sometimes I would listen to the same song 3 - 4 times while driving to work

3) Its early still but I can honestly say I'm not seeing the lag between home screen like I did with the HOX. Using the same live wallpaper and widgets...

4) Easier to handle imho. The power button, volume, and cap buttons seem more responsive or at least easier to use/locate.

5) The options are endless! A lot more tweaks than I imagined.

6) Very responsive and the scrolling through screens and apps is lightening fast compared to my HOX. It always felt like there was a drag with the HOX scrolling...

7) Notification light is MUCH brighter

The Not so good:

1) I miss the HOX screen in daylight already... The S3 screen is nice don't get me wrong but HTC did an AMAZING job on that screen.

2) The overall software feel is still cartoony to me. The little things like notification icons, quick buttons, setting screens, and so on. They are really easy to read but seem.... well not refined.

3) Overall aesthetic look is nowhere near the HOX although it looks a lot better in person than in pictures. I can hold its own but not next to the HOX imho.

4) As mentioned the camera seems to be a bit fuzzy (Although it may be because the screen isn't as nice) and the software is nowhere near as polished.

Overall I feel I made the right decision for my needs and the way I use a device but I think a marriage of the 2 devices would be the ultimate experience. When I pick the S3 up it feels solid but very light weight. On the other hand my HOX was making that creaking noise and it was starting to worry me. I honestly feel like I can man handle the S3 where I was babying the HOX. Time will tell but so far Im very happy with the S3 and don't feel myself saying "Man I miss ________ "
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Engadget 2012 smartphone review gave top honors to the One X on at&t, EVO LTE on Sprint and on TMO the GS III followed by the One S. Of course Verizon counterpart (Incredible 4G) came up a little short. Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: summer 2012 edition - Engadget)
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To funny I'm tring to get my hands on a samsung g3. Check cragslist everyday to see if I can get someone to trade.
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Checking back in after a full week and some change. I've got to be honest, I dont miss the One X other than the camera software and faster focus. I got used to the screen real quick and found a few things I actually liked better about it... The biggest being blacks are a lot deeper.

My biggest problem(s) seemed to be solved. I dont have to reset my BT connection EVERY time I get into the car, msg alerts don't blow my AmazonMP3 app out of the water, and I get a lot less lag on the launcher. I haven't even felt the need to go to Nova yet.

I still see the HOX as being a wonderful phone but the S3 just fits my user style better.
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I guess it depends on the person but none of those features would interest me at all. They are cool little features no doubt but IMO it doesn't make the phone superior.
Those aren't the only feature advantages tho. While I would agree to some extent those are more "icing on the cake" features rather than "deal breaker" features, they are useful. For me the "deal breaker" is unreplaceable battery, lack of external SD, and the funky protruding camera lens.

The up side is I like the sense UI, and its $100 less expensive, which is almost enough to steer me towards the HOX... At the same price the decision is easy, however the HOX is an incredible value @ $99.99, making it hard to decide for me which to keep..
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So I took the jump and sold my HTC One X and got a Samsung GIII off Ebay. I have been trying to set it up and am finding I have to do a lot of modifications to get the same things that I like about Sense so I to me it is not worth it and will probably head back to a One X. Hopefully the one I get doesn't have the same signal issues.
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I think you have a bad case of 'grass is always greener...'
You also run the risk coming back to a one x, and missing things from the s3!

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I think you have a bad case of 'grass is always greener...'
You also run the risk coming back to a one x, and missing things from the s3!

Good luck.
Yes I had a case of the grass is greener. LOL There are only a couple of things I will miss like the brighter led and the ripple effect when you unlock it. With that said the One X is for me.
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One X for me all the way. Now that the kernel source code is out we should be able to see usb otg, so less memory shouldn't be a problem.
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I was able to unload my SIII in a couple of hours on ebay so as soon as my money goes into my bank account I will order another One X from At&t. I just really like HTC Sense maybe that is dumb to some of you but the add ons that I had to do on the SIII to make it similar were not the same.
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I'm hoping HTC can drop jb before sammy does!
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When was the date for the One X? If that rumor is August for Samsung then they wort get it til October sometime
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I was able to unload my SIII in a couple of hours on ebay so as soon as my money goes into my bank account I will order another One X from At&t. I just really like HTC Sense maybe that is dumb to some of you but the add ons that I had to do on the SIII to make it similar were not the same.
This is what is killer about Android and different manufactures in the game... Its not a one size fits all in camp android! Sorry you had to go through that but I'm glad you found what you liked and didn't get stuck with something.
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Returned the One-X; sticking with S3. Worth the $48 difference for me. Different strokes....
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What is going to be so good about jb?
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I'm just looking forward to Google now,
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Project butter - OS enhancements such as buffer tweaks, increased frame rates, a system which keeps rendering and touch input events in sync better, and touch prediction come together to make everything run just a little bit better.

Other features receiving addition/enhancements are notifications, offline speech to txt, notifications, google now, and voice search:

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Thanks now I am really looking forward to JB.
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Yep, my dad has just came over and has let me have a mess around with his Nexus 7. Google Now has been able to answer everything I've asked it.

I'm thoroughly impressed.
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I was on the fence between both the One X and the GS3, and ended up going with the GS3. While using both of them for over an hour I just felt there was alot less lag on the GS3. And if the GS3 is this fast with ICS, just imagine how it will feel with JB when it gets pushed out.

I can't knock the One X for too many things though, the build quality basically stomps all over the GS3, the screen in day light is just lite years better, and the camera may be a tad better then the GS3.

But sense feels very heavy to me as an overlay, and just feels outdated IMO. And what's up with the multi tasking feature that basically missing on the US version, that's crazy that its not fixed yet. To me that was enough to just roll with Samsung right now.

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I was on the fence between both the One X and the GS3, and ended up going with the GS3. While using both of them for over an hour I just felt there was alot less lag on the GS3. And if the GS3 is this fast with ICS, just imagine how it will feel with JB when it gets pushed out.

I can't knock the One X for too many things though, the build quality basically stomps all over the GS3, the screen in day light is just lite years better, and the camera may be a tad better then the GS3.

But sense feels very heavy to me as an overlay, and just feels outdated IMO. And what's up with the multi tasking feature that basically missing on the US version, that's crazy that its not fixed yet. To me that was enough to just roll with Samsung right now.

Different strokes for different folks.
I've always been a fan of Sense and agreed it got well too bloated on Sense 3.0 and 3.5 but personally I think Sense 4.0 is quite light.

I also hated the lag but with Sense 4.1 it's been fixed now, smooth as butter.
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