Pure Performance: HTC One X+ vs Galaxy S3.. Help!


  1. eazyj650

    eazyj650 Member

    Hello. I am a first time android user choosing between at&t's two premier phones the samsung galaxy s3 and htc one x+.

    When it comes to hardware I am a bit confused.

    The Samsung Galaxy s3 is rocking a Dual Core SnapDragon s4 clocked at 1.5ghz, and 2 gigs of ram. It also features a Qualcomm adreno 225 GPU.

    The HTC One X+ is rocking a Quad core Tegra 3 processor from nvidia clocked at 1.7 ghz, but only 1 gig of ram. I'm not sure who makes the GPU but it is clocked at 520 mhz.

    According to most benchmark tests I have noticed the One X+ coming out on top however I am very novice when it comes to android devices and confused as to what this means.

    With these specs, which unit genuinely has more processing power? What are the differences in their processing capabilities?

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    I'd take more RAM. Benchmark tests aren't fully reliable anyway, as the actual experience when you are using the phone itself is how it's set up, what apps you have running and syncing and whatever all the time and a lot of stuff. RAM is the more important stat for Android IMO.

    Besides, choosing either based on benchmarks is not a very good way to do it. Its more on Sense vs TouchWiz too.
  3. eazyj650

    eazyj650 Member

    I may end up flashing AOSP JB onto this device anyway so stats are more important to me than the GUI itself.

    So you say go with the galaxy over the HTC one X+ pure stats wise?
  4. poriggity

    poriggity Well-Known Member

    I'd take RAM too.. And, IIRC, the HTC One X does not offer expandable storage in terms of a micro SD card like the S3 does... That was a big one for me. Don't get me wrong, my last phone was an HTC Inspire, that I loved, but IMHO the S3 blows it out of the water, and just based on specs, IMHO, the S3 is the winner over the One X.
    Scott
  5. eazyj650

    eazyj650 Member

    Hey man thanks for your reply. I am not comparing the Galaxy to the one x, I am comparing the galaxy to the One x Plus. How do you feel about the one x plus vs the galaxy s3? Same opinion?
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    As stated before, the OneX and OneX+ is almost the same banana. And the OneX+ might not get the same level of support as the SIII and original OneX from developers. But RAM is IMO more important.
  7. eazyj650

    eazyj650 Member

    Okay well thank you for your reply!

    This is going to be my phone for the next two years so any other opinions are welcome! =)
  8. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't pick either if you're going to be locking yourself in for 2yrs.

    The One X+ is a better phone, however, if you plan on putting an AOSP ROM on there, don't hold your breath.

    I believe the ATT S3 has had the bootloader unlocked (someone correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't been following development on ATT phones) so you would have the option of potentially flashing an AOSP based ROM.

    If I were in your position, I would wait and see what Q1 has to bring (or see my last statement). Should be lots of nice phones in the pipeline. The Tegra 3 is about a year old now, the S4 dual core is a beast, but it's quad core cousin, along with a much improved GPU is showing up in a few devices already.

    If you're purely looking at specs, neither the S3 or One X+ has the latest and greatest. It sounds like that's all you're comparing at this point and that's a terrible way to choose a phone. Go play with a few and see which one you like best.

    Take a look at the LG Optimus G while you're there. Spec wise it blows both of those phones out of the water. ;)

    *edit

    Forgot you're on ATT, take a look at the Nexus 4. No contract and you'll be hard pressed to find a review that doesn't praise it.
  9. eazyj650

    eazyj650 Member

    Are you saying I won't even be able to flash aosp rom onto HTC one x+?
  10. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the much better phone. Much smoother, no bugs and no bloatware. The SGS3 also has more RAM.

    If the HTC One X is anything to go by then the One X+ will most likely have buggy software and occasional but annoying lag. Some versions of the HTC One X can't record videos at 19 FPS because of poor camera build quality. The most commendable thing about the HTC One X is the screen.

    However I think the advantages of the SGS3 outweigh those of the HTC One X.
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    LG Optimus G has better specs than either, but LG has poor device support both software and hardware wise. Unless you aren't concerned about that ok go for LG. Hardware support (repairs, etc) is important to me. But beside everything I'd stick with Samsung.
  12. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member

    Eh, too early to tell, but I think LG is really trying to make a comeback here with the Optimus G, and Nexus 4 (which is based on the 'G')

    He was just comparing specs, and specifically the CPU/GPU, so figured I'd throw out the option of the most powerful device currently on ATT..
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