06
May
GalSIII

This is the latest in our Weekend Poll series. For last week's, see Have You Switched Your Primary Cloud Storage Service To Google Drive?

The HTC One X landed in Europe in early April and was released today on AT&T, and as such, earned the distinction of first of the next-gen hardware. But being first isn't always the best - on Thursday, Samsung revealed their new flagship, the Galaxy S III. In European guise, both pack some pretty impressive specs, including a quad-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a large, 720p screen, high-quality cameras, and slim profiles. While there's no official word on what the SGSIII's US specs will be, it's likely it will lose two cores in favor of LTE, much like the One X.

USOneX GalSIII

  HTC One X Samsung Galaxy S III
Processor (Euro/US) Quad-Core Tegra 3/
Dual-Core Snapdragon
Quad-Core Exynos/
Dual-Core Exynos (Speculated)
RAM 1GB 1GB
Storage 32GB (Euro) 16GB (US) 16, 32, or 64GB, MicroSD
Screen Size & Type 4.7", Super IPS LCD2 4.8" Super AMOLED HD
Screen Resolution 720x1280 720x1280
Battery 1800mAh, non-removable 2100mAh, removable
Cameras 8MP (rear), 1.3MP (front) 8MP (rear), 1.9MP (front)
Android Version Android 4.0 Android 4.0
UI Sense TouchWiz
Dimensions (HxWxD) 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
Weight 130g 133g

Our question to you is, if you had to pick one of the two flagships, which would it be? The One X, or the SGSIII? (Note that the question is not would you buy one of these, it's which of these two would you buy if you had to buy one.)

HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III

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Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • gbd270

    Neither. I would buy the Galaxy Nexus again.

  • Malufor

    Of course the Galaxy S III

  • Clint

    Uh, neither. I'll take the GNex over these two.

    • AaronGingrich

      That's not the question. It's not what phone do you want, it's which of these two would you pick.

      • Reaganomics

        Of course he knows that, he's just being a jackass.

        • http://twitter.com/_vinr vinothr

          Jackass? He's smart. Galaxy Nexus is backed by Google for future updates.

        • http://twitter.com/_vinr vinothr

          Jackass? He's smart. Galaxy Nexus is backed by Google for future updates.

          • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

            Tell that to Verizon customers ;)

        • http://twitter.com/_vinr vinothr

          Jackass? He's smart. Galaxy Nexus is backed by Google for future updates.

    • deX

      Me neither. I would wait for a phone with 2GB RAM and a 12MP camera.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        That... will take a while.

  • http://twitter.com/godfreap Aaron Godfrey

    it's really, really hard to say. I wasn't a fan of my EVO after it started slowing down and acting like crap, so I got an S2... which is decent, and S3 seems good, but the EVO LTE looks so damn good too. It's a tough call...

  • http://www.facebook.com/MrCheesecake86 Sean MrCheesecake Powell

    Neither really, waiting for the Snapdragon S4 to be released as a quad core in something :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xorg-Kc/100000867435778 Xorg Kc

      My SG2 phone is already as fast as it needs to be.  Would rather them focus on battery life than more cores.

  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

    I voted for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

    Why? Well, yeah, the SLCD2 display may be better than the SUPER AMOLED HD screen, but I really want a user-removable battery and a Micro SD card slot. The 64GB Micro SD cards are getting cheaper (and faster) and comparing the extended battery of my Galaxy S2 to the original one is a high step forward.

    I really love the One X materials and screen, but there are more important things for me. Plus I'm looking forward how the Exynos 4 Quad is gonna hold up against Tegra 3/Snapdragon S4.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xorg-Kc/100000867435778 Xorg Kc

      The Sprint version will have larger battery and SD slot.  It's the ATT version that is limited.

      I'll probably go with Qualcomm chipset with Sprint.  The Qualcomm chipset works much better with weak signal areas and uses less power for LTE.  If Sprint SG3 uses Qualcomm, i may go for it, otherwise HTC.

      • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

        I try to answer this in the most polite way: I don't care what Sprint gets, I'm in Europe ;)

        And this is about the One X and SGS3, no other phone was in question :)

      • sgtguthrie

        TToo bad the network sucks ;-)

    • setspeed

      It won't just hold up, it will wipe the floor with them both.

  • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

    Surprised it's going decidedly G3's way.  I dunno how many times Samsung has to screw people with TouchWiz, PenTile screens, and a lack of software updates before people stop giving them money.  Oh well.  Enjoy I guess?

    • Alm0s

      Samsung has been great with software updates, and TouchWiz is their brand, if you want a pure Google phone buy the Nexus.

      • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

        Don't want pure Google.  I'd even take TouchWiz over vanilla.  I know a lot of people disagree with me, but ICS is ugly.  Sense adds a hell of a lot of polish and otherwise missing functionality.

        • Alm0s

          Then what do you mean by "how many times Samsung has to screw people with TouchWiz"?

          And yes, I'm one of those people who disagree with you. :)

          • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

            Just because they've been better with updates recently doesn't mean they've always been.  I'll change my stance if they continue on the right path.  And I hate TouchWiz because it's always been an iOS ripoff.  It's also only changed recently, and that was because of the litigation against them.

        • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

          while I don't "hate" vanilla I don't dislike sense and other overlays. I think that's what android and OEMs need. Quite honestly I think we just have a case of the vocal minority crying over the overlays, I don't think anyone needs to stop making them. The way I've always seen it is if you don't like it don't spend your money on them.

          • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

            Exactly right.  I never want the overlays to go away.  Innovation would cease with the absence of competition.

        • sgtguthrie

          Sense is so bloated that it makes the phones lag! Also, half of what they do with sense just seems half unfinished. An example is friend stream and peep. Both lack major functionality you can get from the regular facebook and twitter apps!

          If your "skin" makes a dual core device laggy, there has to be something wrong!!!

          And no, I'm not a Sammy fanboy, I currently own my second and LAST HTC!

          • Bob Burgess

            Whilst Sense has been bloated, you can't judge Sense on the One X by Sense on past devices, because it's a very different beast. The new Sense is far more streamlined, and current (albeit preliminary) impressions of Touchwiz on the GS3 are that it's more bloated than Sense on the One series..

          • cryop

            Don't let past experience cloud your judgement on the one x (s4 version). The phones good. Understand how the phone works and feels before passing judgement.

    • RandomRant

      Actually, I like Touchwiz a lot more than Sense. The HD Super Amooled looks great(though not as nice as the One X).  Also, Samsung has been great at updating their flagships and high end devices the past year.

      Not to mention the fact that the GSIII has more storage and a removable battery. There are a lot of reasons to like Samsung, look at how the GSII and Touchwiz 4 blew everything out of the water for about an entire year. Please don't act as if the many people that do like Samsung are stupid, or somehow missing something, because Samsung has done some awesome shit the past 2 years and the GSIII is a nice phone.

      • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

        Calm your horses.  When did I call anyone stupid?

        • RandomRant

          Your comment said anyone that is still buying Samsung products and giving them their money don't understand and can't they are being screwed repeated, though I admit you didn't directly call them stupid, that is clearly insulting intelligence of the tons and tons of people that enjoy the great products Samsung has put out.

          There's a reason the Galaxy S III was one of the most hyped Android devices ever, and a reason Google has choosen Samsung multiple times for the Nexus. Because Samsung has been doing a lot right, and for the most part has been completely smashing the other OEMs.

          • dragon

            you are stupid!!

          • dragon

            Really sorry dude to call u names! Apologies.

          • Cyruswu Email

            Well this year htc is doing more "right " imo

      • http://twitter.com/mikeGsays Mike Garcia

        I can't like this more than once, but if I could, I would....  some people are such haters!  The SGSIII is incredible and there's no denying that the SGSII outsold and outperformed everything HTC threw at it - why is HTC hurting and Samsung gaining?  The Galaxy S line of phones, almost exclusively....  Well, maybe having Apple as their biggest customer helps a little too, haha

        • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

          I'm sure a lot of the hurt was wasting so much money on Beats.

          • Jack

            I think HTC was just being smart. They bought the right to use the beat name, and chose not to sign another contract for including headphones, when the first one ran out.
            Result is, that they can now use the beats name, without paying for it.

          • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

            They didn't just buy the rights to the name and "technology", they bought a controlling share of Beats Audio the company. It was already heavily rumored that Beats, regardless of HTC, was planning to can their contract with Monster when it was over. In theory (nothing to substantiate it), the only reasons they included headphones with the Rezound (that's the only one, right?) was either to round out the contract with Monster or it may have been 'testing the waters' to see what things they could stick in the box to perk customer interest. I have no real opinion about it, just figured I'd mention the specifics...

        • cryop

          The galaxy s ii was the clear choice last year and so i got it. This year though the tables have turned and htc is the clear choice. Hopefully i can see my choice reflected when the earnings report comes in.

      • dragon

        touchwiz takes you back to gingerbread!! 

        • RandomRant

          No, Touchwiz takes me back to... Touchwiz. Which didn't really look like AOSP Gingerbread much to begin with.

          Further more, nothing can "[take] you back to gingerbread" since all the actual features of ICS are still there since... Touchwiz.... is in fact running with ICS.... not gingerbread.....

          • dragon

            I know u'll still get the ICS experience under the touchwiz skin, but here is my point: after upgrading my friends SII to ICS back in March, she couldn't really tell if I updated her phone or not! so all I am saying is that the experience is still the same.
            Now if u could compare GB with ICS on Nexys S, the experience is completely different.

    • BrandoHD

      Do not be confused with Samsung and your carrier, Samsung releases 3 to 4 official ROMs for the "International" SGS 2 every single month, I have never used the same official ROM on my SGS 2 for more than a month, speak not about what you know nothing of 

    • RichInk

      Touchwiz doesnt matter, put a different launcher on there if you want something else, pen tile isnt as bad as everyone makes it out to be, software updates dont matter either just get updates yourself through xda-too many lazy people out there

  • Joe Malo

    GNex for 400

  • http://www.facebook.com/C.L.Tsang C.L. Tsang

    the pentile amoled alone is enough to keep customers away
    the burn-in issue
    true ppi of SGS3 = spec ppi /3 * 2 = 204, which is way below 312 of HTC one x

    • Malufor

      You should check out the galaxy nexus and galaxy note. Most beatiful screen in my opinion. But yeah the one x sports an amazing screen too. So who cares? I prefer the amoled technology over super lcd 2

      • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

        I do like the note.  If that was an LCD2 or at least non-Pentile, I'd snatch it up in a heart beat.

    • BrandoHD

      More F.U.D

    • ericl5112

      That is a purely physical calculation.  The thing is, these screens come with software that heavily compensates for it.  The One X screen is unquestionably better, but the SGS3 screen isn't as terrible as that.  To be honest, I looked at a One X and GNex side by side.  The One X was definitely clearer, but the GNex was clearer than the SGS2 that has a higher PPI than 204.

  • Joe Malo

    If you complain about pentile on a HD phone screen you have no clue.

    • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

      Yeah that must be the reason.  ;-)  Don't let the facts get in the way.  I refuse to blur my vision so I stop noticing the screen door effect and blurry text.

    • Alm0s

      Or really good eyes. But yeah, I didn't care about pentile on my WVGA screen, why would I care about it on a 720p one..

      • Joe Malo

        I have really good eyes and Pentile is undetectable on my Gnex, I guess some people use their phones under a microscope, lol

        • http://www.binarybulge.com/ BinaryBulge

          Oh, trust me, I certainly don't use a microscope, and my eyes are pretty bad.  Some people see the issues, some don't.  I love how condescending people are when they don't stand on the same side of the issue, though.

          • AppleFUD

             sounds more like placebo lol

          • cas_e

            No, people see issues with AMOLED but stupidly confuse it with Pentile.

        • ericl5112

          I've come to not believe anyone who says "I have really good eyes" on the internet.  Too many people have no idea what that means.

    • LewisSD

      I blame motorola for giving pentile a bad name...

      • Sobr0801

        or blame the asshats who wanted to give Motorola a bad name. It was never a big deal. My fiance has a droid 3 and loves it.

    • Niko

      A friend of mine recently asked me for help to pick out a phone.  Turns out I couldnt be of any help because of his (to me) weird preferences:
      small and light device (100grams, nope.
      Put an One X and a One S next to each other and you'll see right away.

      But that is just my preference, which I am happily ready to wait or pay 100€ extra for...

  • Tre Goolsby

    HTC One, because it looks and feels more like a premium device.

    • Deliximus

      I do agree that the one x is nice. But did u actually play with gsIII?

    • BrandoHD

      Really, have you felt the SGS 3???

  • Mapekz

    Each manufacturer is going to continue fleshing out their brands with their OEM-specific customizations. If you buy an HTC, you are getting Sense UI and services, period. Same goes for Samsung and TouchWiz, Motorola and Blur, LG and whatever the hell they call their customizations. Without the software modifications to increase user-friendliness and further distinguish their devices from those of competitors, these manufacturers would falter and the open-source-ness of Android would be moot.

    The only pure Google experience is via the Nexus series (and even that's up to debate given Verizon's fiddling) as it is Google-branded. Given what Samsung showed off on Thursday, though, I am slowly realizing like the Nexus series (i.e. Google's basic software) isn't as all that as I originally believed. Cooked ROMs and dev support is nice, but who needs it if the stock experience is amazing from the start?

    • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

      I have to agree with you there. Everyone is making a big fuss over ICS but honestly it's mainly a face-lift that Android really needed. BUT if you used app customization like replacement launcher, notifications, browsers, etc....then ICS doesn't really do anything for you. Really what ICS does for the most part is put in stuff into the system that is a great addition from the start AND makes things modern and pretty while they're at it.

  • bL4Ck

    interchangeable big battery, sd card support, i need this.

    • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

      actually For me the One X would have SD card support. Since that's a requirement for me as well I'd probably go for the GS3 if the Evo didn't have the SD card. On a side note I'm going to have to end up waiting a few months to get the Evo (since the transformer infinity is coming out) so by then the Evo will be cheaper than the GS3....in theory

  • z7wrc

    GS3 beat out One X in every categories.
    except for moderated design

    • dragon

      you mean very poor design!! One X is feels original if you hold one in hand in comparison with S3.

      • fixxmyhead

        so u prefer design over BETTER performance, better specs O_o? when did u guys turn into women

        • Tarout82

          Did you hold s3 in hand?

          • fixxmyhead

            obviously no but i got based on better specs and performance. design doesnt matter to me its not gonna make the phone perform better.

    • sammy richard

      I have already 3 samsung Plastic phones (Galaxy S, S2 and Gnex) and I never want another plastic feel... First time will be switching to One X and itz really a good feel on hand... 

    • Sobr0801

      Dont forget the annoying iPhone like skin, the cameras are pretty comperable, and the screen is not as good as the One X. Hmmm

  • Andrew Findlay

    One X (that's the European Tegra 3-sporting version, incidentally). I already did. 32 GiB of storage is enough, at least for me. And that screen... just Wow. I'm in love with my new phone. I'm very glad to own it.

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  • http://twitter.com/mikeGsays Mike Garcia

    HTC made it easy, hardware-wise with this one....  No removable battery, no MicroSD card slot, I'm going with the SGSIII this summer for sure....  I was planning to already, unless Sammy really screwed something up, but they didn't - there aren't any LEGITIMATE complaints I'm hearing you all talk about with the Galaxy S III!  I just hear a bunch of whining OR hating, and much of it has been coming from current GNex owners....  Look, your phone was great, and I say was because those specs would have been nice LAST summer, but even though the Skyrocket passed FCC 2.5 months BEFORE the LTE GNex did, it still has better specs all the way around!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xorg-Kc/100000867435778 Xorg Kc

      The Sprint version will have bigger battery and SD card, it's the ATT version that is more restricted.

      • http://www.nerdshowandtell.com nerdshowandtell.com

        Removable battery is key.. I like options.. otherwise I'd own an iPhone.

    • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

      What about the screen? And the awful design?

      • Susan

         Awful design?  Which one has that "awful" desire?  They both look pretty good in the "design" area.

        • Ako

          well the 4.8 inch is not very comfortable screen size for a phone and the design "is" definitely one of the least attractive one i have come across. And the hardware buttons, somebody should tell them that android 4.0 is already released why are you making it bigger by adding horrible hardware buttons or thats just an excuse for a larger battery. Hmmmm. Any ways i have s2 and i consider it is still much better than s3. waiting for LG or sony to release something better than this.

        • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

          The Samsung Galaxy S III is ugly, come on, even my Samsung Galaxy S II looks better. It's a typical cheap feeling, cheap looking, Samsung.

          The HTC ONE X is a beautiful device, well designed, well constructed. Samsung does have a couple of advantages: The MicroSD slot and a marginally faster chip.

    • cas_e

      I would rather have my Galaxy Nexus than that ugly piece of crap.

      • dragon

        Agreed 100%

        • blix247

          The one thing I like over the GNex is the hardware buttons on the bottom.  Since the monitor apparently can't cover more of the vertical space of the phone, might as well use that space for hardware buttons and utilize the entire screen for content.

          Otherwise I think the GNex is a better phone, primarily for the unlockable bootloader and updates.

          • Thomas

            Yeah that makes sense, ideally you could just make like a 21:9 display and have a higher resolution as a result, but that would of course make it more expensive.
            Regardless though, i really think they should've stayed away from the physical button, though preferably without such sillyness as the HOX's one-button display at the bottom of the screen :D

            So for me SGS3 takes the cake, HOX wins slightly on design by using capacative buttons, SGS3 wins on hardware.

            For software i must say HOX wins, HTC Sense 4.0 actually makes me wanna use HTC Sense, whereas Touchwiz is still just a crappified version of stock basically.
            But for me that comparison is irrelevant anyway since i will be putting stock android on it :)

          • Jack

            Did I understand correctly? Are you saying, that the SGS3 has hardware buttons? I considered getting it, but with hardware buttons, no way.

      • fixxmyhead

        its a design it doesnt matter at least not to me. designs are not gonna make phones peform better anyways. 

    • dragon

      just hold a S3 in your hand, the home bottom is so cheaply made and the whole phone is so poorly designed that you'd either buy a one X or and iPhone.

    • RaviShah

      after the horrible experiences ive had using a samsung smarphone (nexus s) and the awesome experiences using a desire hd, im thinking my next phone will be a htc one x. although it depends on the dev community as well.

    • sammy richard

      You purchase S3, and later regret when every other phone gets update and U let ur mouth wide open.... Believe me, already experiencing...

      • Sootie

        Custom roms ;)

        • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

          Custom ROMS are mostly garbage, CM is absolutely great, but it didn't cure the wait did it?

    • Sobr0801

      This is the best reasoning between the two phones. Both are good phones, but its just preference.

  • Dan

    Well the One X undoubtedly looks better and I personally really like the new slim line Sense UI. I am not disappointed with the SIII but overall I just prefer the way the One X looks and works. I have the Galaxy Note at the moment and I'm not sure if I should get rid of it for one of these two?..

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmourar Ricardo Moura Rocha

    Like this, without having either in my hands ever... The GSIII
    But mainly because of the battery of it BUT, if you tell me that the One X's battery lasts a full day with heavy use I would consider it because I've read most places that the screen is better and I find the One X much better looking...
    Although I don't like sense all that much I would probably run CM9 in either of them anyway...

  • Wakawaka024

    Holy shit that Samsung phone is the ugliest god dam thing I've ever seen. I wouldn't carry that cheesy looking thing around if it was free. I know the specs and who cares.... Look at it.

    • Really?

      i fail to understand the logic on that. 
      actually that sounds extremely stupid to me. you care more about how the phone looks than how good it is? god, you must be one of those hippies that carry the phone strapped to the belt just to show off.

      • fixxmyhead

        totally agree with u. some people are uber retarded. i care more about performance than how the phone looks, im not a girl. plus it does have better specs than the one x.

        • Jack

          Sorry to say, but your comment is retarded... There is nothing wrong with caring for the looks on your piece of equipment. Just like we all do with clothes and everything else.
          If the weather is warm, boxers is a practical outfit... Nothing else, just boxers... Pants, T-shirts and everything else is just fashion... So tell me... Do you run around, only wearing boxers, when the weathers is warm? If you do, you're a freak... If you don't, you're a hypocrate.
          Which one is it?

    • mgamerz

      Are you so self conscious that your phone is a fashion statement about you?

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com Aj Meadows

    I would say One X, if I could unlock the bootloader, root and flash AOKP or CM9 or some other stock rom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/C.L.Tsang C.L. Tsang

    allow me to remind you guys of the lifespan of the SGS3 screen

    an amoled display won't last a couple of months before the notorious burn-in issue appears
    this is something you don't expect considering the amount of money you have to spend on such flagship products

    • BrandoHD

      FUD

      • http://www.facebook.com/C.L.Tsang C.L. Tsang

        this is something WILL happen, but surely not before you pay the money
        good luck to you if you can stand 'some extra filter' on your screen

        • BrandoHD

          And more F.U.D

    • kspirit

      I beg your pardon? 

      Yes burn-in is an issue for OLED screens, I've been using my GS2 for a year and screen tester apps show that there is no burn in whatsoever. I do a LOT of texting and by that logic there should be keyboard-shaped image retention. But nope, none. 
      And also, I call BS on Samsung's claim that Pentile screen have less burn-in. It doesn't matter what arrangement the pixels are in. OLED isn't what it used to be a few years ago.

  • theShamrocker

    I am waiting for the next major superphone to come through Verizon. The guy there said the next one is like HTC EDGE  He said it was a sequel to the Rezound with a quad core processor and that sounds an awfully like the One series or Incredible HD under a different name.  I will pick which ever has battery life and accepts the 32 gb micro sd card I just bought for 12 dollars online. I have had this droid x forever!

    • Bob Burgess

      The HTC Edge was simply the code-name for the One X before it was released. Other code names it got was the HTC Endeavor.

  • CoreDuo08

    I'm going with the SGS3 if only because of the incredible SoC combined with Samsung not proactively locking bootloaders in the past. The SoC is most interesting to me because of the amount of work Samsung put into it to make the most of the Cortex-A9 architecture.
    It has an 128-bit internal system bus that's similar to the Cortex-A15, as well as some extremely aggressive power saving features. A couple of these features are being able to independently power the IP blocks on-chip that handle audio and video on and off to save power, each core is fully power gated so that they can turn on and off fully independant of each other as well as a power saving mode where half of the cache is powered off. It also has dynamic voltage and frequency scaling so that there's more granularity in controlling the voltage and frequency of each core. The SoC is also built on Samsung's relatively new 32nm HKMG process where they used the extra headroom to clock the GPU so that it's a staggering 66% faster than the SGS2 and bests the iPhone 4S according to Anandtech's benchmarks. All of that combined with the 2050mAh battery should make this a hell of a performer in battery tests as soon as final hardware starts appearing. The people writing off the SGS3 as "ugly" and taking the fact that it's a quad-core A9 at face value have no idea what they're missing.

    • dragon

      incredible Soc, joking right??!!! one X got almost the same in the US and in Europe. 
      Also which anandtech benchmark??!! Android doesnot work on multi core GPU! just overclocking the GPU and calling it an incredible is just upsetting.
      iPhone still has the best GPU with superior dual core GPU, just check http://www.glbenchmark.com/result.jsp?benchmark=glpro21&certified_only=1

      • CoreDuo08
        • dragon

          the benchmarks on slashgear and theverge tell a different story! even if anadtech benchmarks are correct, u r talking about a device that will be available in the US 8 month after iphone 4s and u r so proud that it has better graphics, that's just sad bro

          • CoreDuo08

            It's sad because I enjoy watching technological advancements regardless of the vendor? You seem to be keen on oversimplifying my statements instead of presenting me with a valid counter-argument (also known in these circles as trolling), so I guess I'm finished here.

          • DROID DOES

            The same goes for those who praised the 4S, after the Galaxy S II was out for many months before.

        • kemtehani
          • CoreDuo08

            That benchmark is using on-screen rendering which is limited by vsync to 60fps. Since graphical complexity doesn't increase when running a benchmark, those numbers aren't very useful.

          • kemtehani

            @CoreDuo08:disqus  Agreed!

        • kemtehani

          Wow, your reasoning is really impressive. great job

        • Techig

          While I find you very well informed about
          this subject and I agree with you in mst areas, but I am still disappointed by the design of
          S3 and I feel like Samsung could have done a better job. When iPhone 4s came
          out many people got disappointed cuz it had the same design, but
          spec wise, iPhone 4s was way better than iPhone 4, so Apple did in fact deliever.

          Howver if you compare S2 to S3, the changes
          are not that huge and I feel kinda disappointed. after wating for a long time for this phone to come
          out.

          • CoreDuo08

            I wasn't aiming to discredit the design argument as no two people have the same requirements for a smartphone. The numbers in this poll do a pretty good job of presenting that. I was just pointing out a different angle that I thought shouldn't be ignored. The beauty of it is you're free to buy the HTC One X if you want to. It's still a perfectly fine smartphone and Tegra 3 does have it's own unique advantages such as having NVIDIA's marketing muscle behind Tegra-specific games. The smartphone business is one of trade-offs, and with Android you can shop around within the same ecosystem to find the tradeoffs that you're most willing to live with. The reason I said the Exynos 4 Quad was 'incredible' was because in the time I've been watching Android evolve, its sometimes taken over a year and a half for them to catch up to a bar that Apple set. This is the first time I think I've seen it done in a little over 6 months and by such a large margin in some cases, particarly in the GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt test which is most representative of real world gaming performance.

    • cryop

      I take it they solved the battery rape issues that super amoled screens have with white backgrounds?

  • METAL1F3

    That depends on the carrier. If it's at&t I'd have to go with the gs3. Any other and I'd go with the one x for sure.

  • carhauler1969

    SGS III all the way because of three little words...

    No locked bootloader

    • Bob Burgess

      Given that the One X's bootloader is only locked on the AT&T version, because AT&T made them lock it, you'd imagine that AT&T would apply the same restrictions on the AT&T version of the SGS3.

  • housry23

    I voted for the HTC One X if I had to choose between these 2. I am a Galaxy Nexus owner and can say that you do not notice the pentile on the screen at all and have never met one person that does. If you do then you must have great vision or hold your phone really close to your face. Neither one of these phones are enough of an upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus to want to drop it for them. I will wait for the next Nexus and Android Jelly Bean!

  • http://www.daewootech.net Daewootech

    Lets see, non removable storage, non removable battery, my money is switching over to Samsung. My experiance with my evo4g has been love/hate but leans towards hate 7 times outta 10

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    You mean Dual-core Snapdragon?

  • Rdw55a

    If I had to choose today, I would pick the S3 hands down. The One X is a nice device but less than 10 GBs of usable storage is a no go for a Flagship Phone in my opinion. If they make a 32GB version I would get it.  But I will not be able to upgrade till January of next year. And by then these phones will no longer be new. And who knows what may come out in the next 7 to 8 Months?

  • Gabba

    Gimme the screen of the HTC One X, the hardware (4412 Exynos) of the SGS3, and the stock vanilla of the GNex and we'll be in business

  • L boogie

    The gs3 is my choice considering this is the first of possibly many variants from Samsung especially if the gs2 success was any indication and it's bringing some goodies to the table + its on verizon (though still wanna see whats up with the note). the one x is awesome in its own right & cant wait to check out the evo lte but the u.s variant of the gs3 is going to be something to keep an eye on.

  • Noct

    when are they going to release something like this for Verizon. I am tired of Motorola just not keeping up. 

    • sgtguthrie

      Gs3 is coming to Verizon! It will be your lucky summer!

  • Joe Malo

    My Perfect phone

    Build quality of HTC- Aluminum Chasis
    Screen from Samsung- Super AMOLED HD
    Speaker from Motorola
    AOKP ROM

  • Agrgr

    definitivly S3, it supports Glonass beside GPS ... 

  • Treeworxny

    HTC will not provide unlock tool.
    That's a big decision breaker.
    Samsung is my choice.

  • Conan

    Chose the GSIII based on the poll question, but would likely choose the EVO 4G LTE as I'm on Sprint. I'm just waiting to see what gets changed with the Sprint version of the GSIII. (The real problem, though, is Samsung's history of updates in the US. Regardless of who's to blame, the end result is the same.)

  • Edd

    I was about to write a long rambling post about why I didn't vote because it's a very hard choice. Then I remembered the s3 has a removable SD card and battery, and went right ahead with my vote.

  • KamikaZee

    One X, I already made my choice. I've never been a fan of amoled screens. While others say colors are more "vibrant" they're mostly just over saturated. They actually are less power efficient when you use them.
    The only thing they have going for them is black levels.

    Pentile is another can of worms. As for the one x "cons" they don't really are cons for me. No sd card sounded bad at first, then I realized that the 32 GB card in my DHD is 80% empty, since everything I would put in there is already in the cloud.
    Non replaceable battery is also not as bad as it sounds.
    A lot of phones let you change batteries, but in many you can't put a bigger battery (except for those scam 300% capacity batteries in the same volume).
    Which leaves spare battery as the only valid use. Then why buy a spare battery if a universal battery pack fills the same role?

    Sorry for the rant, tl;dr : the sgs3 is ugly

  • spydie

    Tubular, Dude... it's a close race, but just can't see getting a phone without removable/upgradeable battery and no SD card.

  • Carol

    Not sure why anyone would pick the smaller battery, smaller screen, and older model.
     

    • http://twitter.com/r3drox Fred

      different rates of power consumption, higher pixel density and 2 months older notwithstanding, they were designed as parallel competitors. samsung was just a litrtle late to the party.

  • dragon
  • wolfkabal

    HTC based on the non-plastic cases. Had Sammy done anything other than cheap plastic, I'd be all over it. 

  • Deeper

    Im a big fan of Samsung but this time, im going for htc because I don't want to get another phone with amoled since I experienced burn in on my galaxy tab 7.7. Loved the blacks and colour in amoled but the short life and burn in is a huge dealbreaker.

  • Thetunicakid

    Evo LTE definately best choice!

  • JimmieY

    S3 won over One X in the poll mostly due to removable battery and SD card
    offered by S3.
    I believe, in fact, One X is going to sell better than S3.
    A friend of mine working with AT&T once commented that, out of total iPhones sold through ATT,  less than 5% have 32G memory size.  The One X international version has 32 G but ATT only sells 16 G variant. Why?  I start to believe that ATT is going to put the same restriction on  S3 because ATT wants to promote the cloud service.

    As to the battery life, 9 hours video run down for One x is good enough for
    most users.

    Most people do not care the benchmark difference between One X and S3 since both
    phones' UI are very smooth.

    But it is undeniable that One X looks better than S3. When both phone's specs
    are not that different, look usually is the determining factor for general
    users.
    By the way, Samsung stock went down by 5% while HTC
    stock up by 5% right after the S3 show.

  • http://fnords.org/ Markoff Chaney

    Surprising result considering all the hate for the S3's looks and the almost universal praise for the One X design. I guess people really do value quality over appearance.

    • JimmieY

       Galaxy's build quality is not better than HTC's. Galaxy's update service quality is not better than HTC's.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        My SGSII withstands drops and scratches better than any of my friends' HTCs (Incredible S, Sensation, EVO).

        Sammy pushed ICS to me earlier than HTC pushed ICS to any of their phones.

        I think that's the quality he's talking about.

    • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

       I think a substantial number of people chose the S3 because the One X has no removable battery and SD-slot - not because they really like the design

  • http://fitch.myopenid.com/ mikeru

    I pick Galaxy Nexus. Again.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I am not sure I can definitely consider one a superior device to another, but all else being equal I know which company I trust when it comes to being able to flash.

    Get with the program HTC.

  • Phenom18

    I definitely go with the One X

  • sammy richard

    Having top set Hardware and benchmarks doesnt make a phone complete... It should look professional, robustic and stand out of the crowd.. 
    Surely GS3 has a top notch power inside, but the design is a low end profile lawyers make. They just want to escape lawsuits from Apple..
    Though OneX has a bit lower benchmarks than GS3, the sum up of overall design, performance, features etc in oneX wins the heart of customer... 

  • NaN

    I don't like tegra. And I don't like sgs3 design.
    I'll go for Xperia Ion instead.

  • Slaicheng

    Definitely Samsung. HTC technical support disappoints me utterly

  • Ozzimo

    No removeable battery. HTC lost me as costumer.
    Hi Samsung....

  • Greg Bissell

    one thing we can all agree on is both phones are 100x better than the iphone lmfao. i feel so sorry for blind moronic isheep

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    SGS3, because I won't buy a phone without removable battery and microSD slot. Sadly though because otherwise the One X looks great :-/

  • James Burton

    I would say the HTC but the non removable battery is a major down point for me as it's not unknown for me to plough through 2 batteries in a day on my SGSII.

  • wayne

    I have a HTC one x, while it is a blistering fast phone. I don't feel like its a new phone as my old desire hd did nearly everything this one does. I should have moved to Sammy. also because I have a redundant 16gb micro sd card now.
    As for looks....... I'm sure 9 out of 10 people will get a cover for their phone so you won't feel like its ugly.
    I should have gone for the Samsung note. because as a standard user why does a phone need to be this powerful? I have a PS3 for game's and a 17inch laptop for proper internet surfing.

  • Jaxx89

    HTC One X sure is better looking than the SGS3. But no matter what, I'm buying the SGS3.

  • Tee

    Based on the specs, SGS3 hands down.

    No removable battery, no removable memory card. That equals pretty much nothing for HTC...

    64 GB plus a 64 GB SD for SGS... Who's fooling who?

  • darksun b

    I would personally like the look & feel of the HTC One X vs the SGS III but feature wise, i would go for the SGS III

  • Gamer

    Galaxy NOTE is still the best!

  • IronBlood

    Given the fact that the S-III is going to be a monster I can deal with the cons of the device, the one that mainly gets me is the fact that it's a damn legal phone (so no one says you look like this looks give me money)

  • Jameslepable

    How does the SGS3 have a larger battery AND is removable and yet is still thinner? HTC cheaped out on the battery I think.

  • rocky00

    Did no one notice it yet, or is it not such a big issue? S3's hardware buttons are just Menu, Home and Back. There is no multi-task button.
    They are still stuck in the past, this phone is not designed for ICS at all. I thought having the hardware button was a deal breaker for 1X, but having an obsolete button instead of the frequently used one is a poor design choice.
    Now, I guess you can hold home button down to access the list of running apps. It will still work, but that is so 2009 (I guess it is from eclair).
    Google is advicing developers to follow certain UI standards for ICS and implement a software menu button to be placed on top right corner. We bitch about those who takes time to implement it. But eventually they fix it to play nice with ICS. In this case, it is a hardware button for heaven's sake, once you buy the phone you are stuck with it for at least a year.

    It is definitely a deal breaker for me. But, I have voted for S3 as not having a micro-sd slot and removable battery is worse.

    • Dapsta88

      hold the home button for multi-tasking. Works brilliantly

  • Hermeticist

    Let's not forget that HTC is aiming at boot licking there device.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    got my one X yesterday and this is the best phone ive ever seen ever.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    got my one X yesterday and this is the best phone ive ever seen ever.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    got my one X yesterday and this is the best phone ive ever seen ever.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    For now, neither of them. But I'm not due for an upgrade so it doesn't matter.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    For now, neither of them. But I'm not due for an upgrade so it doesn't matter.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    For now, neither of them. But I'm not due for an upgrade so it doesn't matter.

  • Guilherme

    I just prefer the S III because the touchwiz, I don't know why everyone like the Sense! It's very old layout of smartphones, you see something like that in the old touchscreen smartphones. Now the design go to something more simple (but not too simple like ICS ¬¬). Google needs more designers. They don't decided what they want with the ICS layout, minimalist or detailed.

  • Dapsta88

    I think a lot of people here are confusing "ugly" with "boring". The GS3 is not an ugly phone. If that is the case, you think all galaxy phones are ugly. This is effectively an amalgamation of all GS phones. Which makes it more boring than ugly.

    • dalex7777

      You said it..."all galaxy phones are ugly". 

  • thepeddle

    Opinion is Opinion.....I prefer Plasma TV's and LED over any LCD Tv's......personal preference....am I wrong....HELL no.........its what you prefer.....I have put my Galaxy Note along side the One X and the Note to me is the HANDS down winner.....I just love the Super AMOLED HD screen..but if you don't who really gives a rats ass....get the One X......but in terms of the other software specs, the GS3 wins...that's not opinion....its FACTS........

  • Nitin

    Design wise, yea the HTC does look better than the S3, but apart from that, S3 just smothers it. And the people complaining about the PenTile are just being silly.

    Imo Touchwiz is better than Sense, sense being too bloated and even an HTC rep said that they didnt have much time to integrate most of the features on ICS into it. 

    But the main thing backing the S3 is the dev community. HTC, or any other for that matter, will never have such a huge and dedicated community providing some brilliant stuff. I still have my Galaxy S and its running on pure ICS. Would you find that on phones from other companies? HELL NO!

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      I disagree about the dev community.  If you were comparing against Motorola it would be a different story, but there's a pretty rabid following for both HTC and Samsung.  Samsung definitely had a hit with the Galaxy S line and it's made hacking pretty easy due to sheer volume, but there are several HTC phones running AOSP ICS too.  I'm not sure it's possible to (can't believe I'm about to say this) Measure the size of each other's communities (fine, I had to say it), but they are both definitely huge (ugg....I feel dirty).

  • Jack

    I voted s3... But while reading this, I changed my mind... If i had to vote over, I'd vote for the One X.
    1 thing, though... I'm using cloud a lot, så the sd-card-thing probably won't be a problem for me..... But, what does one do, if you need to remove the battery, but can't? I flash ROMs and stuff like that a lot, and occasionally i have to pull my battery... If I can't pull it, that means, I have to let my phone run out of battery, which would probably take a few days on a full charge. Is there a workaround, or is this really a huge problem for someone who flashes?

  • Bkb33

    The Gnex is ulgy, so it the S3...and stock isn't even that amazing

  • yarrellray

    Hands down I agree that HTC has stepped up their game much love for that. But here in the ANDROID WORLD Samsung is BOSS that will always be. S3 all the way....

  • Chris Caldwell

    can I vote N4?