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soulreaver99
Jul 7, 2012, 02:43 PM
I've been testing both the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and have been comparing both along with the iPhone 4S. iPhone is still better in quality and variety of apps and is a much better email device than any Android phone. Also, since I'm a Mac user (also have the iPad and a MacBook Air 2012), iPhone integrates nicely with the whole eco-system with iMessage, Photo Stream, and iCloud. I did however find excellent alternatives to these services for Android such as Drop Box for Photo Syncing which is much better than Photo Stream because I can access the data without having it tied to one Mac computer. And also Air Droid which allows me to send text messages, access photos and contacts from my phone with any web browser.

The HTC One X has a better screen than iPhone 4S and Samsung S3. Build quality on the One X is superior to the Galaxy and is at the level of the iPhone 4S. The Galaxy S3 feels like a cheap plastic phone. Unfortunately the HTC One X doesn't have an MicroSD card slot for memory expandability and the camera produces mediocre photos.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 however wins in having the best camera of the three and having that MicroSD slot comes in really handy. Although the screen quality isn't as great as the iPhone's and the HTC One X, it's not as bad as I or any other reviewer makes it sound, AMOLED displays can still hang with the big boys.

Sense 4.0 to me on the HTC One X is much better to look at and navigate through than Samsung's stupid Touch Wiz. I hate Touch Wiz with a passion, but some people like it just as they hate Sense. I might be biased in this because I've been a fan of Sense since the Windows Mobile days. But when it comes down to simplicity, iOS on the iPhone (I'm using iOS6) is so easy to use and is very straight forward. The ease of use and the plain looking operating system is probably the biggest reason why people get bored with it and want to venture into using an Android based device. It's true, iOS is boring but most people use smartphones only for text, email, social networks, music, and to browse the web and the iPhone does all of these very well. Nothing fancy, no need to customize, and don't need a widget.

Both the Samsung Galaxy and HTC One X are as fast and smooth in navigating through the phone as the iPhone 4S, I actually feel that they are both faster. And if you live in an area that supports 4G LTE, the you're in for a treat on how you fast you can grab data off the internet, download/post photos, and stream music over the air without having any buffering issues! Also, the larger display screens (especially on the HTC One X) are great for viewing photos and for reading. After using the HTC One X for about a week, it's hard going back to the iPhone.

My recommendation at this point is that if you don't have an iPhone 4S right now because you can't wait a few months and want a phone that supports a fast network and has a great camera, I would go for the Samsung Galaxy S3 because of all of those reasons. It may might not have the build quality and the screen of the HTC One X but to me, that MicroSD card slot and camera are huge selling points. If you have an iPhone 4S right now, just wait a few months too see what the next generation iPhone has to offer and then make your decision. The iPhone 4S is still a great phone for 2012 so don't make any rash decisions at this moment unless you are really that bored and underwhelmed with how iOS6 is so far.

To be honest, you can't really go wrong with any of these phones and it's a matter of preference and how you want to use your mobile device. I like the Galaxy and the HTC One X because they are fun to customize and I can make the phone operate how I want it to. The larger screen and LTE capabilities of these phones make a huge difference especially when on the road where WiFi isn't always available. I like the iPhone 4S because of its simplicity, apps, and how it's a great smartphone overall. The iPhone may not be the best phone at the moment depending on who you talk to, but it definitely has set the bar for mobile devices which is why we are getting awesome gadgets like the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sorry if that was too long winded and the photo is kind of crappy because I used my iPad 3 to take the photo!



Frankied22
Jul 7, 2012, 02:47 PM
I find using Gmail on my Nexus a vastly superior experience to email on my iPhone.

typerlover
Jul 7, 2012, 03:06 PM
I don't post here often, but read quite a bit and have been for many years. This post is worth commenting on by saying that it is right on the money with your presentation and analysis. Lots of stupid posts throughout the forums but your post is accurate.

boomboom2
Jul 7, 2012, 03:09 PM
I like most of what you have to say except the email part. Email is one place where Android really shines. I prefer emailing on my Nexus compared to my iPad. I send a lot of attachments and my iPad simply won't do that.

jojoba
Jul 7, 2012, 03:13 PM
Thanks for sharing this, very interesting. I really like the look of the Samsung, and I'm drawn by the camera. On my older android phone I use K9 mail and love it, I find the experience at least equal to the mail app on my iPad. There's a part of me that really wants an iPhone so it can become integrated with my Air and iPad, but as long as the keyboard predictive text is next to non existing, it's just too much work to type.

AbyssImpact
Jul 7, 2012, 03:13 PM
iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.

Spectrum Abuser
Jul 7, 2012, 03:21 PM
iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.

You're delusional.

dj9928
Jul 7, 2012, 03:21 PM
but what about battery life who wins? I imagine its 4S,S3 then One X last

lordofthereef
Jul 7, 2012, 03:25 PM
iPhone integrates nicely with the whole eco-system with iMessage, Photo Stream, and iCloud. I did however find excellent alternatives to these services for Android such as Drop Box for Photo Syncing which is much better than Photo Stream because I can access the data without having it tied to one Mac computer.

Interestingly, my question isn't even about hardware, but this software. Are you aware that you can have photostream on any windows or Mac? You are not limited to one computer, let alone Mac.

Mac.World
Jul 7, 2012, 03:26 PM
I've also looked at these screens and if you look really, really close and carefully, you can sort of make out pixels on the S3. I think the iPhone screen is still the clearest though.

But we are talking about 3 phones that are within 20 ppi's of each other and considering the HOX and S3 are both 1.2" and 1.3" bigger screens to the iPhone, technically it's more impressive for the Android phones. I'll be curious to see what the ppi is on the new iPhone at 4"?

I have been reading up on the pentile screen tech and pretty sure I know why Samsung went with it. Thinner and lighter screen, uses less power and still allows for those deep blacks. It's not the most photo realistic, color wise, though.

To me though, I think all 3 screens are pretty darn good. Yoi have to split hairs and nit pick to distinguish your personal favorite.

Jb07
Jul 7, 2012, 03:38 PM
Thanks for the unbiased review. You didn't bash Android and declare the iPhone the winner from the beginning like some people do, although I disagree with the email thing.
It's such a shame the One X isn't on Verizon. It's such a beautiful phone and I really want it. :(

soulreaver99
Jul 7, 2012, 03:39 PM
Interestingly, my question isn't even about hardware, but this software. Are you aware that you can have photostream on any windows or Mac? You are not limited to one computer, let alone Mac.

You are right. Just wish there was a way to get photo stream through the Web without having to install software. Thanks for pointing this out!

lordofthereef
Jul 7, 2012, 03:43 PM
You are right. Just wish there was a way to get photo stream through the Web without having to install software. Thanks for pointing this out!

You're welcome! :)

Does drop box allow this without software? (I am not trying to imply anything one way or the other, I just haven't used it in quite a while, since before they offered anything specifically for photos, so I don't know)

soulreaver99
Jul 7, 2012, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the unbiased review. You didn't bash Android and declare the iPhone the winner from the beginning like some people do, although I disagree with the email thing.
It's such a shame the One X isn't on Verizon. It's such a beautiful phone and I really want it. :(

You guys are right that android does Gmail better than anything else. However, I feel iPhone does Exchange better than android. I mainly use exchange the majority of the time for work. It's a bit cumbersome with the mail clients on the s3 and one x. But then again everyone is different.

soulreaver99
Jul 7, 2012, 03:55 PM
You're welcome! :)

Does drop box allow this without software? (I am not trying to imply anything one way or the other, I just haven't used it in quite a while, since before they offered anything specifically for photos, so I don't know)

What I meant was access iCloud photos on the web. not sure if that can be done, yet. Like how you can login to Drop Box from the web browser and grab your data from there.

Vegastouch
Jul 7, 2012, 04:01 PM
I find using Gmail on my Nexus a vastly superior experience to email on my iPhone.

The Email client on GS3 linked up with Yahoo works great for me too. In fact, i deleted the Yahoo mail App because it works so well which wasnt the case on my Vibrant.

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iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.

Sure, iOS and Android, particularly ICS is one and the same :rolleyes:

lordofthereef
Jul 7, 2012, 04:17 PM
What I meant was access iCloud photos on the web. not sure if that can be done, yet. Like how you can login to Drop Box from the web browser and grab your data from there.

Ah, right. I thought you were saying there was some added photo feature of drop box. I don't believe there is anything browser-wise that would allow downloading that way.

Sensamic
Jul 7, 2012, 05:00 PM
iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.

He goes to sleep in Apple pajamas :D:D:D:D:D:D

scott craft
Jul 7, 2012, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the comparison. Well done without bias.

404 tech junkie
Jul 7, 2012, 05:15 PM
You guys are right that android does Gmail better than anything else. However, I feel iPhone does Exchange better than android. I mainly use exchange the majority of the time for work. It's a bit cumbersome with the mail clients on the s3 and one x. But then again everyone is different.

I have to disagree with you. In iOS I can't even attach files to my email without having to go to whatever app that file resides in. In other words, if I want to attach two different types of files to an e-mail, I can't do it in iOS. I'd have to send two emails. On the other hand, on the Android platform, I'd just simply attach whatever files I want to the email, and send.

oBMTo
Jul 7, 2012, 05:56 PM
I've also looked at these screens and if you look really, really close and carefully, you can sort of make out pixels on the S3. I think the iPhone screen is still the clearest though.

But we are talking about 3 phones that are within 20 ppi's of each other and considering the HOX and S3 are both 1.2" and 1.3" bigger screens to the iPhone, technically it's more impressive for the Android phones. I'll be curious to see what the ppi is on the new iPhone at 4"?

I have been reading up on the pentile screen tech and pretty sure I know why Samsung went with it. Thinner and lighter screen, uses less power and still allows for those deep blacks. It's not the most photo realistic, color wise, though.

To me though, I think all 3 screens are pretty darn good. Yoi have to split hairs and nit pick to distinguish your personal favorite.
No nit picking or hair splitting here, HOX clearly has the best screen.

Mac.World
Jul 7, 2012, 09:59 PM
iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.

IMO this is an over simplification. I mean icons in a grid was around before the iphone. And we have seen Apple incorporate Android features (notification center) into iOS. And yes, Android did heavily 'borrow' from the original iOS and iphone look. Apple and Google are both guilty.

That said, both OS's have matured along the way and have concurrently created new features. To just say that Android copied iOS and that Google and Android manufacturers should be sued for all they have is a bit childish and excludes any reasoning for the statement.

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No nit picking or hair splitting here, HOX clearly has the best screen.

That is your opinion and it is just as right as anyone elses. I still think the iPhones is the best, and that is my opinion. But all 3 of these phones have fantastic screens and are easy to see fine details.

Troneas
Jul 8, 2012, 12:07 AM
the problem for me, and i suspect many others, is that i have many paid apps from the appstore and this discourages me from ever switching to another brand that will always be better in some aspects and worse in others.

granted most apps might just cost $.99 or whatever but I've gotten used to them and use them on a daily basis and despite my intrigue at trying out jelly bean or any other OS the idea of having to purchase apps again is a huge negative for me.

AFDoc
Jul 8, 2012, 12:29 AM
I don't post here often, but read quite a bit and have been for many years. This post is worth commenting on by saying that it is right on the money with your presentation and analysis. Lots of stupid posts throughout the forums but your post is accurate.

Agreed. To the point, told us why you felt the way you did and seemed like you were pulling for all 3. I wish more reviews were like this. Thanks for the info. I am ready to jump off the ledge and go for an S3 but still can't quite take the leap. I guess when you have 5 lines and one is pretty much always due an upgrade those options are always there lol. Maybe tmr.

iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.
Typerlover, I think this is the type of post to which you were referring.

oBMTo
Jul 8, 2012, 12:44 AM
That is your opinion and it is just as right as anyone elses. I still think the iPhones is the best, and that is my opinion. But all 3 of these phones have fantastic screens and are easy to see fine details.

No opinions involved. HOX clearly has the best screen, FACT.

cwwilson
Jul 8, 2012, 12:46 AM
No opinions involved. HOX clearly has the best screen, FACT.

yup, it's written in stone, can't argue with that :rolleyes:

mbell1975
Jul 8, 2012, 12:53 AM
How the mightly have fallen. Just over a year ago HTC was on a roll with their phones and making the best Android phones around with big time sales. Samsung have taken over with their Galaxy line.

http://www.popherald.com/2012-07-07-news-id-6-18592

Troneas
Jul 8, 2012, 12:53 AM
No opinions involved. HOX clearly has the best screen, FACT.

facts can be proven or demonstrated.

please feel free to enlighten us.

mackinmike
Jul 8, 2012, 03:54 AM
iPhone > both of those phones combined. They copy iOS which they think they can get away with. I hope Apple sue them for all they have.

Blind devotion to apple. You should really try out these new android phones.

Faux Carnival
Jul 8, 2012, 05:43 AM
I'm an iPhone 4S user and I know what my next phone won't be: iPhone. iOS 6 is a disappointment and I don't expect major hardware changes from Apple. I'm waiting for the new nexus device.

jojoba
Jul 8, 2012, 07:40 AM
In other words, if I want to attach two different types of files to an e-mail, I can't do it in iOS. I'd have to send two emails. On the other hand, on the Android platform, I'd just simply attach whatever files I want to the email, and send.

Agreed. I just couldn't believe it when I first realised that this was the case for my iPad. It's a major disruption to my work flow.

scott craft
Jul 8, 2012, 07:51 AM
How the mightly have fallen. Just over a year ago HTC was on a roll with their phones and making the best Android phones around with big time sales. Samsung have taken over with their Galaxy line.

http://www.popherald.com/2012-07-07-news-id-6-18592

I think if HTC would have released the One X on Verizon it would have been a hit, not sure why they didn't.

PsstGreek
Jul 8, 2012, 09:58 AM
I have the One X and I'm really liking it. Of course I miss my 4S (traded it for the 1X) and the little features that the One X doesn't have. Mainly got the One X for the LTE, and it's awesome. I've never really been an android fan until now. ICS is really put together and the notifications actually work from previous firmwares.

The unibody construction of the One X is what put me on board with it. I like the fact that it doesn't look flimsy with a plastic back cover that you can take off. IMHO, it's the best looking HTC/android based phone out there on the market. And not having a micro-sd slot but internal storage like the iPhone is better to me. I would of loved a 32GB option like the Europeans got.

The screen is awesome. Wish somehow the phone makers can merge the retina and this screen together. The snappiness of the phone is also on par. Quick, no lag movements. Everything is flush with little hiccups.

Overall it's a very decent phone and would recommend it, if you want something new.

daviddcmd
Jul 8, 2012, 10:12 AM
From what I've read about IO6 and the Iphone 5 I think those of us that care about such things will be disappointed. Not to mention if the screen will indeed be larger and the phone will be LTE I would imagine that they'll be a major battery drain issue.

To me the HTC has the better screen and camera. But at 16GB and only 12GB available there is not much room for expansion. If I were to keep this phone for two years I would need to offload pics and videos to keep the memory use down. It's a better looking phone, the white version anyway, then the other two.

The S3 have a lot more wow factor. Lots of stuff to play with here.

Both Android phones are faster than the Iphone. I didn't think that would matter but when using the Iphone after the other two I want to put it away for good.

As far as apps and Siri are concerned I have over 100 on my jailbroken 4S but realistically only use a fraction of them. Siri about once week.

Right now I'm leaning towards keeping the S3. I was going to wait until the Iphone 5 but not being an early adopter and considering past order wait times it would probably February before I got one.

AbyssImpact
Jul 8, 2012, 10:14 AM
Blind devotion to apple. You should really try out these new android phones.

i don't like the feel of cheap plastic in my hand

daviddcmd
Jul 8, 2012, 10:25 AM
My 4S 32GB was $300 when I bought it. My S3 was $200 plus $20 for the 32GB micro SD card for a total memory of 48GB for $80 less. That'll buy you a lot of apps.

hot spare
Jul 8, 2012, 03:31 PM
Any screen which doesn't display proper black can't be considered as good.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 04:32 PM
Agreed. I just couldn't believe it when I first realised that this was the case for my iPad. It's a major disruption to my work flow.

It also looks bad for a professionalism standpoint, to be sending attachments one email at a time. I do a lot of emailing from my phone, and constantly use attachments to add various things such as raw access logs, pdf's, and other things. When you are talking advertising or sponsorships, it doesn't look good to be sending one attachment per email.

Azadre
Jul 8, 2012, 04:51 PM
It also looks bad for a professionalism standpoint, to be sending attachments one email at a time. I do a lot of emailing from my phone, and constantly use attachments to add various things such as raw access logs, pdf's, and other things. When you are talking advertising or sponsorships, it doesn't look good to be sending one attachment per email.

Maybe you need a PC to get your work done. Smart phones are adjuncts to the PC experience. The iPhone at least was not designed around eliminating your need for a PC.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 05:18 PM
Maybe you need a PC to get your work done. Smart phones are adjuncts to the PC experience. The iPhone at least was not designed around eliminating your need for a PC.

So it is your contention I need a PC just to send emails? :eek: What year are you in? You don't think I should be able to send more than one attachment from my phone? You think it's acceptable to have to send attachments one by one in separate emails? You think a person should have to tote a laptop just to send a simple email? :rolleyes:

Azadre
Jul 8, 2012, 05:44 PM
So it is your contention I need a PC just to send emails? :eek: What year are you in? You don't think I should be able to send more than one attachment from my phone? You think it's acceptable to have to send attachments one by one in separate emails? You think a person should have to tote a laptop just to send a simple email? :rolleyes:

A simple email is text only. This is a smartphone. It gives me access to my contacts, calendars, web, and email when I am away from my desk. It's not a replacement by any means.

Most SMTPs I've used were designed to limit the size of attachments you can send out any. Large files are not for email.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 06:07 PM
A simple email is text only. This is a smartphone. It gives me access to my contacts, calendars, web, and email when I am away from my desk. It's not a replacement by any means.

Most SMTPs I've used were designed to limit the size of attachments you can send out any. Large files are not for email.

Who said anything about large files? And yes, you're right, it's a SMARTPHONE, that's why I expect it to be able to handle simple tasks like emailing attachments. That isn't asking a lot, that's a pretty basic task. I'm not trying to compile code using my phone, I'm not trying to decode HD videos with the phone, I'm not trying to create 3d movies with the phone, I'm trying to email an attachment or 2. According to you, I guess that's asking too much. Take your head out of the sand.

Azadre
Jul 8, 2012, 06:18 PM
Who said anything about large files? And yes, you're right, it's a SMARTPHONE, that's why I expect it to be able to handle simple tasks like emailing attachments. That isn't asking a lot, that's a pretty basic task. I'm not trying to compile code using my phone, I'm not trying to decode HD videos with the phone, I'm not trying to create 3d movies with the phone, I'm trying to email an attachment or 2. According to you, I guess that's asking too much. Take your head out of the sand.

You're rude.

I have never needed to email an attachment from my phone. But if that's something you need, there is Android.

Although if I had MS Office on my phone, I'd probably mail more attachments. Then again probably not.

3bs
Jul 8, 2012, 06:24 PM
You're rude.

I have never needed to email an attachment from my phone. But if that's something you need, there is Android.

He's not rude. Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and being able to attach files to emails on your phone isn't something complicated and the iPhone should be able to do it.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 06:25 PM
You're rude.

I have never needed to email an attachment from my phone. But if that's something you need, there is Android.

Although if I had MS Office on my phone, I'd probably mail more attachments. Then again probably not.

lol how's this for polite then? I'm sorry you've never conducted business from your phone. May your fortune improve and your horizons broaden. :)

Dmunjal
Jul 8, 2012, 06:26 PM
You guys are right that android does Gmail better than anything else. However, I feel iPhone does Exchange better than android. I mainly use exchange the majority of the time for work. It's a bit cumbersome with the mail clients on the s3 and one x. But then again everyone is different.

Try Touchdown on Android. Much better than any Exchange client I've ever seen.

Azadre
Jul 8, 2012, 06:28 PM
lol how's this for polite then? I'm sorry you've never conducted business from your phone. May your fortune improve and your horizons broaden. :)

Until they revoke HIPAA, I'll never be able to 'conduct business' from a smart phone. Oh well.

Burton8219
Jul 8, 2012, 06:33 PM
iPhone is still better in quality and variety of apps and is a much better email device than any Android phone.
You lost me early with this statement... I'm an iPhone and OS X user and the email experience on Android is the only thing that even gives me a remote thought of switching. If Apple bought Sparrow and used them as their default client I'd be singing a different tune, but iOS Mail doesn't hold a candle to GMail on Android.

soulreaver99
Jul 8, 2012, 06:33 PM
Everyone uses their phone differently, let's not turn this into a troll house like the other three threads. If you don't need to send attachments on your phone and you are happy with that, more power to you. If you need to send a billion attachments from a phone and can do it you have the perfect device for you. maybe one day, i can put my hand through the phone and choke the trolls, then we can say technology has evolved.

if you like what you have, and it works for you, there's really no sense in arguing about it on the internet. Remember the old saying...

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1368/987251565_22ea2338dd.jpg&sa=X&ei=vRj6T7jdHMKhrAHCifSLCQ&ved=0CAsQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEAodaFGuA379ZBKynJG_Jrwx9TxQ

Azadre
Jul 8, 2012, 06:35 PM
Are you guys creating and editing content from your smart phones? I use my smart phone for consumption, and I use my PC (MacBook Pro) for creation of content.

soulreaver99
Jul 8, 2012, 06:35 PM
You lost me early with this statement... I'm an iPhone and OS X user and the email experience on Android is the only thing that even gives me a remote thought of switching. If Apple bought Sparrow and used them as their default client I'd be singing a different tune, but iOS Mail doesn't hold a candle to GMail on Android.

I corrected myself in another post on this thread. I feel that iPhone handles Exchange better, especially with the corporate directories, etc. Gmail on Android is king. Sorry for the confusion.

importfan
Jul 8, 2012, 06:42 PM
I've been testing both the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and have been comparing both along with the iPhone 4S. iPhone is still better in quality and variety of apps and is a much better email device than any Android phone. Also, since I'm a Mac user (also have the iPad and a MacBook Air 2012), iPhone integrates nicely with the whole eco-system with iMessage, Photo Stream, and iCloud. I did however find excellent alternatives to these services for Android such as Drop Box for Photo Syncing which is much better than Photo Stream because I can access the data without having it tied to one Mac computer. And also Air Droid which allows me to send text messages, access photos and contacts from my phone with any web browser.

The HTC One X has a better screen than iPhone 4S and Samsung S3. Build quality on the One X is superior to the Galaxy and is at the level of the iPhone 4S. The Galaxy S3 feels like a cheap plastic phone. Unfortunately the HTC One X doesn't have an MicroSD card slot for memory expandability and the camera produces mediocre photos.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 however wins in having the best camera of the three and having that MicroSD slot comes in really handy. Although the screen quality isn't as great as the iPhone's and the HTC One X, it's not as bad as I or any other reviewer makes it sound, AMOLED displays can still hang with the big boys.

Sense 4.0 to me on the HTC One X is much better to look at and navigate through than Samsung's stupid Touch Wiz. I hate Touch Wiz with a passion, but some people like it just as they hate Sense. I might be biased in this because I've been a fan of Sense since the Windows Mobile days. But when it comes down to simplicity, iOS on the iPhone (I'm using iOS6) is so easy to use and is very straight forward. The ease of use and the plain looking operating system is probably the biggest reason why people get bored with it and want to venture into using an Android based device. It's true, iOS is boring but most people use smartphones only for text, email, social networks, music, and to browse the web and the iPhone does all of these very well. Nothing fancy, no need to customize, and don't need a widget.

Both the Samsung Galaxy and HTC One X are as fast and smooth in navigating through the phone as the iPhone 4S, I actually feel that they are both faster. And if you live in an area that supports 4G LTE, the you're in for a treat on how you fast you can grab data off the internet, download/post photos, and stream music over the air without having any buffering issues! Also, the larger display screens (especially on the HTC One X) are great for viewing photos and for reading. After using the HTC One X for about a week, it's hard going back to the iPhone.

My recommendation at this point is that if you don't have an iPhone 4S right now because you can't wait a few months and want a phone that supports a fast network and has a great camera, I would go for the Samsung Galaxy S3 because of all of those reasons. It may might not have the build quality and the screen of the HTC One X but to me, that MicroSD card slot and camera are huge selling points. If you have an iPhone 4S right now, just wait a few months too see what the next generation iPhone has to offer and then make your decision. The iPhone 4S is still a great phone for 2012 so don't make any rash decisions at this moment unless you are really that bored and underwhelmed with how iOS6 is so far.

To be honest, you can't really go wrong with any of these phones and it's a matter of preference and how you want to use your mobile device. I like the Galaxy and the HTC One X because they are fun to customize and I can make the phone operate how I want it to. The larger screen and LTE capabilities of these phones make a huge difference especially when on the road where WiFi isn't always available. I like the iPhone 4S because of its simplicity, apps, and how it's a great smartphone overall. The iPhone may not be the best phone at the moment depending on who you talk to, but it definitely has set the bar for mobile devices which is why we are getting awesome gadgets like the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sorry if that was too long winded and the photo is kind of crappy because I used my iPad 3 to take the photo!

Nice summary. I have spent ample time with all three devices and prefer the Galaxy S3, its my personal device. I found the aggressive way the One X dealt with resetting the browser every few minutes to be a major disappointment. Any of them are quit capable and it comes down to preference.

Dmunjal
Jul 8, 2012, 06:56 PM
Are you guys creating and editing content from your smart phones? I use my smart phone for consumption, and I use my PC (MacBook Pro) for creation of content.

I don't necessarily create content on my phone but I do a lot of editing of existing files. I also travel a lot so don't want to always open my laptop. In fact, I can go days without using my laptop. If I didn't have these requirements, and many don't, I would probably have stayed with iOS.

Apple will add these capabilities soon if they want to appeal to the business customer. Right now, there's only Android or maybe WM8. Reminds me of Mac vs. PC in the 80s and 90s. Apple made the same mistake then, too.

Luckily, BYOD is allowing individuals to bring their own devices into work so companies won't necessarily do the buying anymore.

Dmunjal
Jul 8, 2012, 07:00 PM
I corrected myself in another post on this thread. I feel that iPhone handles Exchange better, especially with the corporate directories, etc. Gmail on Android is king. Sorry for the confusion.

IMO, TouchDown on Android is better than the iOS Exchange client. I really like the offline reading. I download a bunch of emails, get on a plane, do my replies and forwards, and automatically sync when I land. It's like Outlook. Try it out.

Technarchy
Jul 8, 2012, 07:42 PM
Are you guys creating and editing content from your smart phones? I use my smart phone for consumption, and I use my PC (MacBook Pro) for creation of content.

Content editing mostly, and even then that function typically goes to my iPad.

soulreaver99
Jul 10, 2012, 10:26 AM
Just want to add that the HTC One X, on some apps for some reason doesn't multi-task correctly. Lets say for instance you are playing a game and then you want to switch look up something in the web browser. well guess what? your game has completely closed out! It's like we are back in the pre iOS4 days on the iphone!. It doesn't do this on all apps but it's quite annoying.

You can fix this with a custom ROM but not everyone is going to want to do that (I did and it works fine now). HTC One X is a beautiful device but hopefully HTC comes out with a fix sooner than later instead of telling people that it's a way to conserve the battery!

redred
Jul 10, 2012, 06:16 PM
Just want to add that the HTC One X, on some apps for some reason doesn't multi-task correctly. Lets say for instance you are playing a game and then you want to switch look up something in the web browser. well guess what? your game has completely closed out! It's like we are back in the pre iOS4 days on the iphone!. It doesn't do this on all apps but it's quite annoying.

You can fix this with a custom ROM but not everyone is going to want to do that (I did and it works fine now). HTC One X is a beautiful device but hopefully HTC comes out with a fix sooner than later instead of telling people that it's a way to conserve the battery!

Are you serious? A fix? HTC has already acknowledge that this is 'proper' performance for the One series. The One X is a garbage phone simply because it can't properly multitask.

mjpearce023
Jul 10, 2012, 08:40 PM
The One X does have a really good screen but I wouldn't say it was better than my 4s other than the size. The colors of some photos looked better on the One X but some looked better on the iPhone. The biggest difference with photos was the iPhone had better depth to it. Photos looked more realistic on the 4s while they looked a bit more flat on the One X. I was showing the two phones to someone else and they noticed the same thing without me saying anything. Now web browsing was much better on the larger screen of the One X and text looked just as good as the iPhone. It was only on pictures that I saw the iPhone’s advantage. I know a picture will not show what I'm talking about but here is a pic showing the differences in colors. You have to see them in person to see the difference in depth. Still the One X is a great phone and I'm sure no one would be disappointed in the screen. It’s just one of those little things I noticed while doing side by side comparisons. I am still thinking about trying out the S3 to see if I like it better but I may wait till the 5 is announced to make a decision.

soulreaver99
Jul 29, 2012, 10:20 AM
Can anyone confirm if there is USB OTG support on the One X (add the USB adaptor so you can plug in USB devices like thumb drives and game controllers) like you can on the Samsung Galaxy S3? If not, then that's one huge advantage that the Galaxy S3 has. I sold the One X before I got a chance to see if it works. It's really useful when I take photos with my Sony NEX C3 and want to post even higher quality photos to Instagram or Picasa.

cynics
Jul 31, 2012, 05:38 PM
i don't like the feel of cheap plastic in my hand

Even as a 4S owner I agree some may say, I don't like the cheap hardware in my hand. Regardless of what the case around it is I'm ready for more.

Dontazemebro
Aug 1, 2012, 08:29 AM
Can anyone confirm if there is USB OTG support on the One X (add the USB adaptor so you can plug in USB devices like thumb drives and game controllers) like you can on the Samsung Galaxy S3? If not, then that's one huge advantage that the Galaxy S3 has. I sold the One X before I got a chance to see if it works. It's really useful when I take photos with my Sony NEX C3 and want to post even higher quality photos to Instagram or Picasa.

Not yet but it should be available soon since htc released the kernel source.

I use the sixaxis app to connect with a PS3 controller but for other things like increased storage, I can't wait till usb otg is available.

soulreaver99
Aug 11, 2012, 11:47 AM
Just discovered GO Launcher and used the HTC One X theme for my Galaxy S3 and it's pretty darn close to the look and feel of the actual One X. Those who prefer sense over Touch Wiz but need the extra expandability of the S3, this is the best solution.

Dr. McKay
Aug 13, 2012, 07:38 AM
Also in doubt about a new smartphone.
The 4S (when the 5 is released because too expensive right now), the HTC One X or the Galaxy Nexus.

I've been an Apple user for 13 years so the 4S seems like a logical step (have an iMac and iPad 2 at the moment) but what really bugs me about iOS, is that I can't change the default browser to Chrome. It's kind of, well no it really is, a deal-breaker.

My digital life has Google at the heart and so I use and rely on Gmail, Google Calendar en Docs every day. So maybe I would be better off with an Android phone.
I was told that the best Android/Google experience is to be had on a Nexus, which is a device that appeals to me a lot and has become really affordable.
However, the One X is a lot more powerful and 'newer'. And I really love the look of Sense. What's holding me back is the fact that you're never sure of getting the latest updates (which goes for Samsung or any other branded phone as well).
I've read that HTC has confirmed Jelly Bean for the One X, but still, I remain sceptic. With a successor to the One X to be released soon (One X+), I fear that HTC will leave the current One X behind in ICS land (and no, I don't want to start jailbreaking). On the plus side, I live in Europe, so I'd be getting 32Gb of storage on my One X :D

And the Galaxy S3 ? Very nice phone, but I don't really like the look and, most importantly, it's too expensive for my taste...