Sunday, 6 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X vs LG Optimus 4X HD

Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S III, their first Quad-core phone. Here is the comparison between 3 latest Quad-core phones, Samsung Galaxy S III successor of the Galaxy S II, HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD, successor of the LG Optimus 2X. The HTC One X was launched in India last month. The Samsung Galaxy S3 was announced yesterday in London and the LG Optimus 4X HD was announced in MWC 2012 earlier this February.

PhonesSamsung Galaxy S IIIHTC One XLG Optimus 4X HD
Dimensions136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9mm
Weight133g130 g133g
Display4.8 inch Super AMOLED4.7-inch Super LCD4.7-inch IPS LCD
Display Resolution1280 X 720 pixels1280 X 720 pixels1280 x 720 pixels
Camera8 MP AF camera,LED Flash, BIS8 MP AF camera,LED Flash, BIS8 MP AF camera, LED Flash
Secondary Camera1.9MP camera, HD recording at 30 fps1.3MP with 720p for video chat1.3MP camera
OSAndroid 4.0 ICSAndroid 4.0 ICSAndroid 4.0 ICS
Processor1.4 GHz Quad-core1.5GHz Quad-Core1.5GHz Quad-Core
Internal Memory16/ 32GB (64GB soon)32GB16GB
External Memoryup to 64GBNoup to 32GB
FM RadioNoYes with RDSYes
3GTri Band, HSDPA, 4G in select marketsTri Band, HSDPA 21 MbpsTri Band, HSDPA
BluetoothYes, 4.0Yes, 4.0Yes, 4.0
USB 2.0YesYesYes
Wi-FiYes, with DLNAYes, with DLNAYes, with DLNA
GPSYes, aGPSYes, aGPSYes, aGPS
Battery2100 mAh1800 mAh2150 mAh

While looking at the dimensions, the Galaxy S3 is slimmest phone which is just 8.6mm thick but the One X is lighter at 130g. Galaxy S3 has 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The One X has 4.7-inch Super LCD display and the Optimus 4X HD has IPS LCD display but the resolution is same in all the three phones.

The Galaxy S3 has 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor while the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD has 1.5GHz Nvidia Quad-Core processor. All the 3 phones have 1GB RAM and has Tri-Band (900/1800/1900 MHz) 3G support. Galaxy S3 would also come with 4G support in select markets.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with DLNA and GPS are similar in all these phones. The Optimus 4X HD has separate HDMI port which is absent in the other two. Both the Optimus 4X HD and the Galaxy S3 have high-capacity batteries above 2000 mAh while the One X has 1800 mAh battery. The Galaxy S3′s battery is user replaceable while the HTC One X has a sealed battery.

The HTC One X takes a microSIM, no details about that in Galaxy S3 and Optimus 4X HD. We reviewed the HTC One X last month which did well among the top-end smartphones currently available in the market.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected this month starting from Europe and the Optimus 4X HD is expected from June starting from Europe. Still no word on official pricing yet. Meanwhile, checkout our hands-on of the Galaxy S3 and the Optimus 4X HD.

Which one of these 3 Quad-core smartphones are you planning to get?

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