HTC One X has reigned as top Android smartphone in Australia for just a few short weeks, but it can not expect to remain there for not much longer before the Galaxy S3 hits our shores.
There isn’t much difference between the two phones hardware wise. Both offer an excellent set of specifications – quad core processors, 8MP cameras, 4.7″+ HD displays, around 130gm weight and 32GB storage. Galaxy S3 wins the battery stakes with its bigger removable battery and the importance of pulling through the day on a single charge really cannot be overstated.
Both phones run the latest version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich overlaid with Samsung and HTC’s custom interfaces.
The key difference between the two lies in the way Samsung has built a whole suite of custom apps for the Galaxy S3 that make the most of the 4.8″ screen and quad core power. But Samsung’s TouchWiz UI cannot hold a candle to HTC’s Sense UI. However custom UIs may soon be a thing of the past as Android ICS is quite a looker itself and manufacturer skins hinder more than help.
Overall Galaxy S3 is the winner in this battle mainly for better battery life and better apps. For how long? Well that remains to be seen.