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.

Phones Samsung Galaxy S III HTC One X LG Optimus 4X HD
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm 132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9mm
Weight 133g 130 g 133g
Display 4.8 inch Super AMOLED 4.7-inch Super LCD 4.7-inch IPS LCD
Display Resolution 1280 X 720 pixels 1280 X 720 pixels 1280 x 720 pixels
Camera 8 MP AF camera,LED Flash, BIS 8 MP AF camera,LED Flash, BIS 8 MP AF camera, LED Flash
Secondary Camera 1.9MP camera, HD recording at 30 fps 1.3MP with 720p for video chat 1.3MP camera
OS Android 4.0 ICS Android 4.0 ICS Android 4.0 ICS
Processor 1.4 GHz Quad-core 1.5GHz Quad-Core 1.5GHz Quad-Core
Internal Memory 16/ 32GB (64GB soon) 32GB 16GB
External Memory up to 64GB No up to 32GB
FM Radio No Yes with RDS Yes
3G Tri Band, HSDPA, 4G in select markets Tri Band, HSDPA 21 Mbps Tri Band, HSDPA
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0 Yes, 4.0 Yes, 4.0
USB 2.0 Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, with DLNA Yes, with DLNA Yes, with DLNA
GPS Yes, aGPS Yes, aGPS Yes, aGPS
Battery 2100 mAh 1800 mAh 2150 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 and the Galaxy S3 takes a microSIM, no details about that in the Optimus 4X HD. We reviewed the HTC One X last month which did well among the top-end smartphones that are 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?

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram